Our Head teacher is Mrs Wasyliw. She has a degree in geography from Durham University together with over 20 years primary teaching experience. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets!

Mrs Kowal (Class 1)

Mrs Kowal came to us in 2008 to teach Class 4; having previously worked in Lancashire. Since 2010, she has been teaching Class 1 and welcoming the new Reception children to their time at St John’s. Mrs Kowal is responsible for R.E. and Collective Worship in school; developing our Christian ethos and education. In her spare time, she is a leader at a Guide unit, enjoys reading and loves to spend time with her young family.

Mrs Haigh (Class 2- KS1 manager)

Mrs Haigh joined the staff in 2013 after spending many happy years at Old Earth School in Elland, where she mainly taught key stage 1 classes. At St John’s she is responsible for the co-ordination of key stage 1 and the Early Years Foundation Stage. She teachers Class 2 (year 1 and year 2). Her own subject interests are Science and Maths. She lives locally and is mum to two lively girls. Her interests centre around her family who are all keen cyclists and swimmers.

Miss Kersley (Class 3)

Miss Kersley is very happy to be the new Class 3 teacher at St John’s. She has previously worked as a Teaching Assistant across a range of years, although mainly in KS2. She enjoys teaching all primary subjects, particularly English and science. She likes to spend her free time reading and exploring the outdoors. She is also has a passion for gymnastics as she trained as a gymnast for ten years.

Mrs Verry (Year 4)

Mrs Verry has joined the school in 2015 and teaches Year 4. Most of her training and subsequent work has been in KS2. She enjoys teaching all the primary subjects but especially maths and French. In her spare time she enjoys making the most of the surrounding countryside by going on bike rides and long walks with her three children.

Mr Dewick (Class 4)

Mr Dewick has been at St John’s since September 2010 and teaches year 5 and Class 4. He has taught year 3, year 4, year 5  and year 6.  He also enjoys teaching sport especially cricket and football. In his spare time he plays for a local football team – Ellandians FC.

Miss Bell (Class 5- KS2 Manager and Assistant Headteacher)

Miss Bell has taught across key stage 2 and currently teaches year 6 and Class 5. She is also key stage 2 manager and the assistant head teacher. Miss Bell loves drama, dance and being creative – she is often planning an exciting curriculum day or trip for the children. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks, keeping fit and spending time with her family.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Joanna Wasyliw

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Rebecca Bell