We have built an enthusiastic, loyal and committed team at Wellow. We appoint talented staff when the opportunity arises, to bring new skills and opportunities for our children. We support all staff to achieve outstanding outcomes and provide rich professional development opportunities to be the best they can be in their role.
Jo Cottrell is our Executive Headteacher, being responsible for the overall strategic direction and success of the school. As a National Leader in Education (NLE), Jo has been selected by the Department for Education to support and advise other leaders in their roles.
Beth Larcombe as Head of School leads and manages the school on a day to day basis. Mrs Larcombe is a very experienced leader who has worked at Wellow School since 2005.
‘The partnership between the executive headteacher and the head of teaching and learning provides the school with strong and effective leadership. The impact of their drive and vision is seen through improvements in achievement, the quality of teaching, the use made of data and the impact of pupil progress meetings.’
Mrs Larcombe is supported by two senior teachers, Louise Bethel and Nicola Dew, who are also members of the schools leadership team.
Mrs Dew is a long standing member of the Wellow team, who has taken whole school responsibility for maths and science for many years. As Year 6 teacher, Mrs Dew also takes responsibility for transition to secondary school and has supported many children through the final assessments before leaving primary school.
Mrs Bethel is also an experienced teacher, having previously taught in London, before relocating to Hampshire. With whole school responsibility for English and PHSE, Mrs Bethel also leads the School Council.
Executive Inclusion Leader
Jenny Kittley-Davies is a qualified Special Needs Coordinator who takes particular responsibility for pupils with additional educational needs. Supported by the Lead teacher for Inclusion, she ensures that as a school we do all that we can to ensure that every child makes superb progress.
The School Business Manager
Mrs Linda Bate shares the role of School Business Manager across the two schools in our federation, taking key responsibility for the financial management of both schools.
At Wellow, she is ably supported by a friendly and efficient team: Mrs Jackie Webber, Mrs Cary Batchelor and Mrs Claire Bailey. Our Office Staff are committed to ensuring that the first contact you may have with our school is friendly, helpful and welcoming.