Who’s Who

This is the list of Bassenthwaite School’s staff and their many roles.

Mrs Sara Royle 
Head Teacher, Child Protection Officer, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Staff Development Officer, Literacy Leader, Maths Leader, Computing Leader, PE Leader, MFL leader, EVC, Y5/6 Teacher (mornings)

Mrs Sara Royle has been our head teacher at Bassenthwaite School for 17 years and thoroughly enjoys coming to school each day. Mrs Royle’s hobbies are reading, acting, dog walking and going to the theatre. Her favourite holiday spot is the Isle of Harris in Scotland. She has three daughters, two of whom have followed her into the teaching profession. Mrs Royle teaches the junior children.

Mrs Anneli Pickering
SENDCO, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Science Leader, Creative Arts Leader (Art, D/T,Music),  KS2 Teacher

Mrs Pickering currently teaches in KS2. She has taught here and nowhere else for a long time. She loves the small friendly classes and enjoys the sporty playtimes were she sits on her bench enjoying the countryside view of Skiddaw. In her free time she goes to lots of places with her four boys and she enjoys shopping for clothes or cooks different foods at home. She likes writing emails to her friends and loves reading.


Miss Rebecca Lyle
Part-time  EYFS teacher, History and Geography Leader, RE Leader and KS1 teacher .

Miss Lyle works at Bassenthwaite School as a part time teacher in our Infant class and  Ducklings Nursery. She is a qualified Early Years teacher and has worked here since our Nursery opened in 2014.

Mrs Sarah Collison  Part time EYFS /KS1 teacher and Part Time Office Administrator.

In the office her work consists of keeping the school records up to date, school  finances, and all other administration issues, using the latest forms of technology.

Mrs Sally Nutter   Teaching Assistant. She works with children of all age groups and will support children in small groups and individuals, as well as working alongside the class teachers in curriculum work. Mrs Nutter is a qualified teacher.

Miss Jessica Walker Teaching Assistant. She works 1:1 with particular children and also with children of all age groups to support them in small groups, as well as working alongside the class teachers in curriculum work. Miss Walker also runs after school club.

Miss Emily Poole Teaching Assistant Apprentice. Miss Poole is learning to be a Teaching Assistant. She also helps out at lunchtimes and runs after school club.