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Mr Martin Ruddy

Assistant Head Teacher - KS1

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

Mrs Willshaw

School Business Manager

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 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

Nursery and Reception Teachers

Miss Clark

Lead Nursery Teacher

Mrs Caldwell

Class Teacher - Ashton 3

Miss Melling

Class Teacher - Ashton 2, and Year Group Leader F2

Mrs McGuire

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 McKinney

Nursery Teacher

EYFS WISH Team

Mrs Liaqat

Family Support Worker

Mrs Drysdale

Family Outreach Mentor

Mrs Berroum

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Denton

Teaching Assistant

Mrs S Bi

Teaching Assistant

Miss Lawrence

Reading Assistant

Mrs S. Wharton

Teaching Assistant

Miss E O'Boyle

Teaching Assistant

Miss A Yasin

Teaching Assistant

Year 1 Teachers

Mrs C. Lister

Class Teacher - Bexley 3 and Year Group Leader Y1

Bio

The best Cricket Team Coach and Manager in Yorkshire!

Mr Waddington

Class Teacher - Bexley 2

Miss Doherty

Class Teacher - Bexley 1

Year 1 WISH Team

Mrs Hussain

Playworker

Mr Henry

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bhamber

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Tariq

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Rubio

Teaching Assistant

Year 2 Teachers

Bio

ICT Co-ordinator

Miss Mallinson

Class Teacher - Conway 2

Mr Matthews

Class Teacher - Conway 2 and Year 2 Leader

Miss Ahmed

Class Teacher - Conway 1

Miss R. Johnson

Class Teacher - Conway 3

Year 2 WISH Team

Miss Bystryakov

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Masud

Teaching Assistant

Miss N Bi

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Cox

Learning Mentor

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 2

Miss A. Berry

Class Teacher - Darfield 1 & Year 3 Leader

Mrs Goodlad

Class Teacher - Darfield 3

Year 3 WISH Team

Mrs Thompson

Senior Learning Mentor

Mrs Russell

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Ali

Teaching Assistant

Miss Abbas

Teaching Assistant

Year 4 Teachers

Mrs Sharif

Class Teacher - Elford 2

Miss R. Spencer

Class Teacher - Elford 1

Miss Leckenby

Class Teacher - Elford 2

Mrs Sharif

Teacher

Miss Methven

Class Teacher - Elford 3

Year 4 WISH Team

Miss S. Hussain

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Murray

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Rymer

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Y. Elliott

Teaching Assistant

Miss Close

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Hall

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

Mrs Mann

Class Teacher - Luxor 2 and Year Group Leader Y5

Mrs Robinson

Class Teacher - Luxor 3

Year 5 WISH Team

Mrs Begum

Teaching Assistant

Mr Martin

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kaur

Teaching Assistant

Year 6 Teachers

Miss Vickerman

Class Teacher - Sandhurst 3

Mr Khan

Class Teacher - Sandhurst 2 & Year 6 Leader

Miss Shaw

Class Teacher - Sandhurst 1

Mr Kerr

Teacher - KS2 Focussed Support

Year 6 WISH Team

Mrs Somers

Learning Mentor

Mrs T. Elliott

Teaching Assistant

Mrs S. Boyd

HLTA

Mr M Brennan

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Daud

Teaching Assistant

Miss Khaliq

Teaching Assistant

Ms Aslam

Teaching Assistant

Miss Close

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Cox

Learning Mentor

Mrs Sajawal

Admin Assistant

Mr A. Mackay

Site Superintendant

Mrs C. Smith

School Bursar

Miss Walker

Admin Assistant

Miss Browne

Admin Assistant

Mrs Willshaw

School Business Manager

Bio

I have had the pleasure of working at Harehills Primary School for almost 30 wonderful years. I am currently employed as Estates Manager and I am the governor responsible for all aspects of Health and Safety.

Mr Wood

Estates Manager

Mr Ali

Integrated Services Manager - Attendance

Mr Ben Hall

ICT Manager

Bio

I began working at Harehills Primary School in 1992 as a Special Needs Nursery Nurse until 1998 when I went to work at the NSPCC as a Family Support worker, supporting children and families in the 'looked after' system.

I came back to Harehills Primary in the year 2000 as Learning Mentor, and through gradual experience and promotion I now hold the position of Pastoral Care and Safeguarding Lead- co-ordinating all child protection matters and inclusion issues. I am Line Manager of the Pastoral Hub team.

I am school governor for support staff and have a responsibility for Years 5 & 6.

Mrs Haywood

Pastoral Care and Safeguarding Lead

Miss W Lister

Teacher - Nurture Lead

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

Mrs Liversage

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Mrs Allott

Teacher - Interventions, N2E and EAL