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Associate Teachers

Debbie Bailey

I have been involved with Temple Hill School for 17 years, first as a parent then as a Teaching Assistant. I currently work in Reception which I enjoy very much.

Lindsey Bateman

I am Mrs Bateman. I live with my husband and one of my two daughters. I have worked at Temple Hill since 1999. My hobbies are gardening, sewing and baking.


Dawn Biswell

My name is Dawn Biswell and I have worked at Temple Hill as a Teaching Assistant since 1999. I am married with two grown up daughters and previously worked as a secretary for fifteen years at the BBC and Shell UK.

Aimee Boswell


Carol Bowerman

I have joined Temple Hill after working for 6 years at a pre-school, where I also undertook 1 to 1 support with a child who had behavioural & learning difficulties. I enjoy working with children with additional needs as I love to see the progress they make once given the extra support they require, it is very rewarding. When not at work I spend time with my family, I have 3 daughters. I am trying to get fit and have set up a walking group with some friends, it is mainly a good chance to meet up and have a chat while exercising at the same time! I also like to spend as much time as possible at the coast where I have a beach hut which is my haven of peace. 

Lisa Clemmence

I have worked at Temple Hill for many years now and it's a job I love doing. 

Kelly Dando

I have been at Temple Hill for over 5 years. I first started working with the children special needs, I am currently working in year 5 and I really enjoy my job.  I myself have 4 children all in secondary school, and enjoy the times we all spend together.

Amanda Dunn

I started as a parent helper in 2013 whilst I was doing my NVQ level 2 support teaching and learning.  I became a associate teacher in early 2014.  I have 2 children who attend Temple Hill CP primary school.  I enjoy spending quality time with my family doing lots of outside activities; like bike riding and going for long walks in the countryside. 

Daniel Duffy

I recently joined Temple Hill as an Associate Teacher in year 5 after volunteering at another local primary school; I realized working with children in Education was the career path I wanted to follow. In school my favourite lessons are Maths, P.E. and Geography. In my spare time I enjoy learning about other countries and their cultures as well as playing field hockey.

Gemma Fowler

I have worked at Temple Hill for 12 years, 9 of which have been spent in Reception. I love being part of the team at Temple Hill! I have two children (aged 20 and 18), a dog and a cat! I love spending time with my family and friends and enjoy going out for dinner. I consider myself a ‘shopaholic’!

Jo Grant

I've been working at Temple Hill School for 7 years now. I started in the Nursery then began working with children with special needs. I am now in Year 2, which I love. I am just completing my Advanced Teaching Assistant Level 3. I love spending time with my family.

Sharon Herridge

I started volunteering at Temple Hill three years ago to coincide with my level 2 teaching assistant course. I am now working mainly in Reception but enjoy helping out in other year groups. I have also been lucky enough to do one to one work across the Foundation Stage.

Paula Hilstrop

I started work at Temple Hill this January as 1 to 1 support with two children having worked for an alternative provision in Medway. I have two grown up children, a son and a daughter.

Shelley Hoyle

I have recently joined the temple hill team to work as an associate teacher for children with special educational needs. My previous job for 8 years was managing a care home for people with learning difficulties and providing day provisions. However I wanted to be more involved with children as I would love to discover how current education for children with additional needs now, makes such a difference to how education was provided 10 years ago and be a part of that growth and development to give children with additional needs every opportunity to access education as would any other child.

Barbara Humphrey

I joined Temple Hill in 2000, having previously worked at a local playgroup for 7 years. Prior to this, I was employed by HSBC in London. I have 2 daughters: the oldest is a graphic designer and the youngest is currently studying at Bath University.

Karen Humphris

I have been at Temple Hill for 9 years and have worked across most year groups during this time. I enjoy being part of a fantastic team.

This year has seen many changes with sports at Temple Hill, entering more tournaments than ever before.  I have also begun to build a strong relationship with the staff and students at North Kent College, providing the children with fantastic sporting opportunities they would not normally have encountered. I look forward to developing this relationship over the coming year.



Senga Ingram

I am Mrs Ingram and am currently working at Year 3. I have work at Temple Hill for many years and have had the pleasure to work with children in many different groups! Despite working with children for so many years I still very much enjoy my job – I feel that I am making a positive impact on children’s lives and they never seem to stop amazing me! I have to say that I am incredibly happy and proud when I see one of my previous pupils as adults outside the school. And they remember me! Of course I remember them too.

Catherine Jarrett


Stacey Katwala


Amrinder Plaha

I recently joined Temple Hill as an Associate Teacher in year 5. I previously worked at Brindishe Green Primary School for 3 years where I enjoyed teaching in KS2. I have been married for 14 years and have two children who are 13 and 6 years old. 

When I am not at school I love spending time with my family, cooking food and meeting friends. I like playing cricket, badminton and going to gym.

Sonia Mehta-Patel

My name is Mrs Mehta-Patel I have been working with children for 11 years. Since completing my NVQ3 I have under taken many courses and gained much experience working in EYFS to working with children in Year 6 both as a classroom AT and an SEN TA. I find great reward and pleasure in working with children as they learn to develop skills in class and become independent individuals. My hobbies include spending quality time with my family. 

Jake Maxwell

My name is Jake Maxwell, I am an apprentice. I have wanted to work with children for a long time as I believe I am a child at heart. I am 18 years old, I am very creative and enjoy making things whatever it may be.​

Sara Neale

Jane Peleaz                                                                                               I have been working as an assistant teacher at Temple Hill for almost fourteen years. My work has mainly been one to one and small group language and speech support, based in the Early Years Foundation Stage. I adore the company of the children and savour every aspect of school life.                

Hilary Pitzey

I joined Temple Hill in April 2014 working in the Nursery and as of September 2015 I am part of the reception team working in Daffodil class. Previous to working at Temple Hill I spent 12 years working as Nanny and Nursery Nurse in Bexley and Sidcup. In my spare time I love spending time with family/friends and annoying my boyfriend, also when I find the time (or more honestly the urge) I like keeping fit but there's definitely room for improvement on that count of late.

Emma Sherwood

Hello I’m Emma Sherwood many of you may remember me from a few years ago before I left to have my twins.

I’m now a year 2 AT working with the lovely Miss Blackmore.

I’m enjoying being back and look forward to the future brings.

Tracey Stibbons

I am a Teaching Assistant within the Nursery. I have been working in the Nursery since 2009. Before this I was at college studying Childcare Level 3, which also included work experience at Temple Hill School and Nursery. I really enjoy working with the children and seeing them progress on a daily basis.

Jane Thorn

I initially started working at Temple Hill School to help set up a story sacks library. In 2004 I became a TA and have worked in reception and years 1-4.

I also work at Breakfast Club and The Hill afterschool club.

Sarah Thorn

I was very lucky to be offered a place as an Apprentice Teaching Assistant in Reception in Jan 2017.

After finishing my Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management at Hadlow College in 2014 I began volunteering at the school to maintain the fish tank and on and off since then in some of the after school clubs and more recently in Year 3.

 I am really enjoying my Apprenticeship and seeing all the children improve every day is really amazing. In my spare time I enjoy going for long walks with my dogs and cooking for my family.
Rachel Towner

Jill Warren

I have worked at Temple Hill as an AT for a number of years .I am currently working in a year 1 class with an amazing team.

I really enjoy working with the younger children .

I love spending time with my family and have two gorgeous grandsons Harvey and Oscar.