Meet The Staff

Mrs Tanya Carney
Responsibilities - 
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Year 2
  • First Aider
  • Interventions
All About Me!

I began my journey as a Teaching Assistant in Nursery at Wheatley Hill School back in 1999 and have loved every minute! I have worked through all the year groups with children of different strengths, needs and abilities.


Over the last few years I have been developing my role in Forest School, this is my passion - learning in the natural outdoor environment. It is so inspiring to stand back and see the children develop themselves and their skills.


For over 10 years I have ran my Share A Story group which engages children in the love of stories. We share a story, talk about it then do activities which relate to the book - the children seem to love it and they return time after time. This year has been the first time I have ran it 4 times a week after school! I am looking forward to my future development at our school and have been given a fantastic opportunity to work 4 days a week on Forest School.


Outside of school I enjoy long walks with the special man in my life, David and my two amazing dogs, Frankie and Jonny. I have three wonderful grown up children who I miss loads and an amazing grandson, Corban.

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Contact Details


Head Teacher - Mr Alan Scarr

Wheatley Hill Primary School, Wheatley Hill, Durham, DH63RQ

Tel - 01429 820594