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 (TOD’s), a Deaf Instructor, Teaching Assistants (TA’s), British Sign Language Interpreters, 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.

Staff

  • Dani Sive
    Headteacher

  • Katherine O’Grady
    Deputy Headteacher

  • Catherine Drew
    KS1 and KS2 Team Lead

  • Angela Scheffer
    School Business Manager

  • Michele Gordon
    Office Manager

  • Pamela Trace Gardner
    Bilingual Receptionist

  • Andrea Noguera
    Receptionist

  • Jo Lomax
    Business Administrator - Finance

  • Luke Gilbert
    Facilities Manager

  • Sean Gilbert
    Assistant Facilities Manager

  • Bhavna Badiyani
    Teaching Assistant

  • Becky Bailey
    Teaching Asssitant

  • Minara Begum
    Teaching Assistant

  • Eleni Botonaki
    Teaching Assistant

  • Amy Claridge
    Class Teacher

  • Mischa Cooke
    Deaf Instructor

  • Sandra David
    Class Teacher

  • Claire Dowdican
    Class Teacher

  • Emma Gorman
    Librarian

  • Jodie Griffiths
    Class Teacher

  • Sheyana Harewood
    Teaching Assistant

  • Julia Hussey
    Senior Early Years Educator

  • Louise Lee
    Business Finance Administrator

  • Grisha Malik
    Teaching Assistant

  • Samira Mohamed
    Teaching Assistant

  • Charlotte Morten
    Teaching Assistant

  • Beverley Nisbett
    Teaching Assistant

  • Vanessa Nkosi
    Teaching Assistant

  • Seval Ordek
    Teaching Assistant

  • Hiral Shah
    Teaching Assistant

  • Manula Shah
    Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Debbie Slayford
    Teaching Assistant

  • Lee Smith
    Teaching Assistant

  • Lisa Smith
    Deaf Instructor

  • Mandy Tobin
    Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Matthew Williams
    Schools Direct Placement

  • Sandeep Deo
    British Sign Language Interpreter

  • Clare Trigg
    British Sign Language Interpreter

  • Wendy Martin
    Speech & Language Therapist

  • Caroline Sherrick
    Speech and Language Therapist

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