Mr William Hone BA (Hons) PGCE, (Head of Academic Studies)
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 6. 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 McGurk BA (Hons) QTS (Designated Safeguarding Lead, EYFS Lead)
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.
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 2 with additional responsibility as the Foundation Unit and Pre-Preparatory reading manager. Miss Shirley also runs the ever popular our Early Morning Care provision.
TEACHING SUPPORT STAFF
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.
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.
Peripatetic Music Teachers
Mrs Pauline Carter (Piano)