Meet Our Teachers
Mr Reg Gilbert – Headteacher and Lead Safeguarding Officer.
I have been the Headteacher at Wilcombe since September 2017. Prior to coming here, I have been working within the trust teaching at The Duchy School in Bradninch. I have worked hard to create a productive partnership with our parents to ensure the children here at Wilcombe can achieve their highest potential. A strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share that responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.
Mrs Sarah Milne – SEND Coordinator and Member of the Senior Leadership Team.
I have been Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) at Wilcombe School since Easter 2015. I help to support teachers and parents who have children with SEND. SEND can cover a whole range of difficulties which may be mild or very significant. I help to signpost people towards other professionals who could offer the pupil and family some support. I work at Wilcombe three days a week.
Mrs Emily Way – Reception (Lowman Class) Teacher, Foundation Stage Lead and Member of the Senior Leadership Team.
I am in my 10th year of teaching here at Wilcombe and I have spent the majority of this time working in and leading the Foundation Unit. I am extremely passionate about the Early Years and after achieving my 1st class degree in Early Childhood studies I completed a PGCE specialising in the Foundation Stage Curriculum. I am very proud of the strong play-based philosophy we have created and maintained over the years. I feel very lucky and privileged to work in such a fantastically inclusive and welcoming school where the children always come first.
Mrs Lyn Brimson – Year 6 (Tamar Class) Teacher, Safeguarding Officer & member of the Senior Leadership Team.
I have been teaching at Wilcombe for nearly three years but also have extensive experience of working across Key Stages 1 and 2. I am currently teaching in Tamar class. I am passionate about the curriculum being able to motivate young people of today and providing them with opportunities to succeed, no matter what their approach to learning is. I enjoy finding ways to cultivate a love of learning and building a team of children who work together and include each other in a range of learning experiences. Here in Tamar Class we believe that everyone ‘can do!
Mrs Hannah Holman – Reception (Lowman Class) Teacher & English Lead.
My journey at Wilcombe started as a Learning Support Assistant for Year 3, seven years ago. After completing my PGCE specialising in Early Years, I was delighted to return to Wilcombe as a teacher in the Foundation Unit. The Early Years curriculum gives us the flexibility to educate the children following their individual interests, which naturally creates curiosity, engagement and a love of learning. I feel extremely fortunate to have a job that I love, as well as work with a team of passionate and nurturing individuals. The children at Wilcombe are unbelievably resilient and they fill me with pride each and every day.
Mr Robert Ansell – Year 1 (Barle Class) Teacher.
This is my first full year at Wilcombe, having joined the school towards the end of the summer term last year. I am a Newly Qualified Teacher, but have over 8 years of experience in the education sector working as a Teaching Assistant in a variety of year groups and roles and in 2 different schools. I currently teach in Year 1 supported by Mrs Scott, I am looking forward to continuing to work at this fantastic school.
Mrs Deborah Miller – Year 2 ( Dart Class) Teacher.
I have been working at Wilcombe Primary School as a Key Stage 1 teacher for just over three years. Previous to this I worked in our foundation unit as an early years practitioner for approximately seven years. I currently teach in year 2 with Mrs Corinna Aitchison. I am passionate about educating and supporting children, allowing each and every one to access the best possible time at this fantastic school. I know that the staff at Wilcombe work tirelessly to achieve this. I thoroughly enjoy working at Wilcombe and look forward to another exciting year.
Mrs Nikki Sampson – Year 3 (Plym Class) Teacher.
I have worked at Wilcombe Primary for three and a half years, having previously worked in Secondary education. This year I will be teaching Year 3, supported by Mrs Gibbings. I am very passionate about education and supporting our children to fulfil their potential. It is a privilege to watch the children at Wilcombe achieve in so many areas of their learning. I am very fortunate to work in such an inspirational school, alongside a great team.
Dan Pomeroy – Year 4 (Avon Class) Teacher.
Having worked at Wilcombe for 7 years, previously doing 2 weeks of voluntary work on the Year 6 residential. I have progressed from an LSA to now becoming the Year 6 teacher. Prior to this, I had been to university, studying Sports Development. In my time at Wilcombe, I have gained a lot of experience by working across the whole of the school as an LSA and HLTA. I am also currently the PE Lead, a role which I believe is vital to the health and wellbeing of the children. Working at Wilcombe has been a great experience so far, the staff and children are extremely welcoming and I look forward to furthering my career within the Ventrus.
Sian Goodwin – Year 5 (Thames Class) Teacher.
This is my first year teaching at Wilcombe, previously I have taught 2 years in another school. I am passionate about supporting children to succeed and reach their potential. My specialism is Physical Education and I also love teaching Science. I currently teach year 5 with the support of Miss Milton and Mrs Quick. I am thoroughly looking forward to teaching at Wilcombe.