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West Hill Primary Academy

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Teachers

Pennie Hills
Assistant Headteacher
I have been teaching for many years both in London and in Kent. I have taught Nursery, Reception and Year 1 and really enjoy working with the younger children. They learn new things every day and it is great to be a part of their amazing learning journey. As the Early Years Foundation Stage Leader the best part of my job is being able to watch the children develop and grow as they move through Nursery and Reception.

When not teaching I enjoy days with my family and my own children, Kezzie and Josh.

Maddie Tunnicliffe

I’m Maddie Tunnicliffe and I am delighted to be doing my teacher training with QTS on the SCITT Brook Learning Trust programme at Temple Hill this year. I will be working in Year 2. I graduated this year from the University of Greenwich with a BA Hons Degree in Early Years Studies. Along side my degree I worked in a private nursery as a duty manager and the room leader for toddlers (The winning Tots). I am taking a huge step, caring for 2 year old to teaching 7 year olds, but I’m very confident Temple Hill will support me every step of the way.

In my spare time (if I get any) I love to dance. Any form of dance I’ll give it ago, my most recent is ballroom dancing and I love it. I will be on strictly one day!

Helen Vincent

I have been teaching at West Hill Primary for 5 years; teaching years 5, 1 and Reception.  You can currently find me in the fun but lively Beckham class. Outside of school, I help run a Brownie unit and really enjoy travelling. I have been lucky enough to have visited the following countries with Girlguiding: Switzerland, Poland, Malawi, India and this summer I will be taking a group of 14 girls aged 14-18 to Thailand, where we will be working in schools and supporting the local community with farming and sanitation needs. Reading is a passion of mine, although mostly only during school holidays, as otherwise I end up staying up until the early hours, desperate to read a little bit more.

Carla Glover

Assistant Headteacher

I joined West Hill in January 2016 and I am the Assistant Headteacher for Curriculum. Since qualifying as a primary school teacher in 2005, I have taught across all year groups but I am currently enjoying teaching our Year 1 and 2 children.

Laura Branch

 

Julie Moss

I graduated from the University of Greenwich with a degree in Primary Education Studies in 2000 and

have taught Reception and Year One in local mainstream schools and Year 3 at a special needs school.I joined West Hill in 2013 and I am passionate about ensuring that the youngest children in the school have the best possible start.

Josh Woodbridge

Following the completion of my Law degree at the University of East Anglia in 2011, I travelled all around Asia and Europe, where my teaching career began working in Hong Kong as an English teacher in a Kindergarten and then Serbia as a y2 teacher.

After returning to the UK, I studied an MA in Childhood and Early Years at Leeds Beckett University, which added a further perspective to my experiences of working with young children and how important it is to offer each child the best opportunity to succeed on their own individual journey.

Beyond this, I am a proud Yorkshireman with a passion for sport, music and travel.

I look forward to working with the Nursery team this year and being part of the children’s latest learning adventure.

Tina Muskett
 
Rachel Aram
 

Rebecca Williams

I graduated from Greenwich University in 2014 with a BA Hons degree in Primary Education. Throughout my degree I knew I wanted to become a teacher and this was confirmed when I became a teacher at West Hill. Since then, I have loved watching the children have those light bulb moments and develop a passion for learning. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, exploring new places and visiting the cinema.

Victoria Brown 

Assistant Headteacher 

I started working at West Hill Primary in 2002 as an NQT and have taught in all years across Key Stage 2 as well as some experience in Key Stage 1. As any primary school teacher will tell you, there is never a dull moment and no class is ever the same. This has meant that I have kept my love of teaching and helping the children in my care reach their full potential. I have been lucky enough to have had so many different roles in my time working at our school: from MFL co-ordinator to being a Maths leading teacher for Dartford. I am currently Assistant Head Teacher for English and am enjoying the challenges and opportunities that this role brings. West Hill is definitely in my blood and I enjoy being a part of our school community.

Katreena Giovanelli

I have been teaching for 9 years and  have taught at West Hill since 2016 after working in a Bexley school for 8 years.  I have taught mainly in years 2 and 6 during my time teaching.  I love working with children and try to make sure they enjoy their learning and have fun at the same time.

 

I have 3 children myself, aged 8, 5 and 2 so my hands are always full! I work part time so that I have a balance between looking after my own children and the children in my class .  During my spare time I like to spend time with my family as well as going running, horse riding, swimming and to the gym.

Nicola Wickenden

I have been a teacher for 20 years and have taught in schools in different areas of the country, from London to Manchester.  I usually teach in Key Stage 2, but I have recently had the opportunity to enjoy working in classes with younger children too. Both of my own children are also primary school teachers, so we always have plenty to talk about! I live in Dartford with my husband. I enjoy reading-a lot. I love growing things in my garden, especially vegetables, and I like to take long country walks, perhaps stopping at a castle or historic building along the route.

Hannah Berry

During my time at West Hill I have taught in different year groups in KS1 and KS2. When not in the classroom you can find me in my wellies in the school garden. I’m also very partial to chocolate and despite success in the fruit and vegetable department; I unfortunately haven’t yet mastered the art of growing cocoa beans in the British climate.

Donna Murphy

I have worked in education for the last 10 years following a successful career in banking. I have worked in schools in the London and Kent area. I joined West Hill in September 2016 as a Class Teacher.

 

Ana Devenish

I'm Ana Devenish and have been teaching at West Hill since September 2017. Prior to teac​hing, I worked in banking while completing a Psychology degree at the University of London. The best part of my job is to be able to witness the children's eyes light up when they grasp concepts that they initially thought were beyond them. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my son, Robert. To learn more, you must come into my classroom and meet my year ones.

Veena Jeebooah

After studying at Roehampton university, I joined West Hill in 2015 as an NQT. I absolutely love working with children and my aim is to equip them with the knowledge, confidence and independence they need through their schooling lives and beyond. I take pride in my role as West Hill's P.E leader as it enables me to provide fantastic sporting opportunities for the children across the school. Outside of school, I enjoy taking spontaneous trips, getting stuck into a great book and most importantly spending time with family and friends. 

Charlie Thompson

I graduated from the University of Essex in 2009. I then completed my PGCE at the University of East London. I have taught in London for many years before moving and working in Dublin, Ireland. I have since relocated to Kent. I thoroughly love teaching and working with children is the most rewarding experience. 

Rachel Smith

Assistant Headteacher

I started my teaching career at Temple Hill in 2006 and have thoroughly enjoyed working there for many years. I have also worked in other schools in Bexley, Essex, and also at Oakfield, as I like a change and a new challenge every now and again! So when West Hill joined The Galaxy Trust, I jumped at the chance to experience another school and I am really enjoying working in this lovely school filled with lovely children!

 

Teaching is an amazing job and I spend a lot of my time thinking about what I will do with the children I teach, but when I am not here you will most likely find me in another country exploring the world - I love going on holiday!

 

Lisa Chisholm

Amanda Robertson

 

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