Meet the Staff

Fishponds Church of England Academy would be nothing without its fabulous staff, of which we are rightly proud:

Senior Leadership Team

Principal - Mrs Debbie Coker ( Safeguarding lead and overall responsibility for school)

Assistant Head - Miss Rebecca Goodman ( Curriculum and Assessment Lead)

Academy Business Manager - Mrs Helen Godfrey ( Finance, Health and Safety, Attendance)


Wider Leadership Team

SENCO Leader of Special needs - Miss Vicky Smith

Early Years Lead ( Nursery and Reception)- Miss Kate Burgess

Y1/2 Lead - Miss Rebecca Goodman

Y3/4 Lead - Mrs Carole Seddon

Y5/6 Lead - Mrs Sian Fox-Gaven

Teachers and Areas of Responsibility


  Ms. Claire Hawkins (Seahorse Teacher and School Council Lead)

Mrs Maria Long (TA)


Miss Emma Armer (Stickleback Teacher)

Miss Saira Uddin (Minnows Teacher and Phonics Lead)

Miss Kirsty Tanner (TA)

 Mrs Barbara Savage (TA)


Year 1

Miss Kate Burgess (Butterfish Teacher)

Miss Emily Fitzgerald (Rainbowfish Teacher and More Able Lead)

Mrs Angie Menear (TA)

Miss Claire Mills (TA)

Year 2

Mrs Elinor Watt ( Parrotfish Teacher and RE Lead)

Miss Hannah Whittaker (Parrotfish Teacher)

Miss Alice Sutherland ( Surgeonfish Teacher and PSHE Lead)

Miss Kate Maddocks ( TA)


Year 3

Miss Hannah Edwards (Blenny Teacher and Science Lead)

Mrs Emilie Maffucci (Mandarinfish Teacher)

Mrs Julie Ann Ryan (TA)

Mrs Barbara Durbin ( TA)

Year 4

Mrs Carole Seddon (Tilapia Fish Teacher )

Ms Gillian Benarous (Firefish Teacher)

Mrs Rachel Sadler (Firefish Teacher)

Mrs Deion Smith (TA)

Miss Gemma Reddick (TA)

Year 5

Miss Pippa Knowles (Marlin Teacher and Digital Lead)

Mr Adam Jones (Salmon Teacher and Reading Lead)

Mrs Elaine Seretny (TA)

Year 6

Mrs Sian Fox- Gaven ( Sunfish Teacher)

Miss Cherith Scott (Manta-Ray Fish Teacher and English Lead)

Miss Amie Gomes (TA)

Other Staff

Miss Sally Adams - Music and Art PPA

Miss Scarlett Fudge - PPA Teaching Assistant

Mr George Harrold - Sports Coach ( Premier Sport)

Ms Michelle Cahill- Family Link worker and Deputy DSL.


Mrs Carole Weaver

Ms Kay Dwyer

Miss Lianne Curtis

Mrs Rachel Gatica

Mr Morgan Price

Mrs Anjum Siddiqui

Miss Laura Collins

Miss Emily Pettitt

Miss Nicki Lockyer

Mrs Kelly Davies

Mrs Rubia Qureshi

Reading Assistants

Ms Dana Kurhajcova

Mrs Ann Holland

Miss Scarlett Fudge


Mrs Sabrina Edwards

Mrs Lisa Billsberry

Mrs Sandra Hyde

Mrs Sue Harvey (Attendance Officer)

Site Manager

Mr Justin Brown