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Beckford Primary School

"Together, we achieve."

Who's Who


Beckford has a dedicated and experienced staff who are committed to ensuring the children receive the best possible education. The staffing structure of the school is designed to ensure excellent leadership and management as well as the highest quality teaching and learning.


Lisa Gafa, Gerri O’Brien, Djamila Boubatra, Jackie O'Keefe

Reception  Avon

Pandora Donegan, Bernie Quirke

Reception  Lily

Jenny Armson,  Maxine Lee

Year 1 Tyne

Abigail Wells,  Munavver Demir

Year 1 Severn

Aran Huseyin, Joan Lyster

Year 2 Clyde

Ibone Verhey, Munavver Demir

Year 2  Shannon

Neil Thompson, Michelle Headley

Year 3  Thames

Louise Kwa, Naima Keniche

Year 3  Mersey

Michelle Housley, Anita Baker, Emma Summerhayes

Year 4  Seine

Nazmin Nesa, Portia Okotcha 

Year 4 Danube

 Aaron Roberts, Tania Parsons

Year 5 Ganges

Jessica Hardcastle, Andreas Persson

Year 5 Mississippi

Debbie O'Brien , Shuhena Begum (Student Teacher), Pauline Bell

Year 6 Congo

Claire Dinata, Melissa Ling

Year 6  Nile

Flora Harris, Ayo Oluwasanya

Year 6 Amazon

Lysander Code, Vera Shabani, Kelly Caffrey

Tuition Tutor Greg Cooper

IT Support

James Beynon


Shaun Purcell

Art Provision Micaela Schafer
SENCO Elisabeth Bernard
Music teachers Simon de Silva and Edward Ashby (trumpet and trombone)

Senior Leadership team

Sam Drake (Headteacher), Karen Filiz (Deputy Headteacher and EYFS lead), Aran Huseyin (Assistant Head, Y1, Y2, Y3 lead),  Hannah Bones (Y4,  Y5 and Y6 lead), Paul Dougan (School Business Manager)

School Business and Site team 

Paul Dougan(School Business Manager), Amanda Martin ( School Home Liaison Officer)Furtuna Hatipi (School Administrative Officer), John Taylor (Senior Site Officer), Amanda Martin (School Home Liaison Officer), Jackie O’Keefe (Assistant Site Officer)