Staff and classes
The staff at Hermitage are...
Zoë Howe - Headteacher
Karen Attard - Deputy Headteacher and Inclusion Co-ordinator
Preet Serai - Deputy Headteacher and Key stage 1 Co-ordinator
Rachel Wild - Assistant Headteacher and Lower Key Stage 2 Co-ordinator
Tanya Matin - Office Manager
Yasmeen Patel - Office Assistant
Rebekah Thoma - Office Assistant
Susan Packham - Bursar
Patric Sherwin - Premises Manager
Shorif Ahmed - Learning Mentor and playcentre Manager
Tracey Pace - Learning Mentor and Parent Liaison
We are a school that is excited by change and love learning about new things, so every year, the class names are changed and we choose an inspiring and creative theme. The school year starts with a whole school cross curricular mini project where we learn more about our chosen person and produce work to share and display around the school. So far our themes have been; artists with links to the French speaking world, to help us to understand more about French culture; artists from cities that have hosted the Olympic Games; architects of iconic buildings in London; textile and fashion designers who have had an impact on the way we live and dress...
This year our theme has been Philosophers and Great Thinkers.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Olivia teaches this class, supported by nursery nurses Shaina and Fatema
Alice teaches this class, supported by Runa A
Sheila teaches this class, supported by Shamima
Runa U. is our senior Nursery Nurse and Deka work with all classes specifically supporting inclusion and intervention work.
Key Stage 1
Celia teaches this class, supported by Kate
Shipa teaches this class, supported by Ali
Kristan teaches this class, supported by Abdul (HTLA)
Tracey works across all three classes, providing learning mentor and inclusion support.
Shohenaz and Pearl work across Key Stage 1 providing inclusion support.
Key Stage 2
Kael teaches this class, supported by Runa B (HLTA).
Micah teaches this class, supported by Runa B (HTLA)
Michael teaches this class, supported by Rubena
Sayed teaches this class, supported by Rubena
Toby teaches this class, supported by Sanam (HLTA)
Elizabeth teaches this class, supported by Sanam (HLTA)
Shorif is our learning mentor and he works across all Key Stage 2 classes.
Shahnaz, Ambiya, Wollette, Shahnaz B and Paul all work across the Key Stage 2 classes providing inclusion support.
Hermitage has specialist teachers for French, Music and Art.
Nathalie teaches French to children across the school, starting in the Nursery with rhymes and songs, to conversational French in key stage two. She organises our fantastic French residential, where we put our French to the test!
We also have Iveta who teaches different sports and fitness activities at lunchtimes.
We're a percussion specialist school and every child, from Nursery to Year 6, is taught by a percussion teacher. Progressing from African Drumming in Early years and Key stage 1, to Glockenspiel in lower key stage 2, to Steel Pan ensembles in upper key stage 2.
Jonathan teaches EYFS African drumming.
Stathis teaches KS1 African drumming.
Tamas teaches LKS2 Glockenspiel.
Justin teaches UKS2 steel pans.
Pamela is our specialist art teacher, and she teaches art across the school.