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Meet the Staff

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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Nursery Team

Reception Team

KS1 Team

LKS2 Team

UKS2 Team

Office Team

Lunchtime and Cleaning Team

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 / EYFS Leader (Acting Headteacher)

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 (Acting Deputy Head)

Miss Reed can be found in classrooms all over the school working with teachers and children. 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. Needless the say, she will be running the exciting adventurers club this year.

Mrs Pippa Jones

Assistant Head in charge of CPD, NQTs and Initial Teacher Training and Literacy

Mrs Jones is also a reading recovery teacher and the ECaR lead.

(Acting Deputy Head)

Mrs Jones arranges CPD for the whole school making sure that our staff team are one of the best trained teams always up to date with current research and best practice.

Mrs Jones is a reading recovery teacher and alongside Miss Barrett and 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.

Ms Deborah 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 and you will sometimes see him in school. He is calm and friendly and likes listening to children read to him.


Pets As Therapy Dog

Click here to see Sonny's Pets as Therapy certificate.

Click here to view Sonny's flyer pack with information about him!

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The Nursery Team

Miss Sarah West

Nursery Teacher

Miss West is the class teacher in Ducklings Class, who are the youngest children in our school. Miss West is in her second year at St Peter's and previously taught in Dubai for two years. 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, Miss West loves playing hockey and running. Earlier this year, Miss West ran/jogged/walked the Bristol to Bath marathon! Last year, she also took part in the worlds longest hockey match of 50 hours! This will hopefully make the Guiness Book of Records!

Mrs Lisa Jenkins

Mrs Jenkins works in our Nursery every day. Mrs Jenkins is the Yellow Group Key Worker. She has been working in our Nursery for many years amd Mrs Jenkins really loves to meet new familys 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 Teresa Gilmour

Mrs Gilmour has previously worked in the Kookaburra class in reception. This year she is really excited to be joining the nursery team. Mrs Gilmour is looking forward to experiencing some of our topics such as 'Magical Moments'. She is very creative and is always happy to help! Outside of school she enjoys cooking and sailing.

Mrs Reynolds

Mrs Reynolds starts her day off in Breakfast Club before going to work in the nursery every morning. 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.

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The Reception Team

Mrs Lucy Brimblecombe

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.

Miss Bronwen Baynes

Miss Baynes is new to Reception this year and is very excited to join the team. Pop into her class tomeet her pet salamander.

Mrs Kelly Sheppard

Mrs Sheppard works with the children in the Robins 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.

Miss Sarah West

Miss West works with the children in the Kookaburras class. She has lots of experience supporting children across the school and is excited about working with the Reception children this year.

Miss Anna Phillips

Miss Phillips works across both reception classes. She is also responsible for supporting children's specific needs in speech and language therapy in reception. Anna is known for her infectious laugh, bubbly personality and her beautiful singing voice. She is also very modest as she is the person who wrote this blurb!

Mrs Nicola Smith

Mrs Smith is a new member of the Reception team. She will be supporting children with specific need and will be based in the Robins class.

Mrs Nicola Baker

Mrs Baker is also a new member of the Reception team. She will be supporting children with specific needs and will be based in the Kookaburras class.

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The KS1 Team

Mrs Jess Griffiths

KS1 Leader / Exemplification and Moderation Leader

Mrs Griffiths is the teacher of the Doves class. She is an experienced teacher who enjoys music and sport. She also speaks lots of different languages! Mrs Griffiths is the KS1 Leader and also leads on moderation and helping staff assess pupil's work.

Mrs Griffiths is looking forward to working in KS1 and meeting her new class in September.

Miss Hannah Weston

Miss Weston teaches Kingfisher 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 Outside of school she is a keen netballer and once played for England in the youth team. We have high hopes for our netball team this year with her running it.

Mrs Sam Grainger

Last year Mrs Grainger worked one to one. This year she is part of the KS1 team supporting learning across the classes.

Mrs Grainger has worked with children in different places including those children who have had to be taught in hospital.

Mrs Lisa Wootten

Mrs Lisa Wootten supports Kingfishers Class 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.

Miss Jade Brooks

Miss Brooks works closely with the year 1 children, particularly with Doves to help with their learning.

Mr Luke Harding

Mrs Harding works in year 1 this year and has a sports specialism.

Mr Rob Lee

Mr Lee teaches the Kestrels class He is also in charge of our amazing new cookery room and helped us to design and resource it. He is brilliant on the BBQ, a keen cyclist 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 Lottie Paul

Miss Paul teaches the Owl class. She is brand new to the school and is loving every minute of it!

Miss Karen Woodall

Miss Woodall with be part of the year 2 team this year, working between Owls and Kestrels.

Mrs Pippa Jones

ECaR Leader and Reading Recovery Teacher

Mrs Jones is one of two assistant head teachers (you saw her photo earlier). Outside school Mrs Jones loves to go for a run and sometimes gets involved in amateur dramatics! She teaches reading to children in Year 1 and Year 2 who need a little bit of extra support to develop fluency.

Mrs Cartwright - on maternity leave from October 2016

Mrs Cartwright is supporting KS1 with their reading before going on maternity leave. Mrs Cartwright loves acting and dancing and this year her and Mrs Jones ran the tap club who performed at the 2015 Dance Fest. Mrs Cartwright is in charge of outdoor learning and gets us all out and about come rain or shine!

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.

Mrs Sue Mizen

Mrs Mizen works across KS1 providing learning support. She is particularly interested in helping children with their reading and speaking and listening skills. Mrs Mizen also works in the Nursery one afternoon a week.

Miss Nicky Parker

Miss Parker is a Learning Support Assistant in Owls in the mornings and supports individual children across year 2 in the afternoons.

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The LKS2 Team

Miss Kirsty Miller

LKS2 Leader and Assessment Leader

Miss Miller is the teacher of Penguins class.

Miss Miller runs year 4 camp and organises so many events that the rest of us love to take part in.

Mr Luke Arnold

Mr Luke Arnold teaches in Parott class. Making young people happy and keeping them smiling at school is a key aim for me! I love to write my own children's literature then give the children in my class a chance to enjoy my stories. I have been lucky enough to travel lots of the world and bring these wonderful experiences with me.

Mr Arnold is currently leading the computing subject within school.

Mrs Toni Thomas

Mrs Thomas is the class teacher in the Pelicans 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.

Miss Faye O'Connell

Miss O'Connell is the teacher of Puffin Class. She has a background in Art and Design, and therefore loves all things creative and messy. Miss O'Connell has started running a new street dance club this year, where you can learn some funky new dance moves to impress your friends at the next school disco.

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!

Mrs Tracy Anderson

Mrs Anderson works in year 4. 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 Grainne Robb

Mrs Robb works in Parrot class. She is very energetic and runs a lot of the sports clubs in school. Her dodgeball club is very popular this year and we hope her team will take the medal.

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The UKS2 Team

Mrs Emma Oldfield

UKS2 Phase Leader/Maths leader

Mrs Oldfield teaches the Toucans Class. Mrs Oldfield is the UKS2 phase leader and is in charge of the maths curriculum . She loves to perform and can often be found singing and dancing. If you want to practice your new found French skills, come and find Mrs Oldfield as she is fluent in French.

Mrs Kat Gower

Miss Gower is the teacher of the Flamingos. She is the history lead and willbe running our amazing Step back in time to the Tudors WOW day.

Mr Stuart Hardy

Mr Hardy is the teacher in Swans class and will also be running the Eco-Warriors. When he is not busy teaching he enjoys riding, cleaning and fixing his bike. He spent one of his summer holidays following the Tour de France and has already signed up to ride the Exmoor Beast!

Mr Billy Heaton

Mr Heaton is the teacher of Emus Class.

He loves teaching at St Peter's because of the great community that surrounds it - the other teachers, the parents and (of course!) the kids. He likes to make Year 6 a fun year for his class because it can be challenging - this may come in the form of dancing, singing or acting! He is really looking forward to the year ahead and wishes all of Year 6 the best start to their final year in primary school!

Mr Heaton loves to travel the world! He has been all over Europe and to East Africa and Asia in his travels. He enjoys playing the ukulele and can (on occasions) spontaneously burst into song! He also enjoys playing a range of sports.

Mrs Soo Jackson

Mrs Jackson is working in year 6 this year. She is the science leader and will be running the gymnastics club.

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.

Mr James Fox-Robinson

Mr Fox Robinson works in Year 6. He is passionate about all aspects of the theatre and we are looking forward to him helping us develop outstanding class productions this year. Mr Fox Robinson has travelled to over 20 countries and once lived on an active volcano for 2 weeks.

Mr Turnbull

Mr Turnbull is working in year 6 this year. He is a keen walker and will often be found pitching his tent at the weekend.

Dan Tovey

Dan is our ICT apprentice and is constantly on hand to fix any of our technical problems.

Mrs Judith Wood

Mrs Wood provides music for children in KS1 and KS2 and supports children across the school. She also supports us with our pastoral care and behaviour programmes. Mrs Wood is a brilliant pianist who can play anything. Miss Sinclair-Gieben loves working with Mrs Wood because Mrs Wood can play all of her songs - even the ones she has made up!

Mrs Kathryn Allwood - on maternity leave from March 2017

Mrs Allwood in the assisstant SENCo who is 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.

Mrs Sarah Watts

Mrs Watts has returned to school after spending time with her second child. She loves playing hockey and going to the park with her children. Her favourite author is Julia Donaldson and she loves reading "The Gruffalo"! She works with children across key stage one on their phonics and reading as well as PPA cover in Year 3.

Mrs Lucy Knowles - on maternity leave from April 2017

Mrs Knowles works with children across the Early Years and Key Stage 1. She has recently returned to school after spending time with her son. She loves baking and has a new found love of Bob the Builder and building amazing models with construction resources!

Mrs Keli Mikdadi

Mrs Mikdadi is with us this year as our Assistant SENCO. She works closely with Miss Oliver. If you wish to book an appointment to meet with Mrs Mikdadi, you can do so by calling the school office.

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The Office Team

Miss Sarah Minns

Miss Minns is our School Business Manager and works closely with the Senior Leadership Team and 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 also a keen musician and can sometimes be found in the music room and enjoys listening to the children perform in their concerts and assemblies!

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 Griffin

Mrs Griffin is our Primary Administrator and she works in the main office, she also welcomes parents to the Infant building every morning. Mrs Griffin 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 also the Clerk to Governors. 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.

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Lunchtimes and Cleaning

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

Tara King

Sarah Davis

Nicola Romero

Emma Dorrington

Wendy Frail

Jemma Fryer

Tina Rogers

Karen Hill

Laura Treharne

Lisa Greenslade

Louise Simpson

Alison Papworth

George Kellow

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 Eden to provide us with healthy lunches and a range of breakfast foods / tuck foods

We have 7 cleaners

Mrs Wendy Frail

Mrs Sam James

Mrs Louise Simpson

Miss Gemma Collis

Ms Kerrie Jennings

Miss Emma Dorrington

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