School Staffing Structure

Headteacher's Message

Welcome to Wheatley Hill Primary

My name is Mr Alan Scarr and I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of Wheatley Hill Primary School. The school is a wonderful, welcoming place full of wonderful children and staff members. We are a very supportive and inclusive school where the children are put at the centre of everything we do. We strive to support our pupils not only academically but also socially and emotionally. As duty beares we make sure our actions support children's rights. 


We are a very well respected school within the community and are well supported by parents, our amazing governing body and members of the local community. Wheatley Hill Primary is a fantastic place for any child to attend as we offer an exciting, innovative curriculum designed to challenge, engage and enthuse all of our pupils.


At Wheatley Hill Primary we believe that "Life is the best teacher," and build a wide variety of real-life learning opportunities into our curriculum and educate our children not only in the classroom but in the forest school, the local community and the wider world through our huge array of trips and residentials. We are very proud of our school and would like to welcome you to visit us any time.

“Imagine a great, ocean-going sailing ship with a strong, wooden frame and masts covered in sails towering high above the waterline. A great ship of this nature does not reside in the safety of harbours and shallow waters but faces the trials and grand adventure of the high seas.


Our school is this ship, our staff and pupils its dedicated crew. It does not belong in the forever calm, safe waters of shore but driving forward in the search for challenge, understanding and knowledge, taking calculated risks in our pursuit of the grand adventure ahead. Our teamwork, resilience and commitment to learning support us as we move forward on our incredible journey. They say a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”

Meet The Staff
Joy Hodgkinson
Deputy Headteacher
Leanne Devine
Senior Leader & Teacher
Marie Simpson
Senior Leader & EYFS+ Leader
Eve Rodden
Class Teacher
Rebecca Amar
Class Teacher
Rebecca Levington
Andrea Craggs
Teaching Assistant
Tanya Carney
Teaching Assistant
Chelsea Gardner
Teaching Assistant
Lindsey Dawson
Teaching Assistant
Kelly Dobson
Class Teacher
Jessica Stanners
Class Teacher (NQT)
Nichola Booth
Leanne Dunn
Teaching Assistant
Sophie McPhillips
Teaching Assistant
Elle Hutton
Teaching Assistant
Danielle Rankin
Teaching Assistant
Leanne Wilkinson
Nursery Teacher
Elizabeth Jackson
Class Teacher (NQT)
Michelle Evans
Teaching Assistant
Joanne Hutton
Teaching Assistant
Clare Anderson
Teaching Assistant
Sharon Laverick
Two Year Old Provision
Lisa Burrel 
Teaching Assistant
Mary Kilby
Teaching Assistant 
Sarah Kenna
Teaching Assistant
Chloe Ryder
Apprentice Teaching Assistant
Linda Anson
Inclusion Manager
Helen Fisher
Office Admin
Debbie Pearn
School Cook
Janet Robbinson
Teaching Assistant
Arthur Mason
Apprentice Teaching Assistant
Zena Ebdon
Apprentice Teaching Assistant
Karen Bingham
Business Manager
Laura White
Business Admin Apprentice
Marie Dobbin
Kitchen Assistant
Christine Wigham
Teaching Assistant
Anna McCoy
Apprentice Teaching Assistant
Joanne Cave
Apprentice Teaching Assistant
Alison Dawson
Office Admin
Samuel Yard
Business Admin Apprentice
Leanne Wilson
Supervisory Assistant
Chris Sumby
ITSS Technician

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Contact Details


Head Teacher - Mr Alan Scarr

Wheatley Hill Primary School, Wheatley Hill, Durham, DH63RQ

Tel - 01429 820594