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Staff Information

Leadership Team

Mr Pritchard

Name: Mr Pritchard

My role in school: HeadTeacher

 Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: It is a wonderful place to work. The children are full of energy and are always smiling and the staff are incredibly dedicated to ensuring that the children enjoy every moment in school.

 What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors. We enjoy going for long walks and going to the beach. I enjoy all types of sports but in particular going for long runs and playing football.

Mrs Bostock

Name: Mrs Bostock

My role in school: Deputy Headteacher and Inclusion Lead


Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I love how unique Jesmond Gardens is and the children's positive attitudes to learning


What I enjoy doing in my spare time: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family especially visiting the seaside. I love travelling and visiting new places.

Mrs Stuart

Name: Mrs Stuart

My Role in School: Assistant Headteacher and English Lead

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: Everything! I'm so lucky because every day I get to work with amazing children and staff in a fabulous building. There isn't a day goes by that someone doesn't make me proud of something they have achieved.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I Love to spend time with my family and friends. We especially enjoy meals out in fancy restaurants which is why I try to go to the gym a couple of times a week!!! I also make sure I make time to loose myself in the fantasy world of a good book every day.

Mrs Nicholson

My role in school: Assistant Headteacher and Maths Lead

 

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: The happy and supportive environment I get to work in everyday with our hard working staff and children!

 

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I enjoy dining out with my family (Italian food is my favourite); shopping (I love a mooch in TkMaxx); and watching movies snuggled up under a blanket with my two lovely boys : Joe and Charlie. 

Mrs Vos

Name: Mrs Vos

My role in school: I am a year 5 teacher and Personal Development Champion. 


Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I love everything about Jesmond Gardens but if I had to pick just one thing, it would our lovely children because they make me smile.


What I enjoy doing in my spare time:  In my spare time, I enjoy walking my little dog Bobby and reading books.

Mrs Garwood

Name: Mrs Garwood

My role in school:  Year 3 teacher and curriculum leader

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School:  Jesmond Gardens is an amazing community to be part of! The colourful environment, our use of technology and the family feel are just some of the fabulous things about our school.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time:  I love to travel and experience new things - especially different foods! I am from Northern Ireland, so when I get a chance it is also nice to get a “wee trip home”. 

Mrs Gray

Name: Mrs Gray

My Role in school: Nursery Teacher

Something I love about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: Everyone wears a smile in our school.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: Spending time with my two beautiful boys and going on lots of holidays.

Mrs Curtin

Name: Mrs Curtin

My role in school: Year 3 Teacher 

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I love seeing the different slippers and jazzy socks children come to school in!

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: swimming and scuba diving

 

Teaching Staff

Mr Marshall

Name: Mr Marshall

My role in school: Year 6 Teacher

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I really like how passionate and enthusiastic all of the teachers are and how excited the children are to learn new things. It’s a really great place to be.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I am very passionate about keeping active and healthy - my favourite sport is running. I really enjoy racing and trying to improve my personal best times! I also like football, music, cooking healthy food, reading and spending time with my family/friends.
Mr Stevenson

Name: Mr. Stevenson

My role in school: Year 4 teacher

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I like how friendly all the children and staff are and how everyone always has a smile on their face.

What I do in my spare time: I play a lot of rugby in my spare time. I also enjoy travelling all around the world and catching up with my friends.
Miss Windsor

Name: Amy Windsor 

My role in school: Reception

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I like how supportive the staff members are in Jesmond Gardens. I also like how hard working and friendly the children are. 

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym. I also like spending time with my friends and family. 

Mrs Taylor

Name: Mrs Taylor

My role in school: Year 2 Teacher

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I love how diverse Jesmond Gardens is. From the classrooms to the slippers, the ethos of the school is paramount. The children are proud to be here.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: In my spare time I love to go on adventures with my little boy. We love the outdoors where we can play explore.

Mrs Goodwin

Name: Mrs Goodwin

 My role in school: Year One teacher and Pupil Premium Champion 

 Something I like about Jemond Gardens Primary School: Everything! Especially, the children and staff. They make our school a wonderful place to work. Everyone is always enthusiastic, friendly and supportive. 

 What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I spend my free time with my two gorgeous boys. They love to play football and swim. At home, we love to read together, watch films and play games.

 

Miss Willson

Name: Miss Willson

My role in school: Year 1 Teacher and PE lead. 

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I love coming into school and seeing all the happy faces and how everyone is extremely helpful! I am so lucky to work with amazing children!

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: In my spare time, I love to row and run. Obviously, to supplement this, I need to eat extra cake! 😍

Mrs Egan 

Name: Mrs Egan

My role in school: Year 1 teacher

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I love that I get a chance to wear funky slippers to work! I also love how kind and helpful our children are to others.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: Haha, spare time, good one! You might not think it to look at me, but I enjoy all kinds of exercise. I am a brown belt kickboxer and you can often see me showing off my (lack of) skills in football during Feel Good Friday! I also love reading and enjoy playing on my Playstation. Oh, and how could I forget - I love listening to Michael Bublé!

Miss Atkins

Name: Miss Atkins

My role in school: Reception Teacher

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I love the happy vibes around school. The children love to be here and that makes me extremely proud.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: During my spare time I like to go running and to the gym. I also like to snuggle up and read a good book.

Mrs Smith 

Name: Mrs Smith

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I really like the feeling you get when you walk in to  the school;  all of the staff and children are always happy and smiling and I love coming to work.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I love going away in my caravan with my family and two dogs. I also enjoy horse riding.

 

 

Mr Curtin

Name:  Mr Curtin

My role in school: Y6 teacher. Technology and Innovation Lead

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: Using technology to deliver excellent, exciting lessons.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time:  Scuba Diving, Playing Guitar and watching Newcastle United.

Miss Harrington
Name: Miss Harrington

My role in school: Year 5 Teacher

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I like that our school is a real community and our children are very happy and always laughing.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time:  Exercising, running, reading and drinking coffee.



Mrs Vos

Name: Mrs Vos

My role in school: I am a year 5 teacher and Personal Development Champion. 


Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I love everything about Jesmond Gardens but if I had to pick just one thing, it would our lovely children because they make me smile.


What I enjoy doing in my spare time:  In my spare time, I enjoy walking my little dog Bobby and reading books.

Mrs Garwood

Name: Mrs Garwood

My role in school:  Year 3 teacher and curriculum leader

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School:  Jesmond Gardens is an amazing community to be part of! The colourful environment, our use of technology and the family feel are just some of the fabulous things about our school.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time:  I love to travel and experience new things - especially different foods! I am from Northern Ireland, so when I get a chance it is also nice to get a “wee trip home”. 

Name: Mrs Gray

My Role in school: Nursery Teacher

Something I love about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: Everyone wears a smile in our school.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: Spending time with my two beautiful boys and going on lots of holidays.

Mrs Curtin

Name: Mrs Curtin

My role in school: Year 3 Teacher 

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I love seeing the different slippers and jazzy socks children come to school in!

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: swimming and scuba diving

Mrs. Rooney

Name: Mrs Rooney

My Role in School: Key Stage 2 Teacher

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I like the friendly staff and children and how bright and colourful our school is.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I enjoy spending time with my children and exploring the great outdoors.

Mrs Woodhall 

Name: Mrs. Woodhall 

My role in school: Year 1 Teacher

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I enjoy coaching the after school Netball team.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: In my spare time I like to go away in my caravan with my family.

 

Teaching Assistants

Mrs. Cooke

Name:  Mrs Cooke

My role in school: Teaching Assistant

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: The amazing ICT equipment and the no shoe policy

What I enjoy doing in my spare time:  In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and keeping fit.

Mrs Gibson

Name: Mrs Gibson

My Role in School:  Teaching assistant

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I like to see the children happy and watch them make progress.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I enjoy spending time with my husband and my two beautiful daughters. I also like socialising with friends.
Mrs Mcgregor

Name: Mrs McGregor

My Role in School: Teaching assistant

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I love coming into the school everyday seeing the children, working and smiling. It's such a happy atmosphere and environment to be in. The children thrive in Jesmond Gardens.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I love to go clothes shopping with my family and meals out. I have a west highland terrier called Tilly who loves to go out on the beach and enjoys walks in the park.
Mrs Lauderdale

Name: Mrs Lauderdale

My role in school: My current role in school is Key stage 2 Teaching Assistant

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I like seeing the children trying their best and making progress.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: In my spare time i enjoy spending time with my husband and two grown up sons.
I love music and going to live events. I also enjoy travelling in the summer holidays.

Mrs Hall

Name: Mrs Hall

My Role in School: Teaching Assistant

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I've been working in Nursery for a while and I Love working with our youngest children as you can see how much they develop and grow. I also love lots of cuddles from them.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: In my spare time I enjoy going on family says out. I also love spending time with my friends.

Mrs. Hildreth

Name: Mrs Hildreth

My Role in school: Teaching Assistant

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I Like helping children improve their education.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I love gardening in my spare time.

Mr. Hamilton

Name: Peter Hamilton

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I enjoy playing football with the children at lunch times and going on school trips.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I enjoy going to live music events and love watching my son perform with his band.

Mr. Hall 

Name:  Mr Hall

My role in school: Teaching Assistant

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School:   Helping the pupils to progress with their learning, whilst hopefully reaching and surpassing their potential along the way. It is a very worthwhile, important and essential job working within a school environment so If I can help and guide the students, in any way possible, and make a difference for the better to their education, then that is the greatest reward possible. 

What I enjoy doing in my spare time:  Outside of school, I'm a massive football fan; following both Hartlepool United and Everton FC. One of my other passions (some would say obsessive) is collecting rare and exclusive trainers  - particularly Nike Air Max. I also enjoy going to concerts and festivals as well as a trip to the cinema.

Miss Barker

Name:  Miss Barker

My role in school: Teaching Assistant

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School:  I like to see the children happy and watch the progress they make.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time:  I enjoy spending time with my family, swimming and walking my dog.

Miss Holroyd 

Name: Miss Jolroyd

My role in School: 2 Year old lead

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I like working with all the lovely staff and watching the children grow.

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I enjoy spending time with my gorgeous little boy and shopping. I love to shop!

 

 Mrs Barker

Name: Mrs Barker

My Role in School: Teaching assistant


Something i like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I like to see the children enjoying themselves at school and i'm always ready to have fun with them!


What I enjoy doing in my spare time:  I love spending time with my children and have a little dog, Matilda, which I like to take for a walk.

Miss Burton

Name: Miss Burton

My Role in School: Teaching assistant


Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I love that everybody is so friendly.


What I enjoy doing in my spare time: In my spare time, I like to spend time with my friends and listen to music.

Miss Dobbing

Name: Miss Dobbing

Role in school: Teaching Assistant

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens: I really like how friendly all the staff and pupils are and I love that I can wear my slippers to work!

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and going for walks with my little dog, Albie. I love to plan trips away and watch concerts and shows at the theatre.

 

Office Staff

Mrs. Beuster

Name: Mrs Beuster


My role in school: Business Manager .


Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: My role is varied and interesting – but I particularly enjoy working in an environment with children – it’s always a happy one.


What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I enjoy spending time with my family and attending various fitness.

Miss Train

Name: Beth Train

My role in School: Office Administrator

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: Working with all nice and friendly staff members 

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: Dancing

 

Support Staff

Mr. Hoggarth

Name: Mr Hoggarth

My role in school: Site Manager

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I love helping the children and making sure it is a safe environment for everyone.


What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I enjoy building hotrods and attending car shows.

Mr Brown

Name: Josh Brown

My role in school: IT Technician

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I like the calm atmosphere and Apple technology at Jesmond Gardens.


What I enjoy doing in my spare time: In my spare time i enjoy playing and watching football and going to gigs as often as possible.

 

 

Mrs Lupton

Name: Carly Lupton

My role in school: Parent Support Assistant (PSA)

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: The happy atmosphere around school 😊

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: Days out with my family & friends 👪

Mr Everett

Name: Carl Everett

My Role in school: Social Inclusion Officer (Attendance and safeguarding) 

Something I Like About Jesmond Gardens: All the children and staff are like one big family, and there are always lots of smiles from the children in school. 

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: Beach combing, making things out of metal, such as flowers and mushrooms, playing video games and watching movies at the cinema. 

 

Lunchtime Supervisors


Mrs. Darcy

Name: Mrs Darcy

My role in school: Lunchtime Supervisor

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: Working with my colleagues, the children and everyday is a different day and i love it.


What I enjoy doing in my spare time: In my spare time I like spending time with my family, grandchildren, walking and going shopping.

Mrs Charlton

Name: Mrs Charlton

My role in school: Breakfast club and lunchtime supervisor

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I like spending time with the children and like their positive attitude towards work.


What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I enjoy spending time with my family , especially my granddaughters. I also enjoy caravan holidays and knitting and reading. I am also an active member of Friends of Jesmond Gardens.


Mrs. Shears

Name: Mrs Shears

My role in school: Lunchtime supervisor

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: I have worked here for many years and have always found the children's welfare and happiness is a main priority.


What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I enjoy getting about outdoors, I enjoy geocoaching with my family and pet dog.

Mrs. Stoddart

 

Name: Mrs Stoddart

My role in school: Lunchtime supervisor

Something I like about Jesmond Gardens Primary School: The warm, friendly atmosphere and seeing the children everyday.


What I enjoy doing in my spare time: I enjoy swimming, walking the dogs and spending time with my family.