Meet The Staff

We have a strong and diverse team of deaf and hearing professionals who work closely together to meet our children’s needs. These include qualified Teachers of the Deaf, a Deaf Instructor, Teaching Assistants, a Sign Language Interpreter, an Educational Audiologist, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. We also work closely with other professionals to ensure every child’s needs are fully met.

Our staff are experts in their field and are committed to sharing best practice and constantly learning, developing and innovating so that our school continues to offer the very best education to deaf children.

If you are interested in working at Frank Barnes, please see here for our latest vacancies.


  • Dani Sive
    Acting Headteacher

  • Katherine O’Grady
    Acting Deputy Head

  • Catherine Drew
    Leader of Bilingual Practice

  • Rachel Gillingham
    Classteacher, Acting Team Leader & Teacher Governor

  • Angela Scheffer
    School Business Manager

  • Jo Lomax
    Business Administrator - Finance

  • Pamela Trace Gardner
    Bilingual Receptionist

  • Michele Gordon
    Business Administrator

  • Tara Tod

  • Julie Hussey
    Senior Early Years Educator

  • Becca Citroen
    Class teacher

  • Anthony Gillies
    Teacher of the Deaf & Educational Audiologist

  • Jodie Griffiths
    Acting Deaf Instructor / Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Manula Shah
    Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Maternity Leave)

  • Mischa Cooke
    Acting Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Debbie Slayford
    Teaching Assistant

  • Eleni Botonaki
    Teaching Assistant/BSL Tutor

  • Grisha Malik
    Teaching Assistant

  • Minara Begum
    Teaching Assistant

  • Sheyana Harewood
    Teaching Assistant

  • Bhavna Badiyani
    Teaching Assistant

  • Anastasiya Simsone
    Teaching Assistant

  • Vanessa Nkosi
    Teaching Assistant

  • Seval Ordek
    Teaching Assistant

  • Rupal Chandi
    BSL Tutor

  • Mandy Tobin
    Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Lee Smith
    Teaching Assistant

  • Hiral Shah
    Teaching Assistant

  • Karla Green
    In-House BSL Interpreter

  • Wendy Martin
    Speech & Language Therapist

  • Lorraine Robsinson
    BSL Tutor

  • Edmund Lepre
    BSL Tutor

  • Elizabeth Cordwell
    BSL Tutor

  • Shainal Vasant
    BSL Tutor

  • Matthew Banks
    BSL NVQ Level 6 Assessor

  • Jeffery Drew
    BSL Tutor and BSL NVQ Level 6 Internal Verifier

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