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 Pullée
Mrs Pullée is our senior leader and Class 3 teacher. Mrs Pullée 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 Pullée is our English, RE and worship leader. Within her Senior Leader role, Mrs Pullée is responsible for developing our 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.
Class 2 teacher: Miss Katrin Lager
Miss Lager is our Class 2 teacher and the newest member of our team, having joined us in 2017. Miss Lager has many years of experience working within various school settings; both state and independent sector. Miss Lager has specialisms in both English and Geography and is leading Topic and Creative Curriculum across the school.
Class 1 teacher: Mrs Kerry Giles
Mrs Giles is our Class 1 teacher; teaching Reception to Year 2. Mrs Giles is an experienced teacher and Geography lead across NCSF.
Junior Teaching Assistant: Mrs Leena Coleman
Mrs Coleman is our junior teaching assistant; working across Class 2 and 3. Mrs Coleman runs KS2 interventions and is currently assisting with KS1 phonics. Mrs Coleman works alongside Miss Lager in planning, organising and running Creative curriculum.
Junior Teaching Assistant: Mrs Dawn Peacey
Mrs Peacey is our infant teaching assistant working within Class 1. Mrs Peacey runs KS1 interventions, phonics and guided reading. Mrs Peacey forms part of the Creative Curriculum team and also undertakes the lunchtime supervisor role alongside Mrs Gorton.
School Administrator: Mrs Judy Morgan
Mrs Morgan is our school administrator. She plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of daily school life. Mrs Morgan has worked at the school for over twenty years and her daughter is a past Swell pupil!
Special Educational Needs Coordinator - Mrs Jayne Pryor
Mrs Pryor is our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo). Mrs Pryor is the SENCo across all three of the NCSF schools and class teacher at Cold Aston. Mrs. Pryor will be at Swell every Friday focusing on SENDCo matters.
Mrs Becky Gorton
Mrs Gorton is a teaching assistant at Longborough and comes to Swell every lunchtime to undertake the lunchtime supervisor role alongside Mrs Peacey.