St Peters Bristol

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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 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 Phoenix 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 does a wonderful job working with Mrs Wood 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.

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 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 Reynolds

Mrs Reynolds works in the nursery 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 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 Anna Phillips

Miss Phillips will be one of the EYFS and Year 1 LSA intervention team this year, having previously worked across both reception classes. She is responsible for supporting children's specific needs in speech and language therapy in reception as well as making sure the first aid supplies and medical records are up to date in the Infant building. Mrs Phillips loves Christmas and 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!

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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 Sarah West

Miss West was the Nursery teacher for two years at St Peter's and this year she is moving up to be 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 Bristol to Bath 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.


Miss Emily Taylor-Gast

Miss Taylor-Gast is looking forward to joining the Reception team at St Peter's this year, having recently completed her LSA apprenticeship at another school in South Bristol.


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The KS1 Team

Mrs Jess Griffiths - maternity leave from September 2017

KS1 Leader / Exemplification and Moderation Leader

Mrs Griffiths 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 will be going on maternity leave from the end of September but will be working closely with the KS1 team before she goes.

Miss Hannah Weston

Miss Weston is the teacher in Kingfishers 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.

Mr Dennis Atkins

Mr Atkins is really looking forward to be teaching in Doves from September and doing lots of great learning with the new Doves children. Mr Atkins is really energetic and enjoys playing football and cricket.


Mrs Lisa Wootten

Mrs Lisa Wootten is an LSA supporting 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 as an LSA, particularly with Doves to help with their learning.



Mrs Niki Smith

Mrs Smith worked one to one in Reception last year. She will be supporting in the same LSA role this year and will be based in Doves class.



Mrs Nicola Baker

Mrs Baker also worked one to one in Reception last year. She will be supporting in the same LSA role this year and will be based in Kingfishers 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 Lottie Paul

Miss Paul teaches the Owls class and loves every minute of it! Miss Paul is a keen hockey player.



Miss Nicola Parker

Miss Parker is a LSA working across both year 2 classes.



Miss Karen Woodall

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


Mrs Teresa Gilmour - maternity leave from November 2017

Mrs Gilmour has previously worked in Reception and Nursery. This year she will be part of the KS1 LSA intervention team. Mrs Gilmour is very creative and is always happy to help! Outside of school she enjoys cooking and sailing.


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.

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The LKS2 Team

Miss Kirsty Miller - maternity leave from September 2017

LKS2 Leader and Assessment Leader

Miss Miller has taught at St Peter's for a few years and is the Lower KS2 leader as well as being responsible for assessment across the school. Miss Miller will be on maternity leave for this year and we look forward to welcoming her back next Summer!

Miss Lucy Foster

LKS2 Phase Leader and Maths Leader

Miss Foster is relocating to Bristol and can't wait to join the St Peter's team from September. She will be the class teacher in Pelicans and will be looking after the Lower KS2 Phase while Miss Miller is on maternity leave.


Mr Luke Arnold

Mr Arnold will be teaching in Parrots class again this year. Making young people happy and keeping them smiling at school is a key aim for Mr A! He loves to write his own children's literature to give to his class to enjoy. Mr Arnold has been lucky enough to travel lots of the world and loves to share his knowledge of different cultures. Mr A does a great job leading the computing subject within school and organises our e-safety week.

Mrs Toni Thomas

Mrs Thomas will be the class teacher in Penguins Class this year. 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 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 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 in Puffins class.

Miss Daisy Roddick

Miss Roddick will be working with Mrs Morris as an LSA in year 4 this year, working mainly in Penguins class. Miss Roddick loves reading with the children and in her spare time loves to dance. She has competed in lots of important competitions and has won awards with her dance 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.


Miss Lisa Sanders

Miss Sanders will be one of the LSA intervention team working with KS2.



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The UKS2 Team

Mr Billy Heaton

Mr Heaton will be the class teacher in Flamingos this year. 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 learning fun for his class in the form of dancing, singing or acting! 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.

Mr Nigel Wilson

Mr Wilson is the class teacher in Swans 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 Kat Gower

Mrs Gower is moving up to be the teacher in Emus class this year. She is looking forward to helping our year 6 children achieve their very best this year and is also looking forward to camp in September!


Mrs Katelyn Ducat

Mrs Ducat relocated to Bristol over the summer holidays and will be the class teacher in Toucans class from September. 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 working closely with Miss Reed as the partner teacher in Phoenix class from September.



Mrs Tracy Anderson

Mrs Anderson will be an LSA working across year 5 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 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 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 Sarah Watts

Mrs Watts 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 across the school.

Mrs Kathryn Allwood  maternity leave from March 2017

NoneMrs 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 Lucy Knowles - maternity leave from April 2017

Mrs Knowles works with children across the Early Years and Key Stage 1. 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 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!

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 (was Miss Griffin) 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 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

Nicola Romero

Emma Dorrington

Wendy Frail

Jemma Howse

Tina Rogers

Karen Hill

Laura Treharne

Lisa Greenslade

Louise Simpson

Alison Papworth

Lorna Papworth

Michaela Bloomfield

Natalie Roberts

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

Mrs Wendy Frail

Mrs Sam James

Mrs Louise Simpson

Ms Kerrie Jennings

Miss Emma Dorrington

Mrs Nicky Romero

Mrs Lisa Bailey

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