John Stainer Staff Members

Senior Leadership Team

Sue Harte : Head Teacher

Sue Harte

Head Teacher

Sue has lived in the local community herself for more than 30 years, and her own daughter attended John Stainer from Nursery and received an excellent education!

Shermane Okorodudu : Deputy Headteacher

Shermane Okorodudu

Deputy Headteacher

Shermane started in John Stainer school as a teacher more than ten years ago, has been doing a number of leadership roles around London and has come back to us! We are delighted, she has wide ranging skills and a great deal to offer to help John Stainer on its continued journey.

Claire Bond : Assistant Headteacher

Claire Bond

Assistant Headteacher

Claire is one of the most longstanding members of staff, and has been the backbone of the singing and music in the school, giving up her own time to train the Voice Club, our school choir, as well as teaching children to play the piano. Claire has taught for many years in Year 6, preparing children for their final exams. Claire also makes sure children across the whole school get to experience live orchestral music every year.

Andy Bond : Assistant Headteacher

Andy Bond

Assistant Headteacher

Andy Bond has been passionate about sport in the school, in addition to jobsharing in Year 6. He regularly takes children to sporting events and competitions, as well as taking Year 6 on their annual residential school journey to the Kingswood Action Adventure centre. Andy also does focussed 1-1 support sessions for children who need it. Mr Bond is such a fast runner he can run 5kms on hills in less than 19 minutes!

Amy Casey : Teacher and Senior Leader

Amy Casey

Teacher and Senior Leader

Amy started her teaching career in John Stainer a number of years ago, and is responsible for monitoring the achievement of the Pupil Premium children.

Maria Pavlou : Teacher and Assistant Head

Maria Pavlou

Teacher and Assistant Head

Maria is currently teaching in Year 4 and is also Assistant Head and Literacy lead.

Teachers

Rebecca Farmer : Teacher

Rebecca Farmer

Teacher

Rebecca is a very experienced teacher who has been instrumental in raising standards in reading and writing across the school. She also takes an After School Drama club, which always puts on an incredible show for us!

Mark Crabtree : Teacher

Mark Crabtree

Teacher

Mark has joined us from the secondary sector, and we have discovered he is exceptional in the Early Years! Mark is a DT specialist and his own interests are art and photography.

Michael Riddle : Inclusion Lead/SENCO

Michael Riddle

Inclusion Lead/SENCO

Michael has a background in Special Needs and is our Inclusion Lead/SENCO.

 

Louise O’Mahony : Teacher

Louise O’Mahony

Teacher

Louise has joined our team from Southwark, and knows a lot about computing. She is leading this in the school, as well as covering PPA in different classes.

Flo Nwoye : Teacher

Flo Nwoye

Teacher

Flo has been  in Year 3 for several years now, she is a keen singer and she has also taken an after school Sewing club. She leads on the History  curriculum.

Elizabeth Shofolohan : Teacher

Elizabeth Shofolohan

Teacher

Elizabeth has been teaching in Reception for two years. She has shown herself to be especially good at all the different dress-up days we have had, with her best costume being Violet Beauregarde! Liz has been with us since she qualified, and is held in extremely high regard by the parents in her class who specifically asked me to put on the website how brilliant she is!

Claire Power : Teacher

Claire Power

Teacher

Claire is currently teaching in Year 5 and has been more recently training our choir to sing like angels! Claire also leads on Maths in the school.

Janice Pinkney : Teacher

Janice Pinkney

Teacher

Janice is our Nursery Teacher, and she is our brilliant Early Years Team Leader.

Philip Robson : Teacher

Philip Robson

Teacher

Phil is teaching in Reception this year. He impressed us in his interview when he told us he dressed up in a Shrek costume!

 

Joanne Woulfe : Teacher

Joanne Woulfe

Teacher

Joanne is working in Year 1 this year and is responsible for the School Council, PSHE and Values education in the school.

Jade Najair : Teacher

Jade Najair

Teacher

Jade started here as a TA and is now a teacher in Year 2

Olga Drahan : Teacher Trainee

Olga Drahan

Teacher Trainee

Olga works in Year 5 doing a post-graduate Schools Direct training course.

Ruth Ramskill : Teacher

Ruth Ramskill

Teacher

Ruth is the teacher in Year 2, and she also does the very exciting Street Dancing club!

 

Graeme Johnson : Teacher

Graeme Johnson

Teacher

Graeme joined us in September and is working in Year 4, and has responsibility for Science in the school.

Teaching Assistants

Jack Casey : Teaching Assistant

Jack Casey

Teaching Assistant

Jack works supporting statemented pupils and the After School club.

Cheryl Bailey : Teaching Assistant

Cheryl Bailey

Teaching Assistant

Cheryl has worked in the school for many years, and set up and is manager of our After School Club. Cheryl has worked in classes right across the school and is supporting in Year 2.

Suzie Weight : Teaching Assistant

Suzie Weight

Teaching Assistant

Suzie is currently supporting the very youngest children in Nursery.

Sue Reeves : Teaching Assistant

Sue Reeves

Teaching Assistant

Sue has been in our school for more than 25 years, and is a highly experienced teaching assistant. She is in charge of making sure that the lunchtimes run smoothly, and she also works in our After School Club.

Anna Cioffi : Teaching Assistant

Anna Cioffi

Teaching Assistant

Anna is supporting our youngest children in Reception. All of her children have come to our school, and we still have 2 of them!

Maria Bassett : Teaching Assistant

Maria Bassett

Teaching Assistant

Maria has worked right across the school, and more recently has been supporting children with Special Needs in Reception. Originally from Portugal we often use her as a translator for Portuguese, Italian and Spanish speakers.

Lisa Tucker : Nursery Teaching Assistant

Lisa Tucker

Nursery Teaching Assistant

Lisa has always supported in our Nursery class for a very long time, and drives from a long way away to get here!

Helen Japes : Teaching Assistant

Helen Japes

Teaching Assistant

Helen has taught in Year 3 for a few years but she is also responsible for our amazing gardens. She is a keen runner, and has even done running races abroad in places like Amsterdam and Barcelona! Helen’s two daughters also attended our school.

 

Deborah Haddad : Teaching Assistant

Deborah Haddad

Teaching Assistant

All of Deborah’s children have attended our school, and she has worked across the school in a number of different classes. She is currently supporting in Year 4.

Ann Tran : Teaching Assistant

Ann Tran

Teaching Assistant

Ann is working in the Reception Class this year, and helping our youngest children.

 

Mishi Ubank : 1-1 support worker

Mishi Ubank

1-1 support worker

Mishi has been working with one of our SEN pupils, and she also supports in our Year 2

Nell Wyld : Teaching assistant

Nell Wyld

Teaching assistant

Nell has been working for the last Year in Year 5. She also knows lots about hairdressing!

Jess Allen : Teaching assistant

Jess Allen

Teaching assistant

Jess works in Year 1. She also sings and plays the harp!

Catherine Andrews : Teaching Assistant

Catherine Andrews

Teaching Assistant

Catherine joined us recently and is working across the school supporting different classes.

Patrick King : Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Patrick King

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

We are very lucky to have Patrick King working with us in Year 6, and doing Higher Level Teaching Assistant work across the school.

Jessica Abrahart : Teaching Assistant

Jessica Abrahart

Teaching Assistant

Jessica has just joined us in September and is working in Year 2. She has lots of skills and also helps out with running some Speech Therapy groups.

Lisa Perren : Teaching Assistant

Lisa Perren

Teaching Assistant

Lisa has just joined us in September, and has worked in several other London schools.

Maeve James : Teaching Assistant

Maeve James

Teaching Assistant

Maeve has come and joined us all the way from Australia! She is doing a fabulous job with the children in Year 1.

Office Staff

Anna Bristow : Pupil Welfare Manager

Anna Bristow

Pupil Welfare Manager

Anna deals with every aspect of pupil care, from admissions, to medication, dinners, first aid and general welfare. Anna also makes sure we are fully staffed for the lunchtimes, and that the quality of the food is up to scratch. Anna likes cycling to school in the summer!

Sarah Harrison : Lettings and Events Manager

Sarah Harrison

Lettings and Events Manager

Sarah does various roles around the school, but she is the one who has made all the extra clubs happen in her job! Sarah makes sure our building is really well utilised for the community.

Etienne Gouws : School Business Manager

Etienne Gouws

School Business Manager

Etienne makes sure the school finances are all in order and that people are employed and paid correctly. He is taking a leading role in our building development as he has a very keen eye for design and detail! Etienne’s two children also attend our school.

Tracy Townrow : School Home Support worker

Tracy Townrow

School Home Support worker

Tracy works with a number of our families and children, helping out with issues such as attendance, housing, employment, health and helping to access benefits. Tracey is always happy for any parent or child to self-refer if they want help with something, she is in the playground every morning!

Teniola Olukolu : Pupil and Finance Administrator

Teniola Olukolu

Pupil and Finance Administrator

Teniola is the first friendly face you see in the morning at school! She manages our very busy school office.

Lunch Time Supervisor

Lomel Walker : Lunch time supervisor

Lomel Walker

Lunch time supervisor

Lomel’s children also came to this school, and she has done many roles in this school. Most recently Lomel has been coming in each day to do our lunchtime supervision and supervises on the swimming run each week.

Janet Forde : Lunch time Supervisor

Janet Forde

Lunch time Supervisor

Janet is one of our lovely lunchtime supervisors keeping the children safe during the lunch hourse.