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.



Mrs J M Goodfellow


Deputy Headteacher

Miss L Smith


Inclusion Manager

Mrs J Sumner


Teaching Staff

Early Years – Mrs J Sellers & Mrs N Docherty

Year 1 – Miss R Bradley

Year 1/2 – Miss H Tulip (Maternity Cover for Mrs L Wall)

Year 2 – Mrs C Ritchie & Mrs J Sumner

Year 3a – Miss J Heron

Year 3b – Miss E Newby (Maternity Cover for Miss G Welsh)

Year 4 – Mrs J Gordon & Mrs V Blance

Year 5 – Mrs S Langley

Year 6 – Miss K Fleming


Teaching Assistants

Mrs N Walker

Miss H Armstrong

Mrs L Hui

Mrs C Mclelland

Mrs L Hogg

Mrs D Lendrum

Mrs A Jones

Mrs W Judge

Mrs L Crawford

Mrs M Cheng


HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Mrs K Marshall

Mrs A Dixon


Business Manager   

Mrs G Rutherford


Administration Staff

Mr S Smith

Miss M Jopling (temp)


Lunchtime Supervisors

Mrs K Leech

Mrs L Gray

Miss E Harrison

Miss H Armstrong

Mrs K Dawson

Mrs M Cheng

Mrs K Harvey

Mrs J Vo

Mrs A Rodriguez


Wrap Around Care Supervision

Miss H Armstrong

Mrs K Leech

Mrs S Jobes

Mrs K Dawson



Mr P Wears

Ms T Thompson