Come and meet the staff at our school!
The Executive Headteacher, Miss Alexandra Symondson
Miss Symondson is The Executive Headteacher for the three schools within The North Cotswold Schools Federation. Prior to this, Miss Symondson was Headteacher at Cold Aston CofE Primary School for seven years. Miss Symondson has been a highly successful headteacher achieving results in the top 1% nationally, achieving an Outstanding Ofsted grade under the new stringent Ofsted regime and has written for The Parliamentary Portfolio on Achieving Excellence in Schools. Miss Symondson is also one of the representatives for The North Cotswold Cluster of Primary Headteachers at the Gloucestershire Association of Primary Headteachers. Miss Symondson has also obtained the National Professional Qualification for Headship, the National Award for Special Education Needs and a diploma in Leadership and Management.
Outside of school Miss Symondson's favourite hobby is rowing. This and the training it encompasses takes up most of her free time but you may find her tinkering on the piano, guitar or cello!
Senior Leader - Mrs. Tracy Pullee
Mrs. Pullee is new to Swell CofE Primary School and NCSF. Mrs. Pullee has had several years leadership experience most recently being the Early Years and Year One Phase Leader in a large primary school in Warwickshire. Mrs. Pullee will be teaching Group 3 at Swell. Mrs. Pullee will also be leading the English subject leader team, worship and RE. Within her Senior Leader role, Mrs. Pullee will be responsible for developing the new ethos committees and our values, British values, Personal, Social and Emotional Education and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development within Swell and across the NCSF.
Special Educational Needs Coordinator - Mrs. Jayne Pryor
Mrs. Pryor is in her final year of completing a work based BA Primary Teacher Education Honours Degree at Oxford Brookes University. Mrs Pryor has been previously working as a teaching assistant and cover supervisor within The North Cotswolds. Mrs. Pryor will be working across all three of the NCSF schools, teaching in classes and undertaking the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo) role mentored by the Executive Headteacher. Mrs. Pryor will be at Swell every Friday morning focusing on SENDCo.
Mrs. Becky Gorton
Mrs. Gorton is undertaking the lunchtime supervisor role every day at Swell CofE Primary School.