Our Team

  • Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Huish
  • Director of Education: Miss Garside & Mrs Brimacombe
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENDCo: Mr Trewinnard
  • Family Support & Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Strange
  • Wrens (Nursery) :  Miss Bamford
  • Robins (Reception): Mr Jones
  • Starlings (Year 1/2): Mrs Eversfield
  • Swallows (Year 1): Miss Zaki & Mrs Calder
  • Kingfishers (Year 2): Miss Hardy
  • Tawny Owls (Year 3): Miss Wakeham
  • Nightingales (Year 3/4): Miss Seabrook
  • Woodpeckers (Year 4/5): Mrs Davis
  • Swifts (Year 5 ): Dr Short
  • Goldfinches (Year 5/6): Mr Waters
  • Red Kites (Year 6): Miss Humphries
  • Senior Administrator: Mrs Pugh
  • Administrator: Miss Miall
  • Site Manager: Mr Mead
  • Data Protection Officer: Mrs T Bowden
  • Admissions Officer: Mrs Webber
  • Governance Professional: Mrs J Brodie

How can we help you?

All school events will be detailed in the School Bulletin well in advance so that you can plan your diaries ahead of time to ensure that you don’t miss anything. This bulletin also has updates from the Headteacher, Executive Headteacher about how the school is developing and each individual class.

You will receive the Curriculum Booklet for your child’s Year group. This goes out termly to detail everything you need to know about the learning that your child will be experiencing across the curriculum.

This information is available in the Class Weekly Newsletter that is sent to you every Friday. This newsletter informs you of what the children have been learning that week, so you can follow on those conversations at home, and gives you reminders of daily things such as PE kits or wellies for Forest School.

Your child’s teacher is available to chat to you about small concerns at drop off, 08:40 – 09:00 in the morning or after school 15:15 – 15:30. If you require a longer consultation, please speak to the teacher about booking a telephone slot or meeting face-to-face at a suitable time for you both. For all updates on your child’s progress in learning, we have termly parent’s evening consultations where you can meet with your child’s class teacher for a 1:1 session dedicated to sharing their individual success and targets.

If you are unable to see your teacher in the classroom, please call the office on 01803 862 357 or email dartington@lapsw.org and Miss Barber will pass on your request to the teacher.

Should you want to share some confidential information and require privacy, please speak to the teacher to arrange a telephone call or face-to-face meeting or call or email the office. You do not need to give the office details of the problem, please just state that it is confidential and they will handle the matter swiftly and sensitively.

If you have a child who needs extra support through SEND provision, the first point of contact is the class teacher. If it is related to an EHCP or following up on a request for SEND provision, then please contact Mr Trewinnard who is our SENDCo by calling the office on 01803 862 357 or email dartington@lapsw.org. You can also email the SEND team on dartingtonsendco@lapsw.org

Please note that any communication via email to the SEND team will have at least a 48 hour window for response as per our policy, depending on the nature of the request. With SEND provision, there are normally multi-agencies involved and it does take time to liaise with the required agencies to ensure the best provision is met.

For any of the above concerns from parents or members of the public, please contact Mr Trewinnard. You can speak to him on the school gate between 08:40 – 09:00 and 15:00 – 15:30. If you don’t manage to catch him at that time, please call the office on 01803 862 357 or email dartington@lapsw.org and Miss Barber will book you in for a meeting or telephone call at a time suitable to you.