In my role as Headteacher of Our Lady and St Anselm's R.C. Primary I work closely with all children, families and our parish. Our mission is to ensure all children are recognised as unique individuals in a caring, nurturing environment with Christ at the Centre. I strongly believe that the children are here to have memorable experiences, build on what they know and can do and help them to become confident life-long learners. Through their time at St Anselm's I hope to ensure each child is supported in their personal journey of faith. I am very proud of all the young people and the staff at St Anselm's and I am sure everyone who visits our school will receive a warm welcome by all.
I have worked at Our Lady & St. Anselm's since March 2009 and I probably don't need to do much of an introduction as you will see me sat in my office on a daily basis carrying out my duties as School Business Manager. I studied at The National College of Teaching and Leadership and gained my Certificate in School Business Management in May 2014. I can honestly say that I enjoy working as part of a team, in a school where staff are extremely dedicated and the pupils are an absolute credit. I am married to Bruno who is Italian (hence the strange surname) and have two children, Gianluca and Gabriella. I enjoy the outdoors and travelling but most of all I love spending time with my family and friends.
I have been at Our Lady & St. Anselm's since 2008 as a Teaching Assistant in both key stages and enjoy working in a small, friendly school where everybody counts. I love teaching children skills in cooking, which I have done for many years through my cookery club; you never know, I may inspire the next Jamie Oliver!! I thoroughly enjoy creating displays and doing craft activities with our children; seeing their faces when they have finished is very satisfying and worthwhile. I have three girls who all attended Our Lady & St. Anselm's. My eldest daughter has now completed her masters degree, gosh how time flies! Away from school, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking, reading and cooking (surprise, surprise!!)
My name is Anne Brown, I have worked at Our Lady and St. Anselm's since 2001 as a Teaching Assistant in both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. I find it particularly rewarding doing pastoral work throughout the school and I am proud to work with the children who attend Rainbows on a weekly basis. I am proud to be part of a successful team who encourage every child to reach their full potential. When not at home in Whitworth, I enjoy spending time at my caravan in Heysham.
I have been a teacher at Our Lady and St Anselm's since September 2009 and the Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 1 since 2014. I have had the opportunity to teach the breadth of Key Stage One but predominantly have worked closely in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Alongside my other roles, I am the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. I am now the proud mummy to Ida who, along with my husband, I enjoy spending valuable time with.
Hello. I am Mrs Howarth and I have been teaching at OLSA since September 2013. As well as being class teacher to Year Five, I co-ordinate RE, PSHE and MFL throughout the school. I work alongside my wonderful TA's Miss Barlow and Miss Milner and you will often see us spending what spare time we have arranging our classroom to ensure our children have a fabulous learning environment. I am a very proud mummy to two little children, Loris and Margaux. Along with my husband, we love to spend our weekends going on exciting day trips with our children.
Hello, I am Mrs Gartside and I have been at Our Lady and St. Anselm's since 1997 which included time when I worked towards my Teaching Assistant qualifications. Over the years, had the pleasure of helping in all the classes throughout the school. I particularly enjoy working with small groups of children and I love working alongside Miss Brown at our weekly Rainbow sessions. I thoroughly enjoy the craft activities we run during the year, as this is a hobby of mine.
I have been working at OLSA since 2006 and have worked in the school office, alongside Mrs Abbondandolo, as the Office Administrator since 2009. I am married to Sam and am a mum to three boys, all of whom attended Our Lady & St. Anselm's. All of my sons are now working full time but it doesn't seem that long ago since they were running around in our Reception Class! In my spare time I enjoy baking and generally spending time with my family.
I first came to Our Lady & St. Anselm's as a volunteer when I was seventeen. When the position of a Teaching Assistant became available I applied and was successful in obtaining the job. Since 2012 I have had various roles in school including the role of Extended Services Manager. I am now a teaching assistant in KS2 and I find working in such a small and friendly school very rewarding. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and baking and spending time with my daughter, Indie and my family and friends.
Hello, I’m Miss Wadsworth! Some of you may recognise me from last year as I had the privilege of completing my teacher training at OLSA. I am extremely excited to be joining the wonderful team again this year and can’t wait to see what adventures are in store for the Blossom class! During my free time I like to explore our lovely countryside with my dog Chip and bake delicious cakes.
Hello, I am Lee Waugh and you will often see me clearing leaves, snow or generally 'pottering around' in the playground carrying out my duties as Site Supervisor. I have three children who all attended this school and thoroughly enjoyed their time here.
I joined OLSA in 2007 as a Teaching Assistant in Key Stage Two. Since then, I have gained a great deal of experience supporting children across each key stage. While working here, I have completed my degree in Children's and Young People's Integrated Practice. I then went on to achieve my PGCE through the School Direct programme. I am now a busy Key Stage 2 teacher and also a mum to two children. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and taking my two dogs on long walks.
My name is Miss Fleming and I currently teach Year 5. I am the English and History Co-ordinator across school and love organising reading challenges. I have been at OLSA since 2014 after having trained in Law at Nottingham Law School. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my children and competing at horse competitions.
Hello my name is Miss Lord and I began my career as an apprentice at OLSA in 2014. I was very lucky to complete both my level 2 and 3 TA qualifications and at the end of my apprenticeship I was delighted to gain a permanent position as a Teaching Assistant. Outside of school I enjoy walking my dog with my two younger twin sisters who both attended OLSA.
My name is Mrs King and I have worked as a Teaching Assistant at OLSA since September 2015 and I feel very lucky to work in the village where I have lived my whole life. I have been working as a Teaching Assistant since the year 2000 and I have worked in both mainstream schools and schools for children with special educational needs. I am a huge Ice Hockey fan and in my spare time I try to make it to as many Manchester Storm games as I can with my husband and twin boys. My sons are in Key Stage 2 at OLSA and love coming to school here.
I joined school in 2015 after volunteering in Year Two and gaining my qualifications as a Teaching Assistant. I have worked throughout Key Stage One but predominantly in EYFS. I enjoy being creative and love the outdoors so we have lots of fun in class. I have two children and in my spare time I am a keen rounders player.
In 2017, I joined OLSA working in the Reception Class. I have previous experience in a local nursery so my passion has always been with the Early Years. I have two children so I spend all my spare time looking after them and taking them to new places. I enjoy running and watching box sets.
My name is Miss Ashworth and I am proud to be part of the fantastic team here at OLSA. Previous to working at OLSA, I enjoyed teaching children to swim at Whitworth Leisure. I went on to gain a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and then a PGCE in primary education at the University of Cumbria in 2018. I am the EYFS, Science and PE coordinator and I dedicate lots of time to training children for upcoming sports events. In my free time I enjoy skiing and playing netball for my local team.