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Staff

Below, you will find information about our school staff team.

School Leadership Team

Mrs Trudie Southward
Headteacher

When she gets a spare moment she likes nothing more than reading books on her Kindle. She loves books by Mo Hayder, Lee Child and Liane Moriarty, and her favourite book is 'Me Before You', by JoJo Moyes. Her other hobby is spending time with her family. She enjoys watching them play football and rugby on a weekend, taking walks round Pugneys or Hemsworth Waterpark, and going to the cinema!

Mr Michael Berry
Deputy Headteacher

I joined the school as Deputy Headteacher in 2014 and thoroughly enjoy working with the children of Normanton Juniors. I am an Everton fan and love playing football, as well as the occasional round of golf. I also love writing, trying to use the power of language to amuse and entertain. Numbers have always interested me, leading to an office full of graphs and tables. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially going to the beach and playing Pokémon Go.

Mrs Alison Waddington
School Business Manager

When not working, she loves spending time with her family. A good weekend normally consists of a nice long walk with the dog and visiting her favourite Indian restaurant. She likes to watch rugby league on the television and often gets talked into watching the football too! 

Miss Kathryn Parkin
Lead Practioner

When not working, Miss Parkin loves nothing more than spending time with friends enjoying nice meals; a good cinema visit to see the lastest new releases; and attending live music events by artists such as: Take That, Ed Sheeran and Adele, somewhere around the country.   She enjoys sport and exercise and plays C for her netball team in matches each week. Miss Parkin is very passionate about holidays and visiting other countries (the hotter the better!)  with the best experience having been taking a year out of work to travel round the world staying to travel, live and work as a teacher in Australia for 10 months. She would love to go back to visit again soon!

Pastoral Support Team

Mrs Cathryn Reynolds-Browne
Pastoral Support Manager

When not at school she loves to spend the weekends relaxing with her family. When she's not walking in the Dales or shopping she can be found at Turf Moor supporting her favourite football team Burnley, although her favourite sport to watch is Rugby Union.

Mrs Amy Holmes-Edwards
SENDCo

When not at school, she loves spending time with her family including her little boy who loves playing outside. In her spare time she enjoys shopping and can be found watching her favourite rugby team Featherstone Rovers. Her favourite colour is pink and she will buy anything pink and sparkly.

Mrs Mandy Williams
Learning Mentor

Teaching Team

Mrs Helena Eckles
Year 3 Teacher & Curriculum Leader

I enjoy spending time with my family and two boys, camping and having fun days out. I have a cat called Kylo who loves hunting and pouncing in the woods near where I live. I love watching films, going to the theatre and sampling different restaurants on special occasions. When I get chance, I enjoy catching up with my friends and always have an eye out for a bargain.

Mrs Penny Bowes
Year 3 Teacher

When not working, she loves to spend time with her family, especially her two grandsons. Her other passion is to read books and her favourite books are the ones about the wizard Harry Potter! She also likes to spend time at the shopping centre browsing for new clothes and shoes.

Mrs Rachel Tait
Year 3 Teacher

When not looking after her own mini 'zoo' (dogs, cats, guinea pigs, geckos, bearded dragons and fish) she can be found supporting her favourite rugby team Castleford Tigers with her family. She is passionate about art, enjoys visiting family, eating out and reads whenever she has the time. 

 

Mr Oliver Boylan
Year 4 Teacher

His favourite subjects are history, science and geography. He loves the outdoors and any outdoor activities, often spending holidays in the mountains of the Lake District, or hiking across the moors; when it comes to the outdoor activities, you name it and Mr Boylan has probably done it! When he isn't out exploring mountains and moorland, Mr Boylan can often be found exploring museums and castles instead!

Mr Shaun Greatorex
Year 4 Teacher

 

When he isn't working, Mr Greatorex is usually playing one sport or another. He is a big fan of football and rugby, but plays water polo as his main sport and was lucky enough to represent Great Britain in the past. Mr Greatorex also has a passion for travelling, and had lived in Australia for two years before moving back to the UK and studying to become a teacher.

Mrs Jenna Houghton
Year 4 Teacher

Mrs Houghton loves to relax: walking the dog, doing yoga or curling up with a good book. When she is not doing any of these things she can usually be founding eating in her favourite restaurants or watching a good film at the cinema with her husband!

Mr Adam Potter
Year 5 Teacher

 

 
I have been a teacher in Portsmouth since 2015 and have recently moved up to Yorkshire from the South Coast. I love exploring my new city and the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, but do miss my family dog and being so close to my favourite place, the sea! I love to cook, especially for my friends and family. My favourite subject is Geography and I have a long list of places, both hot and cold, that I would like to visit. 
Mrs Gemma Stephenson
Year 5 Teacher

Mrs Stephenson loves to spend time with her husband and her young son, enjoying days out and visiting family, who live both near and far. If she does ever get a minute to relax, she likes reading a good book or enjoying the latest box-set on television!

Miss Kathryn Parkin
Year 5 Teacher

When not working, Miss Parkin loves nothing more than spending time with friends enjoying nice meals; a good cinema visit to see the lastest new releases; and attending live music events by artists such as: Take That, Ed Sheeran and Adele, somewhere around the country.   She enjoys sport and exercise and plays C for her netball team in matches each week. Miss Parkin is very passionate about holidays and visiting other countries (the hotter the better!)  with the best experience having been taking a year out of work to travel round the world staying to travel, live and work as a teacher in Australia for 10 months. She would love to go back to visit again soon!

Mrs Tracy Carthy
Year 5 Teacher

Mrs Carthy loves to run and is always on the lookout for a half marathon that she can train for and take part in. When she is not busy training, she loves to spend family time with her husband and 2 children, enjoying days out and especially having trips to the seaside!

Mr Nick Young
Year 6 Teacher

When not in work, Mr Young loves nothing more than being in the Yorkshire Dales. So far this year, he has hiked up Snowden (the highest mountain in Wales), Scar Fell Pike (the highest mountain in England) and conquered the "Yorkshire Three Peaks" - he even has the blisters to prove it!

MISS Megan Wright
Year 6 Teacher

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Miss Hannah Lynskey
French Specialist & Year 3 Support

In her spare time she loves to go shopping and spending time with friends and family. She also plays the violin and loves to go travelling to hot and sunny destinations! She can often be found in Meadowhall or in a nice restaurant!

Mr Iain Clarke
Music Specialist & Year 6 Support

He loves the performing arts and loves acting in plays and playing a variety of instruments in bands-particularly on drums, which are his true passion. He also loves having fun with his family, reading when he gets the time and walking with his two dogs. His favourite subject is IT, but he loves teaching just about every subject on the curriculum.

Support Staff

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Mrs S Hague

Mrs L Rollin

Mrs E.Passmoore

Teaching Assistants

Mrs D Wood (Lead TA)

Mrs E Fisher

Mrs B Szymendera

Mrs N Winn

Mrs S Harrop

Mrs B Johnson

Mrs A Reed

Mrs S Statham

Mrs E Cheale

Miss A Tait

School Office Staff

Mrs S Booth

Lunchtime Supervisors

Mrs S Clarke (Senior Supervisor)

Miss V Daniel

Mrs R Jowett

Mrs R Thompson

Mrs A Thandi

Mrs L Teasdale-Smith

Mrs L Goldthorpe

Breakfast Club

Mrs R Jowett

Mrs Y Fowler

Mrs N Winn

Cool Kidz After school Club

Mrs S Harrop (Manager)

Mrs Y Fowler (Manager)

Mrs L Teasdale-Smith (Manager)

Ms J Grinsall

Mrs E Fisher

Miss Palmer

Cleaning Team

Mr Michael Shaughnessy
Caretaker

Cleaning Staff

Mrs D Cooper

Mrs Y Crossland

Ms P Halliday

Mrs R Jowett

Mrs S Knowles

Mrs L Goldthorpe