Mrs A Wyn-Hughes - Headteacher
I am incredibly proud to have been appointed the Headteacher of Queensferry CP in September 2021.
I graduated from Bangor university in 2004 and started my teaching career at Ysgol Gwynedd Flint. I taught all junior classes in my 8 years there and then in 2012 I moved to Wood Memorial in Saltney as the Deputy Head teacher and ALNCo. I had 9 very happy years; with my last 2 years as the Acting Headteacher. Whilst there I taught every year group in the school. I couldn’t possibly pick a favourite, but my year as Nursery teacher taught me so much!
I have two beautiful children; my daughter is in high school and my son is in primary, both attending Welsh medium schools. I am so very proud of the fact they are bilingual. I just need to keep learning the language myself so that when they speak in Welsh to their Dad, I can keep up!
We love going on holiday, planning road trips and spending time together. We also enjoy taking our gorgeous (but crazy) dog on lots of walks! In a very busy working week I also try hard to keep active and fit through exercise, walks and the occasional run, as I know how important it is to look after our mental health and well-being.
I believe passionately that every child must be championed and given the opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring, nurturing and safe school environment. I will strive to achieve this, with the help of a brilliant team and I won’t settle for anything less at Queensferry CP!
Mrs V Hughes- Nursery/Reception Teacher & Forest School Lead
I love being a teacher and no two days are ever the same! I grew up locally living in Mancot and trained in Leeds to get a BA honours in Education. After supplying in lots of local schools I joined the Queensferry family 13 years ago and haven’t looked back since. I have taught in all the Foundation Phase classes and am currently in Nursery and Reception. I believe teaching in the early years is not just about education but about being loco parentis - or ‘in place of the parent’. My classroom is a caring and nurturing classroom where I will care for your child as if they were my own. I strive to create a fun, lively and energetic classroom full of joy where children will begin their school journey.
I live with my husband Chris and two boys - Thomas and Luke. Working part time allows me to do the job I love and have extra time being with my family. We like going for long walks in the woods, having days out at the beach and going on bike rides.
In 2010 I was given the fantastic opportunity to train as a Forest School Leader. I am passionate about being outside and believe every child should experience toasting a marshmallow on a campfire, whittling a stick and making dens. Teaching Forest School brings back memories of my own childhood and I look forward to these sessions as much as our pupils do.
I am also our Eco School Co-Ordinator. I am proud to have led our school from getting our first Green Flag Award to now being a Platinum Eco School for the second year in a row.
Mrs B McNamara - Nursery/Reception Teacher
For me, there is no greater job in the world than teaching - I love it! 11 years ago, after many years of working for a bank, I finally got the opportunity to complete my PGCE and fulfil my dream of becoming a teacher. I have worked in several different schools, across all of the year groups, although my training specialised in the delivery of the Foundation Phase curriculum. Mrs Hughes and I share the teaching of Nursery and Reception and we are passionate about helping every child to reach their full potential. Stories, drama and hands on experiences help the children to learn through fun and play. Teaching in the early years is a privilege. We have a great team who strive to create a caring and nurturing environment where the children can thrive.
I live with my husband and two children. We have a cockapoo called Luna and a fish called Fred. We love to spend time outdoors; walking, exploring new places or out on our paddle boards (after 4 years I still spend more time in the water than on it!) We also love to travel, either exploring beautiful wales and camping with friends, or visiting new places around the world (when we can). If I get any spare time, I love to read - Mrs Hughes and I are always swapping books!
This is my third year at Queensferry Primary School and I consider my self very lucky to work with such amazing children and staff.
Mrs V Farrelly - Year 1 Teacher
I love being a teacher and know it is the ideal job for me. I worked for the Environment Agency for 13 years in their ecology, pollution prevention and flood risk teams and this passion for nature ensures my class learn outside as much as possible.
Meeting family and friends for a walk is my favourite way to catch up. This Summer I finally completed the Sandstone Trail and Snowdon (both with extra mileage due to chatting too much!) Bouldering (indoor climbing) is my children’s favourite activity and fast becoming mine too- despite my constant fear of falling.
In my class- laughter, dancing, singing and silly voices are all critically important to ensuring learning is hands on and fun for everyone (including me).
Mrs S Gregory - Deputy Headteacher, Foundation Phase Manager and Year 2 Teacher
I always knew I wanted to be a teacher so I applied to Liverpool Hope University where I spent 4 years gaining my B.Ed specialising in English. While at university I also worked with the children’s charity K.I.N.D at their residential base in Scotland where I discovered that midges just love my skin!!
Before coming to Queensferry Primary School in September 2015, I worked at Ysgol Gwynedd in Flint for 12 years. I grew up in Sandycroft but now live in Connah’s Quay with my husband, two daughters and three cats. I spend my time running my girls around to their different clubs (netball is my favourite!!) and when I get the chance I love watching TV, reading and going on adventures with my family.
I am passionate about creating a fun, interactive and caring environment that nurtures independence. I also love being silly with the children, sharing my love of reading with them and giving them the opportunity to experience lots of new and different things.
Mrs K Jones - ALNCO & Year 3/4 Teacher
I started teaching at Queensferry in 2013, but I also worked at school for a year before that. I completed a degree in History and English at Aberystwyth University before going on to get my PGCE at Bangor University. My PCGE was based in the Foundation Phase and I’ve been lucky enough to teach both Foundation Phase and Key Stage Two. My approach remains the same, I want to make sure that everyone enjoys learning and is given the best opportunity to reach their full potential. There is always lots of laughs in class (probably mostly at me!) and I hope that all the children enjoy their experience. I always wanted to be a teacher, and I am very lucky to work in a school that I love.
I became ALNCo in September 2018 and I have learnt so much along the way (although I think I will always be learning something new!). Having this time away from class means that I am able to learn more about all the children in school, which I really enjoy.
Outside of school, I live in a village in Shropshire (miles away…!) and my husband, son and daughter keep me busy! I love watching tv, listening to music, reading, baking, walking and spending time with my family.
Mrs N Ankers - Year 3/4 Teacher
I have worked at Queensferry C.P School for many years now and during my time so far it has been wonderful seeing children grow, progress and mature as they have journeyed through their education. Before becoming a teacher I completed a degree in Psychology with Education Studies. I then gained experience working in schools then went on to complete a PGCE specializing in Early Years. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher but I was also very interested in Psychology so decided to take that route knowing I could train as a teacher after completing my psychology degree.
Working part time means I get a good work life balance. When I'm not in work I'm kept busy by my lovely two year old daughter. I enjoy family days out exploring and discovering new places with both my daughter and husband. Reading, baking and walking are also some of the other things I like to do.
In my class I believe mutual respect and positive relationships are significant to supporting children in their learning and building confidence and independence is at the heart of what I do. I love using songs to help children learn and its great to hear when the children tell me they have been singing the songs at home. Creating a love of reading is also important to me- 'reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are'.
Mr G Rodger-Burns - Year 3/4 Teacher
I am currently teaching a mixed Year 3/4 Class. I joined Queensferry CP in 2012 after completing a PGCE at Bangor University in Primary Education. Before teaching at Queensferry, I went to Lancaster University where I gained a BA (Hons) in Sports Development which helped me get my job working for for Flintshire County Council as a Sports Development Officer at the Argoed and Elfed High Schools. So yes I am a sports nut! I am also the resident IT Wizard in school, who loves trying out all the new technology or trying to fix it for everyone.
At home I have 2 children, Jamie and Amelia who keep me busy when I am not in school. My wife, Sarah, is also a Primary Teacher. I am a massive rugby nut, you will find me either playing, coaching at Mold Rugby Club or going to Cardiff to watch Wales. For my sins I am also an Everton fan. I love pretty much all sports but I am also a huge American Football fan, so Sunday nights are my night with the TV watching it! If it isn't sport, it is listening to music, going to the zoo, walks with the family, cooking and going to new places.
I always try to bring energy and laughter into learning, with fun being at the heart at my lessons. I also LOVE mistakes, you will hear me say that, as mistakes are a key part of learning. I am a firm believer that learners’ achieve their best when they are happy and safe.
Mrs L Price - Key Stage 2 Manager and Year 5 Teacher
I have been a teacher at Queensferry since 1999. In that time I have taught every year from Y6 to Y2. I am currently in Y5 and I am devoted to preparing children for Y6. I love teaching Y5 because there’s always such a change in maturity and independence through the year.
I completed my degree in York and I specialised in PE, following my background in swimming. As a teenager I competed for Wales at National swimming Competitions. During my degree, I spent 6 months in The French Alps, skiing and teaching in a French Primary School- what an experience! From this comes my love for languages and travel. My first 3 years teaching were in a Jewish School in Liverpool. Since being in Queensferry, I got married and had two beautiful daughters. I live in Wrexham and in my spare time I swim, read and watch TV. Also, I’m a swimming official judge and work in local swimming galas.
Before lockdown I was lucky enough to complete part of a Welsh Sabbatical Course and I am passionate about embedding an ethos of developing children’s learning and understanding of Welsh. I’m working closely with Criw Cymraeg to gain our Campus Cymraeg Bronze award.
In my class I strive to support children, embedding equality, compassion and understanding of each other where we work together to create a healthy learning environment. I promise to be fair, honest and consistent in supporting individual needs.
Mr R Thornhill - Year 6 Teacher
I am the current Year 6 teacher here at Queensferry. I have been at Queensferry since 2009. It's great to teach the oldest children in the school after seeing them grow and develop on their journey from early years. We are all proud when we send our children up to high school and beyond.
I have a degree in History from Aberystwyth University and also studied there to become a Primary teacher. I grew up in the Derbyshire village of Whaley Bridge in the Peak District surrounded by magnificent rolling hills and sheep! which is why I now feel so at home in North Wales.
I enjoy swimming and open water swimming, camping and spending time outside with my wife and 2 daughters.
In my class I like to use humour and laughter to create a positive learning atmosphere. I share my love of different music and use drama to broaden children's learning experiences.
Mr L Ellis - Key Stage 2 Interventions Teacher and Year 2 PPA Cover
Mrs A Portman - HLTA, Foundation Interventions and ALNCO Support
School Support Staff
Miss N Rushby, Mrs V Bushell, Mrs K Warrington, Mrs S Sidebottom, Mrs M Marzal, Mrs A Murton, Mrs A Parry, Mrs S Hughes, Mr T McAlea, Mrs E Stefanou, Mrs H Jones
Inclusion and Nurture Staff
Miss E Westwood, Miss J Graham
Miss R Watson - Business Manager
Mr D Wrench - Caretaker