Staff

  • Mrs Anne Bullerwell

    Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Leader/Teaching and Learning Leader and English Leader

    Anne Bullerwell has been at St Cuthbert's since 2005. She was Deputy Headteacher until 2013 and then was appointed Headteacher in 2013. Before joining St Cuthbert's, she worked as an Assessment and Literacy Consultant for Newcastle Local Authority. Her first teaching post, after graduating from Bretton Hall (University of Leeds) with a Bachelor of Education (Honours in English), was in Wombwell Oakfield Junior School which she began in 1996. After two years teaching there, Mrs Bullerwell was appointed as an Advanced Skills Teacher and in 2002, she completed her National Professional Qualification for Headship. Mrs Bullerwell lives in Consett and is married to David Bullerwell who she met in 1985. They have two children together, Connor and Jack.

  • Miss K Graham

    Nursery Leader

  • Mrs L. Marley

    Early Years Leader/Designated Safeguarding Leader/Reception Teacher

  • Mrs A. Haighton

    Y1 Teacher/Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Leader/Relationships and Sex Education Leader/Mental Health First Aid leader

    Anna Haighton has been at St Cuthbert's since 2014. She first began working in a school after completing a BSc Hons in Psychology from Newcastle University, after which she spent a year as a Teaching Assistant in Cardinal Hulme Secondary School in Gateshead, working with children with special educational needs. Anna always knew that her vocation lay in teaching and she decided to pursue a career in Primary Education. She completed a PGCE, again at Newcastle University in 2005. Her first teaching role was in Swalwell Primary in Gateshead in a Year 4 class, then the year after she moved to St Mary’s in Whickham where she taught in Year 2, Year 1 and then part time after the birth of her son, Ben, in Reception Class. Her daughter, Alice started at St Cuthbert’s in 2013 and just one year later, Anna started in her post in Nursery. She later moved into Reception Class and now teaches in Year 1. Anna leads on PSHE, and Mental Health and Well-being is a major part of her role. She lives in Kenton and is married to Paul Haighton who she met in 2006. Their two children, Alice and Ben, both attend St Cuthbert’s.

  • Mrs Lucy Clarke

    Deputy Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Leader/Year 2 Teacher/Early Help Leader/Art and Design/Design Technology/Music Leader

  • Mr A. Bright

    Year 3 Teacher/Primary French Leader/Mental Health First Aid Leader

    Alasdair Bright joined the team at St. Cuthbert’s in 2012 and has since taught across Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2. Originally from Leeds, Mr Bright relocatedto the North East in 2006 in order to study Physical Geography at Newcastle University. Upon completing his degree, he began working in a variety of different roles in primary schools throughout Newcastle, combining this with a long-standing role as a supportworker for adults with severe learning difficulties. In 2011 he undertook a PGCE at Northumbria University and has taught in primary schools ever since. Alongside teaching, Mr Bright is a keen follower of Rugby League and Football, having ‘retired’ after 20years playing the former in 2018, he has a voluntary role with the West End Refugee Service and loves getting out and about in the North-East and beyond. Alasdair met his wife, Daniela, in 2010 and they live together in the Fenham area of the city with theirtwo cats, Leroy and Dev Alahan.

  • Miss S Dorning

    Year 4 Teacher/Computing Leader

  • Mrs Carolyn Ferguson

    Assistant Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Leader/Year 5 Teacher/E-safety Leader/Maths/History/Geography Leader

  • Mr Q Dodds

    Year 6 Teacher/Religious Education/Physical Education and Sports Leader

    Quenten Dodds has been a member of staff at St Cuthbert's since 2015. He started his teaching career later than most. Prior to retraining on a PGCE course to become a primary school teacher, Mr Dodds worked in sport from development to management, coaching to personal training. He graduated from Northumbria University in 1998 with a BSc Sport Management degree. Whilst studying, he worked in retail and had a variety of roles in high street shops. After completing his studies, Mr Dodds travelled to Illinois to coach soccer to children underneath the umbrella of Chicago Fire and the MLS. During his career, Mr Dodds has worked with and for both Middlesbrough FC and Sunderland AFC. He has participated in and still enjoys most sports especially horse racing, football and athletics. Mr Dodds was married in 2012 (Olympic Games in London year) and has two children.

  • Mrs L. Roberts

    Special Educational Needs and Disability/Inclusion Leader

  • Mrs J Hacking

    Teacher/Science Leader

    Jenny Hacking has been a teacher at St Cuthbert’s since 2003. Before joining St Cuthbert’s, she studied for four years at Liverpool John Moore’s University and graduated with a Bachelor of Education. Mrs Hacking lives in Wallsend with her husband Paul who she met at university in Liverpool. They have two boys together, Jack and Leo. In her spare time, Mrs Hacking can usually be found cheering her sons on at a football match and enjoying walks along the beautiful Northumberland coastline.

  • Mrs K Reid

    Special Educational Needs and Disability Support and Data Leader

  • Mrs S Ramplin

    Senior Teaching & Learning Assistant/KS2 Teaching Assistant Leader/Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Leader/Student Council

    Suzanne Ramplin is an HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) and has worked at St Cuthbert’s for twenty six years. She began her career in education in 1981 after qualifying as a Nursery Nurse and started her first job in a primary school in Gateshead. After leaving work to have her first child she later returned to work at Jesmond Library, one of her favourite roles being ‘Storytime’ encouraging and sharing her own love of reading. Mrs Ramplin also worked for Sure Start, supporting young families and children in the East End of Newcastle. During this time a vacancy at St Cuthbert’s became available and this was her return, back into schools. In 1996, she had her second daughter and after a short break returned back to St Cuthbert's where she has continued her St Cuthbert's journey. Outside of school Mrs Ramplin loves cycling, now more for pleasure rather than taking part in events like the London Ride (100 miles) and being very lucky to live by the seaside, she enjoys walks on the beach and paddling in the sea with her two grandsons.

  • Mrs A Fisher

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

  • Mrs Val Ferguson

    Teaching and Learning Assistant

  • Miss L Thomson

    Teaching and Learning Assistant

  • Mrs I McBride

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

  • Mrs G Gregson

    Senior Teaching & Learning Assistant/KS1 Teaching Assistant Leader/Phonics/First Aid Leader

  • Miss S Hagan

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

  • Ms D Broxup

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

  • Mrs D Renforth

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

  • Mrs M Slater

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

  • Mrs S Ruddick

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

  • Miss L Britt

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

  • Miss E Green

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

  • Mrs E Summerson

    Business Manager

  • Mrs T Stephenson

    Administrative Assistant

  • Mrs S Ruane

    Premises Manager

  • Mrs J Higgins

    Administrative Assistant

    Jen Higgins joined St Cuthbert’s as Administrative Assistant in July 2018. She has previously worked as an Employment Development Officer at Newcastle College and Specialty Programme Coordinator for NHS. She has a BA (hons) Fashion degree from The University of Huddersfield and an NVQ level 3 in Advice and Guidance from Newcastle College. Mrs Higgins has three children, Layla, Oliver and Heidi, and has been married to James since 2011.

  • Mrs J Waggott

    Cook in Charge