Meet the Team

The Emmanuel Teaching School Alliance Teaching School team are based in Gateshead and work closely with mentors and colleagues in our partner schools to design and deliver training. Their collective experience ensures they are well qualified to look after the wellbeing and progress of all our trainees.

Dr Julie McGonigle

Dr Julie McGonigle

Director of Teaching School

Mr Matthew Waterfield

Mr Matthew Waterfield

Emmanuel College Principal

Mr Spencer Hennessey

Mr Spencer Hennessey

Teaching School Lead

Mrs Carole Clark

Mrs Carole Clark

Teaching School Administrator

Mr Matthew Hirst

Mr Matthew Hirst

Lead Practitioner

Mr Andrew Thelwell

Mr Andrew Thelwell

Bede Academy Principal (Secondary Years)

Mrs Bethan Harding

Mrs Bethan Harding

Bede Academy Principal (Primary Years)

Mrs Rosy Blakesley-Jones

Mrs Rosy Blakesley-Jones

Professional Tutor (Bede Academy)

Mrs Joan Lumsdon

Mrs Joan Lumsdon

Castletown Primary School Head Teacher

Mrs Janet Bridges

Mrs Janet Bridges

Castle View Enterprise Academy Principal

Mrs Joanna Allan

Mrs Joanna Allan

Professional Tutor (Castle View Enterprise Academy)

Christ's College Sunderland

Professional Tutor (Christ's College Sunderland)

Mr Mark Hall

Mr Mark Hall

Grace College Principal

Mr Steve Mulgrew

Mr Steve Mulgrew

Professional Tutor (Grace College)

Mr David Dawes

Mr David Dawes

The King's Academy Principal

Mrs Sarah Taylor

Mrs Sarah Taylor

Professional Tutor (The King's Academy)

Mrs Janet Jacques

Mrs Janet Jacques

Oakfield Infant and Junior School Federation Executive Headteacher

Mrs Judith Sword

Mrs Judith Sword

St Paul's C of E Primary School Headteacher

Mrs Wendy Adeniji

Mrs Wendy Adeniji

Trinity Academy Principal

Mrs Mel Cutler

Mrs Mel Cutler

Professional Tutor (Trinity Academy)