Welcome to Percy Main Primary School

Kathryn Thompson Special Needs Coordinator

I have worked at Percy Main Primary School since September 1999.  During these years as well as being a class based teacher I have developed my specialism which is working with children who have special educational needs.  I  am convinced that all children, given the right level of support, recognition and encouragement can believe in themselves and achieve personal satisfaction through their studies.  I am committed to improving my own abilities in order to give my best to my students.  I network with other professionals e.g. other special needs teachers, educational psychologists, language professionals, as well as ensuring that I attend relevant courses to help me employ the most current and proven strategies to support these children.  

I am also a member of the School Improvement Team and feel that this provides me with the opportunity of ensuring that the needs of this special group of children are being considered when discussing the School Improvement Plan and in particular when considering both the current and future years curriculum. 

Lisa Duffy Key Stage 2 Manager

Having worked in the private sector for eleven years after graduating from university I decided to have a change in career. I completed the Graduate Teacher Programme in 2007 while working at Christ Church C of E Primary School. Following that I joined the team at Percy Main Primary in September 2007, teaching year 5 and being subject leader for MFL.

I started working with our School Improvement Team in 2010 in order to develop a more rich and diverse curriculum. This work has included the successful completion of two Creative Partnerships projects along with the development of relationships and a range of projects with a broad range of creative organisations. This role continues to evolve and is central to my current leadership responsibilities which include: Creative Curriculum leadership and being Key Stage Two Manager. I have taught in year 6 for three years, enjoying the challenges of delivering an exciting curriculum whilst preparing the class for SAT’s. 

Julie McCarron Foundation Stage Leader

I joined the staff at Percy Main Primary School on 1 September 1998.  Previously to this appointment I had taught across the primary age range at a school in Newcastle, however, my heart lies in Nursery and Early Years education.   I derive great personal satisfaction from working with, and preparing, our youngest children to engage fully in school life and I consider it a great privilege to work with children during these formative years.   My work in school is supported by a fantastic team of early year’s practitioners who specialise in delivering the Foundation Stage curriculum. 
I gained a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biological Studies degree (which included primary teacher training) from The University of Leeds in July 1994.  Since then I have taken every opportunity to engage in an ongoing programme of professional development.  This helps me to continually update and improve my knowledge and understanding of how children, particularly younger children, play, learn and develop.  This enables me to focus and plan a variety of early years learning experiences matched specifically to each child’s individual needs.

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