Stamford Bridge Primary School

​Fun, friendship and learning for life

Meet the teachers

Find out a little bit more about our teaching team!

Mrs Fitzhenry

I have worked at Stamford Bridge Primary School since 2010, first as Deputy Headteacher and then as Head.  I love my job; I have the privilege of getting to know every child in our school and working with an amazing team of teachers and support staff who are passionate about learning. 

I am a self-confessed bookworm and like nothing more than time out in a quiet place with a huge pile of books to read.  Bliss!  At home I have 3 children, 2 cats (Frankie and Benny) and a rescued greyhound, Lady.  I am trying to learn to speak Italian, too!

Mrs Calverley

I have really enjoyed working at Stamford Bridge Primary School for the last eight years. I love working in the classroom with the children to help them achieve their potential! Also, I work as the school's Deputy Headteacher and on the governing body as part of the 'Teaching and Learning' committee.

Out of school, I am a season ticket holder for the mighty Huddersfield Town, enjoy swimming and love to read as many books as I possibly can!

 Mr Parkinson

I am the current Class 5/6 Teacher and probably known for being 'the sporty one' because I'm sports co-ordinator. If anyone needs anything PE, they usually come to me! I play football and cricket in my spare time and have 2 dogs (Indy and Skye). My favourite food is a burger and I don't like chocolate cake (weird, I know). I enjoy teaching at the top of school for the challenge and hard work that goes into all the amazing things we achieve in Year 5 and 6. Work hard, play hard. Make sure you follow the school Twitter account! @stamfordbps

Mr Duggan

I am in my fourth year as a teacher at Stamford Bridge and I am the current English subject leader.  Having studied politics at university, I am the resident expert on everything elections, current events and news based - I recently visited the Houses of Parliament and became a Parliamentary Ambassador in school. I have also coached the school football and rugby team for the last two years. I have a Yorkshire Terrier called Alfie and I also have Coeliac disease (which sounds serious but just means I can't eat gluten!). I also love going to the cinema and my favourite time of year is Christmas.

Mrs Bowes

I have been teaching since 2004 and love seeing the children grow and learn.  Music is a particular passion of mine and I enjoy playing the cello, as well as squeezing singing into every subject I teach!  I love being outside and my class are often to be found using the school grounds as part of a lesson.  I am the subject leader for geography, science and outdoor learning.

Mrs McNeil 

I have worked at Stamford Bridge School since 2016 and I very much enjoy being here.  I love working with all the children and watching them learn, grow and achieve whilst having fun and making new friends.  I am interested in history and the local area and co-ordinate the history curriculum in school.  I enjoy days at the beach and Dalby forest as well as eating pizza, pasta and chocolate!

Mrs Cotton

I became a teacher in 2004 and began my career teaching in Wiltshire. I've also taught in Manchester before moving to the York area in 2017.  

My passion for teaching started when I travelled to Sweden as part of an Erasmus exchange where I studied Swedish and Global Education. I'm very interested in our Rights Respecting School Award which I help to lead across the school. I also co-ordinate Computing in the curriculum and keep up to date with e-safety within school. 

I love to spend time having days out with my family, visiting friends and going out for meals, especially dining at Indian restaurants!

Mrs Shadrack
I have worked at Stamford Bridge Primary School for the past ten years. In this time, I have taught across different ages, and am currently the class 5 teacher. I am also the school’s maths coordinator - a subject which I have particular passion for! In my spare time, I enjoy lots of country walks with my family and my two labradors, Maddie and Rosie.
Mrs Wilkie
I have been working at Stamford Bridge for a number of years and have had the privilege of working in the Early Years Foundation Unit for the last 2 years.  I enjoy getting to know the children as they come into school and start their journey through school.  I love spending time with my family and have 3 children of my own who have all been taught/are being taught at Stamford Bridge School.
Miss Arnold
Hello! I'm Miss Arnold and I teach Class 6. I joined Stamford Bridge Primary School during my teacher training course after studying plant science and I have loved encouraging children to love science ever since. If I'm not teaching, you'll find me kayaking at the beach or scuba diving during the holidays and everyone knows my favourite food is chocolate. I also love baking and spending time with my family.

Miss Armistead

I have been at Stamford Bridge Primary since 2014 where I joined the school as a new qualified teacher. I enjoy teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage, supporting children as they learn through play and helping them settle into school life. Before joining the school, I taught English as a foreign language and spent quite a few years in catering, working as a chef and restaurant manager. I also have a background in art and due to this I am the art and design technology coordinator. Outside school, I keep fit by playing netball, cycling, swimming and running. I also enjoy cooking for friends and family and visiting interesting places around the country and wider world.

Mrs Bower

I have worked at Stamford Bridge Primary School since 2005. Originally, I was a class teacher teaching across both key stages. I now teach French to all of KS2, which I love. My love of France and the French language began with family holidays, progressed to working as an au pair and then onto teaching in a French school. I have taught in 4 different countries, including a variety of schools in England. I was born in Stamford Bridge and was a pupil at this school, so I have now come full circle!