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Moyle Primary School & Nursery Unit, Larne
Registration for Nursery and P1 opens on 7th January at 12pm and closes at 12pm on 29th January. Visit www.eani.org.uk for the registration link. If you wish to find out more about Moyle PS feel free to contact us.
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Who's Who - Teaching Staff

Principal – Gareth Hamilton
Principal – Gareth Hamilton

Mr Hamilton took over as Principal of Moyle Primary School and Nursery Unit in September 2017, after previously working as Principal of Sunnylands Primary School in Carrickfergus, for nearly six years.  Mr Hamilton is committed to working alongside the excellent staff at Moyle to continue building upon the excellent standard of education in the school in a caring supportive environment.  Mr Hamilton chairs the Senior Leadership Team.

Vice-Principal – Marian Mann
Vice-Principal – Marian Mann

As well as her Vice-Principal duties, Mrs Mann teaches LSC 2 oversees the Learning Support Centre and is the schools Special Educational Needs Coordinator, SENCO.  Mrs Mann is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

 
P7 / Senior Teacher – Alison Ford-Hutchinson
P7 / Senior Teacher – Alison Ford-Hutchinson

Mrs Ford-Hutchinson is a former pupil of Moyle Primary School and is the second generation of her family to teach at the school.  As well as teaching Primary 7 Mrs Ford Hutchinson heads up the Literacy team, oversees Key Stage 2 and looks after assessment for the whole school.  Mrs Ford-Hutchinson is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and is involved in the PTA. 

Learning Support 1– Julianne Greer
Learning Support 1– Julianne Greer

As well as teaching our Learning Support 1 class Mrs Greer oversees the Foundation Stage of the school and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

 
Nursery – Nicola Blain
Nursery – Nicola Blain

Miss Blain teaches our two Nursery classes and oversees ICT, Information Communication Technology, throughout Moyle Primary School. 

Primary 1 – Caroline Higginson (Megan McCullough)
Primary 1 – Caroline Higginson (Megan McCullough)

Miss Higginson teaches P1 and oversees many of our ‘intervention programmes’ in school such as Homework Club, Friendship Group and FRED our Dad’s group.  Miss Higginson is also part of the pastoral team and is Deputy Designated Teacher for Child Protection. Miss McCullough will be covering Miss Higginson's maternity leave this academic year.

 
Primary 1 -  Judith Webster
Primary 1 - Judith Webster

Mrs Webster is from Northern Ireland but taught in Scotland for a few years before returning to Northern Ireland to teach at Moyle Primary School.  

Primary 2 – Barbara Johnston
Primary 2 – Barbara Johnston

Mrs Johnston loves organising outside play within Foundation Stage and teaching P2. 

 
Primary 2 - Amy Coleman
Primary 2 - Amy Coleman

Mrs Coleman has taught at Moyle Primary School for her whole teaching career and coaches the school hockey team. 

Primary 3- Nicola Ames
Primary 3- Nicola Ames

Mrs Ames heads up Pastoral Care within the school as well as teaching P3.  Mrs Ames is the Designated Teacher for Child Protection.  Mrs Ames is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. 

 
Primary 3 – Rachel Simpson
Primary 3 – Rachel Simpson

Mrs Simpson, oversees Key Stage 1 (P3 and 4) and heads up the Numeracy team within Moyle as well as teaching P3.  Mrs Simpson is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. 

Primary 4 – Georgia Orchin
Primary 4 – Georgia Orchin

Miss Orchin joined the team at Moyle Primary school in 2019. Having begun her teaching career in England, she has a wide range of experience in working with children in different settings. 

 
Primary 4 – Aimee Duncan/Jill McKay
Primary 4 – Aimee Duncan/Jill McKay

Mrs Duncan teaches P4, leads our Pupil Council, helps with the PTA and takes Art Club after school. Mrs McKay will be teaching P4 on a Friday.

Primary 5– Jo Martin (Lucinda McCluskey/Ben Galbraith)
Primary 5– Jo Martin (Lucinda McCluskey/Ben Galbraith)

Mrs Martin teaches P5 and is looking after our Sports Provision this year as well as being a member of the Numeracy team. Mrs McCluskey and Mr Galbraith will be covering Mrs Martin's maternity leave this academic year.

 
Primary 5 – Lindsay Barr/Allyson Saunders (Sarah Weatherup - maternity leave)
Primary 5 – Lindsay Barr/Allyson Saunders (Sarah Weatherup - maternity leave)

Mrs Barr teaches P5 four days a week and is part of the school’s World Around Us team.


Mrs Saunders will teach P5 on a Friday.


Mrs Weatherup will be on maternity leave this academic year.

Primary 6 – Nicola Curran
Primary 6 – Nicola Curran

Miss Curran is a member of the school’s literacy team as well as teaching P4.  She takes the Drama club after school.

 
Primary 6 – Christopher Crowe
Primary 6 – Christopher Crowe

Mr Crowe joined the team at Moyle in August 2019 returning to Northern Ireland after training in England.  He has experience of working in schools in East Antrim in various capacities and takes the school football team.

Primary 7 - Miss Gillian Wallace
Primary 7 - Miss Gillian Wallace

Miss Wallace looks after our music within the school as well as teaching Primary 7.

 
 Catherine Lindsay (Career Break)
Catherine Lindsay (Career Break)
LSC3 – Adele McKeown/Dianne McMillan
LSC3 – Adele McKeown/Dianne McMillan

Mrs McKeown is a former pupil of Moyle and as well as teaching LSC3 heads up the World Around Us throughout the school.  Mrs McKeown works three days per week, Mondays - Wednesdays.


Mrs McMillan is a gold medal winner, representing Team GB and NI at the 1988 Seoul Olympics in Swimming.  She also returns to the staff at Moyle PS after teaching Learning Support 1 for approximately 18 months.  Mrs McMillan will teach LSC3 on Thursdays and Fridays.