Support Staff

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Jo Mackenzie

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Mackenzie – I am a HLTA and work in Year 3. I joined VT last September. I have been working as a TA for 15 years and 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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Kirsty Witkiss

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

My name is Miss Witkiss, I am a high level teaching assistant. I have worked across many classes since joining the school in 2014.

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Aswathi Rajkumar

Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Rajkumar. I love being with children and working with them. I have been with VT since 2016. It’s been a pleasure to work at this school.

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Debbie Spencer

Teaching Assistant

Hello I’m Mrs Spencer. I have worked at Vernon Terrace for 8 years. I am a teaching assistant in KS1 and work with children who need extra support. Every morning, I help with Breakfast Club. I really enjoy working at Vernon Terrace and especially love working in KS1.

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Devibala Srinivasan

Teaching Assistant

Hi, I am Mrs Srini. This is my fourth year as a teaching assistant in Vernon Terrace. I love working with children and I am passionate about my job.

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Hannah Edwards

Teaching Assistant

My name is Hannah Edwards. I am a teaching assistant in nursery 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.

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Katarzyna Blaszczyk

Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Blaszczyk, I’m a teaching assistant in Reception. I have been with VT since 2020 and I been teaching children for over 12 years. I’m passionate about my students. They are the main reason I love going to school every day.

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Lakshmi Ravikumar

Teaching Assistant

I am Mrs. Ravikumar . I have been working at Vernon Terrace Since 2015. Currently I am working in KS1 as a TA. I love working with children, helping them to have fun learning new skills and at the same time learning along with them. I enjoy and am proud to be a part of Vernon Terrace.

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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.

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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Kathleen Harris

Lunchtime Supervisor

I am Mrs Harris and I work as a lunch time supervisor. I have been at Vernon Terrace for many years and supported all the year groups. I really enjoy spending lunch time with all the children.

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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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Vicki Laird


Hello, I’m Ms Laird, an Administrator at Vernon Terrace Primary School. I work in the Admin Hub with Mrs Turnell and Mrs Dabell, where we perform all the administrative tasks the school needs to run on a day to day basis.

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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. This year, I have started a new role which is the assistant to the site manager. I love doing all I can to ensure the school is safe and ready for the children in the morning.

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Ella Styles

Dance and Music Support

Hi, I am Miss Styles. I love teaching dance and music. I love working with children.

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Mr Tom

PE Support

My name is Mr. Tom. I work in different classes around the school and take children for PE. I love playing sports and being outside.

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Rebecca Maton

Early Years Practitioner

My name is Becky and I am an early years practitioner. I work in early years 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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