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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





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

Mrs Tania Dalton

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 and Subject Leader for History

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

Miss Laura Tabinor

Support Teacher

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

Mr Charlie Reeds              Sports Apprentice


Special Needs/Inclusive Support Team

Mrs Emma McPartland    SENCo

Mrs Lynne Scoresby         SEN specialist

Miss Vicky Stanton           Family Support Worker and       Third Deputy DSL



Teaching Assistants (TAs)/Early Years Practitioners

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 Jane Hadley (SEN support), Mrs Sarah Hayhurst, Mrs Tricia Jeffery, Mrs Chris Long,  Mrs Charlotte Morgan, Miss Ciera Murphy, Mrs Veronica Scantlebury (Disadvantaged and SEN support), Miss Vicky Stanton, Miss Sharon Ward, 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, Mrs Badrun Khanom, Miss Karolina Szczypiorowska, Mrs Michelle Todd, Mrs Geeta Vaghadia, Mrs Lindsay Wallbank, Mrs Susan Ward, 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                 Finance Manager


Cook Manager                        Mrs Lisa Scott

General Catering Assistants    Mrs Fay Shaw

          Mrs Carly Thompson

          Mrs Lauren Thomas


Breakfast and After School Clubs 

Miss Ciera Murphy (Clubs Leader),  Miss Jane Hadley, Mrs Chris Long (Teaching Assistant), Mrs Veronica Scantlebury (Teaching Assistant), Mrs Michele Todd.