Staff List

Senior Management Team

Head Teacher – Mrs Lynn Ferguson

The Head Teacher has full responsibility for the successful management of West Primary School, the Nursery and the Language Centre and maintains an overview of attainment and achievement throughout the school. She has responsibility for Religious and Moral Education and Social Studies. She will be happy to answer any questions anyone may have. Certain tasks have been delegated to the very capable team of promoted staff.

Depute Head Teacher (Lower School) – Mrs Vicki Wiszniewski

Areas of responsibility include day-to-day management & pastoral care for Nursery, Primaries 1, 2 & 3, Language Co-ordinator, the development & progression of Global Citizenship, Eco Schools and International Education. Her remit also includes management of Classroom Assistants and supporting and mentoring probationer teachers

Depute Head Teacher (Upper School) – Mrs Jacqueline Carberry

Areas of responsibility include the progression and development of Mathematics, Relationships and Sexual Health, Equality and Fairness. In addition the DHT (upper school) has responsibility for pastoral care and support for Primaries 4 – 7 and is the co-coordinator for continuing professional development of staff. She has responsibility as co-ordinator for Additional Support Needs  (ASN) including managing Classroom Assistants, Additional Support Need Assistants (ASNA’s) and supports students and young people on work experience placements.

All members of the management team share the responsibility for target setting, monitoring progress of the curriculum, raising attainment and achievement throughout the school and ensuring effective strategies for promoting positive behaviour are in place.

The remits for our Principal Teachers are as follows: –

Principal Teacher (Lower School) – Miss Emma Hartley 

Pastoral Care Nursery Classes and Primary 1,2 & 3, Monitor Progress of Maths, ICT Development, Promotion of Active Learning, Technologies, Monitor Progress of Language and Support Nursery/P1 Transition.

Principal Teacher (Upper School) – Mrs Francesca Park

Pastoral Care Primary 4, 5, 6 & 7, Science, Critical Skills, Monitor Homework Diaries, Developing the House System, Health & Wellbeing – including PE, Modern Foreign Languages Co-ordinator and School Clubs.

Principal Teacher (Language Centre) – Mrs Sioban Fraser

Day-to-day management of the Language Centre.    Effective liaison with parents, base schools, other professionals and outside agencies. Teaching responsibility for children in the Language Centre.  Ensuring clear guidelines for curricular progression. Monitoring and evaluating the needs of the children in the Language Centre.

Teaching & Support Staff         Session 2018-2019

Miss Hartley Primary 1a
Miss McPherson Primary 1b
Mrs McLean Primary 1c
Mrs Burns Primary 2a
Mr Johnston Primary 2b
Mrs Moore Primary 3a
Mr Minshall Primary 3b
Miss Wilson Primary 3c
Miss Gemmell Primary 4a
Miss Reid Primary 4b
Mrs Altan Primary 4c
Mr McDonough Primary 5a
Miss Black Primary 5b
Mrs Campbell Primary 6a
Mrs Terris Primary 6b
Mrs Park Primary 7a
Mr Carson Primary 7b
Mrs Clark Primary 7c
Mr McGuffie

Miss Nelson

Miss Jones

Mrs Morrison

Miss Gibson

Mrs Williams

Language Centre

Mrs S Fraser, Miss Lees, Mrs J Doekter, Mrs Johnston, Mrs M McInally (ASNA)


Mrs D Johnston, Mrs D McIntosh, Mrs F Simpson, Mrs Cowden

Peripatetic Support Staff

Ms A Conway

Home/School Worker

Mrs M McGuire, Mrs G Scott

Business Support Officer

Mrs K Hill

Clerical Staff

Mrs C Collins, Miss G Bell

Classroom Assistants

Mrs C Park, Mrs M Robinson, Mr G Hunter, Miss L Mullen, Mrs J McQuarrie

Classroom Assistants ASN

Mrs E Cunningham, Mrs C Young,

Music Specialists

Mrs C McGilvray


Mrs A Gilmour x 2

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