Meet our Staff

Duncombe staff are committed, enthusiastic and extremely hard-working, always striving to improve and grow as professionals. They are our most valued resource and we recognise the importance of caring for them. All members of staff can expect the same level of care as our children and their families.

  • Helen Ryan
    Head Teacher
    Designated Safeguarding Lead
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  • Jackie
    Deputy Head Teacher
    Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
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  • Kirstie
    Deputy Head Teacher
    Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
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  • Bernadette Alexiou, Early Years Leader
    Bernadette
    Assistant Head Teacher
    Nursery Teacher
    Foundation Stage Leader, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
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  • Teresa
    Assistant Head Teacher
    SENCo, Inclusion Manager, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
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  • Andrew
    Nursery Teacher
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  • Jayne Lilly, Class Teacher
    Jayne
    Reception Teacher
    Humanities & Sustainability Lead
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  • Caroline
    Key Stage 1 Teacher
    KS1 Phase Leader, Foreign Languages Lead
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  • Ruth
    Key Stage 1 Teacher
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  • Salma
    Key Stage 1 Teacher
    Phonics Lead
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  • Katija Ali, Class Teacher
    Katija
    Year 3 Teacher
    Year 3/4 Phase Leader, English Lead
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  • Natalee
    Year 3 Teacher
    Cultural Lead
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  • Saffa
    Year 3 Teacher
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  • Daniel Shirazi
    Daniel
    Year 4 Teacher
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  • Kate Davies, Class Teacher
    Kate
    Year 4 Teacher
    Art, Design & Technology Leader
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  • Louise Ledger, Class Teacher
    Louise
    Year 4 Teacher
    Year 3/4 Leader, NQT & Student coordinator, Philosophy for Children Coordinator
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  • Ruth
    Year 4 Teacher
    Religious Education Lead
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  • Eugene Toerien, Class Teacher
    Eugene
    Year 5 Teacher
    PE Lead
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  • Nazia
    Year 5 Teacher
    Science Lead
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  • Paulina
    Year 5 Teacher
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  • Lucy Hyde, Class Teacher
    Lucy
    Year 6 Teacher
    Year 5/6 Leader, Educational Visits Coordinator
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  • Serach
    Year 6 Teacher
    Maths Lead
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  • Anca
    Year 6 TA
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  • Bobbie Lavelle
    Bobbie
    Year 4 TA
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  • Camilla McGee
    Camilla
    Higher Level Teaching Assistant, KS2 Maths Support, TA Inductor
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  • Carlyle
    Home-School Support Worker
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  • Charlotte Lane
    Charlotte
    Reading Support
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  • Charmaine
    Learning Mentor, Senior Midday Meals Supervisor, Sussex Way Extended Schools (SWES) Manager, First Aider
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  • Debbie Leach
    Debbie
    Nursery TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Denise
    EYFS TA
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  • Fartuun
    Community Engagement Advisor
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  • Gemma Whittick-Knight
    Gemma
    2 Year Olds TA, Student Volunteer Manager
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  • Grace
    School Librarian
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  • Ilona
    KS1 TA
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  • James Brunskill
    James
    Year 5 TA
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  • Jeanette Mann
    Jeannette
    Speech and Language TA
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  • Kerry
    School Administration
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  • Laura
    Inclusion and Medical Records Officer
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  • Lena Cullen
    Lena
    Specialist Singing Coach
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  • Liam Joyce
    Liam
    EYFS TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Linda Marciano
    Linda
    KS1 TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Linda
    Midday Meals Supervisor, Creche Supervisor
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  • Lorraine
    Resident Artist
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  •  Lula Berhe
    Lula
    2 year olds TA
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  • Mahavir
    ICT Technician
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  • Maria
    Year 3 TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Michelle King
    Michelle
    KS1 TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Monique
    School Business Manager
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  • Natascha
    KS1 TA
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  • Nichola
    KS1 TA
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  • Nicky
    School Administration, Attendance Officer
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  • Norris Johnson
    Norris
    Specialist Drumming Coach
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  • Pauline
    Year 5 TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Radi
    Premises Manager
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  • Rajia Begum
    Rajia
    KS1 TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Reba Rahman
    Reba
    Community Engagement Advisor
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  • Roxanne
    Year 3 TA
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  • Sahra
    Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Sarah Harris
    Sarah
    Home-School Support Worker
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  • Stuart Skeete
    Stuart
    Year 6 TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Tammy Whelan
    Tammy
    Year 4 TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Theresa Balding
    Theresa
    EAL Support TA, EYFS TA
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  • Wanda Marshall
    Wanda
    French Teacher
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