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Marla England

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

My role involves providing home support. I have vast experience in a variety of areas with a specialism in working with children with disabilities and child or adult mental health. I also 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.  

Danielle Egonu
Head of School at Temple Hill


Leon Dawson
Deputy Headteacher

Positive, Passionate and Hardworking is how I would describe myself. I come from a large family with an English/Caribbean background. I love eating, exercise and seeing/doing new things in the world. I have worked with children in a variety of different settings before I became a teacher as well as doing a wide range of jobs including labouring, factory work, restaurants and cleaning. My main passion in life (other than Tottenham Hotspur!) is to improve the life chances of the children I work with. I am also a 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 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! I am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.   

Pennie Hills
Year R Teacher & Head of Early Years Foundation Stage

I have been teaching for many years both in London and in Kent. I have taught Nursery, Reception and Year 1 and really enjoy working with the younger children. They learn new things every day and it is great to be a part of their amazing learning journey. As the Early Years Foundation Stage Leader the best part of my job is being able to watch the children develop and grow as they move through Nursery and Reception. When not teaching I enjoy days with my family and my own children, Kezzie and JoshI am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.   

Sarah Heaver
RWI Manager 

I have been teaching for many years and have enjoyed teaching in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Prior to joining Temple Hill in 2005 I was an Advanced Skills Teacher and was fortunate enough to support many schools across Kent with improving teaching and learning. My current role involves me working across both Oakfield and Temple Hill Primary Schools and I feel privileged to be able to work with such fantastic children, staff and parents at both schools. Outside of school, you will find me being kept very busy entertaining my two children. I am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

Rachel Smith

Assistant Headteacher

I'm Rachel Smith and I love Temple Hill so much that I've left and come back twice! I started here as an NQT in 2006 working in year 5, after 2 years I left to go travelling, but I returned in 2011 to teach year 6. I spent a year at our Federation school, Oakfield, but I love it here too much to stay away for too long. I'm back in Year 6 this year and loving working with my lovely new class!


I really enjoy working with the children at Temple Hill but I also love going on holiday when we have time off! My favourite thing to do is explore different countries in my time away from school. I am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Emma Watson

Assistant Headteacher 

My name is Miss Watson and I joined Temple Hill in 2013 as Literacy Leader. Literacy is my passion, and I love being able to share my enthusiasm for the subject with the children here. I have been lucky enough to work at both Oakfield and Temple Hill and cannot wait to see what the future holds for our fantastic federation! When not at school you will most likely find me spending time with friends and family or curled up reading a good book. I am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.