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Chief Executive Officer

Mr D Whitehead


"Hello.  My name is Mr Whitehead.  I am very proud to be the Chief Executive Officer of The Oaks Infant School. I have been a teacher for many years and I love my job! 

I support Liverpool Football club.  I enjoy listening to all sorts of music but my favourite group is The Beatles.  I also enjoy watching films, my favourite film at the moment is ‘Cars’.

I have two children who keep me very busy.

Please say hello to me when you see me around your school, I always enjoy finding out what you have been learning."





Miss L Wood


"I really love working at The Oaks and am immensely passionate about the education and well-being of our wonderful children. There is nothing better than coming to work every morning and seeing so many smiling faces! I am committed to ensuring every child who attends our school has the best educational experience and that their families are involved in this as much as possible. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my son and reading lots of books!"



Deputy Headteacher:

Mrs J Wynn


"Hi! I am really lucky as I get to work with all of the wonderful children in our school. I really enjoy seeing the children outside and learning through their exploration and play. When I am not at school I like to spend my time with family and friends, going out for walks and spending time at the beach."




Special Educational Needs


Mrs E Shaw


"Hi, I am Mrs Shaw and I am the school's SENCo. I love my job and I really enjoy working with children from different classes. My door is always open if parents or children need to come and speak to me!"




Class Teacher and Yr R Leader:

Mrs K O'Connor


"Hello! I am Mrs. O'Connor. I love working in Year R, and opening up our classrooms and outdoor areas for child-led freeflow learning gives me the chance to get to know all of the Year R children! I especially love being outside and visiting the woods on our welly walks. When I am at home, my three teenage sons keep me very busy. I also love reading, listening to music, and travelling!"





Class Teacher and Year 1 Leader:

Mrs N Chapman

"Hello.  My name is Mrs Chapman and I
teach in Year 1. I love to see the children having fun and sharing ideas to help each other achieve. In my spare time I like to go to the beach with my family.  I also enjoy  taking my dog, Cleo, out for long walks in the countryside."



Class Teacher and Year 2 Leader:

Miss L Bore


"Hello! I’m Miss Bore and I teach in Year 2. I really love teaching and especially enjoy sharing stories with the children in my class. I like teaching everything but particularly enjoy Literacy and Numeracy - especially if we can learn outside!

When I’m not in school I enjoy reading, cooking and travelling to new places and countries!" 




Class Teacher:

Miss L Copping 

"Hello! My name is Miss Copping and I teach in Kingfishers Class. My most favourite thing about working at The Oaks is it feels like one big friendly family! I absolutely love teaching our creative curriculum and trying to find new and exciting ways for the children in my class to learn.

We enjoy reading new stories in Literacy and Numeracy we love to learn with Motty, our Maths Mascot, but most of all WE LOVE TOPIC! We have so much fun and really enjoy finding creative ways to show what we have been learning. When I'm not at school I enjoy taking my puppy Dougal for walks, cooking and going on holidays!"



Class Teacher:

Miss D Frith


"Hi! I'm Miss Frith. Although I enjoy teaching most subjects, my ultimate favourite is Literacy. I am Mr Men crazy and have collected all of the books and toys since I was young. I studied Geography at University and I really enjoy travelling."



Class Teacher:

Miss J Byrne


"I teach in Year 2 and I love it! My favourite subject to teach is PE, especially team games. I also enjoy reading different Roald Dahl stories to the children, if I had to pick one in particular it would be George’s Marvellous Medicine. 

In my spare time I enjoy going on long walks with my son and dog. I also play hockey most Saturdays, it is a lot of fun."




Teacher and Wider Curriculum Lead:

Mrs K Argent


"Hi everyone!  I am Mrs Argent and as well as teaching I am concentrating on the Wider Curriculum across the school, which includes all subjects apart from Maths, English and Science. I want to make sure that our curriculum is engaging for all our children and that we follow their interests as closely as we can. 

When I'm not at school I enjoy looking after my horse, walking my dogs and playing games with my son."


Class Teacher:

Miss K Miller


"Hello! I am Miss Miller and I teach in Year 1. My favourite topic is Literacy and reading the children in my class stories. When I am not at school I enjoy walking my two dogs, Bruce and Lily, in the woods. I also love to ride my horse Jimmy. He loves to gallop though big muddy puddles."





Class Teacher:

Miss Jones


"Hello, I’m Miss Jones. I love to sing songs and make creative things with the children in my class. Story time is my favourite time of the day!  When I’m not at school, I like to play and go for walks out to the park, with my little boy.  I also like to do a spot of baking."




Nursery Teacher:

Miss K Pike


"My name is Kate and I work in Ladybirds.

I am passionate about early years education and love playing, signing,

exploring outside and getting messy! I love getting to know you and your

family at the beginning of your learning journey.

In my own time I like to spend time with friends and family. I live by the sea so I also like to stroll along the beach in all weathers, especially if there is a mug of tea at the end of it!"


Class Teacher:

Mrs J Wakelen


"Hello! I am Mrs Wakelen and I teach in Year R. I like reading stories and playing with the children, having lots of fun. I enjoy taking the children outdoors to explore our environment. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my three children and going on walks in the woods and to the beach. I love animals, especially tigers!!"



Class Teacher:

Miss E Andrews


"Hi, I'm Miss Andrews and I teach in Year R. I really enjoy having a boogie with the class and making up my own songs and games for us to play together. My favourite time of the week is our Welly Walk, when we get to explore the lovely woods. I also love 'ChiL' time because I get the chance to talk to you all about your favourite things. When I'm not in school I like taking my dog for long walks and watching funny films with my family"




Class Teacher:

Mrs M James

"Hi! My name is Mrs James and I am one of the class teachers in Year R. I really enjoy Welly Walking in the woods with the children. I enjoy traveling and walking my dog."





Blackbirds Class Teacher:

Ms K Hart

"Hi. I love working with all the children in Blackbirds Class and especially enjoy seeing them proud of what they have achieved.

When I'm not at school I enjoy reading, knitting and looking after my cat Bailey. I also enjoy spending time with my family, especially my Grandson."







Nursery Nurse:

Mrs C Betts


"Hello everyone. I am Clare and I'm so lucky to spend every day in the Ladybirds Nursery Class playing with all of my fabulous friends.

I like being happy and having fun, exploring lots of new and exciting activities. I especially enjoy making bubbly, rainbow puddles with the boys and girls outside and splashing about in our wellies!!

At home I love being with my family and friends. I enjoy eating all things nice! I like going shopping and taking our dogs for long walks before curling up with our fleecy blankets to watch a funny film."


Nursery Nurse:

Miss J Nunn


"Hello, I am Joanne and I think Ladybirds Nursery class is fantastic. I really enjoy playing inside and outside, and I really love dancing and singing. I especially like sharing fun times and making each other laugh lots.

I have two dogs at my house; we have fun times together, especially when walking by the seaside. Henry and Ozzie always run into the sea and get VERY wet! They shake and make me very wet too...cheeky!"

Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Mrs C Stoneham


"I have been working at The Oaks for a very long time. I enjoy working with groups of children in Numeracy and Phonics. At home I enjoy being with my grandchildren."



Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Mrs S Risbridger


"Hello everyone! I really love working at The Oaks with all the children. I'm currently working as a Teaching Assistant across the school.

When I am not at work I love spending time with my family and going for walks (when it's not raining!)."





Higher Level Teaching Assistant:

Miss H Eddicott


"I really enjoy working and having fun with the children. I especially love role play and getting messy! When I am not at school I enjoy taking my two big dogs for lots of walks and supporting my favourite football team!"






Teaching Assistant:

Mrs F Green


"Hi! I'm Mrs Green and I work in Year 2. I love Me Time when I get to chat to you all and find out what you have been up to when you are not at school or join in with your games and colouring. My favourite lesson is Science where we get to do really exciting experiments!

When I'm not at school, I love being outdoors and active with my family. Some of our favourite things to do are to explore the woods near where we live and go bug-hunting or find new places to visit when we go away in our caravan!"

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs T Brown


"Hello everyone, I love working here with all of you, learning new things, dancing around and having fun.

When I am at home I spend my time looking after my two children. We love going on bike rides and competing on the Wii to see who is the best dancer (me of course!). "



Teaching Assistant:

Mrs K Vigeon


"Hello my name is Mrs Vigeon and I work in Ladybirds Nursery Class and sometimes I work in Year R.

I enjoy having fun with the children especially outside when we can jump in the puddles.

When I'm at home I love spending time with my family, walking, cycling and watching films."





Teaching Assistant:

Mrs L Brown


"Hi, I'm Mrs Brown. I really enjoy being a Teaching Assistant. My favourite activity is 'ChiL', especially when the children invite me to join in their games, it's lots of fun!

Outside of school I'm very busy looking after my two children and our dog called Boris. We love spending time walking and going to the park."



Teaching Assistant:

Mrs S Green


"Hi! I'm Mrs Green and I work in Year R. My favourite part of my job is interacting with all the children in 'ChiL' time.

When I'm not in school I enjoy spending time with my family. We love being active and outdoors, our favourite thing is going on bike rides. I also love

going on holiday spending time together, visiting new places and generally having lots of fun!"


Teaching Assistant:

Mrs V Van-Den-Broek


"Hi my name is Mrs Van-Den-Broek and I work in Year 1. I really enjoy coming into school everyday and seeing the children's lovely smiley faces. When I'm not in school I enjoy spending time with my family, visiting new places especially France. I also love cooking and baking delicious cakes!"




Teaching Assistant:

Miss K Buddle


"Hi I’m Miss Buddle and I work in Year R.

I love seeing the children’s bright smiley faces and listening to their interesting stories.  I enjoy P.E. days and Welly Walks.

When not in school I am with my 2 children and our dog.  We enjoy going out on our bikes or having great fun at the beach, but we do love the odd pyjama day watching films usually when it’s raining."





Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Walsom


"Hi, my name is Mrs Walsom.  I support learning across the whole school. I really enjoy the Welly Walk and 5 a day, I'm still learning these!
When I'm not at school I enjoy spending time with my family, going on long walks and baking cakes."



Teaching Assistant

Mrs M Prince

"Hello, my name is Mrs Prince, I am passionate about children's early years of learning and enjoy helping them explore and play in their school learning environments.  I enjoy spending time with my family and our dog Toby and baking delicious treats such as cakes and biscuits."


Teaching Assistant:

Mrs A Blackmore


"Hello! I'm Mrs Blackmore I work in Year R. I love our PE days, our Welly Walks and '5-a-day', although I need a bit more practice at street dance!

At home, I spend lots of time in the park with my family and our dog Summer, even when it's raining!"



Teaching Assistant:

Miss L Adcock


"Hello!  My name is Miss Adcock and I work in Year 1.

I love literacy especially the story books.  When I am not at school I love baking cakes, reading and going on holiday.......oh and buying nice shoes!!"



Teaching Assistant:

Mrs J Townsend-Blazier


"My name is Mrs Townsend-Blazier. I have been at the school for over twenty years. I love working with the children and this year I am in Year 1, which is great.

I have been married for over thirty years and have two sons. We have recently become grandparents, so this has given us a new lease of life; keeping us very busy and poor! But it is fantastic."

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs L Woods


"Hello! I am Mrs Woods and I work in Year 1 which I thoroughly enjoy.

When I am not at school I love spending time with my family and running!"




Teaching Assistant:

Mrs L Stoneham


"Hello, my name is Miss Stoneham, also known as Mrs S. I feel very lucky to spend my days with the children at The Oaks. Science and Maths are my favourite lessons and also helping the children to create a new role play area each term is lots of fun. At home I spend time with my family baking cakes and watching movies."




Teaching Assistant:

Mrs M Smith


"Hello, I am Mrs Smith and I enjoy coming to school every day.

I love cooking, reading and watching most sports. I especially like going to Arsenal Football Club with my family."





Teaching Assistant:

Mrs S Mannering-Green


"Hi, I'm Mrs Mannering-Green! I love working at The Oaks school and all of the children are amazing. I really enjoy playing all of the fun activities with the children and learning about our different topics. Outside of school I love spending time with my family and going to the park with my two sons."



Teaching Assistant:

Mrs Vann-Scott


"Hello, my name is Mrs Vann-Scott.

I work in Year 1 as a Teaching Assistant and a Midday Supervisor.

I love my job and I love working with the children. When I'm not at work I love going away in my motorhome with my family."

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs T Woodcock


"Hi, I'm Mrs Woodcock and I work as a Teaching Assistant and a Midday Supervisor at The Oaks.  I love working at the school with the children and the staff, we always have lots of fun.

When I am not at school I enjoy family time with my husband and two children, we enjoy going on bike rides and camping."




Speech and Language

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs E Sutehall


"Hi, my name is Mrs Sutehall and I love working at The Oaks school, helping all the amazing children with their speech and language.  When I'm not at school I enjoy Karate, singing and being with my two boys."




Reading Recovery Teacher

Mrs J Robertson

"Hello, I'm Mrs Robertson and I'm the Reading Recovery Teacher. I'm really lucky because I work with some children in Year 1 everyday so that they can improve their reading and writing. We get to read some really fun books. My favourite ones are about Kitty Cat and Fat Cat, Kitty Cat is always being naughty and tricking Fat Cat. She reminds me of my cat Lula who is very cheeky. When I'm not in school I enjoy reading, especially Crime Novels, walking by the sea, knitting, sewing and going to the cinema."





Numbers Count Teacher and Class Teacher

Mrs L Knowlton


"Hi. My name is Mrs Knowlton and I'm the Numbers Count Teacher and I also teach in Year 1. I love working with the children to improve their maths skills. I have a small area in the library and we learn maths in a very fun and creative way. When I'm not thinking of ideas for Numbers Count, I love to spend time with my family and friends and I help out at the local church. As well as loving maths, I also love languages and I play the piano."


The Acorn Centre Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Pope

" Hello, my name is Mrs Pope and I work with the lovely children in Blackbirds. We have lots of fun learning! At weekends I enjoy walking my dog Lexi."





 Acorn Centre Teaching Assistant

             Mrs P Vadher

"Hi, my name is Mrs Vadher and I work in Blackbirds. I thoroughly enjoy watching children learn through play and having fun! My favourite things to do out of school would be cooking, crafts, cycling and having fun at the beach with my children."




Acorn Centre Teaching Assistant

Mrs M Webster


"Hello! This is me, Mrs Webster. I feel so lucky to work with all the amazing children in Blackbirds. We have so much fun learning together."



Trust Attendance Officer

Mrs A Adcock


"Hello! My name is Mrs Adcock and I am lucky enough to work in all of the schools within our Trust.  I am mainly based here at The Oaks but travel to the other schools when I am needed. I deal with all of the attendance in the schools.  I love my job and it's lovely to see the children's smiley faces when they come to the office to drop off letters or ask for Post it notes!


When I'm not at work, I love spending time with my family and going for long walks with our two dogs."




Administration Officer:

Mrs S Noble


"Hello, My Name is Mrs Noble, I work in the school office.  I love being part of the school and helping everyone that comes in and visits the office. I also love seeing the children's smiley faces when they pop in to see us.  In my own time at home I enjoy baking all sorts of different cakes and eating them, I also like going out with my children and dog on nice family walks."






Mrs M Fitzgibbon


"Hello, My name is Mrs Fitzgibbon and I work in the Office.

I have been a Parent at The Oaks over the past 18 years and I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible school! The best part of my job is seeing so many smiley faces throughout the day and I hope to bring a smile to yours if I see you.

At home I have four children and two guinea pigs called Cheese & Pickle (also my favourite sandwich)!

I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the movies, cooking and holidays!. I look forward to seeing you around the school"





Midday Supervisors:

Miss Eddicott, Mrs Townsend-Blazier,  Mrs Woodcock,  Mrs O'Sullivan, Mrs Scott, Miss McCloy, Mrs Vann- Scott, Mrs Chung-Yates, Mrs Lyall, Mrs Green, Mrs Van-de-Peer, Miss Letchford, Miss Longland, Miss Whyton, Miss Skinner, Mrs Abbott, Mrs Matthews, Mrs Roberts, Mrs Pope and Mrs Hughes.