Woodlands Federation

The Woodlands Federation

Talbot First School

We form the The Woodlands Federation with St Peter’s CE (VC) First School


First School

Woodlands Federation

The Square, Marchington, Staffordshire, ST14 8LH


01283 820252

Meet Our Staff

At Talbot First School, we have a dedicated team who we'd love for you to meet. 

Mr R Kitching

My name is Mr Kitching and I'm proud to be the Headteacher of the Woodlands Federation. I have worked in a variety of schools and held a range of leadership positions during my career. I passionately believe in the wonderful educational experience that small, village schools can offer and I enjoy working in partnership with everyone in our Federation community to ensure the very best for our pupils.

Mrs S Holden
WIllow Class Teacher

I teach Reception and Year 1. I am the EYFS, Art and Design Technology Lead across The Woodlands Federation.

Miss J Allen
Maple Class Teacher

My name is Miss Allen and I teach Year 2, 3 and 4. I am looking forward to working with the children to show them the excitement around learning. My favourite subjects to teach are music and history, so you will hear us all singing in a lot of our lessons to help us learn new information. I know that the children make this school a wonderful place to learn, and I am delighted to be a part of the teaching staff here.

Mrs M Hill
Office Manager

Hi, my name is Mrs Hill! You can find me in the office or on the other end of the phone if you have any queries. I started at St Peter's as a volunteer and never left! I love our federation of schools as we are a great team and it's a happy place to work.

Mrs C Dwyer
Teaching Assistant

I have been working with the nursery as a teaching assistant for 4 years at Talbot First School. It makes me very proud to see how much our children develop and grow into confident and independent learners.

Mrs T Fowler
Teaching Assistant

I am a Teaching Assistant in the Willow Class and I also work in Forest School too.

Mrs N Chatfield
Teaching Assistant

Hello, my name is Mrs Chatfield and I primarily work at Talbot in Maple Class. I not only work with the children in the classroom environment but also enjoy giving the children the opportunity to learn outdoors in Forest School sessions which I lead at both schools.

Mrs L Wragg
Teaching Assistant

I work as a teaching assistant with Years 2,3 and 4. I love supporting the children with their learning as we have lots of fun.

Mr Morgan
HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Mrs S Delaney-Lowis
Admin Assistant

Mrs S Greaves

Hi, I'm Mrs Greaves and I make sure that the school is clean each day.




All local authority maintained schools are required to publish annually on their websites the number of individuals earning over £100k a year.

As of 21/03/2023 no staff at the school earn more than £100k a year.

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