Garfield Primary School

To be Outstanding in all that we do
  • "One of Merton's most ambitious schools"Mayor of Merton, Councillor, David Chung
  • "Pupils enjoy learning and are proud of their achievements and their school." OFSTED 2015
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Headship Team

Headteacher: Michèle Thomas

Deputy Headteacher and Head of KS2: Louise Aziz

Assistant Headteacher for Curriculum and Assessment: Chloë Buck

Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion/Safeguarding: Gemma Vokins

Senior Leadership Team

Early Years Key Stage Lead: Cassia Bissessar 

Head of KS1: Chloë Buck

Head of KS2: Louise Aziz

English Writing Lead: Annette Herselman

English Reading Lead: Belinda Daniels

Maths Lead: Natasha Campbell

Early Years Inclusion: Hannah Tayler

Sports, Communities and Extended Schools Lead: Sally Fox

SMSC and Cultural Diversity Lead: Jessica Peoples

Teaching Staff

Key Stage 2

Y6 Eagles                             - Annette Herselman 

Y6 Kestrels                           - Jessica Garraway 

Y5 Badgers                           - Lisa Williams

Y5 Foxes                               - Sally Fox

Y4 Owls                                 - Alex Nicholson

Y4 Robins                              - Holly Clarke

Y3 Rabbits                            - Natasha Campbell/ Gary Lord (Fri)

Y3 Squirrels                          - Chris Gray


Key Stage 1/Foundation Stage

Y2 Dragonflies                      - Belinda Daniels  

Y2 Frogs                               - Jessica Peoples

Y1 Butterflies                        - Sian Moore

Y1 Ladybirds                        - Hayley Lambert

REC Ducklings                     - Lucia Lowton

REC Lambs                         - Lisa Mattock

Nursery                               -  Cassia Bissessar


Specialist Teachers/Specialist Support Staff

Gemma Vokins                     - Pupil Premium Lead

Gary Lord                             - HLTA

Deborah Nitsch                     - HLTA

Sports Coaches                     - Ben Vivian and Jack Eden


Educational Support Staff

Rukhsana Mohamed            - Nursery Nurse

Michelle Allen                       - Teaching Assistant          

Adina Axinte                         - Teaching Assistant 

Magdalena Bednarska         - Teaching Assistant

Jackie Bown                         - Teaching Assistant

Beatriz Burgos                     -  Teaching Assistant

Stephanie Church                 - Teaching Assistant

Donna Ellis                           - Teaching Assistant

Danielle Fox                          - Teaching Assistant

Parbin Kalam                        - Teaching Assistant

Rebecca Ostler                     - Teaching Assistant

Elena Pelaez                        - Teaching Assistant

Souad Rahali                       - Teaching Assistant

Linda Russell                        - Teaching Assistant

Catherine Srithar                  - Teaching Assistant

Bridie Whitby                        - Teaching Assistant

Emma Young                       - Teaching Assistant

Roisin Turner                       - Teaching Assistant

Gillian French                      - Teaching Assistant


Administrative Staff

Maria Browne                      - School Business Manager

Sarah Parker                       - PA to Headteacher/Office Manager/Admissions

Bernie Griffith                       - Admin Officer/First Aid Lead

Karen Smith                         - Administrative Assistant

Agnieszka Maj                      - Finance Officer


Site Manager

Robert Shaw


Breakfast Club & After School Provision Staff

Rachael Cox                      - Breakfast Club Assistant & After School Provision Play Leader

Sinead Neil                        - Breakfast Club Assistant & After School Provision Play Leader

Safina Nankabirwa            - After School Provision Play Leader

Souad Rahali                     - Breakfast Club Assistant & After School Provision Play Leader

Rebecca Unwin                 - Breakfast Club Assistant