Who We Are

The staff at West Oxford Community Primary School are a dedicated and passionate bunch who aim to inspire children of all abilities with a love of learning. If you would like to join our team delivering excellent education, click here for current vacancies.

Current Vacancies
Getting In Touch

Need to speak with your child’s teacher?

The best way to contact your child’s teacher is at the end of the school day when children are brought out into the playground. If you would like to make an appointment for a private chat, please contact the school office. We also have parent-teacher consultation days every term.

Full Staff List





Headteacher Mrs Emma Goodes (DSL)
Senior Leadership Team

Miss Laura Cheeseman (EYFS Lead, DSL)

Ms Liz Newman (KS1 Lead)

Mrs Fiona Bethel (KS2 Lead)

Mrs Louise Siddle (SENCO, Inclusion, DSL)

School Office
School Business Manager Mrs Rebecca Wells
Office Administrator Mrs Joanna Carr
Office Administrator
Mrs Beverly Jackson-Dodd
Teaching Staff
Class Teacher
EYFS Leader
Miss Laura Cheeseman Nursery
Class Teacher Mrs Kylie Vyavahare Reception
Class Teacher
KS1 Leader
Subject Leader for Art and Phonics
Ms Liz Newman Year 1 (Mon/Tue/Wed)
Class Teacher
Subject Leader for Design & Technology and Most Able
Mrs Debra Livesey Year 1 (Thur/Fri)
Class Teacher
Subject Leader for PE
Educational Visits
Mrs Gwen Whiting Year 2
Class Teacher
Subject Leader for Humanities
Miss Rebecca Morley Year 3

Class Teacher

Subject Leader for RE and PSHE


Ms Jordan Wheeler Year 4
Modern Foreign Language Lead / TA Mrs Lilina Licata Year 4

Class Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Science Subject Leader, Subject Leader for Anti-Bullying and LGBT

Ms Jamie Hart Year 5
Class Teacher, KS2 Lead,
Subject Leader for Maths and Computing, Maths Specialist Teacher, Specialist Leader of Educator
Mrs Fiona Bethel Year 6


Music Mrs Jo Gill County Music Service
Support Staff
Nursery Nurse Miss Uzma Rehman Nursery
Nursery Nurse Mrs Sue Gibbling Nursery
Teaching Assistant Mrs Erica Warburton Nursery
Teaching Assistant Mrs Alex Pilc Nursery
Teaching Assistant Ms Amie Todd Reception
Teaching Assistant Ms Penny Tordoff
Teaching Assistant Mrs Emma Willis
Teaching Assistant Ms Anna Gribble
Teaching Assistant Mrs Lisa Buck
Teaching Assistant Ms Helen Reid
Teaching Assistant Mrs Debbie Manuell
Caretaker (part-time) Mr Huw Woodman
Nurture group Mrs Fran Melvin Nurture
Cook and Catering Manager Mrs Ruth Lyster
Catering Assistant Ms Kerri Light
Catering Assistant Mr Huw Woodman
Catering Assistant Mrs Eva Kalyana
IT support Mr Stuart Wicker, Koala ICT
Teaching Assistant Tracy Clark


A Word

From Our Senior Leadership Team

Each member of staff is committed and dedicated to providing quality learning opportunities for all. We foster children’s social and emotional development through mutual respect and dedicated care for their wellbeing.

The West Oxford Community Primary School team of staff, governors, families and community members all have a common goal of doing the very best for our children and ensuring that they have bright, promising futures.

– West Oxford Senior Leadership Team