Staff

Our school benefits from an enthusiastic staff team with a range of experiences, talents and interests. Our school community is served by our Head Teacher and Principal Teacher alongside a team of Pupil Support Assistants, 7 class teachers and visiting teachers including our PE teacher. The school’s Principal Teacher also leads our excellent Support for Learning Department. The school is further supported by a Business Manager, a School Administrator and a Service Support Officer. We are a strong team with a great sense of humour and a desire to work together both inside the classroom and beyond. We come to work each day ready to model our values and bring learning alive for our pupils.

Head Teacher: Mrs Angie Brack (acting)

Business Manager: Miss Catherine Smith Delighted to be part of the St. Andrew’s family and committed to supporting our teaching and support staff in the wonderful work they do.

Acting Principal Teacher: Mrs Rachael Quinn I am a long-standing member of the St. Andrew’s staff. I love using technology to enhance learning and will use outside spaces with enthusiasm come rain or shine!

Current Teaching Staff

Primary 1: Miss Emma Glen Being part of the St Andrew’s team is the best job in the world! Love all things dancing and fitness and getting outdoors in the fresh air! I love building relationships with all pupils and ensuring that each child gets the opportunity to shine, achieve and flourish.

Primary 2: Miss Louise Monaghan I am thrilled to be part of our St Andrew’s community. I am passionate about our children having the opportunity to learn beyond their classroom and strive to ensure our learner’s flourish in their local environment.

Primary 3: Mrs Dawn O’Donnell Really excited to be part of the St Andrew’s teaching team. I have worked in Early Years in Edinburgh for many years and look forward to sharing my passion for children’s literature and also outdoor learning!

Primary 4: Mrs Alice Knott and Mrs Tamzin McBirnie I am so happy to be part of such a creative and enthusiastic school team! I love all things to do with outdoor learning and I’m passionate about inclusion. My mission is to make sure that everyone feels that the classroom is a place where they belong.

Primary 5: Mr Ben Tisdale (Mrs Helen Weir on Wednesdays) I am very proud to be part of the St. Andrews Community. I am obsessed with sport, and love any opportunity to Learn Beyond the Classroom.

Primary 6: Miss Aoibheann Kelly I have a keen interest in the teaching of Mathematics and Science and I strive to inspire confidence and creativity in these areas.

Primary 7: Mrs Rachael Quinn

PE Specialist: Mrs Gill Matthews

Visiting Teacher: Ms Julie Richard (Participation and Achievement)

Support Staff

School Administrator: Mr David Ritchie

Pupil Support Assistants:

Miss Erin Thomson

Mrs Michelle Finlayson

Mrs Anne Rogers

Mrs Laura Crickett

PSA: Mrs Nasim Akhtar Compassionate, very considerate of the needs of others and an optimist.

Ms Stephanie Bates

Mrs Masuma Afrose

Early Years Practitioner: Ms Maureen Blyth

Dining Hall Support: Mrs C Jayarathinam

Service Support Officer: Mr Kenny Orr