Miss Farrell ~ Partnership Head Teacher
Miss Farrell joined our team in January 2016. Prior to this she had 20 years teaching experience at Lochside Primary School in Dumfries where she taught across all stages within the school. Miss Farrell loves teaching and working with children and feels every child should have fun whilst they are learning.
At home Miss Farrell enjoys spending time with her family and is kept busy with her twins Gracie and Robbie. She loves to travel during her holidays and enjoys relaxing in the sun.
Mrs Gallacher - P1-4 Class Teacher/Principal Teacher
Mrs Gallacher joined the team at Nethermill in January 2019. She previously worked at Cargenbridge Primary for 6 and a half years teaching mainly in a P1-2 and a P6-7 class. Previous to Cargenbridge, she taught at Kelloholm Primary School. Mrs Gallacher loves the beautiful surroundings at Nethermill and thinks the children are so lucky to have such a big playground and two forest classrooms! Mrs Gallacher loves the close-knit nature of a small school and thinks the children are very good at working with each other.
In her spare time, Mrs Gallacher enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on holiday, singing and exercising. She is also working on achieving a Masters qualification in Enhanced Practice at the University of Glasgow. Mrs Gallacher looks forward to working with the Nethermill team and partnership to ensure the school is the best it can be.
Mrs McCrone P5-7 Teacher (Job-Share contract ~ working between Nethermill + Johnstonebridge Schools)
Mrs McCrone joined our staff in August 2011 and this year is teaching in both Nethermill School and Johnstonebridge School covering all four classes.
She taught Primary 6-7 at Georgetown Primary School before coming to Nethermill and thoroughly enjoyed her time there. Mrs McCrone is looking forward to working with the children in both classes, as when she was at University, her placements were in a Nursery and a Primary 2 class and P6/7 class at Georgetown in her probationary year. She likes to help and encourage the children in her classes to be involved in active learning and to take responsibilty for their own learning.
Outisde of school Mrs McCrone became a parent in October 2011, had a second daughter in July 2014 and a third daughter in July 2019. She loves that she can work part-time so she can spend precious time with her daughters Eva, Beth and Abi. She enjoys going to the gymn and walking with her mother, Mrs Ramsay. She also likes socialising with her friends and going on holidays abroad with her family.
Miss Robertson P5-7 Teacher
Miss Robertson joined Nethermill in August 2015 as a probationer teacher in the P5-7 class and has now become a permanent member of Nethermill staff. Miss Robertson is from Dumfries but studied in Glasgow and is very happy to be back at home and feels really lucky to have Nethermill as her first school. Miss Robertson is really excited to work with all the lovely children, staff and community at Nethermill who have made her feel so welcome.
She loves working with children, seeing them enjoying their learning and involving children at all stages of their learning as she feels she can really learn from them as well!
During summer she has worked teaching English as a foreign language, taking children on lots of trips and loves languages and exploring.
Outside of school Miss Robertson loves baking, running, taking her wee dog on walks and spending time with her friends and family.
Mrs. Ramsay is our School Administrator
Mrs. Ramsay has worked at Nethermill since 1997. Before working here, she worked at Psychological Services as secretary to the Principal Psychologist.
Mrs. Ramsay says that the children at Nethermill are so open, courteous and friendly. She feels that she learns as much from them as they do from her! She believes that working at Nethermill is great because she feels part of a team and that she is appreciated by staff and pupils, and enjoys being able to work with the children.
Outside of school Mrs. Ramsay became a grandparent in October 2011, then again in July 2014 and July 2019 and loves looking after her granddaughters when her daugher works here at Nethermill School. She also enjoys being with her family and loves reading, walking and cycling and has recently joined DG1 Sports Facility to make herself healthier.
Mrs Bell joined our staff in August 2014 as Classroom Assistant.
She is also Classroom Assistant at Johnstonebridge Primary and has been there since 2007. Mrs Bell feels that she will enjoy working at Nethermill as she has found the children friendly and fun. The staff have been so welcoming and she already feels like part of the team.
Outside of school, Mrs Bell loves to watch her two sons play football for their respective teams and is a huge Queen of the South supporter. She enjoys reading and can often be found searching for new art and craft ideas!
Mrs Borthwick, Learning Assistant ~ works in both classes
Mrs Borthwick joined our staff in August 2017 as a Learning Assistant. She is also a Learning Assistant at Applegarth and Hutton Primaries and has worked previously at Lockerbie, Moffat and Beattock Primaries since 2007.
Mrs Borthwick has found the staff, children and parents very welcoming at Nethermill and is looking forward to getting to know everybody.
Outside school Mrs Borthwick enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dog Benji! She also volunteers at Moffat Youth Theatre and loves going on holiday.
Mrs Myatt is our Catering Manager and Facilities Assistant