Meet our staff

Senior Leadership Team                 

 

Headteacher

Lisa Williams

Deputy Headteacher

Nerissa Fisher

Assistant Headteacher/KS1

Maria Pavlou

Assistant Headteacher/KS2

Loxane Wallace

School Business Manager

Marina Kilcoyne

 

Inclusion Team

 

SENDCO

Annisha Thomas

Pastoral Manager/DSL       

Miss Stacey McIntosh

Learning Mentor

Miss Lena 

Nursery Teacher 

Aaron Hamilton

Nursery Nurse

Charlotte Huxley

Nursery Nurse

Katie Broomfield

Reception teacher (Somalia)

Jules Davis

Reception teacher (Ghana)

Irene Monterdez

Reception teacher (Nigeria)

Lily Bearfoot

Year 1 teacher (Poland)

Abigail McKenzie 

Year 1 teacher (Romania)

Anneli Walters

Year 1 teacher (Turkey)

Eleanor Jeffery

Year 2 teacher (China)

Balquees Akhtar

Year 2 teacher (Greece)

Pamela Williams 

Year 2 teacher (England)

Maria Pavlou

Year 3 teacher (Australia)

Jack Warner

Year 3 teacher (Brazil)

Nadia Zorut

Year 3 teacher (Mexico)

Mary West

Year 4 teacher (India)

Claudine Campbell

Year 4 teacher (Pakistan)

Eucratia Thomas

Year 4 teacher (Sri-Lanka)

Loxane Wallace

Year 5 teacher (Cuba)

Alice Blackshaw

Year 5 teacher (Jamaica)

Caron Williams

Year 5 teacher (Trinidad Tobago and Guyana)

   Peter Miller

Year 6 teacher (Canada)

Paisley Spring

Year 6 teacher (USA)

Neha Kapoor

MFL Teacher

Rosa Conde

Music Teacher

Faye Tyler

 

 

Teaching and Learning Support Assistant

Aysegul Barber

Teaching and Learning Support Assistant

Rifat Mehmood

Teaching and Learning Support Assistant

Julie Couchman

Teaching and Learning Support Assistant

Sandra Amory

Teaching and Learning Support Assistant

Paris Skinner-Reynolds

Teaching and Learning Support Assistant

Buckiesha Johnson

Teaching and Learning Support Assistant

Annastassia Gordan

Teaching and Learning Support Assistant

Jacquline Fennell

Teaching and Learning Support Assistant

Samuel Stone

Teaching and Learning Support Assistant   

Merita Kurtaj

SEN Teaching Assistant                                  Diane Smikle

 

SEN Teaching Assistants                                                 

SEN Teaching Assistant

Althea Robinson

SEN Teaching Assistant

Lynnette Simpson

SEN Teaching Assistant

Rhianna Frimpong

SEN Teaching Assistant

Maria Turner

SEN Teaching Assistant

Lydia Asraf

SEN Teaching Assistant Thelma Morgan

 

SEN Teaching Assistant

Maria Ines Fernandes

SEN Teaching Assistant/MMS

Jaydah Henriques

SEN Teaching Assistant/MMS

Christalla Gavrielides

SEN Teaching Assistant/MMS

Julian Macho

Admin Team

 

Office Manager

Ama Singh

Admin Officer         

Havva Evren

Admin Officer

Selina Laird (MATL)

Admin Officer Allesha McDonald

ICT Technician

Addis Douglas

 

 

Support Staff

Midday Assistants

MMS

Colleen Nicely

MMS

Clare Allen

MMS

Cynthia Hughes

MMS

Jennifer Drummond

MMS

Jade Purton

MMS

Cynthia Orija

MMS

Naide Boyd

MMS

Rosaline Fofornah

MMS

Susan Kang

 

 

Premises Team

 

Premises Manager

Trevor Gibbs

Premises Assistant

Mark Fletcher

Cleaner

Wiltonia Kwasniewski

Cleaner

Guido Guallichico

Cleaner

Rosaline Fofornah

 

 

Catering Team

Head Chef

Luke Kemsley

Sous Chef

Liam Hughes

Kitchen Assistant

Teresa Tarallo

Kitchen Assistant

Stacy Ann White

Kitchen Assistant/Cleaner     

Lavern Campbell

Kitchen Assistant/Cleaner

Marcia Hussey

Governors

The Governing Body

School governors have a responsibility for supporting their schools, while also holding them to account. At Rushey Green, Governors are actively involved in all aspects of school life and contribute time and energy to ensure the school continually improves. Governors share the school’s aims and values, and are keen to enhance the environment, provide the right resources and to see that every child receives the best possible education.

The purpose of the Governing Body is to help the school to provide the best possible education for its pupils. They work closely with the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team to set the school’s strategic aims and policies and actively work to monitor, support and improve the quality of teaching and learning for all pupils. The role of the Governing Body is one of strategic oversight; governors are not involved in the day-to-day running of the school. That is the responsibility of the Headteacher.

Our Governors represent our wider school community: elected parent and staff governors, one Local Authority nominee and co-opted members from the wider community. They have a mix of skills, experiences and backgrounds to help provide the best possible support to the School.

The full Governing Body meets formally twice a term. Sub-committees also meet once or twice a term to focus on particular areas in more detail. The two main sub-committees are: Resources, Pay, Learning and Achievement, and Behaviour and Inclusion. Other committees, panels and project teams meet when needed. It's also important for Governors to see the school in action, and they make regular visits to classrooms, to speak with teachers and to join in school events and celebrations. Governors take very seriously the role they play and the contribution they can make. Governors are expected to sign up to a code of practice agreeing to act with honesty and integrity, to keep up to date with training and to respect confidentiality at all times.

You can contact the Governors by emailing admin@rusheygreen.lewisham.sch.uk 

Responsibilities

A Governing Body’s responsibilities cover three key areas:

1.To provide a strategic view

  • focus on the future.

  • set appropriate objectives.

  • develop a strategic framework and policies to achieve these objectives.

2.To be a ‘critical friend’

  • offer support and constructive advice.

  • be a sounding board for ideas.

  • ask challenging questions when necessary.

3.To ensure accountability of the school.

  • ensuring that the school delivers good quality education.

  • monitoring the school’s overall performance.

  • ensuring the school complies with its statutory and legal responsibilities.

GOVERNING BODY MEMBERSHIP 


 

                                                                                        

Membership – New Instrument 10 July 2019 (Co-opted 8, Parents x 4, LA x 1, Staff x 1, Head x1) Total 15

Initial

Designation

End of Term

Lisa Williams

LW

Headteacher 

Ex-officio

Sheena Currie

SC

Parent Governor

11.11.2024

Daisy Hooper 

DH

Co - Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

11.11.2024

Chinedum Obi

CO

Parent Governor

18.03.2023

Vacancy

 

Parent Governor

 

Neha Kapoor

 

Staff Governor 

 

Ruth Pott-Negrine

RPN

LA Governor

25.06.2023

Lilian Brooks (Vice Chair)

LB

Co-opted Governor

09.11.2024

Christine Kiwanuka

CK

Co-opted Governor

01.10.2024

Rosamund Clarke

RC

Co-opted Governor

26.11.2025

Edison Huynh

EH

Co-opted Governor 

27.09.2024

Charles Pickstone

CP

Co-opted Governor

14.03 2023

Brenda Montague

BM

Co-opted Governor

14.03.2023

Nadia Glasspool

NG

Co-opted Governor

06.10.2023

Rachel Hope

RH

Co - Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

28.11. 2025

Also

 

 

 

Nariell Morrison

NM

Associate Member

28.11.2025

Ms. Daisy Hooper (Co. Chair)

 

 

Ms. Rachel Hope (Co. Chair)

 

 

Ms. Lilian Brooks (Vice Chair)

I â€‹have been a parent governor for almost 4 years. It is a role I wanted to take on and find out more about how my sons school functioned, and to be a proactive parent voice working alongside the teaching team for the benefit of the school community. It has been a role that I have valued as it has enabled me to be an effective parent representative, but also empathetic to the challenges faced by schools. Over the past four years I’ve seen many positive changes but as a critical friend I have been able to challenge the areas that need improvement. In the past year I have taken on the role as Vice Chair and the Link Governor for Safeguarding, working closely with the senior Leadership team. I am a mother of two wonderful children and a full time carer to my eldest child, but enjoy using my professional skills and commitment to the local community in my role as Governor.

 

Ms. Nadia Glasspool

I joined the governing body in 2019. I sit on the Learning & Achievement Committee and am the pupil premium link governor. As a co-opted governor, I don’t have work or family links to the school but have lived in the borough for the past 10 years and was looking for a way to use my professional skills to serve the local community. Away from Rushey Green, I’m a lawyer at the Bank of England, the UK’s central bank. Before that, I worked at a City law firm after graduating from Oxford University. I enjoy reading, yoga, painting and running.

 

Canon. Charles Pickstone

I joined the governing body of Rushey Green after a spell as a governor at the then Northbrook (now Trinity) in Lee. As the school’s nearest neighbour, I’ve always been pleased to represent the views of the local community, and where appropriate, as a priest well rooted in the area (I am Vicar of St Laurence Church, next door) to build up links between the school and local faith groups. I currently chair the Learning and Achievement Committee, which I much enjoy as it gives me and the other committee members a chance to develop a real knowledge of the life of the school through learning walks and talking to teachers.

 

Mr Edison Huynh

I joined the governing body in 2020 and sit on the Learning & Achievement Committee. As I co-opted governor, I wanted to contribute to the community that I grew up in and have lived in Lewisham for most of my life. I currently work in education research after teaching in Downham as a science teacher. I have done classroom-based research in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and China and hope to bring diverse perspectives and transferable lessons to serve the community of Rushey Green. I enjoy racquet sports, learning languages, gaming, travel, and 20th century history.

 

Ms. Lucy Masters

I have been a parent governor since the beginning of 2020. My daughter is currrently in year 3. I think we have a wonderful school community here at Rushey Green and welcome the school's warm approach to nurturing its pupil's learning, creativity, wellbeing and happiness. Outside of school I work full time in financial services regulation, I live in Catford and enjoy all that SE London has to offer. I also love meeting and chatting to new people so if you see me in the playground, please come and say hello.

 

Ms. Chinedum Obi

I have been a parent Governor for one year. I chose to be a governor as I wanted to know more about how the school functioned and be a positive contributor to the plans and vision for all the children at Rushey Green. I have three children who attend the school.

I am also the SEN link governor. It's been good to be able to contribute and be a critical friend in looking at SEN policies, and how effectively they support our children and families. As a parent Governor I am committed to working with our multicultural governing body and Leadership Team to ensure our curriculum and children's achievements are in line with national standard and that we strive to excel this standard.

 

Ms. Rosamund Clarke

 

Ms. Christine Kiwanuka

 

Ms. Brenda Montague

 

 

Governing Body Minutes 20/21

Governing Body Minutes 19/20

Terms of Reference

Governing Body Information