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We have built an enthusiastic, loyal and committed team at Wellow. We appoint talented staff when the opportunity arises, to bring new skills and opportunities for our children. We support all staff to achieve outstanding outcomes and provide rich professional development opportunities to be the best they can be in their role.



Jo Cottrell is our Executive Headteacher, being responsible for the overall strategic direction and success of the school. As a National Leader in Education (NLE), Jo has been selected by the Department for Education to support and advise other leaders in their roles.

Beth Larcombe as Head of School leads and manages the school on a day to day basis. Mrs Larcombe is a very experienced leader who has worked at Wellow School since 2005.


‘The partnership between the executive headteacher and the head of teaching and learning provides the school with strong and effective leadership. The impact of their drive and vision is seen through improvements in achievement, the quality of teaching, the use made of data and the impact of pupil progress meetings.’

Ofsted 2012


Mrs Larcombe is supported by two senior teachers, Kerry Somers and Laura Lea, who are also members of the schools leadership team.

Mrs Somers is a long standing member of the Wellow team, who has taken whole school responsibility for history for many years.
Mrs Lea is also an experienced teacher, with whole school responsibility PE and sport.


Executive Inclusion Leader and named SENCo

Jenny Kittley-Davies is a qualified Special Needs Coordinator who takes particular responsibility for pupils with additional educational needs. Supported by the Lead teacher for Inclusion, Mrs Chloe Hillier, she ensures that as a school we do all that we can to ensure that every child makes superb progress.


The School Business Manager

Mrs Linda Bate shares the role of School Business Manager across the two schools in our federation, taking key responsibility for the financial management of both schools.

At Wellow, she is ably supported by a friendly and efficient team: Mrs Jackie Webber and Mrs Cary Batchelor.  Our Office Staff are committed to ensuring that the first contact you may have with our school is friendly, helpful and welcoming.

Picture 1 Mrs B Larcombe, Head of School
Picture 2 Mrs J Cottrell, Executive Headteacher

Wellow Administration Team

Wellow Administration Team 1 Mrs Jackie Webber, Finance Assistant
Wellow Administration Team 2 Mrs Cary Batchelor, Finance Assistant

Class Teachers and Support Staff

Class Teachers and Support Staff 1 Mr Christopher Evans, Foundation Stage Teacher
Class Teachers and Support Staff 2 Miss Claire Downs, Foundation Stage LSA
Class Teachers and Support Staff 3 Mrs Melanie Sherrington, Year 1 Teacher
Class Teachers and Support Staff 4 Mrs Fiona Skinner, LSA
Picture 1 Mrs Tanya Rafferty, Year 2 Teacher
Picture 2 Mrs Jo Annells, LSA
Picture 3 Miss Naomi Hancock, Year 3 Teacher
Picture 4 Mrs Karen Clarke, LSA
Picture 1 Mrs Lisa Lewis, LSA
Picture 2 Mrs Laura Lea, Teacher
Picture 1 Miss Helen Armstrong, Year 6 Teacher
Picture 2 M rs Diana Hall, LSA
Picture 3 Mrs Lyndsay Bennett, PPA Supervisor
Picture 4 Mrs Chloe Hillier, Leading Teacher for Inclusion