Our Staff

A look at all those people who work on behalf of our children.

Senior Management Team

  • Mickey Kelly
    Mickey Kelly
    Executive Head Teacher
  • Ruth Cobblah
    Ruth Cobblah
    Head of School
  • Timur Kay
    Timur Kay
    Executive Business Manager
  • Michele Hilton
    Michele Hilton
    SENCo
  • Charlotte Annansingh
    Charlotte Annansingh
    Assistant Head, Year 6 Teacher
  • Matt Wills
    Matt Wills
    Assistant Head, Reception
  • Lydia Evans
    Lydia Evans
    Deputy Headteacher

 

Executive Team

  • Rory Dearlove
    Rory Dearlove
    Senior Maths Lead
  • Holly Morse
    Holly Morse
    Executive Curriculum Lead
  • Karla Edwards
    Karla Edwards
    Executive English Lead

 

EYFS Team

  • Matt Wills
    Matt Wills
    Assistant Head, Reception
  • Julie Crawley
    Julie Crawley
    Nursery Teaching Assistant
  • Sharline Bertram
    Sharline Bertram
    Reception Teaching Assistant
  • Maria McCarthy
    Maria McCarthy
    Nursery Teacher

Year 1

  • Alex Donnelly
    Alex Donnelly
    Year 1 Teacher
  • Evelyn Lauro
    Evelyn Lauro
    Year 1 Teaching Assistant

Year 2

  • Jahkera Haynes
    Jahkera Haynes
    Year 2 Teacher
  • Sharon Martin
    Sharon Martin
    Year 2 Teaching Assistant

Year 3

  • Carol Sterling
    Carol Sterling
    Year 3 Teacher
  • Jannifer Mwangi
    Jannifer Mwangi
    Year 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Shereen Neils-Somers
    Shereen Neils-Somers
    Year 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Wendy Jones
    Wendy Jones
    Year 3 Teaching Assistant

Year 4

  • Raphael Onyekwere
    Raphael Onyekwere
    Year 4 Teacher
  • Kelsey Nunes
    Kelsey Nunes
    Year 4 Teacher
  • Barbara Porter
    Barbara Porter
    Year 4 Teaching Assistant
  • Jenny Anti
    Jenny Anti
    Year 4 Teaching Assistant

Year 5

  • Michelle Mallinson
    Michelle Mallinson
    Year 4 Teacher
  • Justin Fakouri
    Justin Fakouri
    Year 5 Teacher
  • Sandra Watt
    Sandra Watt
    Year 5 Teaching Assistant
  • Rachael Shodiya
    Rachael Shodiya
    Year 6 Teaching Assistant
  • Ashlieka Bernard-George
    Ashlieka Bernard-George
    Year 5 Teaching Assistant

Year 6

  • Charlotte Annansingh
    Charlotte Annansingh
    Assistant Head, Year 6 Teacher
  • Cassandra Drew
    Cassandra Drew
    Year 6 Teacher
  • Rochelle Atkinson
    Rochelle Atkinson
    Year 6 Teaching Assistant
  • Parris Moore
    Parris Moore
    Year 6 Teaching Assistant
  • Jan Boye
    Jan Boye
    LSA

Subject Teacher

  • Phillip Andrews
    Phillip Andrews
    Federation Sports Coach
  • Karen Sawyer
    Karen Sawyer
    Teaching Assistant, PPA Cover

    Inclusion Team

    • Michele Hilton
      Michele Hilton
      SENCo

    Administration Team

    • Pamela Dasilva
      Pamela Dasilva
      Office Receptionist
    • Monica Hylton
      Monica Hylton
      Office and Resources Manager
    • Susanne Hayes
      Susanne Hayes
      Executive Business Assistant

    Technicians

    • Melissa Johnson
      Melissa Johnson
      ICT Technician

    Site Management

    • Antonio Couto
      Antonio Couto
      Premises Assistant
    • Patrick Arhin
      Patrick Arhin
      Premises Assistant
    Mickey Kelly
    Executive Head Teacher
    Ruth Cobblah
    Head of School
    Timur Kay
    Executive Business Manager

    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.

    Michele Hilton
    SENCo
    Charlotte Annansingh
    Assistant Head, Year 6 Teacher
    Matt Wills
    Assistant Head, Reception
    Lydia Evans
    Deputy Headteacher
    Rory Dearlove
    Senior Maths Lead
    Holly Morse
    Executive Curriculum Lead
    Karla Edwards
    Executive English Lead
    Matt Wills
    Assistant Head, Reception
    Julie Crawley
    Nursery Teaching Assistant
    Sharline Bertram
    Reception Teaching Assistant
    Maria McCarthy
    Nursery Teacher

    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.

    Alex Donnelly
    Year 1 Teacher
    Evelyn Lauro
    Year 1 Teaching Assistant
    Jahkera Haynes
    Year 2 Teacher

    Additional Responsibilities

     

    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.

    Sharon Martin
    Year 2 Teaching Assistant
    Carol Sterling
    Year 3 Teacher

    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.

    Jannifer Mwangi
    Year 3 Teaching Assistant
    Shereen Neils-Somers
    Year 3 Teaching Assistant
    Wendy Jones
    Year 3 Teaching Assistant
    Raphael Onyekwere
    Year 4 Teacher
    Kelsey Nunes
    Year 4 Teacher
    Barbara Porter
    Year 4 Teaching Assistant
    Jenny Anti
    Year 4 Teaching Assistant
    Michelle Mallinson
    Year 4 Teacher

    Additional Roles

     

    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.

    Justin Fakouri
    Year 5 Teacher
    Sandra Watt
    Year 5 Teaching Assistant
    Rachael Shodiya
    Year 6 Teaching Assistant
    Ashlieka Bernard-George
    Year 5 Teaching Assistant
    Charlotte Annansingh
    Assistant Head, Year 6 Teacher
    Cassandra Drew
    Year 6 Teacher
    Rochelle Atkinson
    Year 6 Teaching Assistant
    Parris Moore
    Year 6 Teaching Assistant
    Jan Boye
    LSA
    Phillip Andrews
    Federation Sports Coach

    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.

    Karen Sawyer
    Teaching Assistant, PPA Cover
    Michele Hilton
    SENCo
    Pamela Dasilva
    Office Receptionist
    Monica Hylton
    Office and Resources Manager

    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.

    Susanne Hayes
    Executive Business Assistant
    Melissa Johnson
    ICT Technician

    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.

    Antonio Couto
    Premises Assistant
    Patrick Arhin
    Premises Assistant

    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.