School Life

Mrs Ryan is Headteacher and Early Years co-ordinator, she teaches Class One each morning when their main focus is English and Maths within the Early Years Curriculum.  Mrs Ryan is also available for our Parent and Toddler session on a Thursday morning. 


Miss Plunkett and Miss Birdsall teach in Class 2.  Miss Plunkett is usually in school every Monday to Thursday morning and every afternoon.  She teaches English, Maths, History, Georgraphy, Spanish, ICT, Music and Art.  Miss Birdsall is usually in school every morning and Monday to Wednesday afternoons fulfilling different roles. She teaches English, Maths and Science and also works with some of our children for 1-1 intervention work. 


Mrs Ryan, Miss Plunkett and Miss Birdsall work together to share expertise and meet the needs of all our children, which is why you might find Miss Plunkett or Miss Birdsall in Class One or Mrs Ryan in Class Two! Our children also might work with any teacher or in either classroom, depending on the topic or subject being taught. 


Mrs Bone, Miss Rogerson and Miss Gair provide classroom support across the whole school, supporting all our pupils in different areas of their learning. Mrs Bone is usually based in our Early Years Class (Class 1) with Miss Gair.


Miss Plunkett and Miss Rogerson accompany our children when they go to either swimming or gymnastics/trampoline on a Thursday afternoon at Willowburn Sport and Leisure Centre in Alnwick. On a Wednesday afternoon our children are coached by specialists in football, rugby or tennis.


We have two specialist teachers who visit us during the week, Miss Jill Thomson teaches Dance and Drama to both classes on Friday mornings and will sometimes cover for teachers out of school.  Mrs Kate Thompson teaches 'Yoga Stories' to both classes on Friday mornings.


Mrs McCann is at the hub of all we do.  You will find her in the office in the mornings, so if you need to contact school, mornings are the best time!  


Mrs Wyld provides our delicious school lunches, look out for opportunities to join us and try one of our lovely meals. Mrs Woodbridge is our Lunchtime supervisor and general assistant supporting Mrs Wyld. 


Mr Davison is our cleaner in charge and can be seen around school in the mornings and in the evenings, and is also a lunchtime supervisory assistant so in school over lunchtime!


We enjoy taking part in a variety of activities and often have specialists from outside school to work alongside us. We also work closely with the schools in the Alnwick Partnership of Schools. Wooler First School and Glendale Middle School and the Cheviot Early Years Hub.