We teach children in a safe, happy and friendly atmosphere with good academic standards combined with the recognition that children have different needs and progress at different rates.
The school was originally housed in a very unusual three storey Victorian building but we moved to our brand new school in November 2010. Architecturally designed to create a highly sustainable, energy-efficient building, the new school has many ecological features such as high levels of insulation, a sedum roof, solar-powered electricity and an under-floor biomass boiler to heat our classrooms. It is set in large grounds that have been developed to include a “forest” for the children to play in, a large organic vegetable garden that the children look after and sell produce from, a nature area for pond-dipping and identification of fauna and flora, a musical woodland and a football pitch. We also press our own apples to sell (or drink) the juice!
Staff & Governing Body
Mrs Mary Stevens
I am proud to be working in a school that holds education of the ‘whole’ child at its core. We pride ourselves in using our environment in a sustainable way, having maintained the Green Flag accolade for the 7th time. Our premises, that we still refer to as new (despite it being seven years since completion), have highly insulated ceilings, solar panels, organic gardens and under-floor heating. We are happy to tell you how little our power bill is each year and how much we recycle!
Our outstanding results at Key Stage 2 each year is testament to our commitment to ensuring each and every child is given the best possible chance to learn and progress, with close to 100% of our children leaving for secondary school having reached the national expectation and in many cases exceeded it.
Our school is a place where children thrive; our high expectations and knowledge of individual children means we support and challenge them every day.
Mrs Rees is the reception class teacher. She teaches the youngest children in the school with Mrs Audigier.
Mrs Audigier is the reception class teacher. She teaches the youngest children in the school with Mrs Rees.
Mrs Liz Sheers
Mrs Sheers teaches the children in years 3 and 4 and is also the school’s Special Educational needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and Literacy manager.
Mrs Sam Nash
Mrs Nash teaches the children in years 1 and 2 and is our science manager and Forest Schools leader.
Mrs Joanna Davies
Mrs Davies teaches the children in class 2 and 3 with Mrs Stevens and is our Eco-school coordinator.
Mrs Karen Nicholas
Mrs Nicholas works across the school.
Mrs Sarah Abell
Mrs Abell works in Class R.
Mrs Kelly Gore
Mrs Gore works in Class 3.
Mrs Pat Blandford
Mrs Blandford works in Class 2 and runs Craft Club on Tuesday at lunchtime.
Mrs Claire Hitchin
Mrs Hitchin works in class 3 and coordinates peer mediation.
Mrs Sue Eckley
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Eckley works across the school and is our PE manager.
Mrs Lesley Heffy
Mrs Heffy works in Class 1.
Administration & Maintenance
Mrs Jane Bryan
Rector of Staunton representative
16/05/16 – 15/05/20
18/9/16 – 17/9/20
Clerk to Governors
14/12/2016 – 13/12/2020
14/3/2018 – 14/3/2022
24/09/14 – 23/09/18
18/9/16 – 17/9/20
01/12/15 – 30/11/19
22/03/17 – 21/03/2021
22/06/16 – 21/06/20
Derys Maddox - Vice chair
18/9/16 – 17/9/20
Nigel Sellar - Chair
01/02/2016 – 31/01/2020
01/01/15 – 31/12/19
Governor's register of interests
FOSS stands for Friends of Staunton School. We are the school Fundraising team, similar to a PTA. We operate as a registered charity, and are made up of parent volunteers.
Over the last academic year, we raised over £3,000 for the school. This money has paid for the Christmas Party (including Christmas presents for the children), theatre groups, coaches for trips, toys and class room equipment for all the classes and a Whole School Trip to the Seaside (including ice creams for everyone), as well as vital replacement guided reading book sets for every class.
FOSS organises all kinds of events, including the Summer Fayre, film nights for the children, Quizzes, Curry Nights, Pudding Nights, Cricket Matches, Halloween Discos and more, providing opportunities to meet and have fun with other families and members of the local community.
FOSS needs your support in order to be able to host these brilliant events and raise funds for the school. If you’d like to get involved come along to the next meeting for an opportunity to meet staff and other parents, have a coffee and find out what we’re planning for this term.