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Dinah Lowdell


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!

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.
 

 

 

 

 

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.

Alanah Maw

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.

Gemma Humphreys

I joined West Hill in 2016 immediately after graduating from Canterbury Christ Church University. There I studied a Primary Education degree, particularly focused on working within Early Years Foundation Stage. I am passionate about working with young children, and I really enjoy the challenge and fun that comes with teaching them. Outside of school I am a bit of an art geek and I also love watching live music. ​

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. 

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. .


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. 


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 Evelyn Glennie class (1JH), who are lively but brilliant year 1 children. I also have responsibility for leading the teaching of music in school, and the school choir. 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.

Kelly Warner
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. 

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. 

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.

 

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.  

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!

Amy Rodger

 

Michelle Matthews

 

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.

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.

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.

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.​

James Fordham

I have been working at Temple Hill since September 2012. I am currently studying for a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies. Once I complete my degree, I hope to train to become a Teacher and have a class of my own! In my spare time I enjoy playing football, going to the gym and spending time with my friends. 

Megan Ellis


Emma Howe

 

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.

Melissa Scott

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!

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.

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