Mr Wood  MEd TCert DipSpEd ACP FCollP and Mrs Wood BEd (Hons), DipSEN

Mr and Mrs Wood are the joint proprietors of Windrush Valley School and serve as Headmaster and Deputy Head respectively.  They have a combined experience of over 65 years in education, achieving the highest possible posts of seniority in maintained schools; Mr Wood was also a Registered Inspector of Schools (OfSTED) and Mrs Wood as Chair of Governors of a maintained special school.  Together they offer the best range of experience available in the fundamental aspects of teaching, curriculum and governance of an independent primary school.


Mrs Douglas  BA(Hons) QTS

Mrs Douglas has been teaching throughout Windrush Valley’s Preparatory department for over 14 years and is currently responsible for Year 6.  Mrs Douglas is responsible for the school’s enviable performance, musical and choir successes as well as participating in the school’s competitive sports programme. 



Mr William Hone BA (Hons) PGCE

Mr Hone joined WVS from a very successful maintained primary school in September 2016.  He is a widely experienced primary teacher currently responsible for Year 4.  He has a keen interest in music and plays in a well-known local jazz band.

Mrs Katy Lockyer BA CertEd

Mrs Lockyer is a well-established member of the school, currently responsible for Year 3.  She is also an integral member of the whole school PE team and is heavily involved in developing the school’s conservation project.  Mrs Lockyer is a keen horsewoman and has a strong interest in animal welfare and care.



Mrs Maudsley  BA(Ed) QTS

Mrs Maudsley joined Windrush Valley School in 2012, bringing with her a strong interest and skill in both PE and Art, and is a member of the whole school PE team.  Mrs Maudsley currently teaches Year 2 within the Pre-Preparatory department of the school.

Year 1 – Miss Shirley  BTec(National Certificate in Childhood Studies)
Miss Shirley helped develop the current highly successful Foundation Unit and Phonics Programme.  She now teaches Form 1 with additional responsibility as the Foundation Unit and Pre-Preparatory reading manager.  Miss Shirley also runs the ever popular our Early Morning Care provision.

 Mrs McGurk BA (Hons) QTS

Mrs McGurk joined Windrush Valley School as Foundation Leader in 2013 following four successful years as a reception class teacher in a leading London Preparatory school.  She has a keen interest in Music and Sport to enhance the curriculum for FU stage pupils.


Mrs Hickman (NNEB)

Mrs Hickman has many years experience in childcare and nursery settings and works exclusively within the highly regarded Foundation Unit.  She also runs the ever popular After School Club for all ages.  Mrs Hickman has a strong interest in wildlife and conservation topics.

Mrs Brainin BA (Psychology)

Mrs Brainin has been teaching at Windrush Valley since 2009.  With her degree in Child Psychology and previous extensive experience in Canada, Mrs Brainin brings a wealth of experience to the school’s pre-preparatory department.

Mrs Taylor PGC (SEN) BDA

Mrs Taylor is a highly qualified Dyslexia specialist,  and runs the SEN support programme throughout the school.  She is also an integral part of the PE team and responsible for competitive school sport throughout the school


Mrs Hawtin
As manager of the front desk, Mrs Hawtin is the hub of the school’s organisation and information service.  She is the first responder to all queries raised by current and prospective parents and successfully manages the near-impossible task of knowing everything about the school and how it works.

Music Tuition -Peripatetic Music Teacher

Mr Lovell-Meade  BA CQSW
Mr Lovell-Meade has a long tradition and outstanding tradition of providing individual music tuition in Windrush Valley School.  He leads the very successful school band and ensures that our music ensembles appear in the very top echelons of local music performances and competitions every year.

 Catering Staff

Miss Jen White

Jen White of Fresh Start Catering joined  us in September to establish and develop what has quickly become a very well respected and appreciated catering department preparing and cooking a wide variety of meals using locally sourced fresh ingredients.