Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery, Seaton Avenue, Houghton Le Spring, Sunderland, DH5 8EH

0191 500 5956

Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery

Proud to be part of Aim High Academy Trust

Teaching Staff

Head Teacher: Mrs Monaghan

Assistant Head Teacher: Mrs Straughan

SENDCo: Mrs Dodds


Teaching Staff:

  • EYFS Miss Corkin
  • Year 1 Mrs Wharton
  • Year 2 Miss Emmerson and Mr Forster
  • Year 3/4 Mrs Dodds
  • Year 4/5 Mr Hepple
  • Year 6 Miss Carpenter 


Subject Leadership:

  • Mrs Straughan: Key Stage 2 Lead, English Lead, Reading Lead, RE Lead
  • Mrs Dodds: SENDCo, Science Lead, Music Lead
  • Miss Carpenter: PE Lead, PSHE Lead, RSE Lead
  • Miss Emmerson: Key Stage 1 Lead, Maths Lead, History Lead, Geography Lead
  • Mrs Mossa: EYFS Lead, Computing Lead
  • Mrs Wharton: Art & Design Lead, Design Technology Lead


Teaching Assistants:

  • Mrs Burnhope - EYFS
  • Miss Purvis - EYFS
  • Mr Douglass (HLTA) - KS2 

Business Support Officer:

  • Miss Todd

Site Supervisor:

  • Mr Tate


Lunchtime Supervisors:

  • Mrs Mennear
  • Mrs Pattinson
  • Mrs Walton

 First Aiders:

  • Mrs Burnhope
  • Miss Todd
  • Mrs Dodds
  • Mr Douglass
  • Mrs Walton
  • Mrs Wharton