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Bio

I am Jo Summerfield and I have the privilege of being Head teacher at Harehills Primary School.
It is my job to ensure that all children 'learn' and make as much progress as they can. I lead a very talented, experienced and energetic team at Harehills Primary to achieve this by making sure that staff and children 'love' what they are doing and 'laugh' a lot while they are doing it!

I am also a School Governor and I work in partnership with our Governors on all aspects of school life.
It is very rewarding being part of such a dedicated and enthusiastic group of governors who work tirelessly to make sure every child and their families have the best experience this school can offer.

I live in Roundhay with my husband and we have a son who is at a local high school and a daughter who is studying Medicine at Manchester University.

Spending quality time with my family and friends is really important to me. Travelling to new places is what I really enjoy and I love the freedom of sitting on a beach in the sunshine and breathing the sea air.

Mrs Joanne Summerfield

Head Teacher

Bio

Hello, my name is Jo Lee, I am the Deputy Head teacher here at Harehills Primary School. I have been teaching since 2001 and have been lucky enough to teach throughout school and work in a variety of leadership roles.

No two days in school are the same and I am privileged to work with dedicated and hard working colleagues who are passionate about helping children to flourish and succeed in all they do. It is my job to enable every child at Harehills to be happy, enjoy learning and reach their full potential.

I am particularly passionate about developing children’s literacy skills, especially reading and phonics, I am also a huge advocate of learning through play, and I love looking for new ways to help make classrooms and the curriculum stimulating and exciting.

When I’m not at school I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends. I also enjoy reading, and when I have the time, I like to keep fit by going running, taking long walks and practising Yoga.

Mrs Joanne Lee

Deputy Head Teacher

Bio

My name is Donna Kane and my role is Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2). I have worked at Harehills Primary for the past nine years across all Key Stages. It is my job to ensure that all children and staff in KS1 can reach their full potential by supporting the ‘learn, laugh and love’ ethos that has been established in our school. I enjoy teaching and supporting learning across Years 1 and 2, and feel very lucky to be part of such a wonderful team!

I am also a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) and have worked for the Yorkshire Inclusive Teaching School Alliance with their School Direct programme for the past two years.

When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two boys. We love going to the seaside and enjoying our weekends together!

Mrs Donna Kane

Assistant Head Teacher - KS1

Bio

My name is Joanne Marshall.  I am assistant headteacher for years 3 and 4. It is my job to assist Mrs Summerfield, our headteacher, in ensuring her vision is realised in my key phase.

I support all staff and children in year 3 and 4 to enable them to meet their potential. I enjoy teaching in year 3 and work alongside the other teachers to ensure children are safe and happy and enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum.

When not at school I love spending time with my husband and two young daughters, who keep me very busy!

Mrs Marshall

Assistant Head Teacher - LKS2

Bio

My name is Catherine McMullen and my role is Assistant Headteacher for years 5 and 6.

It is my job to support children and staff to reach their potential and ensure good progress. I enjoy teaching across years 5 and 6 and being part of a team who strive to ensure children; learn, laugh and love.

I live in Leeds with my husband and young daughter.

Mrs McMullen

Assistant Head Teacher - UKS2

Bio

Nursery Teacher

Assistant Head Teacher for EYFS and SEND - Special Educational Needs & Disabilties

I have been a teacher since 2006 and a teacher governor since 2011. I thoroughly enjoy working at such a forward thinking and exciting school. My educational interests are literacy and Early Years although I do enjoy working across the whole primary age range.

In my spare time I enjoy cycling, singing, and spending as much time as possible with my family and friends who are now scattered all over the country.

Miss Pallas

Assistant Head Teacher - EYFS & SEND

Bio

Hello my name is Jane Smith and I am the School Business Manager at Harehills Primary School. I have been a School Business Manager for 9 years and worked in schools for 15 years.

I am very excited to be working at Harehills Primary School with such a highly motivated and professional staff. As a member of the SLT I support the Head teacher's vision for the school and community. My job is to manage non-teaching activity in school such as the financial management, financial reporting, management of support staff, Human resources, premises management, Health and safety and Relationship management with other schools and external partners.

Mrs Smith

School Business Manager

Nursery and Reception Teachers

Miss Clark

Class Teacher - Ashton 2

Miss Melling

Nursery Teacher

Mr Little

Class Teacher - Ashton 3

Bio

Nursery Teacher

Assistant Head Teacher for EYFS and SEND - Special Educational Needs & Disabilties

I have been a teacher since 2006 and a teacher governor since 2011. I thoroughly enjoy working at such a forward thinking and exciting school. My educational interests are literacy and Early Years although I do enjoy working across the whole primary age range.

In my spare time I enjoy cycling, singing, and spending as much time as possible with my family and friends who are now scattered all over the country.

Miss Pallas

Assistant Head Teacher - EYFS & SEND

Miss Trafford

Class Teacher - Ashton 1

Miss N. Swain

Nursery Teacher

EYFS WISH Team

Mrs Liaqat

Family Support Worker

Mrs Keszeg

Lead Playworker

Mrs Berroum

Teaching Assistant

Miss Cossar

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Denton

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gifford

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Rubio

Teaching Assistant

Mrs N Nazir

Teaching Assistant

Miss E O'Boyle

Teaching Assistant

Year 1 Teachers

Mrs C. Lister

Class Teacher - Bexley 3

Mrs Caldwell

Class Teacher - Bexley 2

Mrs McGuire

Class Teacher - Bexley 2

Miss Ahmed

Class Teacher - Bexley 1

Bio

My name is Donna Kane and my role is Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2). I have worked at Harehills Primary for the past nine years across all Key Stages. It is my job to ensure that all children and staff in KS1 can reach their full potential by supporting the ‘learn, laugh and love’ ethos that has been established in our school. I enjoy teaching and supporting learning across Years 1 and 2, and feel very lucky to be part of such a wonderful team!

I am also a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) and have worked for the Yorkshire Inclusive Teaching School Alliance with their School Direct programme for the past two years.

When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two boys. We love going to the seaside and enjoying our weekends together!

Mrs Donna Kane

Assistant Head Teacher - KS1

Year 1 WISH Team

Miss Bystryakov

Teaching Assistant

Mr Henry

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Masud

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bhamber

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Cox

Learning Mentor

Miss Lawrence

Reading Assistant

Mrs N Nazir

Teaching Assistant

Year 2 Teachers

Bio

ICT Co-ordinator

Miss Mallinson

Class Teacher - Conway 3

Miss K. Johnston

Class Teacher - Conway 1

Miss J Lee

Class Teacher - Conway 2

Year 2 WISH Team

Mrs Hussain

Playworker

Mrs S Bi

Teaching Assistant

Miss Tariq

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Russell

Teaching Assistant

Miss N Bi

Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Hall

Teaching Assistant

Year 3 Teachers

Bio

My name is Joanne Marshall.  I am assistant headteacher for years 3 and 4. It is my job to assist Mrs Summerfield, our headteacher, in ensuring her vision is realised in my key phase.

I support all staff and children in year 3 and 4 to enable them to meet their potential. I enjoy teaching in year 3 and work alongside the other teachers to ensure children are safe and happy and enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum.

When not at school I love spending time with my husband and two young daughters, who keep me very busy!

Mrs Marshall

Assistant Head Teacher - LKS2

Mrs Taylor

Class Teacher - Darfield 3

Miss A. Berry

Class Teacher - Darfield 1 & Year 3 Leader

Mrs Goodlad

Class Teacher - Darfield 2

Mr Matthews

Year 5 Leader

Year 3 WISH Team

Mrs Murray

Teaching Assistant

Miss Ali

Teaching Assistant

Miss Close

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Miss G. Chikwiriro

Teaching Assistant

Year 4 Teachers

Miss Vickerman

Class Teacher - Elford 3

Mrs Sharif

Class Teacher - Elford 1

Mrs Sharif

Class Teacher - Elford 1

Miss R. Spencer

Class Teacher - Elford 2

Year 4 WISH Team

Mrs Drysdale

Family Outreach Mentor

Mrs Thompson

Senior Learning Mentor

Miss S. Hussain

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Y. Elliott

Teaching Assistant

Miss Close

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Miss A Yashin

Teaching Assistant

Mr M Brennan

Teaching Assistant

Year 5 Teachers

Bio

My name is Catherine McMullen and my role is Assistant Headteacher for years 5 and 6.

It is my job to support children and staff to reach their potential and ensure good progress. I enjoy teaching across years 5 and 6 and being part of a team who strive to ensure children; learn, laugh and love.

I live in Leeds with my husband and young daughter.

Mrs McMullen

Assistant Head Teacher - UKS2

Miss Fleming

Class Teacher - Luxor 1

Bio

The best Cricket Team Coach and Manager in Yorkshire!

Mr Waddington

Class Teacher - Luxor 3

Mr Matthews

Class Teacher - Luxor 2

Year 5 WISH Team

Mrs Rymer

Teaching Assistant

Miss Daley

Behavioural Support Worker

Mr Martin

Teaching Assistant

Mr Mir

Learning Mentor and PE Champion

Mrs Robinson

Teaching Assistant

Year 6 Teachers

Mr Khan

Class Teacher - Sandhurst 3

Mrs Mann

Class Teacher - Sandhurst 2

Miss Shaw

Class Teacher - Sandhurst 1

Year 6 WISH Team

Mrs Somers

Learning Mentor

Mrs Begum

Teaching Assistant

Mrs T. Elliott

Teaching Assistant

Miss Ferdos

Teaching Assistant

Mrs S. Boyd

HLTA

Mrs S. Wharton

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Cox

Learning Mentor

Mrs Sajawal

Admin Assistant

Mr J. Hirst

ICT Support Technician

Mr A. Mackay

Assistant Site Manager

Mrs Willshaw

Office Manager

Mr Wood

Site Manager and Caretaker

Mr Ali

Integrated Services Manager - Attendance

Mr Ben Hall

ICT Manager

Mrs Haywood

Inclusion Team Leader

Miss Browne

Finance Officer

Mrs Keszeg

Lead Playworker

Bio

Hello my name is Jane Smith and I am the School Business Manager at Harehills Primary School. I have been a School Business Manager for 9 years and worked in schools for 15 years.

I am very excited to be working at Harehills Primary School with such a highly motivated and professional staff. As a member of the SLT I support the Head teacher's vision for the school and community. My job is to manage non-teaching activity in school such as the financial management, financial reporting, management of support staff, Human resources, premises management, Health and safety and Relationship management with other schools and external partners.

Mrs Smith

School Business Manager

Miss W Lister

Teacher - Nurture Lead

Mr Purba

Teacher - EAL and N2E

Mrs Drysdale

Family Outreach Mentor

Mrs Liaqat

Family Support Worker

Mrs Hussain

Playworker

Mrs Somers

Learning Mentor

Mrs Thompson

Senior Learning Mentor

Mrs Jack

Teacher - MFL and Music

Mr Purba

Teacher - EAL and N2E

Mrs Liversage

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Mrs Allott

Teacher - Interventions, N2E and EAL