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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 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
Primary 1 – Caroline Higginson

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. 

 
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 - Mrs Coleman (Miss Hamilton)
Primary 2 - Mrs Coleman (Miss Hamilton)

Mrs Coleman has taught at Moyle Primary School for her whole teaching career and coaches the school hockey team.  From September 19 - January 20 she will be on maternity leave so P2 will be in the capable hands of Miss Hamilton.  (no relation to Mr H)

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 – Mrs McKay and Mrs Saunders
Primary 4 – Mrs McKay and Mrs Saunders

Mrs McKay teaches P4 Monday - Wednesday and Mrs Saunders on Thursdays and Fridays.  Both teachers have taught in Moyle PS for a number of years, know each other well and make an excellent team. 

 
Primary 4 – Aimee Duncan (Miss Orchin)
Primary 4 – Aimee Duncan (Miss Orchin)

Mrs Duncan teaches P6, leads our Pupil Council, helps with the PTA and takes Art Club after school. From the end of September 19 she will be covered by Miss Orchin whilst Mrs Duncan is on Maternity leave.  Whilst a local girl, Miss Orchin returns to Northern Ireland after teaching in England for a number of years.

Primary 5– Jo Martin
Primary 5– Jo Martin

Mrs Martin teaches P5 and is looking after our Sports Provision this year as well as being a member of the Numeracy team. 

 
Primary 5 – Lindsay Barr/Sarah Weatherup (Jobshare)
Primary 5 – Lindsay Barr/Sarah Weatherup (Jobshare)

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


Mrs Weatherup has taught in Moyle Primary School for a number of years, mainly up the school and currently teaches P5 on Thursdays and Fridays. 

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.

 
Learning Support – Lucinda McCluskey
Learning Support – Lucinda McCluskey

Mrs McCluskey looks after learning support within Moyle, taking withdrawal groups and individuals. On Wednesdays she teaches P1 (Mrs Webster's class.) She also is in charge of our charity collections.