Wansbeck Primary School Staff

At Wansbeck Primary School our staff go above and beyond to provide the best possible education for the children that we serve.

At HCAT our moto is ‘children first’ and we place the children’s best interests at the heart of every decision that we make.

Everyone who works at Wansbeck, whatever their job, is here to contribute to an excellent education for our children.

Senior Leadership Team
Sam Bullen Headteacher 
Helen KingDeputy Headteacher
Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage Leader
Class 3 Teacher
Petra Rafferty - Assistant Headteacher
Key Stage 2 Leader
Class 5 Teacher
Victoria Hird SENCO
Class 3 Teacher
Stephanie WatsonReading Leader
Class 9 Teacher
Teaching Staff Team
Stephanie Watson Class 9 Teacher
Jodie Watson Class 8 Teacher
Ellie Wood Class 7 Teacher
Ryder Smith Class 6 Teacher
Sammi HesseyClass 5 Teacher
Petra Rafferty Class 5 Teacher
Sarah HolmesClass 4 Teacher
Victoria HirdClass 3 Teacher
Helen KingClass 3 Teacher
Sarah SharkettClass 2 Teacher
Amy HillClass 1 Teacher
Lucy DeggFoundation 2 Teacher
Rachel ClixbyFoundation 2 Teacher
Kelly RobsonFoundation 1 Teacher
Vanessa PeersFoundation 1 Teacher
Achievement Support Team
Claire Atkinson Achievement Support Assistant
Emma Burr Achievement Support Assistant
Sophie Casey Achievement Support Assistant
James Clayton Achievement Support Assistant
Carla Durrans Achievement Support Assistant
Helen Foston Achievement Support Assistant
Brenda Iveson Achievement Support Assistant
Lorraine Kelly Achievement Support Assistant
Debra Leedham Achievement Support Assistant
Michelle Mitchell Achievement Support Assistant
June Neill Achievement Support Assistant
Vicky Pickering Achievement Support Assistant
Debra Rason Achievement Support Assistant
Samantha Robinson Achievement Support Assistant
Emma Schofield Achievement Support Assistant
Sarah Sharkett Achievement Support Assistant
Julie Wilson Achievement Support Assistant
Lyndsey Young Achievement Support Assistant
Wizards Behaviour Provision
Ben Walker Teacher
Julie SpencerSenior Behaviour Support Officer
Emma ClarkBehaviour Support Assistant
Sarah Spencer Behaviour Support Assistant
Administration and Site Team
Callum Priestly Finance Manager
Claire AtkinOffice Manager
Kirsten BrewsterAdmin Assistant
Laura LeanardAttendance & Data Assistant
Rob Mowthorpe Site Supervisor
Lunchtime and Breakfast Club Team (supported by the Achievement Support Team) 
Christine Broadley 
Tammy Knaggs

“Really happy with the way my child has developed whilst attending Wansbeck”

Parent's comments

“My two children have come on leaps and bounds regarding reading, writing and maths. The teachers are amazing.”

Parent's comments

“Wansbeck is an amazing primary school that puts my children’s needs first. Great staff and friendly pupils.”

Parent's comments

“Brilliant school.”

Parent's comments

“My children are happy at school and have many opportunities to develop their learning.”

Parent's comments

“Thanks for all the help & extra support that my child receives. It means that I know he is getting all the help he needs to progress to his potential.”

Parent's comments

“Any issues raised are always dealt with, absolutely no concerns brilliant school and lovely caring staff. My child learns a lot attending this school. Thank you.”

Parent's comments

“My child is always happy and loves going to school. Teachers are always there when needed.”

Parent's comments

“Very happy with school. Feel really assured with the help we have had from SENCO with the assessment for my child regarding possible autism and ADHD. More than happy with teachers and support staff.”

Parent's comments

“Great school with fantastic teachers.”

Parent's comments

“My children are very happy at school and should I ever have any concerns, the school are happy to deal with it.”

Parent's comments

“My child is well cared at school she loves it!”

Parent's comments

“Best decision I made for my children’s education was moving them to Wansbeck. The progress the children have made is amazing. Very happy mum.”

Parent's comments

“All my children have loved this school and all great memories of staff. Wansbeck is great.”

Parent's comments

“My child really enjoys attending school he tells me he loves his teachers and friends.”

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