Teachers and Staff – Who’s Who

Senior Leadership Team

Peter Keane
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Peter Keane

Head Teacher, Governor (Ex officio)

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Peter Keane

Head Teacher, Governor (Ex officio)

Sunshine or snowfall?
Snowfall – I like the sound of snow crunching beneath my feet and I love the whiteness of the day!

What is your favourite children’s book?
The Enormous Crocodile because I read it so many times to my own children!

What’s your favourite place in the school?
The new playground because everybody seems t0 be having so much fun out there!

Anna McGrory
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Anna McGrory

Deputy Head Teacher (Maternity Leave)

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Anna McGrory

Deputy Head Teacher (Maternity Leave)

What would be your dream place to live?
I absolutely love London – I was born right next door in the Royal Free! I am a North Londoner through and through!

What is your favourite place in the school and why? The Small Hall – especially at Christmas time when the fairy lights are twinkling, the crib is up, the tree is decorated and there are carols playing as everyone comes to school. And the entrance with all our beautiful birds up!

Sunshine or snowfall? Definitely sunshine! The hotter the better!

Suzie Harris
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Suzie Harris

Deputy Head Teacher

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Suzie Harris

Deputy Head Teacher

What super power would you have and why?
To fly –it’s a power I’ve dreamed of since watching Peter Pan. Imagine being able to visit friends on a whim and see planet Earth from a bird’s eye view.

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why?
Science –I love experimenting and finding out about how things work.

Sunshine or snowfall?
Snowfall – snuggled up by a roaring fire playing games with my family.

Marmite – love it or hate it?!
Love it!

Sophie Kennedy
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Sophie Kennedy

Year 6 Teacher, Acting Deputy Head Teacher, UKS2 Phase Leader

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Sophie Kennedy

Year 6 Teacher, Acting Deputy Head Teacher, UKS2 Phase Leader

IPads or mini-whiteboards with pens?
iPads but of course…
What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today?
Working in Advertising
What is your favourite place in the school and why?
Obviously the Year 6 classroom surrounded by my keen learners
What super power would you have and why?
Peace – the ability to wave a magic wand and everybody’s inner goodness grows.

Admin Team

Barbara Meschini
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Barbara Meschini

Senior Admin Officer

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Barbara Meschini

Senior Admin Officer

What is your favourite children’s book?
The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo.

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today?
A Nurse.

What would be your dream place to live?
A cottage by the sea in Portofino, Italy.

What 3 things would you save from the school if it was falling down?
Children, Adults and Our Lady’s statue in the reception area.

Brenda McShane
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Brenda McShane

Bursar

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Brenda McShane

Bursar

What would be your dream place to live? The countryside in Ireland
What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today? Accountant
What super power would you have and why? To be able to fly – so I could fly home instead of sitting in traffic!

Geraldine Kelly
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Geraldine Kelly

Clerical Officer

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Geraldine Kelly

Clerical Officer

Favourite subject at school?
History because it’s so interesting learning about things from the past.

Marmite – love it or hate it?
Hate it but love the crisps!

Favourite place in the school?
The office because you get to see so many people.

Sean McMahon
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Sean McMahon

School Keeper

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Sean McMahon

School Keeper

What would be your last meal?
Either mum’s steak pie or girlfriend’s chicken? Don’t ask me to choose!
IPads or mini-whiteboards with pens?
IPads!

What would be your dream place to live?
Big house in Hampstead.

What is your favourite place in the school and why?
Belle Vue. Great view and usually the quietest place in the school.

Norah Browne
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Norah Browne

Pupil Care and Wellbeing

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Norah Browne

Pupil Care and Wellbeing

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why?
Science, because I am interested in medicine and i now do lots of voluntary work in First Aid.

What is your favourite place in the school and why? Altar – It is peaceful.

What would be your last meal? Nut roast

IPads or mini-whiteboards with pens? Ipad if I could use one!

Inclusion

Silvy Prisco-Penna
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Silvy Prisco-Penna

Inclusion Manager

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Silvy Prisco-Penna

Inclusion Manager

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today? Hotel and catering manager……….. I’d love to run a posh hotel.
What would be your last meal? Prawn cocktail, roast lamb Sunday lunch, bread and butter pudding with custard.
Marmite – love it or hate it?! I am super, crazy in love with it!
Sunshine or snowfall? Snowfall I love skiing holidays.

Jane Redmond
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Jane Redmond

Interventions Manager

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Jane Redmond

Interventions Manager

What would be your last meal?
Pasta of any kind!

What is your favourite children’s book?
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Marmite – love it or hate it?!
HATE IT!

What is your favourite place in the school and why?
The library because it is cosy and colourful

Upper Key Stage 2

Karina Dawson
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Karina Dawson

Eagles (Y5/6) Teacher and KS2 Literacy Lead

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Karina Dawson

Eagles (Y5/6) Teacher and KS2 Literacy Lead

Sunshine or snowfall?

A bit of both? Canada can be good for that!

What is your favourite children’s book?

Harry Potter – I am obsessed.

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today?

I would love David Attenborough’s job. To travel and see the world and its many creatures is my absolute dream.

What is your favourite place in the school and why?

My classroom- It is colourful, warm, and often has lots of small people wondering around and making me laugh.

Marmite – love it or hate it?!

Love it!

Mandy Long
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Mandy Long

Condors (Y6) Teaching Assistant

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Mandy Long

Condors (Y6) Teaching Assistant

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why? Maths Because I love that feeling of when you have a really difficult problem to solve and then suddenly the lightbulb switches on-Great feeling !
Sunshine or snowfall? Snowfall I’m definitely a winter baby. I love wrapping up and having cosy days in.
What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today? I always wanted to be a Midwife .

Tara Bradley
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Tara Bradley

Snowy Owls (Y5) Teacher & Computing Lead

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Tara Bradley

Snowy Owls (Y5) Teacher & Computing Lead

What would be your dream place to live?

London!

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why?

Drama because I love expression and creativity.

What would you have been if you weren’t teaching/

Journalist

Marmite – love it or hate it?

Hate it – I’m a Vegemite lover!

Sophie Kennedy
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Sophie Kennedy

Year 6 Teacher, Acting Deputy Head Teacher, UKS2 Phase Leader

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Sophie Kennedy

Year 6 Teacher, Acting Deputy Head Teacher, UKS2 Phase Leader

IPads or mini-whiteboards with pens?
iPads but of course…
What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today?
Working in Advertising
What is your favourite place in the school and why?
Obviously the Year 6 classroom surrounded by my keen learners
What super power would you have and why?
Peace – the ability to wave a magic wand and everybody’s inner goodness grows.

Claire Palmer
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Claire Palmer

Snowy Owls (Y5) Teaching Assistant

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Claire Palmer

Snowy Owls (Y5) Teaching Assistant

What would be your last meal?
The perfect cucumber sandwich
What is your favourite children’s book?
Such a difficult choice! A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett but there are so many close contenders

What super power would you have and why?
To stop and start time – think of all the things you could accomplish with that extra, secret time

Ryan Bennett
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Ryan Bennett

UKS2 Support Teacher and PE Leader

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Ryan Bennett

UKS2 Support Teacher and PE Leader

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why?
Cooking – I love everything about creating and eating food.
What super power would you have and why? Mind Reader- The knowledge you could attain would be priceless.
Marmite – love it or hate it?!
Love it with avocado- But doesn’t even come close to Australia’s Vegemite.
What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today?
Cooking/Making music/skating

Lower Key Stage 2

Anna Francis
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Anna Francis

Pelicans (Y4) Teacher and Humanities Leader

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Anna Francis

Pelicans (Y4) Teacher and Humanities Leader

What would be your dream place to live?
Italy, because the food is so yummy and the weather is wonderful.

Sunshine or snowfall?
Sunshine because everybody is outside and in a good mood.

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why?
Literacy, I love creative writing!

Elyce Blake
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Elyce Blake

Flamingos (Y3) Teacher

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Elyce Blake

Flamingos (Y3) Teacher

What is your favourite place in the school and why?

The Eagles’ classroom because all the students smile and have fun learning!

What super power would you have and why?

Time travel so I could have the ability to see the past or the future!

Where would be your dream place to live?

I am originally from Australia and I always wanted to live in London! Now I’m here!

What three things would you save from the school if it was falling down?

The children, our class prayer book and my iPad!

Katie Ramsay
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Katie Ramsay

Kingfishers (Y3/4) Teacher, LKS2 Phase Leader, Maths Leader

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Katie Ramsay

Kingfishers (Y3/4) Teacher, LKS2 Phase Leader, Maths Leader

What would be your dream place to live?

Somewhere by the sea!

What is your favourite children’s book?

‘When Hitler stole pink rabbit’ by Judith Kerr

What super power would you have?

I would love to be able to apparate! (Harry Potter fans will know what this means!)

Jacqui Hayter
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Jacqui Hayter

Kingfishers (Y3/4) Teaching Assistant

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Jacqui Hayter

Kingfishers (Y3/4) Teaching Assistant

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why? Maths! I didn’t enjoy maths when I was young but the Rosary has shown me how much fun it can be.

What would be your dream place to live? Portugal- sun, sea and sand!

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today? When I was younger I wanted to be an Air Hostess.

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Eleanor Herst

Pelicans (Y4) Learning Support Assistant

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Eleanor Herst

Pelicans (Y4) Learning Support Assistant

What is your favourite place in the school and why? The Blue Room. The best quiet place in the school for working with small groups of children – grab it before someone else does!
If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why? Science. Science offers us all the opportunity to ask questions and investigate the world around us.
What is your favourite children’s book? The Jumblies by Edward Lear. I love the beautiful sounds and the rhythm of this nonsense poem.

Rita Lyon
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Rita Lyon

Pelicans (Y4) Teaching Assistant

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Rita Lyon

Pelicans (Y4) Teaching Assistant

What would be your dream place to live? My own flat but less cluttered!
What is your favourite children’s book? ‘Where the Wild Things’ are by Maurice Sendak. I also collect ‘Alice in Wonderland’ books and I have over forty different versions!
What would be your chosen super-power? Flying! I am always flying in my dreams!

Key Stage 1

Alana Duncan
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Alana Duncan

Macaws (Y2) Teacher

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Alana Duncan

Macaws (Y2) Teacher

Where would be your dream place to live?

Disneyland Paris!

What would be your last meal?

Spaghetti Carbonara and chocolate pudding!

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why?

English because I love discussing books!

What super power would you have and why?

I would be able to fly so that I could be like Harry Potter!

Charlotte Robinson
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Charlotte Robinson

Lorikeets (Y1) Teacher

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Charlotte Robinson

Lorikeets (Y1) Teacher

What would be your last meal?

Pizza

Who is your favourite Superhero and why?

Batman because he overcame his fears.

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why?

Design & Technology because I like making things

Sunshine or snowfall?

Sunshine

Becky Marsden
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Becky Marsden

Toucans (Y1/2) Teacher, KS1 Phase Leader, Science Leader

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Becky Marsden

Toucans (Y1/2) Teacher, KS1 Phase Leader, Science Leader

What is your favourite children’s book?
Mrs Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix potter. I have memories of being read the story so many times when I was younger. It was always my favourite from the collection.

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why?
Science – as it’s SO important in ways you don’t even realise. i-phones wouldn’t be around if science didn’t exist!

IPads or mini-whiteboards with pens?
Ipads always, they have so many resources I love and would have enjoyed so much if they were around when I was younger.

Jenny Wheatley
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Jenny Wheatley

Macaws (Y2) Teaching Assistant

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Jenny Wheatley

Macaws (Y2) Teaching Assistant

What 3 things would you save from the school if it was falling down? Children, myself and my tabard! (It has a first aid kit in the pocket 😉 )
What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today? Running vintage tea rooms.
What is your favourite place in the school and why? KS1 floor, because it’s calm, friendly and bright.
If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why? Home Economics. Everybody needs these life skills!

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Joan Solomons

Toucans (Y1/2) Teaching Assistant

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Joan Solomons

Toucans (Y1/2) Teaching Assistant

What would be your dream place to live?
Cornwall, by the coast

What is your favourite children’s book?
Dogger by Shirley Hughes

What super power would you have and why?
The ability to split myself in two – so that I can do two things at the same time

Karen Coleman
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Karen Coleman

Lorikeets (Y1) Teaching Assistant

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Karen Coleman

Lorikeets (Y1) Teaching Assistant

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today?
Wardrobe for film and television, personal shopper or a makeup artist.

What would be your last meal?
Fillet steak

What 3 things would you save from the school if it was falling down?
1. The Children
2. The staff
3. The biscuit tin

Tayyaba Ahmed
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Tayyaba Ahmed

Lorikeets (Y1) Learning Support Assistant

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Tayyaba Ahmed

Lorikeets (Y1) Learning Support Assistant

What would be your dream place to live?
My dream place to live is in the beautiful hill areas of Pakistan

What is your favourite children’s book?
Too many – it is so difficult to choose just one but my kids loved the Harry Potters so I will go for this one!

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why?
History. It fascinate me to think about how humans have progressed and how different cultures and dynasties shaped and influenced the world today.

Early Years and Foundation Stage

Fiona Hunt
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Fiona Hunt

Pufflings (R) Teaching Assistant

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Fiona Hunt

Pufflings (R) Teaching Assistant

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today?
A gardener.

What would be your dream place to live?
New York.
What would be your last meal?
Grilled fish and spinach.

Emily McDermott
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Emily McDermott

Pufflings Reception Teacher, RE Leader, EYFS Leader

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Emily McDermott

Pufflings Reception Teacher, RE Leader, EYFS Leader

iPads or mini-whiteboards with pens?
iPads – you have a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips and the ability to communicate with people on the other side of the world at any time.

Marmite – love it or hate it?!
I’m a convert; I have only loved it this past year!

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today?
I would have liked to have worked on art projects with schools or other community groups. I did think about training to be an Art Therapist.

Anne Pordage
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Anne Pordage

Ducklings (R) Teaching Assistant

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Anne Pordage

Ducklings (R) Teaching Assistant

Favourite place in the school? The reception because all my little ducklings are there!

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why? Art, so I could learn how to draw.

What super power would you have? To be able to put a meal on the table by just thinking about it.

Charlotte Agger
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Charlotte Agger

Ducklings Reception Teacher EYFS/KS1 Literacy Lead

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Charlotte Agger

Ducklings Reception Teacher EYFS/KS1 Literacy Lead

iPads or mini-whiteboards with pens?
iPads . There is so much you can do with them. There are 60,000 apps added to the app store every month so there is always something new and exciting they can be used for!
What super power would you have and why?
I’d like to be invisible. Well maybe not all the time but I would love a cloak like Harry Potter’s.
Marmite – love it or hate it?!
LOVE IT!!! I eat it out of the jar with a teaspoon.
What would be your last meal?
Anything with potatoes and cheese! My favourite two foods!

Alice Miles
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Alice Miles

Chicks Nursery Teacher and Art Leader

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Alice Miles

Chicks Nursery Teacher and Art Leader

What would be your last meal? My husband’s roast dinners!

Favourite part of the school? The Nursery because it is my second home and I love being there.

Marmite – love it or hate it? I love it! Especially on top of cheese on toast!

Annie Scott-Horne
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Annie Scott-Horne

Chicks Nursery Nurse

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Annie Scott-Horne

Chicks Nursery Nurse

Sunshine or snowfall? Snow fall.
What is your favourite children’s book? ‘The Jolly Postman’ by Janet and Alan Ahlberg.
What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today? I would have been a midwife.

Reva Valmont
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Reva Valmont

Chicks Nursery Nurse

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Reva Valmont

Chicks Nursery Nurse

What is your favourite children’s book?
‘Peace at last’by Jill Murphy.

What job would you be doing if you weren’t doing this one?
I would be a vet because I love animals!

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why?
Art because I would like to be able to draw.

Kathleen Pagnal
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Kathleen Pagnal

Meal Supervisor in Chicks (Nursery)

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Kathleen Pagnal

Meal Supervisor in Chicks (Nursery)

What is your favourite children’s book? ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ by Dr Seuss

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today? Practicing Reiki Fulltime.

Marmite – love it or hate it?! LOVE IT!!!!

What would be your last meal? Turkey Dinner.

Languages and the Arts

Pippa Wright
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Pippa Wright

Music Teacher & Lead

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Pippa Wright

Music Teacher & Lead

What super power would you have and why?

Time travel so I could have the ability to live in the 1970s as it’s my favourite musical decade.

Where would be your dream place to live?

Dream place to live would be Cornwall by the sea with chickens and goats.

What three things would you save from the school if it was falling down?

The piano, the Rosary Statue and the staff room coffee machine.

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today?

A nurse

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Musical Instrument Teachers

Visiting Teachers

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Musical Instrument Teachers

Visiting Teachers

We are so lucky to have these fantastic musicians working at our school. Music is such an important part of life at Rosary School and we love hearing these teachers and their students practising around school!

Kitchen Staff

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Kitchen Staff

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Kitchen Staff

Linda and her team of fantastic kitchen staff work tirelessly to create delicious food for all of us everyday. They greet us every lunchtime with smiles and we are so lucky to have them all at our school.

Cleaning Staff

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Cleaning Staff

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Cleaning Staff

Our wonderful cleaning staff make sure that our school is always looking spotless. They work very hard and we are so grateful for the effort they put in to make Rosary look so lovely every day.