Staff Team

Our staff team share the high hopes we have for our pupils, working closely with parents and carers to ensure all children enjoy their time in school whilst also achieving their full potential.  We are very proud of our staff. They are enthusiastic, friendly and caring.

Mrs Wilks  Interim Lead, Designated Safeguarding Lead, SLT

Miss Cowlishaw Assistant Headteacher, Specialist Leader of Education, Head of Early Years and Key Stage One, Foundation Stage Teacher, SLT

Mrs Meiner Interim Assistant Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead, NQT Mentor, SLT (Mon-Wed)

Mrs Butterworth Interim Assistant Headteacher, NQT Mentor, SLT (Thurs and Fri afternoons)

Mrs Wake Literacy Lead, KS2 Class Teacher

Mrs McVeigh Maths Lead, KS2 Class Teacher

Miss Hargreaves Foundation Stage Teacher, Creative Arts Lead

Miss Henshaw KS1 Class Teacher, Humanities Lead

Miss Durkin KS2 Class Teacher, NQT

Mr Hodgson KS1 Class Teacher, Computing & Digital Literacy Lead, Phonics Lead

Mr Precious KS2 Class Teacher, Science and D&T Lead

Miss Schofield Ks2 Class Teacher, NQT

Miss Bull YR/1 Class Teacher, PSHE & Citizenship and RE Lead

Mr Wharton Outdoor Education Specialist Teacher, First Aider

Miss Peace HLTA, PPA Cover across school

Mrs Wood Family Support Advisor, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Attendance Officer

Mrs Grantham Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Working Days Mon, Wed, Thurs

Miss Armitage Lead Teaching Assistant, Attendance Officer, Intervention Support, First Aider

Miss Spyve EYFS Lead Teaching Assistant, Paediatric First Aider (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Mr Bunniss Learning Mentor

Mr Steers Interim Behaviour Support

Miss Townend Nurture Lead (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Miss Saunders Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant

Mrs Lindley Interim YR/1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Blessed KS2 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Davidson KS1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs George Cover Supervisor, KS2 Teaching Assistant, First Aider, Unison and Health & Safety Rep

Mrs Trask 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Miss Smith KS2 Teaching Assistant

Miss Gibson KS2 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Lowery 1:1 Teaching Assistant and KS2 intervention support

Mr Murray Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant

Mrs Allingham Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant

Miss Thorpe 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Miss Turnbull 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Miss Baxter 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Miss Record 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Miss Hinman KS1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Unwin KS2 Teaching Assistant

Live & Learn Sports Specialist Team

Miss Mosley Dance Specialist Teacher (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Mrs Przybysz Polish Club Teacher

Mrs Kereisaite  Interim Business Manager

Miss Knight Business Administration Assistant

Miss Eastwood Receptionist & Secretary

Mrs Glazzard Head of Kitchen

Ms Heyes Catering Assistant

Mrs Howson Catering Assistant

Mrs Addy Catering Assistant

Mr Marshall Caretaker

Mrs Burton Cleaner

Mrs Hopcraft Cleaner

Mrs Chance Cleaner


Governors are volunteers who give their time and expertise to support the school.  They come from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds and support the school in making key decisions in areas such as school policies and staffing, whilst also meeting regularly with the Head teacher and other key people involved in the school.

Goldthorpe Primary School currently has an IEB (Interim Executive Board) of Governors in place.  This is made up of Sarah Creighton (Chair of IEB), Billy Fallon, Denis Hird and Dave Benbow