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Staff

Ms J Gilmour
Headteacher I started my teaching career at Jump Primary School and then moved to a challenging school in Sheffield where I worked for 11 years. I then became Headteacher at Birdwell Primary School in 1997.
Mr N Bailey
Deputy Headteacher /Teacher I am an advanced skills teacher and specialise in Accelerated Learning Strategies. In 2004 I was awarded teacher of the year for the North of England. I enjoy keeping fit and sharing time with my family.
Mrs J Bruck
Assistant Head/Class Teacher/SENCO I have worked at Birdwell as a teacher since 2002. My areas of responsibility are the arts and maths. I really enjoy the creative side of learning and for the last 7 years I have been involved in the Barnsley Schools Drama Festival.  My hobbies include cycling, music and dining out.
Mrs C Ekins
Teacher Y6 I am the Science Leader and the Network Facilitator for Birdwell Primary School. I enjoy singing, sports and enjoy keeping fit by visiting the gym regularly.
Mrs P Millington
Teacher Y2 I have been teaching at Birdwell since 2003, working in both Key Stage 1 and 2. I have specialised in Literacy and enjoy Drama. My hobbies include walking and socialising with my friends.
Mr A Bennett
Teacher Y3 I am a newly qualified teacher from Sheffield Hallam University.  I achieved a course award for achievement.I have taught abroad in Georgia, USA and I have completed camp America in New York.
Mrs V Thompson
Teacher Y1
Miss S Stringer
Teacher Y4 I am the Languages coordinator at our school. I can speak German and some French and Dutch! I enjoy travelling as much as possible in my free time. I also enjoy Salsa Dancing, going to the gym.
Mrs K Barrott
Teacher Y1 I have been teaching at Birdwell since 2011, working in the Foundation Stage. I have specialised in Early Years and enjoy active learning. My interests are swimming and cycling.
Mrs D Sykes
School Business Manager I have previously worked at Birdwell Primary School for many years. After a break I returned to work here in September 2012. My hobbies are sewing, art and visiting wonderful places.
Mrs S Atkinson
Higher Level Teaching Assistant I have worked at Birdwell Primary since 2002. I worked first as a teaching assistant, then was promoted to a Cover Supervisor.  In 2007, I changed career paths and worked as the Finance Manager in the school office for 5 years.  In September 2012, I changed career paths again and now work as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant covering PPA time for class teachers in Key Stage 2 and delivering intervention programmes and supporting the learning of children throughout Key Stage 2. The subject I mostly enjoy is Maths!  My interests are music, theatre, cinema and rugby.  I am an avid Leeds Rhinos supporter!
Miss J O’Neill
Higher Level Teaching Assistant I have been working at Birdwell since 2004. I support childrens learning and have also been the lunchtime play organizer. I enjoy reading, gardening and watching my children play football.
Mrs J Atkinson Lomas
Tuck Shop I live in the local community and like to get involved in local things. I currently help out with my two girls in the local dance school.
Mrs H Addy
Cover Supervisor I have worked as a teaching assistant at our school since 1999. I specialise in classroom displays. My hobbies are keeping fit, walking my dog and I enjoy supporting my childrens musical talents.
Miss J Wright
Teaching Assistant I have been working within Birdwell School for 18 years.  I worked as a manager Birdwell Pre-school before becoming a Teaching Assistant at Birdwell Primary in 2015.  I am interested in Special Educational Needs, drawing and baking.
Mrs M Shepley
Unqualified Teacher
I worked on a voluntary basis last year supporting mainly reception. I have a passion for sports studies  I have a degree in this at Sheffield Hallam and enjoy sharing these skills with the children.  I am undertaking my teaching qualification.
Mrs A Bebb
Teaching Assistant/HLTA I worked voluntarily in reception whilst completing my qualification in 2012 and was employed as a teaching assistant and lunchtime play organiser in 2013.  I enjoy dancing, reading, jogging, visiting the theatre and spending time with my family and friends.
Mrs J Rowland
Play Leader I love reading, walking and socialising with my friends and family.

I work in Year 1 supporting Reading and run the school library.

Mr A Crouch
Teaching Assistant/Playleader I have been working at Birdwell school since April 2007, supporting Maths and the Reading Champions strategy. I also organise and deliver lunchtime games. I enjoy watching and taking part in a variety of sports.
Miss K Swift
Parent Support/Inclusion/Attendance Worker I have been working at Birdwell school since November 2008. I am here to support parents and children with any issues which arise and monitor our school attendance.
Mrs S Priest  Y5 Class  Teacher I am passionate about History and keeping this alive for future generations.
Mrs M Rae
Head Cook I have worked at Birdwell school since 1993 and am now the Head Cook enjoying creating delicious meals for everyone. My hobbies are reading and visiting places of interest.
Miss L Housley
Teaching Assistant I am currently working as a teaching assistant, full time in school.  I work in KS1 and KS2. I enjoy Photography and Graphic Design. I am currently supporting the development of the website and organising  extra curricular reading throughout the school.
Mrs T  Rees  Y5 teacher I love to play the piano and I am  currently learning the cornet. I am passionate about teaching maths in exciting and fun ways. I live locally and I am  looking forward to getting involved with the day to day life of the school here at Birdwell.