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 who she met in 1985. They have two children together, Connor and Jack.

  • Miss K Graham

    Nursery Leader

    Kelly Graham has been at St. Cuthbert’s since 2008. She first began working in the school as a volunteer which led to her gaining a position as a Teaching Assistant. She was an Early Years Teaching Assistant for 9 years across both Nursery and Reception. For the last 4 years she has worked full time and gained a BA (Honours) Degree in Early Years with The Open University and is now a full time Nursery Teacher.
    Both of Kelly’s Daughters attended St Cuthbert’s, with her oldest daughter now studying at Durham University and her youngest at Sacred Heart High School. Outside of the classroom, Kelly loves walks with her Chihuahua Rocco, going to the cinema and especially travelling when she gets the chance!

  • Mrs L. Marley

    Early Years Leader/Designated Safeguarding Leader/Reception Teacher

    Lucy Marley started her teaching career at St Cuthbert’s over twenty years ago. She has taught Early Years, KS1 and KS2 children and was a Leading Literacy Teacher within Newcastle LA before qualifying to be an Advanced Skills Teacher. In her Advanced Skills Teacher role, she spent a day each week supporting teachers in other schools. When having her three children, who are now 9, 12 and 14 years old, she taught part time at St Cuthbert’s. In her spare time, Mrs Marley enjoys playing netball and watching her children play their favourite sports too.

  • 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

    Lucy Clarke has worked at St Cuthbert’s as a Class Teacher and now she is the Deputy Headteacher. She previously studied at Northumbria University and gained a joint Honors Degree in Policy & Procedures and Early Years Education. She's had a range of jobs and life experiences which have included working as an insurance receptionist, a childminder, a road safety teacher, a literacy support teacher and a special needs teaching assistant all leading to working as a primary teacher. My husband is John and we have been married since the dawn of civilisation. We have 2 adult children Lily and Bex along with a duck called Archie and a pug named Teddy.

  • 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

    Sarah Dorning has been at St Cuthbert’s since 2018. She graduated from the University of Northumbria with a Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education in 2016 and then worked as a Supply Teacher across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 in a range of schools and settings across the North East of England for a year. After completing her NQT year in a primary school in Stockton, Miss Dorning joined St Cuthbert's in 2018. Miss Dorning lives in County Durham and enjoys exploring new places, reading and watching rugby.

  • Mrs Carolyn Ferguson

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

    Carolyn Ferguson has been at St Cuthbert’s since 2002. She graduated from the University of Sunderland with a Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education. St Cuthbert’s was her first teaching post as a newly qualified teacher and she was appointed Assistant Headteacher in 2015. Mrs Ferguson is also an SLE (Specialist Leader in Education) and was appointed to this role in 2019. She lives in Newcastle with her husband and 3 young children. Mrs Ferguson has a great interest in the local area and loves spending weekends and holidays exploring with her family.

  • 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

    Lindsey Roberts has been at St. Cuthbert’s since 2011. She was appointed Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator in 2016 and gained the National Award for SEND Coordinationin 2017. Before joining St. Cuthbert’s, she completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Northumbria University in 2010. Her first job in a school, after graduating from Newcastle University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours in Psychology), wasin Kenton School as a Learning Support Assistant and Moderate Learning Difficulties Coordinator. Mrs Roberts lives in Gateshead with her husband and son.

  • 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

    Anne Fisher has been working as a Teaching Assistant at St Cuthbert’s for over 20 years but prior to starting employment in the school, she did voluntary work as a parent helper in her own children’s classes for several years. Mrs Fisher has always loved learning anything to do with Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) and language-learning in general – ever since she was inspired in that direction by her excellent Year 5 teacher at primary school and later by various Modern Language teachers at secondary school. In 1977, Mrs Fisher came to Newcastle University to embark on a 4-year degree course in German which included a year living and working in Hamburg in Northern Germany – this was an amazing experience for Mrs Fisher and gave her so many opportunities to immerse herself in the language. After graduating in 1981, Mrs Fisher trained as a secondary school teacher and began working in Bedlingtonshire Community High School in Northumberland where she worked for 3 years. It was during this time that Mrs Fisher married her husband, Phil, whom she had met at university and they went on to have 4 children who are now all grown-up. As well as having a love for languages and travelling in Europe, Mrs Fisher is also a keen sports fan and enjoys watching and listening to live football, rugby, cricket and tennis matches at every opportunity.

  • Mrs Val Ferguson

    Teaching and Learning Assistant

    Val Ferguson has been in the position of Teaching and Learning Assistant at St Cuthbert's since September 2019. After raising her family, Mrs Ferguson worked for over 20 years for Newcastle City Council, in a variety of roles, with children and young people throughout the city. Mrs Ferguson has gained her Level 3 certificate in Playwork and Level 4 certificate in Children's Care, Learning and Development, along with other qualifications related to this work. In her spare time Mrs Ferguson enjoys spending time with her family.

  • 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

    Mrs Gail Gregson has been at St Cuthbert’s for twenty years. Before that she worked in advertising as a Research Data Analyst. She achieved Diplomas in Childhood Studies, Special Educational Needs and Physical Fitness. She then graduated with a Bachelor of Education (teaching and working within schools and the community) and also obtained a Higher Level Teaching Assistant status.

  • Miss S Hagan

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

    Sue Hagan has been working as a Teaching and Learning Assistant at St Cuthbert’s for over 12 years and is a qualified Teaching and Learning Assistant Level 3. Sue has many different jobs within school including the Year 1 TA and Special Needs TA - delivering interventions across KS1 and lower KS2. Sue also delivers the Year 6 Homework Club and helps to run the After School Club. Sue also owns St Cuthbert’s Playgroup and has an Early Years Level 4 qualification. Sue started her career working as a Children and Young Peoples' Officer for Newcastle City Council and lives at home with her fiancé, her German Shepherd and cats. She loves to spend time at her caravan sited on the Northumberland coast.

  • Ms D Broxup

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

  • Mrs D Renforth

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

  • Mrs M Slater

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

    Melanie Slater has been a Teaching Assistant at St Cuthbert’s since 2009.She has worked across all year groups in the school. Mrs Slater’s role currently consists of Special Educational Needs, Speech and Language and working as an Early Years Teaching Assistant. Mrs Slater studied her BA Degree with Honours in English Studies at Sunderland University. She has 3 children aged 14, 8 and 7 whom have all attended St Cuthbert’s 2 of which are still there. She loves spending time with her family and boxer dog Bentley.

  • Mrs S Ruddick

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

  • Miss L Britt

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

    Louise left Newcastle College in 2016 with a Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education and Care. She then went on to work as a Teaching and Learning Assistant in Year 2 at St Michael's Primary School. The following year, Louise worked at St Gabriel's Day Nursery as an Early Year's Educator in the Pre-School Class. Louise then went on to work with a supply agency, gaining valuable experience in a wide range of schools and nurseries across Newcastle. She started work with St Cuthbert's as a Teaching and Learning Assistant in January 2019.

  • Miss E Green

    Teaching & Learning Assistant

  • Mrs E Summerson

    Business Manager

    Liz Summerson has been at St Cuthbert’s since June 2016. She was the Administration Assistant until September 2018 when she was appointed as School Business Manager. Before joining St Cuthbert’s she worked as a Charity Administrator for Newcastle Toy Library based in Hadrian School. She started her career in finance working for Abbey National in London, where she obtained The Chartered Institute of Banking Certificate, working there for 12 years before having her first daughter, then relocating back to Newcastle.

  • Mrs T Stephenson

    Administrative Assistant

    Teresa Stephenson has worked at St Cuthbert’s in the school office since 2016. Previously she worked at West Denton Primary School from 2005-2016 but left when that role was upgraded to full time. A pleasure to return to St Cuthbert’s which was her own Infant and Junior School. For nearly 30 years she worked for AA Insurance, most of her working life has involved customer service, administration and managing people. She is married with two adult children Katie and Dominic.

  • Mrs S Ruane

    Premises Manager

    Susie Ruane is the Facility Supervisor. She has worked for Newcastle City Council for 20 years and she also works as a Lunchtime Supervisor at St Cuthbert’s. She lives in the bungalow on site. Previously she has worked at The Nunsmoor Centre and Montague Community Full Service School as a Facility Supervisor. She is married to George, they have a son Adam and a daughter Chantell. Before moving to Kenton she lived in Newbiggin Hall. When she left school she gained an NVQ Level 2 Certificate in working with animals and business studies.

  • 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