The Giles Nursery and Infants' School

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Our Staff Team

Our School 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 Brown Curriculum Leader - PE  
Miss Alexandra Busby Curriculum Leader - design and technology and geography
Joint Curriculum Leader - computing
Mrs Deborah Clark Curriculum Leader - PSHCE
Mrs Lisa Dacombe

Curriculum Leader - RE

Foundation Stage Leader

Mrs Tania Dalton Curriculum Leader - art and music
Mrs Kerrhys Edwards

Curriculum Leader - science and computing

Joint Leader - Forest School

Year 1 Group Leader

e-Safety Leader

Mrs Judith Garley

Curriculum Leader - assessment, most able and disadvantaged pupils, behaviour

Joint Curriculum Leader - English

Miss Lisa Hill

Curriculum leader - English and phonics

Year 2 Group Leader

Mrs Maxine Humphrey Joint Curriculum Leader - mathematics and disadvantaged pupils
Mrs Michelle Martin Joint Curriculum Leader - science and Forest School  
Mrs Emma McPartland Joint Curriculum Leader - mathematics
Miss Jade O'Regan

Curriculum Leader - history

Curriculum Leader - PSHCE

Mrs Kaye Simmons Joint Curriculum Leader - mathematics  


Teaching staff


Nursery - Ladybirds


Mrs Dawn BenneyClass Teacher and Nursery Leader
Mrs Michelle MartinClass Teacher 


Reception - Barn Owls, Snowy Owls and Tawny Owls


Mrs Lisa DacombeClass Teacher - Barn Owls
Mrs Deborah ClarkClass Teacher - Snowy Owls
Mrs Alexandra BusbyClass Teacher - Tawny Owls
Miss Gemma TaylorSupport Teacher - Snowy Owls



Year 1 - Red Foxes, Walker Bears and Big Cats


Miss Jade O'ReganClass Teacher - Red Foxes
Mrs Tania DaltonClass Teacher - Walker Beads
Mrs Kerrhys EdwardsClass Teacher - Big Cats
Mrs Kaye SimmonsClass Teacher - Big Cats 


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
Mrs Maria MasvimboSupport Teacher - Penguins 


Teaching Assistants, Midday Supervisors and support staff


Nursery - Ladybirds


Mrs Tricia Jeffrey

Early Years Practitioner

Mrs Charlotte MorganEarly Years Practitioner
Mrs Kelly YoungerEarly Years Practitioner, SEN support
Mrs Paige AldrigeTeaching Assistant 
Miss Elise SnowdonTeaching Assistant  
Mrs Donna HossackSEN support 
Mrs Katie BeattyLunch Club Assistant
Mrs Svilena DimovaLunch Club Assistant


Reception - Barn Owls, Snowy Owls and Tawny Owls


Mrs Kirsty BristerEarly Years Practitioner
Miss Rachel FreestoneEarly Years Practitioner
Miss Sharon WardEarly Years Practitioner 
Mrs Anna HayMidday Supervisory Assistant 
Mrs Michele ToddMidday Supervisory Assistant 
Mr Travis PullinMidday Supervisory Assistant 


Year 1 - Big Cats, Red Foxes and Walker Bears


Mrs Sharon CrowleyTeaching Assistant
Mrs Lindsay WallbankTeaching Assistant
Mrs Becky FurrTeaching Assistant
Mrs Chelsie ZanelliSEN support, Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mrs Veronica ScantleburyTeaching Assistant, SEN support
Mrs Laura BlackSEN support, Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mr Jake YatesMidday Supervisory Assistant 


Year 2 - Pelicans, Penguins and Puffins


Mrs Jane HadleySEN support; nurture club 
Ms Michaela BuxtonTeaching Assistant 
Mrs Chris LongTeaching Assistant
Mrs Jane FrancisTeaching Assistant
Mrs Kerry HammondLearning Support Assistant
Mrs Svilena DimovaLearning Support Assistant 
Mrs Karolina SzczypiorowskaSEN support, Midday Supervisory Assistant overview
Mrs Badrun KhanomMidday Supervisory Assistant - Pelicans
Miss Jo WilkinsonMidday Supervisory Assistant - Puffins


Speech and language base


Mrs Deborah ClarkLead Teacher
Mrs Katinka BakerSpeech Therapist 
Mrs Jane HadleySEN support 
Mrs Chelsie ZanelliSEN support


Special Needs/Inclusive Support Team


Mrs Emma McPartland

SENCo, Deputy DSL, Lead teacher with responsibility for looked after children and Offsite Visit Leader

Mental Health Leader

Miss Vicky StantonFamily Support Worker, Deputy DSL, Deputy Mental Health Leader


Additional teaching and learning staff


Mrs Jo HenryTeacher, PE specialist 
Mrs Sarah HayhurstLearning Support Assistant, Pupil Premium Champion  
Miss Jo WilkinsonLearning Support Assistant, Pupil Premium Champion 
Mrs Katie BeattyRecovery Champion 
Mr Travis PullinSport Apprentice  
Mr Jake YatesSport Apprentice  



Administrative, Finance and School Resources


Mrs Alex DuhamelAdministrative Assistant
Miss Jo HatcherPA to Head teacher and Clerk to the Governing Body
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 


Breakfast and after school clubs


Miss Amber JacobiClub Leader 
Mrs Veronica ScantleburyTeaching Assistant
Mrs Jane HadleyTeaching Assistant 
Mrs Michele ToddClub Assistant 
Miss Vicky StantonSupply Club Assistant