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Well Being Team
Family Support Leader and Designated Safeguarding Lead/SPOC
My role involves providing home support. I have vast experience in a variety of areas with a specialism in working with children with disabilities and child or adult mental health. I also provide advice to parents and teachers to better understand the specific needs of children with complex behavioural or emotional difficulties. I am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Pastoral Support Officer
I am Jacqui the Pastoral Support Officer for West Hill. I have a strong link with West Hill as I was a pupil here myself. I have worked in Schools for the past 13 years and before joining West Hill I was a Parent Support Adviser who covered 3 other Schools in Dartford. I am also qualified as a Therapeutic Play practitioner and Filial play coach. Alongside this and working with parents I regularly work with small groups of children.
I am extremely proud to work for The Galaxy Trust as the Executive Head of Oakfield Primary Academy, Temple Hill Primary Academy and West Hill Primary Academy. I have served the Education sector for many years across Kent and London and have a great passion in making a real difference to the lives of all children. I strongly believe that all children and young people deserve the best Education and I am committed to high expectations and consistency for teaching and learning across our schools. I also believe it is important to develop children's confidence, self-esteem and resilience which will equip them with the necessary tools to overcome challenges and be ready for the next phase of their learning.
As well as being a parent to three wonderful children, I love being outdoors, spending time with my large family, travelling, coaching and being an advocate for young people.
Hi I’m Maddie Tunnicliffe, Sunflower class (reception) teacher. Before I became a teacher (and did a degree in early years) I was a nursery leader and a pub manager. I have always enjoyed dance and have a background in ballet and ballroom and Latin. Though it may not seem immediately apparent, a love of developing young children and their learning fits in very well with the ability to move around the classroom in a lively way and have a good understanding of the best beverages to drink at the end of a busy week teaching. However, as a mum to a very lively, strong willed little lady, you will probably find me asleep in her bed after a busy week teaching now! Mum life + teacher life = tired Miss Tunnicliffe. I hope to make the most of all my life experiences in bringing the best opportunities for children in my class.
Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion)
I started teaching twelve years ago. During my career I have taught children ranging from Year One to Year Five. I have always had a keen interest in teaching and supporting children with special educational needs. As many of you know I was the SENCo at Temple Hill for a number of years before leaving in 2010. After leaving Temple Hill I went on to work as the Lead Teacher at a resourced provision for children with severe speech and language difficulties, in Deptford, South East London. During this time I was lucky enough to become a Specialist Leader of Education which enabled me to support school staff in Lewisham and across the country in order to improve the quality of provision for children with SEN.
I started working at Temple Hill for approximately 11 years. I completed my teacher training at Temple Hill, I have taught amazing children throughout the school from Reception to Year 6. I have spent a considerable amount of my time at Temple Hill working with children with additional needs and their families, which I absolutely love and have a real passion for improving outcomes of all children despite challenges they and their families may face.
Since the Galaxy Trust has formed I have also worked at Oakfield with a focus on vulnerable groups, I really enjoyed the experience I gained from working across our ever growing Trust. I am now very excited to join the West Hill Inclusion team, where I hope to add to the superb work they and all the staff carry out to ensure all children have a inclusive and happy education.