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The Downs CE
Primary School

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The Downs CEP Staff

Mrs C Karunaratna

Executive Head Teacher

Miss T Leighton

Head of school

Mrs S Mitchell


Ms N Luxford

Senior team leader and middle school co-ordinator

Mrs J Tysoe

Upper school Co-ordinator & Class Teacher

Mrs L Langley

Lower school Co-ordinator & Class Teacher


Mrs J Underwood

Reading recovery teacher

Mr M Turner

Family Liason Officer

Miss A Gaskin

Class Teacher

Miss G Peerman

Class Teacher

Miss K Perkins

Class Teacher

Mrs G Allcock

Class Teacher

Mrs A Smith

Class Teacher

Miss R Graham

Class Teacher

Mrs K Ewins

Class Teacher

Mrs K Soules

Class Teacher

Mrs K Glanville

Class Teacher

Mrs C Underdown

Class Teacher

Mrs T Oram

Class Teacher

Miss L McKenna

Class Teacher

Mr A Thrower

Class Teacher

Mrs S  Culver

Class Teacher

Mrs H Chantler

Class Teacher



Mrs A Gaches

Music Teacher



Mr J Ford Site Manager
Mr P Bowles IT Technician

School Office

Miss D Hopper


Mrs E Cureton

Bursar for the federation

Teaching Assistants

Mrs K Ford

Mrs V Dent                              Miss J Dunster

Mrs J Chambers

Mrs N Baker                            Miss J Hawkes

Miss A Lincoln

Mrs J Wells                             Mr D Exton

Mrs L Fordham

Mrs F Hickton                         Mrs K O'Connor

Mrs J Carley

Mrs H Carlotti                         Mrs S Lawrence

Mrs C Neary

Mrs K Nicholas                       Miss K Davis

Mrs M Marsh

Mrs T Newton                         Mrs P Harvey

Miss B Nicholas (Apprentice)




Midday Meals Supervisors

Miss J Park (First Aider)

Mrs T Barrow                          Mrs E France

Mrs M Vause

Mrs M Miller                            Miss R Baugh

Mrs L Charters

Miss T Thompson                  Mrs M Miles (Relief)

Mrs S Abate

Ms K Exton

Mrs S Milne

Mr D Poulton



Breakfast Club Supervisors

Mrs F Hickton

Mrs K Nicholas

All our staff and volunteer helpers are subject to a full Criminal Records Bureau check before they can undertake any activities with our children

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mrs C Karunaratna

Executive Head

Miss T Leighton

Head of School

Ms Luxford

Senior team leader

Mr M Turner

Family Liaison Officer

Mrs S Mitchell


The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.