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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.

Lisa Barton

I gained a Level 3 NVQ Teaching Assistant qualification in 2009 and have recently joined Temple Hill having worked as an Associate Teacher at Oakfield for many years.

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.

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. 

Nicky Cartwright

Hi, I am originally from Australia and have taken on my first teaching role at Temple Hill. Having volunteered in the classroom for several years with my own children, I decided to follow my dreams and qualified as a Level 2 TA in early 2018. I work one to one with a SEN child and a Year 3 class. These are the children of today and it is rewarding to see the progress they can make while supporting and nurturing them. Out of school I enjoy socialising with family and friends, the sunshine, BBQ's, seaside and sightseeing to historic places.

Jacob Chiarletti

Hi, my name is Jacob Chiarletti and I am a Teaching Assistant at Temple Hill. I have worked in year 5 and with SEN children, both of which I really enjoy. When I am not at school I enjoy playing football and cooking.

Debbie Cleaver

Hi, my name is Debbie Cleaver and I have been working at Temple Hill for the past 10 years. I really love working with children as they are so keen to learn.

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.

Levi Douglas

Hi I'm Levi Douglas an associate teacher.

I started Temple Hill in September 2018.

My background within childcare started in a private nursery working with pre-school children and I took on the challenge to work up into primary schools Key stage 1 and 2, been an activity leader residential, and also working with NCS as a senior mentor for young people.

My vision for these children and young people are to give them the best education and life skills they need to succeed in their life and to become better people and leaders for the future.

I have children of my own and I know how important it is for them to have the best education possible.

I bring my motivation, energetic and always kind, smiling and happy, positive vibes only.

Thanks for reading.

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. 

Natalie Ford

Hi, I'm Natalie. I have recently become part of the team. My two boys also attend the school. I really enjoy working with children.

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

Hi my name is Catherine Jarrett and I am an Associate Teacher here at Temple Hill. I volunteered at Temple Hill for 4 years before completing my training. I also have two children in the school.

Billy Lowman

My name is Billy Lowman. I am an Associate Teacher at Temple Hill Primary Academy and I work with year 4.

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. 

Sara Neale

I would describe myself as hardworking, dedicated creative and passionate. You can find me in Early years helping our youngest of learners to establish their love of learning, there is nothing more important than setting our children up with the tools they need to build their own successful future. At home I have three amazing children and a variety of animals including a dog, two cats, a bearded dragon and two peking ducks who take up most of my free time and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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.

Donna Stevens

I have worked with children for a number of years and have recently joined Temple Hill having worked as an AT at Oakfield for many years.

I am married with two son's who keep me very busy! When I am not running around for my boys outer school activities I enjoy reading, walking and socialising with both friends and family.

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.

Robin Tokeley

I am Miss Tokeley. I joined the school as a volunteer whilst studying my level 3 teaching assistant course. I am currently working with year 2 and really enjoy my role.

Koli Wahed

Hi my name is Koli Wahed. I am a qualified level 3 teaching assistant  and work in the Nursery. I enjoy working with the little ones.

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.