Contact Duncombe Staff

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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-JonesDeputy Head Academic
Miss Katie CopemanEarly Years Foundation Leader
Mrs Sue HowesJoint Head of Phase for Lower School, Head of Learning Support (SENCo)
Mrs Jane Turner Joint Head of Phase for Lower School
Mrs Donna SaundersMarketing Manger (Maternity Leave)
Mrs Autumn Pritchard-BarrettMarketing Manager (Maternity Cover)
Mrs Lucy EvansRegistrar
Mr Ian ThomasBusiness Manager

Business Team

Mr Jeremy PhelanHeadmaster
Mrs Lucy EvansRegistrar
Ms Karen MorrellBursar
Mrs Donna SaundersMarketing Manager (Maternity Leave)
Mrs Autumn Pritchard-BarrettMarketing Manager (Maternity Cover)
Mr Ian ThomasBusiness Manager
Mrs Emma WebbHead's PA

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 Katie CopemanNursery Maple, Early Years Foundation LeaderBA (Hons), PGCE
Ms Katherine EversonLearning SuportBSc (Hons) PGCE
Mrs Verity Ferguson Maternity LeaveBA (Hons), PGCE
Miss Heidi FlowersReception AppleBEd (Hons)
Miss Tara Gaffney3GBA (Hons) PGCE
Mrs Lucy GalaskaUpper School TeacherBA (Hons) Primary Education
Mr Miguel Haro TorresSpanish Teacher, Head of ICTBA (Hons)
Mrs Juliette HodsonIndividual Needs SupportBA (Hons) PGCE
Mrs Sue HowesHead of Learning Support (SENCo) BEd (Hons), Specialist Teacher in Dyslexia and Literacy (PG Cert)
Miss Maria Kyriakou3K, Head of HumanitiesPGCE with QTS
Mrs Helen LeeForest SchoolBA(Hons)PGCE
Mrs Judith MarrionHead of Science BA (Hons), PGCE
Mrs Apollonia Micele- JonesDeputy AcademicBA (Hons), PGCE
Miss Becky Morley6MBA (Hons) with QTS
Miss Caiti Ord Reception OakBA (Hons), PGCE
Ms Susie Saito5SABA (Hons) PGCE with QTS
Miss Nicola SandsDeputy HeadBA(Hons), MA (Ed)
Mr James SopherBoys GamesBSC (Hons)
Mrs Jo SuttonHead of MusicBMus (Hons), PGCE
Mrs Adrienne Takawira 6TA Head of MathsBA (Hons), PGCE
Mrs Julie Thomas6TH, FrenchBA (Hons) PGCE, MA Applied Translation Studies
Mrs Jane Turner1TCert Ed
Mrs Sam Vinall Nursery TeacherBA (Hons), PGCE
Miss Louise Watson2W BA (Hons), PGCE

Nursery Nurses/Teaching Assistants

Miss Nicola Brown NurseryNNEB
Miss Tina Burton2ANVQ Level 3
Miss Fay CatlinReception AppleCACHE Level 3
Mrs Gill CoughlanUpper School SupportNNEB
Mrs Rosemary Frost3GNVQ Level 3
Mrs Geraldine Griffiths1ABA (Hons)
Mrs Shannan HallNursery
Miss Rachelle HillsUpper School SupportDCE Level 3
Mrs Stella Hills 2W, Breakfast Club SupervisorNVQ Level 3
Mrs J HumphryNurseryCACHE Level 3
Mrs M Hurley NurseryBA (Hons), CACHE Level 2
Mrs Jackie JacksonUpper School Support
Miss Lucy KavanaghEarly Kindergarten Room LeaderCACHE Level 3
Mrs Judith Kendrick KGNNEB
Miss Rebecca LewisNursery Birch Room LeaderBA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
Mrs Juliet Mack Nursery, Breakfast Club
Miss Elaine Norton Upper School SupportCACHE Level 3
Mrs Hilary Pannett3KDPP, STA Specialist Teaching Assistant Cert
Mrs Donna PotterKGNNEB Level 3
Ms Ellen Rea Upper School Support
Miss Amy SawyerEarly KindergartenCACHE Level 3
Mrs Laura Sheriff 1T, Upper School SupportBA (Hons), CACHE Level 2
Mrs Katrina Sopher Lower/Upper School Individual Needs SupportSpecialist Teaching Assistant Cert
Mrs Nikki TimbrellKindergartenNNEB
Miss Rebecca TheobaldReception OakCACHE Level 3
Mrs Elaine Watson 1T
Mrs Angela WoodwardKG

PE Department

Miss Hayley Varney5V, Head of PE and GamesBA (Hons)
Mr James SopherPE Teacher and Boys Games OrganiserBSC (Hons)
Mr Danny GranvilleGames Teacher
Miss Becky MorleyGames TeacherBA (Hons) with QTS
Mr James StoreyGames Teacher
Mrs Sarah PriceGames Teacher
Mr Jack PriceGames Assistant

Peripatetic Staff

Mr Dave Boddy Self Defence Club Leader
Mrs Sue Coley Drama BA (Hons), DipEd
Mrs Jo Davis PianoBA (Hons), ALCM
Mr Sam DurhamDrumBEd with QTS
Mr Jeremy HarrisonGuitarLLCM (TD)
Mrs Philippa McMeechanDanceAISTD, AIDTA
Miss Jane McNeillFlute
Mrs Vanessa ParkerClarinet
Mrs Caroline PattersonVoice
Mr Craig Patterson Brass
Mrs Emma RobinsonPiano, violin
Mrs Felicity SandellBallet Pianist
Mrs Claire StathamCheerleading
Miss Hoey VoongLittle Mandarins
Mr Rob WillmothChess Club Leader
Miss Tatjana WilliamsMusical Theatre

Administrative Staff

Mr Ian ThomasBusiness Manager
Ms Karen MorrellBursar
Mrs Donna Saunders Marketing Manager (Maternity Leave)BS (Hons), DipIPM
Mrs Autumn Pritchard-BarrettMarketing Manager (Maternity Cover)BA (Hons)
Mrs Lucy EvansRegistrarCertAMDIS
Mrs Emma WebbHead's PA
Mrs Lynne SawyerSchool Secretary
Mrs Rebecca SelwoodSchool Administrator

Playground and Welfare Assistants

Mrs Jan Clemmett
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
Mr Rees ClarkeWrap Around Care Assistant
Mrs Stella HillsWrap Around Care AssistantNVQ Level 3
Mrs Paula FletcherWrap Around Care Assistant
Mrs Juliet MackWrap Around Care Assistant
Mrs Karen MillarWrap Around Care Assistant
Mr Jack PriceWrap Around Care Assistant
Mrs Sam Round Wrap Around Care Assistant
Miss Katie Price Wrap Around Care Assistant
Miss Tina SchaperWrap Around Care Assistant
Mrs Susan TaylorWrap Around Care Assistant
Mrs Tina TramontanoWrap Around Care Assistant
Mrs Allison Wright Wrap Around Care Assistant

Site Staff

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

Catering (Thomas Franks Ltd)

Mrs Jane ReevesCatering Manager City & Guilds Level 2
Mrs Catherine WatsonChef ManagerBA (Hons), Dip Ind Sci
Mrs Sarah BrownCatering StaffNVQ Level 2
Mrs Sam RoundCatering Staff
Mrs Helen TowndrowCatering Staff
Mrs Teresa LingwoodCatering Staff
Mrs Lee WoodCatering staff

Cleaning (Premier Support Services

Ms Nina BoydCleaning Staff
Ms Hayley CrockfordCleaning Staff
Miss Jade Crockford Cleaning Staff
Miss Zoe RichesCleaning Staff
Miss Alison Summers Cleaning Staff
Mrs Lesley TaylorCleaning Staff