Support Staff

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Jo Mackenzie

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Mackenzie – I am an HLTA and work in Year 5. I have been working as a TA for 18 years and have gained experience from Nursery up to Year 10 – Primary is definitely my preferred sector. I love helping children to reach their goals and make school a happy and safe place to learn.

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Lakshmi Ravikumar

Training Higher Level Teaching Assistant

I am Mrs. Ravikumar. I have been working at Vernon Terrace Since 2015. Currently I am working in KS2 on catch up tuition and supporting in Year 6 as a TA. I love working with children, helping them to have fun learning whilst gaining new skills and at the same time learning along with them. I enjoy and I am proud to be part of Vernon Terrace Primary School.

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Debbie Spencer

Teaching Assistant

Hello, I’m Mrs Spencer. I have worked at Vernon Terrace for 10 years. I am a teaching assistant in KS1. I enjoy working with children who need a little extra support at school.

I really enjoy working at Vernon Terrace and especially love working in KS1. My favourite things to do are anything arty and crafty.

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Hannah Edwards

Teaching Assistant

My name is Hannah Edwards. I am a teaching assistant in EYFS and have been at VT since 2019. I love watching the children grow and learn everyday.

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Katarzyna Andrzejczak

Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Andrzejczak. I have been a teaching assistant since 2014. I am very happy to be a part of the breakfast club and support children in the library. I am currently supporting children who have additional needs in our Garden Room.

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Lesley Buswell

Teaching Assistant

I am Mrs. Buswell and I am a teaching assistant at Vernon Terrace Primary School. I have worked with children/adolescents for over thirty years and still love helping children flourish, it is truly special and rewarding. I enjoy reading and being by the sea.

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Miss Sia

Teaching Assistant

Hello, my name is Mrs Sia. I am a teaching assistant in EYFS and new to the Vernon Terrace team. I love baking and trying new sports. My favourite part of working at school is to see the children grow and learn.

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Krissy Newman

Teaching Assistant

My name is Krissy Newman. As of September 2023, I will be working with children in class and in the SEMH base. I have been at Vernon Terrace for 4 years. I thoroughly enjoy working with the children and supporting their needs.

Diana Negrusa

Lunchtime Supervisor

My name is Diana. I work as a lunch time supervisor. I love working and supporting the children at lunch times.

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Amberley Turnell

Pupil Administrator

My name is Mrs Turnell. I am the Pupil Administrator. Our happy office deals with all the administration needed to help in the smooth running of the school.

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Liz Dabell

School Receptionist

My name is Mrs Dabell and I am the School Receptionist. I started working at Vernon Terrace in January 2021 having previously worked as a Teaching Assistant in various primary schools. I love to greet everyone with a smile and help in any way I can.

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Trevor Phillips

Site Supervisor

Hi. My name is Mr Phillips and I am the Site Supervisor at VTPS. My priority is the health, safety and security of all children and staff. The school ethos is fantastic and I love working here.

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Carol Phillips

Site Supervisor Assistant

Hello, my name is Carol and I have worked at Vernon Terrace for a number of years doing various jobs including assistant to the Site Supervisor. I love doing all I can to ensure the school is safe and ready for the children in the morning. I also support Breakfast Club and make sure relevant children have a good start to their day.

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Rebecca Maton

Early Years Practitioner

My name is Becky and I am an early years practitioner. I work in EYFS and enjoy being creative to help children find their love of learning. I love animals. I have two cats and a rabbit.

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Kate Blackmore

Music Teacher

My name is Mrs Blackmore and I teach music to all the classes at Vernon Terrace. I love to sing and dance and work outside. I’ve been at the school for a long time and I know almost all of the children.

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Reece Johnston

Administrator/Finance Officer

My name is Mr Johnston, I am the Administrator/Finance Officer working with the team. I started 1st March 2024, and get the pleasure of assisting with the financial impacts within the school, as well as any other assistance that is needed.

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