We are all teachers, leaders and learners in our school.
Hello, I’m Mrs Gowland and it is my absolute pleasure to be Head Teacher of this fantastic school. Before I was a teacher I was an ice skating instructor – so one of my favourite times is taking the Y6 children to Whitley Bay Ice Rink for their end of year treat. I am so proud when I watch our children grow and develop; it just seems to happen too quickly!
Hi, I’m Mrs Bentham and I have the honour to be Deputy Head Teacher at our super school. I love playing the cornet in a brass band and have enjoyed performing in lots of interesting places across the country, my favourite being the Royal Albert Hall.
I am part of the Senior Leadership Team, as well as teaching in Year 5 and Reception, I also lead Early Years. I love walking my dog Penny, and spending time with my little boy, out in the countryside. I also enjoy watching films and reading, my favourite author is Roald Dahl
Hello, my name is Miss Hutton. I’m pastoral lead at Cestria and I am based in the main school office. In my spare time I enjoy watching my children play football, going to the cinema and catching up with friends.
Hello my name is Mrs Smith and I work in the main office, I have worked here since 2008. I love my job and enjoy watching the children starting school in Reception, then cry every year when they are all grown up and leave us in year 6. When I am not at work I enjoy watching football and spending time with my family.
Hello my name is Mrs Gibson. I started working at Cestria as a Dinner Lady when my daughter was in Reception. Now I work within the School Office and I look forward to greeting the children into school on a morning which I love. My hobbies include reading, cooking (and eating), knitting and visiting places.
Hello I am Miss Behenna. I have been a teacher at Cestria for quite a long time now. I have a great passion for observing wildlife in their natural habitat and I enjoy bringing my sense of adventure to my classroom to ensure the children are actively involved in the learning journey. My favourite children’s author is Roger Hargreaves who wrote the Mr Men series. One or two may be found in my room !
I have a real passion for developing learning experiences for all children. Also as a governor I enjoy having the opportunity to further promote the ethos and values of the school throughout the wider community.
I’m Mrs Francis. I’ve joined the team of Lunchtime Supervisors at Cestria Primary School after working as a qualified Nursery Nurse Practioner and Afterschool Assistant for many years. I really enjoy encouraging all children to have fun and help them to achieve their goals. I like going away in my caravan and on holidays with my family and I have a passion for anything to do with cats.
Hi my name is Mrs Johnson. I’m passionate about supporting all children and helping them succeed. I’m currently based in Key Stage 1. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and camping in the Lake District.
Hi I’m Mrs Ashford and have recently started working at Cestria as a Lunchtime Supervisor. I’m previously from a finance background but have plenty experience working with children, having four grown up children of my own. I am really enjoying this new role. In my spare time you can see me around a football field supporting my youngest son and walking my little Scottie dog Rosie.
Hello I’m Mrs Bowery and I’m the Year 4 Apollo class teacher. I like my classroom to be a fun and friendly place where children can learn and grow. I am a passionate Sunderland fan and love going to the games! In my spare time I like to travel and explore with my family.
Hello, I'm Miss Rogers! I'm truly passionate about working with children and I am committed to helping every child thrive and flourish in our school. I'm also an avid traveller, exploring new places and soaking up diverse cultures and ways of life is my absolute favourite thing to do.
Mrs McGee. I have been teaching at Cestria since 1997. I have taught every year group. I am the person who is predominately responsible for the assessment and teaching of Maths in year 6. Cestria was my primary school many years ago and olive green walls were the main characteristic that I can remember. Fortunately that is not the case today as I work in bright and attractive surroundings.
My name is Mr Walker. I moved up to County Durham from Yorkshire and joined Cestria in 2013. I love interacting with the children and always try to make school fun as well as educational. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family as well as any type of physical activity such as going to the gym or going for a swim.
I work with the children in KS2 which I thoroughly enjoy. When I am not at work I like reading, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.
Hi my name is Miss Robson. I have worked at Cestria since 2010. I love teaching as no two days are the same and every day offers new opportunities to inspire young children. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two children and running.
Hi I'm Mr Wilkinson. I'm a year 6 teacher here at Cestria. My classroom is built around mutual respect between pupils and teachers and I love seeing how much progress children can make in both the long-term and short-term. Many moons ago, I was a professional footballer and recently had the chance to fulfil a life-long ambition of playing at Wembley (I don't like to talk about the result). As well as coaching the football teams here at Cestria, I also look after the Chester-Le-Street Schools District and watch every Sunderland game I can ⚽️
Mrs Wright . I have been a teacher for many years. I have taught in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I love working with the children and then watching them grow and flourish as they continue their journey through school. At the weekend I enjoy getting out and about exploring the countryside with my family – often on 2 wheels!!!
Hello! My name is Mrs Taylor. I love working with all ages and particularly enjoying teaching English and P.E. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family being outdoors whenever we can. Equally I can also waste a whole day shopping at the Metro Centre.
Hi, my name is Mrs Ward and I am a class teacher and SENDCo at our wonderful school. In my spare time I love spending time with my little boy and going on lots of new adventures.
Hi! I’m Mr Gowland based in year 3. In my spare time I am often with my friends, visiting new places and adventuring, or having endless conversations about football.
Hello I’m Mrs Leitch. I have been a teaching assistant at Cestria since 2008 and worked across both KS1 and KS2 as well as EYFS. My favourite thing about my job is seeing the children grow and develop as they progress through school. I have two children and in my spare time I enjoy cooking, Zumba and days out with my family.
Hello my name is Mrs Ingham. I am a teaching assistant at Cestria Primary School, I am currently in Key Stage 2 and love working outdoors with the children. I have 2 lovely children and a dog that we love to take on family walks.
Hello, my name is Mrs Ainsley. I have worked at Cestria since 2005. I have worked in KS1 and KS2 supporting small groups and individual children. I love to see them flourish and reach their full potential. I am currently teaching Art in KS1 which I really enjoy. My spare time is spent with family and my Godchildren. I also love being outside and spend a lot of time walking.
Mrs Morrish. I am a teaching assistant and I have worked with children for many years. I have worked in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in different settings, counties and countries! I love working with children and bringing out the best in each and every one of them
I am currently working with the children in Key Stage 2 and I love sharing the children’s achievements and development through this important stage in their life. In my spare time I enjoy running and keeping fit.
Miss Shaw. I have worked at Cestria for a number of years and have worked in all areas of the school. I enjoy helping children in all year groups to do their best and enjoy their time at school.
Hi, I am Mrs Egglestone, a HLTA. I have been supporting in Cestria for number of years, working in both Key stages. I am very passionate about helping children to learn and grow. I love my job. I work in the class and support In small groups. Outside of work I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren who I spend as much time as possible with.
Hello my name is Miss Gowland. I support groups of children and classes in KS1. I love bringing subjects to life using ICT. In my spare time I enjoy going to the match to watch Newcastle United.
Mrs Holland. I have been employed at Cestria since 2006. I currently work within Key Stage 1. In my spare time I enjoy baking, gardening and going on lovely walks with my dog.
My name is Mrs. Leask and I’ve worked at Cestria since 2005. I am an HLTA and my role involves supporting children, helping them to access all areas of the curriculum, so that they can reach their full potential. I really enjoy seeing the children grow and flourish. In my spare time, I love going out for meals, doing word puzzles and spending time with my gorgeous grandchildren.
Mrs Cowan. During my time at Cestria I have worked across both KS1 and KS2. I work with small groups of children and teach Art and DT. My hobbies include Gardening, Floristry and Art. I especially enjoy Cross Stitching.
Hello I’m Mrs Brennan, I’ve worked with children for over twenty years in the Education sector in various roles but mainly in intervention. I am thoroughly enjoy working here supporting small groups and individuals in Y5. My hobbies are reading, music, sketching, walking and socialising with family and friends.
Hi, I am Mr Wilson and I am a teacher here at Cestria. I love working with children throughout the school and have done so for a number of years now. In my spare time, I enjoy playing and watching football.
I’m Mr Smith, a former pupil of Cestria Primary School. I currently teach Little Moons class in Reception. My favourite subjects with school are Maths and PE. In my spare time I love coaching football and playing the piano.
Hello, I'm Miss Stark and I am a teaching assistant at Cestria. I have worked across both key stages and I am very passionate about the growth and learning of the pupils. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and crafting.
Hi my name is Mrs Brewis I have worked at Cestria Primary School for many years in different roles. I am currently working in Key stage 2 as a Teaching Assistant. I love my job and find it very rewarding. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family and dog.
I have worked at Cestria for a number of years now and I love being with the children during their lunch time break. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, keeping fit and socialising with friends and family.
Hi, I am Mrs Brown. I have four boys of my own and a grandson. I love to watch my youngest son play fo
I have worked at Cestria Primary for many years now and love my job. It is a pleasure to come to work each day and spend time with the children.
I am enjoying working as a Lunch time Supervisor at Cestria. My hobbies outside of school are spending time with family and friends.
I have worked as a lunchtime supervisor at Cestria since 2003. I love spending lunchtimes with the children, they really cheer me up. Most of my holidays are spent in the lake district walking. I also enjoy going on shopping trips with mother and three sisters.
Hi I’m Miss Ludlow. I’ve been at Cestria as a dinner nanny since both my children were here – a long time ago!! I love going for walks and doing quizzes!
Hi my name is Miss Allan. I can be found working in a few different areas around the school. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and my little dog Fudge.
Hello, I am Mrs Whiteman and I enjoy working as a Lunchtime Supervisor. Outside of work I love to bake and spend quality time with my children.
Hello, I'm Miss Carr, I am very lucky to have the opportunity to work within Cestria primary school as a teaching assistant, alongside the amazing staff and wonderful pupils. I believe that every child is an individual and has individual needs. I strive to support each child to be themselves while supporting them to meet their targets in a positive, fun and happy learning environment. In my spare time you will likely find me exploring at the beach with my wonderful children, partner and our dogs, listening to the waves, soaking in the rays or plodging in the rain.