National Support School

A designated National Support School (NSS)

Hilton Primary Academy is an OFSTED 'Outstanding' rated primary academy in an area of significant deprivation in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We offer a range of support packages and a vast expertise within our team. We are happy to personalise any CPD to your particular needs. If you would like any further information or to make a booking enquiry please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Consultant & Support Status

Area/s of strength and expertise

Shirley Davison (National Leader of Education)

-System leadership.

-Developmental/focused reviews.

-Pupil Premium Reviews.

-Developing leadership capacity.

-Challenging underperformance.

-Effective Performance Management.

-Succession planning.


Craig Heeley (Specialist Leader of Education)

-Curriculum development.

-Awe-inspiring learning.

-Reactive teaching.

-Using iPads to enhance learning.

-Engaging boys in writing.

-Qualified KS2 writing moderator.

-Experienced Y6 leader (with 100% pass rate in 2016 KS2 tests).

-Developing NQTs and RQTs

Claire Maddison (Specialist Leader of Education)

-Early Years Foundation Stage.

-Developing a successful 2-year-old provision.

-Transition to Key Stage 1.

Caroline Green (Specialist Leader of Education)

-English curriculum.

-Curriculum development and planning.

-Qualified KS1 writing moderator ( 2017)


-Leading and effectively deploying support staff.

-Writing across the curriculum.

Loise Annal (Specialist Leader of Education)


-Vast experience of working with children with complex needs.

-Behaviour planning.

-Children's mental health.

-THRIVE trained practitioner.

-Developing parent partnerships.

Colum Donaghy (Lead Practitioner)

  • -TEEP (Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme) accredited trainer through SSAT. TEEP training is applicable to all school phases.
  • -Maths Mastery, trained through Great North Maths Hub/NCETM.

David McKillop (Lead Practitioner)

John Quinn (Lead Practitioner)

-Qualified THRIVE trainer.

-Qualified Arts Award moderator.

-Outdoor learning.

-Use of digital media/green screen/ drama to engage learners.

Robert Wilson (Lead Practitioner)

-Effective financial management and budget preparation.

-Preparing your Academy for financial and H&S audit (internal and external).

-School Business Management.

-Governor Clerking and effective minute taking.

The Hilton Academy Core Values

High standards and aspiration

Social and emotional well being

Teamwork and flexibility

Hilton Primary Academy

Inclusion and respect

Creativity and inspiration

Resilience and determination