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 for Teaching and Learning/Curriculum leader.
UKS2 Phase Leader.
Joint lead of English
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 Emus 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.
Joint lead of English. 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.
Ms Deb Skuse
Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead
Ms Skuse 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 96% 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 will be moving from the Reception team to be the Nursery teacher this year. She has a pet salamander called Arnold who the children in Reception last year loved having in their class! Outside of school Miss Baynes loves anything creative, swimming and spending time with her friends and family. Over the summer Miss Baynes completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge with her family, raising over £12,000 for three different charities.
Mrs Lisa Jenkins
Mrs Jenkins works in our Nursery every day as an LSA. She has been working in our Nursery for many years and she really loves to meet new families each year and make them feel welcome! Mrs Jenkins teaches a Language for Learning Group during class time. She enjoys spending time with her grown up girls out of school.
Mrs Louise Genge
Mrs Genge will be joining the Nursery LSA team this year for 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 will be working as an LSA with the children in Nursery group B, for the second half of the week this year. She has lots of experience supporting children across the school and is excited about working with our youngest children this year.
Mrs Reynolds will be working across EYFS every morning as an LSA. She also spends lunch time with the nursery 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.
Mrs Lucy Brimblecombe - maternity leave from September 2018
EYFS Leader and EYFS Curriculum
Mrs Brimblecombe teaches' Kookaburras. She is an experienced member of the Reception team and is the leader of the EYFS (Nursery and Reception) team. 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.
Mrs Lucy Knowles
EYFS Curriculum Leader (maternity cover)
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 (maternity cover)
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 to the park with her children. Her favourite author is Julia Donaldson and she loves reading "The Gruffalo"!
Miss Sarah West
Miss West was the Nursery teacher for two years at St Peter's and this will now be her second year as the class teacher in Robins. Miss West taught in Dubai for two years before coming to St Peter's. She has always taught in Early Years and loves creative and active activities. Her favourite time of year is Christmas - she loves making lots of Christmas things! Out of school, she loves playing hockey and running. In the last couple of years Miss West has completed the London marathon and also took part in the worlds longest hockey match of 50 hours!
Mrs Kelly Sheppard
Mrs Sheppard is an 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.
Mrs Lisa Wootten
Mrs Lisa Wootten is an LSA supporting a child in Reception with their learning. 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 Carly Bidwell
Mrs Bidwell is looking forward to joining the Reception team this year as an LSA in Robins class.
Miss Lottie Paul
Miss Paul spent two years teaching the Owls class but is excited to be teaching the children in Kingfishers this year. Miss Paul works hard on helping with handwriting across the school and she is a keen hockey player.
Mrs Stacey Hacker
Mrs Hacker is the class teacher in Doves this year. Last year she worked closely with Mrs Jones to help improve reading in year 1 and 2 as 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 also in charge of our amazing cookery room and helped design and resource it. 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 Bianca Hatcher
Miss Hatcher is looking forward to joining the St Peter's team in September and will be the Owls class teacher.
Miss Jade Brooks
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 Niki Smith
Mrs Smith will be supporting children in Year 2 as an LSA. She has previously worked one to one with a child in Reception and Year 1 last year. Mrs Smith is one of the Year 2 PPA cover teachers.
Mrs Nicola Baker
Mrs Baker will be supporting children in Year 2 as an LSA.
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.
Miss Karen Woodall
Miss Woodall with be part of the year 2 team this year, working between Owls and Kestrels.
Miss Sam Tierney
Miss Tierney will be joining St Peter's this year as an Apprentice Learning Support Assistant. She will be working mainly in Kestrals class.
Miss Lisa Sanders
Miss Sanders will be one of the LSA intervention team working with KS1
Miss Cally Barrett
Reading recovery and class cover teacher
Miss Barrett teaches most children at some point during the week, covering leadership time and planning time. She works mainly in reading recovery although can be spotted whizzing around the cycle track or getting messy whilst creating artwork.
Miss Hannah Weston
LKS2 Phase Leader
Miss Weston used to be the teacher of Kingfishers Class. This year she takes on a new role as the LKS2 Phase leader and will be 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 GOLD Mark Sport's Award for the 3rd year running this year! Outside of school she is a keen netballer and once played for England in the youth team.
Miss Kirsty Miller
Miss Miller has taught at St Peter's for a few years as the Lower KS2 leader as well as being responsible for assessment across the school. Miss Miller is back from maternity leave and will be teaching in Pelicans class from September.
Mrs Toni Thomas
Mrs Thomas is the class teacher in Penguins Class. She leads RE and Collective Worship and makes sure that we all have a different ideas to explore our school values. Mrs Thomas meets with the reflection leaders to plan class reflection time each week and enjoys spending time with her enthusiastic reflection leaders.
Mr Nigel Wilson
Mr Wilson is the class teacher in Puffins from this year. Mr Wilson likes writing and wants to write books for children one day. He loves music, and likes going to see performances and musicals, as well as taking part in a large community choir. He loves dogs, the seaside and books, and is a huge Harry Potter fanatic, but is still awaiting his letter for Hogwarts.
Mrs Anna Phillips
Miss Phillips has spent the past few years as an LSA supporting interventions in EYFS and Year 1. This year Miss Phillips will be working 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 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 Jess Griffiths
Mrs Griffiths is an experienced teacher who enjoys music and sport. She also speaks lots of different languages! Mrs Griffiths has experience of being the KS1 Leader and also lead on moderation and helping staff assess pupil's work. Mrs Griffiths has returned from maternity leave and will be teaching Emus class with Miss Reed this year.
Miss Faye O'Connell
Miss O'Connell is the teacher of Puffin 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 Kat Gower - maternity leave from November 2018
Mrs Gower has been the class teacher of Swans and Emus. She will be working with Year 6 for term 1, before she goes on maternity leave from term 2.
Mrs Katelyn Ducat
Mrs Ducat will continue as the class teacher in Toucans class this year. She had a great time on Year 6 camp last year and is looking forward to another brilliant camp trip with the new Year 6 children this year. Mrs Ducat grew up in France so can speak French - she would love to help you with your French skills!
Miss Jenny Foster
Miss Foster is will be the teacher in Phoenix class from September.
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 year 6 this year. She is a great organiser and keeps the staffroom ship shape and Bristol fashion! Mrs Anderson is one of our experts on 'Boosting Reading in Primary' which is part of our Reading Recovery Programme.
Mrs Carly Nicholas
Mrs Nicholas will be joining the St Peter's team from September as an LSA, working with the children in Flamingos class. Mrs Nicholas is a keen artist and has spent time in school previously doing illustration workshops with the children.
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 Ann-Marie Payne
Mrs Payne works in UKS2 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 Karen Hill
Mrs Hill works as part of the KS2 LSA intervention team.
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.
Miss Sarah Minns
Miss Minns is our School Business Manager and works on the Senior Leadership Team and with the office team to manage school finances, premises, HR, communication, school publicity and much more. Miss Minns helps to keep our school a safe place to be. Miss Minns is a keen musician and can sometimes be found in the music room. She enjoys listening to the children perform in their concerts and assemblies! Miss Minns will also be stepping into the role of Clerk to Governors temporarily from September 2018.
Mrs Sue Jacobs
Mrs Jacobs is our school bursar and organises finances, health and safety and many parts of keeping our school a safe place to be.
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 takes care of ordering resources for school.
Mrs Amy Greenslade
Mrs Greenslade is our other Clerical Assistant and she works in the office.
She is a brilliant organiser and helps Ms Skuse with monitoring attendance across the school.
Miss Grace Bowman
Miss Bowman is the school administration apprentice. She helps the office team in ensuring that questions and queries are dealt with quickly and makes sure that our resources are kept up to date.
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)
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