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Come and meet the staff at our school!


Welcome to Willowbank Primary.  We are a large Primary School which became part of the ‘First Federation Trust’ on 1st September 2018. The First Federation is a Multi-Academy Trust of primary schools across Devon.  


We currently have over 300 children on roll, split into 12 classes. We aim to provide every single child with the opportunity to be the best they can be, whatever their talent or background. We provide a safe and stimulating environment where our school values of being respectful, caring, trustworthy, determined and honest are promoted and developed.  Our committed and talented staff work hard to ensure each child is supported and encouraged to do their best and take part in a wide range of opportunities.


We want all of our children to have happy memories of primary school and we strive to equip them with the necessary skills and tools needed to be successful, lifelong learners. We learn from our mistakes, we persevere to improve and we believe we can achieve our dreams.


If you would like to come and visit our happy school please contact us and we can arrange to give you a guided tour and to answer any questions that you may have.


Mrs Sophie Hillson

Head of Teaching and Learning


Executive Head of Teaching and Learning

Mrs Angela Jenkins


Head of Teaching and Learning

Mrs Sophie Hillson



Mrs Chapman




Foundation Stage

Mrs Davies (Robin)

Mrs Kyte (Starling)


Year 1

Mrs Staples (Siskin)

Miss Hayman (Linnet)


Year 2

Miss Jay (Goldfinch)

Mrs Hall (Dove)


Year 3

Mr G Chatterton (Avocet)

Miss Mingo (Kingfisher)


Year 4

Mrs Sullivan (Heron)


Year 5

Ms E Burgin (Buzzard)

Miss Gibbs (Kestrel)


Year 6

Mrs Coe/Mrs Kelly (Hawk)


PPA Teachers

Mrs Ware

Mrs Snow


Teaching Assistants


Miss Young

Mrs Stamp

Mrs Stevens

Miss Mogford

Miss Cashin

Mrs Sukiennik

Mrs Rutherford

Mrs Shiach

Miss Rees

Mrs Tinley

Miss Burke

Mrs Holbrook

Mrs Lewis

Mrs Davey

Mrs Hayston

Mr Webster


Family Support Adviser

Mrs Haddican  


Office Staff

Mrs Thomas

Mrs Ingram

Mrs Chester


Kitchen Staff

Mrs Gibb

Miss Horn

Miss Metcalf

Mrs Adams


Meal Time Assistants

Mrs Shiach (Supervisor)

Mrs Willis

Mrs Paterson

Mrs Holley

Miss Land

Miss Young


Breakfast Club

Mrs Holbrook (Supervisor)

Mrs Tinley

Mrs Philipson

Mrs Lewis

Mrs Hayston

Miss Burke

Willowbank Primary School - staff photographs March 2019