St Mary's Staff
Welcome to our St Mary's 'Who's Who?' page, where you can meet our teaching and support staff.
My name is Mrs Mills and I have been the headteacher here at St Mary's since September 2020. I have been teaching since 1995, working in the UK and abroad. I love teaching Maths and Grammar, and I try to pop in to all the classes each day to see everyone working hard in school. I am married with three children and as a family we enjoy exploring new places and travelling, going for lots of walks and watching athletics tournaments.
I am Mrs Rawlinson, the School Business Manager at St Mary's. I look after the school finances, manage the personnel and premises functions,and oversee the school office. I love travelling the world with my husband and I am on the management team of a charity, the Bethany Family, which runs an orphanage and school in Tanzania. My husband and I volunteer at the orphanage during the summer holidays.
My name is Miss Entwistle and I am the Administration Officer at St Mary's. I love this primary school so much - I've probably spent most of my life here! I have been working here for 11 years, 3 years as the admin officer and I was a teaching assistant in multiple classes before that. I also came to school here when I was a little girl. In my spare time, I like to go swimming.
I am Mr Hampson, our site manager, and I work hard to make sure school is clean and safe to open every day.
Our EYFS staff:
My name is Mrs Burridge and I am the nursery teacher here, working at St Mary's for such a long time that I am now working with second generation children. It is lovely being a part of these families for so long. I have been married for 37 years and have two children and five grandchildren. I enjoy walking and spending time with friends. Nothing can beat family time and there is nothing I love more than all my family being under one roof (or in one garden) sharing love, laughter and happy days.
My name is Mrs Plant and I am the teaching assistant in nursery. My favourite place in school is the outdoors, it's great to help children engage with their learning! I love to see their interaction with the natural environment, both in role-play and in art. I enjoy using song and dance with the children as well as playing silly games to help them develop their vocabulary. I am the Thrive practitioner for EYFS.
Away from school , I like going for walks and exploring the canals. At home I love to cook and try new dishes as well as spending time in my garden.
I am Miss Duffy, the Reception class teacher and our Early Years lead. I love working with children, watching them grow and develop. I especially enjoy art and love to see what the children create in class.
I am Mrs Rowley and I am the teaching assistant in Reception class this year. My favourite subject is maths. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family.
My name is Miss Berry and I am the Assistant Head, KS1 leader and SENCO here at St Mary's. I am also in charge of the Pastoral Team, making sure that we all look after the emotional and physical welfare of our children. I also teach sometimes so the children see me a lot each day! When I am not working you might see me walking in the countryside or swimming at my local baths and I love to spend time with my friends and family.
I am Miss Mills and I am teaching Y1 this year. I am subject leader for history and PSHE and I am the mental health lead. I am looking forward to sharing the voices of the children. When I am not at school, I am mum to my gorgeous little boy. We enjoy going for walks and playing board games.
I am Mrs Renzulli and I work in the Y1 class as their teaching assistant. I am also a Sports Coach in school for some of our afternoons. Outside of school I teach gymnastics and trampolining. In my spare time I love shopping with my children.
Hello, I am Miss Kay and I am the Y2 teacher. I am the English leader and I love teaching literacy to Y2. At the weekends, I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
My name is Mrs Middleton and I am the Y2 teaching assistant this year. I love to be outside for learning. I like to go exploring with the children, looking for mininbeasts. Outside of school I enjoy walking and bike riding with my family.
My name is Mrs Townsend and I am teaching Y3 part time this year. I really enjoy playing netball for a local team and I am passionate about travelling. I love being outdoors with my family.
My name is Ms Anderson and this year I am teaching Y3 twice a week, as well as providing cover and interventions for Y4 and Y6 at St Mary's. My favourite subject to teach is Maths. I have three children and I love playing the guitar, singing and spending time with my family. I enjoy going on camping holidays and spending time at the beach with my 4 dogs!
I am Miss Good, one of the Y3 teaching assistants, and I enjoy being part of the team at St Mary's.
I am Miss Raby and I am the teaching assistant in Y3. My favourite subjects are maths and PSHE. I have two daughters and as a family we love spending time at our caravan in Morecambe, going to the cinema and swimming. I run the Rainbows Group in school with Miss James.
My name is Miss McLaughlin and I am one of the Assistant Heads at St Mary's and our Y4 teacher. I am really excited to join the family here and to help the children grow and flourish. I love spending time with my family and friends outside of school and my dog, Rosie. I am also a big football fan and love watching and going to matches.
I am Mrs Marshall, the teaching assistant in Y4, and I also run the Breakfast and After School clubs. I love reading with the children and watching their imaginations grow. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family.
Mrs Fullerty is our new Y5 teacher and she enjoys arts and crafts. She is excited about working with us at St Mary's.
My name is Miss James and I am the teaching assistant in Y5 this year and the nurture group leader. I also run Rainbows with Miss Raby. My favourite subject is science, especially taking part in experiments and watching the children's faces light up when they discover something new and exciting. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and going on long walks with our two dogs.
Hello! I am Mrs Haworth and I am the Y6 teacher here at St Mary's. As many people know, I have a passion for science and enjoy leading this subject, as well as computing. I always think that family time is important, so I spend lots of time with my husband and stepdaughters at home. I also love to read during my spare time and have managed to read almost 40 books this year! Being part of the St Mary's school community is special and I am excited for the year ahead.
I am Mrs Barnes, the teaching assistant for Y6, as well as the lead Thrive practitioner in school. This year I hope to share many exciting opportunities and experiences with Y6 as I support them with their learning and transition onto high school. I also help to run the GIFT team. At home I spend a lot of time with my family, enjoying exploring the countryside and exercising my two dogs. I have a passion for reading and my favourite author is Suzanne Collins, who wrote 'The Hunger Games'. My passion for reading was sparked at primary school by the author Enid Blyton and her books about the 'Secret Seven' and 'The Famous Five'.
Staff who support our school
I am Miss Cunningham and I am the Family Support Worker here at St Mary's. I am enjoying getting to know all the families and my job involves supporting attendance, nurture time and meeting with parents and carers
Mrs Knights is the support worker for Breakfast Club, lunchtimes, swimming and After School club. She likes travelling, going out for meals, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
I am Miss Devlin and I am a lunchtime support worker, as well as helping out in the KS1 classes and when the children go swimming.
My name is Mrs Donnelly and I am one of the cleaning support staff, making sure everywhere looks nice, clean and tidy every day.
Mrs O'Connor also helps us to keep our school clean during the week.