John Stainer

Our Team for 2023 - 2024

At John Stainer Primary, we are really fortunate to have a hugely diverse staff team - we  are a family of many people. John Stainer Primary is a special place and we pride ourselves in making the environment a safe place to be what and who you need to be, with nurture and personal development feeding through the education we provide.  At John Stainer, it is about more than classroom based ‘education and learning’.

Leaders Like Us

We are excited to have two of our staff members registered for the Leaders Like us programme. This is a multi-faceted programme for aspiring senior leaders from UK Global Majority Heritage backgrounds, throughout the country, with the aim of enabling them to progress to headship. It is open to teachers and leaders in all English schools. You can find out more information by visiting the Leaders Like Us site.  The initial cohort is around 30 leaders and so it is brilliant that leaders in our school are apart of this.

Who to contact and how they can help

Name Role/Responsibility How this person can help you Availability 
Class teachers 

 

Matters directly related to the classroom eg home learning or other areas of their learning, relationships, home issues which may have an impact in school etc

 Informal 

  • Use the communication card
  • In the playground at the end of the day

 

Formal queries – contact the main office to request an appointment.

Tracy Townrow

Home School Liaison Lead

DDSL
  • Pastoral support and advice
  • Information about PPG, Free School Meals etc
  • Attendance, punctuality
  • Pupil welfare
  • Coffee mornings
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Family Support inc accessing resources
  • Home visits

Informal queries

  • at the gate/in the playground at the start of the day
  • ring/email the admin team
Sarah Harrison Pupil Welfare Manager
  • General school information
  • Attendance, punctuality including transfers
  • Admission
  • School Dinners
  • First Aid / accidents
  • Pupil welfare
  • Medical needs / allergies
  • Home visits

Informal queries

Ring/email the admin team

 

Formal queries – contact the main office to request an appointment.
Etienne Gouws School Business Manager

 

  • Payments
  • Free School Meal vouchers 
  • After School/Breakfast Club
  • GDPR
  • Finance / Budget
  • Human Resources including work experience and volunteers
  • School's corporate identity
  • Promotion and marketing

Informal queries

  • At the gate/in the playground at the start of the day
  • Ring/email the admin team

 

Formal queries – contact the main office to request an appointment.
Jennie Diss

Inclusion and Disability 

  • Inclusion /SEND
  • Accessibility. Disability and equality
  • Additional support
  • EHCP and annual reviews
  • Learning needs / concerns
  • External agencies

Informal queries

Ring/email the admin team

 

Formal queries – contact the main office to request an appointment.

Anne-Maria O’Sullivan

Deputy Headteacher

DDSL

  • Assessments
  • Performance/achievement
  • Curriculum
  • Staff CPD
  • Enrichment opportunities

Informal queries

  • In the playground at the end of the day
  • Ring/email the admin team

 

Formal queries – contact the main office to request an appointment.
Shermane Okorodudu

Headteacher

DSL
  • Strategic vision and direction
  • Day to day running of the school
  • School improvement
  • Governance
  • Queries / not felt to have been fully addressed by staff
  • Internal website maintenance 

Informal queries

  • At the gate/in the playground at the start of the day
  • Ring/email the admin team

 

Formal queries – contact the main office to request an appointment.
Basi Adedoyin Chair of Governors
  • Leading Governance
  • Strategic vision and direction
  • Providing support and challenge to the Headteacher and other school leaders
  • See the complaints / compliments policy
  • Contact the main office

Staffing list for 2023 - 2024 

Classes Teachers Teaching Assistants
Nursery Jan Ransom

Jacqui and Lisa

Reception Maroon Miss Sho Helen and Sue 
Reception Navy Miss Alty Miss Anna and Shulammite 
Year 1 Lime Miss Suttle

Fozia

Caroline

Year 1 Violet Miss Chaug 
Year 2 Pink

Mrs Ruth Hoevertsz 

 

Cheryl

Year 2 Aqua Miss O'Sullivan, Mr Crabtree and Ms Farmer 
Year 3 Purple Ms Musa

 Miss Laura

 

Year 3 Orange Mrs Ferguson
Year 4 Teal Miss Harries

 

Miss Elizabeth

Miss Suhaimi

Year 4 Amber  Miss Nwoye 
Year 5 Indigo Mrs Pearce

Miss Lucy

Miss Wilson

Year 5 Turquoise

Mrs Palermo

Miss Awuku

Year 6 Magenta  Miss Diss and Miss Hughes
Patrick and Mr Ali
Year 6 Olive Miss Awuku and Mr Smith
Leadership and PPA cover teachers  Mr Crabtree, Miss O'Sullivan, Mrs Commettant, Mrs Okorodudu, Miss Brown
HLTAs

Zoe Henderson

Patrick King

Anna Cioffi

 

 

Inclusion 

 

Zoe Henderson - EAL support

Miss Elizabeth - ELSA

Sue Reeves - SALT

 

It is not always easy to find the right person when you have a specific query. We hope this guide will signpost you to the people you need when you need them.

In order to speak to a specific member of staff, please contact the school office using the details below, and your query will be forwarded to the relevant colleague.

0207 639 0482 or admin@johnstainer.lewisham.sch.uk

If you do have a query, however small, please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the members of staff listed here. We are here to help you and your child get the most from John Stainer Primary School.

  

 

This page was last reviewed on 24th January 2024