Staff at Newington Primary School
Our Headteacher is Mr Torbett.
Our Deputy Headteachers are Mr Armstrong and Mrs Ferguson.
Primary 1A - Miss Hollis
Primary 1B - Mrs Murray
Primary 2A - Miss McEwen
Primary 2B - Mrs Marrs
Primary 3A - Mrs Ferguson/Mrs Magnay
Primary 3B - Miss Simonian
Primary 4A - Mrs Swan
Primary 4B - Mrs Jones
Primary 5A - Mrs Jefferson/Mrs Stewart
Primary 5B - Mrs Sword/Mrs Magnay
Primary 6A - Miss Neill/Mrs Robison
Primary 6B - Mr Schoolar/Mrs Robison
Primary 7A - Mr Armstrong/Mr Kilpatrick
Primary 7B - Mrs Duignan/Mr Kilpatrick
General Assistant for P2-4 is Mrs McKend
General Assistant for P.5-7 is Mrs Glass
Early Years Assistant
Our Early Years Assistant is Miss MacDonald who will be supporting the children in both our Nursery and Primary One classes.
Our Janitor is Mr Kennedy
Our Infant Playground Supervisor
Our Infant Playground Supervisor is Mrs Davidson.
Our Principal Teacher is Mrs Bingham.
Mrs Bingham has been working at Newington Primary since 1991.
Mrs Bingham is the Principal teacher for the Learning Zone. Part of her job is to plan work for the children who come to the Learning Zone. She also fills in lots of different forms, arranges meetings and organises Support for Learning Assistants.
Mrs Bingham really enjoys working with the children and helping them achieve success in their work.
Our Support for Learning Teacher is Mr Brown.
Mr Brown works at Newington Primary School as an Additional Support for Learning Teacher. He is at Newington on Monday and all day on Wednesday and Thursday. He works at other schools other than Newington on the other days of the week. He has worked at Newington School since August of 2015.
Mr Brown teaches pupils as individuals or in small groups. He does lots of assessment work for reading, spelling and maths. He helps other teachers to plan work based on his assessments. He works with some other specialists such as Speech and Language Therapists and Educational Psychologists.
As he works with pupils who tend to have come up against barriers to their learning, he enjoys finding out how to give them the confidence to overcome these barriers. Seeing pupils progress into independent and confident learners satisfies him in his job.
Our P.E. Specialist is Mrs Mannall.
Mrs Mannall works in our school on a Monday morning, Wednesday and a Friday morning.
Our Music Specialist
Our Music specialist is Miss Crombie. She takes Music on a Tuesday and Wednesday.
Our Office Staff
Our office staff are Mrs Patterson and Mrs Hind
Our Catering Staff
Mrs Wotherspoon and her staff prepare the meals for all of the children.
Please refer to the Menu list in our 'Parent' section.
The kitchen staff are as follows:-
Mrs Dunbar, Mrs Carruthers, Mrs Hamilton and Mrs Jackson.
Mrs Wotherspoon enjoys working as part of a very hard working team. She enjoys watching the children grow and develop throughout their time at school. She thinks that working with children is very rewarding and in her kitchen everyday, produces new challenges for her team.