My name is Dinah Lowdell and I joined Temple Hill in September 2017 after spending 11 years teaching across EYFS and KS1 in schools in and around London. I completed a PGCE in Early Years in 2006 and have always had a passion with educating and supporting children’s development in those crucial first years of school.
I always say I don’t want to wake up in the morning but I do love coming to work each day. As you know, Temple Hill has such a diverse community and I really enjoying getting to know the children and their families across the school. I am also very lucky to work with an incredible team of people who all share the same passion for children’s learning and development and we all love having the ability to make a real and positive difference in children’s lives.
Outside of school, I have 7-year-old twins who keep me extremely busy and my weekends always seem to be spent ferrying them to and from various parties and other activities…If only my social life was as exciting!
I began working at Oakfield Community Primary school in 2003 and have been lucky enough to teach in every year group across the school. In 2016 I was given the opportunity to move to Temple Hill Primary Academy. I can currently be found teaching the amazing Daffodil Class. 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.
I consider myself to be a positive and out going person, who has taught across all year groups, since arriving in London, from sunny South Africa in 2005. I have been married for 10 years to my soulmate and have two beautiful children who are 4 and 7 years old. I enjoy keeping both my mind and body healthy by exercising during the week and when I find spare time to sit down and read, books which help me reflect on my parenting and teaching, are of great interest to me.
I am thrilled to be a new addition to the Temple Hill team this year. You can find me teaching Daisy Class, I love working in the Early Years and helping children to begin their schooling, whilst being creative and learning through play.
In my spare time I enjoy going to the cinema and to the park to play football with my three sons.
I'm Miss Lawes and I absolutely love my role here at Temple Hill Primary Academy. I strive to improve outcomes for all children and to develop them into life long learners. I would describe myself as positive, dedicated and always looking for new challenges. Outside of school, you will find me walking my dog or planning my next adventure (somewhere hot and sunny).
Hello! My name is Miss Warner. I was lucky enough to begin teaching at Temple Hill in September 2017 and I teach Year 1 - Tom Daley class. I love being a part of Temple Hill school and am thoroughly enjoying being a part of the Year 1 team. I love spending time at home watching films and documentaries. When I am not watching TV or drinking tea, you can find me doing my passion - Dance! I love dancing and keeping active.
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.
My name is Rosie Sewell. I attended Temple Hill when I was little and it is an absolute privilege to be back. It has always been a dream of mine to work here! I will entering my teacher training year with School Direct and will be working with the fantastic year one's! I have an amazing team around and am looking forward to an outstanding year! When I am not in school, I love spending time with my wonderful friends and family.
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.
I feel very lucky to have taught several different year groups over my time at Temple Hill so far and have enjoyed experiencing both KS1 and KS2 teaching. Outside of teaching I enjoy travelling and reading as well as spending time with friends and family.
This is my 15th year of teaching in the Galaxy Trust. I spent 13 years here at Temple Hill, relocated last year to West Hill and now I'm back again in Year 2! I have 2 children of my own and when I'm not at work I'm being mum and am kept on my toes. I love spending time with my family and we particularly enjoy being outdoors walking, jogging or climbing trees! I look forward to working with lots of new children this year.
I have been teaching in Dartford since September 2000 and have had the pleasure of teaching in all years from 1-6 at Temple Hill Primary Academy. The school and it's families have a special place in my heart as I have had the opportunity to see pupils grow into successful young adults, go onto have their own families and some even become inspired to become teachers themselves. I am grateful that I love teaching as much now as I always have!
During my training year, I had an amazing time on placement here at Temple Hill so had to come back!
I am now so excited to be working in Year 2 with the fantastic children and a brilliant team. Outside of school, I enjoy doing many different activities, as well as enjoying spending time with my lovely friends and family.
I'm Laura Bates and I have joined the Year 3 team this year!
As well as working in class I have a new role this year which involves me supporting and organising the provision for the trainee teachers and those teachers in their NQT year.
Throughout my years as a teacher I have enjoyed teaching across Key Stage 2 as well as spending two years teaching abroad in Dubai.
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!
Having spent my university placement in Temple Hill I was excited to come back as a full time teacher! I'm currently working in Year 3 with a fantastic team. Outside of work I like to keep active and love to travel.
I am Miss Kanu and it is a pleasure to teach a fantastic group of children here at Temple Hill. I daily strive to help develop autonomous learners and a sense of community within the classroom. I would describe myself as warm, passionate, and ambitious. Outside of teaching I enjoy travelling, anything that involves good food and spending time with my lovely family and friends.
I began working at Oakfield Community Primary school in 2010, where I taught for three years before being given my first opportunity to teach at Temple Hill. After teaching here for a year I was offered a new job at Langafel C of E Primary. However, the pull of Temple Hill was always there and, in 2018, I decided it was time to come back home. I am now teaching a fantastic Year 3 class and have been given the responsibility to help and advise teachers and parents in my new role of KS2 SENCo. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my growing family or playing hockey.
I am Poppy Winter and I am so excited to be part of the Temple Hill team. This is my sixth year in teaching and I have taught from Nursery - Year 4. I have always dreamed of being a teacher and I have a real passion for developing children emotionally and academically. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my two hamsters!
I have worked at Temple Hill for a year now and enjoy coming to work with all the amazing people at the school. I am currently completing my schools direct training here at Temple Hill working with a fantastic group of children in Year 4. Outside of school I spend my free time playing field hockey for a local club in the Kent League and spending time with my family.
I am Jack Spencer an I am really excited to have joined the Temple Hill team this year after graduating Liverpool Hope University over the summer! In school you will find me in Year 4 as part of Gareth Thomas Class. Outside of school I will often be found spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy trying new things, finding new interests and exploring. I have a real passion for learning about and teaching History.
Following my training placement at Temple Hill, I'm really excited to be joining the team this year. You can find me teaching Jamie Oliver Class, I love working with children and the wonderful team at here!
In my spare time I enjoy going to the cinema, going to the gym and spending time with my friends.
My name is Iroro Akpobaro and I’ve recently joined Temple Hill in 2018 as a Year 5 Teacher. With over 5 years experience in Education; an MA, PGCE and Bacholers degree in Journalism; I am thrilled to be part of such a great school.
I can’t wait to show and share my experience with our wonderful children. In my spare time I enjoy reading & writing, travelling, cooking, yoga and enhancing my radio skills.
My name is Jade Repsch and I am delighted to be a part of Temple Hill. I have a keen interest in science within the curriculum and try to bring this into many of my lessons. I also have a passion for the environment and animals, particularly snakes and whales! In my spare time I enjoy yoga, climbing and visiting new places.
Hello I’m Emma Sherwood many of you may remember me from a few years ago before I left to have my twins.
I’m now a year 5 teacher.
I’m enjoying being back and look forward to the future brings.
I’m Mr Fordham and I have been working at Temple Hill since 2013. In my spare time I love spending time with my friends, playing football and going to the gym.
My name is Mrs Howe 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'm a returnee to Temple Hill and am so excited to be back! After working here for 3 years, I spent a year in Zambia as a teacher mentor in community schools. I loved it there and had some amazing experiences, which I'm excited to share with my new class back at Temple Hill. I love teaching the whole curriculum, but maths and computing are the ones I like best. In addition to travelling, my favourite things to do are reading, listening to podcasts or music and going to the beach (I love being by the water). The things that always put a smile on my face are elephants, flip flops and Skittles!
I started my teaching career in 1996 in the rolling hills of Wales working in a residential school with children with severe challenging behaviour and learning difficulties. It was there that I developed my passion for working with pupils who respond to a more creative way of thinking. My interest in behaviour and my passion for championing those whose voices are not always heard, or understood, has led me on a very interesting and fulfilling path during my career. Although my years in teaching, to date, have been predominately in the Special Educational Needs sector, I feel extremely privileged to have been given the opportunity to develop the Special Resources Provision (SRP) at Temple Hill in September this year, which we have named ‘The Lighthouse’. It is my aim to develop a provision, alongside a team of very skilled and passionate teachers and associate teachers, which will offer the pupils of Temple Hill an area where they can develop their learning in ways that are not always possible in larger group environments. Creativity and compassion are my strengths, and in times away from school, I can be found either in the kitchen baking and decorating celebration cakes for willing recipients, bringing my vision to life in my garden and rooms of my first owned home, or spending time enjoying all that Kent has to offer either with friends, family or supporting a special young man with SEN.
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.
Outdoor Learning Leader & SENCO
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.
I joined Temple Hill in November after coming back from maternity leave. I enjoy working with all the children in the school and supporting Newly Qualified Teachers. I am currently in my 9th year of teaching and I can honestly say I love my job, nothing is more rewarding than supporting and challenging children.
Outside of working at Temple Hill, I enjoy spending time with my little boy, reading lots and lots of books and playing in the position of goal keeper for my local hockey club.