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Senior Leadership Team 


Ms Elaine D’Souza

Ms D'Souza has over 20 years' experience working in many different types of school setting across both state and independent sector. Her passion, in addition to teaching and learning, is developing skills such as confidence and resilience to ensure that our pupils are ready for life in the 21st century.

Deputy Headteacher /

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs P. Varaitch

Mrs Varaitch, a qualified SENCo, has over 20 years' experience across Primary education sector. Her skills and knowledge have been acquired through working in many different contexts ranging from mainstream primary schools to specialist behaviour and SEND settings. 

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs R.Chahal

Mrs Chahal has worked in primary schools across several local authorities for over 15 years. With a background in SEND and safeguarding, she has a passion for ensuring all children, regardless of background or ability, have an equal right to an outstanding education.

Middle Leadership Team 

Foundation Stage Lead (Nursery & Reception)

Miss A. Reeves

Lower School Lead (Years 1-3)

Mrs G. Harling

Upper School Lead (Years 4-6)

Mrs D. Simaite

SENDCo / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs R. Langford 

Class Teachers & Teaching Assistants 

Class Name


Teaching Assistant


Mrs K. Jones 

Miss S. Deanus

Rec: Bell

Miss A. Reeves

Miss N Parsons (Student Teacher)

Rec: King

Miss A. Harfield

Mrs J. Jackman

Y1 Picasso

Mrs A. Prado

Mrs H. Farooq

Y1 Simmonds

Mrs M. Gill

Mrs A. Hoxa 

Y2 Mozart

Mrs A. Spencer

Mrs C. Whalebone/Mrs Sood

Y2 Parks

Mrs J. Alam/Mrs S. Madison

Mrs P. Rafinan

Y3 Gandhi

Mrs K.Chassot

Miss J. Kandapah 

Y3 Pankhurst

Mr Perryman

Mrs A. Ladva

Y4 Curie

Mr J. Doyle

Mrs P. Sridhar

Y4 Hawking Mr A. Short

Mrs D Stewart

Y5 Franklin

Mr I. Richardson

Mrs A. Parrett

Y5 Brunel

Mrs B. Colgan

Mrs H. Law

Y6 Da Vinci

Mrs D. Simaite

Mrs E. Garland

Y6 Seacole

Miss S. Mahon

Mrs S. Bennet

Other Staff

Phonics Lead / Cover     

Mrs R. Spires 

PE & Sports Lead 

Mr G. Luft

French Teacher

Mrs  K. Chassot

Mrs A. Aldons, Mrs S. Quirke, Mr S. Christoloudou, Mrs L. Auger, Miss J. Baamer, Mrs Keen, Miss L. Siddique  Mrs L. Pocock

EAL/Catch Up Tutor

Ms L. Briguglio

Early Language Tutor

Mrs C. Keen

Pupil Wellbeing Officer       

Mrs Tracy Richie  (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)


Mrs J. Blagden, Ms S. Madison, Mrs A. Edwards

Librarian/1:1 Tutor

Mrs L. Auger

Before / After School Care

Miss J. Baamer, Mrs Steptoe, Mr J Salhan

Mrs Evans (Supervisor), Mrs Auger, Mrs Steptoe,  Mr J. Salhan

Support Staff 

School Operations Manager

Mr B. Singh


Mrs K. Duarte

Human Resources

Mrs Y. Gordhan


Ms S. Mahoney 


Mrs N. Chaggar

ICT Technician

Mr Louis

School Caretaker

Mrs M. Butler

Site Assistant

Mr. S Conroy

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs K. Lathey


Mrs C. Hagger, Mrs C. Evans, Mrs A. Gibbs, Ms L. Kelly, Mrs K. Myler, Mr J. Salhan, Mrs L. Auger, Mrs D. Joyce,  Mrs F. Shah, Mrs P Sood, Mrs N. Kelly


Ms D. Shovlin, Ms J. Shovlin, Mrs C. Hagger, Mrs N. Kelly, Mrs L. Kelly, 


Get in touch

Hermitage Primary School
Belmont Road

T: 01895 234 871