Mrs Y. Gleig - Headteacher. I studied for my degree in Sheffield, qualifying with a BEd in 1991. I have taught in primary school ever since. I joined Summerhill in 2005 and am privileged to work with such wonderful children and proud to be part of such a dedicated team. I am a qualified Reading Recovery teacher, have the National Award for SEN Coordination. I am married with twins (Abi and Nathan). I enjoy reading, baking, going to the theatre and walking my dog, Alfie. I also love following gymnastics and football! My passion for gymnastics was developed as both Abi and Nathan were competitive gymnasts.
Mrs C. Padilla - Assistant Headteacher and Year 6 Teacher. I have worked at Summerhill for the past 6 years and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I previously worked at HSBC bank. When my children were young I began helping out at their school. As I enjoyed it so much I decided to persue a career in teaching. This has proved to be much more rewarding as everyday is different.
I am currently working in Year 6, which is an extremely challenging year for the children and myself, but everyone works so hard and we try to do lots of activities throughout the year to keep us on our toes. I am a member of the Senior Leadership Team and I lead Maths and Music at Summerhill.
In my spare time I like to go walking and riding my bike and spending time with my family.
Mr I. Lunt - Assitant Headteacher and Year 5 Teacher. I have worked at Summerhill for around 10 years and have really enjoyed my time here. It is a priviliged position to be in, teaching your children and sharing their lives.
In school I take a lead in Safeguarding and English. I also coach the football teams - through the good seasons and the bad! I am also a member of the schools Senior Leadership Team and a Governor of the school.
I am married and have 3 children, Lottie, Sam and Toby. In my own time, they keep me busy as do my dog and 2 cats!
Mr P. Palmer - Year 4 Teacher. I have been at the school for three years and really enjoy teaching. The enthusiasm of the children at our school makes each day a pleasure.
My hobbies include, playing guitar, keeping active, photography, listening to music and watching films.
Mrs L. Rannard - SENDCO and Year 3 Teacher. At University I specialised in children's development and learning. My subject champion areas in Summerhill is Science and Special Educational Needs and I am part of the Senior Leadership Team all of which I enjoy very much. Before I joined Summerhill I worked as a Project Manager in The Royal Bank of Scotland in Liverpool. I am mum to two football mad boys and married to an equally football obsessed husband . Most of my weekends are taken up standing on a wet and windy sideline! During my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, playing netball and spending time with my family.
Mrs J Chedgzoy - Year 2 Teacher. I have taught at Summerhill for 4 years. I am the subject champion for Art and P.E. I am also the reading leader for RWI and also a Governor for the school.
I love working in the infants, watching the children develop new skills daily. I particularly enjoy teaching the children how to read.
I love P.E. and play netball with some of the staff from school. I also enjoy running, gardening, cooking and cross stitching!
Mrs A. Kavanagh - Year 1 Teacher. Previously I was a supporting teacher at a different school for a Year 5 class in the morning and worked with small, intervention groups in the afternoon. However I decided I needed a change and Summerhill was that change. Summerhill has such a positive atmosphere and all the staff are so enthusiastic and hard working, I just love working here. Out of school I am a mum to three children. In my spare time I like to run and keep fit and if there is any more spare time, I enjoy reading.
Mrs H. Livesley - Early Years Teacher - Reception. I have worked at Summerhill for 4 years. Previous to that I worked for the Local Authority as an Early Years consultant. It is a privilige to be part of the first stage of a childs school life and it is my priority to make sure we get it right for them. In school I take the lead for Early Years and School Council.
I have a passion for running and animals. At any time you will find some kind of animal in the Reception Class. We have 6 lovely hens at the moment!
I am married to Rob and have 2 children, Isobelle and Molly, and of course animals - 5 gorgeous guinea pigs!
Mrs J. Johnson - Adminstration Officer/PA. I have been employed at Summerhill since 1994, as an Administrative Officer; also for the past ten years as Mrs Nelson’s Personal Assistant. The role is very varied, requiring flexibility at all times to ensure the smooth running of the office. I am married with two grown up children and a one grandson. I enjoy travel, reading, dancing, and singing.
Mrs D. Higham - Administrative Assistant. I have been at Summerhill since Sept 2005. My role involves keeping registers and absences up to date and ordering school dinners. I also collect money for school dinners, trips and any other money coming into school as well as answering the telephone, photocopying and opening the post. I am married to Ian and we have three boys who keep me very busy! I teach Sunday School and help run a children's club at the church we attend in Liverpool.
Mrs C. Roscoe - Cover Supervisor/Learning Partner/Interventions. I have worked at Summerhill for 13 years. During this time I have had quite a few different roles. I am currently a Learning Partner/Cover Supervisor and am responsible for delivering 1:1 support/interventions and cover across the Key Stages. I live in Maghull and have twins and a daughter.
I love walking my dog, reading, dressmaking and 'trying' to play the guiltar.
Ms A. Deary - Learning Partner/HLTA. I have worked at Summerhill since February 2014. I currently lead a RWI group in the mornings and teach Computing to Years 2-6 in the afternoons. I am also in charge of maintaining and updating parts of the website. I thoroughly enjoy working at this school.
Outside of school, I am kept busy by my 3 children and in my spare time I enjoy swimming, netball and running.
Mrs M. Hay - Learning Partner Reception. I have been a learning partner within the Reception class for many years and am a qualified Nursery Nurse. I am married to Steve, have two sons and one granddaughter who I really enjoy spending time with. My favourite past-times are reading, walking and going on holiday.
Mrs A. Cragg - Learning Partner Year 1. I qualified as an N.N.E.B. in 1974. I have worked at Summerhill since January 1994, during which time I have worked in all year groups. I have attended many courses over the years to give me additional knowledge to help and encourage children in English, Maths and reading. My biggest passion is to help children to overcome barriers to reading. At present I am the Learning Partner in Year 1 and do PPA cover one afternoon a week.
Outside of school I enjoy walking, camping, dancing and eating out... I am married and have one grown up daughter who lives in Leeds with her husband.
Ms C. Newsham - Learning Partner Year 2/1:1 Support. I work as part of the additional needs support team delivering learning interventions to a number of pupils through the year groups. I have an NVQ3 in supporting teaching and learning as well as completing courses in supporting primary maths, literacy and sign language. I have three fabulous children of my own who keep me very busy. One of them has special needs so this really enhances my enthusiasm in school to help children overcome any barriers to learning by making it fun, encouraging them to be as independent as possible and enabling them to reach their potential.
Mrs H. Walker - Learning Partner Year 6. I am currently employed as a Learning Partner in Year 6, a role I very much enjoy. I also work within the Breakfast and After School Clubs.
Ms V. Coates - 1:1 Learning Partner Year 5. I have worked at Summerhill for 6 years. I currently work as a 1:1 Learning Partner providing support to a Year 4 pupil. I hold a Level 3 BTEC Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning.
I enjoy going to the cinema, eating out and, of course, shopping. Before coming to work at Summerhill, I worked in a hair salon in Birkenhead as a Hairdresser. I live in Maghull with my son, who, up until recently, attended Summerhill.
Miss G. Bradshaw - Learning Partner Year 4. I gained a Level 3 in Specialist Support Teaching and Learning from St Helens College and have been a proud member of staff here at Summerhill since December 2013. In my spare time I am the head coach a junior girls football team that competes in the Liverpool League. It is hard work (especially on cold winter nights) but always lots of fun. My other hobbies include mountain biking and sightseeing holidays, my favourite being a journey from the East Coast to the West Coast of America which took 33 days!
Mrs K. Burrows - 1:1 Learning Partner Year 6. Since starting at Summerhill several years ago, I have enjoyed working across both Key Stages 1 and 2 and am currently based within Year 6 as a 1:1 Learning Partner. I hold an NVQ 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning. I enjoy Art and Languages.
Mrs C. Thomas - 1:1 Learning Partner Year 2. I support one of the pupils on a 1:1 basis. I live within Maghull with my husband, son and daughter and enjoy spending the holidays abroad in our caravan.
Mrs J. Taylor - 1:1 Learning Partner Year 4. I provide 1:1 support to one of our pupils, a role I very much enjoy. I also work within the Breakfast, After School and Holiday Clubs.
Mrs L. Wood - 1:1 Learning Partner Year 2. I am very proud to working as part of the Summerhill team. I feel that Summerhill is a fantastic school - I must do, because I sent my 5 children here, and over the last 20 years have watched the school flourish. I am qualified to Level 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning and also a certified Singalong Practitioner.
Outside of school apart from looking after my family, I enjoy playing netball and reading.
Mrs P. Gillin - Learning Partner Year 5. Over my time at Summerhill, I have undertaken an NVQ 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning as well as a number of specialist TA courses in Supporting Numeracy and Literacy. Outside of school I enjoy reading, socialising and gardening.
Mrs M. Keig - Learning Partner Year 3. During my 10 years at Summerhill, I have also worked in Years 5 and 4. I am qualified to NVQ Level 3 in ' Supporting Teaching and Learning .' I live locally with my family and enjoy visiting the theatre, watching films and travelling.
Ms S. Owens - 1:1 Learning Partner Year 5. I orginally volunteered in Summerhill whilst studying to be a Teaching Assistant. I now work in Year 5, supporting a child on a 1:1 basis.
I live in Melling wih my partner and my son, who also attends Summerhill. I am however currently on maternity leave, after the birth of my daughter.
I have worked at Summerhill since January 2017. I am a retired teacher and I am enjoying a change of role, supporting one of our pupils. I think that Summerhill is a fabulous school, the children are wonderful and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. I live in Maghull with my husband and our two very spoiled cats. In my spare time, I like gardening, sewing, reading, films, and shopping.
Mr E. Feria - Caretaker. I am the caretaker at Summerhill, in charge of site maintenance and have been here for 9 years. I enjoy working at the school and love helping out with special activities on occasions.
I am originally from Andalucia, Malaga in Spain. I have a great love of my culture and have been performing in my Flamenco Band for 23 years - my grandson now plays in my band too.
My hobbies are gardening, salsa dancing, flamenco dancing and spanish music and spanish cooking.
Kitchen Staff - who prepare and serve the lunchtime meals at Summerhill.
Mrs J. Turner, Ms T. Shaw, Mrs M Boyd
and Ms A McNichol
Welfare Staff - who support and care for the children during lunch-time