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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

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

Hannia Sandhu - Senior Administration Officer

Amanda Tinsley - Receptionist

Teachers and Teaching Assistants

CLASSES Teachers Teaching Assistants
SAPLINGS - 2 year olds

Cheryl Saldanha

Claire Robinson

Jane Emmerson
CHERRY - Nursery

Lisa Ferguson


Maleenie Vasakaratnam

Claire Robinson

Natalie Parchment

Lindsey Beers

Nicole Grace 

ELM  - RECEPTION Zenia Macdonald

Lindsey Casey/Misbah Qureshi

Farhia Ali-Siad Hindi LSA

BEECH  - Y1 Naomi Kabutey

Rachel Nelson

Marsha  McIntosh LSA Farhia Ali-Siad Hindi LSA

LAUREL  - Y2 Maria Gurdas Sharon Pourou
CYPRESS - Y3 Nathalee Campbell

Misbah Qureshi /Lindsey Casey

Alannah Nelson LSA

LINDEN  - Y4 Michaela Howard

Zubaida Housein

Lindsey Beers

Kim Woolnough

ASPEN  - Y5 Diane Nam

Lindsey Beers Hayley Grace LSA

Chris Simper 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

Learning Mentor - Donnelly Ford