Growing Together, Learning for Life

Moorland Federation

The Moorland Federation is a vibrant community of first, primary, and nursery schools dedicated to providing an inclusive, sustainable, and mentally healthy learning environment that prioritises student well-being.

Executive Headteacher
Growing Together, Learning for Life

Mrs Naomi Philp

Main Points of Contact:

Executive Headteacher: Naomi Philp

Business and Finance Leads: Mrs Lizi Pravato & Mrs Helen Hickman

Executive Head PA | Central Federation Admin Lead: Mrs Rosy Arch

Co-Chair of Governors: Helen Jenkinson and Frances Nicholson

Main contacts for parents and enquiries: Please contact your child's school directly or use the central contact details below.

General Enquiries:


Tel: 07947 994052

All can be contacted via the details below, at the bottom of the page.

The Moorland Federation is a vibrant community of first, primary, and nursery schools dedicated to providing an inclusive, sustainable, and mentally healthy learning environment that prioritises student well-being. We aim to offer a private school education experience within a public school setting, fostering academic excellence and personal growth in every student.

Our schools, some of which are Church of England and SIAMS inspected, uphold strong leadership and governance, ensuring a well-rounded and supportive educational journey for all.

At the heart of the Moorland Federation are our core values, which guide our approach to education and shape the culture within our schools:

  • Respect: We encourage an environment where every individual is valued and respected, promoting open communication and understanding among students, staff, and families.
  • Kindness: Our schools are rooted in compassion, emphasizing the importance of empathy, support, and helping others.
  • Inclusion: We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning community, ensuring that every student feels welcomed and valued.
  • Teamwork: Collaboration is essential to our success, and we promote a culture of cooperation and shared responsibility among students, teachers, and staff.
  • Innovation: We embrace forward-thinking and creative approaches to education, constantly seeking new ways to engage our students and enhance their learning experiences.
  • Professionalism: Our experienced team of educators and support staff are dedicated to maintaining high standards of professionalism and continually striving for improvement.
  • Experience: With a wealth of knowledge and expertise, our educators are passionate about sharing their experiences and inspiring students to achieve their full potential.

Moorland Federation is a network of schools committed to fostering a nurturing and inclusive learning environment that prioritizes the well-being of our students. Our core values of respect, kindness, inclusion, teamwork, innovation, professionalism, and experience are the foundation upon which we build our community, ensuring that every child receives a high-quality education and thrives within our schools. As we continue to grow and evolve, we remain steadfast in our dedication to promoting our federation and attracting the best educators and support staff to join our mission of empowering the next generation of learners.

Moorland Federation Somerset
Growing Together, Learning for Life

Contact us


The Moorland Federation

c/ o Timberscombe,


TA24 7TY

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Our team of educators and specialist staff leading the way

Our Senior Leadership Team

Our team of leaders creating an inclusive and diverse workforce dedicated to delivering excellence

Mrs Naomi Philp
Executive Headteacher for the Moorland Federation | Designated Federation Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Lizi Pravato
Federation Business Manager | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Helen Hickman
Federation Business Manager | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Children with Superpowers

Understanding and providing adequate care and support for children with different abilities and levels of education is a key part of our mission to deliver excellence across the federation. All our schools are setup to ensure the highest level of care for those with disabilities, special education needs and assisted learning.

Cutcombe First School Children

Places where knowledge is power, and learning is a superpower


See our frequently asked questions across a range of subjects from everyday school attendance to special trips, extra curricular activities and admissions.

Can my child wear jewellery in school?

We ask that pupils do not wear jewellery in school.

Do you involve parents/carers in planning activities outside the classroom and school trips?

Advice from parents or carers is welcomed and essential on these occasions.

Accessibility & SEND
How accessible is the school and its facilities and how will my child be included in activities outside the classroom, including school trips?

Moorland Federation Schools, complete an accessibility self-audit. Efforts are made to make each school as accessible as possible within the constraints in existing buildings.

Accessibility & SEND
How do school keep track of children’s additional needs?

Every school has a SEND register, which is a list of children at the school who have a Special Educational Need or Disability and need something additional to or different from their classmates above and beyond the scaffolds and adaptations made during everyday class teaching.

Accessibility & SEND
How do you identify children with SEND?

We think of it as identifying children that have barriers to their learning and we do what we can to remove those barriers.

Accessibility & SEND
How do you involve children with SEND in their own education?

In the Moorland Federation children are at the heart of everything we do. We always aim to include the child’s voice in any decision making.

Accessibility & SEND
How do you know if the provision you have made for children with SEND is effective?

Through the APDR cycle, children with SEND are monitored and assessed according to their targets to ensure that the provision in place is effective.

Accessibility & SEND
How does the school know how well my child is doing?

The class teacher focuses on including all children and breaking down any barriers to learning. In the Foundation Stage,there are regular observations and progress is tracked on the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.

Accessibility & SEND
How will parents/carers of children with SEND be involved in their education?

We offer lots of opportunities to discuss your child’s progress. We encourage regular contact to discuss day-to-day occurrences with the class teacher and/or teaching assistants.

Accessibility & SEND
How will you meet the needs of my child?

Teaching is carefully planned so that every child has access to learning. All children are expected to engage with their learning. Activities and learning are adapted to support learners achieve the appropriate outcomes. This might include pre-learning (introducing new vocabulary and key concepts before they are taught in class) and multi-sensory opportunities (using visual prompts, handling of objects / artefacts, songs / music) built into planning.

Accessibility & SEND

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