Meet our staff


Meet our staff

Mrs Luxon
Jo Luxon

Mrs Luxon is the Headteacher of St. George’s Primary School. She has worked at St. George’s (previously Tophill Junior School) for many years and knows the children and community well.

In addition to her position within school she has worked in conjunction with the Local Authority to support other schools in Dorset.

Mr M Coombs


Mr Coombs is the Deputy Headteacher and holds responsibility for whole school assessment. He is also an associate Governor and Chesil link Governor.

In his spare time he enjoys all sports, especially football, and supports (what he believes to be) the best English team in Europe – Liverpool!


Miss Garrard
Rachel Charlton-Garrard

Miss Garrard  is EYFS leader.

Mrs Bowman


Mrs Bowman joined St George’s in April 2016 and is a Reception teacher.

Mr J Palmer

James Palmer

Mr Palmer joined us as a newly qualified teacher in September 2012 and currently teaches in Reception.  He shares the responsibility of leading P.E. with Mr Barter. Mr Palmer is a keen Southampton fan and goes to St Mary’s regularly to support them. He plays football and golf in his spare time!

Mrs Burdett

Mrs Burdett is a part time teacher working in Reception. She is responsible for leading P.S.H.E. across the whole school.

Mrs S Terrey

 Sarah Terrey

Mrs Terrey teaches two days a week in Reception and for the remaining time she has dedicated time for Special Educational Needs work.  She is a member of St George’s Senior Leadership Team and holds responsibility for Inclusion (liaising extensively with outside agencies) and SEN throughout the school.

Year 1

Mr L Wilson

Luke Steadman

Mr Wilson joined us in 2014 after teaching in Wales for four years. He is a full time Year 1 Teacher with a responsibility of leading Computing and E-safety throughout the school. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his two children, cooking and a variety of sports. He is a supporter of, what he thinks is, the best team in Europe – Manchester United.

Year 2

Mrs Bishop

Mrs Bishop is a full-time year 2 teacher. She is a member of the Senior Leadership team with responsibility for Key Stage 1 and leads Religious Education across the whole school.

Mr Counter


Mr Counter teaches full time in Year 2. He is the school Art Co-ordinator as well as being an avid sports enthusiast. He plays for local team Portland Town FC where he is currently the clubs leading goal scorer.Other hobbies of Mr Counter’s include reading, travelling, snooker, basketball and cooking.

Year 3

Miss A Thomas

Amy Thomas

Miss Thomas currently works in year 3. She is responsible for leading Art across the school. Miss Thomas runs an after school netball club with Mrs Craft. 

Mrs Wright

Louise Wright

Mrs Wright joined our team in September 2010. She teaches in Year 3 and is Phase 3 and 4 Leader. She loves teaching every Subject but especially P.E. and I.C.T.

In her spare time Mrs Wright enjoys swimming and spending time in the great outdoors.

Mr Taylor

Mr Taylor joined the school in September 2013. He is a keen musician and leads Music for the whole school .

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two children; performing in his band; running back-to-back marathons (sometimes up to 10 a day);  rehoming abandoned puppies; giving generously to charity and searching for the answers to some of life’s bigger questions.

Year 4

Mr S Carter

Mr Carter is a year 4 teacher. He has been with the school for 10 years and has worked in different KS2 year groups. Mr Carter has recently changed subject leadership and is now in charge of MFL. He is a keen traveller and follows the greatest team in any land: Wolverhampton Wanderers FC!

Mr Greet
 Alan Greet

Mr Greet is the Humanities co-ordinator and has taught in both key stages one and two. Mr Greet plays the piano and accordion and enjoys the opportunity to play in singing assemblies and other school events.

Mrs Mitchell

Mrs Mitchell works full time in Year 4. She is jointly responsible for English in the school.

Year 5

Mr Goble
Mark Goble
Mr Goble joined our staff team in September 2014. He teaches in Year 5 and is the leader of Science.

Mrs A Bowles

Anneka Rogers

Mrs Bowles joined us in September 2013 as a Newly Qualified Teacher. She is currently teaching in Year 5 and leads Design Technology.

Year 6

Mrs Restorick
Marisa Restorick

Mrs Restorick joined Tophill Junior School in September 1999 and remained as a year 6 teacher and year leader when the infant and junior schools amalgamated in 2006. She is English subject leader and also a member of the Senior Leadership Team with a responsibility for working with and supporting Newly Qualified Teachers who join St George’s.

Mr Barter
Craig Barter

Mr Barter joined us in September 2013. He is currently teaching in Year 6 alongside Mrs Restorick and Mrs Roberts.  Mr Barter previously worked in Poole, working with years 3 and 4.  He is in his sixth year at St George’s. Mr Barter is a manic rugby fan, supporting the mighty Bath.  Mr Barter previously played semi-professional rugby for Bournemouth and holds a black belt in E.C.K.A. karate. His true passion however is mountains, having scaled the highest summits in Britain alongside Ireland, Morocco, Austria, France, Russia and Switzerland. Mr Barter has a young family and enjoys spending time developing his son’s academic abilities.

Mrs Roberts
Debbie Roberts

Mrs Roberts is a Maths Specialist Teacher and is responsible for leading this subject across the whole school. She is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Mrs Roberts runs the school Chess Club and a Reading Group for high ability readers.




Mrs Mullender

Helen Mullender

Mrs Mullender teaches music to Reception and in Years 2, 4 and 6. She delivers clarinet, flute and saxophone tuition to children in Key Stage 2 and also directs the Rock and Pop choir.

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