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 2021/2022



Mrs Goodfellow


Deputy Headteacher

Miss Smith


Inclusion Manager

Mrs Sumner


Teaching Staff

Early Years – Mrs Sellers & Mrs Docherty

Year 1 – Mrs McCormack

Year 1/2 – Mrs Sumner & Mrs Ritchie

Year 2 – Miss Charlton (Maternity Cover for Mrs Knott)

Year 3 – Mrs Wall

Year 3/4 – Miss Heron

Year 4 – Mrs Gordon & Mrs Blance

Year 5a – Mrs Langley

Year 5b – Miss Welsh

Year 6 – Mr Carter


Teaching Assistants

Mrs Walker

Miss Armstrong

Mrs Hui

Mrs McLelland

Mrs Hogg

Mrs Lendrum

Mrs Jones

Mrs Judge

Mrs Crawford

Mrs Cheng


HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Dixon


Business Manager   

Mrs Rutherford


Administration Staff

Mr Smith

Miss Jopling


Lunchtime Supervisors

Mrs Leech

Mrs Gray

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

Miss Holloway



Mr Moore