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
Duncan Kilty - Assistant Headteacher and Upper Key Stage 2 Co-ordinator
Tanya Matin - Office Manager
Yasmeen Patel - Office Assistant
Susan Packham - Bursar
Patric Sherwin - Premises Manager
Shorif Ahmed - Learning Mentor and playcentre Manager
Tracey Pace- Learning Mentor and Parent Liaison
Elizabeth Mellen - Reading Recovery Intervention Teacher and Humanities subject leader
Sheila Viegas - "Class ready" Intervention Teacher
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 British Performing Artists.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Maria teaches this class, supported by nursery nurses Shaina and Fatema and Deka
Celia teaches this class, supported by Runa A, Toni (LSA) and Afiya (LSA).
Kirsty teaches this class, supported by Kate and Pearl (LSA).
Shipa is the cover teacher for EYFS.
Runa U. is our senior Nursery Nurse and works with all classes specifically supporting inclusion and intervention work.
Key Stage 1
Kristan teaches this class, supported by Ali
Beth teaches this class, supported by Abdul and Nadia (LSA).
Michael teaches this class, supported by Runa B (HLTA)
Tracey works across all three classes, providing learning mentor and inclusion support
Key Stage 2
Sayed teaches this class, supported by Nadia and Wollette (LSA).
Kael teaches this class, supported by Shahnaz K and Fatima (LSA).
Rachel teaches this class, supported by Rubena and Shahnaz B (LSA)
David teaches this class, supported by Nabil
Duncan teaches this class, supported by Ambiya
Zoe G teaches this class, supported by Ryan.
Shorif is our learning mentor and he works across all Key Stage 2 classes.
Hermitage has specialist teachers for French,Music, Art and PE.
Laura 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 have a specialist sports coach, Chris, who teaches different sports across the school.
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.
Yaw teaches EYFS African drumming.
Jerome 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.