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Franciscan Primary School

Our Staff

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

Fahri Francis - Acting Headteacher

Jackey Wilson - Deputy Headteacher

Lisa Ferguson - Early Years Phase Lead

Maria Gurdas -  Y1/Y2/Y3 Phase Lead

Diane Nam -  Y4/Y5/Y6 Phase Lead

Juliette Beedie - SENCO

School Office

 Marian Thompson - Office Manager

Annie Clowsley - Senior Administration Officer (Maternity Cover)

Amanda Tinsley - Receptionist

Teachers and Teaching Assistants

CLASSES Teachers Teaching Assistants
SAPLING - 2 year olds

Kerry-Jo Barnard 

Claire Robinson

Jane Emmerson

Maleenie Visakaratnam

CHERRY - Nursery

Lisa Ferguson


Maleenie Visakaratnam

Claire Robinson

Natalie Parchment

Lindsey Beers

Nicole Grace 

CHERRY 2 - Nursery

Ena Kranjec

Claire Robinson

Natalie Parchment

ELM  - RECEPTION Zenia Macdonald

Lindsey Casey/Misbah Qureshi

BEECH  - Y1 Naomi Kabutey

Rachel Nelson

Alannah Nelson LSA Farhia Ali-Siad Hindi LSA

LAUREL  - Y2 Maria Gurdas

Sharon Pourou

Sandra Williams

CYPRESS - Y3 Riswan Niazi

Misbah Qureshi 

Marsha McIntosh LSA

LINDEN  - Y4 Michaela Howard

Zubaida Housein

Kim Woolnough

ASPEN  - Y5 Diane Nam

Lindsey Beers Hayley Grace LSA

CHESTNUT  - Y6 Vivienne Dompreh

Debbie Douglas LSA

Lalita Seeboruth LSA

Nicole Grace

Kim Woolnough

Other Teachers

PE Coach - Daniel Hamilton

PE Apprentice - Tillie Pope

Music - David Fitzgerald - Music Teacher (0.6 fte)/Wandsworth Schools Music

French - Helene Juan

Learning Mentor - Donnelly Ford