Our Staff

Meet our dedicated team....


Head of School
Viv Nicholls

I have worked in Lewisham schools for over 10 years. Prior to joining Prendergast Primary in 2014 I have taught pupils across the primary phase and have extensive leadership experience including school improvement, SENCO, Children's Centres, Curriculum and Safeguarding. Since joining Prendergast Primary as Head of School in 2014 I have been proud to develop and lead our dedicated staff team.




Reception Class Teacher/SMSC Co-ordinator
Tony Donohue

My name is Tony Donohue and I joined Prendergast Primary in April 2014. I am proud to be one of the first members of staff to be employed back when our school was still in its planning stage. We are now established in our new building and as a Reception teacher I continue to provide each Reception year with inspiring learning opportunities. My additional role as SMSC coordinator allows me to ensure that all of our pupils are provided with enriching learning opportunities in order to develop their sense of self-worth and an astute awareness of the complexities of life.


Reception Class Teacher/EYFS Co-ordinator
Anna Lesiecka-Jankowska

Hello, I'm Mrs LJ. I have been working with young people for the past 16 years. I am a reception teacher and the Early Years Co-ordinator. My ambition is to continue to provide our learners with the best learning experiences and challenge them continuously in order to full fill their highest potential.





Year 1 Class Teacher

Emma Webster

Hi, I am Miss Webster! I was a contemporary dancer and dance teacher before joining Prendergast when we opened in September 2014. I love working in Year 1. See you all in ballet club!




LeahApprentice Teaching Assistant 
Leah Hemming

Hi, My name is Leah. I am currently in Year 2 - we work as an enthusiastic, child-centred team offering inspirational learning opportunities for the children.





Year 1 Learning Support Practitioner
Emma Bushnell

My name is Emma Bushnell. I started at Prendergast in this year and I thoroughly enjoy working with all the children and staff.





Year 2 Teacher
Jill Palliser

Hello! I started teaching at Prendergast in September 2016.  I am the Maths and Music Co-ordinator.







Year 2 Teacher
Carla Pexton

Hello! I started teaching at Prendergast in September 2015 and have absolutely loved teaching here. I am passionate about making children successful independent learners by making learning fun! In my classroom, we love using our imaginations and creating exciting inventions. I am the PE Coordinator and love teaching the children skills that they need to participate in different sport activities.




Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Agnieska Zuchowska

Hi, My name is Aga (at school known as Miss Z). I am a teaching assistant and really enjoy working in the school because it is hugely rewarding. I am very enthusiastic in supporting children with their learning - especially phonics.





Year 1 Learning Support Practitioner
Nargis Ulus

Hi There, I am Mrs Ulus. I am a teaching assistant and I joined Prendergast Primary in September 2015. I am having a lovely time with the brilliant staff and amazing children - they keep me busy!





Year 2 Schools Direct Trainee Teacher

Nadine Nelson

Hi I am Miss Nelson. I have worked at Prendergast since we first opened in September 2014 and loved it so much that I have decided to train to be a teacher. I love being part of a team who are passionate about making a difference to children's learning.















Breakfast/After School Club (Honeybees)
Shelly Honey


Hi, My name is Shelly Honey. I run the Honeybees After School Club on behalf of Prendergast Primary School. I have 13 years experience in running breakfast and after school club facilities.




Office Manager
Diane Faucher

I am Mrs Faucher the office manager. I have a great affection for the children at our school. I enjoy working here and I have a positive outlook. I am glad I made the move to join the wonderful staff at Prendergast Primary School and look forward to seeing our school community grow. 




Admin Officer

Pauline Wyke

Hi, My name is Mrs Wyke. I work in the school office as an administrator. I joined Prendergast Primary School in September 2015. I really enjoy my job and feel very lucky to be part of a wonderful school that has lovely children and parents along with super staff.