Miss S Pope - Headteacher
My name is Miss Pope and I’m incredibly proud to say I am the Headteacher here at Westfield Primary School. I have 2 children, a son in the RAF and a daughter who works for the Rugby League Foundation. I also have a very lively dog called Oscar who acts like a third child!
I joined the Westfield Primary on secondment as an interim, acting Headteacher in September 2019, quickly realised that this was the school for me and became substantive Headteacher in December 2020.
From an early age, inspired by my childhood reception teacher, I knew I was going to be a teacher. I mapped out a path, completing a BA in fine art with qualified teaching status and starting my teaching career in a school in Warrington. I remained at the school for 23 years with the last 8 years as Deputy Headteacher. I was also seconded to two primary schools during this time supporting school improvement.
I find the headship role to be fulfilling, thought provoking and enjoyable, with naturally some challenges here and there. Most importantly, I want everyday to have a sparkle moment in it! My desire is that every child in our school leaves with the greatest knowledge, skills and personal attributes to succeed in life beyond Westfield Primary.
Mrs C Havard - KS1 Resource Base Lead Teacher and SENCO
Hi. My name is Mrs. Havard. I have worked at this wonderful school since September 2005 and have taught almost all year groups, but have spent most of my time teaching Key Stage 2.
I have been the subject lead teacher for Computing for a number of years and I thoroughly enjoy both teaching, leading and learning about this subject. I also lead PSHE which is a real passion of mine, including mental health and the skills we need to develop as individuals. During my time at Westfield I have also led Science, since this was my background degree before I entered teaching, and I am still passionate about championing Science in the school.
My other role is school SENCo.
Away from school, I have two primary-aged daughters and enjoy films, camping and cycling. I also have a real love of animals, love going to the zoo and have two guinea pigs who I adore!
Mrs Davies KS2 Resource Base Lead Teacher - Profile to follow
Mrs K Crook - Cherry Class Teacher (Y2/Y3)
My name is Mrs Crook and I have been a teacher at Westfield since 2014. I love the feeling of community at Westfield that comes from the staff, children and parents! I have taught in Year 2 and in Year 3 and I am the subject leader for Reading and P.E. Luckily, this is also where my main personal interests lie.
I studied my undergraduate degree at Liverpool John Moores Univeristy and gained a BSc in Sports Science before going onto complete my teaching degree (PGCE) at Edge Hill University.
I thoroughly enjoy my subject roles at school as I love the inquisitiveness that Science brings out in our children. I find it fascinating and humbling that we are equipping our children with the skills for jobs that don't even exist yet! My passion over the years has truly been P.E as almost every positive memory I have from my own school days involves P.E. I have a strong belief that every child should enjoy and understand the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle as the physical and mental health benefits as they grow into adults are vital.
Mr J Parker - Assistant Headteacher/Larch Class Teacher (Y4/Y5)
My name is Mr Parker and I teach Year 4 and Year 5. I am the Assistant Headteacher, and I lead maths, behaviour and music. I am also the co-ordinator for educational visits.
I graduated from Bangor University with a degree in History and Welsh History. I then completed my PGCE at Liverpool Hope University in 2009, including completing two placements at Westfield!
I became a father in 2018 to my beautiful little boy Kit and a little girl Ivy in November 2021 and that gives me a brand new perspective on teaching and working in a school, fully understanding how all you parents feel now!
Teaching is great fun, as you simply never know what will happen on a day-to-day basis. The days simply fly by and the laughs and fun you get from working with the children is fantastic. My favourite type of Music is Heavy Metal (although my concert going days are now far behind me) and I am a Manchester City fanatic! (Treble winners)
Mrs V McIlroy - Oak Class Teacher (Y6)
My name is Mrs McIlroy and I am the Class Teacher for Year 6 Oak Class at Westfield Primary School. I have worked at the school since 2011 and started off as a trainee teacher on my final placement. I am also the subject leader for History, Geography, Spanish and Outdoor Learning (including Forest Schools). I am a proud mum to my own two children and we enjoy long walks in the forest and at the beach with our two dogs.
I studied Law at the University of Central Lancashire but felt as though it was not the career for me. After periods of volunteering and working with children, I realised that I had a passion for working with children and subsequently went on to study a PGCE in Primary Education at the University of Cumbria.
I thoroughly enjoy teaching at Westfield Primary School and feel a great sense of community from the staff, children and parents, like one big happy family! I strive to ensure that all of the children that I teach have a positive experience in school and gain the skills and confidence that they need to challenge themselves to become independent and inquisitive individuals. I fully believe that school should be a place where children make progress in their academic knowledge, but also in their social and emotional development.
Miss N Wright Willow Class Teacher (Reception/Year 1) - profile to follow
Mr T Usher Cherry Class/Oak Class and PPA Teacher - profile to follow
Mrs J Berry - Teaching Assistant/Breakfast Club
Mrs V Thompson - Teaching Assistant
Miss J McGreal - Teaching Assistant
Miss L Woods - Teaching Assistant
Mrs L Jones - Teaching Assistant
Other Support Staff
Mrs N Shepherd - School Business Manager
Mrs E Kochan - Secretary
Mr S Dillon - Site Manager
Mrs Y Stokes - Catering Assistant/Cleaner
Mrs H Isherwood - Midday Assistant
Miss H Gavin - Midday Assistant
Miss V Corker - Midday Assistant
Miss E Cliff - Midday Assistant