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Senior Leadership Team

Mrs. Laina Pettifor - Interim Head of School and Designated Safeguarding Lead


I am Mrs Pettifor and have over 20 years of teaching experience, mostly at Oldmixon, during which I have taught across all age ranges from Nursery to year 6.  My current role, interim head of school, ensures each and every day is different, sometimes challenging but always exciting – a job I feel proud and privileged to do. I thoroughly enjoy working  with our wonderful, dedicated staff and I have always loved being part of the Oldmixon family-  a place where everyone is valued, supported and has the opportunity to shine. As an educator I have always believed a fundamental part of a child’s development is to build a learning environment that is inclusive, promotes independence and prepares children for the next stage of their learning journey. I pride myself in creating an environment which is fun, engaging and provides opportunities for all children to achieve. As a mum I know how important it is to feel welcomed, as a parent, and valued as a pupil.  When not at school, I love to spend time with my family – especially my new grandson Ralphie. I love arts and crafts especially knitting and crochet. If I wasn’t a teacher I think I would own a little wool shop, a stone’s throw away from the beach selling homemade cookies and cakes.

Mrs. Roxanne Simpson  - Deputy Headteacher, SENCo and Year 6 class teacher


I began my teaching career at Oldmixon Primary School in 2012 as an NQT and loved being part of the Oldmixon family so much that I stayed! Now in my eighth year of teaching, I have experience working both in KS1 and KS2 but this year returned to teaching Year 6! Passionate about reading, writing and music, I can be found frequently reading poems to my class or enthusiastically singing to and with the school. This year, I have taken on the role of school SENCO, I’m working hard to support and develop our provision and support for our children who have special educational needs. 

Mrs. Heidi Hudd - Interim Executive Headteacher


I've been at Oldmixon for 4 years as Headteacher and now Interim Executive Headteacher. I returned to North Somerset having been in Bristol for 5 years. My previous life was in finance and HR, which has supported me in the role of Headteacher. Outside of school I love to walk my dogs, knit, sew and cook