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East Preston Infant School

East Preston Infant School


Mrs New - Headteacher

Mrs New is our Headteacher. She plays the piano in assembly and she has lots of lovely stickers in her desk, which she gives us when she is pleased with us. She is very proud of all the children and staff in our school.

Likes – Jive dancing, rainbows, sunshine and sparkly things (diamonds, wine and glitter…)!

Dislikes – Slugs and other slimy creatures! Any form of mess and people who are unkind or rude!

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Mrs Owens - Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Owens is our Deputy Head, Inclusion Co-ordinator and Leader of Teaching and Learning. She is our RE Co-ordinator and is also part of the Literacy team. She has been a teacher in West Sussex for 18 years and she has worked in an International School in Antigua. She has worked at East Preston Infant School for 6 years. She enjoys working with children in 'The Hive'. She is very friendly and is always happy. 

Likes – Butterflies, owls and sewing.

Dislikes – Being tickled, snakes and brussel sprouts.

Mrs London - Reception Class Teacher

Mrs London is a Class Teacher in Reception. She is part of our Literacy team. 




Mrs Paterson - Reception Class Teacher

Mrs Paterson is a Class Teacher in one of our Reception classes.  She is part of our Science  team. 




Mrs Payne - Reception Class Teacher & Year Leader

Mrs Payne is one of our Reception Class Teachers and is part of the Senior Leadership Team. She is our Art and  Rights Respecting Schools Co-ordinator. She is also part of the Maths team.  She is friendly and helpful.

Likes - Dogs, walking her Golden Retriever Henry, swimming and living by the sea.

Dislikes - Spiders and rainy days.

Mr Lake - Year 1 Class Teacher

Image result for formula 1Mr Lake is one of our Year 1 Teachers. He is our History Co-ordinator and is part of the Maths team. He is friendly and helpful.

Likes – Reading, playing the guitar or drums, football and Formula one.

Dislikes – Heights, bad manners, cold and rainy days.


Mrs Goodens - Year 1 Class Teacher

Mrs Goodens is one of our Year 1 Class Teachers.  She is our Computing Co-ordinator and part of the Literacy team. She joined us in September 2018.

Likes - Drawing, reading and programming.

Dislikes -  Flying, heights and bad manners.

Mrs Rickard - Year 1 Class Teacher and Year Leader

Mrs Rickard  is one of our Year R and Year 1 Class Teachers. She is our Music and Geography Co-ordinator and part of the Maths team. She is keen to use her teaching experience to contribute to the on-going development of the school. 

Likes - Running, skiing, music, making cards and being with family and friends.

Dislikes - Marzipan, bad manners and heights.

Miss Skillern - Year 2 Class Teacher 

Miss Skillern is a Class Teacher in Year 2 . She is  part of the Literacy team. 

Likes - Reading, frosty mornings and Frozen.

Dislikes -  Mess and rudeness.


Mrs Lilley - Year 2 Class Teacher & Year Leader

Mrs Lilley is a Class Teacher in Year 2 and also part of our Senior Leadership Team.  She is our PSHE Co-ordinator and is part of our Science team.

Likes -  Cats, nature and being by the seaImage result for nature picture

Dislikes -  Spiders, fish and bad manners

Miss Woodiwiss - Year 2 Class Teacher

Miss Woodiwiss  is a Class Teacher in Year 2. She is  part of the Maths team. 

Likes – Dogs, wearing odd socks and chocolate.

Dislikes – Snakes, milk and scary films.