We have a dedicated and talented staff
They work extremely hard for the children.
The Leadership Team includes:
Mr Howe - Headteacher (acting)
Mr Smith - Assistant Headteacher (acting)/ Leader of Maths and School Data Manager / Y6 Teacher
Mrs Wilson- Assistant Head Teacher (acting) / Manager of the Foundation Stage Unit and Yr 1
Mrs L. Smith-Designated Lead for Child Protection/Manager of the Tea and Breakfast Club.
Come and meet our teachers
Mr. J. Howe
After graduating from the University of York St John with a degree in history, my career took me into writing where I was to forge a successful and award-winning career in journalism. Across the North East, I worked for all the major regional newspapers from The Journal to The Evening Chronicle, rising to the position of News Editor. At the same time, volunteering in various schools in Sunderland allowed me to experience the world of teaching and this prompted me to change careers, starting with the Graduate Teacher Programme direct route into Highfield Community Primary School in Sunderland. After graduating from the University of Sunderland, I started my NQT year at St Paul's CE Primary in Ryhope. While there I eventually became part of the senior leadership team, literacy, PE co-ordinator and KS2 leader. At the same time, I developed a role as a writing moderator for the local authority. In September 2014, I joined Seaburn Dene Primary as deputy head teacher. Outside of school, I coach rugby in Sunderland, have two primary age children and still enjoy writing - whenever possible.
Assistant Head Teacher (acting) / Leader of Maths and School Data Manager / Y6 Teacher
Mr. G.L. Smith
Assistant Head Teacher (acting) / Manager of the Early Years Department -School Leadership Team
Mrs D. Wilson
Science Co-ordinator for the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1
Responsible for the welfare and progress of Looked After Children
Designated Officer For Child Protection And Safeguarding
Mrs L. Smith-Higher Level Teaching Assistant and a member of the school's Leadership Team
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator
Year 2 Teacher
Mrs J. Cruddas
Foundation Stage Staff
Mrs. L. Taylor
Co-ordinator of the school's Sex and Relationship Education and Personal, Health and Social Education programmes
Mrs M. Brown
Mrs V G Tough is the Year 1 teacher and Design Technology co-ordinator. Also responsible for children entitled to Pupil Premium
Miss G. Bliss classteacher, co-ordinator of ICT and deputy SENDCO.
Year 4 Teacher
Mr. James Ashton-Classteacher responsible for P.E and advises on maths in Key Stage 1.
Year 5 Teacher
Mrs A. Houston classteacher and science co-ordinator at Key Stage 2 and leader of the Gifted, Able and Talented programme
Mrs L. Halliday-School Business Manager
Mrs Sheena Baker-School Systems Manager (including admissions)
Miss Jen Bell - Administration Assistant
Mrs E. Berston
Mrs L. Gibbins
Miss Rona Doherty-teaching assistant apprentice
Miss Shannon Henderson-teaching assistant apprentice