Riverside Primary Academy | Meet the Staff

Meet The Staff


Our staff are very happy to help with any questions or queries you may have about your child or the school.  Teaching staff are available for an informal chat most days before and after school (on the school yard).


If you would like to make an appointment to speak to a member of staff in more detail, please contact the school office  Tel: 0191 460 1918.


This is for the school year 2022/2023



Mrs Goodfellow


Deputy Headteacher

Miss Smith


Inclusion Manager

Mrs Sumner


Teaching Staff

Nursery – Mrs Sellers

Reception – Mrs Docherty & Miss Ord

Year 1 – Mrs Knott

Year 1/2 – Mrs Sumner & Mrs Ritchie

Year 2 – Miss Charlton

Year 3 – Mrs Wall

Year 3/4 – Miss Heron

Year 4 – Mrs Gordon & Mrs Blance

Year 5a – Miss Fleming

Year 5b – Miss Welsh

Year 6a – Mr Carter

Year 6b – Mrs Langley


HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Dixon


Teaching Assistants

Mrs Walker

Miss Armstrong

Mrs Hogg

Mrs Jones

Mrs De Souza

Mrs Lendrum

Mrs Hui

Mrs McLelland

Mrs Crawford

Mrs Cheng

Mrs Leech


Business Manager   

Mrs Rutherford


Administration Staff

Mr Smith

Miss Jopling


Lunchtime Supervisors

Mrs Leech

Miss Harrison

Mrs Jones

Mrs Dawson

Mrs Harvey

Mrs Rodriguez

Miss Lockey

Mrs Lendrum

Mrs Nagalramath


Breakfast Club Staff

Mrs Jobes

Mrs Dawson


PEAK Pioneers – After School Club Staff

Miss Sutherland

Miss Thompson



Mr Moore