Teaching Staff

Our Senior Leadership Team…

Mrs Charlotte Hill-Jones – Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Emily Way – Safeguarding Officer

I have been teaching here at Wilcombe since 2008 and I have spent much of this time teaching in and leading the Foundation Stage 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.

Annie Challacombe – SENDCo & Designated Safeguarding Lead

I started teaching down in North Devon 10 years ago and have always had a passion for supporting children with SEN. This is my third year working as a SENDCo and I completed my training last year. During my time working as a SENDCo, I have loved having the opportunity to support children across the school to get the help they need and to reach their full potential, working closely with their families in the process. I joined the team at Wilcombe in January 2023, and am really enjoying being part of such a great team in such an inclusive and supportive school.

Mrs Mandy Endicott – Nurture Practitioner, Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Deputy Safeguarding Officer

I have been working at Wilcombe since 2016 as Nurture Lead as well as being a safeguarding officer within the safeguarding team and a licenced Thrive practitioner. My role is to deliver interventions for children that may experience social, emotional and developmental needs to build resilience and prepare children to be equipped and able to learn in the classroom. My door is open for children to access a safe space during break and lunch and I feel privileged that the children feel able to come and talk to me regarding any problems they may be having and hopefully together we are able to work out a solution. I am glad to be part of a very warm and hardworking team.

Our Teachers…

Mrs Kelly Triggs – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

I volunteered in the Foundation Unit before getting a job at Wilcombe in 2011. During this time, I have had various job roles including mealtime assistant, learning support assistant in Foundation Unit and across KS1, working one to one with pupils and supporting in nurture. I have been Leading Nursery as an HLTA since 2015. During my time at Wilcombe, I have had many opportunities to develop professionally. I gained my NVQ level 3 diploma in early years and have been involved in many training sessions including speech and Language, Fun Fit, Real PE and RWI. My passion lies in Early Years as it is so rewarding watching the children flourish and become confident independent learners. This isn’t just a job for me it is an opportunity to make a real difference to a child’s life. I Love being part of the Wilcombe family as everyone is so supportive and dedicated. 

Rebecca Gibson

I joined the Wilcombe team in September 2021. My current roles are reception class teacher & Science subject lead. I have been teaching for eleven years now and have spent the majority of that time leading within the foundation stage and key stage one. I love this phase of education and find it to be extremely rewarding and often entertaining. The school and it’s community have welcomed me with warmth and support and I feel very fortunate to be a part of something special here at Wilcombe. 

Sian Goodwin 

In 2014, I attended Plymouth University to study a 3 year BEd Primary school teaching degree with a specialism in Physical Education. I embarked on my teaching career in 2017 and I have been at Wilcombe since 2019. I am passionate about supporting children to succeed and reach their potential. I have a love of Physical Education and recognise the benefits and opportunities P.E can offer to children. I also enjoy teaching Science. This year, I am teaching EYFS alongside Miss Gibson, I am looking forward to another year at Wilcombe.   

Mrs Emily Way

I have been teaching here at Wilcombe since 2008 and I have spent much of this time teaching in and leading the Foundation Stage 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.

Debs Miller

I began my teaching career in 2014 at Wilcombe Primary School. Prior to this I had worked as an LSA in the school Foundation Unit. I currently work in Year 1 alongside of Mrs Rachael Bennett and Mrs Katie Quick. I support the whole Key Stage 1 unit working closely with our Year 2 team. I am not only passionate about education but also ensuring that every child has their own unique needs met to the best of my ability. I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey so far at Wilcombe and look forward to many more years teaching in this inspirational school.

Kelly Scott

I have been working at Wilcombe since September 2007 when I took on a role as a Learning Support Assistant. In 2017 I undertook a degree in Teaching and Learning at The University of Worcester. I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to gain my Qualified Teacher Status whilst teaching in Year 3 in the academic year 2021/2022. Having gained my Teaching Qualification, I am now an ECT (Early Careers Teacher) I teach in Year 3 (Plym Class) and feel blessed to be a part of such an amazing team of children, staff and parents.

Caleigh Battishill Webber

I started working at Wilcombe Primary School in 2010, after gaining my teaching qualification. Most of my teaching experience has been in Key Stage 1, which I love. However, I have more recently been working in Key Stage 2. I am very lucky to be able to lead English and Read Write Inc across the school. I have a real passion for enabling children to read and introducing children to a variety of stories. I have always enjoyed working at Wilcombe. The children and families here are fantastic. There is a warmth and friendliness that greets you each day. Wilcombe is a great school! 

Olivia Rowe

I started working at Wilcombe in September 2022 and couldn’t have found a better school to start my primary teaching journey. Before completing my PGCE in Primary Teaching with Art and Design, I completed an undergraduate degree in Fine Art before qualifying as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language. Throughout my 4 years of English language teaching I was fortunate to teach in Devon, Bristol, London and Peru. Transitioning from English language teaching to primary teaching and moving back to Devon after living away has been made easy by the wonderful staff at this school. I feel very privileged to be working at Wilcombe and to have been welcomed with open arms by the Wilcombe family. I look forward to what my future at this unique and wonderful school will bring.

Matthew Carter

I joined Wilcombe in 2023 after beginning my teaching career in 2021. Prior to teaching, I spent 3 years at Plymouth Marjon University studying Sports Development and Physical Education, 3 years working as a teaching assistant in a Pupil Referral Unit in Cornwall before completing my teacher training. I have a passion for PE and enjoy teaching History and Science.

I love my sport and spend my Saturday’s playing football. I enjoy being outdoors and spend time walking the area and enjoying the beautiful scenery we have in Devon. 

I have felt incredibly well supported and welcomed since starting at Wilcombe and am looking forward to what the future holds.

Glen Burnett