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Meet Our Leadership Team

Headteacher: Jo Riley


My favourite book.

It’s really hard to pick because I loved so many books as a child, (and still do). If I had to pick just one it would be Peter Pan and Wendy by

J M Barrie. I longed to fly away to Neverland. I always wanted to be Peter, never Wendy.  My copy is nearly as old as me!


Deputy Head: Morna Scales

My favourite book.

A very hard decision as I have so many but my favourite book is The Runaway Sleigh Ride by Astrid Lindgren. It was first read to me in class by my Y2 teacher Mrs Kewney and I absolutely fell in love with the story of the mischievous girl who hitches a lift on the back of a sleigh and gets lost, the warm pictures of the family reunited at the end and the descriptions of the scenery. My mum bought it for me for Christmas that year as I went on about it so much and I still have it today.


Constancia Manzini – Assistant Head and Yr 6 Surrey Quay Class Teacher

My favourite book when I was little was ‘Handa’s Surprise’ by Eileen Browne

Torie Closs – Reception Haggerston Class Teacher and Assistant Head for EYFS

My favourite books as a child were the Shirley Hughes collections, and I liked ‘Alfie lends a hand’ best of all! I recently read the book to my daughter for the first time and all my childhood memories of the story and the illustrations came flooding back.

Nicola Prior – SENCO

My favourite book:

The first book I can remember wanting to read again and again was Penguin’s Progress by Julia Donaldson.