Year 5

Our Year 5 teachers are Rachel Wilson and Alex Woods


Rachel Wilson joined our school in September 2005 from an inner London primary school. Rachel heads up the Upper Key Stage team. She is a member of the school’s Leadership Team and the subject leader for science. She and her class won the best primary science film award (and £500 for the school) in the National Physical Laboratory 2010 film competition with ‘Some Like it Hot’. In 2015-16 she submitted a successful application for the award of the Primary Science Quality Mark, at gold standard. She has taught in Years 4, 5 and 6 during her time at our school. From 2012-13 Rachel, who has a young child, decided to work four days a week. As a consequence, James O’Donnell takes 5W on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.


Alex Woods took his degree in Classics before qualifying as a lawyer and spending seven years at the criminal bar. He joined us as a mature schools direct trainee teacher in September 2014. Alex enjoyed a very successful year working closely alongside Rachel Wilson. He was keen to join our team as a classteacher – and we were keen to have him. Alex is now in his third year of teaching and he has joined the school’s Leadership Team. He leads on the teaching of grammar and the teaching of design technology.