Handcross Primary School

Safe, Happy and Aiming High

Headteacher: Mrs Gillian Pedersen


Blurbs written by Year 6 children

G Pedersen   Charlotte Sturkey
Mrs Gill Pedersen
       Mrs C Stone
Deputy Headteacher & Year 6 Classteacher
Mrs Pedersen is a happy jolly headteacher. She is always helping us improve our learning and encouraging us especially in sports. Mrs Pedersen is lovely to be around. She provides great assemblies that interests and chooses great teachers in our school. Mrs Pedersen rides to school every day on her bike and makes sure we are safe in school.
Mrs Stone is the Kestrels class teacher. She is fun and not really, really strict. She is very friendly and even makes the writing exciting. Mrs Stone is very energetic and hard working. Did you know that she is still working in school after 6pm on work days? But she still finds time to enjoy cooking and the gym.


KS2 Teachers

Anne Cozens   Hannah Warsap   Florence Stratton
Mrs A Cozens   Miss H Warsap
(Y5 Foxes)
  Miss F Stratton
(Y4 Roe Deer)
Mrs Cozens has taught at Handcross longer than any other teacher! She loves books, reading and organises our reading weeks where she suggests lots of books for us to read. She is very helpful and kind-hearted and is very, very organised.   Miss Warsap is one of our lovely junior teachers. Before Miss Warsap came to Handcross Primary, she studied sociology at Cardiff University. Her greatest achievement is that she skydived out of an aeroplane at 15,000 feet high. She also loves going to rock concerts with her friends.   Miss Stratton teaches the Foxes. She loves keeping people happy. She gives 10/10 for working at Handcross School. Her favourite subject is either literacy or drama. One day Miss Stratton would like to write a book. In her spare time she loves singing, cooking and playing badminton.
Vicki Halliwell   Miss Lane    
Miss V Halliwell
(Y3 Badgers)

Miss L Lane
(Y3 Dragonflies)

Miss Halliwell is a calm, fun teacher in Year 3. Her favourite food is pasta but she hates bananas. In her spare time she likes baking cupcakes and going on long walks. Her best holiday was the summer to Namibia where she slept in a tent on the roof of her car to escape the lions!  

Miss Lane went to Brighton University. She likes to swim and enjoys watching movies. At the weekends she loves taking long walks with her Labrador called Chippy.



KS1 Teachers

Lydia Ralph   Mrs Nobes     Sophie Jones

Miss L Ralph
(YR Hedgehogs)

Mrs J Nobes
(Yr R Hedgehogs) 
  Miss S Palmer
(Y1 Robins)
  Mrs S Davies
(Y2 Caterpillars)
Before Miss Ralph trained as a teacher she used to work in a nursery with babies and todlers. Her favourite holiday she has been on was Slovenia. Miss Ralph loves to dance, walk her dog Poppy, being outside and exploring.
  Mrs Nobes teaches alongside Miss Ralph 2 days a week. She reads really good stories and lets us have a treat from the treat box if we have a birthday or three stars. Mrs Nobes is always smiling! She loves travelling and going out to dinner.  
Miss Palmer went to Sussex University and did a degree in Psychology with Child Development. She like to read a lot and she likes to bake. Miss Palmer has a black Labrador called Arthur that she adores. 
 Mrs Davies is as sweet as a cake. Now she is a teacher in the Squirrels class. The thing Mrs Davies loves most about school is that everyday is different and she likes meeting new people. In her spare time, she likes to read stories and does a little acting.

Specialist Teachers

Sandrine Havanne Clare Morris Rebecca Turvill
Sandrine Havanne
(French Language)
Clare Morris
Rebecca Turvill

Sandrine is our lovely French teacher. Her hobbies are reading and swimming and she loves seafood. She lived in France for most of her life but has been in England for the past 14 years. She has a little boy, 1 hamster and 3 fish. Her favourite subject is Philosophy.



Mrs Morris is our music teacher. She is very good at playing the piano, flute, guitar, double base and more! In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog Roxy and spending time with her three daughters. The reason she loves music is because when she was in secondary school her music teacher wrote musicals about the environment  for the WWF. Mrs Morris' class went with their music teacher to sing on TV with Sting in Washington & New York.   


South Coast Sports

Steve & Ross - (PE) South Coast Sports













KS2 Teaching Assistants

Sam Powell Angela Cribb Julie Guiver Stephanie Young
Mrs S Powell Mrs A Cribb Mrs J Guiver Miss S Young
Catherine Aylett  Miss Snell  Mr Lowis   
Mrs C Aylett   Miss N Snell   Mr H Lowis  


KS1 Teaching Assistants

Jessica Greaves Emma Fewster Charlotte Greany Emma Grant  
Mrs J Greaves Mrs E Fewster Mrs C Greany Ms E Grant  
Mrs Ford  Mrs Taylor      
Mrs J Ford  Mrs A Taylor      

Office Staff

Henry Brennan Sarah Goodenough Melanie Vallance  Jane Creasey
Henry Brennan
Bursar/Business Manager
Sarah Goodenough
Melanie Vallance
Administrator &
Clerk to Governors

Jane Creasey
Clerical Assistant

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