Meet The Team


Miss Clark


Hello, I am Miss Clark and I am the headteacher here at St. James. After graduating from Edge Hill College I initially worked in Cumbria before relocating to Lancashire. Over the course of my teaching career I have taught in four schools and have taught across all key stages. I have also worked for the Local Authority as a teaching and learning consultant. I am passionate about teaching and working alongside parents, staff and governors to ensure that every child reaches their potential. Outside of school I love reading and spending time with my family.  



Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds' and Butterflies' Class Teacher

Hello.  My name is Mrs Gardner and I teach the youngest children in our school – Ladybirds and Butterflies.

I have BA (Hons) in Primary Education with a specialism in Early Years and PSHE.  My hobbies include Cross-Fit and the great outdoors.

Mrs Cusick

Busy Bees' Class Teacher

Hello. My name is Mrs Cusick and I teach the children in Years 1 and 2 – Busy Bees. I started teaching in 2011 after having been an NNEB. It made me want to become a teacher so that I could make a difference to children's lives.

Miss Tither

Eager Beavers' Class Teacher

Hello, my name is Miss Tither and I teach the children in Years 3 and 4, Eager Beavers.

I will begin my NQT year in September 2019 following graduating in BA (Hons) in Primary Education with specialisms in English and SEND.

I cannot wait to begin teaching and nurturing the children in my first classroom. I have lots of fun and exciting things planned for them.

Outside of school, I enjoy swimming, reading, theatre and travel.

Mr Peetoom, Senior Teacher

Wise Owls' Class Teacher

Hello.  My name is Mr. Peetoom and I teach the older children in our school – Wise Owls.

I graduated in 2005 with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with a specialism in Mathematics.  I have a passion for teaching and enjoy leading sport and English in our school.  My hobbies include buying records, DJing and reading books about science and nature.

The Team 





Miss H Clark







Ethos Group

Educational Visits Coordinator -2nd


EYFS Teacher

Ladybirds and Butterflies

Mrs J Gardner




Yoga Club

Y1/2 Teacher

Busy Bees

Mrs S Cusick


Art and Design

Design Technology


School Council

Y3/4 Teacher

Eager Beavers

Miss K Tither


Peace Proms Choir

Senior Teacher

Y5/6 Teacher

Wise Owls

Mr D Peetoom

Deputy DSL





Sports Clubs and Competitions

Educational Visits Coordinator- 1st

Staff Governor

Teaching Assistants

Mrs C Glover

Forest School Leader

Phonics Interventions

Talk Boost Interventions

Mrs L Wood


Mrs S Taylor


Miss M Duffy 

HLTA-Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs M Jones

PPA Cover

IDL Interventions

Toe by Toe Interventions

Mrs J Showering

HLTA- Higher Level Teaching Assistant

PPA Cover

Gardening Club

Welfare Assistants 

Mrs C Walmsley 


Mrs M Williams


Mrs J Whalley-Smith 

Let’s Get Cooking Programme

Miss S Jones


Office Manager

Mrs L Tither

Rotary Club

Office Assistant

Mrs J Wilde



Mr B Morton 



Mrs L Wright


School Crossing Patrol

Awaiting replacement. Temporarily filled by supply team.



School Meals Service

Mrs D McDougall 


Breakfast and After School Club Staff

Mrs M Jones 

Breakfast and After School Club Coordinator

Miss S Jones 


Mrs C Walmsley 




Contact Us

Westhead Lathom St James

C of E Primary School

School Lane




L40 6HL

Phone: 01695 574 078