Current Staff

Head Teacher Zoë Humm B.A. Ed (Hons) (London)
Zoe completed a B.A. Ed (Hons) at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London

Deputy Head Mrs Wendy Smith
Wendy completed a B.A. (Hons) in Childhood Studies at the University of Greenwich and gained her teaching qualification through the Graduate Teaching Programme the following year.

  • Pre-School

    Mrs Amanda Dawes
    NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Child Care, Learning and Development
    Early Years Key Person

    Mrs Claire Martin-Coward
    CACHE NVQ Level 3, Childminding practice
    Early Years Key Person

    Mrs Beth Leong
    B.A. (Hons) Early Years (University of Greenwich)
    Early Years Key Person

    Mrs Susie Palmer
    B.A. (Hons) Early Years (Open University), NNEB (Chichester College of Further Education)

    Mrs Anne Salmon
    BSc. (Hons) (Exeter) PGCE (Canterbury)

    Miss Joanne Simmons
    BSc. (Hons) Psychology (Open University), NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Child Care, Learning and Development
    Early Years Key Person

  • Reception

    Mrs Jane Dorey
    NNEB, NVQ Level 3 Child Psychology
    Teaching Assistant

    Miss Sarah Hutchings
    B.A. (Hons), EYPS (University of Greenwich)
    Teacher, PSHE Coordinator

    Mrs Claire Martin-Coward
    CACHE NVQ Level 3, Childminding practice
    Teaching Assistant

    Miss Laura McNally
    BA (Hons) Hull, PGCE (Leeds)

    Mrs Beverley Raistrick
    Cert. Ed. (Leeds University)
    Teacher, Art and DT Coordinator

    Mrs Julie Taylor
    NVQ Level 3 Early Years and Education
    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Lisa Williamson
    B.A. (Hons) Early Years (Open University)
    Teaching Assistant

  • Year One

    Mrs Lesley Carley
    BA (Hons) (Christchurch Cant.) PGCE (Chelt & Glos. College of Higher Education)
    Teacher, Science Coordinator

    Miss Jo Davis
    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Sandra Jeffrey
    Registered Childminder
    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Sarah Wakeford
    NVQ 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning
    Teaching Assistant

    Mr Robert Welch
    B.A. Hons (Brighton), QTS (Goldsmiths)

    Ms Natalie Wilmowski
    B.A. Hons (Open University), PGCE (Sussex), Dip HE Performing Arts (Bath Spa)

    Mrs Tracy Wilson
    CACHE Diploma in Pre-School Practice NVQ Level 3
    Teaching Assistant Coordinator


  • Year Two


    Mrs Janet Chick
    Level 3 Helping in Schools course (NOCN)
    One to one learning support assistant

    Mrs Carly Froggatt
    B.Sc. (Hons) (Open University) GTP
    Teacher, Mathematics Coordinator

    Mrs Elisabeth Kirk-Smith
    B.Sc. (Hons) M.B.B.S (UCL) PGCE (Canterbury)
    One to One Support Assistant

    Mrs Matilda Lowe
    B.A. (Hons), QTS

    Mrs Hayley Oliveri
    B.A. (Hons), QTS (Christchurch Canterbury)

    Mrs Wendy Smith
    BA (Hons), QTS (Greenwich)
    Teacher, Deputy Head

    Miss Carla Streeton
    CACHE Level 3 Childcare & Development
    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Bridgette Walsh
    Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Auxi Westhorp
    B.A. Hons (University of London), CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice, NVQ Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Auxi also has a degree in Translation & Interpreting from the University of Grenada, Spain
    Teaching Assistant



  • Specialists

    Mrs Niki Davis
    BA (Hons) (Northumbria University), PGCE (Carnegie College, Leeds)
    PE and Dance Teacher

    Mrs Joanna Ginsberg
    BA Hons (Oxford Brook)
    PE and Swimming Assistant

    Mrs Anna Lordon *
    BA, MA (Oxon), Diploma in Violin Teaching (LGSM)
    Music Teacher

    Mrs Claire Marples *
    Swimming Teacher

    Mrs Marie Metcalfe *
    Cert Ed. (University of London)
    French Teacher

    Mrs Andi Palmer
    LLB (Hons), PGCE
    Learning Support 

    Ms D Saffer *
    BA Economics(Bentley), BA Psychology (CSULB)
    IDT Teacher

    Mrs Jan Sewell *
    Swimming Teacher

    Mrs Georgie Sinclair
    PE and Woodland Activities Teacher

    Mrs Gemma Whitlock *
    ASA Full Swimming Teacher's Certificate
    Swimming Teacher

    * indicates this teacher teaches across more than one school on site.


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