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Laura Sims – Teacher

My name is Miss Sims. I have been working at St Paul's since 2008. I enjoy working here because everyone feels valued, important and welcome. We place great importance on resilience and kindness.  Everyone greets you with a smile and our wonderful children make every day a pleasure.

My favourite...

  • Colour - Green
  • Animal - Otter
  • Fruit - Strawberries
  • Chocolate - Tony's Chocolonely - Milk Chocolate caramel Sea salt.


Emma O’Driscoll – Teacher

My name is Mrs O'Driscoll and I have been working at St Paul's (mainly in the nursery) since September 2022. I love working here because of the wonderful St Paul's ethos I feel which includes all staff, pupils and parents working together for the love and care of each other.

My favourite...

  • Colour - Blue
  • Animal - Dog
  • Fruit - Satsuma 
  • Chocolate - Bounty


Sharon Jones – Teacher

My name is Mrs Jones. I have been working at St Paul's since 1997, in several roles, whilst I worked for my degree and teaching qualification. I enjoy being part of the St. Paul's family because of the supportive atmosphere for staff and children.

My favourite...

  • Colour - Red
  • Animal - Giraffe
  • Fruit - Strawberry 
  • Chocolate - Dairy Milk


Lisa Bennett – LSA

My name is Lisa Bennett, I am a mum of two beautiful girls. I have worked at St Paul's School for 11 years, and have made some wonderful relationships with children and their families along the way. I feel lucky to of shared learning journeys and made unforgettable memories over the years. St Paul's is a very special place where the community supports each other, and I am proud to be a part of it. 

My favourite…

  • Colours – Yellow like sunshine and pink like unicorns!
  • Animals – Giraffes and Elephants because they are gentle
  • Fruit – Pineapple 
  • Chocolate – Milky Bar 


Sue Croall – LSA

My name is Mrs Croall and I have been working at St Paul's since April 2010. My own children came here so I already knew it was a lovely place to be.

My favourite…

  • ColourPurple
  • Animal – Guinea pig
  • Fruit – Strawberry
  • Chocolate – Fruit & Nut


Kate Dobey – LSA

I am Mrs Dobey and I have been part of the St Paul's School community since 2010 when my son Sam started at Nursery.  All 3 of my Children have attended St Paul's and are now at Secondary school, I have worked here since 2014.  I love working at St Paul's, the staff and children are amazing and so much fun, they make me smile every day! 

My Favourite…

  • Colour – Green
  • Animal – Otter
  • Fruit – Raspberries
  • Chocolate – Dime Bar


Safura Khan – LSA

My name is Ms Khan. I have been working at St Paul's since September 2023. I enjoy working here because of the wonderful children and the amazing, dedicated staff team who collectively make St Paul's School awesome! 

My favourite...

  • Colour - Pink
  • Animal - Butterflies/Cats
  • Fruit - Watermelon 
  • Chocolate - Wispa