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Upton Cross Primary School


Senior Leadership Team

Emma Peltier

Executive Head Teacher

Charlotte Moore

Head of School 

Rashida Khan

Deputy Head Teacher & Phase Leader for Early Years Orwell Road 

Emma Quare

Acting Deputy Head Teacher & Phase Leader for Years 1 & 2 Orwell Road 

Gilli Menuhin

Acting Deputy Head Teacher & Phase Leader for years 3,4 & 5 Churston Avenue 

Emma Turtington

Assistant Head Teacher & Phase Leader for Years 1 & 2 Churston Avenue 

Zubeda Lulat

Assistant Head Teacher & Phase Leader for Years 3, 4 & 5 Orwell Road

Erika Bond

Assistant Headteacher and Lead SENCO

Katie Burles

Assistant Head Teacher & Phase Leader for Early Years Churston Avenue 

Joanna Fisher 

Year 6 Phase Leader Orwell Road & Maths Lead

Helen Lumu 

Year 6 Phase Leader Churston Avenue & Character Lead 


Teaching Staff



Acorns - Ms. Edwards 
(Nursery Manager)
Conkers - Ms. Begum
(Nursery Manager)
Elm - Ms. Ali  Yew - Ms. French 
Oak - Ms. Begum Bay - Ms. Bull 
Year 1
Cherry - Ms. Watts  Apple - Ms. Sloman (NQT)
Damson - Ms. Nawab Olive - Ms. Ingram 
Year 2
Beech - Ms. Begum & Ms. Williams Holly - Ms. Pandor
Maple - Ms. Begum Larch - Ms. Wicks
  Pine - Ms. Northfield
Year 3
Birch - Ms. Worth Aspen - Ms. Fitzpatrick
Willow - Mr Lester  Elder - Ms. Robinson
  Spruce - Ms. Brown (NQT)
Year 4
Chestnut - Ms. Latimer

Hazel - Ms. Stokes

Hawthorn - Mr. Page  Poplar - Ms. Willson (NQT)
  Redwood - Ms. Donaldson 
Year 5
Hornbeam - Ms. Mittra Magnolia - Ms. Carlsson
Mulberry - Ms. Cerkezi & Ms. Bielicka  Rowan - Mr. Gandesha 
Year 6
Acacia - Mr. MacDonald           

Eucalyptus - Ms. Grehan & Ms. Fuwa

Sycamore - Ms. Wells (NQT)

Laurel - Ms. Mohammed

Ms. Aubrey SENCO 
Ms. Egbochue Lead Safeguarding Officer (OR)
Ms. Graham  Lead Safeguarding Officer (CA)

Ms. Arora

Learning Support Teacher

Ms. John 

Learning Support Teacher

Ms. Beavis PPA teacher 
Ms. Simpson PPA teacher 
Ms Fagnoul  PPA Teacher
Ms. Alom  PPA Teacher
Ms. Nguyen PPA Teacher

Educational Support Staff




Ms. Karim

Ms. Rahman


Ms. Khan

Ms. Maqbool

Year 1

Ms. Imtiaz

Year 2 

Ms. Santokhi

Year 3- 6

Ms. Ademe 

Ms. Musahaji

Ms. Ahmed

Fig Class 

Ms. King

Ms. Harrill 




Ms. Sheikh

Ms. Sia

Ms. Begum


Ms. Patel

Ms. Sarigat 

Year 1 

Ms. Mirza

Year 2 

Ms. Patel 

Years 3-6


Ms. Panus

Ms. O'Hagan

Ms. Tailor

Ivy Class 

Ms. Rahman

Mr. Harnden

Ms. Majid

Ms. Gillin

Fir Class 

Ms. Aslam

Ms. Hussain 

Ms. Khanom


First Language Assistants

Ms. Adheme (CA- PM)

Ms. Panus (OR)

Pastoral Managers Ms. Choudhury (Lead Pastoral Manager) 
Ms. Sturge (CA - pm)

Ms. Tailor - RWI leader


Welfare support and midday supervisory assistants

Ms. Graham, Ms. Patel, Ms. Rooprai, Ms. Strange, Ms. Tabassum, Mr. Tailor, Ms. Tailor, Ms. Siddiqui, Ms. Islam


Administrative/Site team

Ms. Hirani School Business Manager 
Ms. Patel

Administration Officer - Finance

Ms. Kalsi 

Administrative Officer - Admissions and Marketing 

Ms. Bhudiya

Administrative Officer -Premises & Health and Safety

Ms. Almeida


Administrative Officer -Attendance



                  Ms. Hussain Mr. Brewster
Site Supervisor
                 Mr.Matthews   Mr. Akbar
Ms. Ramos
Kitchen Team 
Ms. Akter, Ms. Fersi, Ms. Khan & Ms. Kembua

Ms. Ogunsan & Ms. Williams

Cleaner in Charge 
                    Ms. Hirani   Mr. Madika
Ms. Hirani, Ms. Virk, Mr Abie & Ms Emmanuel Ms. Appiah, Ms. Adoo, Ms Njai & Ms Banu