Mr Smith (Headteacher)
Mr. Smith is our Headteacher and one of his many jobs is keeping us safe in school. Mr Smith is a lifelong Everton fan and has been known to go on an annual visit to Goodison Park. Away from school also, Mr Smith is a Katherine Jenkins fan and he enjoys going to see her in concert halls around the country. Mr. Smith has recently become a Daddy for the first time and his little boy, Elliot, keeps him busy away from school. He enjoys going for walks with his wife – they are both members of the National Trust. Mr. Smith is a trained singer and tap-dancer also and spends his half-term holidays participating in musical theatre shows with a local amateur society.
Mrs Weston (Deputy Headteacher)
Mrs Weston teaches in Year 5 and 6 and is a member of the Leadership team. She has been teaching at Coton since 2008. In school, Mrs Weston is responsible for Maths. She is also our Deputy Safeguarding Lead. In her spare time she likes visiting islands around Britain as they remind her of the Famous Five stories which she read as a child
Mrs Smith (SENCO)
Mrs Smith teaches in Years 1 and 2 and is one of our Senior Leadership Team. In school she is responsible for Literacy and Key Stage 1 including EYFS. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and going on fun days out. Mrs Smith has crazy curly hair, which reminds her of….Little Miss Curly (from the Mr. Men series) Mrs Smith likes her class to be ‘outstanding.’
Mrs Cresswell works in our school office. She has lots of jobs but the most important one is ordering our school dinners and working closely with Mr. Smith. She is our Business Officer in school. Her favourite colour is green and she is a trained singer and dancer. Her favourite celebrity is Gene Kelly. Her dream job is to work in the West End!
Mrs Panton teaches our mixed Year 3 and 4 class. She loves films and music. In her car, Mrs Panton loves singing along to musical songs. Unusually she has eight giant African Land Snails! A lovely teacher friend gave them to her as a gift. Mrs Panton loves a good roast dinner, even better if it is cooked for her! Her favourite bit is the pork crackling!
Miss Dennis is our new Year 1 class teacher. She has a passion for music and can play the piano and the clarinet. In her spare time, Miss Dennis loves going for walks in the countryside with her little dog Tilly. Her favourite season is summer and she loves going on holiday to places that are hot and sunny. She also enjoys baking and her favourite treat to bake is yummy chocolate brownies!
Miss Lester teaches the Potters in Year 2 alongside Mrs Smith. Before doing her teacher training she worked as a teaching assistant and is actually a trained florist. She loves drawing, painting and being creative. In her spare time, she enjoys musical theatre and for the last 27 years has been part of a local theatre company building and painting the scenery for their productions. She also likes walking in the countryside and climbing mountains.
Miss Knowles is our new EYFS and Year 1 class teacher. Miss Knowles is a big sports fan and likes keepingherself fit. Miss Knowles has taken part in numerous triathlons and marathons. She is an avid outdoorenthusiast and loves to travel, she particularly enjoys taking part in sporting events whilst travelling abroad and discovering new places. Miss Knowles loves to cook, recreating meals she has enjoyed whilsttravelling and using home grown vegetables from her garden, if her guinea pigs haven’t eaten it all first!
Mrs Butler currently teaches in Years 1 and 2 on a Thursday afternoon and all dayon a Friday. In addition to this, she also teaches Year 3 and Year 5 Maths every morning. This year, Mrs Butler is training to be a Forest School lead and will be helping us to develop a nature area at the side of our school field. Mrs Butler is also our school SENCO. Music is one of Mrs Butler’s greatest passions and she has been part of many choirs and can play a few instruments. Mrs Butler also loves the outdoors, whether it be going for a peaceful stroll along the canal or a hike through the Peak District with her husband.
Mrs Brace has worked here for 11 years. She is a teaching assistant in our school and she loves Maths! Mrs Brace has a passion for shopping and motor cross! She would love to live near the beach. When she was younger she wanted to be a paramedic because she loves blood and gore!
Mrs Mailer is a very active member of our school who enjoys sport. She is a Teaching Assistant in school and she enjoys doing first aid. She mainly works with the children in Reception and Year 1.
Mrs Thorne has worked at our school for 15 years. She is a teaching assistant and she enjoy seeing children achieve. Her favourite subject is Maths because she is very logical. In her spare time she enjoys the countryside and cooking. She enjoys having dinner parties and her ideal guest would be Stephen Hawking!
Miss Gibbons works in the office alongside Mrs Cresswell. She is currently studying her Business Administration Apprenticeship and brings a lot of great experience with her having previously worked with children in a nursery. Miss Gibbons likes to spend her time going to the gym and walking her dog Alfie. She also loves flamingos too!
Mrs Bettson is a Midday Supervisor, her job is to look after the Children at lunch times. Mrs Bettson enjoys outdoor adventures and trips to the seaside in our caravan. She also loves spending time with my family and watching her son play football. Her favourite time of the year is Christmas and my favourite food is pasta and strawberries!
Mr L Billet
Mr Billett (Luke), teaches all year groups PE and runs the before and after school clubs! He loves all sports and a good coffee in the morning. Mr Billet supports Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and is a massive Marvel fan!
Mr A Billet
Mr Billett (Adam) assists with P.E for all year groups. He also leads the breakfast and lunch time clubs. Mr Billet loves to play football and he used to be a midland championship swimmer! Mr Billet’s favourite thing to eat would have to be a homemade Tikka Masala with a Turkish delight for pudding! His favourite films to watch are The Greatest Showman or Home alone.
Mrs Wates is a teaching assistant in Y3 and Y4. She loves tennis, badminton, mermaids, Alice in Wonderland and Brian Cox programmes. Mrs Wates loves to visit the West Country with her GreatDane/Labrador and 6-year-old daughter. Her chaotic dog Willow and daughters love of the outdoors encourages Mrs Wates to go out walking nearly every day. Mrs Wates’ favourite season of the year is Spring.
Mrs Kiteley is the Pastoral care and Inclusion Manager and also one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads for the school. She has two young children, a dog called Barney and a cat called Elvis but would love to add some chickens to her gang! Mrs Kiteley loves going to music festivals, gigs and exploring the country with her family. Her favourite place is Sennen Cove in Cornwall.
Mrs Whitby teaches Maths and English to Year 5 in the mornings and teaches across Key Stage 2 in the afternoons. She loves reading and the outdoors. Her extended family includes an elderly dog, chickens and she recently added Dwarf Lop rabbits to the mix.
Cleaner in Charge/Kitchen Assistant
Kitchen Assistant / Cleaner