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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, More Able, Oracy and Behaviour) 

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) - Maternity Leave 

Assistant Headteacher - Ian Jeffery (Designated Safeguarding Lead and 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 - Michael Fernandez 

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 



Year 3H - Rebecca Honeyman

Year 3T - Renee Thompson-Beccan

Year 4RS - Jessie Richards & Maureen Stevens 

Year 4S - Kelly Sears  



Year 5A - Maria Ahmed 

Year 5S - Sara Sidhu

Year 6M - Hassan Miah 

Year 6S - Anastacia Sterling & Emily Baker-Zibihi


Specialist Teaching Team

PE - Charlotte Newport

Art - Tracey Harper

Computing - Ross Taliana

Music - Barry Scorgie

Forest School - Karen Dunstan


Student Teachers 

Chellayne Marques Amaro

Mykala Charles


Inclusion Team

Inclusion Leader, Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENCo - Ashley Burdett (Maternity) 

Inclusion Leader and SENCo - Jessie Richards 

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Ian Jeffery

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Michael Fernandez

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Vicky Quaif 

SEN Instructor - Sharon Howlett

School Counsellor - Liz Murray-Bligh 

School Counsellor - Penny Elvin


Support Staff

Nursery Officer - Alison Silva

Nursery Officer - Sally Curtis 

Nursery Officer - Dawn Christaki

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

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 



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 


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 - Julie McWilliams 

Midday Assistant - Anna Atanasova-Ivanova - Thursday and Friday

Midday Assistant - Jo Schrier

Midday Assistant - Karen Andrew

Midday Assistant - Parmit Sagoo


Breakfast Club and After School Club

Julie Snell

Jo Schrier 

Tracey Battams