St Edward's CofE Primary School

St Edward's CofE Primary School

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Who's Who?


Senior Leadership Team


Mrs. Jane Bird

Headteacher (DSL)

Mr. Stephen Case

Deputy Headteacher (DDSL)

Mrs. Caroline Evans


Mrs. Jane Dowrick-Kessell

EYFS Leader

Class Teachers

Mrs. Wong

Year 6

Maths Lead

Mrs. Lavis

Year 6

Art Lead

Mr. Case

Year 5

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs. Ouhibi

Year 5

MfL Lead

Mr. Mitchell

Year 4

PE Lead

Miss. Walkey

Year 3

Science Lead

Miss. Beavan

Year 2

History and Geography Lead

Mr. Cruddace

Year 1

Mrs. Dowrick-Kessell


Teaching Assistants

Mrs. Roberts-Doyle

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Yates

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Collins

Teaching Assistant

Miss. Palmer

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Moses

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Chapman

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Perkin

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Tanner

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Yalden

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Nankivell

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Bartlett

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Rowe


Wrap Around Team

Mrs. Fuller

Breakfast Club

Wrap Around Leader

Mr. Peters

Breakfast Club / MTA

Mrs. Nankivell

Afterschool Club

Mrs. Purland

Afterschool Club

Pupil Services

Mrs. Fuller

Senior Pupil Services Officer

Mrs. Gibbs

Pupil Services Officer


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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