Our Trustees all have an interest in Temple Hill, some live here, some work here and others give their time because of their belief in Temple Hill, its residents and its environment. Each Trustee has different experience and expertise which they draw upon to manage the Trust’s community development work. The Trustees’ responsibility is to manage the work and the finances of the Trust in line with its governing document and mission statement.
Lorraine Bathgate - Chair
Having spent many years as a teacher of Textiles and Art at Abbey Wood Secondary School Lorraine now supports the Art Department at North Kent College. She was born on Temple Hill and still has family and friends here. She is Chair of the Voluntary Management Committee running the Youth Centre on Temple Hill Square and is strongly involved with St Edmunds Church at the Living Well, being a Church Warden there and a Trustee. She is a member of the Leadership Team, sings in the music group and helps to run Edz Kidz youth group. She supports the Forest School initiative within the Enchanted Woodland and believes it will be an excellent resource for Temple Hill, both for young people and adults.
Yvonne Millington - Treasurer
A local resident, Yvonne is the Trust’s Treasurer. Recently retired (from paid work that is) she worked as administrator for St Edmund’s Church Living Well for many years. which is also the Trust’s registered office. Her administrative skills and financial background, along with her committed interest in the local community, make her an ideal Treasurer for the Trust. She believes that the Enchanted Woodland will provide opportunities for local schools and residents to enjoy being in a safe, natural setting which is right on their doorstep.
I am an Assistant Head Teacher at Oakfield Community Primary School, with my key responsibility being to ensure that the most vulnerable children in our school reach their full potential. I am also responsible for leading the Outdoor Learning Curriculum across the school and can be found, come rain, shine or snow teaching in my Tipi . I am a trained Forest School Leader and, having grown up in Devon where I spent most of my leisure time on the beach or on Dartmoor, I am really happy to be able to spend my working days outside, using what I believe is the best educational tool available; the natural environment.
As the Outdoor Education Teacher to Temple Hill Primary School I have a passion for the environment that I endeavour to pass on to our students. Taking on the Enchanted Woodland will bring huge benefits to everyone - to teachers and students alike. The School have invested in the project in such a big way and I'm so pleased that the curriculum has allowed me to spend Wednesdays down the Woods with the volunteer Rangers, learning whilst doing - that's the way I like it best.