Our Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Jenny Lewis
Interim Executive Head

Fred Hall
Head of School

Hi everyone, my name is Mr Hall and I am the Acting Headteacher at Laycock Primary. I have been teaching for over 15 years and enjoy moulding young minds for the future. My favourite subject is Maths and my philosophy in life is that you should always strive for excellence. I believe that children are capable of achieving anything that they put their minds to. Hence, I love that the the motto for our school is, 'If we believe it, we can achieve it!

Sue Brownson
Deputy Headteacher and Lead of Deaf Provision

Tracie Gaspard-Kelchure
School Business Manager

My name is Tracie Gaspard-Kelchure, my role is to manage and oversee all of the non-teaching school business. I have been a school business manager for 14 years and I am passionate and committed to see the impact my role has on the education and experience the children receive.

Simon Cardy
SENDCO - Designated Safeguarding Leader

Office, Administrative and Premises

Hayley Paddock

Lynsey Houlton
Pupil and Communication Assistant

Urvi Patel
Finance & Administration

Frank Marulanda
Premises Manager


Joanne Halpin
Highbury Class Teacher

My name is Ms Halpin and I am the Nursery teacher.

Sasha Welch
Early Years Educator

Karen Hunt
Teaching Assistant


Susanne Bailey
Nine Elms Class Teacher, EYFS Lead

My name is Susanne Bailey, I have been a staff member at Laycock Primary School for 10 years, teaching full time in Reception for 3 years. I am looking forward to a new and exciting year with the team.

Nikki Clark
Elephant and Castle Class, Audiology Lead

I’m Miss Clark, I’ve been teaching deaf children at Laycock for 11 years and also specialise in the Early Years. I really enjoy having fun with the kids and being creative!

Ann Middlebrooke
Teaching Assistant

Lorraine Dinnegan
Teaching Assistant

Gemma Halpin
Teaching Assistant

Hazel Sparks
Teaching Assistant

Year 1

Aleata Simpson
Arsenal Class

My name is Ms Simpson and I am a Year 1 teacher.

Sam Barnes
Arsenal Class, History Lead

Stephanie Walker
Piccadilly Class, Art and DT Lead

Amy Gill
Teaching Assistant

Jane Pedrick
Teaching Assistant

Year 2

Chloe Dannatt
St Pauls Class

My name is Miss Dannatt and I am the class teacher for St. Paul's class - 2A. I have just spent 2 years teaching in UKS2, but I am very exciting to be coming back to my KS1 roots!

Josie Legge
Oxford Circus Class

My name is Miss Legge and I am excited to be the Whitechapel Class teacher!

Antonia Leane
St. Pauls Class, Phonics Lead

Gitti Heidari
Teaching Assistant

Linda McGinn
Teaching Assistant

Year 3

Nazifa Hakim
Westiminster Class

Hello everyone and welcome!  My name is Miss Begum, It is my first year of teaching and I am very excited to be the new 3B teacher.

Ellie Linekar
St Pancras Class

Begona Lopez
SEN support

Dionne Baker
Teaching Assistant

Year 4

Amina Omar
Knightsbridge Class, Computing Lead

Carol Walters
Regent's Park Class, RE Lead

Antoinette Adotey
Teaching Assistant

Year 5

Samara Payne
North Greenwich Class, Maths Lead, Year 1/2 Phase Lead

Sarah Ryman
North Greenwich Class, Geography Lead

Indu Kumar
Wembley Park Class, PSHE Lead

Hi! My name is Ms Kumar. I’ve been teaching for 9 years and have taught in the Deaf Provision for 5 years. My favourite subjects are Reading, History and PSHE. I love sunflowers, Harry Potter and orange is my favourite colour. One of my favourite things about teaching is watching everyone ‘growing their brains!’

Billie Sophoclides
Teaching Assistant

Year 6

Brendan Wall
Canary Wharf Class, Science Lead

Katie Luck
Farringdon Class, Y4-6 Phase Lead and English Lead

Elma Jashari
Teaching Assistant

Kellie Mullins
Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Cover Teacher

Nazifa Rashid Bailey
PPA Teacher


Sue Brownson
Deputy Headteacher

I am the school Deputy Headteacher and leader of the Deaf Provision. I liaise with children, families, staff and external professionals daily. I am always here to help.

Simon Cardy
SENCO - Designated Safeguarding Leader

I am the school’s SENCO. I am responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy. I co-ordinate additional support for pupils with SEND and liaise with their parents, teachers and other professionals who are involved with them.

Dexter Thompson
Pastoral Manager

I am the school's Pastoral Manager. My role includes looking after attendance and punctuality, wellbeing, behaviour, celebrations and social/ emotional support. I work closely with children, staff and parents/ carers. I am also part of the safeguarding team.


I am the school’s CAMHS clinician and I am also trained as an art psychotherapist. I will be at Laycock every Wednesday morning. I will be working with children and families.

School Counsellor

Midday Meals

Josephine Nwachukwu
Catering Manager

Deborah Weir
Midday Meals Supervisor

Florence Nwaka
Midday Meals Supervisor

Maria Zammit
Midday Meals Supervisor

Midday Meals Supervisor