'There is something special about Vane Road because everyone enjoys it here.'OFSTED 2013‘Pupils behave well are polite courteous welcoming to visitors and take good care of each other.’ OFSTED 2013

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Staff

 

 

 

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISORS

Mrs M Hymas

Mrs A Taylor

Mrs J Whitton

Mrs D Armstrong

Mrs D Ridley

Mrs L Wilson

Mrs M Matthews-Taylor

Miss S Pengkerego

Mrs C Murray

Mrs J Seaman

 

   

                                

 

     CLEANING STAFF

Mrs A Dixon, Mrs  P Sutton, Mrs A Sutton

 

 

 

                                OUT OF HOURS 

AFTER-SCHOOL/HOLIDAY CLUB STAFF

Mrs D Ridley, Mrs M Brown, Mrs P Waistell

 

 

BREAKFAST CLUB STAFF

Mrs D Ridley, Mrs M Hymas,

Mrs D Armstrong,

Miss S Pengkerego, Mrs A Taylor

 

 

 

Mr Kieran Pavey, Head teacher.

Mr Pavey has been Head teacher at Vane Road Primary School since September 2013 when he moved following 5 successful years as Head teacher at Deaf Hill Primary School, Trimdon Station.  He believes passionately that children are at the heart of a school and strives for excellence in all they do. Before entering headship he taught across all year groups in 4 different schools across the North East of England.

 

 Miss R Wren, Head of Teaching & Learning & SENCO,Deputy Headteacher

Miss Wren has been Deputy Head teacher at Vane Road School since September 2014 when she moved from King Street Primary School following 9 years as Key Stage 1 Leader, Senco, NQT Mentor and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  Previously to this Miss Wren worked as a Year 2 Teacher at Cotherstone Primary.  Miss Wren has taught in both Key Stage 1 and 2 and spent 6 years in Year 2.  She is very excited to be part of the Vane Road team and looks forward to introducing new and exciting opportunities to further enhance the wonderful learning experience.

Mrs Beattie, Head of Key Stage  2, Year 3 Teacher

 Mrs Beattie has taught in Vane Road Primary since 2001.  During her time here, she has taught in both Key Stage 1 and 2.  She currently teaches in Year 4.  She is part of the Senior Leadership Team and is Head of Key Stage 2.  Being passionate about her role within school, she is also a staff member of the Governing Body for Vane Road  Primary.  She is passionate about teaching and enjoys helping children achieve their full potential. 

Mrs C McGargle,Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Head of Early Years Education and Initial Teacher training, Reception Teacher

Mrs. McGargle came to Vane Road in 1990 after teaching at schools in Leeds and Middlesbrough. She has taught mainly in Reception and KS1 with a brief spell in lower KS2. She is very passionate about Vane Road and is very proud to be a part of it, believing the friendly atmosphere to be a positive influence on the children who attend. Over the years she has played the piano and taught the recorder until an accident put a stop to this a few years ago.

Mrs K Costello, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Head of Whole School Pupil Progress, Curriculum, Assessment &  ICT,  E Safety,Year 5 & 6 Team Leader

Mrs. Costello is a year 6 teacher.  As a member of the Senior Leadership Team she is responsible for the school curriculum, assessment, e-safety, ICT and pupil progress.  Before moving to Vane Road, Mrs. Costello worked in an advisory role as an Advanced Skills Teacher for ICT and is currently designated as a Specialist Leader in Education working for Durham Teaching Alliance. She loves teaching and  is passionate about enabling everyone to do their best in everything they do.

Mrs D Armstrong, Head of Science, Reception Teacher

Mrs Armstrong has worked at Vane Road since 2002 and has a long history with the school as she also attended as a pupil. She has worked mainly in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. Before this she worked in the East Riding of Yorkshire for twelve years at two different schools and was also an Early Years Mentor Teacher for the local authority. In her teaching she strives to enable each child to reach their full potential. Mrs Armstrong led the school two ‘Lumiere’ events at the school and being the Head of Science, she would love to inspire scientists of the future!

Mrs N Smith, Head of Phonics Development Year 1 Teacher

Miss Morfoot has been working at Vane Road Primary school since September 2014 when she was employed to work in Year One. Before that she worked at King Street Primary School for seven years as the leader of Early Years. Her experiences in Early Years helped her develop a good knowledge of phonics and how to deliver a curriculum that is both cross curricular and fun. Miss Morfoot loves all aspects of working with children and feels that providing a welcoming and positive learning environment where children can learn from their mistakes is key to developing happy, independent learners.  

Mrs G Sim, Head of English, Year 1 Teacher

Mrs Sim has been teaching for 9 years, previously in Hartlepool for 6 years where she was Head of Key Stage 1. She moved to Vane Road in September 2012 and has worked in EYFS and is currently in year 4. She is also the head of English for the school. She loves working with children of all ages and has a strong passion for helping them achieve their full potential. 

 

Miss A Newton, Head of Mathematics, Year 2 Teacher

Miss Newton has been at Vane Road as a teacher since 2012 but previous to that she was one of our PGCE students. Miss Newton, is now teaching in Year 2 but has previously taught in Year 4. Before training to be a teacher Miss Newton worked as a Teaching Assistant at a primary school in Stockton. She is now Head of Maths and has enjoyed success this year with Vane Road Netball team too!

 

Miss C Manamley, Head of History, Year 2 Teacher

Miss Manamley has been at Vane Road since September 2013, previously she taught in Welwyn Garden City. Before this she was employed as a support worker and has worked with children in a range of settings, including teaching in Ghana. She believes in creating a calm, productive environment where children are encouraged to learn in a safe and enjoyable classroom.

  

 

Mrs A Proctor, Head of Music, Year 3 Teacher

 

  

 

 

Mrs M Rome, Head of PSHE, Year 4 Teacher

Mrs Rome joined us in September 2017.

  

 

 

Mr J Cant,  Head of Physical Education, Year 4 Teacher

 

 

  

 

Mr A Logan,  Year 5 Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs J Johnson, Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Year 6 Teacher

Originally Miss Bone, Mrs. Johnson  joined the school as a PGCE student and has been here ever since.  She has taught predominantly in KS2 in Y6 and Y3 and is currently head of Modern Foreign Languages. She is a dedicated member of the school and encourages children to aim high and achieve their potential. 

 

Mr G Cope,  Head of Design & Technology, Year 6 Teacher

Mr Cope joined Vane Road Primary School in September 2011. He studied a Primary PGCE at Northumbria University before working for a year at Wansbeck First School in Ashington, teaching Year 4. Since moving to Vane Road he has worked in various year groups across Key Stage 2 and is currently teaching in Year 5. His main interests lie in sport and he is also the head of Design and Technology.

 

Mrs D Cowey, Head of Community Links, Higher Level Teaching Assistant

 Mrs Cowey joined Vane Road Primary School in September 2005 having previously worked as a Teaching Assistant in Ox Close Primary, Spennymoor.  Since joining the school she has supported the children across the whole school and is currently a part of the Year 2 team.  In 2009, she became a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and in 2014 she successfully completed an Honour Degree in Education.

 

Mrs McGuire, Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs McGuire came to Vane Road in 1993 after teaching in Salford and has always been proud to be part of such a friendly, welcoming school. She has taught mainly in Key Stage 1, through Years 1 and 2, with an initial spell in Foundation Stage. Mrs McGuire enjoys a creative approach to teaching and learning. 

 

 

Mrs T Hardy, Head of Team Teach, Higher Level Teaching Assistant

 

  

 

 

Mrs L Beaton, Head of Vulnerable Groups, Teaching Assistant

 

 

  

 

Miss S Glasper, Teaching Assistant

 

  

 

 

Mrs A Brennan,  Higher Level Teaching Assistant

 

 

  

 

Mrs N Reid, Teaching Assistant

 

   

 

   

 

Ms K Eckert, Teaching Assistant, Esafety Support

 

 

 

 

Miss Laura Neil, Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

 

Mrs C Wilson, Care Assistant 

 

 

  

 

Miss L Tomkins, Head of Finance & Data, Office Manager

Miss Tomkins has been at Vane Road since March 2012.  Before that she worked in a Veterinary Surgery and another three schools.  Her early training was at the Northern Racing College at Doncaster where she learnt about working in racing stables.  After a change of direction she has done her NVQ in Business Administration, Certificate of School Business Management and would like to go on to do her Diploma.  

 

Mrs J Whalen, Head of Communication & School Trips, Secretary

Mrs Whalen started here at Vane Road in 2003 after working in private industry for 23 years as a PA to the Marketing Director and various other Managers, then moving to Darlington Memorial Hospital for 2 years.   

  

 

Ms Xian, Chinese Language Assistant

 

 

  

 

Miss V Howson, SCITT Student Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

Mr S Forrest, SCITT Student Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

Mr R Patrick, PE Apprentice

 

 

 

 

Miss G Welsh, Apprentice Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

  

  

Miss A  Dowson, Apprentice Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

 

Miss S Bowker, Apprentice Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

Miss L Kallaghan, Apprentice Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

 

Miss A Trow, Apprentice Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

 

Mr B Turnbull, Apprentice Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

 

 Mr W Wilson, Head of Security & Health & Safety, Site Manager 

 

 

 

 

Barclay who is a registered Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog.