Community Links

community linksNorthumbria Police:

We are the Neighbourhood Beat Manager Neil Overton 2500 for Dame Dorothy, Seaburn and Roker. The role is to provide high visibility patrol in and around the area.
Our priorities are:
To reduce crime and disorder
Tackle anti-social behaviour
To improve links with the local community including schools and retail outlets.
Together we want to hear about what police issues are important to you and we will respond quickly to resolve issues in your community.
We are keen to build close ties with the people who live and work here, so please do get in touch if you have any policing issues you wish to bring to our attention.




Nigel Toase from the local branch of TESCO has worked closely with school since the store opened to provide learning opportunities for projects such as Farm to Fork as well as supporting the school for attendance awards, community bids and sponsorship of our newsletter.


Roker Sea Front Traders:

Tom and Sue, who run businesses in the popular sea front area, are keen supporters of Dame Dorothy Primary school. They actively promote that children take a responsibility and pride in their locality. We have worked in partnership with them to take part in litter picks and bulb planting projects for the benefit of the wider community.

Barry Curran (School Governor & Mayor of Sunderland 2015-16):

Barry has worked with the children of Dame Dorothy to promote British Values and becoming good citizens for the city. Barry has taken part in the election of school councillors and arranged visits to the Council Chambers to talk about what democracy means and the importance of voting.

Boldon Lawn Tennis Club:

Dame Dorothy Primary has developed a strong reputation for providing high quality sporting opportunities in school. Working together with Stephen Gilbert , head coach at Boldon Tennis Club, we have established an after school satellite club that provides a direct link for children in our school and the locality as a whole, to gain access to playing sport beyond school. The satellite club encourages children and parents to play tennis club at the local club and take advantage of high quality coaching for very low fees.

Sunderland Community Action Group:

Dame Dorothy has embarked on an ambitious community link to become an integral part of the St Peter’s Youth and Community partnership.  The group is seeking to provide opportunities to engage with all members of the St Peter’s ward through training, social events, meeting places and education with Dame Dorothy at the heart of this.