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Strand on the Green Infant and Nursery SchoolCherish and Inspire Every Child

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The School Team

We employ highly talented teachers who bring with them enthusiasm and a love of their role. All teachers frequently review their teaching and continuously develop their classroom skills.

Each class receives considerable additional support from classroom assistants and voluntary parental helpers.

The school also has an experienced team of administrators who ensure the smooth-running of the school, the welfare of the pupils, and effective communication with parents and the wider community.




Headteacher - Vanessa Townsend

Deputy Headteacher - Nav Bhatti

Assistant Headteacher - Sadie Millington

Head of Swan Centre - Becky Essex 


Teaching Team


Fiona Ritchie (Nursery Teacher)

Sarah Cottrell (Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Forest School Leader)

Faridah Afraz (Learning Support Assistant)

Marium Zakir (Learning Support Assistant)


Red Class

Sadie Millington (Class Teacher, Forest School Leader, Computing Leader, Early Years Leader)

Lyn Sainsbury (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Green Class

Ruth Mwangi (Class Teacher, English Leader)

Ellie Mylles (Learning Support Assistant)

Orange Class

Alice Salter (Class Teacher, Art and DT Leader)

Carmel Murray (Learning Support Assistant, Forest School Leader)

Year 1

Purple Class

Jane Davis (Class Teacher, RE Leader)

Kylie Gallacher (Learning Support Assistant)

Yellow Class

Mary Jane Curtis (Class Teacher, Year 1 Curriculum Leader, Subject Leader Mentor, Maths Leader)

Naomi Alleyne (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Blue Class

Amber Cruddace (Class Teacher, History and Geography)

Mary Clarke (Learning Support Assistant)

Year 2

Lime Class

Catherine Dabir-Alai (Class Teacher, PSHE Leader)

Jane Whittaker (Learning Support Assistant)

Pink Class

Robert Miller - (Class Teacher, Science Leader)

Wendy Boucher (Learning Support Assistant)

Turquoise Class

Stuart Byrne (Class Teacher, Year 2 Curriculum Leader, Computing Leader, Music Leader)

Tina Karageorghis (Learning Support Assistant)

Kingfisher Class

Laura West (Class Teacher - 3 days)

Seony Rayan (Class Teacher - 2 days)

Kate Comer (Learning Support Assistant)

Kiera Bent (Learning Support Assistant)

Vida Alympic (Learning Support Assistant)

Lucilla Fermi (learning Support Assistant)

Additional Learning Assistants

Sue Perryman (Learning Support Assistant)

Shamim Hussein (Learning Support Assistant)

Nicola Fiveash (Learning Support Assistant)

Karen Richardson (Learning Support Assistant)

Teresa Cruz Fuentes (Learning Support Assistant)

Karen Snell (Forest School Leader)


PPA  Teacher - Bal Dwyer (PPA Teacher, PE Leader)

Language Support Teacher - Seony Rayan

Senco - Sarah Melville


Support Team

School Business Manager - Gill Coke

Site Manager - Claire Cooney

Admin/Welfare Assistants - Kathy Woodard and Nomazwe Madonko

Midday Supervisors 

Wendy Boucher, Sue Perryman, Mary Clarke, Gillian Sheridan, Shamim Hussein, Tina Karageorghis, Kylie Gallagher, Catherine Handscombe, Bianca Mclearon, Petra Hartman, Teresa Cruz Fuentes, Maria Haladejova, Lorraine Upfold


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