Mr T Mills-Bishop
Head Teacher

Rowans, Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire, AL7 1NZ.
Waterside Academy is a business name of Agora Learning Partnership.
A charitable limited company, registered in England and Wales No 10290954
Registered Office The Orchard Primary School, Gammons Lane, Watford, WD24 5JW

01707 321203

Waterside Academy

Staff  Team 2019/20

Waterside Academy is committed to safeguarding children.

Should you have any concerns regarding a child's safety, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) or a Deputy DSL who can all be contacted via the office.

DSL - Mr T Mills-Bishop

Deputy DSLs - Mrs G Powell, Mrs A Geaves, Mr S Sal

Should you have any concerns or questions regarding safeguarding, please do come and speak with us without delay. Alternatively, feel free to e-mail me directly via - this is particularly useful during the school holidays and on other occasions when the school is closed. 

The school governor nominated for safeguarding is - Monika Szita-Rimann (Chair of Governors).


The Senior Leadership Team:

Head Teacher - Mr T Mills-Bishop (non-class based)

Deputy Head Teacher - Miss K Wilson (currently on maternity leave)

Senior Teacher - Mrs A Geaves

Teaching Staff:

EYFS Teacher and SLT - Mrs A Geaves

SENDCo (Special Education Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) - Mr S Sal

SENCo Contact Information  - Contact Mr Sal the SENCo through

Year 1 - Miss Ayres
Year 2 - Miss Micheli
Year 3 - Miss Fisher
Year 4 - Miss Lavos
Year 5 - Miss Honour
Year 6 - Mr Craig

Cover Lessons - Mrs McConchie


Support Staff:

Nursery Nurse:                             Mrs Foyle

EYP:                                               Mrs Jones

Lead TA:                                        Miss Sturmey

Nurture/PPG/SEND                     Mrs Woods

Lunchtime supervisor and TA:     Mrs Weymouth

Teaching Assistants:                      Mrs Evans, Mrs Joshi, Mrs Girdlestone
                                                        Mrs Bone, Ms Reynolds, Mrs Pal

Additional Mid-Day Supervisors:  Mrs Tutton
                                                         Mrs Sones

(Please note: to ensure high quality supervision and support for children at lunchtimes, most TAs work the lunch hour.)


Middle Leadership - At Waterside Academy we believe in the power of middle leadership. This is no more important than when our teachers lead subjects across the school. This structure enables us to ensure that we have clarity of intent, consistency of implementation and accountability for impact of our school curriculum. Our subjects are led by the following teachers...


English - Mrs Geaves (Writing, Grammar) and Miss Ayres (Reading, Phonics)

Maths - Miss Honour (Arithmetic) and Mr Craig (Reasoning)

Science - Mrs Geaves

P.E - Miss Honour

Computing - Mr Craig

P.S.H.E - Mr Mills-Bishop

Creative Arts - Miss Lavos

Music - Miss Micheli

MfL - (Spanish in KS2) - Miss Micheli

Humanities - (History, Geography and R.E) - Mrs McConchie 

Overall lead for all curriculum - Mrs McConchie

EYFS and KS1 (infants) coordinator - Mrs Geaves

KS2 (juniors) coordinator - Mrs McConchie


School Office

Mrs White - Finance Officer

Mrs Martin - Business Manager
Mrs Powell - School Secretary
Mrs Currell - Admin Assistant


Kitchen Staff (Chartwells)

Mrs Robertson (Chef)
Miss Eveleigh (GA)


Site Staff

Mr Churchill - Maintenance 

Mrs Sones - Cleaner
Mrs Hoy - Cleaner
Mrs Weymouth - Cleaner

Academy Trust - central team and their responsibilities (please follow the link below)

Academy Trust - members and their responsibilities (please follow the link below)