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

  • Katherine O’Grady
    Deputy Head

  • Catherine Drew
    KS1/KS2 Team Leader and Class Teacher

  • Rachel Gillingham
    Classteacher, EYFS Team Leader & Teacher Governor

  • Angela Scheffer
    School Business Manager

  • Jo Lomax
    Business Administrator - Finance

  • Pamela Trace Gardner
    Bilingual Receptionist

  • Michele Gordon
    Business Administrator

  • Andrea Noguera

  • Luke Gilbert
    Facilities Manager

  • Sean Gilbert
    Assistant Facilities Manager

  • Judith Evans

  • Julie Hussey
    Senior Early Years Educator

  • Amy Claridge
    EYFS Class Teacher

  • Becca Citroen
    Class teacher

  • Jodie Griffiths
    Class Teacher

  • Manjula Shah
    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

  • Vanessa Nkosi
    Teaching Assistant

  • Beverley Nisbett
    Teaching Assistant

  • Seval Ordek
    Teaching Assistant

  • Charlotte Morten
    Acting Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Mandy Tobin
    Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Lee Smith
    Teaching Assistant

  • Hiral Shah
    Teaching Assistant

  • Becky Bailey
    Teaching Assistant

  • Sophia Stavrou
    Teaching Assistant

  • Marios Costi
    Teaching Assistant

  • Mischa Cooke
    Acting Deaf Instructor

  • Lisa Smith
    Deaf Instructor

  • Clare Trigg
    British Sign Language Interpreter

  • Sandeep Deo
    British Sign Language Interpreter

  • Wendy Martin
    Speech & Language Therapist

  • Caroline Sherrick
    Speech and Language Therapist

  • Anthony Gillies
    Teacher of the Deaf & Educational Audiologist

  • Edmund Lepre
    BSL Tutor

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