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St Columba’s is a Catholic school with Christ’s teachings of love, peace and justice at the heart of all we do

Who's Who

Come and meet the staff at our school!

 Executive Principal

Mrs R Nash


  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
  • School Evaluation
  • Staffing
  • SLT
  • School Standards Committee Representative
  • Recruitment
  • Performance Management
  • Standards
  • Budget
  • Catholic Life
  • Website

Head of School


Mrs J McAleenan

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
  • Attendance
  • Behaviour & Safety
  • CPD
  • SLT
  • Staffing
  • Interventions
  • Performance Management
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Lunchtime Supervisors
  • PPA/Timetables
  • Pupil Premium

Assistant Head Teacher

Mrs L Nixon


  • Reception Class Teacher
  • EYFS/ KS1 Phase Leader
  • English co-ordinator in EYFS and KS1
  • Art co-ordinator
  • DDSL
  • SLT

Assistant Head Teacher

Mrs M. Brereton

  • Year 6 Teacher
  • KS2 Phase Leader
  • English co-ordinator / KS2
  • DDSL
  • SLT
  • Computing

Year 3

Mrs K Yarnold currently on maternity leave

  • Year 3  Class Teacher
  • DDSL
  • SLT
  • Music Co-ordinator
  • RE, Catholic Life and Collective Worship Co-ordinator

  • EVC Co-ordinator

Year 3

Miss C O'Donnell (Maternity Cover Year 3)


  • Year Three Class Teacher
  • History and Geography Co-ordinator

Year 4

Mrs J Raymond

  • Year 4 Teacher
  • Maths co-ordinator

Year 5

Miss E Price

  • Year 5 Class Teacher
  • Mental Health
  • School Council

Year Two

Mrs L Simmons

Year Two Class teacher (Wed, Thurs, Fri)

RE, Collective Worship and Catholic Life co-ordinator

Year 1

Miss J Yates

Year 1 Teacher

Science co-ordinator



Mrs E McGovern

Year Two Class Teacher (Mon/ Tues)

PSHE co-ordinator

SEND co-ordinator







Mrs K Morris Year 6




Mrs D Johnson currently absent




Mrs J Ryan Year 2



Teaching Assistants


Mrs D Johnson- currently on long term sick

Miss L Fagan - Reception

Miss H Gittings - Year 1

Mrs J Ryan - Year 2

Mrs C Stanley - Year 3

Mrs D Murphy - Year 4

Mrs L Walsh - Year 5

Mrs K Morris - Year 6






Teaching Assistants

Miss L Fegan


Mrs C Stanley




Miss H Gittings


Mrs D Johnson


Mrs D Murphy



Mrs J Ryan



Mrs L Walsh



Mrs K Morris

Support Staff


Office Manager

Mrs M York-Harris


Building Services Manager

Mr Thomas McCann


Cleaning Staff

Mrs J Gallagher

Cleaning Staff

Ms S Bojang

Kitchen Staff

Mrs D Hyslop

Kitchen Staff

Mrs J Gallagher

Kitchen Staff

Mrs M Meredith

Head Supervisor

Mrs D Arabpour


Mrs L Sirrell


Mrs A Jarvis

Supervisor/Office Assistant

Miss K Jarvis


Miss K Gregory


Mrs K Larkin


Ms A Cowan

Family Support Worker


Mrs R Ryland