Elaine Jenkins

Headteacher

I have always loved teaching. I feel especially honoured and privileged to be the Head teacher of Maidenbower Junior School, a school that  my two children enjoyed attending. For me, every child is special and each class teacher brings a unique quality to the teaching and learning. When a child learns something for the first time, no matter how old they are, that is a magical moment. Through our dedicated and enthusiastic team, my aim is to help each child to realise this magic.I am particularly proud of the positive culture we have already created, as shown in our shared values and fantastic achievements. Our school stands proudly at the heart of the Maidenbower Community.

Kerry Negus

Deputy Head

MJS has played a significant part in my life for the last 18 years since it opened in 1999. In that time I have taught all year groups. People often ask me why I have never moved on to another school. My reply is always the same. I really enjoy the place, my colleagues, the children and the parents. I am immensely proud of MJS. Why would I want to work anywhere else?   My current role is Deputy Head with responsibility for the lower school (years 3 and 4). This has given me the opportunity to work even more closely with staff, the children and their parents. I am also the designated safeguarding lead within the school where I have responsibility at both a strategic level within the school and on a day to day basis.   I take great pleasure in being part of a such a hardworking and supportive team and relish my present roles.

Simon Pike

Deputy Head

I am currently Deputy Head Teacher and love working at our school.  I am in charge of Upper School (Year 5 and 6) and lead on assessment through the school.  I am passionate about developing children's sporting opportunities and organise the provision of extra-curricular clubs.

Lynn Cook

Business Manager

I have worked at Maidenbower Junior School for 19 Years, My role is very varied and no two days are the same, as I am responsible for HR, Finance, IT and Premises. For fun, I also run a very successful school netball club, which has managed to retain the "High Fives" Netball tournament cup for 7 consecutive years.

Stephen Turnbull

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

This is my sixth year at Maidenbower and I am really enjoying the new challenge of the Special Education Needs Coordinator role. It is great being able to support and work with children, parents and staff from across the school. Being a SENCO is different to being a teacher in class and I am learning new things about Special Needs every day. To contact our SENCO please use this link 

Chris Buckley

Launchpad Learning Lead and SLE

My name is Chris Buckley and I have been working in SEN education for eleven years in the capacity of teacher, tutor, subject leader and senior leader. I have worked in a range of contexts having started out my career as a teacher in a further education provision in Brighton for young adults with complex, multiple diagnoses. My work as a senior leader for a specialist residential school gave me unique opportunities to develop my practice in leadership and working with a wide age range from primary through to secondary and sixth form. I have been fortunate enough to work with some inspiring SEN professionals over the years, including some of the nation’s leading behaviour specialists and autism practitioners. Learning is my passion and consequently, I have undertaken a great deal of additional training and qualifications. A few of these include a professional diploma in specialist teaching and learning, Positive Behaviour Support training, IOSH management, Autism Practice and Behavioural analysis and more recently, I have taken on the role of SLE (Specialist Leader in Education) for the TSA Schools Alliance. From a young age, I was privileged to have children with a range of conditions and diagnoses as fostered family members. This showed me how valuable everyone is and gave me a strong belief in inclusion for those who are easily excluded eventually leading me to the work I now do. For more information you can contact us here

JJ Davies

Maths Learning Lead and SLE

Fostering positive attitudes towards Maths have enabled our children to fulfill their potential. I have lead Maths for the last three years, in which we have seen huge strides in the teaching and learning of Maths. I am passionate about the teaching of Maths, and that is done in a way that gives access to all pupils.
Maths is everywhere and it is vital that all children have the tools to make them successful mathematicians. I am leading the mastery approach to Maths at our school: building on the fluency of number that the children learnt in key stage 1; using representations so that the children can develop a deeper understanding; and using precise mathematical vocabulary to enable all pupils to discuss maths.

Faye Stansfield

English Learning Lead and SLE (Currently on Maternity leave)

Andy Stokes

English Learning Lead

Alison George

Curriculum Learning Lead and SLE