Swalwell Primary School

Working together, learning together


Meet The Staff

Come and meet the staff at our school!


Senior Management


  • Mrs R Hocking – Headteacher/ LAC Co-ord
  • Mr R Warren – Deputy Headteacher/Teaching and Learning/KS1 Lead/Moderator
  • Mrs C Wicks - SENCo/ Reception Class Teacher/ Early Years Lead
  • Mrs K McCall- Assistant Headteacher/ Year 3/4 Class Teacher/ Maths Co-ord/ Pupil Premium/KS2 Lead
  • Mrs E Elliott - School Business Manager 




  • Miss E Cobb
  • Miss A Lawson
  • Mrs S McAvoy
  • Miss A Mabon
  • Mrs J Walmsley


Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Teaching Assistants


  • Mrs Campbell 
  • Miss S Foley 
  • Mrs S Hall
  • Miss R Kavanagh 
  • Miss A Lazenby
  • Miss L Smith 
  • Miss K Slater 
  • Mrs D Vanner
  • Mrs A Waugh
  • Miss L Wilson 
  • Miss DL Watson - Apprentice Early Years 


Administration & Site Management

  • Mrs E Elliott, School Business Manager
  • Miss N Graham, Administrative Assistant 
  • Mrs A Sowerby Drinkald Maternity Cover for Miss Graham.


Family Support Worker

  • Miss Katie Doyle


Midday Supervisor and Lunchtime Assistants


  • Mrs Plummer- Midday Supervisor
  • Mrs Wardle 
  • Mrs Hewison
  • Miss Slater 


School Financial Information & Benchmarking Spending


We are asked to publish on our school’s website whether any member of staff receives a salary of £100,000 or receives increments of £10,000. This is to confirm no member of staff is paid this figure.


School Financial Benchmarking

The school uses the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) Schools Financial Benchmarking website to find similar schools and then compares their per-pupil revenue and expenditure data against spending at Swalwell Primary. This allows the school to identify areas where spending is comparatively high or low. It is important to also understand the story behind the data and to consider it in context.


The Headteacher and Business Manager work closely with the Chair of the Resources Committee when considering financial decisions and the Leadership Team are also consulted when developing the systems and processes the school has in place to help ensure spending is efficient and results in the best outcomes for our pupils