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Our Staff

Caroline Johnson

Mrs Caroline Johnson

Headteacher - Teaching & Learning, Child Protection, Cluster Chair, CPD, Governors, Assessment, Finance, Behaviour, Premises, Personnel, Performance management.

Karen Weddle

Miss Karen Weddle

Deputy Headteacher - Foundation Stage Leader, Inclusion – SENCo. ICT strategic, Intervention manager, Performance management.

Class Teachers



Mrs Nelson

Reception and Design Technology

Debbie Smith, Design and Technology Lead

Support to EYFS Leader, Art, Music, Outdoor Learning, Curriculum Support, PPA

Mrs George Orchard

Phonics, RE, PSHE, Healthy Schools

Miss Natalie Hulse (Yr 1)

Mathematics, Red Award

Miss Hollie Shepherdson (Yr 6)

History, English 

Miss Rachel Theaker (Yr 2)

Computing and ICT, Geography, Subject Leader support, English KS2 Writing, Student Mentor, 

Mr Andrew Hazelgrave (Yr 4)

English Reading KS2, Science, PE & Out of School Activities

Miss Rachel Christie (Yr 5)


Gagan Panesar (Yr 3)

Support Staff

LSA – Support children with high needs, PEC trained, Mrs Doreen Batley
LSA – S & Language EAL Miss Amy Jewitt
LSA  – Support children with high needs, Ms Kate Johnsen
LSA –  Support children with high needs Mrs Fiona Ramsden
LSA – Support children with high needs Mrs Nichola Storey
SEN LSA / LSA Miss Amy Sissons
SEN LSA / LSA Mr Chris Brodie
SEN LSA / LSA Mrs Kate Leeson
Teaching Assistant  Mrs Julia Radwell  
Teaching Assistant  Miss Alice Howard
EYFS Teaching Assistant Miss Roxana Nistor
SEN Teaching Assistant  Miss Naomi Chapman
Reception Teaching assistant  Mrs Emma Meston
Designated Safeguarding Lead, Pastoral Lead, Behaviour Management, Attendance, Race & Equal opportunities, SEAL, CLA, Mrs Angela Beard
Support PSHCE staff, Child Protection


Colton Kids Club

CKC play leader Amy Gibbons Sissons
CKC play worker

Mrs Marie Minskip

Claire Walker

Roxana Nistor

Carol Smith

Mary Hey

Admin Team

 Business Manager Natalie Leverett
Senior Administrator Karen Lawson
Admin Assistant Leanne Miller

Catering Staff

Assistant cook Carol Smith
Assistant cook Jay Dixon
Cook Sarah Hughes

School maintenance staff

Caretaker Andy Lotherington
Cleaners Kelly Grosvenor, Denise Robinson, Doreen Batley and Nic Storey 

Colton Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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