The Giles Nursery and Infants' School

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Our Staff Team

Senior leadership team

Mrs Rouane Mendel



Head teacher

Designated Senior Child Protection Lead (DSL)


Mrs Judith Garley



Deputy Head teacher

Deputy DSL


Mrs Judith Garley


Curriculum Leaders


Mrs Catrina BrownCurriculum leader - PE
Miss Alexandra Busby

Curriculum leader - design and technology

Curriculum leader  - geography

Joint curriculum leader - computing


Mrs Debbie Clark

Curriculum leader - PSHCE


Mrs Lisa Dacombe

Foundation stage leader

Curriculum leader - RE

Mrs Tania Dalton

Curriculum leader - art

Curriculum leader - music

Mrs Kerrhys Edwards

Curriculum leader - science 

Curriculum leader - computing

Curriculum leader - Forest School

Year 1 group leader

e-Safety leader

Mrs Judith Garley

Curriculum leader - assessment

Curriculum leader - most able 

Curriculum leader - disadvantaged pupils

Curriculum leader - behaviour

Joint curriculum leader - English

Miss Lisa Hill

Curriculum leader - English and phonics

Year 2 group leader

Mrs Maxine Humphrey

Joint curriculum leader - mathematics

Joint curriculum leader - disadvantaged pupils

Mrs Emma McPartland

Joint curriculum leader - mathematics

Miss Jade O'Regan

Joint curriculum leader - PSHCE

Curriculum leader - history

Mrs Kaye SimmonsJoint curriculum leader - mathematics


Year 2 - Pelicans, Penguins and Puffins


Mrs Judith GarleyClass teacher - Pelicans
Mrs Maxine HumphreyClass teacher - Pelicans
Mrs Catrina BrownClass teacher - Puffins
Miss Lisa HillClass teacher - Penguins
Miss Jane HadleySEN support; nurture club; Teaching assistant - Pelicans
Mrs Veronica ScantleburyTeaching assistant - Pelicans
Mrs Chelsie ZanelliTeaching assistant - Pelicans
Mrs Chris LongTeaching assistant - Puffins
Mrs Svilena DimovaLearning support assistant - Puffins
Mrs Laura BlackLearning support assistant - Penguins
Miss Kerry LeeTeaching assistant - Penguins
Mrs Karolina SzczypiorowskaSEN support; MSA overview - Penguins


Year 1 - Big Cats, Red Foxes and Walker Bears


Miss Jade O'ReganClass teacher - Red Foxes
Mrs Kerrhys EdwardsClass teacher - Big Cats
Mrs Kaye SimmonsClass teacher - Big Cats
Mrs Tania DaltonClass teacher - Walker Bears
Mrs Sharon CrowleyTeaching assistant - Red Foxes
Miss Jo WilkinsonTeaching assistant - Big Cats
Mrs Becky FurrTeaching assistant - Walker Bears
Mrs Anna HaySEN support/MSA - Walker Bears 
Mr Jake YatesMSA - Red Foxes
Mrs Uma RavindranMSA - Big Cats


Reception - Barn Owls, Snowy Owls and Tawny Owls


Mrs Lisa DacombeClass teacher - Barn Owls
Mrs Debbie ClarkClass teacher - Snowy Owls
Miss Alexandra BusbyClass teacher - Tawny Owls
Mrs Kirsty BristerEarly Years practitioner - Barn Owls
Miss Rachel FreestoneEarly Years practitioner - Snowy Owls
Miss Sharon WardEarly Years practitioner - Tawny Owls
Mrs Katie BeattyEarly Years practitioner - Snowy Owls
Mrs Emma CongertonSEN Support
Mrs Gayle WatsonSEN Support 
Mrs Donna HossackSEN Support - Tawny Owls
Ms Michaela BuxtonSEN Support - Tawny Owls
Mrs Michele ToddMSA - Snowy Owls
Mr Travis PullinMSA - Barn Owls 
Mrs Emma CongertonMSA - Barn Owls


Nursery - Ladybirds


Mrs Dawn BenneyClass teacher and Nursery Leader
Mrs Yvette ParsonsNursery teacher
Mrs Paige AldridgeEarly Years practitioner
Mrs Jenny FultonEarly Years practitioner
Mrs Tricia JeffreyEarly Years practitioner
Mrs Charlotte MorganEarly Years practitioner
Miss Kelly LynchEarly Years practitioner
Mrs Kelly YoungerEarly Years practitioner/SEN support


Speech and Language Base


Mrs Debbie ClarkLead Teacher
Miss Jane HadleySEN support
Mrs Chelsie ZanelliSEN support


Special Needs/Inclusive Support Team


Mrs Emma McPartland


Deputy DSL

Lead teacher with responsibility for looked after children

Offsite visit leader

Mental health leader

Miss Vicky Stanton

Family Support Worker

Deputy DSL

Deputy mental health leader


Additional teaching and learning staff


Mrs Jo HenryTeacher, PE specialist
Mrs Sarah HayhurstPupil Premium champion and National Tutor
Mrs Susan MurphyPupil Premium champion and National Tutor
Miss Katie BeattyPupil Premium champion and National Tutor
Mr Travis PullinSport apprentice
Mr Jake YatesSport apprentice


Administrative, finance and school resources staff


Mrs Alex DuhamelAdministrative Assistant
Miss Jo HatcherClerk to Governors
Mrs Caroline HowardSchool Business Manager
Mrs Jo MoranSchool administrator
Mrs Kavitha NakarasaOffice manager
Mr Arif PathanSchool caretaker
Ms Tracy StoneFinance manager


Catering staff


Mrs Lisa ScottCook manager
Mrs Carly ThompsonGeneral catering assistant
Ms Gemma MorrisonGeneral catering assistant 
Mrs Laura WilliamsGeneral catering assistant


Breakfast and after school clubs


Miss Amber JacobiClub leader
Mrs Veronica ScantleburyTeaching assistant
Miss Abbie LongTeaching assistant
Mrs Michele ToddClub assistant


Student teachers


Miss Hannah Wright 
Mrs Helen Wren