Staff & Contacts

Here is a list of all the staff working at St Francis this term.

Executive Headteacher

Mrs Kim Payne

Head of School

Mrs Felicity Hope

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Claire Furness

Foundation Stage

Mrs Briony Knowles – Class Teacher

Mrs Louise Little – Class Teacher

Mrs Catherine Crocker – Class Teacher


Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs. Jackie Ferry

Mrs Juliette Clifford

Mrs Donna Martin

Mrs Lorraine Zipfel-Burke

Mrs Claudia McInally

Year Four

Miss Sarah McDade – Class Teacher

Miss Laura Battigan – Class Teacher


Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs Ruth Raworth

Mrs Moira Everson

Mrs Becky Collier

Mrs Katherine Gould

Mrs Andrea Barnes

Mrs Christine Savage

Year One

Mrs. Katharine Ladbrooke – Class Teacher

Miss Rachael Finney– Class Teacher

Ms Jo Gould – Supply Teacher


Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs. Mary Wilds

Mrs. Lynne Scott

Mrs Emma Rotheram

Miss. Juliette Clifford

Mrs Annika Balls

Miss Tamara Garrido Bejar

Mrs.Catherine Wilson

Year Five

Mrs Rachael Wilson – Class Teacher

Miss Amelia Mendham – Class Teacher


Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs. Alizon Fenton

Mrs Soledad  Alvarez Sanchez

Mrs Moira Everson

Mrs Jan Mycroft

Mrs Donna Martin

Miss Tamara Garrido Bejar

Year Two

Miss. Anne Jeffery – Class Teacher

Mrs. Julie Deakin – Class Teacher

Mrs Edwina Knowles – Class Teacher

Miss Jo Goulds – Class Teacher


Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs. Jill Lawson

Mrs. Viven Thomas

Mrs. Catherine Plane

Year Six

Mrs. Sandra Watt – Class Teacher

Mrs. Kate Hinings – Class Teacher

Miss. Alison Wakefield – Class Teacher


Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs. Lynn Gilmore

Mrs Jenny Beaugeard

Ms. Isabel Smith

Year Three

Mr Sam Brackenbury – Class Teacher

Miss Debbie Self  – Class Teacher


Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs Jan Mycroft

Mrs. Tracy Saward-Clarke

Mrs. Juliet Nicholls

Mrs Michaela Riches


Mrs. Rachel Bowen – SENCO

Mrs. Dorothea Mitchell – FT/Swimming

Miss Rachel Mallett – Computing

Mr. Chris Lightfoot – PE HLTA

Mr Greg Evans – Cover Teacher

Mrs Lorna Pearce – Parent Support Advisor

Mrs Soledad Alvarez Sanchez – Speech and Language Assistant

Mrs Emma Rotheram – Pastoral Support Assistant


Office Staff

Mrs. Margaret Burton – PA to Mrs. Payne/Mrs Hope

Mrs. Kelly Betteridge – Finance Officer

Ms. Emily Palmer– Receptionist

Miss Emily Fenton – Office Apprentice

Kitchen Staff

Mr Chris Bell – Cook in Charge

Mrs Dot Reynolds– Kitchen Assistant

Mrs Kirby Lansdowne – Kitchen Assistant

Breakfast/After School Club Staff

Mrs. Emily Palmer – Breakfast Club

Ms. Juliette Clifford – Breakfast Club

Mr Greg Evans – Breakfast Club/Playworker

Mrs Lorraine Zipfel-Burke Breakfast Club


Mrs. Julia McClarnon – Play Leader

Ms. Isabel Smith – Playworker

Mrs Dorothea Mitchell – Playworker

Mr Harry Palmer – Playworker

Mr Chris Lightfoot – Play Leader

Miss Jessica Ball – Playworker


Wellness Team

Mrs Ali Wakefield

Mrs Rachel Bowen

Mrs Emma Rotheram

Mrs Ali Fenton

Mrs Isabel Smith

Mrs Jan Mycroft

Mrs Claudia McInally

MSAs (Dinner Supervisors)

Mrs. Helen Hinsley – Lead Supervisor


Mrs Michaela Riches

Mrs Ruth Raworth

Mrs. Claudia McInally

Mrs. Lorraine Zipfel-Burke

Mrs. Mary Wilds

Mrs. Sue Spooner

Mrs. Dawn Pomeroy

Mrs. Marlene Palmer

Ms. Amy Deol (SEN)

Ms. Isabel Smith

Mrs. Ruth Lambert

Ms Brigid Conway

Mrs Josie Smith

Mrs Susan Boudjelal

Mrs Samantha Hall

Mr Harry Palmer

Miss Juliette Clifford

Mrs Mary Syder

Mrs Gwen Wilkin

Support Staff

Mrs Mary Syder – Caretaker/Cleaner

Mr Albert Irvine – Caretaker/Cleaner

Mrs. Marlene Palmer – Cleaner

Mrs. Liliana Castro Osorio – Cleaner

Mr Harry Palmer – Cleaner

If you wish to talk to a member of staff, please phone the school office to make an appointment. While all staff will try to make themselves available, please understand that it may not always be possible for you to talk to teachers and LSAs at the beginning and end of the school day. If you wish to write a note to a teacher and send it to school with your child, or via the school office, staff will make a point of getting back to you as soon as possible. Thankyou.