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Associate Teachers

Ruth Adeeko


Alia Aldoori


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.

Dawn Biswell


My name is Dawn Biswell and I have worked at Temple Hill as a Teaching Assistant since 1999. I am married with two grown up daughters and previously worked as a secretary for fifteen years at the BBC and Shell UK.

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.​

Debbie Cleaver


Hi, my name is Debbie Cleaver and I have been working at Temple Hill for the past 10 years. I really love working with children as they are so keen to learn.

Lisa Clemmence


I have worked at Temple Hill for many years now and it's a job I love doing. 

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.

Jack Farrow


Natalie Ford


Hi, I'm Natalie. I have recently become part of the team. My two boys also attend the school. I really enjoy working with children.

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


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 have recently 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


Karen Humphris


I have been at Temple Hill for 9 years and have worked across most year groups during this time. I enjoy being part of a fantastic team.

This year has seen many changes with sports at Temple Hill, entering more tournaments than ever before.  I have also begun to build a strong relationship with the staff and students at North Kent College, providing the children with fantastic sporting opportunities they would not normally have encountered. I look forward to developing this relationship over the coming year.



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.

Sunita Lamsal


Leezette Jarman


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.

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.

Natasha Parnell


I came to Temple Hill to progress my career further.

I realised that when working with children that I wanted to continue my journey with various age groups.

The time is right as my own children have left to fulfil their school life.

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.

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. ​

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.

Robin 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.

Koli Wahed


Hi my name is Koli Wahed. I am a qualified level 3 teaching assistant  and work in the Nursery. I enjoy working with the little ones.

Luminita Zanfir


My name is Luminita Zanfir, I am married, I have two children and I live in Dartford. I look forward to start my new job as teacher assistant, in September 2019. I look forward to meeting all my colleagues and also I can't wait to work with the children from my class. I would like to say a big thank you for this opportunity that helps me to build up my career path with Temple Hill Primary Academy.​


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