Staffing for September 2016

19 June 2016

This post is to inform you of staffing changes for the next academic year. Our staffing restructure is now complete. The organisation of classes for September is outlined in the table below.


Sadly, we have some members of staff to say goodbye to at the end of this academic year. Miss Bailie and Mrs Short, who were working with us on a temporary basis, are both off to pastures new in Durham and Gateshead respectively. Mrs Maugham and Mr Smith will also be leaving us after many years of service at Kells Lane. I would like to thank them all for their commitment to the school and wish them every success for the future.


We are keen to prepare the children as much as possible for a smooth start to the new academic year in September. In preparation for this, I would like to invite you to our Transition morning on Saturday 25th June from 10am to 12pm. This is an opportunity to find out about our new topics and meet your child’s new teacher in readiness for September.


Please see below for details of classes for our Transition event on Saturday 25th June 10am – 12pm and September 2016

Early Year Foundation Stage Senior Leader

Mrs R Swinbank (Phase Leader)

Class Teacher/s Class Name
Reception class Mrs R Swinbank Cedar class
Reception class Mrs C Craig

Mrs P Millar

Holly class
Key Stage 1 Senior Leaders

Mrs D Jameson (Phase Leader)

Miss H Blackwell (Phase Leader)

Mrs S Lee (SENCO)

Class Teacher/s Class Name
Year 1 Miss R Bustard Oak class
Year 1 Miss H Blackwell

Mrs D Jameson

Pine class
Year 2 Mrs S Lee Juniper class
Year 2 Mrs M Thompson Poplar class
Key Stage 2 Senior Leaders

Miss P Nagle (Deputy Headteacher)

Mrs M Anderson- Harrison (Year 5/6 Phase Leader)

Mrs L King (Y3/4 Phase Leader)

Miss M Wilson (English Leader)

Class Teacher/s Class Name
Year 3 Mrs L King Willow class
Year 3 Mrs C Giblin

Mrs R Warwick

Maple class
Year 4 Mr L Colligan Rowan class
Year 4 Mr A McIntosh Beech class
Year 5 Miss P Nagle Spruce class
Year 5 Miss G Anderson Larch class
Year 6 Mrs M Anderson-Harrison Elm class
Year 6 Miss M Wilson Fir class