Click on each picture to read bios written by Year 6 children
Mrs Bondonno is our wonderful headteacher. She is kind and determined. She went to Surrey University and then London for her teacher training. She now has 3 brilliant children and a big fluffy dog called Fiji (who is a Labradoodle!) In her spare time, she enjoys: running for charity; reading; dog-walking and spending time with her children. She loves travelling and hopes to visit Vietnam as her son works there.
Sophie DaviesSENCo & Assistant Head
Mrs Davies is as sweet as a cake. For many years she taught year 1 and 2. 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.
Charlotte StoneDeputy Headteacher
Mrs Stone is a great teacher. She is fun, friendly and even makes the writing exciting! Mrs Stone is very energetic and hard working. In her spare time, she likes reading, walking and doing exercise classes. During school holidays she likes to travel and go scuba diving with amazing creatures like sharks and turtles.
Emily LamperEarly Years Nursery Manager
Sarah GenitoEarly Years Practitioner
Jane LloydEarly Years Practitioner
Natalie TurnerEarly Years Practitioner
Emma WalkerEarly Years Practitioner
EYFS & Key Stage 1 Teachers
Sarah PalmerYear R - Hedgehogs
Miss Palmer went to Sussex University and did a degree in Psychology with Child Development. She likes to read a lot and she likes to bake. Miss Palmer has a black Labrador called Arthur that she adores.
Natasha WatermanYear 1 - Robins & KS1 Leader
Miss Waterman is an amazing teacher who is loved by all her pupils. She studied at the University of Brighton. At home she has a pet cat called Gus. In her spare time, she likes to read Harry Potter so much that she has read them 5 times each. She would like to professionally bake if she wasn't a teacher.,
Rosie McDonnellYear 2 - Seagulls
Miss McDonnell is a kind, fun & funny teacher. She used to work at Tesco as a shopkeeper and then decided to be a teacher when she was 17. Her favourite hobby is swimming and she loves Literacy. Also, she used to go to the University of Brighton and she has a pet turtle that she adores
Megan GreenYear 1 - Robins
Key Stage 2 Teachers
Ellie DayYear 3 - Caterpillars
Hannah BloomfieldYear 4 - Roe Deer
Miss Bloomfield is the Roe Deer class teacher. Before coming to Handcross, she travelled around the USA and England whilst studying at Brighton University to achieve her teaching degree. She also likes to bake and go for walks but still manages to teach and look after her pet rabbit.
Jessica HemsleyYear 5 - Badgers
Caroline MarshallYear 6 - Kestrels & Maths Lead
Miss Marshall is an amazing Year 5 teacher who studied to be a teacher at Canterbury University. She always makes learning fun and is a big fan of Maths, Art and D.T.
She is very passionate about running and runs with her two children Tilly and Toby. Her favourite adventure was canoeing down the Dordogne river in France and teaching in Sri Lanka. Her greatest wish is to be fluent in another language.
Charlotte StoneDeputy Head - Curriculum Lead
Mrs Stone is a great teacher. She is fun, friendly and even makes the writing exciting! Mrs Stone is very energetic and hard working. In her spare time, she likes reading, walking and doing exercise classes. During school holidays she likes to travel and go scuba diving with amazing creatures like sharks and turtles.,
Charlotte GreanyHedgehogs - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Greany works with year R in Hedgehogs. She is a wonderful T.A. who loves to work with children. She has two Shih Tzu dogs called Roary and Ted. Her favourite subject is R.E because she gets to do debates. In her spare time she like to do boxfit. Mrs Greany has done the London to Brighton bike ride. This was 54 miles.
Lisa VarndellHedgehogs - Teaching Assistant
Verity PickeringHedgehogs - Teaching Assistant
Angela MillerRobins - Teaching Assistant
Courtney HazelwoodRobins - Teaching Assistant
Dominika AdamczykSeagulls - Teaching Assistant
Lindsay SmithSeagulls - Teaching Assistant
Helen TaylorCaterpillars - Teaching Assistant
Hello my name is Mrs Taylor and I am currently working in Year 3, but have worked across years 1 and 2. I don't have any pets and in my spare time I like to swim and read.
Angela CribbCaterpillars - Teaching Assistant & Wrap Around Care Leader
Mrs Cribb is a very cheerful teaching assistant who has been at Handcross Primary for many years, we all love her! She very much enjoys sport and is in charge of all our playtimes games and making sure all our playtimes are as fun and safe as possible.
Catherine AylettRoe Deer - Teaching Assistant & Forest School Leader
Mrs Aylett is a jolly TA who works in Roedeer. Her favourite subjects are PE and Geography. She would love to go to Iceland as she remembers learning about it in school as a child. Her brother lives in New Zealand and she is also very scared of cats and dogs. She love chocolate and likes to camp, garden, swim and travel in different countries.
Emily O'BrienRoe Deer - Teaching Assistant
Mrs O'Brien is a wonderful teacher who loves meeting new people. She has 1 child who go to Handcross. She has an adorable black cat called Alfie and she loves him so much. Her favourite hobbies are baking, reading and running.
Julie GuiverBadgers - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Guiver is a wonderful T.A who mainly works in Badgers and she loves all sports. Mrs Guiver used to dance and do gymnastics as a child. Her best subjects is maths because she loves working with numbers. Once Mrs Guiver travelled all around Thailand - how cool! Â Her favourite animal is a monkey.
Sam PowellKestrels - Teaching Assistant
Lea CookMidday Meals Supervisor and Nursery Support
Linda BousteadWrap Around Care Leader
Melanie VallanceSchool Business Manager & Clerk to Governors
Jo YoungSchool Office Administrator
Tori CaenSchool Office Administrator
Vanessa Samandi | French Language
Alex Bondonno | Music
Steve Sneller | South Coast Sports - PE
South Coast Sports has been in existence since 1998. Over the years South Coast Sports has diversified and is now run by company directors Ali O’Boyle, Steve Sneller and James Belding. All of whom are Coaches themselves and understand that children who have positive experiences of sport at a young age, are significantly more likely to continue sport into adulthood and lead healthier lifestyles. With almost 20 years experience teaching PE across the primary age range, Head Coach Steve prides himself on effective behaviour management, outstanding lessons and catering to all abilities within his lessons.