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. 

Meet Our Great Team! 

Warren Thornton
Warren is a Meal Time Assistant at West Down school.
Tony Hull
Tony is our caretaker. He also helps our pre-school children at lunch times.
Debbie Wellings
Debbie Wellings is a senior teacher and the class teacher in Mulberry.
Rosie Smith
Rosie Smith is our Sports Specialist and works across the federation.
Paul Newell
Paul Newell is one of our HLTAs. He work mostly in Oak Class but covers PPA across the federation.
Tim Spelman
Tim Spelman is a senior teacher at West Down in Willow Class.
Rebecca O'Rourke
Rebecca O'Rourke is the class teacher for Cherry.
Faye Poynter
Faye Poynter
Co-Head across the federation. She also is a class teacher for Alder Class.
Susan 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.
Julie Gooch
Julie Gooch is the teaching assistant in Mulberry Class.
Pip Owen
Pip Owen is our French Specialist. She teaches across the Federation.
Jayne Lewis
Mrs Lewis is a teaching assistant in Maple Class.
Diane Haines
Diane is the Kitchen Manager at Berrynarbor School.
Sophie Bird
Sophie Bird is a classroom assistant in Pine Class. She also runs the breakfast and after school club at Berrynarbor.
Christina 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.
Lucy Jones
Lucy Jones is a senior teacher at Berrynarbor. She shares the teaching of Aspen Class with Mrs Griffiths. Lucy is also our SENDCo.
Trefor Jones
Louise Richards
Louise leads our admin team.
Sam Johnson
Sam is the Teaching Assistant in Willow.
Carole Henderson
Carole is the Maple Class teacher at West Down.
Sarah Hutchings
Sarah Hutchings is teaching assistant in Maple Class. She is also assistant SENDCo and works with boosting small groups of children.
Louise Davidson
Louise is our Pastoral Coordinator across both schools.
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.
Lara Griffiths
Lara Griffiths is one of the class teachers in Aspen Class.
Ruth Hatton
Ruth is a Meal Time Assistant at West Down.
Catherine Orr
Catherine Orr teaches part time in Alder Class.
Anna Wakefield
Anna is part of our admin team and works at West Down one day a week.
Isobel Fowler
Isobel Fowler is the Oak Class teacher and our Art Specialist.
Jo Williams
Jo is our Personnel Officer and our DPO.
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Louise Kentell
Louise Kentell is the class teacher in Oak for one day a week.
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Louise Reading
Louise works as a Teaching Assistant at West Down School.
Jane Upton
Jane is our Kitchen Manager at West Down School.
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Berrynarbor VC Primary 


Nr Ilfracombe


 EX34 9SE


 01271 883493

West Down School 

West Down 

Nr Ilfracombe


EX34 8NF


 01271 863461