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Our Staff

Meet the staff: we are fortunate to have a hardworking and dedicated staff team at Merry Hill.

There are seven full-time teachers, supported by additional teachers and a large teaching assistant team, many of whom work part-time.

All staff may be contacted via the School Office – Tel: 0208 950 2166 or Email:

Leadership Team

Ms Melissa Adams – Headteacher Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Ben Reid – Assistant Headteacher Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Sarah Ineson – Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Fay Summers SEN Coordinator & Inclusion

Teaching Staff

Mrs Iris Howe Nursery Early Years Specialist
Mrs Fay Summers Reception – Zebras / Reception Lead
Miss Sarah O’Donnell Reception – Elephants (Maternity Leave)
Mrs Fiona Nicoll Reception – Elephants (Maternity Cover)
Miss Emily Cowley Year 1 – Lions
Miss Lauren Bates Year 1 – Panthers
Miss Katie Honnor Year 2 – Bears / KS1 Lead
Miss Jamie Stringer Year 2 – Giraffes
Mrs Trudie Goodwin PPA Teacher

Learning Support Assistants

Early Years Key Stage 1
Mrs Fiona Nicoll (Senior LSA) Mrs Chris Poole (Senior LSA)
Mrs Victoria Bain (Teacher in Training) Mrs Helen Gavriel
Mrs Tamsin Barnes Mrs Charmaine Hoffmann
Mrs Melissa Bence Mrs Lisa Kemp
Mrs Cassie Hill Mrs Leanne Miah
Mrs Alison Mitzman Mrs Fatima Shahzad
Mrs Ellen Ogilvie Jones Mrs Sarah Bradshaw
Miss Ellie Willingham Mrs Sarah Earle
Mrs Karen Taylor – Assistant SEN Coordinator & Inclusion

Midday Supervision Team

  • Mrs Helen Gavriel
  • Mrs Cassie Hill
  • Mrs Lisa Kemp
  • Mrs Hayley Currie
  • Mrs Alison Mitzman
  • Mrs Leanne Miah
  • Mrs Kirsty Rogerson
  • Mrs Fatima Shahzad

Breakfast Club Team

  • Ms Christine Krangel
  • Mrs Gabriella Michaelson
  • Miss Ellie Willingham

Mini Forest Explorers

  • Mrs Alison Mitzman
  • Mrs Kirsty Rogerson

School Administration Team

Mrs Emma Stephenson Office Manager
Ms Christine Krangel Admin Assistant (Mornings)
Mrs Annette Tooley Admin Assistant (Afternoons)
Mr Ian Reid Site Manager

Kitchen Staff (Herts Catering Ltd)

Mrs Gabriella Michaelson School Cook
To be confirmed Assistant Cook