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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 (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Pupil Voice and day-to-day school management) 

Assistant Headteacher - Vicky Quaif (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Teaching, Learning, Assessment, ECT Mentor, CPD, Geography & outdoor learning) 

Assistant Headteacher - Ashley Burdett (Inclusion Manager, SENDCo, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Behaviour)

Assistant Headteacher - Ian Jeffery (Curriculum)

School Business Manager - Claire Glendon-Higbee




Middle Leadership Team

EYFS, Phonics Leader and ECT Mentor - Karen Ulyatt

KS1 Phase Leader and ECT Mentor - Chandni Pandya

LKS2 Phase Leader and ECT Mentor - Jess Richards

UKS2 Phase Leader, French & History  - Emily Baker-Zibihi  (Maternity)

UKS2 Phase Leader and ECT Mentor - Sara Sidhu

Mathematics - Chandni Pandya

Reading - Sara Sidhu

Writing - Sara Sidhu

Science - Anastacia Sterling

Computing and E-Safety - Ross Taliana

PE - Charlotte Newport 

PSHCE - Kelly Sears 

RE - Afsana Choudhury 

Forest School - Karen Dunstan

Geography - Vicky Quaif and Rebecca Honeyman

Oracy & More Able - Anna McConnell

Music, Early Reading, Performances, PPA, ECT and Leadership cover - Barry Scorgie

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

Rights Respecting Schools Leader - Chandni Pandya 


Teaching Teams


Nursery - Esther Parry-Jones 

Year RU - Karen Ulyatt

Year RS - Yasmin Siddika



Year 1A - Gulcin Alici

Year 1K - Jahmina Khatun

Year 2P - Chandni Pandya

Year 2C - Afsana Choudhury 

KS1 Cover Supervisor and Intervention Teacher - Sherra-Lee Stevens



Year 3H - Rebecca Honeyman

Year 3T - Renee Thompson-Beccan

Year 4RM - Jessie Richards & Anna McConnell 

Year 4S - Kelly Sears  



Year 5A - Maria Ahmed 

Year 5S - Sara Sidhu

Year 6M - Hassan Miah 

Year 6S - Anastacia Sterling 


Specialist Teaching Team

PE - Charlotte Newport

Art - Tracey Harper

Computing - Ross Taliana

Music - Barry Scorgie

Forest School - Karen Dunstan


Student Teachers 

Ciara Carter - Year 1 

Nazo Pareshan - Year 2 

Mykala Charles - Year 2 



Inclusion Team

Inclusion Leader, Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENCo - Ashley Burdett 

Intervention Teacher - Jessie Richards 

Safeguarding and Inclusion Officer - Rachel Downs 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Michael Fernandez

SEN Instructor - Sharon Howlett

School Counsellor - Liz Murray-Bligh 

School Counsellor - Penny Elvin

School Counsellor - Kathy Walker 


Support Staff

Nursery Officer - Sally Curtis 

Nursery Officer - Dawn Christaki

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Alison Silva

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Keeley Norman

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 - Anna Atanasova-Ivanova

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Demi Hoffman

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Pearl Kaitell

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Fajjar Manzoor 

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Khadeija Ahmed 

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Tyla Jones 

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Teneiyah Henry 

Teaching and Learning Assistant - Scarlett Williams 



Administrative Team

School Business Manager - Claire Glendon-Higbee

Office Manager - Kym Arnold-Brown

Finance Assistant - Juliet Cox

Receptionist - Chloe O’Brien

Marketing and Communication Officer - Martha Kilner 

PA - Jessie Kaitell 


Site Team

Cliff Medhurst 

Jade Buckingham 

Kane Edgar 


Midday Team

Senior Midday Supervisor - Julie Snell

Midday Assistant - Tina Norman

Midday Assistant - Alison Sewell

Midday Assistant - Tara Suthakar

Midday Assistant - Heidi Follen 

Midday Assistant - Jo Schrier

Midday Assistant - Parmit Sagoo

Midday Assistant - Gloria Adjei

Midday Assistant - Nicola Fagan


Breakfast Club and After School Club

Julie Snell

Jo Schrier 

Kym Arnold-Brown

Anna Atanasova-Ivanova