Co-headteachers' Welcome

Our names are Su Carey and Faye Poynter. We are the Co-headteachers of West Berry Federation. As a staff our shared vision is for every child to become a successful, independent, resilient, lifelong learner and a responsible member of the community. We aim to teach life skills to enable our children to not only achieve at school, but beyond.

We are always happy for people to come and visit our schools, just call the office to make an appointment. 

Su Carey & Faye Poynter. 

Meet Our Great Team! 

Warren Thornton
Warren is a meal time assistant at West Down. He is also completing a placement with us for his Level 3 qualification at college.
Tony Hull
Tony is our caretaker. He also helps the pre-school children at lunch time.
Mrs Wellings
Debbie Wellings is a senior teacher and the class teacher in Mulberry.
Miss Smith
Rosie Smith is our Sports Specialist and works across the federation.
Mr Newell
Paul Newell is one of our HLTAs. He work mostly in Oak Class but covers PPA across the federation.
Mr Spelman
Tim Spelman is a senior teacher at West Down in Willow Class.
Miss O'Rourke
Rebecca O'Rourke is the class teacher for Maple.
Mrs Poynter
Faye Poynter
Deputy & Co-Head across the federation. She also is a class teacher for Alder Class.
Mrs Carey
Co Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Officer.
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Abbey Orr
Abbey is our Pre-School Leader.
Michele Isaac
Michele is a classroom assistant in Cherry Class.
Mrs Gooch
Julie Gooch is our Pastoral support at Berrynarbor. She is also a teaching assistant in Mulberry Class.
Mrs Owen
Pip Owen is our French Specialist. She teaches across the Federation.
Josie Glubb
Josie is a pre-school assistant in Cherry Class.
Jayne Lewis
Mrs Lewis is a teaching assistant in Maple Class.
Diane Haines
Diane is a meal time support assistant at Berrynarbor. She often helps in the classrooms too.
Mrs Bird
Sophie Bird is a classroom assistant in Mulberry Class. She also runs the breakfast and after school club at Berrynarbor.
Mrs Barrow
Christina Barrow is our music specialist and she teaches across the federation. She also provides individual music lessons and runs the school choir at Berrynarbor.
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Jenny Golder
Jenny is our Office Manager at West Down.
Mrs Jones
Lucy Jones is a senior teacher at Berrynarbor. She shares the teaching of Pine Class with Mrs Griffiths. Lucy is also our SENDCo.
Mr Jones
Trefor Jones is a senior teacher at Berrynarbor. He teaches Aspen class and Mulberry Class.
Mrs Richards
Louise Richards leads our admin team.
Sam Johnson
Sam is the Teaching Assistant in Willow.
Mrs Henderson
Carole is the Reception Class teacher at West Down.
Mrs Hutchings
Sarah Hutchings is teaching assistant in Pine Class. She is also assistant SENDCo and works with boosting small groups of children.
Louise Davidson
Louise is our Pastoral Coordinator
Jess Rollin
Jess provides one to one support and is also a classroom assistant.
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Mark Wellings
Mark is our caretaker at Berrybarbor.
Mrs Griffiths
Lara Griffiths works part time in Pine Class.
Ruth Hatton
Ruth is a meal time assistant at West Down.
Mrs Orr
Catherine Orr teaches part time in Alder Class.
Anna Wakefield
Anna is part of our admin team and works one day a week at West Down.
Mrs Fowler
Isobel Fowler is the Oak Class teacher.
Jo Williams
Jo is part of our Personnel Officer & DPO.
Mrs Barrow
Christina is our music specialist and teaches across both schools. She also offers private music lessons.
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Mrs Kentell
Louise Kentell is the class teacher in Oak for one day a week.
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Berrynarbor VC Primary 


Nr Ilfracombe


 EX34 9SE


 01271 883493

West Down School 

West Down 

Nr Ilfracombe


EX34 8NF


 01271 863461