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Who's Who

Below you will find a list of the current staff at Coppice Primary School.

Senior Leadership Team

Executive Headteacher - Clare Pike

Head of School - Michael Fernandez (Rights Respecting Schools, Pupil Voice, Reading, Curriculum, Writing) 

Assistant Headteacher - Vicky Quaif (Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Maths Mastery) 

Assistant Headteacher - Ashley Burdett (Inclusion Manager, SENDCo, EAL)

Assistant Headteacher - Ian Jeffery (Curriculum)

Assistant Headteacher - Sarah Fordham (NQTs)

School Business Manager - Claire Glendon-Higbee


Site Management

Site Manager - Paul Lanigan

Assistant Site Manager - Kane Edgar


Middle Leadership Team

EYFS, Phonics Leader and NQT Mentor - Karen Ulyatt

KS1 Phase Leader and NQT Mentor - Jess Richards

LKS2 Phase Leader and NQT Mentor - Martha Kilner

UKS2 Phase Leader, French & History and NQT Mentor - Emily Baker-Zibihi

Mathematics - Vicky Quaif

Reading - Michael Fernandez

Writing - Michael Fernandez

Science - Megan Finlay 

Computing and E-Safety - Ross Taliana

PE - Charlotte Newport 

PSHCE, More Able Learners and RE - Louise Shanahan

Forest School, Geography and Oracy - Joe Conder

Music, Early Reading, Performances, KS1 Intervention - Barry Scorgie

Pupil Voice (Pupil Advocates, Class advocates & Team Green) - Michael Fernandez 

Rights Respecting Schools Leader - Michael Fernandez


Teaching Teams


Nursery - Dawn Christaki and Sally Curtis

Year RU - Karen Ulyatt

Year RP - Esther Parry-Jones



Year 1A - Gulcin Alici

Year 1C - Afsana Choudhury

Year 2H - Rebecca Honeyman 

Year 2R - Jess Richards



Year 3K - Martha Kilner

Year 3O - Fiona Osbourne

Year 4S - Anastacia Sterling

Year 4P - Chandni Pandya 



Year 5G - Chetan Ghataura

Year 5S - Sara Sidhu

Year 6S - Louise Shanahan 

Year 6BZ - Emily Baker-Zibihi


Specialist Teaching Team

PE - Charlotte Newport

Art - Tracey Harper

Computing - Ross Taliana

Music - Barry Scorgie

Forest School - Joe Conder


Inclusion Team

Inclusion Leader and SENCo - Ashley Burdett

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Janice Adams (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 

Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputy - Michael Fernandez (DSL Tuesday and Thursday)

SEN Instructor - Sharon Howlett

HLTA and EAL - Michelle Bates


Support Staff

Nursery Officer - Alison Silva

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Keeley Norman

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Shera-Lee Stevens

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Debbie Fisher

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Perihan Diedrick

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Samira Chowdhury

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Lauren Redington

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Farida Haque

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Jodie Roworth

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Rebecca Naismith

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Charlotte Holder

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Anna Atanasova-Ivanova


Administrative Team

School Business Manager - Claire Glendon-Higbee

Office Manager - Steven Smith

Finance Assistant - Sam Musa

Admin - Chloe O’Brien

Admin - Emily Silva


Midday Team

Senior Midday Supervisor - Julie Snell

Midday Assistant - Tina Norman

Midday Assistant - Alison Sewell

Midday Assistant - Tara Suthakar

Midday Assistant - Anna Oleksiewicz

Midday Assistant - Heidi Follen


Breakfast Club and After School Club

Julie Snell

Tina Norman

Jo Schrier 

Tracey Battams