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Wincobank Nursery & Infant School

Our Staff

Our staff and senior leaders work across Wincobank Nursery Infant School and our partner junior school Concord Junior School. This ensures we provide children with a cohesive and progressive learning journey 2 to 11 years. The staff are dedicated to the children in their care and ensure they receive a first class education at Wincobank NI and Concord Junior School.

Senior Team


      Mrs L Hoyle              Miss N Sherwood            Mr J Matterson         Mrs S Donohue

   Executive Principal          Associate Principal               Vice Principal              Assistant Principal


Inclusion Team

The inclusion team ensure that our most vulnerable children receive the additional support they need to achieve their potential. They also provide support to our families, ensure that children attend school regularly and are the staff to talk to if you have any safeguarding concerns.

Miss Sherwood leads this team and Mrs Hoyle is the safeguarding lead for Wincobank: 

Mrs D Marsh - Attendance, Family Support & Safeguarding

Miss N Naylor - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Ms A Hughes - Recovery Curriculum Lead - supporting children to catch up learning lost during the pandemic.

Mrs H Nuttall - Early Years Specialist Support

Phase Leaders

Our phase leaders are class teachers with outstanding practice who lead the daily operation of their key stage.

EYFS - Miss N Naylor - Ducklings 2 Teacher & SENCo

KS1 - Miss D Hobbs - Merlin Class Teacher, Maths & IT Co-ordinator 

Upper KS2 - Mrs S Donohue

Lower KS2 - Miss K Welsh

Class Teachers & Subject Co-ordinators

Miss H Wheelton - FS1 - Ducklings 2 Teacher, Reading, RE & RSHE Co-ordinator

Mrs L Austerberry - FS2 - Puffin Class Teacher & Early Years Curriculum Co-ordinator

Miss Abbas -FS2 - Parrot Class Teacher, Geography & History Co-ordinator

Mrs D Simpson - KS1 - Hawk Class Teacher, Science & Music Coordinator

Mrs G Trude KS1 - Owl Class Teacher, DT, Art & PE Co-ordinator

Mrs Donohue our Assistant Principal leads the Curriculum. 

Teaching Assistants & Early Educators

Miss K Porteous - L3 Early Educator

Mrs M Longford - L2 Early Educator

Miss A Bennett - L3 Early Educator

Mrs L Payne - L3 Early Educator

Mrs L Lister - L3 Early Educator

Mrs H Emson - HLTA FS2

Mrs R Congreve - HLTA KS1

Mrs L Woodrow - L3 Teaching Assistant

Mrs D Jordan - L2 Teaching Assistant 

Miss L Coates - L3 Teaching Assistant - currently on MAT leave

 Wider Support Team

Mrs T Peech - Admin. Officer

Mrs E Rowland - Admin. Assistant

Mrs K Strutt - Building Supervisor

Mrs P Higginbottom - Breakfast Club

Mrs D Ashmore - Cleaner

Mrs J Cooke - Lunchtime Supervisor

Miss C Sibley - Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs L Boswell - Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs T Holling - Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs S Afta - Lunchtime Supervisor

Trust Executive Team 

The school is supported and challenged to ensure we do the best for our children by an extensive team who work in the background around Heath & Safety, Finance, I.T., Human Resources, Governance and  Compliance. They do a fantastic job and allow our staff to concentrate upon the children.

The Trust is lead by Mr M Westerdale our Chief Executive Officer, who is passionate that every child/young person who attends a Brigantia Academy achieves their full potential and is inspired to dream big; and through our joint efforts is able to make their dreams a reality.

Mr S Wimslow is our Education Director for the Trust, he provides direct challenge and support around the quality or Teaching & Learning at each academy.