The staff at St.Peter's Church of England Primary School are a dedicated and hard working group who all want the very best for the children in their care.
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Miss Livvy Sinclair-Gieben
Miss Sinclair-Gieben has overall responsibility for the school. She likes singing, being outside, playground games and friendly people. Miss Sinclair-Gieben joined the school when it opened in 2009 and thinks this is a wonderful place to work. She particularly enjoys chatting to parents and finding out about different children's interests. She has worked at 4 other schools in Bristol as a class teacher for most year groups and as a Deputy Head. Miss Sinclair-Gieben particularly likes to see children making good progress in reading, writing and maths.
Miss Genny Oliver
Deputy Head and SENCO
Miss Oliver is responsible for Inclusion and helps provide cover for teachers when they have their planning time. She likes singing, stories and the seaside. She is very eco friendly and helps us think about how we can look after our planet. Miss Oliver does lots for the children beyond the school day and is often to be found at Bristol Zoo!
Miss Alanna Reed
Assistant Head in charge of Teaching and Learning
Miss Reed can be found in classrooms all over the school working with teachers and children but will also be one of the teachers of Owls class for this year. She has a quirky sense of humour and likes to play silly games. Miss Reed is also responsible for our school curriculum. Miss Reed runs the summer fayres and the year 6 camp as well as being responsible for organising the after school club timetable and making sure all trips and visits happen safely. She absolutely loves the outdoors, enjoys climbing, skiing and cycling.
Mrs Pippa Jones
Assistant Head in charge of CPD, NQTs and Initial Teacher Training.
KS1 Phase Leader.
Reading Recovery Teacher and ECaR lead.
Mrs Jones arranges CPD for the whole school making sure that our staff team are one of the best trained teams who are always up to date with current research and best practice. Mrs Jones is a Reading Recovery Teacher alongside Miss Barrett and leads a dedicated team of 'Boosting Reading in Primary' teachers and class teachers. It is her mission to make sure the vast majority of children read fluently by the end of KS1. Mrs Jones loves her job and is incredibly proud of the children and staff at St Peter's. She also does a wonderful job working with and organising our school choir.
Miss Sarah Minns
School Business Manager
Miss Minns is part of our SLT and works with the school office team to manage school finances, premises, HR, communication, health and safety, school publicity and much more. Miss Minns works with Mr Worgan to help keep our school a safe place to be. Miss Minns is a keen musician and she enjoys listening to the children perform in their concerts and assemblies and also helps Mrs Jones run the school choir.
Ms Deb Skuse
Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead
Ms Skuse is part of the SLT and she helps eveyone to listen to children to keep them safe as part of her safeguarding/child protection role. She will be supporting families in lots of different ways; including talking to parents and carers about improving childrens attendance; we are all hoping to reach our school attendance target of 97% Ms Skuse runs a group for parents and carers called the Nurture Parenting Programme and is happy to share ideas and experience of managing childrens behaviour. Out of school she loves the outdoors and camping. She is also in two book clubs which keep her busy reading. Ms Skuse has a dog called Sonny, who is our school 'Pets as Therapy' Dog and you will sometimes see him around school. He is calm and friendly and likes listening to children read to him.
Miss Bronwen Baynes
Miss Baynes is the Nursery teacher. She has a pet salamander called Arnold who the children love having in their class! Outside of school Miss Baynes loves anything creative, swimming and spending time with her friends and family. A couple of years ago Miss Baynes completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge with her family, raising over £12,000 for three different charities.
Mrs Niki Smith
Mrs Smith will be supporting the children in the Nursery as an LSA in the ducklings class from September.
Mrs Louise Genge
Mrs Genge is part of our LSA team working with Nursery group A at the start of the week. Mrs Genge has worked at St Peter's for a few years and has previously working across KS1 and Reception. Outside of school Miss Genge has two dogs (Ozzie and Beau). She loves eating, going on holiday and spending time with her two little boys.
Miss Sarah West
Miss West is an LSA with the children in Nursery group B, for the second half of the week. She has lots of experience supporting children across the school and is excited about working with our youngest children this year.
Mrs Lucy Knowles
EYFS Curriculum Leader (joint)
Mrs Knowles is one of the teachers in Kookaburras this year, job sharing with Mrs Watts. Mrs Knowles is used to working with children across the Early Years and Key Stage 1. She loves baking and is looking forward to sharing her fabulous cooking skills in reception.
Mrs Sarah Watts
EYFS Curriculum Leader (joint)
Mrs Watts is job sharing with Mrs Knowles in the Kookaburras. She has lots of experience working with children across the whole school. She loves playing hockey and going camping and to the beach and park with her children.
Mrs Danielle Torrington
Mrs Torrington joins the St Peter's teaching team in September 2019 as the teacher of Robins class.
Mrs Kelly Sheppard
Mrs Sheppard is a LSA working with the children in the Kookaburras class and has lots of experience in working with children within the EYFS curriculum. Mrs Sheppard enjoys watching and helping the children learn new skills. She has lots of great ideas to make learning interesting and fun.
Ms Karen Woodall
Ms Woodall is familiar face in our KS1 building, working with the children across the whole of KS1 and EYFS. From September Ms Woodall will be working more closely with the staff and children in Reception.
Mrs Carly Bidwell
Mrs Bidwell is the LSA in Robins class. She enjoys reading and exploring. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family in their caravan.
Miss Lottie Paul
Miss Paul is the class teacher in Kingfishers. Miss Paul works hard on helping with handwriting across the school and comes up with fantastic whole school homework ideas. Last year, Miss Paul organised our 'hobbies day' which the children (and staff) all really enjoyed.
Mrs Stacey Hacker
Mrs Hacker is the class teacher in Doves. Reading is one of her favourite things to do. Any chance she gets, she will be sharing a story with her class!
Mr Rob Lee
Mr Lee teaches the Kestrels class. He is brilliant on the BBQ, a keen cyclist and is always smiling and full of life! His favourite musical is 'High school Musical' and he knows all the words to the songs and all the dance moves! Ask him for a demo!
Miss Cally Barrett
Miss Barrett is our Reading Recovery teacher and provides class cover across the school. She will be sharing some of the teaching in Owls class with Miss Reed from September this year. Miss Barrett is really passionate about our planet and works really hard with our 'Eco Warriors' with recycling and helping our school be as Eco-friendly as possible.
Miss Jade Brooks - maternity leave from July 2019
Miss Brooks works closely with the year 1 children as an LSA, particularly with Doves to help with their learning. Miss Brooks is one of the Year 1 PPA cover teachers.
Mrs Lisa Jenkins
Mrs Jenkins has been working in our Nursery for a few years as an LSA. From September she is moving into a new role as an LSA with year 1.
Mrs Nicola Baker
Mrs Baker is an LSA supporting children in Year 1.
Miss Nicola Parker
Miss Parker is a LSA working across both year 2 classes and is also one of the Year 2 PPA cover teachers.
Mrs Lisa Wootten
Mrs Wootten will be one of the LSA team supporting children in year 2 from September. Mrs Wootten helps all of the KS1 children at dinner time making sure that they have lots of friends to play with and that they eat a healthy, balanced meal.
Mrs Jess Reynolds
Mrs Reynolds has worked across KS1 and EYFS for a number of years. From September Mrs Reynolds will be an LSA supporting across KS1, running interventions and small group work. She spends lunch time with the children, ensuring that they have a great playtime, develop their social skills and she encourages healthy eating. Mrs Reynolds really enjoys gardening and planting and last year she created an amazing allotment in the nursery outside area! She grew tomatoes, swede, cabbage, sweet peas and much, much more! Outside of school she loves spending time with her family and her two little sausage dogs! She also loves running and exploring the great outdoors.
Miss Lisa Sanders
Miss Sanders works 1:1 and in small groups with children in year 2.
Mrs Stacy Godfrey
Mrs Godfrey is one of our team of Apprentice Learning Support Assistants.
Miss Stacey Garland
Miss Garland is one of our team of Apprentice Learning Support Assistants.
Miss Hannah Weston
LKS2 Phase Leader
Miss Weston is the LKS2 Phase leader and the class teacher in Parrots class. She is a lively and enthusiastic member of staff who loves working with children. Herself and Mrs Morris run PE, lead the games makers and take us to lots of tournaments - they both work incredibly hard and got St Peter's the Platinum Mark Sport's Award this year! Outside of school she is a keen netballer and once played for England in the youth team.
Miss Jenny Foster
Miss Foster has been teaching in year 6 for the past 2 years and is taking on a new class in September and will be teaching in the year 3 Pelicans class.
Mrs Toni Thomas
Mrs Thomas is the class teacher in Penguins Class. . Mrs Thomas meets with the reflection leaders to plan class reflection time each week and enjoys spending time with her enthusiastic reflection leaders.
Mr Ben MacDonald
Mr MacDonald will be joining the St Peter's teaching team in September as the class teacher of Puffins.
Mrs Anna Phillips
Miss Phillips has spent the past few years as an LSA supporting interventions in EYFS and Year 1 and now works as an LSA across Year 3. She makes sure the first aid supplies and medical records are up to date in school. Mrs Phillips loves Christmas and is known for her infectious laugh, bubbly personality and her beautiful singing voice.
Mrs Carly Nicholas
Mrs Nicholas will be working as an LSA with the children in Year 4 from September. Mrs Nicholas is a keen artist and has spent time in school previously doing illustration workshops with the children.
Miss Charley Phillips
Miss Phillips is one of our team of Apprentice Learning Support Assistants and is working with children in year 3.
Mrs Julie Hearn
UKS2 Phase Leader
Mrs Hearn is the UKS2 Phase Leader and the class teacher in Toucans. Mrs Hearn is a brilliant musician and loves playing piano when the children sing in service! She leads Music, RE and Collective Worship and makes sure that we all have a different ideas to explore our school values.
Mr James Walker
We are welcoming Mr Walker to the St Peter's teaching and Senior Leadership team in September. Mr Walker will be the class teacher of Phoenix. He is also a Talk4Writing coach and he loves to read! Head over to Phoenix class to see the fantastic library of books he has!
Mrs Jess Griffiths
Mrs Griffiths is an experienced teacher who enjoys music and sport. She also speaks lots of different languages! Mrs Griffiths is one of the teachers in Emus class, shared with Mrs Brimblecombe this year.
Mrs Lucy Brimblecombe
Mrs Brimblecombe is welcomed back to St Peter's this year into Emus class after being away last year on maternity leave. Mrs Brimblecome loves to sing and can often be found making up songs! In her spare time she loves to dance and runs a dance club each year that enters into the stages competition that takes place at the Colston Hall.
Miss Faye O'Connell
Miss O'Connell is the teacher of Flamingos Class. She the Art and Design subject leader and therefore loves all things creative and messy. Miss O'Connell runs our street dance club which competes in stages each year. She's the one to see to learn some funky new dance moves to impress your friends at the next school disco.
Mrs Ann-Marie Payne
Mrs Payne works in KS2 and she also spends a lot of time with our families at FOSP (Friends of St.Peter's) and FAB (Families are Brilliant). She is creative and works hard on displays across the school. If you would like to get more involved in the school or would like to link up with other families then Mrs Payne is the person to speak to. Mrs Payne can also be found running Breakfast Club every morning during school time.
Mrs Carol Morris
Mrs Morris is the person to go to for advice on sport and competition. She and Miss Weston run PE, lead the games makers and take us to lots of tournaments. Miss Morris is one of the most energetic people in the school and wins nearly all of the staff races on sports day! When she isn't involved in the sporting life of the school, she can be found supporting the children in her LSA role in Emus class.
Mrs Tracy Anderson
Mrs Anderson will be an LSA working across KS2 this year. She is a great organiser and keeps the school in ship shape and Bristol fashion! Mrs Anderson is a keen (and brilliant!) cook and can often be found in our school cookery room, cooking up some wonderful and healthy treats with children across the school.
Miss Leah Hopkins
Miss Hopkins is one of our team of Apprentice Learning Support Assistants and can also be found helping Miss Weston and Mrs Morris with the sporting life of the school.
Mrs Soo Jackson
Mrs Jackson is working across years 3, 4 and 5 this year as an Intervention teacher. She is the science leader and enjoys running after school clubs.
Mrs Karen Hill
Mrs Hill works as part of the KS2 LSA intervention team.
Mrs Louise Kautz
Mrs Kautz works as one of the KS2 LSA intervention team. Mrs Kautz enjoys spending time in her garden and can be found helping the gardening club in school. She loves spending time with her granddaughter outside of school.
Mrs Kathryn Allwood
Mrs Allwood in the assistant SENCo, working alongside Miss Oliver helping to implement SEN provisions throughout the school. Mrs Allwood enjoys gardening and often runs a gardening club in the summer terms.
If you would like to book an appointment to meet with Mrs Allwood or Miss Oliver, you can do so by calling the office.
Mrs Sharon Thomas
Mrs Thomas is our Clerical Assistant and works in the main office. She looks after all visitors to the school, and makes sure we have plenty of school uniform in stock.
Mrs Amy Hillman
Mrs Hillman is our Primary Administrator and she works in the main office, she also welcomes parents to the Infant building every morning. Mrs Hillman is a fantastic organiser and she takes care of ordering resources for school.
Mrs Amy Greenslade
Mrs Greenslade is a Clerical Assistant and she works in the office.
She is a brilliant organiser and helps Ms Skuse with monitoring attendance across the school.
Mr Steve Worgan
Mr Worgan is our Site Manager. He helps to ensure that our site is safe, tidy and clean. He is very organised and keeps all of the different projects moving along with speed.
Mr Mike Haylock
Mr Haylock is our Assistant Caretaker. He helps Mr Worgan keep our site clean and safe and he keeps our school bikes and scooters clean and in good working order! He also enjoys looking after our plants and flower beds around school.
We have a team of SMSAs
Tammy Leppier (first aid)
Lisa Greenslade (also Breakfast Club)
Alison Papworth (also Breakfast Club)
Kerrie Jennings (also Breakfast Club)
Our team of SMSAs support us at dinner time and make sure that we have a fun, safe and happy playtime. However, any questions about lunchtime must be brought to the attention of the class teacher and not directly to the SMSAs.
The team of people in the Kitchen work for Chartwells to provide us with healthy lunches and a range of breakfast foods / tuck foods.
We have 7 cleaners