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 Rebecca Favier Proud head teacher at St Andrew’s Fox Covert, passionate about the outdoors as a space for learning and committed to the ensuring very best for the community I serve.

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.

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 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!

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: Miss Hannah Edie Delighted to be a part of such a welcoming and friendly school family. I am particularly interested in expressive arts, sign language and making school inclusive for all.

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 Laura Crickett

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

Ms Stephanie Bates

Dining Hall Support: Mrs C Jayarathinam

Service Support Officer: Mr Kenny Orr