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Nicola King

I began working at Oakfield Community Primary school in 2003 and have been lucky enough to teach in every year group across the school.  This year I have been given the exciting opportunity to move to the Nursery at Temple Hill Primary Academy.  I absolutely love working in Early Years and enjoy watching the children develop in to confident and independent learners.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family.


Nicola Procter

I enjoy working in the Nursery at Temple Hill and seeing the children develop their confidence and independence while they are with us. I have taught for over 10 years mostly in the Foundation Stage which I love.


Jo Gill
Since joining the school I have enjoyed working in a wide range of Year Groups across both Key Stages. I am currently working part time in Nursery and greatly enjoying this challenge. When not teaching I enjoy spending time with my twins and cycling thorough Kent's country lanes. Mine is the muddy bike often seen locked up outside the school!


Pennie Hills
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 Josh.

Shay Moore

I am very excited to be joining Temple Hill. I previously worked at Oakfield for eight years, where I have enjoyed teaching in Early Years. I love working with young children, they make me smile everyday. I have two beautiful daughters of my own, when I am not at work they keep me very busy.
 

 

 

 

 


Cathy Chatwin

This is my tenth year of teaching at Temple Hill School and all of these happy years have been in Reception. I enjoy working with the younger children and like to watch their amazing learning journey through their first year of school.
 
A little bit about me!  I have three grown up children and really enjoy spending time with them and their partners. My eldest daughter has recently got engaged so some of my spare time will be spent wedding planning!! My husband and I also enjoy visiting National Trust properties and trips to the seaside. 

Rebecca Hughes

For the last 3 years I have been lucky enough to work at Temple Hill teaching Year 1. This year I am moving on to the a new and exciting adventure of teaching Reception. I am really looking forward to the new challenges and seeing the children start their amazing learning journey through school. 
When I am not at school I love going out and socialising with my friends as well as curling up with a good book or painting. 

Maddie Tunnicliffe

I’m Maddie Tunnicliffe and I am delighted to be doing my teacher training with QTS on the SCITT Brook Learning Trust programme at Temple Hill this year. I will be working in Year 2. I graduated this year from the University of Greenwich with a BA Hons Degree in Early Years Studies. Along side my degree I worked in a private nursery as a duty manager and the room leader for toddlers (The winning Tots). I am taking a huge step, caring for 2 year old to teaching 7 year olds, but I’m very confident Temple Hill will support me every step of the way.

In my spare time (if I get any) I love to dance. Any form of dance I’ll give it ago, my most recent is ballroom dancing and I love it. I will be on strictly one day!

Julie Freeman 

I have moved to year 1 as year group leader and I hope to bring some of my early years experience with me. I enjoy teaching young children and am always amazed by them.

I enjoy spending time with my own family and friends in my spare time. .


Janet Hares

Hello everyone! I joined Temple Hill as a supply teacher in Year 2 in December 2013 and loved it so much that when the opportunity to join the school on a full time basis became available I jumped at the chance. As a result I am now the proud teacher of Lydia Monks class, who are lively but brilliant year 1 children. I also have responsibility for leading the teaching of RE in school. Outside school I have a passion for cooking, which is possibly why my friends and family visit so often! I enjoy walking and have done a couple of half marathon walks for various charities. I love chocolate and my favourite colour is red.

Louise Neaves

Outdoor Learning Leader

After completing my teacher training at Temple Hill in 2013, I then spent 2 years at our partner school Oakfield teaching Year 2.  I am now back at Temple Hill for a very exciting opportunity - to launch our Outdoor Learning curriculum.  The outdoor classroom is a bus and you will find us using both the school grounds and local area to promote a love of learning.

 

Marnie-Jae Blackmore

I am extremely excited and delighted to have joined Temple Hill Primary Academy. I am very lucky to be with the super sprightly Jill Murphy, Yr 1 class! It is a privilege to be in a profession where we are able to see children grow and prosper as well as see them teach us a thing or two! In my spare time, I love to play hockey and spend time with my fabulous friends and family. 


Tina Muskett
I have worked at Temple Hill since 2000, initially in Key Stage 2 and more recently in Year 1. I work with the School Council to support their important role within the School. Working with the children of Temple Hill has always been a genuine pleasure!

Rachel Aram
I have been teaching at Temple Hill for ten years now and thoroughly enjoy the variety and the challenges that teaching in Key Stage 1 bring. This year, as well as teaching in Year 2, I also teach music to Year R and Year 1. I have 2 young children of my own and when I'm not at work, I spend my time entertaining them!

Ashleigh Haines

I am incredibly excited to be starting my first year of teaching here at Temple Hill! You can find me in Year 2 in the brilliant and lively Oliver Jeffers class. My favourite thing about teaching is that no two days are ever the same and that always keeps me on my toes! Outside of school, I love spending time with my wonderful friends and family, seeing shows in London and watching movies.  

Claire Lawes

I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the team at Temple Hill Primary Academy as a year 2 teacher. I am proud to say that I am the lucky teacher of Park Class: they are fantastic and have done a great job at making me feel welcome at Temple Hill. Previously, I have taught in London across Key Stage 1 as I have always been passionate about teaching this age group. In my spare time I enjoy spending time at home with my puppy or holidaying somewhere hot and sunny. 

Daniel Taylor

I feel very lucky to be joining Temple Hill this year.  You can find me in Year 3 teaching Jane Perkins class.  My previous teaching experience is in the special needs sector and I am looking forward to a new challenge.  Outside of teaching I enjoy travelling, going to the cinema and watching live music.

Tom Leach

I'm Mr Leach and this is my third year here at Temple Hill.  After two pretty action packed years in both years 4 and 6, I'm now working with the amazing Banksy class in year 3.  I absolutely love teaching children and helping to equip them with the knowledge, strength and confidence needed for later life. This year, I'm continuing my role as Temple Hill's P.E leader and as such will be organising and running many sporting events.  Outside of school, I am an avid Charlton Athletic supporter as well as a keen runner and gym goer too.  

Tim Arding

Prior to teaching, my professional background was in market research and then community based youth work.  I trained through the School Direct Programme at Temple Hill, and have taught here for a few years.  Outside of work I enjoy reading, drawing and watching an absurd amount of movies.​


Ana Devenish

 

I'm Ana Devenish and have been teaching at Temple Hill since September 2012. Prior to teac​hing, I worked in banking while completing a Psychology degree at the University of London. The best part of my job is to be able to witness the children's eyes light up when they grasp concepts that they initially thought were beyond them. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my son, Robert. To learn more, you must come into my classroom and meet my year ones.

Grant Roe                                                                                                

I have joined Temple Hill after completing my teacher training. I am now enjoying teaching Key Stage 2 . Outside of school I am a massive Rugby fan (playing and watching), I also enjoy going to the gym and playing the guitar. 

 

 

Adam Kyle

I'm Adam Kyle and am very pleased to be doing my teacher training on the SCITT Brook Learning Trust programme here at Temple Hill. I will be working in year 4, which I am thrilled about and can't wait to help the children at the school fulfill their potential. I graduated from Brighton University 7 years ago and have decided that now is the time to start a career in this amazing and rewarding job. In my spare time I love playing sport. I am a keen golfer, but enjoy playing pretty much any sport

Laura Bates

I'm Laura Bates and I'm returning to Temple Hill after spending two years teaching in Dubai.

Throughout my years as a teacher I have enjoyed teaching across Key Stage 2 and I am delighted to be joining the Year 5 team!

Outside of school I particularly enjoy playing netball and I am a member of a team playing in the Medway Netball League. I also enjoy going to the gym. I have been lucky to have ventured to many countries around the world and I hope to inspire children to see the world!

Charlie Thompson

I graduated from the University of Essex in 2009. I then completed my PGCE at the University of East London. I have taught in London for many years before moving and working in Dublin, Ireland. I have since relocated to Kent. I thoroughly love teaching and working with children is the most rewarding experience. 

Emily Gould

I'm excited to be joining the Temple Hill team this year! I will be working with year 5 and look forward to getting to know my students and encouraging a love of learning. Outside of teaching I enjoy swimming, cooking, reading and spending time with my friends and family.

Rachel Smith

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 loved it here too much to stay away for long. I'm back in year 6 this year and enjoying 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.


Amanda Robertson

I joined Temple Hill School in June 2009, just before completing my honours degree in psychology. I have been privileged to work with many children across the school and I am currently a member of the Year 5 teaching team.

After school, if you look carefully, you may find me digging around in our wonderful school allotment.  In this little oasis, myself and a group of enthusiastic young gardeners attempt to grow ever more exciting fruits and vegetables. Outside of school my two sons keep me very active hiking around the woods, climbing trees, cycling and rollerblading (well, I try my best).


Emma Watson

 

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.

Harriet Boyle

This is my first year working at Temple Hill. I am very excited to be joining the team, I will be working in Year 6 this year. I look forward to preparing my class for secondary school and passing on my love for learning!

Outside of school I enjoy cooking for my friends and family, travelling and swimming. 

Additional Staff

Rachel Brooker

Speech & Language Therapist

I am excited to have recently joined the Federation as a newly qualified Speech and Language Therapist after completing a BA Hons in Sociology and Criminology in 2010 and recently my postgraduate diploma in Speech and Language Therapy. I am passionate about supporting the children to succeed in a fun and exciting way. My previous experience includes working within schools and with children with Special educational needs. In my spare time I love spending time with my friends and family.

Jonathan Kitching
Music Teacher

 

 

Ben Codling

I have recently joined Temple Hill but previously worked as a football coach in America for four years. I have a degree in sport and exercise science and aim to become a teacher in the future. In my spare time I enjoy playing sports and spending time with friends.

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