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West Hill Primary School

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Teachers

Alanah Maw

Assistant Headteacher - EYFS

I consider myself to be a positive and out going person,  who has taught across all year groups, since arriving in London, from sunny South Africa in 2005.  I have been married for 10 years to my soulmate and have two beautiful children who are 4 and 7 years old. I enjoy keeping both my mind and body healthy by exercising during the week and when I find spare time to sit down and read, books which help me reflect on my parenting and teaching, are of great interest to me.

 

Gemma Humphreys

I joined West Hill in 2016 immediately after graduating from Canterbury Christ Church University. There I studied a Primary Education degree, particularly focused on working within Early Years Foundation Stage. I am passionate about working with young children, and I really enjoy the challenge and fun that comes with teaching them. Outside of school I am a bit of an art geek and I also love watching live music. ​

 

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.

 

 

 

Carla Glover

Assistant Headteacher - KS1

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.

 

 

 

Sarah Graaskov

I graduated from the University of Greenwich, in 2003 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Science. I have been teaching at West Hill Primary School since 2012.

Outside of school my interests include travelling, visiting the cinema and historical buildings and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

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. 

 

Lisa Roach

Assistant Headteacher - Lower KS2

Teaching is my second career, having worked for 18 years in the City of London as an Investment Analyst. I enrolled at Greenwich University where I achieved a First Class BEd (Honours) Degree in 2008. After graduating, I worked at Holy Trinity C.E. Primary School in Gravesend for 8 years during which time I taught classes across Key Stages 1 and 2 and led a variety of curriculum subjects, most latterly Mathematics. During this time I undertook additional studies at the Institute of Education (now part of University College London) and became a Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher. I was appointed as Assistant Head Teacher at West Hill in January 2016 and am excited to be part of the team leading West Hill forward and promoting the community of the school and enabling our fantastic children to achieve their full potential.

 

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.

 

 

 

Victoria Brown 

Assistant Headteacher - Upper KS2

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.

 

Georgina Mapleson

I have been working at West Hill since 2005 and have taught in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 4. I love working with children and I am passionate about education. In my spare time, I enjoy musical drama. I can often be found singing as I walk around the school!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Oni Young

Since joining West Hill, I have been lucky to work with fantastic students in key stage two.  I am currently working in year 5 and enjoying every minute of it! When not in the classroom, I can be found with my nose in a good mystery book,scrapbooking or getting lost in a golden age Hollywood classic.

 

 

Lisa Chisholm

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Larner

I’m Miss Larner and I joined West Hill in September 2016. I completed my teacher training at Canterbury Christ Church University 4 years ago and have since taught in schools across Bexley. Getting the chance to educate children and prepare them for later life is a real privilege and I love seeing how a class develop and grow from September all the way through to July. Outside of school, I teach dancing and enjoy shopping and spending time with my friends and family

 

 

Cover Teachers & Other Teachers

 

Claire Beauchamp

My name is Mrs Beauchamp, I came to West Hill when I was a little girl and love being here. I love Key stage 2 children with their wild imaginations and hungry attitudes to learning. My favourite lessons are history, art and English writing. I love to see how creative the students are with their painting and craft making, especially around Christmas and mother's day. The children always manage to make me smile.

 

Kate Hall

I have been fortunate to have been at West Hill since September and have the pleasure to teach many classes when their class teacher is planning, in a meeting or carrying out leadership duties. I am passionate about working with children, helping them develop into independent, confident young people and supporting them to reach their full potential. I also enjoy supporting small groups of children in Mathematics and English, and using my experience to help other staff.

In my spare time I love to spend quality time with my children, read and go on country walks.

 

Una O'Daly

 

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