St Mary's

Church of England Primary

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Who's Who

Come and meet the staff at our school!


Jane Mutch – Headteacher

Mrs Mutch began her teaching career in 1999 as a Reception teacher.  She has taught across the primary key stages, later becoming an Assistant Head, then Deputy Head at her previous school. As a staff governor, she played a key role during the expansion, amalgamation and building works at her last school.  Jane has a wealth of experience in curriculum design and development, staff development and teacher training.


Auriol Hale – Assistant Head and Reception Teacher

Mrs Hale completed teacher training in Church of England schools through the London Diocesan Board for Schools. She specialised in the Early Years Foundation Stage and maths. After qualifying she taught in central London and then spent a year teaching in New Zealand.


Harry Doyle – Assistant Head and Year 6 Teacher

Mr Doyle has been with St Mary’s School since 2018, having previously taught in the London Borough of Hounslow and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. He has led a range of subjects throughout his teaching career – most recently maths, where he contributed to raising children’s attainment through the development of reasoning and problem solving skills across a school. Mr Doyle is equally enthusiastic about children’s writing and brings with him a depth of knowledge regarding Pie Corbett’s writing strategies.


Vivien West – SENCo

Mrs West has been teaching for 20 years in a range of London schools.  She was originally an English teacher but has been specialising in SEN for the last 5 years. She has a strong commitment to ensure every child receives the support and guidance that they need in order to have a positive and enjoyable educational experience.


Jasjeet Kaur – Year 1 Teacher



Deborah Collins – Year 2 Teacher

Ms Collins qualified as an Early Years & Key Stage 1 Teacher in 2017. Previously, she worked as a Teaching Assistant supporting children with additional needs in both high school and primary school settings. Ms Collins is passionate about teaching children with a view to supporting their individual needs and has great aspirations for every child.


Hina Malik – Year 3 Teacher


Inderpreet Kataria – Year 4 Teacher

Mrs Kataria is our Elm Class (Year 4) teacher. She has a BSc (honours) in Psychology and a Post Graduate certificate in Education from Kingston University. Mrs Kataria is very passionate about teaching and allows her children to think ‘outside the box’. She has experience with different cultures and backgrounds and is able to adapt to ensure her classroom is inclusive.


Helga Vodila – Year 5 Teacher

Mrs Vodila has a BA (Hons) degree in geography and English language & literature. She enjoys teaching the children about our lovely planet and all the exciting places around the world. Mrs Vodila is also particularly interested in sports and outdoors, organising various competitions for children and founding a weekly running club for all the staff members at St Mary’s.


Luca Failde – Year 6 and Spanish Teacher

Although I was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina), I grew up in the paradisiac Tenerife Island. Until I was 22 years old, I studied there my university degree (Primary School Education with a major in English). After that, I moved to Madrid to complete my Master in High Standard Education and Diversity Needs. Following my dream to move abroad, I lived in Dublin for almost 2 years and then roads took me to London in 2019. 4 cities, 2 degrees, 6 years of experience  and much more to learn and to teach.


Houdoub El Saidi

Mrs El Saidi has worked at St Mary's School since January 2016.  She supports the school in a number of roles including Management cover, PPA cover and in many other vital areas.  She has a wealth of experience having taught in schools and in an advisory capacity.


Sadaf Obaid – HLTA

Mrs Obaid has worked as a Teaching Assistant for 14 years in a variety of schools, ranging from Montessori, private, mainstream and SEN.  She brings with her a wealth of experience and a passion for working with children from different cultures and backgrounds.


Elham Salem – LSA

Mrs Salem has worked in a number of schools supporting children's learning. She takes pride in helping them to reach their full potential in all areas of their development


Ana Charry - EYFS TA



Christopher Wiggins – LSA



Luidmila Toms – SMSA

Mrs Toms has worked in education since 1999 both in Russia and the UK. She has also worked as a nanny and as a volunteer within Children’s Centres. Luidmila holds First Aid and Food Hygiene certificates.


Jane Maqbool – Administrator

Mrs Maqbool is an experienced Administrator and is delighted to support the Trustees and the Head in the running of St Mary’s School. Being a local resident for most of her life, she is excited to be a part of this Church of England school in Norwood Green.


Lee Plummer – Site Manager

Mr Plummer is an experienced Site Manager and has a passion for site security and the safeguarding of our children.  He also takes great pride in ensuring that our school always looks its best.


Kiran Riyat – Admin Assistant

Mrs Riyat has a longstanding background of working in finance and this is her first experience of working in a school.  She looks forward to contributing and supporting her colleagues and is excited to be a part of the childrens' education.


Selvamany Pankhania - Head Chef



Hycil Diniz - Kitchen Assistant