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 

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 Nobel Peace Prize winners.

Early Years Foundation Stage


Teresa Class

Maria teaches this class, supported by nursery nurses Shaina and Fatema and Deka


Obama Class

Celia teaches this class, supported by Runa A

Red Cross Class

Sheila teaches this class, supported by Kate and Afiya (LSA). 


Runa U. is our senior Nursery Nurse and works with all classes specifically supporting inclusion and intervention work.


Key Stage 1

Year 1

Annan class

Kristan teaches this class, supported by Ali

Year 1/2

Tutu Class

Shipa teaches this class, supported by Abdul and Nadia (LSA).

Year 2

Mandela class

Michael teaches this class, supported by Shahnaz K


Tracey works across all three classes, providing learning mentor and inclusion support


Key Stage 2

Year 3 

Yousafzai class

Elizabeth teaches this class, supported by Runa B (HLTA).

Year 3/4

Yunus class

Kael teaches this class, supported by Shamima and Wollette (LSA).

Year 4

Menchu class

Rachel teaches this class, supported by Nabil

Year 5

Karman class

Sayed teaches this class, supported by Rubena, Fatima (LSA) and Shahnaz B (LSA)

Year 5/6

Sirleaf class

Zoe teaches this class, supported by Ambiya

Year 6

King class

Duncan teaches this class, supported by Ryan.


Shorif is our learning mentor and he works across all Key Stage 2 classes.


Specialist Teachers

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.