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Primary Team

Naomi Bartholomew-Millar

Maths Lead

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Naomi is an experienced maths teacher and senior leader working in the North East. Having been a head of department and Assistant head of Sixth form, Naomi moved on to working with Pupil Premium students in a large secondary school. Naomi is passionate about inspiring students to achieve their potential whatever their barriers may be. Naomi is currently working in a variety of roles supporting schools across the country to improve the outcomes for students, including as Senior projects lead for Carmel Research school. This, along with other national roles has provided Naomi with the opportunity to work with teachers across the country to promote the best in educational research and practice.

Rose Marie Rochester

Maths Lead

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Rose - Marie was designated as a maths SLE in 2013, which was the formal beginning of her work with other schools in the North East, and has been the Maths Hub Lead for the Archimedes NE maths hub since its inception in 2014. She is especially interested in embedding teaching for mastery in our schools and has a particular interest in sharing the Singapore methodologies, so as to build pupils’ confidence and competence with their maths.


She feels privileged to have worked with teachers from Shanghai for a number of years and continues to grow in her understanding and experience of their teaching for understanding and depth; this has enabled her to develop workshops and courses which she continually refines and delivers to teachers, maths leads and SLT members in the locality and beyond.As an accredited PD Lead for mathematics, she is also experienced in devising and delivering professional development for other teachers – both general maths PD and also department specific PD. Rose-Marie is passionate about developing maths provision across all phases, and thus improving outcomes for all children. Rose-Marie still works within Carmel's mathematics department, whilst leading maths across Carmel Education Trust’s schools, working with staff and students alike across all phases.

Gill Dowson

Primary Literacy Lead & Headteacher 

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Gill is the Research Schools, Primary literacy Lead and headteacher at St Josephs RC Primary school.


Sarah Hammerton

Primary Deputy Headteacher & SENCO

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Sarah is the Research Schools, SEN Lead and teacher at St Bedes Catholic Primary in Darlington.


Stephen Parker 

Primary teacher KS2 & Primary Literacy 

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Stephen is a KS2 teacher and is part of our Primary Literacy team


Hannah Mrozik

Primary teacher & Primary Literacy

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Hannah is a Primary Teacher in Redcar and is on our Literacy team


Emma Daly

Deputy Head & Primary Literacy 

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Emma Deputy Head and is part of our Primary Literacy team


Beth Dawson 

Head of School & Primary Literacy team

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Beth is a Head of School at St Michaels CofE Primary in Ferryhill and leads the English hub in the area.


Lindsay Vollans 

Executive Headteacher & Primary Literacy 

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Lindsay is Executive headteacher in Durham and is on our Primary Literacy Team and also runs the English hub