Care, Respect and a Commitment to High Standards

St George's CofE School aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

Above all, our aim is to make St. George's School a happy place, where your child will want to be, where their personal strengths and weaknesses will be recognised and their work will be tailored to reflect their individual needs.


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Meet the Staff



Mr S Herbert
Headteacher/ Safeguarding Lead

I came to work in Barrow as a teacher nearly twenty years ago and never left! It is a wonderful honour to be Head of St George’s School and I love working with both children and adults, seeing them achieve their potential and enjoying school life. In my spare time, I like spending time with my family, reading, listening to music and enjoy going to watch football.
Mrs K Stringer
Deputy Headteacher - Class 2 teacher

I am the subject leader for maths and I am also an SLE (Specialist Leader in Education) for the county. I am passionate about teaching and love working at St. George's School. I enjoy kayaking, reading, cooking and geocaching in my free time (although not simultaneously!). I love spending time with my family.
Mrs S Craig
Assistant Headteacher - Class 3 teacher

I have a large family and love to spend as much time as possible, supporting their interests and having fun. I became a teacher later on in life and feel incredibly proud to be a member of the team at this wonderful school.

Teaching Staff

Mrs H Whitworth 
Special Educational Needs Coordinator

My role in school is to coordinate the support for children with additional needs. I work with staff in school, as well as people from outside school to help support the most vulnerable learners. I love getting out and about in the Lake District and in Scotland. I enjoy walking and mountain biking, canoeing and camping. Spending time with my family is also really important to me. 
Mrs L Ellis
Class 6 teacher

Life is hectic between juggling the needs of 29 year 6 children and my 2 boys at home. Outside of school, the majority of time is spent on the sideline of a football pitch, cheering on my boys. When I do have some "me" time, I enjoy running, reading and catching up with family and friends. 
Mr A Costa
Class 5 teacher

This is my second year at St George's. I thoroughly enjoy working with our excellent staff and wonderful children. I love to teach history and science but really enjoy art work. My hobbies include football, which I run the club for, and running. 
Mrs L Maclean

I have been teaching at St. George's school for 8 years. I have 2 young children of my own and in my spare time I enjoy going walking, skiing and cooking with them. I also like going to shows and concerts, shopping and travelling with my friends when I get the chance. 
Mrs L Thompson
Class 1 teacher - English Coordinator 

I have been a teacher at St. George's school since 2008. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family. I also perform in musicals with a local theatre group. I love working with the fantastic children and staff at St. George's. 
Mrs K Sturgeon
Reception and Class 2 teacher - Early Years Leader

I have worked at St.George's since 2003 and thoroughly enjoy being here.
In my spare time I try to stay healthy by cycling, running and walking. I enter the Keswick to Barrow walk each year and after completing a half marathon last year I was delighted to actually complete a full marathon too. I enjoy setting myself new challenges and goals to aim for, and am currently thinking about my next one!
Mrs D Smith 
Nursery teacher

I'm enthusiastic and energetic. I love walking outdoors especially on Learning away days when I encourage the children to learn from our local environment and appreciate nature. They say you should never work with animals and children, to me that is the best combination. Learning needs to be first hand, fun and then it will last forever. 
Mrs S Chapman
PE Lead teacher

I have a mixture of roles at St. George's. You will see me on the gate in the morning, welcoming the children to school. I organize the PE curriculum across the school and am responsible for ensuring the children take part in as many sporting/ healthy opportunities as possible. I have the privilege to plan weekly Outdoor Learning days for pupils from Nursery through to Year 6. I also cover PPA for Reception Class, Y2 and Y3. My hobbies include open water swimming and walking in the mountains. I love to be outdoors. 
Miss H Bacon
Class 4 teacher 

I love travelling and enjoy sharing my experiences of living in Africa and other places with the children in my class. I believe that people who read a lot are smart, interesting and fun so I try to read as much as possible and encourage children to do the same. I love being outside in our beautiful scenery. At the weekends I go sailing and walking with my family. 

Support Staff

Mrs L Exley
Office Manager 

I enjoy spending time with my family as much as I can. I like to go to the gym and walking my elderly dog. I enjoy walking in the Lake District with my husband to have some peace every now and again.
Mrs T Mason
Office Administrator
I have recently started working at St George’s and I am really looking forward to getting to know the children.  I enjoy spending time with my granddaughter, baking and walking in the Lakes
Mrs N Thomson
Inclusion Lead/ Deputy Safeguarding Lead (Early Help Co-ordinator)/ Kidsafe Tutor

Hi there. I am in my 17th year here and can never imagine working anywhere else!  Every day is different and the pupils and staff are delightful, I can honestly say that St. George's is my second home :)  My main responsibilities are overseeing behaviour management, co-ordinating Early Help assessments, Supporting SEN and Deputy Safeguarding Lead. On a personal level, my hobbies include gardening, reading and keeping abreast of any new initiatives.  I am a big believer that you are never too old to learn!
Mrs K Albery
Pastoral Mentor/ Deputy Safeguarding Lead

My role covers working with children/families that may be experiencing difficulties at some time of their lives which may put up barriers to learning.
I also work alongside the PTA team and have introduced family learning into school, which is now in its second year and is going from strength to strength. The aim of family learning is for parents and children to work together to get an understanding of how we each learn.
Mr J Riley
Care Worker

I work as part of the Pastoral Team in St George’s.
As part of my pastoral role I am involved with the children doing activities ranging from outdoor experiences i.e. biking, walking, gardening, community projects (Green Heart Den and Big Clean) to DIY tasks around school. One of the main outcomes is to form a trusting and positive relationship with the child and sometimes parent or guardian.
Mrs L Wood
Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Specific Language

Mrs G Long
Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Early Language

I first joined St George's school as an apprentice in 1998 and once qualified I was thrilled to become a permanent member of the team. Since then I have achieved my HLTA status and have extra responsibilities including phonics and early language. I am currently working in Class 4 with Miss Bacon, Mrs Spence & Mr Devereux which I am really enjoying.
Mrs R Trelore
Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Pupil Champion

I currently work in year 5. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, listening to music and going out for long walks. 
Mrs L Harrison
Higher Level Teaching Assistant

I have worked at St. Georges since 2012. I currently work in year one as a HLTA. I have two young boys who I love taking swimming and being outside with.
Miss L Holmes
Senior Teaching Assistant

I work mainly in nursery but I also work in various classes, helping them with PE. I run the parent toddler group and I love to dance.
Mrs J Lee
Senior Teaching Assistant

I am based in the Nursery class but also spend some time during the morning with Reception class. I enjoy sewing and crafts and spend lots of time working outdoors at my allotment. 
Mrs J Peters
Senior Teaching Assistant

I am based in year 1. In my spare time I love playing with my two gorgeous grand daughters.
Miss A Lee
Senior Teaching Assistant

I currently work in class 5. My favourite pastimes are horse riding and walking in our beautiful countryside. 
Mr C Devereux
Senior Teaching Assistant - Technical Lead

I currrently work in class 3 and in class 5. I spend a lot of my time in school maintaining our technology and fixing lots of ICT issues that arrise everyday. I have recently graduated from university after completing a Foundation Degree. 
Miss C Newbury
Senior Teaching Assistant

I work in Year 6 as an STA. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. 
Mrs P McCormick
Senior Teaching Assistant
I work as an STA in Reception class. I especially like helping children to learn their phonics as it is lovely to see them develop through the year. At home I enjoy reading and love spending time with my family and friends. 
Miss C Cutcliffe
Senior Teaching Assistant / Mid-day supervisor

I joined the team at St Georges on a return to work scheme. Prior to this I was county coach in the sport of gymnastics and a British gymnastics national judge. I am extremely proud to be part of this amazing school.
Mrs T Murdoch
Senior Teaching Assistant / Mid-day supervisor

I have worked at St George's school for 3 years now. In my spare time I enjoy walking the dog and gardening and eating chocolate. 
Mrs H Spence
Senior Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Hamilton
Senior Teaching Assistant

I am currently working in Reception class. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Mr K Hopkins
Higher Level Teaching Assistant 

This is my first year at St Georges having previously worked in nursery settings in Barrow and at Kendal College. I mainly work in the early years unit of school. In my spare time I like to be busy and coach junior football and spend time with my family.
  Mrs J Hewson

Miss E Smith
Mid-day supervisor

I have worked at St George's for 5 years now. I enjoy working with the beautiful children. I also enjoy spending time with my family.
  Mrs J Bennett
Mid-day supervisor

  Mrs J Hudson
Cleaner in charge

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