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|
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
Mrs M McGuire, Mrs G Scott
Business Support Officer
Mrs K Hill
Mrs C Collins, Miss G Bell
Mrs C Park, Mrs M Robinson, Mr G Hunter, Miss L Mullen, Mrs J McQuarrie
Classroom Assistants ASN
Mrs E Cunningham, Mrs C Young,
Mrs C McGilvray
Mrs A Gilmour x 2