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St Francis Church of England Aided Junior School

"Let your light shine bright"

Click on NEWS above (NEWSLETTERS below on phones) for the latest updates from school including what we have been learning, achievements, routines and dates for your diary. Thank you for your continued support, Mrs. Lakey and your St Francis' family.

Meet the Staff

Come and meet the staff at our school!

Staff Responsibilities 


Mrs. Lakey - Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENCO, PE Coordinator, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Curriculum Coordinator, Careers Curriculum Coordinator and International schools coordinator.

Mrs. Pickett - Deputy Headteacher, Y5/6 Team Leader, Year 3 Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Behaviour Lead, Maths Coordinator, RE Coordinator

Miss Hockaday - Business Manager, Health and Safety Coordinator (0.4)

Mrs Hilder - Positive Futures Worker, Pastoral Leader, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Longstaff - School Administrator


Miss Cooper - Curriculum Leader, Year 3/4 Team Leader, Year 6 Teacher, English / History / Geography / P4C Coordinator

Mrs. Nixon - Year 4 Teacher, Science / Art / DT / Languages Coordinator

Miss Bass - Year 5 Teacher, Computing / Music / Children's Council Coordinator


Mrs. Roche - Support Team Leader, HLTA, Anti-bullying / RSE / Early Reading and Phonics Ambassador

Miss Fahey - HLTA, Medicines in School, Lead First Aider, PE / French Ambassador

Mrs. Stanwix - HLTA, Forest School / Healthy Schools Coordinator, Reading Ambassador

Mrs. Wright - Enhanced Teaching Assistant, Rights Respecting School and P4C Ambassador


Mrs. Walker - Caretaker and Cleaning Team Leader

Mrs. Bell - Cleaner

Mrs. Forster - Lunchtime Supervisor and Cleaner

Miss Walker - Lunchtime Supervisor



Durham Music Service provide weekly music tuition. 

Miss Leggett - Brass teacher 

Mr Wynd - Percussion teacher

Mrs Peacock - Singing teacher 

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