Leadership and Management

Ruth Carpenter



Pippa Pyrah

Assistant Headteacher


Naomi Thomson

TLR/ Extended Leadership Team


Jodie Philips

TLR/ Extended Leadership Team


Scott Markham

TLR/ Extended Leadership Team


Rebecca Westaway

SENDCO/ Extended Leadership Team

School Leadership Team

The school's Leadership Team provides the direction of the school by giving both strategic and operational support across all aspects of the school.

The Leadership Team comprises of the Head Teacher and Assistant Head Teacher.
The extended Leadership Team have specific responsibilities across the school. 

Middle Leadership Team

The Key Stage Phase Leads plus the Curriculum Co-ordinator of Maths sit on the Middle Leadership Team and are responsible for helping to improve teaching and learning across the school. The emphasis of the middle Leadership Team is on  promoting high standards of education, pupil progress and curriculum development.

Class Teachers

All teaching staff are responsible for the co-ordination of a curriculum area and provide support and guidance to other colleagues. Teaching staff contribute to the rationale of the curriculum; intent, Implementation and Impact. 

All class teachers provide leadership to their support staff teams and are responsible in making sure that their staff are given professional development opportunities in the classroom.
Our SENCO is Rebecca Westaway who splits her time between her role as SENCO and class teacher. The SENCO is responsible for the strategic development of the school's pastoral and welfare provision with the aim of raising pupil achievement. Rebecca also delivers SENCO outreach support across the County. 
Other Staff

We also have staff who provide a lead on:
  • Administration and Finance
  • Premises Management
  • Extended sporting opportunities for all pupils
  • Pupil Premium
  • ASD Champion
  • Home/School co-ordinator
  • Extended Schools co-ordinator
  • School Nurse
  • Physiotherapy Team
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Therapists
Nancealverne School's Local Governing Body 

Our supportive governing body, in consultation with the Head Teacher, provide the strategic lead for the school. The full Governing Body meets every term and all governors support with one or more of the following committees: Teaching & Learning Group, Leadership and Management Group, Pupil Premium, Safeguarding, Health and Safety/Appeals and Disciplinary.

The Governors take and full and active part in the school by:
  • Meeting with Curriculum Co-ordinators and providing reports to the Governing Body
  • Conducting Learning Walks
  • Meeting parents
  • Taking the lead on specific projects
  • Conducting health and safety checks
  • Joining termly safeguarding positive communication meetings with DSL/DDSL/HSL
  • Termly data/Teaching and learning meetings with SLT
The governors also attend a range of courses and Trust meetings and represent the school when required.