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Ambler Primary School and Children's Centre
Blackstock Road

N4 2DR


Tel: 020 7226 4708 (school)

          020 7359 7628 (children's centre)



Headteacher: Sandy McNicholl

Head of Children's Centre: Cíara Rush

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Bridget Hradsky

SENDCo: Bridget Hradsky

Parent queries (School): Ori Dervishi

Parent queries (Children's Centre): Marian Fitzgerald

Public queries: Gary Wong

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Contacting The School

Find out the best way to contact the school.


Speaking to the teacher

There are times when you’d like or need to speak to your child’s teacher. It could be letting them know about issues at home that might affect your child in school, asking questions to help you support your child with homework or a query about something your child has mentioned.


Here are a few different ways to choose from:


Drop off (8:45am)
Class teachers will be in class to greet children coming from breakfast club or straight from home. Phase leaders and members of the Senior Leadership Team will be on duty in the playground to direct children and available to have a chat about any issues.


Pick up (3:30pm)
You can ask to speak to the teacher after they have dismissed their class.


You can arrange a meeting with the teacher in person or through the office on 020 7226 4708 0r email


Leave a message for the teacher with the office either in person, by phone or via the office email: Emails to the office will receive a prompt reply to confirm the message has been passed on.

Teachers use email primarily for internal communication and parents should not expect to have direct contact with them by email.


Phase leaders

Your child’s Phase leader may be better placed to help with certain questions and queries, especially with regards to the curriculum, emotional support and behaviour.

Years 1-2 – Aimee Leeds
Years 3-4 – Chris Field

Years 5-6 – Isabel Roberts

They are able to be contacted in the same ways as teachers above.


Other staff

For specific issues, feel free to speak to, arrange a meeting or pass a message via the office to the following:

Extended Day & Clubs – Charlie Moir
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) – Bridget Hradsky


Taking issues further

If the Phase Leader can’t help or you feel the matter needs escalating, try speaking to the Deputy Headteacher, Mike Dickie.

And if they can’t help, contact the Headteacher, Sandeep McNicholl.

If you have a serious matter and you’ve exhausted all these options you can contact the Chair of Governors, Duncan Aldred by email at 


Headteacher’s questions

Once a term there is a morning meeting where parents can ask any questions directly to the Head teacher. Look at the calendar on the school website or the notice board for the next date.