We are all teachers, leaders and learners in our school.
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.
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 Reception and love working outdoors with the children. I have 2 lovely children and a dog that we love to take on family walks.
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 young children and running.
I have moved to Cestria after teaching KS1 in Newcastle. I enjoy teaching all subjects and like to see children exploring as they learn. In my spare time I make the most of living near the coast and often spend time at the beach and keeping fit.
Hello my name is Miss Braid. I am enjoying working in Reception and sharing my love of reading. In my spare time I like to go for walks along the beach and watch my favourite football team Sunderland at the Stadium Of Light.
My name is Mrs Ainsley. I have been at Cestria since 2005. I have worked in both KS1 and KS2 supporting small groups and individual children. I love my job and seeing how the children flourish and reach their full potential. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and walking my two dogs.
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 process. My favourite children’s author is Roger Hargreaves who wrote the Mr Men series. One or two may be found in my room!
Miss Bennett. I am a teacher who has chosen to become a HLTA because I find working with children in small groups very rewarding! I enjoy teaching Maths because this was something I found difficult when I was at school! In my spare time I enjoy cycling and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
Hi, my name is Mrs Marshall. I’ve been a teacher since 1987 and I joined the staff at Cestria in 1988. Over the course of my career, I have been lucky enough to teach every year group in the primary age phase – from Reception to Year 6. I have led a number of subjects – including: Drama, Music, Science, Maths, Primary Languages and currently I am the English subject leader. I love finding new ways to teach different subjects and am especially happy when I can link curriculum areas together. When I’m not at work, I’m usually cuddling my two cats, listening to rock music or swimming – however, not all at once!
Mrs Morrish. I am a teaching assistant and I have worked with children for 17 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.
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.
Hello, my name is Mrs.Muxworthy and I am currently the longest serving member of staff. I have taught in Ks1, Ks2 and EYFS. I love working with children, every day is different, exciting and fun. When I am not at work I enjoy reading, walking and visiting Art galleries.
I am currently working with the Early Years 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.
Mrs Robson. I am currently working within the Early Years. I love walking my dog Penny and visiting the lake district. I also enjoy watching films and reading and I have lots of favourite children’s books which I love to share with my class, my most favourite is Matilda (I like to think I’m the modern Miss Honey).
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.
My name is Mrs. Towers and I have been teaching at Cestria since 1989. I have taught in both Key stages and currently teach in Years 3,5 and 6. My favourite subjects being Geography and Science. In my spare time I love reading and going for walks in the countryside.
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.
Mr Wilkinson. Before I got into teaching I was a professional footballer at Leeds United, with my career being cut short through injury. I retrained as a teacher and it’s the best decision I made. I enjoy seeing the progress the children make on a daily basis, it’s very rewarding. In my spare time I have a passion for sport and you’ll probably find me at the Stadium of Light on a Saturday afternoon.
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!!!
My name is Mrs Egglestone and I have been an HLTA in Cestria for many years. I work from EYFS to year 6 teaching and supporting PE. I also support in lessons and in small groups. I love my job and the children.
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!
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 in KS1 supporting groups of children as well as a cookery group. 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.
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.
Mr Duncan. 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 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, 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.
Hi my name is Mrs Cutmore and I teach PE. I have been coaching sport for many years and have a passion for Health and Well Being. This comes from my background in Public Health as a Sport and Physical Activity Officer for various Local Authorities. I love to see children progress and thrive through sport and learning about physical and mental wellbeing. When I am not at work I like to spend time with my family especially my little girl, playing and coaching Netball and riding my Horses.
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.