I have been involved with West Hill for many many years,as a pupil and parent. I joined West Hill as a midday supervisor in 1997 and since about 2000 a teaching assistant in many year groups but currently in years 3 and 4.
I started working at West Hill Primary School in May 2015.
I have had the pleasure of supporting classes as a TA in reception, year 3, 4 and 5.
In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.
I am also partial to a bit of glamping!
I have been at the school for 10 years working in classes from reception to year 4. All have different challenges and rewards. On a Monday I assist Miss Berry and Mrs Honour with an afterschool club - gardening club. This is great watching the children using their science knowledge and curiosity to build on their gardening skills.
I joined West Hill Primary in late 2016 after working and volunteering in nurseries and schools with children of all ages and needs. I gained my level 2 qualification in Children and Young People’s Workforce in 2012, followed by my level 3 qualification in Early Years Educator in 2015. I work in the Wonder Unit, supporting the reception year children in their learning and in exploring the wonderful discoveries they make daily. I enjoy sharing stories with children and helping them to create stories of their own. I have been involved in Girl Guiding since I was a child and in my spare time I am a leader-in-training at a local unit. My hobbies include baking, reading and dining different restaurants.
I started working in the Education sector back in February 2016, having previously worked at two other sites within a School Trust, and joined the Team at West Hill in October. I completed my Education Studies degree in 2015 and intended to continue my career by becoming a class teacher. However, my time at West Hill has since encouraged me to change my career path as I now wish to specialise in Special Education Needs rather than becoming a class teacher.
I have worked at West Hill since 2006, first as a volunteer and then as a Midday Supervisor. After gaining my Teaching Assistant qualification, I have worked mainly in KS1 as a TA. I really enjoy working with the children, watching and helping them progress through the years.
I have been working at West Hill since 2014 where I undertook one to one support duties for children with behavioural and learning difficulties. I currently work in year 5 and really enjoy the challenges of developing the children in a very important stage of their learning.
I am married and have three children of my own, two of whom attend primary school.
I have been a Teaching Assistant since 2002, moving to West Hill Primary in 2007, working first as an SEN TA, and now as a classroom TA. I work mainly in KS1 and I enjoy watching the children grow in confidence as they learn.
I have a TA level 2 ,I joined the Westhill team in 2008. I have worked in both ks1 and ks2 from early years to year 6. I have particularly worked with phonics in ks1 and supporting art and DT in ks2 which is one my favourite areas.
I have been involved with West Hill School since 1992, first as a parent with two children at the school, then as a parent helper and midday supervisor.
I have been a teaching assistant since 2001 and have worked with most year groups.
I have two children who attend our lovely school and currently work as a Teaching Assistant. Before being employed at West Hill I was a stay at home parent for six years. Prior to having my children I worked for Kent Children's Social Services for over 2 years assisting children and families. I found the work very rewarding as well as being very complex at times. Prior to working for Social Services I worked as a PA for various large construction companies for over 11 years. I really enjoy my role as TA in the classroom and find it very rewarding seeing the children progress and gain confidence in their learning.
After completing the BTEC Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification, I decided to further my skills by going back to college to study for the OCR Level 5 diploma in Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia). In 2008 I joined West Hill and began assisting children with SEN in key stage 2. Supporting and encouraging children with their learning is something I have a passion for and find very rewarding. In my spare time I like to keep fit and spend quality time with my partner and two daughters.
Joining Westhill as part of the wonderful team as a Teaching Assistant in year 2 has been another chapter of my child care career. Previously I have worked in nurseries and as a nanny for 18 years. I am currently studying The Foundation Degree in Early years and when I'm not at work or studying I love spending time with my two children and socialising with friends and family.
I am married with two children and I have worked as a qualified senior nurse for many years. I decided to have a career break two years ago, when I started at West Hill School so I could spend more time with my family. I am thoroughly enjoying my job and find it very rewarding. My hobbies are playing badminton, baking and reading.
I started at West Hill Primary in 2016 as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant. Before this I completed a degree in Special Educational Needs at University of St. Mark and St. John. In my spare time I enjoy seeing friends, especially travelling to see friends from university. Also, I love spending quality time with family.
My name is Paula Springett and I have been involved with West Hill School since my oldest child started there some twenty years ago. I have been a midday supervisor as well as my role as a TA.