Mr Gary Tucker – Head Teacher & Safeguarding Lead
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Mrs. Leanne McNamee – NEST Lead Practitioner & Play Therapist
I have been teaching for over 18 years and have enjoyed working with hundreds of children in EYFS, KS1 & KS2 both in county and in Buckinghamshire. During these years, I have enjoyed developing my skills as KS1 lead, PSHE Co-ordinator and School Council Co-ordinator to name but a few. In recent years I have seen a growing need for our young people to be supported in their mental health and well-being. As a result, I decided to further my qualifications and enrol on a post graduate diploma in Play Therapy which I qualify fully in later this year. I have a genuine passion to want to help children who are experiencing difficulties in their world via both short- or long-term interventions. I am incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to work with your child/children in this way and I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead this very special and dedicated team here at Woodmancote School.
Mrs Alex Phoenix – SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)
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Mrs. Emma Lee – Medical Liaison Lead
Hello, I am Mrs Lee. I have worked as a Teaching Assistant at Woodmancote School since 2005 and I have 3 children in their twenties.
My previous career was as a registered nurse, working in general hospitals for ten years in Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset. I started at Woodmancote supporting individual children with medical needs, from reception through to year 6.
My current duties include overseeing the medical support of children within the NEST team, alongside working as a general Teaching Assistant in Rowan class. I really enjoy my varied role which draws on both my Teaching Assistant and nursing experience.
Mrs. Liz Holding – Pupil Premium Lead
I have always known that working with children was my calling. I qualified in 2004 working in local schools. I started at Woodmancote School in 2011 after taking maternity leave with my daughter. With the amazing support from the great team around me I have developed and had so many great experiences here, I have taught from Y2 all the way up to Year 6, have coordinated Science and the Science and Communication Team (DT and ICT) with hugely successful STEM weeks and taught curriculum under our belts. I am now also being given the opportunity to work in the NEST where as part of our role we ensure that those children who qualify for Pupil Premium are supported and encouraged. Wherever I am needed at Woodmancote School, I consider it essential that the children have a voice and that their work is valued. I strive to encourage children to take a risk and try new things, to take responsibility for their own learning and development and to identifying targets to improve. I could waffle on (as I am famous for!) as I love what I do and see teaching as the most important job I have ever had and will ever do.