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Our Staff Team

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

 

Photo: Suzie Stevens, Head of SchoolHead Teacher: 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 Head Teacher, 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. 

 

Miss Dart : Hedgehogs Class Teacher (Year 1)

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 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 Burke : Butterflies Class Teacher (Reception)

Mrs Burke joined St James in January 2020 to cover maternity leave full time in Butterflies Class.  She will work full time in Butterflies Class for the Autumn term 2020 and will then work part time with Mrs MacDonald from January 2021.  Mrs Burke joins St James with a vast array of experience having worked in a range of small and large schools across the South West.  Mrs Burke holds the SENDCo Award and leads on SEND within St James.

 

Mrs MacDonald PhotoMrs MacDonald: Butterflies Class Teacher (Reception) - (maternity leave)

Mrs MacDonald joined St James in September 2018 and teaches Butterflies Class (Reception).  She will return to St James in January 2021, following  her maternity leave and will work part time with Mrs Burke.  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.

 

Teaching Assistant photoMr Pennington: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Mr Pennington joined St James in September 2019 and works full time in Butterflies Class with Mrs Burke and Mrs MacDonald.  Mr Pennington joins us as an experienced HLTA 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 our Key Stage One classes (Hedghogs and Foxes).  Mrs Lethbridge joins us as an experienced Teaching Assistant after working for several years at other Devon Schools.

 

Nursery staff photoMiss Maxam: Level 3 Foundation Stage Practitioner

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

 

 

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.

 

Photo: Mrs CowlingMs Cowling: School Administrator

Ms Cowling joined St James in September 2018, from a school in Exeter and brings significant experience in school administration and a lovely cheery manner! She is the first point of contact for parents, welcoming the children every morning, supporting the staff team and ensuring we all work efficiently and effectively. 

 

Miss Zavadzka - Catering Assistant

Miss Zavadzka joined St James in September 2020 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.

 

Mrs Whitelaw - Meal Time Assistant (MTA)

Mrs Whitelaw joined St James in September 2020 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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