Our School Staff

Head Teacher

Nicki Gilbert

My relationship with Westfield School commenced in September 2002, when I was appointed as the key stage 4/5 teacher; I became Head Teacher in September 2011.

Being the Head Teacher of an all-age special school definitely keeps a person busy, and I can honestly say no two years, or indeed days, are the same. I try to visit each class as often as possible to keep up to date with new faces, observe learning, and generally to see how everyone is getting on. Two of my own three children live away from home now, so I relish being part of the lives of 72 others!

It is a genuine privilege coming to work each day, and 21 years has definitely flown by, with hopefully many more to come.

Deputy Head Teacher

Julie Newcombe

6th Form Teacher (y11-y14)

Our School Teachers

Julie Newcombe

6th Form Teacher & Deputy Head

Emma Norman

Woodpecker Class Teacher ( y9 -y11)

Kirsty Baker

Senior Instructor for therapies

Emma Adamson

Robin Class Teacher (y7 -y9)

Claire Boderick

Fox Class Teacher (Complex Needs and Autism)

Mrs Sarah Liebst

Squirrel Class Teacher (Nursery and Reception - y2)

Evie Taylor

Otter Class Teacher (y3 - y7)

Sue Pates

Hedgehog Class Teacher ( Nursery and Reception - y2)

Zoe Williams

MSI Learning Mentor

Sam Bell

6th Form Learning Mentor

Kate Newby

School Family Support Worker

Val Jacks

Pastoral Support Lead


Teaching Assistants

Rachel Brown, Sarah Howells, Sharon Collins, Fatima Elftouh, Zoe Hare, Kirsty Hayward, Jennie Holloway, Rhianna James,  Codie Jones, Nicky Jones, Simon Lewis, Cara Lewis, Chloe Morgan, Pippa Morris, Emma Moule, Kate Newby, Sheena Palmer, Bethan Palmer, Kerry Pye, Sara-Jane Rees, Rachael Reno, Katie Rolinson, Millie Smith, Kath Tisdale, Amy Tookey, Holly Tremayne, Gemma Williams, Sandra Williams, Claire Winney, Rachel York-Moore.

Zoe Burge

School Business Manager

Hayley Rowley

School Admin

Selena Addis

School Admin

School Staff

School Care Taker  Barry Cartwright

Children’s Superintendents

Mary Barnett, Sam Davis,  Steve Jacks,  Sarah Howells, Dawn Turrell, Melania Wejchert and Amy Tookey


Visiting Professionals

Music Therapist: Annie Summers

Speech Therapist: Becky Hitchiner

Physio Therapist: Jade Llewellyn

Occupational Therapist: Rhiannon Gittoes

School Nurse: Marie Price

Children Community Nurse: Sian Thorne