Meet the Staff
I joined the school in September 2015. I have twin daughters, who keep me very busy and I love playing sport. My favourites are football, triathlons and running, which all keep me reasonably fit! I’m also a big Chelsea FC fan so will always be happy on a Monday if they have won at the weekend. Away from sport, I enjoy reading, films and cooking. I think it’s really important that children are active learners and take responsibility for their learning, so I’m always keen to see this as I’m walking around school. I’m always popping in and out of classrooms as I find it really rewarding to see all the exciting things that are going on in our school.
Deputy Headteacher, Curriculum and Maths Leader, Year 1 teacher
Hello! I am the Deputy Head at school and I love teaching at Riccall. Our children are creative and exciting and make coming to school each day a real adventure! I am currently the Year 1 teacher and work alongside Mrs Northern. So, if you are in school come and see 'THE MEGABRAINASAURUS BUNCH!'; we love sharing our learning journey with others. I am the leader of the school curriculum, which means I look at how we are meeting the needs of all our learners and making sure that it’s creative and builds on their cultural capital. Our children know that their contributions are valued and help shape what we offer them. I work in partnership with parents so they are involved in what is going on and are part of how we support our children. I live in the village and am enjoying discovering walks, with our dogs Scruff and Wilf. I have 2 children (Jake and Belle) and they both help out at school, when they can. They are both teenagers now and they love it when I share stories about them (or maybe they don’t!). I love to read and Terry Pratchett is my favourite author. His Discworld novels capture my imagination and make me laugh out loud. I can recommend Maurice and his educated rodents as this is a different twist on the Pied Piper of Hamlyn. I am a bit of a film buff and love going to the cinema (maybe for the huge bag of pick and mix!). I look forward to seeing you...
Foundation Stage Teacher, Science Lead
Hello! I job share in Year 1 with Mrs Wilson. We enjoy doing new and exciting things and make lots of amazing memories, every day. I live in the village with my husband, who is Liverpool FC mad, my 3-year-old, Pippa, my dog, Winston, and my cat, Gordon. During my spare time, I enjoy family days out and going away for the weekend. I have a particular passion for reading and am very rarely seen without a book, at home. I am currently the English Leader at Riccall School so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Year 2 Teacher, SENDCo and Geography Leader
Hi all, My name is Miss Sweeting and I am the teacher of Year 2 at Riccall. We learn through exciting activities that are linked to the current theme we are exploring in the classroom. The children are encouraged to get ‘stuck in’ with lots of hands on learning and we work incredibly hard as an amazing team. I am the geography coordinator for the school and I am also very excited to have taken on the role as the SENDCo. I love animals and I have an incredibly mischievous dog called Dexter. I also enjoy playing hockey; I play for an all ladies hockey team in Hornsea.
Hello! My name is Miss Simpson and I am the Year Three teacher. I am the new computing lead and love finding new ways to use technology in the classroom. I do my best to look after my environment and enjoy spending time outdoors. My favourite subject is PSHE and I especially enjoy sharing books with children.
Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health and Emotional and Economic well-being (PSCHEE) Subject Leader.
I teach in year 4 part time as a job share with Mrs Newsome. I love working with the children at Riccall school and find it very rewarding to see them progress with their learning. I am married with two daughters, a dog called Alfie and a cat called Henry. In my spare time I enjoy being active and love to ski, cycle, run, and explore new places.
Year 5 Teacher, P.E, History and Educational Visit Subject Leader.
I teach in Year 5 and I especially enjoy organising lots of sport and PE activities in school. I am married and have grown up children. In my spare time I enjoy watching all sports and I am a life long fan of Leeds United.
Year 6 teacher, Writing Leader and Music Leader
I teach in Year 6 and really enjoy getting stuck into all the interesting things that we do together. I love it when children write in such an engaging way, and in Year 6, there are lots of opportunities to really entertain the reader with our choice of vocabulary. I really enjoy teaching music and my favourite times of the year are taking children to Young Voices and leading the concerts that we have after teaching different musical instruments. Outside of school, I play in a ceilidh band and find lots of other opportunities to play my violin or guitar too. I also enjoy cycling and escape rooms!
Finance and Compliance Officer and Teaching Assistant
Relief School Administrator
I am the relief school administrator. Riccall School is a great place to work, full of friendly staff and children. I am married with 2 children and enjoy gardening, eating out and walking.
Teaching assistant in Year 6, School Administrator, ICT Technician and Home School Link Worker.
My name is Caroline Adams and I am the Home, School Link worker in school. I am on the playground every morning and at the end of the school day (except Fridays) please come and say hello. I am a teaching assistant in Year 6 every morning and I lead the afternoon Outdoor Education sessions with the children.I am also the ICT technician. I get a great deal of pleasure working with children within such a happy, caring environment, and I am always busy. I am married with one daughter. In my spare time I enjoy watching sport, travelling in my motorhome and holidays abroad.
I am a teaching assistant working with the younger children in Foundation . I am married with three grown up sons. In my free time I love walking at the coast.
I am a HLTA/teaching assistant working with KS1and KS2. I am married with two children.
Hi, I'm Hannah, or Mrs J as the children know me (Mrs Jaskowski can be a bit of a mouthful)! I work in school as a teaching assistant with the Year 4 children on a Monday and Tuesday morning, and in Reception class all day Thursday and a Friday afternoon. A lot of the children already know me as 'Hannah from Zac's club', as I'm currently the manager of the before and after school club and holiday club, which is based in school. I am married and at the moment, we just have our furbaby (our boxer dog Lenny), but we are expecting our first child in December and I will be leaving for my maternity leave at the end of October.
Teaching Assistant and RE Subject Leader
I currently work as a teaching assistant in year 1 which is lots of fun! I am also a HLTA which means I have the added bonus of working in years 2 and 3. Part of this role is as RE leader which means I ensure RE is delivered throughout school in an appropriate and fun way. I now live in Ackworth with my two girls Mia and Amelie and my dog Rocky. When I'm not at school or looking after my family I enjoy reading crime mysteries, walking and I especially like socialising with my friends
I am a teaching assistant in year 2 in the morning and I teach Phonics to children of all age groups in the afternoon. I enjoy working at Riccall school because we always have lots of fun in our learning and every day is different. I am married and have grown up children. In my spare time I run to keep fit, I love to go shopping, I enjoy baking and reading and sometimes go to watch Leeds United.
Hello! I’m Miss Cameron and I love being a teaching assistant here at Riccall Community Primary School! I work in both the Reception class and Year 3 class. I often do work in the other classrooms, too. I also work at Zac’s Club at Escrick Primary School. I am currently in university, studying children’s learning and development, as I hope to become a primary school teacher in the future! In my spare time, I love looking after and riding my horse, Tweedy.
I am a teaching assistant in Year 4, but I do pop up in other classes in school, so look out for me!
A lot of children know me or know of me, as I have been attached to the school for 2 years in Zac's Club (a before & after school club, based in school).I am married with two children. I love walking, climbing, canoeing and I help out with the Duke of Edinburgh Award. In between studying, I love to read a good book.
Hello! I am Katie, as most of KS1 knows me from pre-school, or Miss Galuska, pronounced ‘Galushka’. I am a teaching assistant in Year 1 and a midday supervisor assistant. I live in the village with my husband and daughter, Nina, and our cat, Suzie. In my spare time, I like taking a lot of photos, reading about interesting things (mainly about food!), working at our allotment, knitting, crocheting and saving the environment, one compostable thing at a time.
I am a teaching assistant in KS2 . I am married and have two grown up children and three gorgeous grandchildren . In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and going on holiday.