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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.

Gill Bates

I have been working in Temple Hill CP Primary School as a Teaching Assistant for the past 20 years. I have had the pleasure of working in all year groups. I am currently working in the Nursery, where I have been for the last 8 years. I have recently been involved this academic year with the setting up of the new after school provision "The Hill". I am married with 3 grown up children and 4 grandchildren.


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.

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. 

Jacqueline Farmery
Hi, my name is Jacque Farmery. I have been associated with Temple Hill School for the last 6 years, 3 of these as a volunteer to the school.

James Fordham

I have been working at Temple Hill since September 2012. I am currently studying for a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies. Once I complete my degree, I hope to train to become a Teacher and have a class of my own! In my spare time I enjoy playing football, going to the gym and spending time with my friends. 

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.

Vix Hopkins

I joined Temple Hill as a Teaching Assistant in 2013 after working at Oakfield for 3 years. I have one son and enjoy reading, cross stitching, card making and watching my favourite TV shows.

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.

 Freida Munday

I have been working at Temple Hill for over 25 years, and during that time I have worked in every year group.

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.

Corrina Runacre

I have been a Teaching Assistant at Temple Hill since 2010. I currently work with children in Key Stage 2. I am a busy mum of two children, who are pupils at Temple Hill. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends, bowling, ice-skating and going to the cinema.

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

Initially I came to Temple Hill School to help set up a Storysacks Library. I have now been a TA since Jan 2004, working across Foundation and Key Stage 1. I am also involved in the after school Cookery Club and The Hill.

Vikki Tompsett

I first joined Temple Hill as a sports coach with Allstars setting up and still coaching our very successful netball team! I went on to join year 6 as an AT and it has been great. I am over the moon to be back in year 6 again this year and can't wait to work with the children in their final year before secondary school!

Jill Warren

I am a Teaching Assistant and have work at this school since 1989. I really enjoy what I do, especially in Reception. I am married with two grown-up daughters.

James Wood

As a part AT/part Music Therapist at the school, I enjoy helping every child I come into contact with. I believe music can be fun and exciting and can give learners the opportunities to participate in wider school life and help develop team working skills, which can be vital later in life when working with others. It gives them a chance to develop life skills such as persistence, communication (especially auditory skills) and creativity.

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.

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.​