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Moyle Primary School & Nursery Unit, Larne

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.

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

As well as teaching our Learning Support 1 class Mrs Greer is Deputy Child Protection Officer and helps Miss Higginson to look after the Pastoral Care aspects of school life.  

 
Nursery – Nicola Blain
Nursery – Nicola Blain

Miss Blain teaches our two Nursery classes, a morning class and an afternoon class and is one of our Deputy Designated Teachers for Child Protection and a member of our Pastoral Team.

Primary 1 – Caroline Higginson
Primary 1 – Caroline Higginson

Miss Higginson teaches P1 and heads up Pastoral Care within Moyle Primary School.  As part of that role she is Designated Teacher for Child Protection and is helped by Mrs Greer to ensure there are lots of caring and fun interventions for our children in school.  Miss Higginson is also Head of Foundation Stage and a is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

 
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.  Mrs Webster is currently on maternity leave and is being covered by Mrs Campbell (formerly Miss McCullough).

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. (Mrs Coleman is on maternity leave and is being covered by Miss McIlwee)

Primary 3- Nicola Ames
Primary 3- Nicola Ames

Mrs Ames teaches P3 in Moyle Primary School having been a member of Moyle staff since she left college.  Mrs Ames has been part of our pastoral work in the school for many years and recently changed her responsibility to look after Personal Development and Mutual Understanding (PDMU). 

 
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 – Michael Childs
Primary 4 – Michael Childs

Mr Childs is part of Moyle teaching staff in 21/22 for the year and has recently trained as a teacher, having worked in Zoology in the past.  He loves animals and enthuses his pupils about the World Around Us.

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

Mrs Duncan teaches P4 and leads our Pupil Council. Mrs McKay will be teaching P4 on a Wednesday.

Primary 5– Jo Martin
Primary 5– Jo Martin

Mrs Martin teaches P5 and coordinates PE in Moyle Primary School and loves to get new equipment for our pupils to enjoy.

 
Primary 5 – Lindsay Barr/Allyson Saunders
Primary 5 – Lindsay Barr/Allyson Saunders

Mrs Barr teaches P5 three days a week and is part of the school’s Pastoral team.


Mrs Saunders will teach P5 on Thursdays and  Fridays.


 

Primary 6 – Nicola Curran
Primary 6 – Nicola Curran

Miss Curran teaches P6 and looks after Art within Moyle Primary School, organising competitions and making sure the teachers have exciting displays on their walls.

 
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.

 
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.