ESKDALE ACADEMY STAFF

Leadership

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Mr. Nottingham

CEO

Eden Academy Trust

With having such a busy job I am so lucky to have 3 amazing children who I love spending time with and who definitely keep me grounded – whilst I also enjoy playing and coaching football and following Hartlepool United… though this hasn’t always been pleasurable!

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Ms. Killeen

Headteacher

RE / Mental Health & Well-being

I enjoy spending time with my daughter and dog, Alfie. I have a goldfish called Bait ( my daughters choice not mine). I like to cycle and keep fit. I enjoy cooking and trying different recipes. I also love to read non- fiction books varying from religion, theology to mindfulness and positivity.

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Mr. Voisey

Deputy Head

DSL / Inclusion / Computing

In my spare time my wife and I enjoy walk in the countryside; the Lake District and Northumberland are two of our favourite places to visit. I also enjoy spending time at home gardening and relaxing; reading crime fiction and playing on my PlayStation are my two favourite ways to unwind. I love animals and have always had pets at home, my cat which I got as a kitten last year, is a black cat called Bramble

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Miss. Rennie

Assistant Head

Team Leader UKS2 / Maths

In my spare time I enjoy cycling, reading and I have recently discovered a love of baking. I love to travel to new places in the school holidays and I am a huge Formula 1 fan and regularly attend Silverstone to watch the races each year and support my favourite driver, Lewis Hamilton! On weekends I enjoy spending time with my friends and going out on my dad’s fishing boat.

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Mr. Hole

Assistant Head

Team Leader KS1 / English

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family. When we can we explore lots of new places in the UK and abroad. My favourite place to go on holidays is Disney World. I also enjoy playing the guitar, playing computer games, cooking and spending time with friends. At the moment, I am reading 'Growing Old' by John Bishop.

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Mrs. Harrison

School Business Manager

Eskdale Academy

I enjoy socialising and eating out, which shows!  I now have a granddaughter and I travel most weeks to go and visit her.  When I am not there I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. 

I particularly enjoy James Patterson books, he writes stand-alone thrillers. I particularly enjoyed ‘Along Came a Spider’ and am currently reading 'The Paris Detective'. 

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Mrs. Henry

Inclusion Lead for the Trust

School Council

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Nursery Nurses

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Mrs. Marshall

Nursery Nurse

2 year-old provision

In my spare time I enjoy making memories with my gorgeous boy and close family. We enjoy swimming, reading and exploring the outdoors. I also love shopping and going out for dinner! 

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Miss. Mason

Nursery Nurse

2 year-old provision

I spend most of my time with my two daughters Poppy and Elsie but I do enjoy trips to the theatre to watch live performances, spa days and eating out. I have recently signed up for a basic sign language and baby massage course too.

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Mrs. Tucker

Nursery Nurse

2 year-old provision

In my time off I like going on long local beach walks with my little dog Missy and our extended family pack. I have found doodling and messing about with water colour paints and pens to be very therapeutic during the last year. My husband and I enjoy listening to good live music and visiting new places, recently this has been UK based but hoping to get some summer sun soon!

Teaching Staff

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Mrs. Tweddle

Nursery

Geography

I love to spend time with my family, including my 2 grown up children and their partners.  I also enjoy socialising with friends. When I get chance, I like to read thriller or crime novels.  My partner and I take our dog Lulu for walks to the Headland as we find the coast relaxing.  We also enjoy holidays, our favourite being Greece. I am looking forward to my upcoming wedding and honeymoon.

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Mrs. Lilley

Reception

EY Lead / PSHE & RSHE / Life Skills

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family going to the park and finding new places to visit. I love going abroad visiting new countries and trying new foods! Every night, I share stories with my two children, one of our personal favourites is ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’.

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Mrs. McNeilly

Speech & Language

SENCO / SMSC / Well-being / Deputy DSL

I like going to my caravan at the weekend with my husband and my little dog Duchess. I also like to spend time with my daughters and my grandchildren, Isla, Nancy and Lincoln. I like to go to Pools when I’m not at the caravan.

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Miss. Thomas

Year 1

Science

I love to spend time with my daughter, Penelope. She is 1 and keeps me very busy! I also love animals and have a dog called Luna.  I love going on long walks with her, especially in the North Yorkshire Moors and Northumberland. I love going on holiday with my family, my most recent holiday abroad was to Iceland and it was one of my favourite places I have ever visited! I read to Penelope every day and at the moment we enjoy reading Each Peach Pear Plum the most!

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Mrs. Bird

Year 1

Science

I love the outdoors and thoroughly enjoy walking my dog, Milo. I enjoy spending time with my family and I love going on holiday. I'm currently reading Persuasion by Jane Austen.

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Miss. Phillips

Year 2

History

In my spare time I enjoy going for long walks with my dogs to the beach and I love to go cycling.  I also enjoy reading, I am currently reading The Midnight Library. I love to try new places to eat and different types of food! 

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Mr. Hole

Year 2

Team Leader KS1 / English

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family. When we can we explore lots of new places in the UK and abroad. My favourite place to go on holidays is Disney World. I also enjoy playing the guitar, playing computer games, cooking and spending time with friends. At the moment, I am reading 'Growing Old' by John Bishop.

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Miss. Dalkin

Year 3

MFL (French)

I like spending time at home with my partner James and our two cats Belle and Baloo. I enjoy going to the gym most mornings and cooking and trying new recipes. I am reading: Good Vibes Good Life by Vex King. 

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Miss. Harrison

Year 4

PE

In my spare time, I like taking my dog on long dog walks and travelling to see my sister whenever I can. I also love spending time with my friends. To keep healthy, I like spinning. I am currently reading ‘Not a Life Coach’ By James Smith. 

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Mr. Goodwin

Year 5

Curriculum

In my spare time I enjoy spending my time with my wife and two little boys. At weekends I coach a local Under 7's football team and love seeing the players getting better and better each week. I am currently reading: Gareth Southgate: Anything is Possible.

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Miss. Smith

Year 6

Art / DT / Forest School / RRSA

I spend my time with my family, horses and dogs. I love going to my caravan and spending time outside with the horses, dogs and cats. (Summertime more so). I love crafting and go to a crafting club. I also have completed courses linked to Art in school - lino printing, screen printing, journal making, and sewing.

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Miss. Rennie

Year 6

Team Leader UKS2 / Maths

In my spare time I enjoy cycling, reading and I have recently discovered a love of baking. I love to travel to new places in the school holidays and I am a huge Formula 1 fan and regularly attend Silverstone to watch the races each year and support my favourite driver, Lewis Hamilton! On weekends I enjoy spending time with my friends and going out on my dad’s fishing boat.

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Mrs. Sutton

Year 6

Music

I like to spend time with my family. We like to go for walks, trips to the cinema and bowling. I am reading Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. 

HLTA's

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Mrs. Brennan

HLTA

Eskdale Academy

Hello I am Mrs Brennan and I have worked at Eskdale for a long, long time. In my spare time I'm involved with Bolden Football Club. I love to read and take my grandson on days out.

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Miss. Killeen

HLTA

Eskdale Academy

I love to spend time with my daughter in my spare time, going on long walks, reading together and swimming. I also like to travel and visit new places, although it has been a little restricted lately.

I have just joined a new exercise class twice a week to try and keep fit.

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Mr. Unsworth

HLTA

Eskdale Academy

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends especially my little girl Kaisha. Myself and Kaisha like to go on days out and love having movies nights snug under the blanket. I also love to keep fit, I do this by running, I love nothing better than putting my earphones in and just running as far as my legs will take me. At the minute I am reading the Harry Potter series with my daughter, we both love the books and the movies.

Teaching Assistants

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Mrs. Atkinson

Teaching Assistant

Eskdale Academy

In my spare time I like to walk my dogs Lexi, Paddy & now our newest puppy Gypsy. I like to watch series on tv eg Line of Duty & the book I'm reading is The Serial Killers Wife by Alice Hunter. 

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Mrs. Cram

Teaching Assistant

Eskdale Academy

I enjoy spending time with my husband and our son. We like cycling and walking especially near the woods we live near. At the weekend we love watching our son play for his team Pools youth. I also enjoy crafts and making cards. The book I am reading is called The Herons Cry by Anne Cleeves, I really enjoy thrillers and crime novels. 

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Miss. Dring

Teaching Assistant

Eskdale Academy

I have worked at Eskdale Academy for many, many years. I love working with little children in the Early Years setting. I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends. I have a grown up daughter and a cat called Misty. I spend lots of time with my daughter, shopping, eating out and watching Netflix. When I have time to chill, I like reading books and going for walks.

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Mr. Duxfield

Teaching Assistant

Eskdale Academy

In my spare time i like spending time with my wife and Daughter visiting places all over the world.  including Disneyworld 12 times and Canada, Niagara Falls.

When at home i like playing on my ps5 and Xbox. I also like Gardening and sitting in my Summer house reading books.

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Mrs. Hutchinson

Teaching Assistant

Eskdale Academy

I’m Mrs Hutchinson, I have 3 teenage children which means in my spare time I am usually playing taxi for them and their friends! I like going for long walks, sitting in the sunshine, when we get nice weather and enjoy helping and listening to people. 

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Mrs. Young

Teaching Assistant

Eskdale Academy

In my spare time I spend it with my family and we enjoy going for walks along the beach. We spend our Saturday mornings watching our son play football (Hartlepool FC). Our favourite place to visit is Durham as it has some lovely views. I enjoy listening to music, especially when I'm cooking.

SENCO

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Mrs. McNeilly

SENCO

Eskdale Academy

I like going to my caravan at the weekend with my husband and my little dog Duchess. I also like to spend time with my daughters and my grandchildren, Isla, Nancy and Lincoln. I like to go to Pools when I’m not at the caravan.

Inclusion Team

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Mrs. Henry

Inclusion Lead for Trust

Eden Academy Trust

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Mr. Voisey

Inclusion Team

Eskdale Academy

In my spare time my wife and I enjoy walk in the countryside; the Lake District and Northumberland are two of our favourite places to visit. I also enjoy spending time at home gardening and relaxing; reading crime fiction and playing on my PlayStation are my two favourite ways to unwind. I love animals and have always had pets at home, my cat which I got as a kitten last year, is a black cat called Bramble.

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Mrs. McNeilly

Inclusion Team

Eskdale Academy

I like going to my caravan at the weekend with my husband and my little dog Duchess. I also like to spend time with my daughters and my grandchildren, Isla, Nancy and Lincoln. I like to go to Pools when I’m not at the caravan.

Sports Coaches

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Mr. Murray

Sports

Lead Sports Coach

I am lucky to have an amazing little girl who myself and my partner love going on adventures with. We enjoy going on holidays abroad and visiting new countries. In my spare time I enjoy playing football on a Sunday morning for a local football team, I am also a Newcastle United fan and can't wait for us to win the Premier League.

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Mr. Rodgers

Sports

Sports Coach

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