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Associate Teachers

Ruth Adeeko

My name is Mrs Ruth.O. Adeeko. I joined Temple hill in 2018 after moving home from London to Kent.
In my experience of working with children, every day is different and the flexibility of working in a school environment really appeals to me.
I particularly enjoy seeing when children show more confidence in themselves and the positive results of supporting with their educational and social developmental journeys both in and out of the classroom.  
I am very blessed to have two lovely boys here in Temple Hill school. I love singing, learning to be creative and also enjoy spending time together with my friends and Family.

Erum Ahmed

I have recently joined Temple Hill Academy as an Associate Teacher. I enjoy working with children and help them to grow. I am loving to be part of such supportive team. Away from work I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.​

Debbie Bailey

I have been involved with Temple Hill School for 17 years, first as a parent then as a Teaching Assistant. I currently work in Reception which I enjoy very much.

Lisa Barton

I gained a Level 3 NVQ Teaching Assistant qualification in 2009 and have recently joined Temple Hill having worked as an Associate Teacher at Oakfield for many years.

Lindsey Bateman

I am Mrs Bateman. I live with my husband and one of my two daughters. I have worked at Temple Hill since 1999. My hobbies are gardening, sewing and baking.

Carol Bowerman

I have joined Temple Hill after working for 6 years at a pre-school, where I also undertook 1 to 1 support with a child who had behavioural & learning difficulties. I enjoy working with children with additional needs as I love to see the progress they make once given the extra support they require, it is very rewarding. When not at work I spend time with my family, I have 3 daughters. I am trying to get fit and have set up a walking group with some friends, it is mainly a good chance to meet up and have a chat while exercising at the same time! I also like to spend as much time as possible at the coast where I have a beach hut which is my haven of peace. 

Nicky Cartwright

Hi, I am originally from Australia and have taken on my first teaching role at Temple Hill. Having volunteered in the classroom for several years with my own children, I decided to follow my dreams and qualified as a Level 2 TA in early 2018. I work one to one with a SEN child and a Year 3 class. These are the children of today and it is rewarding to see the progress they can make while supporting and nurturing them. Out of school I enjoy socialising with family and friends, the sunshine, BBQ's, seaside and sightseeing to historic places.

Dana Ciucur

My name is Dana Ciucur and I am excited to be starting working in nursery from September.

I have two little girls attending Temple Hill, year 2 and nursery.

I love working with children, I love being a mum, I enjoy outdoor activities and sports.

My favourite holiday would be somewhere by the sea.

I have been volunteering at Temple Hill for over a year and I am looking forward to being part of the team.​

Kelly Dando

I have been at Temple Hill for over 5 years. I first started working with the children special needs, I am currently working in year 5 and I really enjoy my job.  I myself have 4 children all in secondary school, and enjoy the times we all spend together.

Jo Grant

I've been working at Temple Hill School for 7 years now. I started in the Nursery then began working with children with special needs. I am now in Year 2, which I love. I am just completing my Advanced Teaching Assistant Level 3. I love spending time with my family.

Jessica Henley

I recently joined Temple Hill Primary Academy in January 2020, I am new to teaching and I am enjoying helping children progress. In my short time here in the school, it has been a pleasure to work within such a caring environment.

Sharon Herridge

I started volunteering at Temple Hill three years ago to coincide with my level 2 teaching assistant course. I am now working mainly in Reception but enjoy helping out in other year groups. I have also been lucky enough to do one to one work across the Foundation Stage.

Danielle Heywood

 I am a Teaching Assistant here at Temple Hill Primary. I live at home with my parents and two younger siblings. I like to say that I am a kind, caring and respectful person who is bubbly and cheerful to everyone I meet. I enjoy working with children, supporting them with their learning which is not only supporting them to reach their full potential in the present but also in their future in education and beyond.  

Paula Hilstrop

I started work at Temple Hill this January as 1 to 1 support with two children having worked for an alternative provision in Medway. I have two grown up children, a son and a daughter.

Shelley Hoyle

I joined the Temple Hill team to work as an associate teacher for children with special educational needs. My previous job for 8 years was managing a care home for people with learning difficulties and providing day provisions. However I wanted to be more involved with children as I would love to discover how current education for children with additional needs now, makes such a difference to how education was provided 10 years ago and be a part of that growth and development to give children with additional needs every opportunity to access education as would any other child.

Barbara Humphrey

I joined Temple Hill in 2000, having previously worked at a local playgroup for 7 years. Prior to this, I was employed by HSBC in London. I have 2 daughters: the oldest is a graphic designer and the youngest is currently studying at Bath University.

Jodie Humphreys

My name is Miss Humphreys and I joined Temple Hill Primary Academy in 2017. I love everything about this school and feel very proud to be a part of such an amazing team. Some of our children may know me for hunting out those healthy lunch boxes! I feel very passionate about children’s mental health, well-being and continue to develop my skills in those areas.

Away from school I enjoy time with my son and family, most weekends are spent watching my son playing football.

Senga Ingram

I am Mrs Ingram and am currently working at Year 3. I have work at Temple Hill for many years and have had the pleasure to work with children in many different groups! Despite working with children for so many years I still very much enjoy my job – I feel that I am making a positive impact on children’s lives and they never seem to stop amazing me! I have to say that I am incredibly happy and proud when I see one of my previous pupils as adults outside the school. And they remember me! Of course I remember them too.

Leezette Jarman

Hi, I am currently working with the nursery children. I have been a part to Temple Hill primary for 3 years. I myself attended Temple Hill School and was very excited to come back and join the team. I have two children who also attend the school and enjoy it very much. I have just completed my Childhood studies Foundation Degree and look forward to gaining further qualifications and experience.

Catherine Jarrett

Hi my name is Catherine Jarrett and I am an Associate Teacher here at Temple Hill. I volunteered at Temple Hill for 4 years before completing my training. I also have two children in the school.

Olivia Lewis

Hi I’m Olivia, newly started at Temple Hill this year. I’m looking forward to helping your little ones grow and learn! My hobbies include skiing and travelling. 

Billy Lowman

My name is Billy Lowman. I am an Associate Teacher at Temple Hill Primary Academy and I work with year 4.

Sonia Mehta-Patel

My name is Mrs Mehta-Patel I have been working with children for 11 years. Since completing my NVQ3 I have under taken many courses and gained much experience working in EYFS to working with children in Year 6 both as a classroom AT and an SEN TA. I find great reward and pleasure in working with children as they learn to develop skills in class and become independent individuals. My hobbies include spending quality time with my family. 

Sara Neale

I would describe myself as hardworking, dedicated creative and passionate. You can find me in Early years helping our youngest of learners to establish their love of learning, there is nothing more important than setting our children up with the tools they need to build their own successful future. At home I have three amazing children and a variety of animals including a dog, two cats, a bearded dragon and two peking ducks who take up most of my free time and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Ieva Paliaukaite

I’m really excited and happy to be joining Temple Hill Primary Academy. Having just qualified as a primary teacher, I believe this will be a great start to my teaching career. I think my love for music and art will allow me to help the children I teach reach their potential as people. In my spare time I love walking my three dogs and sitting down for a big dinner with my family when we get home!

Amrinder Plaha

I recently joined Temple Hill as an Associate Teacher in year 5. I previously worked at Brindishe Green Primary School for 3 years where I enjoyed teaching in KS2. I have been married for 14 years and have two children who are 13 and 6 years old. 

When I am not at school I love spending time with my family, cooking food and meeting friends. I like playing cricket, badminton and going to gym.

Sunita Poudel


Tiffany Rubie

I’m Miss Rubie and I look forward to starting my first year at Temple Hill very shortly! I’ve worked as a tutor for almost 5 years. I have a PGCE in Education and Training, TEFL, BSc (Hons) degree in International Fashion Marketing and a HND in Fashion Buying for Retail. Before working in education my career was in buying and merchandising. In my spare time I’m busy with family, friends, eating out and occasionally going to the gym!

Selina Russel

Hi, my name is Selina and I am an associate teacher at Temple Hill. I really enjoy working with children and encouraging them to reach their full potential. I love spending time with my son. ​

Sikander Shergill

I am happy to be a part of the Temple Hill team and helping children grow to reach their potential. I have a degree in Sports Science with experience as a Sports Coach. In my spare time I enjoy playing sports such as football and badminton. 

Lucy Smith

I have recently qualified as a level 3 early years practitioner and am pleased to be joining Temple Hill as an associate teacher in Reception. I have 2 years’ experience working with young children and I am excited to be carrying this on. I am a creative person and can’t wait bring these skills to the learning environment. ​

Donna Stevens

I have worked with children for a number of years and have recently joined Temple Hill having worked as an AT at Oakfield for many years.

I am married with two son's who keep me very busy! When I am not running around for my boys outer school activities I enjoy reading, walking and socialising with both friends and family.

Tracey Stibbons

I am a Teaching Assistant within the Nursery. I have been working in the Nursery since 2009. Before this I was at college studying Childcare Level 3, which also included work experience at Temple Hill School and Nursery. I really enjoy working with the children and seeing them progress on a daily basis.

Jane Thorn

I initially started working at Temple Hill School to help set up a story sacks library. In 2004 I became a TA and have worked in reception and years 1-4.

I also work at Breakfast Club and The Hill afterschool club.

Robyn Tokeley

I am Miss Tokeley. I joined the school as a volunteer whilst studying my level 3 teaching assistant course. I am currently working with year 2 and really enjoy my role.

Eloise Tough

My name is Eloise Tough and I am really excited to be part of the team at Temple Hill Academy after recently graduating from Birmingham City University. I am looking forward to aiding the students with their education in a fun and creative way! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my sisters, going to the gym and seeing theatre shows in London!

Christine Williams

I joined Oakfield in March 2019 and transferred to Temple Hill in September 2020.​ I have a level 3 Associate Teacher qualification. I have worked within the ASD provision (ARC) at Oakfield and i am now working in the Lighthouse in Temple Hill. I enjoy spending time with family and friends.


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