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.

  • Barrie O'Shea, Head Teacher
    Barrie O'Shea
    Head Teacher
    Child Protection Officer (CPO)
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  • Jackie Doherty
    Deputy Head Teacher
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  • Kirstie Stroud
    Deputy Head Teacher
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  • Bernadette Alexiou, Early Years Leader
    Bernadette Alexiou
    Assistant Head Teacher
    Nursery Teacher
    Foundation Stage Leader
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  • Hayley Eaton
    Assistant Head Teacher
    Inclusion Manager, Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Child Protection Officer (CPO), First Aider
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  • Elisabet Espinosa
    Elisabet Espinosa
    Nursery Teacher
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  • Julia McCormack, Reception Teacher
    Julia McCormack
    Nursery Teacher
    Science Leader, Website Coordinator
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  • Salma Khatun
    Reception Teacher
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  • Jayne Lilly, Class Teacher
    Jayne Lilly
    Reception Teacher
    Humanities & Sustainability Coordinator
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  • Kate Davies, Class Teacher
    Kate Davies
    Year 1 Teacher
    Art, Design & Technology Leader, Maternity cover Years 1/2 Leader
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  • Ruth Traynor
    Year 1 Teacher
    Religious Education Leader
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  • Will Kirk
    Year 2 Teacher
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  • Tilly McGregor, Class Teacher
    Tilly McGregor
    Year 2 Teacher
    Year 1/2 Leader, Foreign Languages Coordinator, Parental Engagement Coordinator
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  • Serach Raffles
    Year 2 Teacher
    Maths Leader
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  • Natalee Spencer
    Year 2 Teacher
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  • Isabel Hayes, Class Teacher
    Isabel Hayes
    Year 3 Teacher
    Politics & Citizenship Leader
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  • Caroline Hill
    Year 3 Teacher
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  • Caitlyn Burt
    Year 4 Teacher
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  • Peter Gamble
    Year 4 Teacher
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  • Nazia Khan
    Year 4 Teacher
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  • Louise Ledger, Class Teacher
    Louise Ledger
    Year 4 Teacher
    Year 3/4 Leader, NQT & Student coordinator, Philosophy for Children Coordinator
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  • Thanjila Khanom
    Year 5 Teacher
    Computing Leader
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  • Tom Wilton
    Year 5 Teacher
    Music & Performance Coordinator
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  • Alex Wood, Class Teacher
    Alex Wood
    Year 5 Teacher
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  • Katija Ali, Class Teacher
    Katija Ali
    Year 6 Teacher
    English Leader
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  • Lucy Hyde, Class Teacher
    Lucy Hyde
    Year 6 Teacher
    Year 5/6 Leader, Educational Visits Coordinator
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  • Eugene Toerien, Class Teacher
    Eugene Toerien
    Year 6 Teacher
    PE Leader
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  • Theresa Balding
    Theresa Balding
    Nursery TA
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  • Rajia Begum
    Rajia Begum
    Year 3 TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  •  Lula Berhe
    Lula Berhe
    Nursery TA
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  • Anca Botezau
    Year 1 TA
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  • Linda Bowles
    Midday Meals Supervisor, Creche Supervisor
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  • James Brunskill
    James Brunskill
    Year 6 TA
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  • Lena Cullen
    Lena Cullen
    Specialist Singing Coach
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  • Maria Edwards
    TA Years 3 & 4 Interventions, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Mary Gibson
    Year 5 Pastoral Support Teacher
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  • N. Gunnell
    Year 5 TA
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  • Ilona Guvenler
    Ilona Guvenler
    Year 3 TA
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  • Kerry Hackett
    School Administration
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  • Roxanne Halil
    Year 5 TA
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  • Sarah Harris
    Sarah Harris
    Home-School Support Worker
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  • Nicky Headford
    School Administration, Attendance Officer
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  • Susannah Horowitz
    Home-School Support Worker
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  • Silvia Hunter
    Bi-lingual Community Support Worker
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  • Dale Innes
    TA Years 5 & 6 Interventions
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  • Sahra Irobe
    Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Jessica Jackson-Virk
    Year 1 TA
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  • Norris Johnson
    Norris Johnson
    Specialist Drumming Coach
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  • Liam Joyce
    Liam Joyce
    Year 4 TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Nichola Katsaras
    Year 2 TA
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  • Michelle King
    Michelle King
    TA Years 1 & 2 Interventions, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Angela Lally
    School Librarian
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  • Charlotte Lane
    Charlotte Lane
    Reading Support
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  • Bobbie Lavelle
    Bobbie Lavelle
    1:1 Support TA Year 5
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  • Debbie Leach
    Debbie Leach
    Reception TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Bridget Learmouth
    Bridget Learmouth
    Year 6 Support Teacher
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  • Jeanette Mann
    Jeannette Mann
    Speech and Language TA
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  • Linda Marciano
    Linda Marciano
    Reception TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Wanda Marshall
    Wanda Marshall
    French Teacher
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  • Linda Marzolini
    School Business Manager, Health & Safety Manager
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  • Lorraine McCourt
    Resident Artist
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  • Camilla McGee
    Camilla McGee
    Higher Level Teaching Assistant, KS2 Maths Support, TA Inductor
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  • Ally McGeown
    SEN administration
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  • Ali Ozguven
    Ali Ozguven
    Bi-lingual Community Support Worker
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  • Sonal Patel
    Year 6 TA
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  • Reba Rahman
    Reba Rahman
    Bi-lingual Community Support Worker
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  • Semra Sahinoglu
    Bi-lingual Community Support Worker
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  • Sue Seifert
    Year 6 Pastoral Support Teacher
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  • Fartuun Shide
    Bi-lingual Community Support Worker
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  • Daniel Shirazi
    Daniel Shirazi
    Cover Teacher
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  • Mahavir Singh
    ICT Technician
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  • Stuart Skeete
    Stuart Skeete
    Year 2 TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Tina Spencer
    PA to Headteacher, School Administrative Officer, Admissions
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  • Charmaine Thompson
    Learning Mentor, Senior Midday Meals Supervisor, Sussex Way Extended Schools (SWES) Manager, First Aider
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  • Pauline Thompson
    Year 3 TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Radi Vankov
    Premises Manager
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  • Tammy Whelan
    Tammy Whelan
    Year 1 TA, Midday Meals Supervisor
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  • Gemma Whittick-Knight
    Gemma Whittick-Knight
    EAL (English as an Additional Language) Support TA, Student Volunteer Manager
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  • Jadwiga Wyskiel
    Year 4 TA
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