Meet the staff

Nicky Edwards 

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Mrs Edwards is the Headteacher and Class 2 Teacher. She has a broad range of experience in teaching and leadership across the primary and secondary sectors. She is a Literacy and PE specialist and she runs the popular Radical Writers club. She is a paediatric first aider and is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Mrs Edwards has been leading the team at Dent since 2012. Outside school she enjoys surfing, cycling, dog walking and coaching swimming.

David Prescott

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Mr Prescott is the EYFS & Key Stage 1 Teacher and also Leads RE, Maths and Computing across the school. He runs Code Club, Games Club and Book club each week at different times throughout the year. He has also run Bible Explorers Club and Orienteering Club. Mr Prescott is a paediatric first aider. He qualified as a teacher through the Burton Morewood School Direct Programme in 2014 and joined Dent in September that year. Outside school he enjoys cycling, canoeing, mountaineering and reading. He has a TLR for improving the school’s ICT systems to enhance outcomes for children and improve communications. He is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and  the Staff Governor.

Kim Moss

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Kim is the Maths and Science teacher in KS2. She also teaches PE for all age groups in school. Kim has a wealth of experience in a wide range of schools and she delivers the one-to-one ‘Maths Recovery’ programme for pupils in KS1. She also runs a variety of sports clubs after school each week. Kim joined Dent Primary School in 2013.

Emma Lewis

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Emma is a senior teaching assistant who works across the school but especially in the Early Years Foundation stage. She has experience of several education settings and has an BA Honours Degree in Children, Schools and Families.  Emma carries out the ‘Reading Intervention’ support programme, she is a paediatric first aider and she also runs Breakfast club and Lego Club. She has been at Dent since 2013. Outside school she enjoys farming and walking the dog Maisy.

Jill Mitchell

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Jill is a High Level Teaching Assistant with many years’ experience at Dent. She works across the school with groups and individuals and is trained to run our school ‘Kidsafe’ safeguarding and e-safety programme. Jill is a paediatric first aider as well as a local first responder and she also drives the school bus. She has been at Dent since 1994. Outside school she enjoys walking and looking after her grandson.

Mandy Robinson

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Mandy is a senior teaching assistant, providing specialist one-to-one and whole class support in both Class 1 and Class 2. Mandy is an experienced, qualified teacher with an expertise in Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Mandy holds a national SENDCO qualification and is the school SENCO. She is contactable for SEND issues through mandy@dent.cumbria.sch.uk Mandy joined the team at Dent in 2016.

Rosie James

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Rosie leads the teaching of Art across the school and runs the Messy Club (Class 1) and Art Club (Class 2). She has experience of teaching art and supporting learning in several primary school settings. She has a strong focus on rich, open-ended opportunities for pupils to develop their skills as they explore their creative side. Rosie is a local artist whose studio is based in Farfield Mill. Rosie is currently studying for a Masters in Art Therapy through the University of Chester.

Cathy Roberts

Cathy provides one-to-one and whole class support as an assistant in Key Stage 1 and EYFS. She is a qualified teacher and has worked in the school since 2016.

Gwyn Cheetham

Gwyn is the business administrator. She carries out all the day-to-day administration tasks and supports the head in organising the school’s finances. She supports the teaching staff and generally keeps them in order.

Sally Bansor

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Sally is the school caretaker and cleaner. She cleans the school each day and carries out regular maintenance work and health and safety checks, and helps to construct props for the school pantomime.  Sally has been at the school since 2012

Holly Mccomb

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Holly is the school chef and she is in charge of concocting a delicious, healthy, diverse and balanced menu for the whole school. Drawing on her years of experience in catering and as a mum, she creates all of her meals from scratch in the school kitchen. She has been at the school since 2016.

Polly Evans

Polly is the Clerk to the Governors, supporting them in an administrative capacity and looking after compliance. Polly has been in this position since 2017.