Riverside Primary | 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

Nursery – Mrs J Sumner, Mrs V Blance

Reception A – Miss D Scott

Reception B – Miss A Kinghorn

Year 1 – Miss R Bradley

Year 1/2 – Mrs J Sellers

Year 2 – Mrs C Ritchie and Miss J Heron

Year 3a – Mrs N Docherty

Year 3b – Miss L Foster

Year 4 – Miss K Fleming

Year 5 – Miss G Welsh

Year 6 – Mrs S Langley

PPA Teacher – Mr J Brown


Teaching Assistants

Nursery – Mrs N Walker and Miss H Armstrong

Reception – Mrs L Hui, Mrs S Burn & Mrs G Atkinson (Mrs McLelland – Maternity Cover)

Year 1 – Mrs L Hogg

Year 1/2 – Mrs D Lendrum

Year 2 – Mrs A Cracknell

Year 3 – Mrs K Marshall

Year 4 – Mrs A Dixon

Year 5 – Mrs W Judge

Year 6 – Mrs L Crawford

Sports Clubs – Mr D Melrose


HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Mrs K Marshall

Mrs A Dixon


Business Manager   

Mrs G Rutherford


Administration Staff

Mrs R Errington

Mr S Smith


Lunchtime Supervisors

Mrs K Leech

Mrs S Jobes

Mrs L Gray

Miss E Harrison

Miss H Armstrong

Mrs G Atkinson (Mrs McLelland – Maternity Cover)

Mrs K Dawson


Wrap Around Care Supervision

Mrs H Armstrong

Mrs K Leech

Mrs J Carrick

Mrs S Jobes



Mr P Wears

Ms T Thompson