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Mr K Duggan

Mr Duggan is the headteacher and has been with the school since 2004. He has overall responsibility for the management of the school including nursery, and is the PIC and Fire Officer. He is responsible for liaison with the school Governors and the Trust Board. His other duties include Staff appointments, Appraisals, school development, curriculum review, teaching and learning, attendance, admissions and exclusions. He is a school Governor and is the Designated Safeguarding Officer. He is Team Leader for Staff Appraisal. He is part of PLP and PaphExec, and is a Director of CATERed which provides school meals. He takes a special interest in ensuring that the Pupil Premium money is targeted effectively.


Mrs S-J Collins

Mrs Collins is our Assistant Head, SENDCO and KS 2 leader, and she is also Deputy Designated Safeguarding and Looked After Children lead. She is responsible for English in KS1, our library and is a student mentor, ITT and BED/PGCE co-ordinator. She is a staff Governor and Appraisal Team Leader. She is responsible for volunteers in school. Currently, Mrs Collins is non class based.


Mrs T Catterall

Mrs Catterall works in the School Office as Senior Administrator and is one of the first points of contact for the school.   She has been with Victoria Road for over 9 years.

Her qualifications include, NVQ level 3 Business & Administration, School Administration Foundation Certificate, Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies and has her Level 3 Certificate in work with Parents.


Mrs V Smith

Mrs Smith works in the school office part time as a receptionist. She is responsible for daily administration and supports Mrs Catterall with the daily office tasks.


Mrs L Booth

Mrs Booth has responsibility for Modern Foreign Languages and Learning in the Natural Environment. She shares Maths and Assessment with Mr McCann and SLT. She enjoys getting the children outside to learn and hopes to develop more opportunities across the curriculum for outdoor learning. She is teacher representative on The P.T.F.A. She assists the Head on International Schools and Global learning. Mrs Booth currently teaches in Year 6 fulltime.


Mr P Baxter 

Mr Baxter is the Year 5 teacher. He is the Key Stage  English subject leader, Read Write Inc Manager and Accelerated Reader Lead. He shares English responsibility with SLT. Currently, he is one of our middle leaders in the school. Mr Baxter assists with French and our Residentials to Brest and locally.


Miss S Shipley

Miss Shipley is a teacher in the year 4 class, currently fulltime and then will job share with Mrs Lavis on her return from maternity. She is supporting PE and Dance across the school.


Mrs H Lavis

Mrs Lavis teaches in Year 4. She is responsible for Design Technology, Art and Display. She also runs the 'Heroes Military Kids Club' for service family children. She is the PGCE and BEd 3 mentor.


Mrs V Ferguson

Mrs Ferguson is class teacher in Year 3 and teaches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

She is the whole school Co-ordinator for Geography and Sustainability, Gifted and Talented and BEd 1 students. She co-ordinates the Eco-Warriors, Composters and Litter pickers with Mrs. Brogan and Mrs Crisp. She is jobsharing with Miss Riddell and responsible for Ks1 to Ks2 transition.


Miss A Riddell

Miss Riddell is the class teacher in Year 3. She is job sharing with Mrs Ferguson. She is the History, Fair Trade  and International Schools Leader, and provides MFL support. She is responsible for The School Parliament. She helps mentor the BEd 2 students.


Mrs C Brinkhurst

Mrs Brinkhurst has been working at Victoria Road Primary School since September 2007. She is currently teaching Year 2 with Miss Bates. Mrs Brinkhurst is part of our middle leadership staff and shares responsibility with Miss Bates for KS1, behaviour and staff appraisal, as a KS1 and Early Years lead. She works part time and teaches Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs Brinkhurst is also Science and PE Leader for the school. She is interested in lots of sporting activities. She links with Mr Duggan and Mrs Spry on Sport festivals and activities. She is Sports Premium Champion.


Miss S Bates

Miss Bates has been teaching at Victoria Road since September 2008. She  works with the children in Year 2 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. She currently is one of our middle leaders with Mrs Brinkhurst and she shares responsibility for KS1, behaviour  and staff appraisal as a KS1 and Early Years Lead Lead. Miss Bates coordinates Religious Education and also has responsibility for PSHEE, UNICEF Rights of the Child,  and any aspects of Citizenship in the school, including the Healthy Child Quality Mark. She has experience across both Key Stages 1 and 2.


Miss R Bulmer

Miss Bulmer is our Year 1 teacher and has experience teaching across Key Stages 1 and 2. She coordinates Music across the school and enjoys leading weekly singing assemblies and Glee Club. Miss Bulmer is responsible for our themed assemblies throughout the year, including Harvest, Christmas Carol Concerts and Easter.  


Mr J McCann

Mr McCann is our Foundation teacher, and liaises with the other KS1/Early Years and Nursery Leads.  He teaches in Foundation currently and is the Computing and Social Media Leader.  He shares Maths and Assessment across the school with Mrs Booth and SLT.  He is responsible for Online Safety and leads the Digital Leader group.

He is also Child Protection trained.


Mrs S Jacques

Mrs Jacques is our Learning Mentor and Parent liaison person. She currently works three days a week, usually Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, or Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday depending on her diary. She is available for the first hour of each of those days to help with Parents and their enquiries or concerns. She links with the Designated Child Protection team and can sign post parents to various support agencies and helplines.


Mrs A Fisher

Mrs Fisher is a Teaching Assistant, who currently supports in year 6 and has for many years worked in upper KS2. In the role of the ELSA TA, she supports children with specific emotional needs through group work. She enjoys going on residential trips to both France and Barton Hall. She runs lunchtime clubs which include Home learning and iPad clubs. She is a First Aider and Numicon trained.


Mrs S Spry

Mrs Spry has had 13 years experience as a teaching assistant and works in Year 5 as a general TA and 1:1 support. She has an NVQ in support teaching and learning ,  level 1 netball coaching certificate  and is a First Aider. She is Numicon trained.

She works closely with the PE co-ordinator, as PE Teaching Assistant, to arrange sporting events and also will accompany children to these events as she has a passion for sport.


Mrs D Brooker

Mrs Brooker works as a TA in year 2.  She is I am qualified NVQ Level 3 in Support Teaching and Learning, First Aid trained and experienced in working with SEN. She has worked across KS1 and KS2. Have a passion for sport and science.



Mrs C Baskott

Mrs Baskott is a Teaching Assistant, working in year 2- She has an NVQ 4 advanced early years Practitioner. She has a National Diploma In Nursery Nursing (NNEB) (NVQ 3), Early Years Trained Teaching Assistant, First Aid Trained, Intimate Care, SEN, Makaton and Numicon trained. She specialises in Speaking and Listening/ Speech and Language and BLAST. 


Mrs T Bennett

Teaching Assistant in Year 1 - working in support for SEN, Medical needs, First Aid and Intimate Care, Early Years. She is  NVQ 3, Makaton, Numicon and Read Write Inc. trained.


Mrs. L Hargreaves

Foundation Teaching Assistant.  Has an NVQ Level 3 in early years care and education. BA in early childhood studies. Mrs. Hargreaves also has a Teaching assistant Diploma. Neli trained, Makaton trained. Intimate care. Safeguarding level 3 trained and a First aider. 


Mr T Marriott

Foundation Teaching Assistant.

Miss R Nash

Miss Nash is a TA in the Foundation Class

Mrs B Targett

Mrs Targett is Nursery Teacher and lead who specialises in Early Years. She liaises with the Foundation teacher and Early Years leads and currently teaches within the 3-year-old room. Mrs Targett is First Aid Trained and has completed a Food Hygiene course. She encourages the use of Makaton within the Nursery unit and hopes to become a Makaton friendly Nursery. 


Mrs K Finnie

Mrs Finnie works in the Nursery, in the 3 and up room-Butterfly class. Mrs Finnie has completed her Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care Learning and Development and Cache Level 2 in Understanding Children and Young people’s Mental Health, as well as being First Aid trained and responsible for Intimate care within the Nursery.   


Miss T Richards

Miss Richards works in the Nursery, she is in the 3 and up room (also known as the the Butterfly Room). Miss Richards has completed her NVQ Level 3 Diploma for Early Years Practitioner, First Aid trained as well as being Behaviour Management trained and responsible for Butterfly rooms IEP’s.


Mrs C Parker

Mrs Parker is a Nursery TA working in the 2 year old room. She has a Diploma in Maternal and Child Welfare and holds an NVQ level 3 in Childcare. 


Miss S Catterall

Miss Catterall is currently in the 2 and up room, she is an apprentice working towards her Level 3 Early Year Educator qualification. Miss Catterall is qualified in Level 2- Children & Young Peoples Workforce, Level 3 Support Teaching and Learning, Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness, first aid training and Food hygiene training.  


Mrs K Murdoch

Nursery Administrator.


Mrs N Wilkes- Harris

Mrs Harris is our Kitchen Manager. She has won several food awards through Devon and is a leading light in CaterEd. Her awards are displayed around the canteen hatch. 


Mrs A Phipps

Mrs Phipps is our catering assistant.


Mrs S Austin

Mrs Austin is our Mealtime Supervisor. She works in After School Club.


Mrs K Whear

She is a Mealtime Assistant, Intimate Care and Lunch Time First Aider. She works in After School Club.


Mrs D Brogan

She is a Mealtime Assistant, works in After School Club, manages the composters and Play pals. She is responsible for setting out the games at lunchtimes and for use in the MUGA.


Mrs S Wood

She is a Mealtime assistant covering first aid for Mrs Whear. She works in After School Club, covers intimate care and assists in Foundation.


Mrs S Belton

She is a Meal time Assistant.


Mrs L Crisp

She is a Meal time Assistant and works as a Teaching Assistant in Year 1, and across the Key Stage for Intimate Care . She is a member of  After School Club.


Mr K Smith

Mr Smith is our Caretaker and Sites/Premises Manager.


Mrs S Lester

School Cleaner


Mrs C Dunridge

School cleaner


Mr M Jardine-Irving

Matthew Jardine-Irving is our apprentice Caretaker.

Mr T Pearce

School & Nursery Cleaner.