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.
Meet Our Great Team!
Warren is a Meal Time Assistant at West Down school.
Tony is our caretaker. He also helps our pre-school children at lunch times.
Debbie Wellings is a senior teacher and the class teacher in Mulberry (Mon to Weds).
Rosie Smith is our Sports Specialist and works across the federation.
Paul Newell is one of our HLTAs. He work mostly in Oak Class but covers PPA across the federation.
Tim Spelman is a senior teacher at West Down in Willow Class.
Rebecca O'Rourke is the class teacher for Cherry.
Faye Poynter Co-Head across the federation. She also teaches in Alder and Oak Class.
Co Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Officer.
Abbey is our Pre-School Leader.
Michele is a classroom assistant in Cherry Class.
Julie Gooch is the teaching assistant in Mulberry Class. She is also our Pastoral Co-ordinator.
Pip Owen is our French Specialist. She teaches across the Federation.
Mrs Lewis is a teaching assistant in Maple Class.
Diane is the Kitchen Manager at Berrynarbor School.
Sophie Bird is a classroom assistant in Pine Class. She also runs the breakfast and after school club at Berrynarbor.
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.
Jenny is our Office Manager at West Down.
Lucy Jones is a senior teacher at Berrynarbor. She shares the teaching of Aspen Class with Mrs Kentell. Lucy is also our SENDCo.
Louise leads our admin team.
Sam is the Teaching Assistant in Willow.
Carole is the Maple Class teacher at West Down.
Sarah Higgins is training to be a teacher in Alder Class.
Jess provides one to one support and is also a classroom assistant.
Natalie is our Clerk to Governors
Mark is our caretaker at Berrybarbor.
Lara Griffiths is one of the class teachers in Mulberry Class (Thurs & Fri). She also teaches Science and Personal Development in Key Stage 2.
Ruth is a Meal Time Assistant at West Down.
Catherine Orr teaches part time in Alder Class.
Anna is part of our admin team and works at West Down one day a week.
Isobel Fowler is the Oak Class teacher and our Art Specialist.
Jo is our Personnel Officer and our DPO.
Louise Kentell is the class teacher in Aspen for one day a week. She also teaches History and Geography across the Federation.
Louise works as a Teaching Assistant at West Down School.
Jane is our Kitchen Manager at West Down School.