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Teaching Staff

Our Teachers are passionate and our team of teachers share a commitment to providing great learning experiences. Inspirational teachers always set high standards and our teachers are uncompromising in their ambitions and aspirations for our children. 


Welcome to our Teaching Staff:

Mrs. Lianne Buck - Year 6 Class Teacher, Maths & Music Lead

Mrs. Buck joined our school in September 2022 having relocated to Lowestoft with her husband who also attended Phoenix as a child!  Mrs. Buck is an experienced teacher and also leads our Maths and Music subjects.  Lianne enjoys socialising and spending time with her husband and son.

Mrs. Buck can be contacted by email at:


Miss. Emily Smith - Year 5 Class Teacher and Humanities Lead

Miss. Smith joined our school in 2021 and thoroughly enjoys her role as Class Teacher and subject lead for Geography & History.  Emily enjoys spending time with her partner and her family, including their dog Percy!

Miss. Smith can be contacted by email at:


Ms. Sarah Cooke - Year 3 & 4 Class Teacher and Science Lead

Ms. Cooke joined the team at Phoenix following several years at Gunton Primary.
She is an experienced class teacher and also our Science Lead. Sarah enjoys travelling as much as she can and spending time with her daughter.

Ms. Day can be contacted by email at:


Miss. Lucy Panayi - Year 1 & 2 Class Teacher and Computing Lead

Lucy joined Phoenix St. Peter in September 2022 as a newly qualified teacher and has thrived during her time at Phoenix and has also taken on the subject leadership for Computing. Lucy enjoys socialising in her spare time, and spending time with family and friends.

Miss. Panayi can be contacted by email at:

Mrs. Emily Hayes - Reception Class Teacher, Curriculum, EYFS & English Lead

Mrs. Hayes is our Assistant Headteacher, Curriculum Lead, Literacy Lead and EYFS Lead and is passionate about every curriculum!  In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Mrs. Hayes can be contacted by email at:

Mrs. Amy Gloss - Reception Class Teacher and Art & DT Lead

Mrs. Gloss joined our school in 2022 and is really enjoying her role as Class Teacher at Phoenix St. Peter Academy and particularly her role as subject lead for Art & Design Technology.  Amy was a keen gymnast as a teenager, and enjoys keeping fit with her husband and two daughters.

Mrs. Gloss can be contacted by email at:


Mr. Nathan Russell - Sports Coach, Forest School Instructor & Learning Mentor

Mr. Russell is our Sports Coach & Forest Schoool Lead and can be contacted by email at:

Nathan has a wealth of experience in professional football academies for young people, as well as teaching sport in secondary schools and as a learning mentor.  He is a Level 3 Forest Schools Lead and is passionate about children learning skills for life, confidence and resilience. 

Mdm. Severine Mizeret - Modern Foreign Language and R.S. Lead

Madame. Mizeret is our Religious Studies (R.S.) and French (Modern Foreign Language), and Yoga Teacher and has worked at Phoenix for many years. She thoroughly enjoys visiting us on a Thursday and Friday.  Severine is passionate about travelling and also teaches yoga, both at our school and privately.

Mdm. Mizeret can be contacted by email at:


 We are confident, well-educated and prepared for the future!