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Our Staff Team

We are delighted to introduce our skilled and experienced staff team.

 

Photo: Suzie Stevens, Head of SchoolPrincipal : Mrs Stevens BEd (Hons), NPQH

Mrs Stevens brings a wealth of experience to St James.

 

Her career to date has included roles as a Teacher, Subject Coordinator, Foundation Stage Leader, Deputy Head, Local Authority Adviser, Head of Early Years, Assistant Headteacher and Acting Head of School.

 

A qualified Headteacher, Mrs Stevens holds a B.Ed (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and is a Department for Education designated Specialist Leader in Education.  Mrs Stevens has also passed her NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship).

 

As Principal, Mrs Stevens provides leadership to ensure that the school is effective and drives school improvement - the process by which the school can raise standards and improve pupil outcomes.  Mrs Stevens oversees the day to day management of the school and drives high standards of teaching and learning. 

 

Mrs Goodwin : Assistant Principal (0.6)

Mrs Goodwin has been seconded to St James from our sister school, Okehampton Primary School for 3 days a week from April 2021 for the Summer term.  A qualified teacher, Mrs Goodwin has taught for 23 years and has been an Assistant Headteacher for 4 years.  Mrs Goodwin is passionate about mathematics, science and outdoor learning, as well as ensuring that all children meet their full potential.  From September 2021, Mrs Goodwin will be a full time Assistant Principal at St James.

 

Miss Dart : Hedgehogs Class Teacher (Year 1) and SENDCo.

Miss Dart joined St James in September 2020 and teaches in Hedgehogs Class (Y1) full time.  Miss Dart joins St James from a school in Exeter and comes to us with a wealth of experience, having been a teacher, a Subject leader, a SENDCo and an Acting Headteacher in her past roles.  Miss Dart leads on SEND across St James.

 

Miss Tooms : Foxes Class Teacher (Year 2)

Miss Tooms joined St James in September 2020 and teaches in Foxes Class (Y2) full time.  Miss Tooms joins St James from a school in Bristol and is excited to relocate to Devon and become part of the St James family.

 

Mrs MacDonald PhotoMrs MacDonald: Butterflies Class Teacher (Reception) 

Mrs MacDonald joined St James in September 2018 and teaches Butterflies Class (Reception) on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.  Mrs MacDonald is a Dartmoor Leader of Education (DLE) for Early Years, supporting local colleagues with their EYFS practice and provision.

 

Photo: Angela Enderson, Foundation Stage SupervisorMrs Enderson: Foundation Stage Supervisor - Caterpillars (Nursery)

Mrs Enderson joined St James in September 2018 and is our Level 6 HLTA who leads in Caterpillars, our Nursery, working closely with our Reception class teachers.  Mrs Enderson has over 25 years experience of working with young children.

 

Miss Hazell: Teaching Assistant 

Miss Hazell joined St James in January 2021 and works full time in Butterflies Class with Mrs Burke and Mrs MacDonald.  Miss Hazell joins us as an experienced Teaching Assistant after working for several years in another Devon School.

 

Miss James : Teaching Assistant

Miss James joined St James in September 2020 and works full time in Hedgehogs Class with Miss Dart.  Miss James joins us as an experienced Teaching Assistant after working for several years in another Devon School.

 

Mrs Lethbridge : Teaching Assistant

Mrs Lethbridge joined St James in September 2020 and works full time in Foxes, our Y2 class.  Mrs Lethbridge joins us as an experienced Teaching Assistant after working for several years at other Devon Schools.

 

Mrs Redding : Teaching Assistant

Mrs Redding joined St James in March 2021 and works full time in Butterflies, our Reception class.  Mrs Redding joins us with a degree in Primary education and a range of experience leading extended school provision.

 

 

Miss Hooper : Teaching Assistant

Miss Hooper joined St James in March 2021 and works full time in Hedgehogs, our Y1 class.  Miss Hooper joins us with a wealth of experience working with SEND children both in the UK and Australia.

 

Nursery staff photoMiss Maxam: Level 3 Foundation Stage Practitioner - ON MATERNITY LEAVE

Miss Maxam joined St James in September 2019, working alongside Mrs Enderson and the rest of the team in Caterpillars.

 

Miss Simmons : Level 3 Foundation Stage Practitioner

Miss Simmons joined St James in March 2021 and works full time in our Nursery with Mrs Enderson and the rest of the team in Caterpillars.  Miss Simmons joins us from another Devon Primary School and has spent many years as an outstanding local Childminder.

 

Mrs Norgate : Level 3 Foundation Stage Practitioner

Mrs Norgate joined St James in April 2021 and works full time in our Nursery with Mrs Enderson and the rest of the team in Caterpillars.  Mrs Norgate joins us from a Private Nursery in Exeter and has experience of leading the 2 - 3 year old provision.

 

Nursery staff photoMiss Mac - Level 2 Foundation Stage Worker

Miss Mac joined St James in September 2019, working alongside Mrs Enderson and the rest of the team in Caterpillars.

 

 

Nursery staff photoMs Devine - Level 4 Foundation Stage Practitioner and Nursery Administrator

Ms Devine joined St James in September 2019 and takes responsibility for all areas of Nursery administration, as well as working closely with Mrs Enderson and the rest of the team in Caterpillars.

 

Mrs Marshall - Catering Assistant

Mrs Marshall joined St James in March 2021 as our Catering Assistant.  She serves up the children's dinners everyday with a big smile!

 

 

 

MTA photoMs Stacey - Meal Time Assistant (MTA)

Miss Stacey joined St James in September 2019 and supports the children across the school whilst they are eating their lunches.

 

 

 

For information about the governing body of the school, please visit our governors page.

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