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StamfordhamPrimary School

‘Learning, Caring and Achieving Together’
‘Learning, Caring and Achieving Together’

Find out more about our staff team...

Head Teacher & Class 4 Teacher- Miss Briddock

Hello! I am Miss Briddock and I am the Head Teacher of Stamfordham Primary School. I teach Year 5 and 6 in Class 4 on the Thursday and Friday.


Class 4 Teacher - Mrs Watson

Hello, I am Mrs Watson and on a Monday, Tuesday and a Wednesday, I teach in Years 5 and 6. I started teaching back in 1997 after completing a 4 year degree with qualified teacher status. I spent a lot of my early career in Germany, teaching the children of families posted with the army, before becoming an army wife myself and moving – LOTS OF TIMES! I am finally settled in Hexham with my husband and two children. I have worked at Stamfordham Primary since 2012 and I love it here. I decided to work as a Teaching Assistant while my own children were growing up, which I continue to do for part of the week.  Recently, I have returned to teaching and this really is the best place to do it. I enjoy long country walks with my family, occasionally you may even spot me running or cycling!  I like to relax in the kitchen as I love to cook and bake.


Class 3 Teacher - Mrs Gray 

Hello, I am Mrs Gray and I teach in Years 3&4. I was very excited to have started my teaching career at Stamfordham Primary School in 2016 following the completion of my Teacher Training course here a couple of years ago. I am really enjoying my role as Class 3 Teacher as it is a very rewarding job - I love seeing the children making such fantastic progress! In any spare time, I enjoy taking my lovely spaniel Millie for long walks in the countryside. I also love to shop and go to the cinema with my partner Chris.


Class 3 Teacher- Miss McPherson

Hello, I am Miss McPherson and I teach Year 3 and 4 in Class 3 three days a week. I have been teaching for 5 years now and I love my job! I live with my partner Ryan and our puppy Woody. Woody is a sproodle with a cheeky personality and soft curly brown fur, if you ever meet him I can guarantee he will want to give you kisses. On the weekends, I love to pull on my walking boots and go exploring. My favourite place to visit is the Lake District, you'll find me on a campsite with the BBQ on or climbing a mountain. 


Class 2 Teacher - Miss Snowball

Hello, I am Miss Snowball! You can find me in Class 2 where I teach the wonderful Year 1 and 2, I am also the Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead at Stamfordham too. I live on a farm with my partner Joe and our two sheepdogs, Taff and Moss. Taff is a laid back soul and can normally be found having a afternoon snooze somewhere as he is getting quite old. Moss on the other hand, is still very much full of beans! My favourite sweets are dolly mixtures and my favourite colour would be bright and cheery yellow. In my spare time I enjoy getting creative and painting with watercolours. I also enjoy getting my wellies on and helping out on the farm, there is always a job to do on the farm...especially in lambing time! smiley 

Early Years Lead - Mrs Tait 

Hello, I am Mrs Tait and I teach the children in our Reception class. I am also the Early Years Lead and oversee our Read, Write, Inc programme. I thoroughly enjoyed completing my Teacher Training course at Stamfordham in 2015 and have loved being at Stamfordham ever since. I live with my husband Mark and have two lovely grown up boys, Daniel and Joe. When I'm not teaching, I like to go for a long walk in the countryside with them all, particularly if it ends with a meal out! My absolutely favourite thing to do is eat, especially scones and chocolate, and I am always first in the queue if any home-baked goodies find their way into the staffroom! 


Reception Teacher- Mrs Chambers

Hello! My name is Mrs Chambers and I work with the children in Reception on a Friday.


Teaching Assistant & Lunchtime Supervisor - Mrs Jeffrey

Hello!  My name is Mrs Jeffrey and I am the Teaching Assistant in Reception, working closely with the Early Years Team. I also take care of the children at lunchtime and playtimes.

I have many years experience and many qualifications in Early Years care and education.  When I am not in school, I love spending time with my family and friends and taking walks along our beautiful Northumberland coast.  My interests are art, music and anything creative.  I also run an afterschool crafty club with the children.

Teaching Assistant & Lunchtime Supervisor - Mrs Walters 

I'm Mrs Walters and I work in Class 2 as well as outside at playtime and dinner time. I live in Newcastle with my husband and two children. I like dancing, music, reading and eating out (but not all at the same time!)


Teaching Assistant & Lunchtime Supervisor- Miss Bell

Hello! My name is Miss Bell and I work with the children of Class 3


Office Manager -  Mrs Heath

Hello! My name is Miss Bishop and I am the office manager at Stamfordham Primary. You will find me in school each day and I do lots to help the school run smoothly.


Finance Manager- Mrs Hillman

Hello! My name is Mrs Hillman and I am the finance manager at Stamfordham Primary. You can find me in the school office on a Monday and a Tuesday.


Preschool Leader  - Miss Phillipson

Hello! My name is Miss Phillipson and I am the Preschool lead alongside Mrs McSherry. I have a BA( Hons) in Integrated Working in the Early Years and have previously worked as a Teaching Assistant and as a Nursery Nurse. When I first joined the Stamfordham Team in March 2019, I worked alongside Mrs Tait in Class 2 before moving to Class 3 with Mrs Watson & Mrs Gray!

When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my lovely teenage son, Oliver and taking our little pup, Willow, for walks along the river. I am also a cake maker and often bring some sweet treats into school for the staff to taste test which proves very popular!!!


Preschool team - Mrs Black

My name is Mrs Black and I work in the preschool. I first started working at Stamfordham Primary in 2014 when I volunteered in Reception class. I live with my husband James and have a black cockapoo called Alfie. In 2018 I graduated from university with a BA Honours Degree in Children and Young People. In my spare time I enjoy long walks in the countryside, keeping fit and spending time with friends.


Preschool Team and Catch Up Tutor – Mrs McSherry 

My name is Nora McSherry and I work with the children in all classes across the school from Early Years to Year 6. I teach on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday using my skills to engage and support the children of this amazing school. Prior to teaching, I accrued an amazing amount of employment experience firstly working in a specialist unit for children with emotional and behavioural problems before moving into the role of Senior Nursery Nurse in a day nursery. Following this I was employed as a Speech Therapy Assistant, delivering an intervention programme  to schools across North Tyneside, alongside spending focussed time in an ICAN early years nursery. I first started teaching in January 2006 in a small school west of Newcastle, initially in Year 2 and then Year 1 before becoming engaged in setting up an Early Years Unit for 54 children. After 4 exciting years, I moved on to teach in the Year 3 class room, a different but very rewarding experience. I joined the Stamfordham Team in April 2019 and with passion, commitment and a lot of hard work I will continue to teach your children to be life long learners.

At home, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter and my 2 year old grandson. I love reading, walking and swimming and can often be found in my kitchen baking lots of ‘yummy’ scones or cakes.


Preschool Team  – Mrs Browell

Hello I'm Mrs Browell and I work in preschool on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. After working in paediatric dentistry for over twenty years, I have recently retrained in early years education. I am excited to begin my new career at Stamfordham Primary School.  I live in Northumberland with my husband Dave, daughter Rose and Mabel the cavapoo!


School Caretaker - Mr McWilliams  

I am Mr McWilliams and I am the school caretaker.


Catering Unit Manager & Breakfast and Out of School Club - Mrs McWilliams 

I am Pam McWilliams and I am the school cook.

Kitchen Assistant - Mrs Bushby 

I am Susan and I work with Pam in the school kitchen.


Breakfast and Out of School Club  - Mrs Scott 

Hello! My name is Janice and I work in preschool on a Tuesday & Thursday morning as well as lead the Breakfast and After School Club here at Stamfordham Primary School! I have worked at Stamfordham since 2006! In my spare time, I love to cook, walk my dog down at the beach and spend time with my husband, Tom and two grown up daughters, Chloe & Megan!