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.

Miss Cowlishaw Acting Headteacher, Specialist Leader of Education, Head of Early Years, DSL, SLT

Mrs Wake Literacy Lead, MLT, KS2 Class Teacher, SENCO support & named SENCO contact Mon/Tues

Mrs McVeigh Maths Lead, KS2 Class Teacher

Miss Hargreaves Foundation Stage Teacher, Digital Learning Portfolio Lead, NQT Mentor

Miss Henshaw KS1 Class Teacher, MLT, Phonics Lead

Miss Durkin KS1 Class Teacher, NQT

Mr Hodgson KS1 Class Teacher, Computing & Digital Literacy Lead

Mr Precious KS2 Class Teacher, Science Lead

Mr Silcock KS2 Class Teacher, Humanities Lead

Mr Tattersall KS2 Class Teacher Supply

Mrs Walls FS & PPA Teacher Supply

Mr Cooper PPA Teacher Supply

Mr Wharton Outdoor Education Specialist Teacher, First Aider

Mrs Chen Mandarin Specialist Teacher 0.4

Miss Morris Family Support Advisor

Mrs Grantham Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), MLT, Working Days Wed-Fri

Miss Armitage Lead Teaching Assistant, SEND TA, First Aider

Miss Spyve EYFS Lead Teaching Assistant, Paediatric First Aider

Mr Bunniss Learning Mentor

Miss Townend Nurture Lead, First Aider

Mr Guy Behaviour Lead

Miss Saunders Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant

Mrs Blessed KS1 Teaching Assistant, Paediatric First Aider

Mrs Davidson KS1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs George KS2 Teaching Assistant, First Aider

Miss Peace KS2 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Trask KS2 Teaching Assistant

Miss Smith KS2 Teaching Assistant

Miss Gibson KS2 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Lowery KS2 Teaching Assistant

Mr Murray 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Mr Craigie Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant

Miss Baxter 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Live & Learn Sports Specialist Team

BMBC PADS Music Specialist Team

Miss Mosley Dance Specialist Teacher

Mrs West Business Manager

Mrs Anderson Business Administration Assistant

Miss Eastwood Receptionist & Secretary

Mrs Glazzard Head of Kitchen

Mrs Nevins Catering Assistant

Mrs Howson Catering Assistant

Mrs Addy Catering Assistant

Mrs Wilcock 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), Chris Taylor, Billy Fallon and Denis Hird.