St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School

St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School


Staff and Responsibilities

The Staff from September 2023

We have an incredible breadth of talent and experience within the staff. Teachers, classroom support staff and administrative staff provide wonderful experiences for all our children.

Leadership Team

Mrs Best Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team
Mr Peebles Senior Assistant Head and Key Stage 2 Lead, Senior Leadership Team
Ms Murdoch Professional Development Lead, Learning and Teaching Lead, Senior Leadership Team
Mrs Walker Key Stage 1, Early Career Framework and RE Lead, Senior Leadership Team
Miss Lee  Early Years Foundation Stage, Teaching and Learning Lead, Senior Leadership Team
Mrs Woolley Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator, English as an Additional Language Co-Ordinator, Senior Leadership Team
Miss Maloney Phase 5 - 6 Lead, Middle Leadership
Mr Jacobs Phase 3 - 4 Lead, Middle Leadership
Mrs Gray Initial Teacher Training Lead - Middle Leadership

Educational Partnership

Mrs Carr Educational Partnership Director
Ms Murdoch Initial Teacher Training & Early Career Framework Lead

Mrs Easton

Educational Partnership Administrator



Learning Support 

Miss Lee

Mrs Parker (Tuesday - Friday)
Mrs Woolley (Monday)

Mrs Bentley
Mrs Warner

Mrs Mepham

Mrs McNiven

Mrs Scammell

Year 1

Teachers Learning Support 

Miss Dalton

Mrs Edgell (Tuesday to Friday)

Mrs Walker (Monday)

Mrs Jayasinghe

Mrs Heron

Miss Quirke

Year 2


Learning Support 

Miss Bellapaisiotou

Mrs Gray (Monday, Wednesday - Friday)

Mrs Walker (Tuesday)

Mrs Cochrane


Year 3


Learning Support 

Mrs Thomas (Mon-Wed)
Mrs Roussel (Thurs-Fri)

Mrs Murphy

Mrs McLoughlin 

Mrs Wheeler

Miss Farrant 

Year 4


Learning Support 

Mr Jacobs

Miss Corless

Mrs Haughey

Mrs Thomas

Mrs Blagden

Mrs K de Souza

Mrs Macniven

Year 5


Learning Support 

Miss de Jouvencel

Mrs McGrory (Monday - Wednesday, Friday)

Mrs Hill (Thursday)

Mrs Van Dyk

Mrs Baverstock

Mrs Armstrong


Year 6


Learning Support 

Miss Maloney
Mrs Peneda

Mrs Hartley
Mrs Baines

Mrs Newman

Special Educational Needs

Mrs Woolley SENDco
Mrs Crowley (Wednesday) SEND Administrator

Staff responsibilities


Curriculum Leaders

Assessment, Behaviour and More Able

 Mr Peebles

Teaching & Learning Lead Ms Murdoch & Miss Lee
Mental Health Champion

Mr Peebles

Religious Education

Mrs Walker 


Mrs Edgell

Miss Maloney


Mrs Thomas

Miss de Jouvencel


Mrs Gray

Music Mrs Ridgeon
History Ms Dalton
Geography Miss Corless

Mrs Roussel

Design Technology Mrs McGrory
Computing Mr Jacobs
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Mrs Murphy
Spanish Mrs Ochoa Gomez
Physical Education (PE)

Mrs Ramsden


Mrs McLoughlin

Administration Staff

Mrs Osbaldeston Office Manager
Mrs Regan Admissions Officer
Mrs Zanchetta Administration Officer

Mrs Crowley

Mrs Newton

Administration Assistants - Front Desk

Mrs Jones

Administration Assistant
Mrs Shillaker Finance Manager

Additional Staffing

Mrs Pointon Home School Link Worker
Mrs Logan & Mrs Blagden  ELSA
Mrs Douglas Speech and Language support
Mr Visioli Premises Manager

Lunchtime Supervisors                 

Mrs Warner Mrs Baines Mrs Armstrong
Mrs Conroy Mrs Haughey Mrs Cochrane
Mrs Thomas Mrs McLoughlin Mrs Van Dyk
Mrs Blagden Mrs Heron Mrs Haughey
Mrs Bentley Mrs de Souza Mrs Wheeler
Miss Quirk Mrs Mepham Mrs Jayasinghe
Mrs Roussel Miss Farrant

Hive Staff

Mrs Hartley (Hive Manager) Mrs Wheeler Mrs Bridger
Miss Richards Mr Albrighton Mrs Mepham
Miss Farrant Mr Killington Miss Quirke