About us

School Ethos

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!

If you are interested in reading more about the school building, the BSRIA (the Building Services Research and Information Association) has an informative article on their website, www.bsria.co.uk

Staunton-on-Wye School
Learning about insects
Enjoying the forest
Problem solving

Staff & Governing Body

Mrs Mary Stevens

Mrs Mary Stevens

Headteacher

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 8th time. Our premises,  that we still refer to as new (despite it being eight 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.

Teachers

Mrs Rees

Teacher

Mrs Rees provides teacher preparation and planning time cover for year R & 1.

Mrs Audigier

EYFS Teacher/Eco-School leader

Mrs Audigier is the reception class teacher. She teaches the youngest children in the school with Mrs Rees.

Mrs Louise Cutt

Teacher

Mrs Cutt teaches the children in years 1 and 2.

Mrs Sam Nash

Teacher

Mrs Nash teaches the children in years 3 and 4 and is our science manager and Forest Schools leader.

Mrs Joanna Davies

Teacher/SENDCO/Senior Leader

Mrs Davies teaches the children in class 3 with Mrs Stevens and is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator.

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Claire Hitchin

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hitchin works in class 3 and coordinates peer mediation.

Mrs Sarah Abell

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Abell works in Class R.

Mrs Pat Blandford

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Blandford works in Class 2 and runs Craft Club on Tuesday at lunchtime.

Miss Amy Andrews

Teaching Assistant

Miss Andrews works across the school.

Mrs Sue Eckley

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Eckley works across the school and is our PE manager.

Mrs Lesley Heffy

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Heffy works in Class 1.

Administration & Maintenance

Mrs Jane Bryan

School Secretary

Antonia Ware

Finance Officer

Governing Body

Sean Semple

Sean Semple

Rector of Staunton representative

16/05/16 – 15/05/20

Jason Warman

Jason Warman

Foundation/Jarvis/ H&S

18/9/16 – 17/9/20

Steve Hadcroft

Steve Hadcroft

Jarvis

14/12/2016 – 13/12/2020

Colin Pritchard

Colin Pritchard

Jarvis

14/3/2018 – 14/3/2022

Glenn Jones

Glenn Jones

Foundation/Jarvis

18/9/16 – 17/9/20

Alex Davies

Alex Davies

Parent Governor

22/03/17 – 21/03/2021

Marion Grech

Marion Grech

Jarvis

22/03/17 – 21/03/2021

Helen Reeve

Helen Reeve

Jarvis

22/03/18 – 21/03/2022

Samantha Nash

Samantha Nash

Staff

22/06/16 – 21/06/20

Derys Maddox - Vice chair

Derys Maddox - Vice chair

Foundation/Jarvis

18/9/16 – 17/9/20

Nigel Sellar - Chair

Nigel Sellar - Chair

Jarvis

01/02/2016 – 31/01/2020

Mary Stevens

Mary Stevens

Staff/Headteacher

01/01/15 – 31/12/19

Governor's Attendance

Governor's register of interests

FOSS

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 Fair, film nights for the children, Quizzes, Curry Nights, Pudding Nights, 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. Please look on the school website calendar for the next meeting date.