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Whitefriars Primary School

Who's Who

Meet Our Team

Senior Leadership Team



Headteacher - Ms Lucy Burman


Assistant Head and Phase 2 (Lower Juniors) Lead  - Mrs Jennifer James


Assistant Head and Phase 1 (Infants) Lead - Mrs Shona Adams


Inclusion Lead, SENCO and Designated LAC Teacher - Mrs Nikki Barker


Phase 3 Lead (Upper Juniors) - Mrs Alison Pearce

Upper Key Stage 2 Team

Year 6 Teachers

Mrs Alison Pearce, Class 6Podkin

Mr Sam Payne, Class 6Potter


Year 6 Teaching Assistants

Mrs Vickie Vickers (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Sharon Moffat                                                                

Ms Jodie Dettloff (one-to-one support)

Mrs Pooja Patel (one-to-one VI support)


Year 5 Teachers

Mrs Kate Brown, Class 5Kipling

Ms Jade Cook, Class 5Caspian


Year 5 Teaching Assistants

Mrs Lisa Clark

Mr Simon Beaton

Mr Stephen Michael-Rainford (one-to-one support)

Mrs Lorraine Edwards (one-to-one support)



Lower Key Stage 2 Team

Year 4 Teachers

Mrs Jennifer James, Class 4James & the Giant Peach

Mr Philip West, Class 4Danny


Year 4 Teaching Assistants

Mrs Liana Smith (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Ms Lydia Carey

Mrs Janine Hunt 


Year 3 Teachers

Mrs Sophie Li, Class 3Baloo                                                  

Ms Phoebe Dickenson, Class 3Dickens                                            


Year 3 Teaching Assistants

Mrs Nicola Reed

Mrs Clare Burke

Mrs Janine Hunt (Friday)




Key Stage 1 and Early Years

Year 2 Teachers

Mrs Shona Adams, Class 2Aladdin

Ms Ria Kilborn, Class 2Robin Hood


Year 2 Teaching Assistants

Mrs Karen Curson (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Miss Julie Kempson

Mrs Sam Godleman (one-to-one support)


Year 1 Teachers

Mrs Dianne Leigh, Class 1Hedwig

Mrs Charlotte Marshall, Class 1Milne


Year 1 Teaching Assistants

Mrs Rhonda Gordon

Ms Lynn Reed



Reception Teachers

Mrs Genna Parker & Mrs Stacey Bunce (job-share), Paddington Class 

Mrs Hayley Dimes, Dahl Class 


Reception Teaching Assistants

Mrs Lindsay Brigginshaw (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Ms Claire Morris

Mrs Michaela Loak

Ms Jo McCarthy


Additional Teaching Staff        

Sports Teacher - Ms Lucy Horsley 

French teacher - Mrs Virginie Chapman

Additional teaching/tutoring - Mrs Stacey Bunce and Mrs Kirsten Fulton

Enrichment Staff


Inspired PE @LiamNicell - Sports Coaching, Young Sports Leader training, Breakfast Active Club and Gymnastics Club


Independent Music Solutions -

Parent Support

Mrs Louise Parrott - Parent Support Advisor


Office Team

Mrs Sallyann Wright - School Business Manager

Mrs Julie Marks - Secretary and Administrator

Mrs Louise Chandler - Administrator and Receptionist


Site Staff

Caretaker - Mrs Sarah Allan

Cleaning Staff - Ms Sarah Allan, Ms Kelly Walker & Mrs Sam Horne

[Additional cleaning by Greenserve]


Dedicated Lunchtime Staff

Mrs Linda Richardson, Mrs Julie Cockings, Mrs Susan Watts, Mrs Rhona Dettloff, Ms Joanne McCarthy, Mrs Alice Frackowiak Grabowska, Ms Kelly Walker and Mrs Sarah Almond


Breakfast Club

Manager - Ms Liana Smith

Mr Simon Beaton, Mr Stephen Michael-Rainford, Miss Christine Billings, Mrs Philippa Samuels and Mrs Christine Creasey