The Giles Nursery and Infants' School

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Our Staff Team

Our School Team

Our School Team

Teaching staff and their lead responsibilities

Head Teacher        Mrs Rouane Mendel

Designated Senior Child Protection Lead (DSL), Lead Teacher with responsibility for Looked After Children


Deputy Head         Mrs Judith Garley

Deputy DSL), Subject Leader for Assessment, Most Able and Disadvantaged Pupils,

Behaviour and Joint English Lead

Nursery                 Mrs Dawn Benney

Nursery Leader

Mrs Cristina Adam

Support Teacher

Mrs Kate Skea

Support Teacher

Reception              Mrs Lisa Dacombe

Foundation Stage Leader, Class Teacher Barn Owls, Subject Leader for RE, Teacher with deputy responsibility for Looked After Children

Miss Alexandra Busby

Class Teacher Tawny Owls, Subject Leader for Design Technology, Geography and History

Mrs Deborah Clark

Class Teacher Snowy Owls, Subject Leader for PSHCE

Miss Laura Tabinor 

Support Teacher in Snowy Owls


Year One               Mrs Kerrhys Edwards

Year Group Leader, Class Teacher Big Cats, Subject Leader for Science and Computing

Mrs Maxine Humphrey

Class Teacher Walker Bears, Subject Leader  (jointly) for Disadvantaged Pupils

Mrs Michelle Martin

Class Teacher - Maternity Cover (Big Cats)

Miss Jade O’Regan

Class Teacher Red Foxes, Subject Leader for PE, Sport Premium


Year Two               Miss Lisa Hill

Class Teacher Penguins, Joint Subject Leader for English and Phonics

Mrs Emma McPartland

Year 2 Leader, Class Teacher Puffins, Subject Leader for Mathematics, School Council, Off-site Visit Leader and SENCo

Mrs Jill Seaton

Class Teacher Pelicans, Subject Leader for Art and Music


Speech and            Mrs Deborah Clark

Language Base      Lead Teacher

Mrs Katinka Baker

Speech Therapist

Mrs Lynne Scoresby

Specialist SEN practitioner and Second Deputy DSL

Additional teaching staff

Mrs Jo Henry                   Teacher, PE specialist

Mrs Philippa Mason          Learning Support Assistant, Disadvantaged Pupils

Mrs Clare Welch               Learning Support Assistant, Disadvantaged Pupils

Mr Charlie Reeds              Sports Apprentice


Special Needs/Inclusive Support Team

Mrs Emma McPartland    SENCo

Mrs Lynne Scoresby         SEN specialist

Mrs Vicky Stanton           Family Support Worker and Third Deputy DSL


Teaching Assistants (TAs)/Early Years Practitioners

Mrs Kirsty Brister, Mrs Laura Black, Ms Michaela Buxton, Mrs Claire Clark, Mrs Sharon Crowley, Mrs Svilena Dimova (Disadvantaged and SEN support), Mrs Jane Francis, Miss Georgia Fung (SEN support), Mrs Jane Hadley (SEN support), Mrs Tricia Jeffery, Mrs Chris Long,  Mrs Charlotte Morgan, Miss Ciera Murphy, Mrs Veronica Scantlebury (Disadvantaged and SEN support), Miss Kelly Stringer, Miss Vicky Stanton, Mrs Sharon Ward, Mrs Cath Whitehouse (Disadvantaged and SEN support), Mrs Kelly Younger, Mrs Chelsie Zanelli (SEN and 1-1 support)


Nursery Nurses

Miss Rachel Freestone (and SEN support), Mrs Harsha Mehta


Mid-day Supervisors (MSA)

Mrs Jane Bevan,  Mrs Svilena Dimova, Mrs Courtney Green, Mrs Kerry Hammond, Mr Arif Pathan, Miss Karolina Szczypiorowska, Mrs Michelle Todd, Mrs Geeta Vaghadia, Mrs Lindsay Wallbank, Mrs Clare Welch, Miss Joanne Wilkinson 


Administration, Finance and Resources

Mrs Alex Duhamel            Administrative Assistant

Mrs Kate Long                  School Business Manager

Mrs Jo Moran                   School Administrator              

Mr Arif Pathan                 School Caretaker 

Ms Tracy Stone                 Financial Administrator           


Cook Manager                     Mrs Lisa Scott

General Catering Assistants    Mrs Fay Shaw

    Mrs Carly Thompson

      Mrs Barbara Zabowka


Breakfast and After School Clubs

Mrs Cath Whitehouse (Clubs Leader),  Mrs Chris Long (Teaching Assistant), Mrs Veronica Scantlebury (Teaching Assistant), Miss Vicky Stanton (Family Support Worker), Mrs Michele Todd, Mrs Clare Welch