St Edward's CofE Primary School

St Edward's CofE Primary School

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Who's Who?


Mrs Jane Bird
 Mrs Evans  SENCO

Miss Phillips

Year 6 Class Teacher

Mrs Lavis and Mrs Ouhibi

Year 5 Class Teachers

 Mrs Wong and Mrs   Williams

Year 4 Class Teachers

Mr Mitchell

Year 3 Class Teacher

Miss Walkey

Year 2 Class Teacher

Miss Beavan

Year 1 Class Teacher

Mrs Dowrick- Kessell

Foundation Lead/Class Teacher

Mrs Collins

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Moses

Teaching Assistant

 Mrs Bartlett

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Roberts-Doyle

Teaching Assistant

 Mrs Yalden  Teaching Assistant
 Mrs Tanner  Teaching Assistant
 Mrs Chapman  Teaching Assistant
 Mrs Nankivell  Teaching Assistant and MTA
 Mrs Rowe  Teaching Assistant and MTA
 Mrs Yates  Teaching Assistant and MTA

Mrs Purland

Afterschool Club

Miss Graham


Mrs Lonsdale


Mrs Gibbs

  Pupil officer


Mrs Fuller

Senior Pupil officer 

  Mr Dyer  Caretaker

School Dog - Arlo

Meet Arlo the school dog.  As a staff during previous lockdowns we struggled with a variety of different emotions and spent lots of time thinking of ways that we too could feel better when challenged.  So we spoke to our Governors and then to all the parents whether having a school dog would help.

Arlo joined our school, he is a Cockapoo (hypoallegenic-this means that they are less likely to trigger any allergic reactions.)  Just like all of our new children, it took him a little while to fit in. We spent the first couple of weeks showing him around the school site - it's amazing how much there is to see. Arlo especially likes visiting the school office first thing in the morning and snoozing in Mrs Bird's office which is his quiet space too.

There is much evidence that children who struggle with relationships or with managing their own emotions gain a great deal from spending time with a pet.

Arlo has a variety of jobs around the school now which range from whole class visits, working with individuals, giving purpose and structure to the start of the day for anxious pupils, 1:1 for emotional needs, an incentive to write/read and being part of the learning family.

There are many benefits to having a school dog, including:

  • a calming effect on pupils, particularly those with behavioural or learning difficulties
  • improved behaviour and concentration, reduced stress and improved self-esteem
  • encouraging expression and participation in more withdrawn children 
  • fostering a sense of responsibility
  • motivating pupils to think and to learn, as most children have a high level of natural interest in, enthusiasm for and enjoyment of animals
  • encouraging respect and thereby improving pupils’ relationships with each other, parents and teachers
  • teaching children to nurture and respect life
  • helping work undertaken with the most vulnerable children, and educational improvements with low achievers
  • helping children build confidence in reading.

Let us know if you would like Arlo to work with your child or if your child has any worries around dogs through our online form: 

School Motto

'One family - sharing, caring, learning together'

Mission Statement

Our school's Christian values are the branches of Kindness, Respect and Courage spreading from the main trunk of Love.

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