Who's Who...?

Meet our staff team

Teaching, leadership and support staff at Wirksworth Federation of Infant Schools work very much as a team across our two infant school sites. This means we are able to share expertise and human resources - and get plenty of exercise walking from one building to the other!

Leadership and Teaching


Mrs Jo Poyser - Head teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Sarah Waller - Senior Teacher, EYFS co-ordinator, Oak Class teacher WI school Mon-Tues. Deputy Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs Rachel Emery - Ash class CE school

Mrs Heather Marriott - Hawthorn class WI school, PE Co-ordinator

Mrs Liz Blenkinsop - Sycamore class CE school, Deputy Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Miss Vicki Brooks - Oak class WI school, Weds-Fri

Mrs Catherine Birch - Beech class CE school, Mon-Weds

Mrs Fiona Essex - Beech class CE school, Weds-Fri

Mrs Claire Butler - SENDCo (0.2 FTE)

School Business Support

Mrs Cath Rowlatt - School Business Officer

Mrs Clare Radley - School Business Assistant

Midday Supervisors

Elizabeth Leask - Senior MDS WI school

Louise Brewell - Senior MDS CE school

Neville Fletcher, Linda Derbyshire, Tracy Goodwin - WI school

 Julie Russell, Evangeline Rigby, Amy Haynes, Laura Flitter - CE school

AmPm Club

before and after school care

Mrs Louise Brewell - club manager

Mrs Natalie Rapkin - play assistant

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Mrs Marie Wanford

Mrs Jean Repton

Mrs Helen Kay 

Catering Team

Anne-Marie Knighton

Mariea Watson

Suzanne Stevens

Jayne Wragg

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Jean Repton

Mrs Helen Kay

Mrs Marie Wanford

Mrs Mel Chapman

Mrs Jo Bowler

Mrs Natalie Rapkin

Mrs Debbie King


Steve Maskrey - CE school

Neville Fletcher - WI school