Teaching Staff

Information about our teaching staff can be found below:

Alanda Phillips (Head of Prep and Early years)

Alanda Phillips (Head of Prep and Early years)

Nursery Roles:

Head of Prep and Early years

About me:

I live in Alweston, in an old cottage. I have one brother and one sister, and two nephews (Jasper, 21 and Charlie, 8) and a niece (Rosa, 6) who stay with me often.


Art and craft, gardening, cooking, countryside, pilates, travel.


  • OCN Maternity Nurse (Level 4)
  • BA (Hons) (First Class) – Early Years Education
  • PGCE Early Years (3-7)
  • MA Early Years Professional Practice
  • MA (Cert) Educational Leadership
  • Full paediatric First Aid, Fully qualified SENCO and Phonics trainer
  • How long have you been working with children?
  • I have been working with children for 15 years, and have been teaching for 10 years.

What do you love about your job?

I am passionate about watching children’s progress and am strongly motivated by this. I feel really lucky to work with young children; they are so bright, engaged and inspiring and they make me laugh every day.

Career highlights?

2nd place in International ‘Early Years Teacher of the Year’ awards (2014)

Walter Hines Page scholarship winner (2013) – I travelled the USA examining schools and developed a teacher training programme with Florida’s state office for use with their 10,000 teaching staff.

Running an educational blog with 28,000 followers.

Nursery Staff

Baby Room Leader: Mrs S Milligan, NVQ III, [email protected] 

EYP: Miss C Pritchard, NVQ III, [email protected] 

EYP: Mrs A Lyon, NVQ III [email protected]

EYP: Mrs M Cook, NVQ III [email protected]

Toddler Room Leader/Senior EYP (Maternity Cover): Miss B Ford, FdA EY (Pending), [email protected] 

EYP: Miss M Cass, FdA Early Years, [email protected] 

EYP: Miss C Beale, FdA Early Years, [email protected] 

EYP: Mrs C Holtz, NVQ II, [email protected]

TC1 Room Leader (Maternity Cover): Miss L Hillier, BA Hons, [email protected] 

EYFS Teacher: Mrs S Wrixon, BA [email protected] 

EYP/EYFS SENCo 3 Years+: Miss J Gillett, FdA EY (Pending), [email protected] 

EYP/SENCo 0-3: Miss J Weatherill, NVQ III, [email protected] 

Nursery Supervisor: Mrs M Simpson, FdA EY, [email protected] 

EYP: Mrs H Sansom-Priddle [email protected] 

EYP: Mrs L Poulter, HND Business, Finance and Law, [email protected] 

EYP: Mrs V Greenwood, Cache Level 3 Dip, [email protected] 

EYP (Maternity Leave): Miss E Cross, NVQ III, [email protected]

Senior EYP/Deputy DSL (Maternity Leave): Miss E Kelly: FdA EY, [email protected] 

After School Care Leader: Mrs J Gallimore [email protected] 


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