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St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School and Nursery staff

Our school and nursery continue to thrive with the help of our experienced and dedicated staff members.

  • Teaching Staff

    Executive Headteacher

    Mrs Sarah Clayton

    Head of School

    Mrs Gemma Nunes

    Assistant Head & SENDCo

    Ms Zoe Rodway


    Mrs Leah Fox


    Ms Beth Rosicourt and Mrs Ann-Marie Palmer

    Year 1

    Miss Tiffany Mulholland

    Year 2

    Miss Olivia Bush

    Year 3

    Mr Lee Kenneally

    Year 4

    Miss Rebekah De'Antiquis

    Year 5

    Ms Victoria Mills

    Year 6

    RE Coordinator

    Mrs Emma Chedgy

    Mrs Rosy Lloyd

  • Teaching Assistants

    Mrs Mary Andrews - HLTA

    Mrs Jennifer Rodrigues (INA)

    Ms Erika Sucharova (INA)

    Mrs Clare Maxted

    Miss Nicole Reilly

    Mrs Mariam Gerges

    Ms Joanne James

    Mrs Esther Wilkinson

    Ms Ayami Uchi (INA)

    Ms Jingyi Sun

    Mrs Stacey Watson

    Mrs Audrey Bonnet

  • Midday Supervisors

    Mrs Esther Wilkinson

    Mrs Mariam Gerges

    Ms Erika Sucharova

    Mrs JenniferRodrigues 

    Mrs Clare Maxted

    Miss Nicole Reilly

    Mrs Natalie Parkes

    Mrs Stacey Watson

    Ms Jo James

    Ms Jingyi Sun

  • Nursery Nurse

    Ms Sara Tecle

  • Learning Mentor

    Mrs Caterina Spampanato

  • School Business Manager

    Mrs Gill Pitman

  • School Secretary

    Mrs Natalie Parkes

  • Site Manager


  • Cleaners

    Sensis Contract Cleaners

  • Clerk to Governors

    Mrs Michelle McCann

  • Chair of Governors

    Mrs Margaret McHugh - Please contact through the school office.



What do school governors do?

The governing body’s function is both to support and challenge the school to provide the best possible education for all its pupils.  This is carried out in many ways including working closely with the Head teacher and staff both in formal governors meetings and informal discussions; evaluating the schools progress through results data scrutiny, and observing the school in action by joining assemblies and other school celebrations.  The governing body is also required to ensure that the school complies with its legal obligations.  All of the governors are unpaid volunteers who give up their free time and bring a wide range of skills to help make this school a wonderful nurturing environment to be in.

There are currently vacancies on the Govenring Board for 1 Parent Govenor and 2 Foundation Govenrors. If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please contact Michelle McCann, Clerk to Governors, for more information via: michellemccann@stmarymags.brighton-hove.sch.uk 



St Mary Magdalen's School Governing Body

The Governing Body meet 6 times a year. The minutes of the FGB, along with Head Teachers Reports, are available from Chelle McCann, Clerk to Governors by emailing michellemccann@stmarymags.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Name Role Term of Office Appointed by Original appt date
Lauren Atallah  Local Authority Governor 12/06/2017 - 03/10/2025 Local Authority 01/09/2013
Derek Dray Foundation Governor 10/10/2016 - 09/10/2024 Diocese 04/12/1997
Margaret McHugh Foundation Governor
Chair of Governors
21/11/2015 - 20/11/2023 Diocese 21/11/2011
Christina Bamin Foundation Governor 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2023 Diocese 01/09/2019
Sarah Clayton Executive Headteacher  01/09/2022 Member by virtue of office 01/09/2022
Gemma Nunes Head of School 04/05/2021-03/05/2025 Elected by Staff  
(Vacancy x 2) Foundation Governor   Diocese  
(Vacancy x 1) Parent Governor   Elected by Parents  


Governor Roles in other schools:
Lauren Atallah is an Education and Management Consultant for Academies such as the United Learning Trust.

Our Governors


Margaret McHugh


Christina Bamin


Lauren Atallah


Derek Dray

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