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 Person (DSP), Lead Teacher with responsibility for Looked After Children


Deputy Head         Mrs Judith Garley

Deputy DSp, Subject Leader for Assessment, Most Able and Disadvantaged Pupils, Behaviour and Joint English Lead


Nursery                 Mrs Dawn Benney

                   Class teacher and Nursery Leader

                   Mrs Michelle Martin

                   Class Teacher

Reception              Mrs Lisa Dacombe

                  Foundation Stage Leader, Class Teacher Barn Owls, Subject Leader

                  RE, teacher with deputy responsibility for Looked After Children

Miss Alexandra Busby

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

Mrs Deborah Clark

Class Teacher Snowy Owls, Subject Leader for PSHCE

Mr Stefan Centala

Support Teacher in Snowy Owls


Year One               Mrs Kerrhys Edwards

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

                  and Computing

                  Mrs Lucy Dean

                                Class Teacher Big Cats

Mrs Maxine Humphrey

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

Mrs Tania Dalton

Class Teacher – Maternity Cover (Walker Bears)

Miss Jade O’Regan

Class Teacher Red Foxes, PSHE Joint Leader for KS1 and History Leader


Year Two               Miss Lisa Hill

Class Teacher Penguins, Joint Subject Leader for English and Phonics

                            Mrs Judith Garley

Class Teacher Puffins

Mrs Catrina Brown

Class teacher Puffins, Subject Leader for PE

Mrs Jill Seaton

Class Teacher Pelicans, Subject Leader for Art and Music

Miss Ciera Murphy

Support Teacher in Pelicans


Speech and            Mrs Deborah Clark 

Language Base      Lead Teacher

Mrs Katinka Baker

Speech Therapist


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

Mrs Lesley Whitmore       Learning Support Assistant, Disadvantaged Pupils 

Miss Paris Gould              Sports Apprentice


Special Needs/Inclusive Support Team

Mrs Emma McPartland    SENCo, Deputy DSP and Off-site Visit Leader 

Miss Vicky Stanton         Family Support Worker and Deputy DSL                                      



Teaching Assistants (TAs)/Early Years Practitioners

Mrs Katie Beatty (Lunch Club Assistant), Mrs Kirsty Brister, Mrs Laura Black, Ms Michaela Buxton (Disadvantaged and SEN support), Mrs Sharon Crowley, Mrs Svilena Dimova (Disadvantaged and SEN support), Mrs Jane Francis, Miss Georgia Fung (SEN support), Mrs Rebecca Furr, Mrs Courtney Green (SEN support), Mrs Jane Hadley (SEN support), Mrs Sarah Hayhurst, Mrs Tricia Jeffery, Mrs Chris Long,  Mrs Charlotte Morgan, Mrs Veronica Scantlebury (Disadvantaged and SEN support), Miss Vicky Stanton, Miss Sharon Ward, Mrs Les Whitmore (Disadvantaged Pupil Champion), Mrs Kelly Younger (Lunch Club Assistant), Mrs Chelsie Zanelli (SEN and 1-1 support)


Nursery Nurses

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


Mid-day Supervisors (MSA)

Mrs Svilena Dimova, Mrs Kerry Hammond, Miss Yasmin Hodge, Mrs Badrun Khanom, Miss Karolina Szczypiorowska, Mrs Michelle Todd, Mrs Geeta Vaghadia, Mrs Lindsay Wallbank, Mrs Susan Ward, Miss Joanne Wilkinson, Mrs Chelsie Zanelli


Administration, Finance and Resources

Mrs Alex Duhamel            Administrative Assistant

Ms Jo Hatcher                 PA to Head teacher and Clerk to the Governing Body                

Mrs Jo Moran                  School Administrator              

Mrs Kavitha Nakarasa       Office Manager

Mr Arif Pathan                School Caretaker 

Ms Tracy Stone               Finance Manager


Cook Manager                        Mrs Lisa Scott

General Catering Assistants    Mrs Fay Shaw

          Mrs Carly Thompson

          Ms Gemma Morrison


Breakfast and After School Clubs 

Miss Georgia Fung (Clubs' Leader),  Miss Jane Hadley (Teaching Assistant), Mrs Chris Long (Teaching Assistant), Mrs Veronica Scantlebury (Teaching Assistant), Mrs Michele Todd (Club Assistant), Miss Vicky Stanton (Supply Club Assistant).