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Meet the Team

There is an executive head who has overall responsibility for Brindishe Green, Brindishe Lee and Brindishe Manor Schools. Each school also has a headteacher who is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management, and at Brindishe Lee, we have two assistant headteachers.

There is a full time teacher for every class from Nursery to Year 6. All teachers have time ‘out of the classroom’. This is used to prepare plans and resources, to assess children’s learning, attend training and to support curriculum and staff development. When one of our class teachers is out of class, we ask one of our own or ‘in-house’ teachers to work with the class. This means that the children are taught by someone who knows them and the way things work at Brindishe Green.

We have many teaching assistants in school to support children with their learning. They may be attached to a particular class, year group or key stage, e.g. EYFS, and work alongside class teachers. They may be supporting individual children or they may work with groups of children or provide general help in classrooms and around the school. Teaching assistants are seen as equal members of staff, receive training and are consulted in all matters of school policy and practice. We occasionally invite specialist and coaches into school who offer expertise in specific areas of the curriculum, for example, sport and music.

We have an Inclusion Lead, a Safeguarding and Attendance Officer, and access to a school-based therapeutic service. These professionals support children for whom learning or relationships may be difficult and they work with families who need extra help or advice.

Our administrative team both within school and across the federation deal with a broad range of tasks including supporting admissions to the school, managing the wide range of  clubs and extra-curricular activities, such as music lessons that we offer children, administering children’s lunchtime arrangements and dealing  with all financial matters.

The school has a School Business Manager who administers the school budget and ensures that we follow local and national audit requirements. Our premises officers are responsible for the upkeep, safety and security of the school building, site and grounds, and, of course, its users! Our IT Technician ensures that our computing equipment, software and platforms all run efficiently in order to support staff, families and the children.

A team of lunchtime playleaders are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of children at lunchtime in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team.

Brindishe Lee staff work together as a team. We encourage team planning and teaching and shared responsibility. The teaching staff are able to teach and work with children of all ages and share in developing areas of the curriculum and school policy. This means that all staff will get to know, and probably teach, your child at some stage of their primary school career.

Staff at the Brindishe Schools regularly share ideas, expertise and resources. They plan interschool projects and support each other’s professional development. They are our professional partners.

Senior Leadership Team

  • Executive Headteacher: Rachel Waite
  • Head of School: Sian Bannister
  • Assistant Head: Saira Souissi
  • Assistant Head/Inclusion Lead: Verity Ferrant

Teaching Staff

EYFS – Reception

Victoria Mitchell

KS1 – Year 1

Nick Bradley

KS1 – Year 2

Le'zanne Le Roux

Lower KS2 – Year 3

Shirley Haughton

Lower KS2 – Year 4

Janine Rathbone

Upper KS2 – Year 5

Amy Etuk-Smith

Jessica Edwards

Upper KS2 – Year 6

Matt Durrant

Heather Curtis


PPA Teachers

Saira Souissi

Teaching Assistants 

Donna Mitcham

Trevor Dean

Kaya Sankar-Card

Martha Albert Kitty Short

Bethany Thompson

     Jackie Broomfield-Jessop             

                            Abeda Hossain                                

        Caitlin Brown




Lunchtime Play Leads

Sadeka Ahmed

Najmin Rahman 

Nesrin Qurban

Zindzi Nelson

Kirsty Robe

Attendance, Welfare and Safeguarding Officer
Clare Doran

Premises Team

Robert Johnson 

Admin Team

Victoria Robinson

IT Team:

Michael Payne and Aleks Piatkowski