School Staff

Mrs Orla Gibbons

Mrs Orla Gibbons

Headteacher

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I have been Headteacher of Sutton CE since January 2020 but have been a primary school teacher since 2005. I began my career in Leeds and have been teaching in North Yorkshire schools since 2010. I have a passion for supporting all children but in particular, children with Special Educational Needs and achieved my MA in Special Educational Needs in 2007 and have worked as SENCo since 2006.

I am originally from Dublin, Ireland and found a home from home in North Yorkshire, when my husband, two children and I, re-located to North Yorkshire from Leeds, in May 2010. As a family, we enjoy many different adventures; long walks in the lakes with our dog, Lily, paddle boarding and high ropes, as well as the more relaxing activities, such as cooking and eating good food and watching films together. I also love to read, when I get the chance.

Mrs Amy Chacksfield

Mrs Amy Chacksfield

School Administrator

Mrs Samantha Davison

Mrs Samantha Davison

Early Years/Year 1 Teacher (part time)

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I joined the Sutton CE family in 2014. It was my NQT year and I can honestly say it was the most wonderful way of starting my teaching career in a place where everyone is valued no matter what. I have always wanted to teach ever since my first work experience in a school which led on to many work placements in special educational need settings. My teaching specialities have always been early years and special educational needs. I have a little boy and very much enjoy finding the fun in learning and coming up with new ways of doing things and exploring learning through play.

Mrs Emma Akroyd

Mrs Emma Akroyd

Early Years/Year 1 Teacher (part time)

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For many years I taught in Art Colleges, having completed a degree in Fine Art and spending my second year living and studying in Prague at the Classical Painting Atelier. My travels then lead me to settle in Brittany, France, with my young family, becoming part of the local community by creating my own baking business and selling my products at French markets and setting up a ‘bio-cooperative’ with other French local producers, to supply organic, locally sourced and made products.

After seven years living in a remote part of France, we relocated to the our native Yorkshire, via a two year stint living in Hampshire, where I attached QTS to my teaching qualifications which enabled me to teach in the primary school setting. I have taught in Years 3/4 for the last 5 years and this year joined forces with Mrs Davison in Blossom class.

I continue to paint and draw, finding inspiration in our local area. I also love to run the hills and am often found out and about, running in all kinds of weather!

Miss Paula Margetson

Miss Paula Margetson

Year 2/3 Teacher

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I am originally from Worthing in West Sussex, but moved to Yorkshire at the age of two and  I now call it home. I have been a primary school teacher since 1998, where I started my career in Dudley in the West Midlands, after shortly returning to Yorkshire to be near my family. I have been at Sutton in Craven CE Primary School since 2002 and taught years 1 to 4 during these years.

I have a passion for nature and the environment. I have explored many corners of the world trekking through jungles, rainforests, across savannahs, up rivers and mountains along with spending time with the locals and wild animals. David Attenborough is one of my heroes and I feel strongly about protecting our wildlife and environment.

My hobbies nowadays include hiking, swimming, and ballet, gardening and playing the piano.

The most rewarding part of my job is to see every single child I teach flourish and thrive in their own individual way.

Mrs Rebecca Rothwell

Mrs Rebecca Rothwell

Year 4 Teacher (part-time)

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I have been teaching for over 20 years and have taught in Scotland, the South of England, on the island of Jersey as well as in Boston, USA!  When I returned to the UK with my husband and 3 sons, 7 years ago now, I became a maths specialist teacher teaching in many primary schools in the Craven area. I joined our school in January 2018 and love the diversity of teaching all subjects in KS2. I am a true country girl at heart and love dog walking, running and being in the beautiful countryside of this area. I am a fanatical knitter and love sewing and cooking too.

Mrs Alison Campbell

Mrs Alison Campbell

Year 4 Teacher (part-time)

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I joined the team here at Sutton CE in September 2009, having previously taught in Hellifield and Ilkley.  During my time at Sutton CE I have taught across KS2.  I grew up in Skipton where I still live with my husband and two boys. Together we enjoy family days out, reading and crafting – I always have a cross stich project on the go.  As a practicing Christian I am also heavily involved in my local church.

Mrs Leanne Harrison

Mrs Leanne Harrison

Year 5/Year 6 Teacher

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I joined the Sutton CE team in February 2019 with our youngest children in Blossom class and now work with our much older children in Oak. I have previously worked in much larger city schools in Bradford and Keighley. I love learning new things so am always reading lots of books and listing to podcasts.

I grew up in Skipton and studied locally. I now live nearby with my husband and two young daughters. We enjoy a good muddy walk in the woods, painting and movie nights with lots of popcorn!

Mrs Caroline Williamson

Mrs Caroline Williamson

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

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I qualified as a teacher in 2001 and worked a local school until 2004 when I got married and moved to Germany and worked in a service school for 3 years. I worked in schools across the country for a few years until we had our family. Then once the children were at school I decided to go back to work as a TA. I love to bake, cook and go on walks with the children exploring new places. 

Mrs Helen Longbottom

Mrs Helen Longbottom

Teaching Assistant

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My name is Helen Longbottom and I have been involved with Sutton CE Primary since 1996 when my eldest child started here. In 2002 I began working at the school and was also engaged part-time as an Advanced Teaching Assistant Assessor at Craven College.

On a personal note I am married with three children and two grandchildren. In my spare time I enjoy painting, pottery and general arty things.

Mrs Tracy Felgate

Mrs Tracy Felgate

Teaching Assistant (SEN)

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My name is Mrs Felgate, I have worked at Sutton CE school for 7 years and loved every minute of it.

I enjoy walking around the Yorkshire Dales, crafting and art when I’m not at school.

Mrs Denise Hartley

Mrs Denise Hartley

Teaching Assistant (SEN)

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I joined Sutton CE as a SEN teaching assistant in 2013 and have been lucky enough to have worked in all of our classes.
Having travelled for the majority of my younger years, as a result of my Father being in the army and working as a Nanny in North America and Germany, I have now been settled in Yorkshire for the last 25 years, with my husband and two girls.
In addition to my role at school, I also enjoy walking and gardening in my spare time.

Mrs Gail Jenkins

Mrs Gail Jenkins

Teaching Assistant

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I joined Sutton CE in 2012 whilst my three children were pupils here. Prior to this, I worked as a registered nurse for nearly twenty years. I have a history degree and am currently studying for a Masters degree. In my spare time I enjoy reading, walking our family dog and have been learning Spanish for the past three years

Mrs Charlotte Walker

Mrs Charlotte Walker

Teaching Assistant

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I started work as a teaching assistant at Sutton CE in September 2016 after working locally at Eastburn and Brooklands special school. On a personal note I have a little boy and my second baby is due in April 2021. I love swimming and as a family we love spending time together and going exploring! We also enjoy cooking together.

Mrs Vicki McLaren

Mrs Vicki McLaren

Teaching Assistant

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After living away from Yorkshire for a number of years, travelling to different places and working in various schools including a school in Germany, my family and I settled back in lovely Yorkshire and I joined the Sutton-in-Craven CE family in 2018. I am grateful to be part of a small team and am enjoying being part of the community and getting to know everyone. It’s a fantastic community that we live and work in.

Miss Nichola Lindley

Miss Nichola Lindley

Teaching Assistant

Midday Supervisor (part-time)
Bobbins Afterschool Club

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I have worked at Sutton CE since April 2017, I studied Visual Arts at Bradford College. I love taking up artist/design/DIY projects in my own home. One of my murals is displayed in my local church, as an active member I am involved in Sunday School, tech support and I also help lead and run a Christian Girls Group. I love horses and in my spare time I enjoy riding and I am part of both a local RDA and Riding Club with which I help organize events and shows. I like taking walks with my dog (Bean), lastly I love travelling and exploring the world and have been to a few places across the globe.

Mrs Veronica Crangle

Mrs Veronica Crangle

Teaching Assistant

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Mrs Heather Spence

Mrs Heather Spence

Midday Supervisor

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I have been associated with Sutton CE School since 1995 when I choose it as the place my 2 sons would attend primary school. In 1997 I volunteered to listen to children read and joined the then PTA, helping with
the float for Sutton Fun day and the school disco amongst other things.
In September 2000 I joined the staff team as an MSA and have and still do enjoy being in the school family. During this time, I’ve been included on school trips on the canal, to Ripon workhouse and Eden camp as well as enjoying the sponsored walks.

Mrs Tina Curtis

Mrs Tina Curtis

Midday Supervisor

Bobbins Breakfast Club

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I have now worked at Sutton CE school for 11 years, currently in the role of a mid-day supervisor. Prior to this role I have supported in classes with day to day jobs such as listening to readers and changing books. I have lived locally for 25years with my husband and two children Emily & Alana. In my spare time I enjoy walking, reading and swimming.

Mrs Lucy Hutchinson

Mrs Lucy Hutchinson

Midday Supervisor

Bobbins Breakfast Club
Bobbins Afterschool Club

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I joined Sutton in craven CE Primary in September 2016. Prior to working in school I ran my own childminding business and I have spent over 25 years working in childcare. I am married and I have 3 boys and lots of animals.

Miss Hannah South

Miss Hannah South

Cook

Mrs Linda Brewood

Mrs Linda Brewood

Kitchen Assistant

Mr Martin Cooper

Mr Martin Cooper

Caretaker