Meet the team

Staff and Governors at The Children's Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College Hospital (UCH) are a highly committed and experienced team of qualified teachers, teaching assistants and support staff as well as representatives of the wider community.

Our staff have a variety of special educational needs qualifications and some have experience of teaching English as a foreign/second language. We also have teachers fluent in a variety of languages and Pupil Liaison Officers who work to ensure pupils are fully assessed on entry and reintegrated successfully on discharge.

There is an annual programme of continuing professional development to keep staff up-to-date with local and national developments in education.

Headteacher

Jayne Franklin
Headteacher

Extended leadership team

John Sosna
Assistant Headteacher (UCH)

Bianca Costa
Teaching and Learning

Jackie Goldsmith
Achievement for All

Aoife O'Connor
Activity Centre Manager

Danielle Valdar
Curriculum Delivery

Teaching staff

Elizabeth Armin
Teacher

Elizabeth Chrystie
Teacher (UCH)

Brigid Coyle-Kelleher
Teacher

Helen Deacon
Teacher

Emma Fane
Teacher

Katy Graves
Teacher

Susan Griffiths
Teacher

Anthea Hawke
Teacher

James Hickman
Teacher

Ruth Latchford
Early Years Educator

Rachel Middlehurst
Teacher (UCH)

Rachael Savory
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Elena Secombe
Teacher

Helen Green
Teacher

Pam Canning
Teacher

Fionnuala Wilkins
Teacher

Kate Williams
Teacher

Teaching Support Staff

Suki Bahwara
SEN Support Specialist

Jubeda Begum
Teaching Assistant

Sophie Lucraft-Mee
Teaching Assistant

Hannah Quinn
Teaching Assistant

Nikki Golemdjieva 
Nursery Nurse 

Dominika Yezza
Teaching Assistant (UCH)

Dino Karapittis
ICT Specialist & Teaching Support

Cheryl Daludado
Specialist Teaching Assistant 

Other Support staff

Denise Barrett
PA & Clerk to Governors

Bill Choi
Network Manager & ICT Support Officer

Jacqueline Hinks
School Business Manager

Lisa Mardon
Senior Administrator

Tyah Pinnock
Communications Officer

Volunteers

Rosemary Ballinger

Sophie O'Sullivan

Zoe Tribello

Danielle Burns

Lucy Clark

Jane Davison