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'From the seeds of hard work grows a tree of success'

Our Staff

The Governing Body of our School

Title Name
Head Teacher Mrs W Nelson
Staff Governors

Mr M Foster


Parent Governor Miss K Read
LA Governor Councillor G Purvis
Foundation Governors Mrs C Barnett (Chair)
Co-opted Governors

Mr G Bollands (Vice-Chair)

Mrs K Welford

Nursery Staff

Title Name
Nursery Teacher Mrs Saaiman
Teaching Assistant Mrs Sini
Teaching Assistant Mrs Williams

Reception Staff

Title Name
EYFS Team Leader Mrs Marshall
Teacher Miss Knowles
Teaching Assistants

Ms Hatton

Mrs Taylor

PPA Cover Teacher Miss Tupling

Year 1/2

Title Name
KS1 Team Leader/ Y2 Teacher Mrs Marshall
Y1 Teacher Mr Cassidy
Y1/2 Teacher Mrs Ali
Teaching Assistants

Miss Dybell

Mrs Fryett

PPA Cover Teacher Miss Tupling


Year 3

Title Name
LKS2 Leader/ Teacher Mrs McDonagh

Mrs Hopper

Miss Tkachuk

Teaching Assistant Mrs Rowney

Year 4

Title Name
LKS2 Leader Mrs McDonagh

Mr Robson

Miss French

Teaching Assistant Mrs Knowles
PPA Cover Mr Foster

Year 5

Title Name
Teacher Miss ONeill
Teacher Mr French
Teaching Assistants

Mrs McMenamin

Mrs Nottingham

PPA Cover Mr Foster

Year 6

Title Name
Teacher/ UKS2 Team Leader Mrs Everett
Teacher Mr Johnston
Teacher/PPA Cover Mr Foster
HLTA Mrs Young
HLTA Mrs Lord

Other Staff

Title  Name
Head Teacher Mrs W Nelson
Deputy Head Teacher Mrs N Thornton
Assistant Head Teacher Mr M Foster
Behaviour Support Mrs S Dawson
CATS Psychotherapist R Walker

North East Partner School
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
IQM Inclusive School Award
E-Safety – Progress
E-Safety – Commitment
School games silver
Early years quality mark
Parent view
Numbers count
Eco schools
Click ceop
British heart foundation
Arts council England
School games gold

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.