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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

Alex Grennan - HR Officer

Geraldine Gale - Finance Officer (Maternity Leave)

Innocentia Amegah - Admissions & Attendance Officer/Temp Finance Officer

Tres Antoinette Johnson - Admissions & Attendance Assistant

Raj Patel - Administrative Assistant 

Suhaila Nadeem - Receptionist


Classroom Teachers 


Early Years Building

Naomi Davies - Foundation Stage Lead/Red Class Nursery Teacher

Naomi Kabutey - Blue Class Nursery Teacher

Renaty Brown - Reception Teacher

Jackey Wilson - Assistant Headteacher/Reception Teacher


Middle Building

Lily Revell-Rohr - Year 1 Teacher

Shola Ayodele- Year 1 Teacher

Maria Gurdas- Year 2 Teacher

Lee Kirwan- Year 2 Teacher

Joseph Bolt- Year 3 Teacher

Natasha Gavin- Year 3 Teacher (Maternity Leave)

Florence Tat - Year 3 Teacher (Maternity cover)


Okeburn Building

Nina Kooseenlin - Year 4 Teacher

Sammy Newman- 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)

David Hepburn - Support Teacher (0.8 fte)


Jessica Newland - PE Coach

David Fitzgerald - Music Teacher (0.8 fte)

Pippa Emanuel - Dance Teacher (0.2 fte)

Tim Barron - Music Teacher (0.2 fte)