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Staff at Franciscan Primary School work together to ensure that the children, who are at the heart of our school, are given the best education, support and schooling experience there is to offer.

Our highly qualified and experienced Teachers offer the children an all-round exceptional education, under the guidance and support of a Leadership Team striving to move the school forward.

The Teaching Assistants, Learning Mentors and Administration staff are all vital to the successful running of the school and take pride in ensuring that the children are the focus of our work.


Leadership Team


Pat André-Watson - Headteacher


Jackey Wilson - Assistant Headteacher / Early Years Phase Lead

Ruby Farooqi-Patel - Assistant Headteacher / Key Stage 1 Phase Lead

Diane Fawcett - Assistant Headteacher / Key Stage 2 Phase Lead


School Office


Joanna Gibbons - School Business Manager

Geraldine Gale - Finance Officer

Innocentia Amegah - Admissions Officer

Alex Grennan - PA & HR Officer (currently on maternity leave)

Lucy McGown - PA & Receptionist

Raj Patel - Administrative Assistant 


Classroom Teachers 


Early Years Building

Naomi Davies - Foundation Stage Lead Teacher

Naomi Kabutey - Early Years Teacher

Renaty Brown - Early Years Teacher

Olusola Ayodele - Early Years Teacher


Middle Building

Lily Revell-Rohr - Year 1 Teacher

Ian Pollitt- Year 1 Teacher

Maria Gurdas- Year 2 Teacher

Natasha Clarke- Year 2 Teacher

Lee Kirwan- Year 3 Teacher

Natasha Gavin- Year 3 Teacher


Okeburn Building

Nina Kooseenlin - Year 4 Teacher

Joseph Bolt - Year 4 Teacher

Harry Banks- Year 5 Teacher

Michaela Howard - Year 5 Teacher

Anita Sharif - Year 6 Teacher

Vivienne Dompreh - Year 6 Teacher


Other Teachers 


Juliette Beedie - EMAG Teacher

Nigel Morgan - Support Teacher (0.7 fte)

Natalee Sabourin - Support Teacher (0.6 fte)

David Hepburn - Support Teacher (0.8 fte)


Brittani Wilson - PE/PPA Teacher

David Fitzgerald - Music Teacher (0.8 fte)

Pippa Emanuel - Dance Teacher (0.2 fte)

Tim Barron - Music Teacher (0.2 fte)