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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

Ms S Graham

Middle school Co-ordinator & Class Teacher

Mrs J Underwood

Reading recovery teacher

Mrs A Gaches

Music Teacher

Mr M Turner

Family Liaison Officer

Miss G Peerman

Class Teacher

Miss K Perkins

Class Teacher

Mrs T Johnson

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

Mr W Brown

Class Teacher

Miss R Blair

Class Teacher

Mr A Thrower

Class Teacher

Mrs S Balch

Class Teacher

Mrs H Chantler

Class 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

Mrs A McMannus

Mrs J Wells                             Mr D Exton

Mrs L Fordham

Mrs F Hickton                         Mrs K O'Connor

Mrs J Carley

Mrs C Dalton                           Mrs S Lawrence

Mrs T Oram

Mrs K Nicholas

Mrs M Marsh

Mrs T. Newton

Mrs H Carlotti

Mrs C Neary



Midday Meals Supervisors

Mrs M Vause

Mrs D Craigen                       Miss T Trousdale

Miss C Lawrence

Mrs M Miller                          Miss L Noble

Mrs L Charters

Mrs C Carden                        Miss T Thompson

Miss J Park

Mrs J Friend                          Ms K Exton

Mrs M Miles

Mr D Poulton

Mrs S Milne

Miss T Cook

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.