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

Ladybird and Butterflies

Teacher: Mrs J Gardner
EYFS Teaching Assistant Forestry School Leader: Mrs C Glover

Busy Bees (Y1 & Y2)

Teacher: Mrs S Cusick 
Eager Beavers (Y3 &Y4)

Teacher: Miss K Tither 

Wise Owls (Y5 & Y6)

Senior Teacher: Mr D Peetoom
Office Manager Mrs L Tither
Office Assistant  Mrs J Wilde 
Teaching Assistants  Mrs J Showering (HLTA)
Mrs M Jones
Mrs S Taylor
Miss M Duffy (HLTA)
Mrs L Wood
Miss L Canavan
Welfare Assistants  Mrs C Walmsley 
Mrs M Williams
Miss L Canavan 
Mrs J Whalley-Smith 
Miss S Jones
Meals Service  Mrs D McDougall 
Caretaker  Mr B Morton 
Cleaner Mrs L Wright
School Crossing Patrol  Miss K Evans
Breakfast & After School Club
Club Co-ordinator  Mrs M Jones 
Club Assistant  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