Teaching Assistants

Mrs. Cooke

I'm Mrs Cooke and I work as a HLTA in Years 5 and 6. I joined Jesmond Gardens in 2006 and have spent most of that time in upper school. I love working with the children each and every day and enjoy sharing a joke or two. The subjects I enjoy teaching the most are music and PE (especially dance).

In my spare time I love walking, cycling and generally keeping fit! That's when I'm not busy looking after my two wonderful children.

Mrs. Rooney

Hi, my name is Mrs. Rooney.  I currently work as a HLTA in key stage 2.  I love my job because of the daily challenges I face.

When I am not at school, I have 2 daughters and a son to keep me busy and on my toes.  In my free time I enjoy reading and shopping!!

Miss Felton

Hi, my name is Miss Felton. I currently work in key stage 1 as a HLTA. I love my job because of the daily challenges I face; each child is different and brings something new to my day.

When I am not at school I have two daughters to keep me busy. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family.

Miss Moyle

Hi my name is Miss Moyle.  I am currently working in year 3&4 as a teaching assistant, and I thoroughly enjoy my role.  It can be challenging but also very rewarding.

In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and love family holidays.  I also enjoy spending time my time with my friends and socialising.

Mrs. Hildreth

I have worked at Jesmond since about 1996. I started as a parent helper, then a dinner lady and now a TA. I have worked in every year group except Y6. My favourite year is year 2 but I enjoy all years as long as they work hard. 

Mr. Hamilton

I am a teaching assistant working with the year 5 and 6 children. I have worked at Jesmond Gardens since September 2010. I enjoy playing football with the children at lunchtimes and recently enjoyed a trip to London with 50 children and staff.

Mr. Hall 

Hi my name is Mr Hall. I currently work in Y5/6 as a Teaching Assistant. I have worked at Jesmond Gardens full-time since January 2012. I enjoy seeing the children excel and reach their potential, while also having a little fun along the way!

Outside of school I love playing and watching football. I also enjoy going to the cinema, reading and EATING!! With the latter most definitely being my favourite, so don't leave any cakes about! ;o)

Mrs. Huskisson 

I am teaching assistant at Jesmond Gardens. I have loved working here for 10 years. If you enjoy activities after school then I am the person to find.

During the holidays I love foreign travel.

Miss Barker

Hi, my name is Miss Barker and I currently work in year 1&2. I enjoy working with children and watching them learn and achieve.

In my spare time I enjoy baking, going to the cinema and socialising with my family and friends.

Miss Holroyd 

Hello, my name is Miss Holroyd. I joined Jesmond Gardens in December 2012. I currently work as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant in the Foundation Stage and I'm enjoying every minute.

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my friends and family, walking my dog and going out for meals. My favourite thing to do though is shopping. I love to shop and spend money I don't have!

Mrs Woodhall 

Hi my name is Mrs Woodhall and I work in Foundation stage as a one to one Teaching Assistant, my job can be challenging, but very rewarding and I enjoy every minute.

When I am not in school I love spending time with my family and going away in our caravan.  I enjoy nights out, eating good food and shopping.

 

 Mrs Barker

Hi, my name is Mrs Barker. I currently work in year 4 as a one to one Teaching Assistant. I love my job because every day is different and i love the challenges each day brings.

When I am not at school, I have a Mr Barker, a son and a daughter who like to keep me busy. I love to spend time with my family and my little dog Matilda.


Miss Burton

Hello, my name is Miss Burton. I joined Jesmond Gardens in September 2017 and I work as a teaching assistant in Year 1.  Reception and Year 1 are my favourite years to work in.  
When I’m not at school I love spending time with my friends and listening to music. One of my newest hobbies is photography but I’m still practising and have lots to learn.

Miss Tough

Hello, my name is Miss Tough and I joined Jesmond Gardens in September 2017. I currently work as a Teaching Assistant in Year 4 where my role is very rewarding and fulfilling every day. I'm looking forward to working with fantastic teachers and meeting everyone across all aspects of school life. I have a background in teaching English so that is my favourite subject! I love teaching and being a part of every child's unique learning journey.


When I'm not at school, I spend my free time with family and friends; especially with my 4 year old nephew. I enjoy summer holidays abroad, exploring new places and shopping. My favourite time of year is Christmas and cosy winter nights in watching a film.



Miss Young

Hello my name is Miss Young,  I joined Jesmond Gardens in September 2017 and I will be working in reception.  I am looking forward to get to know everyone and start my fun filled journey at such a modern and exciting school. I am very passionate about making learning fun and making strong relationships with children to ensure their journey through school is as fun and enjoyable as it can be.

When I'm not at school I love shopping and eating out at nice resturants but my favourite thing of all is spending time with my family ,  whether it's exploring in the park or snuggled up on the sofa watching a movie, with a bar of chocolate!