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Robert Owen Nursery School

Robert Owen Primary School
Broadening the possibilities for children & families


Our staff

Colette Pierce Acting Head Teacher
Lesley Brelsford Inclusion Co-ordinator
Jeanette Harding School Business Manager
Bob Woodward Premises Manager
Beverley Woodward  Senior Administration Officer
Holly Colwell Administration Assistant
Patrick Ferguson Premises Assistant

Laura Mitchell Early Years Lead Coordinator (Thurs)

We pride ourselves that the staff team at Robert Owen are long standing and know the local community well.  Staff  are committed to their own professional development that fits with the changing needs of the centre, children and families.

'Leadership team is friendly and approachable' (PS 2016)

What a great place. I think children are very lucky to attend Robert Owen.

'Reception perfection and everything works really wel'l (ME PS 2016)

'Always a welcome and a smile' (PS 2016)



The Head teacher, Deputy Head teacher and Inclusion Coordinator are qualified to Masters level.

There are seven nursery classes of mixed aged children between 2 and 4+ years.   Each class team  include a qualified early years specialist teacher (with qts), and support staff qualified to level 2, 3 and above.  18 of our staff are graduates with 4 staff qualified to Masters level and three more working towards this.

It is the policy of our nursery school to ensure there are always sufficient staff to give the children the care, attention and teaching and learning opportunities they need.

The staff members do not fall below the recommended staff:child ratio set by Ofsted which are

2 year olds                                  1 adult to 4 children

3 - 4 year olds   core day            1 qualified Teacher and 2 EY Practitioners (1 adult to 10 children)

3 - 4 year olds extended day       1 adult to 8 children

The number of permanent staff is always in excess of requirements, with the Head, Deputy and SENCo available to cover in the event of staff absence.

'I really enjoy working in a school that has such a passion for Early Years Education that value our relationships with families and, most importantly, where children are at the centre of all that  we do.’(Staff quote, Ofsted ns report, July 2013)


'The office staff are fantastic at helping with any issues I have, very friendly too.  Tapestry is a great way for us to see how our son is getting on with lots of different activities. The app is a great new feature.' (LS PS2016)