Meet our Teachers

Hi my name is Fi Dowley and I love being the Headteacher here at The Brook.  I have been here since September 2009 but also taught at Maidenbower Infant School for 5 years so I know the area very well.

I have a cat and a dog and I am passionate about the colour turquoise!  I love singing, reading, laughing, cooking and walking my dog.  I love being in school especially when we have dressing up days.   My favourite animals are polar bears and I would love to go on an artic tundra buggy and see them in the wild.  


Hello everyone... My name is Lou Hack and I am Deputy Head and I LOVE The Brook School! I have been a teacher for 13 years and started my teaching career at The Brook in 2001!  After a few years of being away, I have come back to join the team in September 2013 and am pleased to say...  I have come home!  The Brook is a very special place where fun, kindness and individuality are at the core.  I feel privileged to be able to not only work here but care and support every person involved in our school. 

Out of school I have a very energetic doggy called Ozzy who loves mud!  Luckily I also like mud and love to grow many species of plants and vegetables in my garden and allotment. 
I also love to sing and enjoy singing in a gospel choir in Brighton.

I am Ducklings Class Teacher this year.  I hope your child enjoys learning here as much as we all love it !


Hi I am Mrs Hughes.  I am the Goslings Class Teacher along with Mrs Ungless.

I graduated from Brighton University in 2011 with Mrs Reed and I have been at The Brook ever since. I love working at The Brook as the children I work with keep me laughing and smiling. 

In my spare time I love walking my dog silly Tilly and spending time with my huge family. I am enjoying planning my wedding with my new Fiancée!


I‘m Lizzie Ungless and I am the Gosling Class Teacher along with Mrs Hughes.
 
I have worked at The Brook for 8 very happy years. I love working here and have worked in all year groups. I really enjoy teaching Reception and watching the children develop over their first year of school. I try to bring a little bit of drama and music into all I do and every day in Gosling Class is full of fun!
 
I am enjoying the challenge of being a Mummy!

Hi I am Miss Hart and I am the Dragonflies Class Teacher.

I joined The Brook in September 2014 and am looking forward to Year 1 this year.


I am Sara Couch and I teach the Year 1 Kingfisher Class. I have been at The Brook School since 2005.
 
My favourite subjects to teach are literacy and science, I also love listening to music, dancing and singing. I also love chocolate!
 
In my spare time I love reading, photography, art going to the gym, walks in the country and of course spending long sunny days at the beach with my family.

Hello, I am Hannah Witham and I teach the Year 2 Badger Class
 
I studied drama and theatre studies at university and love anything creative!
 
In my spare time I enjoy dancing, visiting my friends and family and travelling to different countries. My favourite place I have visited is Tanzania where I visited local schools and tribes.

Hello! My name is Nicola Turner and I am the Year 2 Squirrels Class Teacher. I have wanted to be a teacher all my life! Yes I was that child in my bedroom with my own whiteboard and register! The teddies loved it!

I trained at Brighton University for 4 years and graduated in 2009. I previously worked in year 4 for 3 years and year 3 for a year before becoming a year 2 teacher!

I love teaching in Year 2 at The Brook as we have so much fun.


Hello, my name is Jack Sexton and I am the Inclusion Manager here at The Brook.

It is a privilege to work here with a fabulous team of people helping our wonderful children progress and grow into independent young learners. 

When I am not teaching I enjoy having fun with my own family. I love reading and getting lost in an exciting story and cycling in the fresh air to interesting new places.


Hello, my name is Julie Thomas. I first started teaching at The Brook in 2001. I am regular supply at The Brook.
 
I love so many things about The Brook.  It's full of such lovely teachers and children and we have so much fun.
 
Outside of school I love spending time with my family, shopping and travelling.

I am Cath Reed and I am a regular Supply Teacher at The Brook School.
 
I am married with two children, Becky and James and together we love to travel the world. We have already seen so many wonderful places including Australia and New Zealand. When I’m not planning my next holiday I love to read and play squash.
 
In school I enjoy teaching all subjects especially Music, PE and Literacy.

Hello, my name is Charlotte Reed and I am a regular supply teacher at The Brook School.
 
I love teaching, it is the best job in the world! I graduated in 2011 from Brighton University with Mrs Hughes. I started at The Brook in September 2011 and absolutely love it.
 
Outside of school, I love spending time with my friends and family and shopping!