Contact Duncombe Staff

Find out who to get in contact with and how

Contact Duncombe Staff

Find out who to get in contact with and how

All staff may be contacted via email ( and via the school office.


Mr Jeremy PhelanHeadmaster

Leadership Team

Mr Jeremy Phelan Headmaster
Miss Nicola SandsDeputy Head
Mrs Apollonia Micele-Jones (Maternity Leave)Deputy Head Academic
Miss Katie CopemanHead of Treetops
Mrs Sue HowesHead of Phase for Lower School, Head of Learning Support (SENCo)
Mrs Donna SaundersMarketing Manager
Mrs Lucy EvansRegistrar
Mr Ian ThomasBusiness Manager

Business Team

Mr Jeremy PhelanHeadmaster
Mrs Lucy EvansRegistrar
Mrs Michelle GrinyerBursar
Mrs Donna SaundersMarketing Manager
Mr Ian ThomasBusiness Manager
Mrs Emma WebbHead's PA

Safeguarding Team

Miss Nicola SandsDesignated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs Sue HowesDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Deputy DSL)
Mrs Katie CopemanDesignated Practitioner with Responsibility for Safeguarding in Early Years
Mrs Laura BaxterDeputy Designated Practitioner with Responsibility for Safeguarding in Early Years

Teaching Staff


Miss Jackie Angus2ABA (Hons) Applied Education
Miss Lucy Ashcroft1ABEd (Hons)
Mrs Laura BaxterKG Leader and Deputy EYFS Co-ordinatorBA (Hons)
Ms Lydia Cartwright 4C, Head of EnglishBA (Hons), PGCE
Mrs Tara Clark-Ward3CW, Very Able Pupils, Head of HumanitiesBA (Hons) PGCE
Mrs Katie CopemanReception Oak, Early Years Foundation LeaderBA (Hons), PGCE
Ms Katherine EversonLearning SupportBSc (Hons) PGCE
Mrs Verity Ferguson Teacher, Head of ScienceBA (Hons), PGCE
Miss Heidi FlowersNursery MapleBEd (Hons)
Mrs Lucy Galaska1GH, Head of ArtBA (Hons) Primary Education
Mrs Geraldine Griffiths3GBA (Hons)
Mr Miguel Haro Torres4ST, Spanish Teacher, Head of ICTBA (Hons), PGCE wtih QTS
Mrs Juliette Hodson1GHBA (Hons) PGCE
Mrs Sue HowesHead of Learning Support (SENCo) BEd (Hons), Specialist Teacher in Dyslexia and Literacy (PG Cert)
Mrs Hayley Johnson (Maternity Leave)Head of PE & GamesBA (Hons) with QTS
Mrs Helen LeeForest SchoolBA (Hons) PGCE
Mrs Apollonia Micele- Jones (Maternity Leave)Deputy AcademicBA (Hons), PGCE
Mrs L Mienczakowski2WBA (Hons), PGCE
Miss Becky Morley6MBA (Hons) with QTS
Mrs Louise PhelanUpper SchoolBEd (Hons) Primary
Ms Susie Saito5SABA (Hons) PGCE with QTS
Miss Nicola SandsDeputy HeadBA (Hons), MA (Ed)
Mr James Sopher5SO, Acting Head of PE and GamesBSC (Hons) PGCE
Mrs Jo Sutton4ST, Head of MusicBMus (Hons), PGCE
Mrs Adrienne Takawira 6T, Head of MathsBA (Hons), PGCE
Mrs Julie ThomasFrenchBA (Hons) PGCE, MA Applied Translation Studies
Mrs Sam Vinall Reception OakBA (Hons), PGCE

Nursery Nurses/Teaching Assistants

Miss Nicola Brown Nursery MapleNNEB
Miss Tina Burton2ANVQ Level 3
Miss Fay CatlinReception OakCACHE Level 3
Mrs Shannan HallNursery
Miss Rachelle Hills3CWDCE Level 3
Mrs Stella Hills 2W, Breakfast Club SupervisorNVQ Level 3
Mrs J Humphry - Maternity LeaveNursery CACHE Level 3
Mrs M Hurley Nursery MapleBA (Hons), CACHE Level 2
Miss Lucy KavanaghEarly Kindergarten Room LeaderCACHE Level 3
Mrs Judith Kendrick EKG/KGNNEB
Miss Rebecca LewisNursery MapleBA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
Mrs Belinda McKennaKGLevel 3 Diploma for Children and Young People's Workforce
Mrs Lucy Millar1GH
Mrs Hilary Pannett3GDPP, STA Specialist Teaching Assistant Cert
Ms Ellen Rea Upper School Support
Miss Eden Riddle1A
Miss Amy SawyerEKG/KGCACHE Level 3
Mrs Katrina Sopher Lower/Upper School Individual Needs SupportSpecialist Teaching Assistant Cert
Mrs Nikki TimbrellEKG/KGNNEB
Miss Rebecca TheobaldEKG/KGCACHE Level 3

PE Department

Mrs Hayley Johnson - Maternity Leave5J, Head of PE and GamesBA (Hons)
Mr James SopherActing Head of PE and GamesBSC (Hons)
Miss Jane BevissGames Teacher
Mr Danny GranvilleGames Teacher
Miss Becky MorleyGames TeacherBA (Hons) with QTS
Mr Steve SimsGames Teacher
Mr James StoreyGames Teacher
Mrs Sarah PriceGames Teacher

Peripatetic Staff

Miss Lily BownDance
Mrs Melanie BryantFencing Club Leader
Mr Acland BryantFencing Club Helper
Mr Lyle BryantFencing Club Helper
Mr Dave Boddy Self Defence Club Leader
Mrs Sue Coley Drama BA (Hons), DipEd
Mrs Jo Davis PianoBA (Hons), ALCM
Mr Gareth GroverDrum
Mr Jeremy HarrisonGuitarLLCM (TD)
Mrs Philippa McMeechanDanceAISTD, AIDTA
Miss Jane McNeillFlute
Mrs Sophia MitchellLabtots
Mrs Vanessa ParkerClarinet
Mrs Caroline PattersonVoice
Mr Craig Patterson Brass
Mrs Emma RobinsonPiano, violin
Mrs Felicity SandellBallet Pianist
Mr Michael SivapragasamChess Club Coach
Mr Ben StockleyTennis Coach
Miss Hoey VoongLittle Mandarins

Administrative Staff

Mr Ian ThomasBusiness Manager
Mrs Donna Saunders Marketing Manager BS (Hons), DipIPM
Mrs Lucy EvansRegistrarCertAMDIS
Mrs Emma WebbHead's PA
Mrs Lynne SawyerSchool Secretary

Gap Assistant

Miss Lucy HealdGap Assistant

Playground and Welfare Assistant

Mrs Sam Round

Wrap Around Care Staff

Mrs Sarah PriceWrap Around Care Leader
Miss Lucie BlackmanWrap Around Care Assistant
Mrs Lee-Anne Brand Wrap Around Care Assistant
Miss Fay CatlinWrap Around Care AssistantCACHE Level 3
Mrs Stella HillsWrap Around Care AssistantNVQ Level 3
Mrs Paula FletcherWrap Around Care Assistant
Mrs Lucy MillarWrap Around Care Assistant
Mrs Sam Round Wrap Around Care Assistant
Miss Tina SchaperWrap Around Care Assistant
Mrs Susan TaylorWrap Around Care Assistant
Mrs Tina TramontanoWrap Around Care Assistant
Miss Alice WebbWrap Around Care Assistant

Site Staff

Wrap Around Care Assistant
Mr Gary BedingfieldSite Manager
Mr Stephen BeesonAssistant Site Manager

Catering (Thomas Franks Ltd)

Mr Michael GoulstonCatering Manager
Mrs Catherine WatsonChef ManagerBA (Hons), Dip Ind Sci
Mrs Sarah BrownCatering StaffNVQ Level 2
Miss Kelly EssonCatering Staff
Mrs Sam RoundCatering Staff
Mrs Helen TowndrowCatering Staff
Mrs Teresa LingwoodCatering Staff
Mrs Lee WoodCatering staff

Cleaning (NiC Services Group)

Ms Hayley CrockfordCleaning Staff
Miss Charley CutmoreCleaning Staff
Miss Kayleigh DochertyCleaning Staff
Miss Ellen MindhamCleaning Staff
Mrs Kimberley RidgwellCleaning Staff
Mrs Lesley TaylorCleaning Staff
Mr Vaughan TaylorCleaning Staff
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