Downs Infant School

Our web address is www.downsinf.brighton-hove.sch .uk Telephone number 01273 099854

Year 2 Team



Miss Alison Harrex, Owl Class Teacher 

Pronouns: She/Her

Miss Harrex is Year 2 leader and English leader.  




 Mrs Heather Gurr, Owl Class Teaching Assistant and Mid-Day Meals Supervisor 



Mr Jonathan Cave, Puffin Class Teacher (Monday/Tuesday)









Mrs Tracey Brett, Puffin Class Teacher (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)


Mrs Brett leads Science within the school and is a local authority moderator, sharing her knowledge of the Key Stage 1 curriculum with other schools in the City.






Miss Jade Guirey, Puffin Class Teaching Assistant and Mid-Day Meals Supervisor






Mrs Francesca Courtsley, Robin Class Teacher

Pronouns: She/Her

Mrs Courtsley is our Diversity Champion.  She also leads on parent involvement.  






Mrs Helen Irvine, Robin Class Teaching Assistant 




Miss Justine Reade, Robin Class Mid-Day Meals Supervisor 



Miss Aisha Hoten, Kingfisher Class Teacher

Miss Hoten is our PE Coordinator and is a committed hockey player.  She also has interests in Maths and SEN.





Mrs Crawford, Kingfisher Class Teaching Assistant/Mid-Day Meals Supervisor

Cover Mid-Day Meals Supervisors:

Ms Kate Jackson

Mrs Anne Blunt

Mrs Karen Li


HLTAs (Higher Level Teaching Assistants):

Ms Della Croucher

Mrs Mary Ward

Mrs Ward and Ms Croucher take classes under the direction of teachers.  They are a crucial part of the whole school team, and allow us to release teachers to carry out school improvement work, planning, preparation and assessment, CPD, and they sometimes cover in the event of illness.