Senior Management Team
At the Grinling Gibbons and Lucas Vale Federation there is a really high level of commitment and dedication at all levels towards the protection and learning of the children. I feel honoured to be a part of such a fantastic team of professionals, and a part of a Senior Leadership Team that is transparent, hardworking and led with unwavering Leadership.
The staff are brilliant role models for our pupils and I often find myself being inspired by the learning that takes place in the schools. The Governors are supportive and dedicated to improving the community which they represent by investing in the development of each and every child.
The Federation is truly about creating a harmonious community in the heart of Deptford.
I am proud to work at Lucas Vale, as it is a truly amazing school. The children are happy, polite, engaging and excited by learning. Their passion is so infectious!
As I work in Early Years, I am truly committed to ensuring every child is able to achieve their best. I work hard to create an environment that supports, extends and engages the learning of every child. I hope by doing this the children leave Reception inspired by learning and are happy active participants in their learning. I am passionate about every child being able to access the curriculum and have ventured onto my own learning journey with Makaton to facilitate this.
My name is Jahkera Haynes and I am the class teacher for Rosen class as well as the Year 3 team lead. I also lead History across the school which is a subject that I thoroughly enjoy teaching as well as learning more about.
I have been at Lucas Vale for 5 years now and can say that I have learnt more and more every year. It is a pleasure to work in such a diverse school, set in a rich and strong community where the teachers, parents and children can all learn from each other.
I am looking forward to the year ahead and am extremely passionate about children not only achieving their best academically but also learning the life skills that will enable them to be the best person they can be.
I became interested in teaching when my daughter was very little. I taught her to read using the Peter and Jane reading books hence by the time she started nursery she could read, write and spell her name. This inspired me to become a teacher.
I gained my degree in Primary education and Early Years at Roehampton University in 2005 and started teaching straight after.
I believe that teaching is like a journey and on this journey there are many different vehicles. Some are going fast and some are going slowly. It’s the same with learning. Some children will speed ahead while others will crawl but at the end the destination is all the same. It’s not how we get there but that we get there. Therefore I try my best to make teaching as enjoyable as possible for children so that it’s a memorable experience that will inspire them to learn and keep on learning.
Further I enjoy teaching because I find it delightful when I see children actually learning and putting into practise what they have learnt. Teaching at Lucas Vale has been an interesting journey for me, one that I am still finding pleasure in.
I have worked at Lucas since September 2015 and am excited every day to come to school and learn with the children. I enjoy working here because the children are so enthusiastic and interested in their learning.
It is a pleasure coming to school to work and learn alongside such a happy caring community of staff, carers and learners. Everyone is enthusiastic and supportive with the aim of supporting and nurturing all children to become confident, independent learners.
As literacy lead, I think reading is such an important skill that children require to access all areas of the curriculum. I am always encouraging children to read for pleasure in their own time as well as at school.
I’ve been a Teaching Assistant at Lucas Vale for 7 years, I run the Football after school clubs and Lucas Vale School’s Football Team. I love sport and helping the children develop sporting skills.
Putting smiles on the children at Lucas Vale is hugely important to me, making school a fun experience is key to helping children enjoy school and to reach their potential.
I shall be taking up a new position as Sports Coach at Lucas Vale. I’m going to make my mission to improve the sporting abilities of all the children and introducing a variety of different sports. We shall be entering various sporting tournaments and I shall also be inviting guest coaches into school to enhance our sports and P.E. abilities.
My journey into primary education started back in 2002 where I was a volunteer before being employed as a Teaching Assistant and later progressed onto HLTA. After refining and executing the specialties in teaching and learning to reach my goals, I decided to further my career by studying the Business of Education and Education Studies. I have always been curious as to how the business side worked.
The role of Office & Resources Manager at Lucas Vale has enabled me to learn the ins and outs of customer service, sometimes challenging but very rewarding. I oversee the office on a day-to-day basis, supporting parents/carers, children and staff with any queries that arise. Lucas Vale has always been a very diverse community that values the differences in people and I am proud to be a member of the GGLV Federation.
I joined Lucas Vale Primary School in December 2018, it has been very enlightening and still very enjoyable. Whether it’s fixing a printer or laptop, showing a staff member how to use new software, updating assessment results or making sure the Schools’ website is up to date, my days are never boring and there is always something to learn. The staff here are very dedicated and the children are great characters.
Hi I’m Patrick, part of the premises team. I’ve worked across the GGLV Federation for nearly 3 years. Working at GGLV Federation I feel not only part of a family but part of the community.
I ensure that the schools are looking their best for the children so that they can enjoy their life at school happily & safely.