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Marla England

Families Support Manager & Designated Safeguarding Lead/SPOC at Temple Hill & Oakfield

Designated Child Protection Coordinator. Provide home support with vast experience in a variety of areas with a specialism in working with children with disabilities and child or adult mental health. Provide advice to parents and teachers to better understand the specific needs of children with complex behavioural or emotional difficulties. I am also the Federation's Designated Safeguarding Lead.  

Jane Knight

Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion)

I started teaching twelve years ago, during my career I have taught children ranging from Year One to Year Five. I have always had a keen interest in teaching and supporting children with special educational needs. As many of you know I was the SENCo here at Temple Hill for a number of years before leaving in 2010. After leaving Temple Hill I went on to work as the Lead Teacher at a resourced provision for children with severe speech and language difficulties, in Deptford, South East London. During this time I was lucky enough to become a Specialist Leader of Education which enabled me to support school staff in Lewisham and across the country in order to improve the quality of provision for children with SEN. I am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
I am very excited that I am now back at Temple Hill and it has been lovely to see so many familiar faces again.
I am very much looking forward to a busy and challenging year ahead!

Marianne Ellis

Inclusion Assistant

After working as a 1:1 with different children with additional needs, I was then a class based AT for nearly three years. I have worked in many areas of the school including the Nursery but since October last year I have been working as the Inclusion assistant.

I am enjoying the new challenges that this job brings every day and am lucky enough to still take small groups of children for interventions.

Amanda Miles
Family Liaison Officer

My name is Amanda Miles and I have worked at Temple Hill School as a Family Liaison Officer since September 2011. Before working at Temple Hill School, I was a Parent Support Adviser working with 6 different schools in Swanley. I have worked with children in schools for the past 10 years as a Nursery Nurse/Teaching Assistant. I am also a qualified Play Therapist. I enjoy working at Temple Hill and especially enjoying getting to know your children in Friendship Club at playtimes and lunchtimes.

Julie Rye
Family Liaison Officer

I am Julie and I am a Family Liaison Officer at Temple Hill.

I have 13 years of experience working with community projects involving young people, parents and families in a variety of settings including schools, clubs, outreach projects and counselling centres. Mostly I have worked with families and young people who are facing challenges such as substance abuse, crime and mental health issues.

I enjoy working with families and have developed a passion to see families and communities empowered.I have two children and a large extended family which I love spending time with.