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Staff & Structure

Organisation of Teaching

Key Stages

Foundation Stage - Reception Year (ages 4 to 5)

Key Stage 1

        Year 1 [ages 5 to 6]

        Year 2 [ages 6 to 7]

Key Stage 2

        Year 3 [ages 7 to 8]

        Year 4 [ages 8 to 9]

        Year 5 [ages 9 to 10]

        Year 6 [ages 10 to 11]


The school is currently divided into 3 classes:

Class 1 [Reception, Years 1]

Class 2 [Years 2, 3]

Class 3 [Years 4, 5 and 6]

Sub class each morning of Year 4 only


Staff Team

Our staff members work hard as a team to create a positive, caring and welcoming atmosphere where the children feel secure yet are challenged to achieve their best.  They endeavour to help each individual child achieve their full potential.

We currently have 75 children on role.


Members of Staff


Head Teacher : Mrs Beverley Pawson

Class 1 (Reception and Year 1 ) : Mrs Helen Wilson & Mrs Sue Scott

Class 2 (Years 2 and 3) : Mrs Catherine Naylor

Class 3 (Years 4, 5 and 6) : Miss Lucy Heffernan pm

Class 3 sub class Year 4 only Mrs Sarah Smith

Teaching Staff : Cathie Hallsworth

Administrator: Mrs Claire Roughley

Advanced Teaching Assistants : Mrs Rachel Jagger and Cathie Hallsworth

General Teaching Assistant : Ms Paula Carroll, Miss Jayne Drysdale, Mrs Heather Drummond,  Mrs Rosie Newstead-Louth

Mid-Day Supervisors : Ms Paula Carroll, Mrs Heather Drummond Miss Heidi Hall and Miss Jayne Drysdale


Staff employed by other contractors, working on behalf of the school:

Cleaner / caretaker : Miss Jayne Drysdale

Cook : Miss Heidi Hall

Catering Assistant : Miss Amy Smythe


Voluntary helpers : Mrs Ann Atterby (reading), Mrs Jan Tapper

Note : A number of parents offer time as volunteer helpers and this is much appreciated.  We would be very pleased to hear from you if you would like to support the school in this way.



In January 2005 Sand Hutton and Warthill Primary Schools joined together to form a confederation. 

The two schools have the same Headteacher, Mrs Beverley Pawson, who divides her time equally between them. Since April 2013 the schools have become federated. This means that although the two schools are separate and unique in their own communities they now share one governing body and seek to collaborate for the 

In small village schools the Headteacher usually has a large class teaching commitment in addition to their vital leadership and management duties.  The federation agreement means that both schools now have a Headteacher who is able to focus solely on the vital leadership and management roles.

Our confederation was only the second to be set up in North Yorkshire but now several other groups of schools are working together in this way.  We view the arrangement as a very positive opportunity for our schools with significant advantages for children and staff as they work closely together.



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