Pilgrim's Way

Pilgrims Way Primary
Village Acedemy

Who We Are / Staff List

Organisation of Classes , Teaching and Nursery Staff

From September 2017 the classes in our school are to be organised as follows. We have chosen to continue with our sea creatures theme.

Penguin Class (Reception)
Teacher: Miss Williams  

Starfish Class (Reception)
Teacher:  Miss Annecchiarico (EYFS Lead)

Stingray Class (Year 1)
Teacher: Mrs Pursey

Puffin Class (Year 1)
Teacher: Miss Tombs

Seal Class (Year 2)
Teacher: Mrs Read/Mrs Williams

Octopus Class (Year 2)
Teacher: Mrs Hillier (KS1 Lead)

Orca Class (Year 3)
Teacher: Mrs Bawn

Pufferfish Class (Year 3)
Teacher: Miss Hillary

Jellyfish Class (Year 4)
Teacher: Mrs Lane

Turtle Class (Year 4)
Teacher : Mr Hillier

Shark Class (Year 5)
Teacher: Miss Davies

Seahorse Class (Year 5)
Teacher: Miss Kleebaum

Dolphin Class (Year 6)
Teacher: Miss Hager

Swordfish Class (Year 6)
Teacher: Mrs Webb

Mrs Frappart

Mrs Watts

Behaviour Mentors:

Keighley Ramsey

Sally Wood

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Attwood
Miss Browne

Mrs Barnes

Miss Begum

Miss Browning
Mrs Chongbang Limbu
Mrs Cooper
Mrs Dwyer

Mrs Esson

Mrs Littlefield
Miss Littlewood
Mrs Llong

Miss Mackey
Mrs Rai
Mrs Sayer
Mrs Shave

Miss Walsh
Mrs Walsh (HLTA)
Mrs Wheeler


School Staff:
Advisory Headteacher: Mrs Cerullo
Deputy Head: Mrs Campbell
SENCO: Mrs Smith
Office Manager: Mrs Jo Bertram
Wider Opportunities Manager: Miss Sarah Kerly
Clerical Assistant: Miss Katie Wigley and Mrs Julie Hyndman
Family Liaison Officer: Mrs Helen Fennell
IT Technician: Mr Mitchell
Caretaker: Mr Lacey
Cleaner in Charge: Mrs Lorraine Harrington
After School Club Manager: Miss Sarah Kerly
After School Club Assistant: Miss Walsh, Miss Gavriilidis, Miss Wigley
Breakfast Club Supervisor: Mrs Dwyer
Breakfast Club Assistant: Mrs Cooper
Midday Meal Supervisors:  Mrs Yakha, Mrs Stuart 
Cook: Mrs Leaman
Kitchen Assistants: Miss Love, Mrs Tranter
Cleaners: Mrs Pat Harrington, Miss Emma Anderson

Nursery Staff:
Nursery Manager: Mrs Thompson
Nursery Teacher: Mrs C Bolt

Nursery Assistants: Mrs Ninglekhu, Mrs Rutteford, Miss Bennett

Academy Staff:
Mr Ian Fidge (Principal) visits each school to see classes and meet with staff. This enables him to maintain an oversight of progress and standards at the school.


The Senior Leadership Team (Principal, Deputy Principal & Trust Business Manager) are supported by Mrs Deborah Harris, PA to the Senior Leadership Team and Mrs Diane Wright, Administration Assistant.


Mrs Kelly Collens and Mrs Mary Haney (Assistant Principals) work as part of the Senior Leadership Team helping to support the Academy Schools.


Mrs Lisa Goldsworthy (AENCo) spends time each week at each school. She carries out classroom observations, attends meetings with external agencies and with parents, and advises staff on provision for children with additional needs.


In addition to the on-site support described above, all central Academy staff provide daily remote support, via telephone, email and instant messenger to staff at each of the Schools.


How the schools benefit from being part of The Village Academy


Each school benefits from the following:


  • Leadership meetings. These give the Head Teachers the opportunity to share good ideas and resources with, and seek advice from, Mr Fidge, Directors and the other Heads in the Academy.

  • Termly ‘Challenge’ meetings, between the Headteacher, Mr Fidge, members of the Senior Leadership Team and at least one Director, to explore the school’s performance and ensure that improvements are rapid and sustained.

  • Termly Best Practice Meetings. Teachers who are subject leaders and Year Group Leaders attend meetings with their colleagues from other schools, again to share best practice and solutions to any difficulties which have arisen.

  • Academy moderation. Teachers from all the schools in the Academy look at samples of writing and maths from a random selection of children and assess those samples. This ensures that our assessments in these subjects is consistent and accurate.

  • Academy-wide training. Staff have received training in a number of areas including Pie Corbett writing techniques, strategies for supporting dyslexic children and Irlen’s Syndrome. This is in addition to the weekly professional development sessions in school. Some of these sessions would not be financially viable for the school on its own.

  • Networking opportunities. Teachers from each school report that being able to talk to, and even visit, another teacher in the same year group has been very beneficial.

  • IT support. Access to IT support has significantly improved data reporting at our schools, as well as improving the speed with which technical problems are resolved.

  • Schools also have access to the Academy’s qualified Irlen’s screener, Mrs Sheila Johnson.