Who’s Who

These are the adults who work at Primrose Hill Primary School.

Senior Leadership Team

Robin Warren

Head Teacher

5 Things About Me

1. I am a National Leader of Education

2. I LOVE the children at Primrose Hill

3. I like going on holidays

4. I can play the piano

5. I like Madonna

 

Robin Warren

Irene Mitchell

School Business Manager

5 Things About Me:

1 – 3. I love to read, write and listen to Music

4. I enjoy playing badminton

5. I like jogging in the park

Irene Mitchell

Laura Beeson

Assistant Head Teacher / Class Teacher (Maternity Leave)

5 Things About Me:

1. I love Maths
2. I’m half Welsh
3. Bruce Springsteen is my favourite person
4. I enjoy going to the cinema
5. I like taking photos

Laura Beeson

Syra Sowe

Inclusion Manager and Co-Opted Governor

5 Things About Me:

1. My mother’s father was a Spanish refugee, a pianist exiled by Franco after the Spanish Civil War.
2. My father’s father was a nomadic cattle hurdler who settled in Gambia, one of the smallest countries in Africa, where my family still live.
3. My mother’s love of Kora music brought her to the Gambia, where she met my father (I recommend the Kora album New Ancient Strings by Toumani Diabaté if you are interested in hearing this beautiful instrument played by a virtuoso).
4. In case you didn’t guess already, I am interested in genealogy and journeys.
5. I also love music, reading, days out with my 2 daughters, evenings in with my husband, and all things Primrose Hill School.

Syra Sowe

Liz Ghamar

Assistant Head Teacher

Designated Lead for Safeguarding / Looked After Children & Responsibility for Prevent Duty

 

5 Things About Me:

1. My dad was Spanish.

2. I adore dogs and have two, Roxy and Lulu.

3. I think I have the best job in the world because of the fabulous children and staff at Primrose Hill School!
4. I love reading a good thriller (preferably while lazing on a sunny beach).
5. I always wished I had learnt to dance the Argentinian Tango.

 

Liz Ghamar

Mireille Alwan

Assistant Head Teacher

5 Things About Me:

1. I have been working at PH for 11 years & I love working with the children, staff & parents
2. I can speak Arabic
3. I love travelling, especially to hot places
4. I play basketball
5. I was born in Nigeria, grew up in Australia, am Lebanese and have a French name!

Mireille Alwan

Teachers

Becca Ehrlich

Dragonflies Teacher / Research & Development Lead

5 Things About Me:

1. I think blood oranges are the greatest food on the planet.
2.  like all things tropical. Electric blue and pineapples make me particularly happy.
3. I studied art at university and I’m happiest when covered in paint.
4. Before teaching, I worked on photo shoots and fashion shows… I think children are way more fun to work with than models.
5. I found maths so hard when I was in school that it used to make me cry… but now it’s my favourite subject to teach!

Becca Ehrlich

Chantel Thompson

Bats Class Teacher

5 Things About Me

1. I love travelling and I’ve travelled to 18 different countries! The most obscure being Vanuatu, where I first discovered a love for teaching.

2. I’m an astangi, this means I practice astanga yoga 5 times a week, bright and early in the morning before starting work. If I’ve not been to yoga in the morning, you might find that I’m less balanced than usual.

3. I love literature, but my favourite genre is poetry. If I could teach every lesson through poetry I would.

4. I also love maths! I find it incredibly fun and enabling. It’s something we use everyday, sometimes without even knowing it.

5. I’ve got a large family, 5 siblings in total which includes my twin sister, no we’re not identical. However,I do have a younger sister that people say looks very much like me, she’s also a primary school teacher in Camden!

Chantel Thompson

Danielle Bowmaker

Woodpeckers Class Teacher & Phase Leader for Y5 & Y6

5 Things About Me:

1. I love reading…a lot! My favourite story is Matilda.

2. Justin Timberlake once touched my hand. Best day ever.

3. I could eat my Grandmother’s Yorkshire Puddings and gravy everyday.

4. I can’t drive.

5. Mireille and I have been on lots of holidays together. She is the best travel buddy.

Danielle Bowmaker

Hannah Wright

Woodpeckers Class Teacher & Phase Leader Y5 & Y6

5 Things About Me:

1. I love my job, and feel very lucky to be part of the wonderful team at Primrose Hill.

2. I grew up on a farm in the Forest of Dean and I’m very proud to be a farmer’s daughter.

3. I am very scared of fish, especially carp.

4. I love cats. I have two have two at home called Milk and Karen (my class helped me name them).

5. A long time ago, I was a climbing and kayaking instructor.

Hannah Wright

Jacob Barnes

Grasshoppers Class Teacher & Computing Lead

5 Things About Me:

1: I have taken flying lessons and been parachuting despite my fear of heights, both were amazing fun.

2: I am the youngest in my family. My sister is a nurse and my two brothers are also teachers (I started the trend).

3: I enjoy keeping an eye on emerging technologies and breakthroughs in science, people can be so clever!

4: Although I miss all that I left behind in Australia, working at Primrose with the children and team is worth it.

5: I try everyday

Jacob Barnes

Jemma Bourn

Hedgehog Teacher / Leader of Learning for Humanities

5 Things About Me:

1 I live for cheese. Any kind – squidgy, hard, mild or stinky. I just love it!
2 I once did a loop-the-loop in a tiny aircraft – and then had to fly the plane myself! Thankfully, we all survived…
3 I’ve lived in Camden all my life (except for a few years in Scotland and Russia)
4 My dream travel destination is anywhere with plenty of jungles and beaches to explore.
5 My favourite books are the Harry Potter series. I grew up with Harry, Ron and Hermione and am still utterly transported every time I pick up a copy.

Jemma Bourn

Laura Beeson

Assistant Head Teacher / Class Teacher (Maternity Leave)

5 Things About Me:

1. I love Maths
2. I’m half Welsh
3. Bruce Springsteen is my favourite person
4. I enjoy going to the cinema
5. I like taking photos

Laura Beeson

Maria Felstead

Newts Class Teacher / Member of the Creative Arts Team

5 Things About Me

  1. Before I was married my name was Maria Pretty
  2. I used to be a fashion designer before I became a teacher
  3. I have a chocolate brown Cocker Spaniel called Milly
  4. When I was travelling In Australia I made a music video and did a bungee jump
  5. I like cooking for friends and family
Maria Felstead

Marianne Mattinson

Kestrels Class Teacher & Leader of Learning for English
 5 Things About Me:
1. I’m passionate about the planet and taking care of the environment
2. I love swimming in tropical seas
3. I am Camden born and bred and went to Fitzjohn’s Primary School
4. I like salsa dancing, yoga and cycling
5. I slurp when I eat spaghetti!
Marianne Mattinson

Marina Castelo-Branco

Squirrels Class Teacher & Leader of Learning for Maths

The five things about me:

1. I love reading and drawing
2. I was born in Brazil
3. I have lived in Camden since I was six
4. I love love love coffee
5. I am allergic to pineapple

Marina Castelo-Branco

Mary Deavin

Cover & Intervention Teacher

5 Things About Me:

1. I was born in Southwark and on the front of my house was a big plaque, which marked where the Shakespeare’ s Globe Theatre had stood.

It is now on the rebuilt theatre, on Bankside.

2. When I was 4 and a half, I went to Richard Cobden School  I have always lived in Camden.  I get to see many of the children I have taught in the past.  The oldest ones are about 38 years old now. And taller…

3. Some of my favourite things are travelling, history, geography, reading and dogs. I applied to work at our school because we often passed it on the way to walk our dogs in the Park. I always wanted to work in a Victorian building! I can’t wait for the Canal Classroom!

4 I applied to work at our school because we often passed it on the way to walk our dogs in the Park.​Primrose Hill School has been “home” for 28 years. I have only been teaching for 38 years. (I was supposed to be a vet…)

5. Sadly, I don’t eat sweets.

Mary Deavin

Nabila Harti

Herons Class Teacher

5 things about me

1) I love roller coasters!

2) I speak fluent Arabic.

3) I love the sea and swimming.

4) I enjoy baking.

5) I would love to sky dive someday.

Nabila Harti

Niamh Keating

Sticklebacks Class Teacher & Learning of Learning for STEM

5 Things About Me:

1. Before becoming a teacher I was a real life Indiana Jones, I’ve worked on archeological sites all around the world.

2. I once went cage diving with great white sharks, went skydiving and did the world’s highest bungee jump all in the same week!

3. I think teaching runs in my blood as both my parents were teachers.

4. I competed in both national and international Taekwondo competitions while at university.

5. If I could have a super power it would be teleportation- I love visiting new places but I’m not a big fan of the travelling part.​

Niamh Keating

Paul Baron Thomson

Foxes Class Teacher - Phase Leader (Yrs 3&4)

5 Things About Me:

1. My mum and dad came to England from India in 1961. I have two brothers and two sisters.

2. I love reading especially history books. My mum was a teacher but it was my dad who taught me how to read using newspaper reports about Don Revie’ s infamous Leeds United team.

3. I play the guitar badly. I was once in an infamous Midlands band called the Gotham City Rebels. Somehow, we got to support some great bands despite being musically inept.

4. When I’m not teaching, I love to sculpt. As well as meeting some brilliant sculpture teachers, I was incredibly luck to meet my wife Lucy on a sculpture course at the City Lit.

5. I would love to be able to sail, dance the tango and play flamenco guitar – not all at once!

Paul Baron Thomson

Pippa Davies-Humphreys

Beetles Class Teacher & Phase Leader Y1 & Y2

5 Things About Me

1. I have lived in Paris and love the French language and culture, especially food!

2. I have been a Leicester City football fanatic since the age of seven and never imagined that I would see us win the Premier League.

3. I collect brooches and can normally be found wearing a different one each day.

4. I am a member of London Zoo and frequently spend my weekends visiting my animal friends, particularly the sloths and tapirs.

5. Reading a book is my favourite way to spend a day.

Pippa Davies-Humphreys

Rhiannon Beeton

(Maternity Leave Jan 2017)

5 Things About Me:

1) I have been a teacher at Primrose Hill since 2006.
2) I’ve visited more than 25 different countries in the world.
3) I have taught in every key stage of the school.
4) I love cheese and chocolate.
5) I love working at the school because it feels like a family.

Rhiannon Beeton

Richard McLelland

Froglets Class Teacher & Phase Leader (EYFS)

5 Things About Me:

1. I have a Schnauzer called Fritz who is awesome.
2. I love my bike and have cycled over 20,000 miles on it in the last 3 years.
3. My favourite book is The BFG – my teacher first read it to me when I was in Year three.
4. I’m going to learn to ski.
5. I think there’s nothing better than being in the great outdoors. Outside is free.

Richard McLelland

Sophie Keating

Blackbirds Class Teacher

Five Things About Me

1. I love to read! I studied English at university and I love nothing more than getting stuck into a good book at the weekend.

2. I would eat chocolate all day every day if I could.

3. I absolutely adore dogs. I can’t wait to have one of my own!

4. My favourite place to be is the beach. I would love to live beside the sea one day.

5. I was born in Camden but haven’t lived here since I was little. I grew up in the countryside but I love living in London again.

Sophie Keating

Sophie Tait

Butterflies Class Teacher

5 Things about me
1. I’ve got freckles
2. I love swimming
3. My favourite food is noodles
4. I have two lovely girls
5. I can speak Spanish

Sophie Tait

Specialist Teachers

Amanda Aplicano

Specialist Support - SEBN & PSHCE Leader / Rainbow Teacher

5 Things About Me:

1. Summer – I love hot weather and long lazy days on a beach

2. I love family get togethers, especially with my children

3. I love a good movie – recent favourites The Revenant and The Dressmaker

4. A passion for food – eating not cooking!

5. A love on dancing

Amanda Aplicano

Benedicte Lorand

French Teacher
Benedicte Lorand

Catherine McGowan

Specialist Support - SEND Intervention

5 Things About Me:

1. I’m a born and bred Londoner!

2. I’ve worked with children with different abilities since 1996

3. I loved Latin at school

4. I like to do gardening late in the evening when it’s lovely and cool

5. Primrose Hill Primary School will always be a very special place for me

Catherine McGowan

Desiree Lagares -Thompson

Specialist Support- Art Therapist

5 Things About Me:

1. My favourite artist is Frida Khalo. David Bowie and Kate Bush also inspired me artistically.

2. I enjoyed reading Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton and CS Lewis Books.

3. Growing up, I loved spending time with my 4 Germans Shepherd Dogs:  Woody, Dougal, Bruno and Lassie!

4. Whilst a Art School I did an exchange to Barcelona for 3 months. I ended up staying for a year. It is still my favourite city.

5.  I’m a huge fan of the Muppet Show, especially Miss Piggy….”Moi!”

Desiree Lagares -Thompson

Edina Dias Souza Saadi

Specialist Support - Leader of Learning For Children, Families & The Community

5 Things About Me:

1. I love cooking. Korean food is my favourite to eat and cook, especially Kimchi

2. I love making craft things – sewing, crochet, patchwork, scrapbooking, cardmaking, calligraphy and adult colouring books.  This makes me happy and relaxed.

3. I absolutely love babies.  There is nothing better than a cuddly little one to make my day!

4. I love travelling

5. I love music and thriller movies.

Edina Dias Souza Saadi

Emma Wregg

Specialist Teacher - Y5 & Y6 Maths Teacher and Inclusion Support
Emma Wregg

Heather Healy

Specialist Support - PPA Cover / HLTA

5 Things About Me:

1. I was born in Croydon, Surrey

2.My childhood dream was to be a teacher

3. My first job was a shorthand typist to surveyors.

4. I have three grown-up boys, one daughter and four grandchildren

5. I am fun and inspiring.

Heather Healy

Jordan Lawal

PE Coach

5 Things About Me

  1. I always thought I would be either a football player or a PE teacher.
  2. I love my trainers collection
  3. I went to the World Cup in Brazil for one month
  4. I used to attend primrose hill as a child
  5. I’m really scared of heights.
Jordan Lawal

Kate Hopewell

Shakespeare For Schools Lead

5 Things About Me:

1. I always wanted to be a famous actress… and still haven’t given up hope.
2. My favourite food is lasagne (but only if it has crispy cheese on top!) and tiramisu. Yum!
3. I love hot, sunny holidays.
4. When I was little my dream was to be a bridesmaid… I even made my own dress in the hope someone would let me be one!
5. I’m allergic to horses, ponies and donkeys. This may be a problem if I ever do become a famous actress and need to ride a horse but is not so much of a problem whilst I’m still a teacher in Primrose Hill!

Kate Hopewell

Maggie Muir

HLTA / Specialist Support - EAL and EMA

5 Things About Me:

1. I started work as a Learning Mentor

2. My daughter came to the school – she’s now a secondary teacher!

3. I like a grand get together with friends and family – great conversation, witty banker and a good vintage essential!

4. I can’t live without music – soul, classical, funk, jazz etc

5. The two R’s – reading and radio!

Maggie Muir

Tom West

Leader of Learning - Music

5 Things About Me:

1. Music has always been a part of my life since I was in Primary School!

2. I am interested in getting children hooked on music from an early age

3. I enjoy seeing children being creative with music and them express their ideas

4. You may find me sailing in Norfolk when I’m not playing music

5…..or walking back home in the fields of Lincolnshire

Tom West

Alice Farrell

Specialist Teacher / Creative Arts Leader

5 Things About Me:

1. I believe passionately in Picasso’s statement that ‘every child is an artist’.
2. I am excited to be part of such a vibrant artistic community at Primrose Hill.
3. I enjoy seeing on a daily basis how art promotes creative thinking, builds confidence and can be an emotional outlet for children.
4. As a born and bred Londoner, I feel lucky that we have such an amazing array of art to see and experience – often for free. At Primrose Hill it is all on our doorstep.
5. My mission is to inspire and help shape young minds in the most positive and creative way that I can.

Alice Farrell

Dean Farrell

PE Assistant

5 things About Me:
1. I absolutely love tennis!
2. I love trying all kinds of food from around the world
3. I enjoy going on holiday
4. I wish I could go skiing more often (have only been once and loved it)
5. I am a very big fan of all animals. My top three favourites are dolphins, polar bears and crocodiles.

Dean Farrell

Teaching Assistants

Lisa Milsom

Admin Assistant & Receptionist / Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1) I love spending time with my gorgeous grandchildren.
2) Holidays abroad are a must!
3) I can shop, shop, shop till I drop.
4) Socialising with friends is always FUN
5) I am a workaholic to fund my shopping habit/ addiction.

Lisa Milsom

Abu Shahidulah

Nursery Officer

1. I am a father of three and my eldest daughter will be a doctor soon

2. I was an ex Merchant Marine Officer and travelled over 50 countries

3. I can speak in five different languages and always happy to help

4. Loves travelling, eating and play chasing game with the children and DIY

5. I have worked at this school for over twelve years and didn’t even realised how fast the time has passed!

Abu Shahidulah

Alessia Iannacci

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1. I believe “I can’t” doesn’t exist.

2. Every child is unique and has the right to learn.

3. I believe children learn best if they feel happy and safe whether it’s emotionally, physically or socially.

4. Children need to be taught to their needs so that they can feel capable and successful.

5. Every child should develop love and respect for themselves, others and their environment.

Alessia Iannacci

Amal Ahmed

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me

1. I am hate free, love added smart and smiley person

2. I enjoy taking some time daily for self-reflection.

3. I am active, organised and motivated to keep making positive changes in my life.

4. I am trilingual and love reading books about international relations.

5. I love teaching children and learning from children

Amal Ahmed

Ana Garrido Gigorro

Teaching Assistant

Five things about me:

1. I grew up in a very small village close to Madrid.

2. Wherever my family is that´s my home.

3. Best moment in life, “siesta”  time on summer holidays.

4. I love cooking and even more eating.

5. Sunday roast just as good as “paella del domingo”.

Ana Garrido Gigorro

Anna Kielczewska

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me

1.      I come from Poland but I have lived in London since 2005.

2.      I have a son called Stefan 🙂

3.      I love going on holidays and exploring the world!

4.      Taking photos is my hobby.

5.      I like all types of fruits and veg.

Anna Kielczewska

Antigona Bucaj

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1. I love travelling around and learning about new cultures.

2. Music is a very important part of my life.

3. I value honesty above almost every other virtue.

4. I am fascinated by forensic science.

5. I am a Human Rights fighter and I never give up.

Antigona Bucaj

Ardiana Statovci

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1. I am passionate about teaching and children’s wellbeing.

2. It gives me a great pleasure being (working)in a school with children that are eager to learn and achieve more.

3. I think that teaching is a journey where I keep always learning and building on what I already know.

4. I connect with children and feel a great sense of accomplishment in helping them achieve and enjoy their time in school.
5. I believe that working with children is enlightening,interesting and challenging as well.

Ardiana Statovci

Besforta Merovci

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me

1. I have three beautiful daughters

2. I love drama and music

3.  I enjoy traveling

4.  Celine Dion is my idol

5.  My favorite treat is chocolate

Besforta Merovci

Bujar Bublica

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1. I believe that Honesty is the BEST policy
2. I’ve got Serbian surname and it means bug face (face of a bug)
3. Philippines are the most awesome people I’ve met in London
4. I love Old & Classic cars
5. I love Cheese.

Bujar Bublica

Carly Chapman

Teaching Assistant
Carly Chapman

Chin-Chu Morley

Early Years Practitioner

Five things about me

1 love spending time with family and friends

2 I am “Made in Taiwan”

3 love food

4 love traveling

5 Enjoy walking through the woods

Chin-Chu Morley

Claire Ricketts

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me

1. I’m from a Cotswold village, where my family have lived since the 1700s

2. I enjoy walking, running, cycling, scooting and travelling with Eddy, my little boy.

3. I have a Tibetan sponsored child. Her name is Tendol.

4. I have a cat called Dave, who is 119 (in human years).

5. I live in Primrose Hill and I’m thrilled to be working at PHS : )

Claire Ricketts

Fitore Veliu

Nursery Officer

5 Things About Me:

1 Mother of two big boys Fisnik and Altin

2 I love reading books, my favourite author is Ismail Kadare an Albanian writer

3 I am a qualified nurse in Kosovo

4 Summer is my favourite season

5 I love Adele

Fitore Veliu

Fllanza Sfarca

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1. I come from Kosovo where I was a qualified Biology Teacher

2. I love listening to music and enjoy eating good food

3. Helping others makes me happy

4. I like new challenges

5. I love my family and my life

Fllanza Sfarca

Gem Saunders

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1. I enjoy travelling

2. I love music and dancing

3. I speak Turkish

4. I love good food

5. I have a dog named Tigger

Gem Saunders

Hayeser Zorbas

Nursery Officer and Intervention Support

5 Things About Me:

I adore cats – I share my home with three of the funniest cats ever:  Booboo, Charlie & Bear

2. I am a vegetarian; would love to be a vegan but I can’t say no to cheese!

3. My favourite band is Muse.  They totally rock!

4. I love walking. I walk everywhere. It totally relaxes my mind.

5. My favourite author and illustrator is Shaun Tan – Tales from Outer Suburbia.

 

Hayeser Zorbas

Isabel Murphy

HLTA Teaching Assistant and Staff Governor

5 Things About Me:

1. My favourite author is Simon Kernick

2. I love to dance

3. I can speak 3 languages

4. I love to drive especially through Europe

5. You can never have too many handbags!

 

Isabel Murphy

Iuliana Rukmin

Teaching Assistant

Five Things About Me

1) I speak fluent Romanian.
2) I love blues music and I am totally obsessed with Joe Bonamassa.
3) I have a cat who thinks it’s a dog – loves playing fetch and chases her tail.
4) I like doing DIY, the drill is my favourite tool and I find painting and decorating relaxing.
5) I have Zipped a 1 km zip wire across Whistler Mountain (Canada) at a height of 600 feet and a max speed of 100km/h!

Iuliana Rukmin

Jessica Hall

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me

1.  I love to discover new places and meet new people.

2.  Piri Piri chicken.

3.  Working with the children at Primrose Hill.

4.  History.

5.  My family and our dog Angel.

Jessica Hall

Kerri Ballard

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1. I have two daughters – Lily (9) and Ruby (4)

2. I love spending time with friends and family

3. I enjoy reading and listening to music

4. I love travelling

5. I have worked at Primrose Hill for 6 years

Kerri Ballard

Kim Squires

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1. I have worked at Primrose Hill for 6 Years

2. I enjoy going to the cinema – most recent film ‘How to be Single’

3. I love family holidays abroad and in Kent

4. I like going to restaurants and eating good food!

5. I like socialising with friends, dancing and having fun!

Kim Squires

Lee Strode

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1 Enjoying a relaxing holiday
2 Watching football, favourite team is Arsenal
3 Spending time with family and friends
4 Watching movies, a favourite of mine is Forest Gump

5 Treating myself to a well earned take-away, Chinese is my favourite

Lee Strode

Liz Turbitt

Senior Early Years Practitioner
Liz Turbitt

Lucie Evernot

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:
1. I am a singer-songwriter and I have a collection of 20 different instrument at home!
2. I like going on working holidays and help people realise their dreams.
3. I love farming and being around nature.
4. I am French and I speak 3 languages.
5. I adore kittens and glitter.

Lucie Evernot

Melanie Havemann

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1.I love to travel and explore new places.
2. One of my favourite pastimes is hiking in the countryside.
3. I enjoy watching sunsets.
4. I like practising yoga.
5. I love living in Camden and working with the children at Primrose Hill.

Melanie Havemann

Paulette Dale

Teaching Assistant

Five Things About Me:

1. I love family events which I tend to organise. I Always like to complete anything I start – no matter how hard it may be.

2. I enjoy music and love dancing.

3. I like to be around positive, happy people and having a good laugh….(it makes me happy).

4. I love visiting places of interest & travelling.

5. Once I put a cup of tea on my bed without looking….thinking it was my mobile phone……(messy!)

Paulette Dale

Roxan Cuerdo

Early Years Practitioner

5 Things About Me:

1) My Family is my world

2) I believed that with hard work and dedication everything is possible.

3) Hotel California is my all time favourite song but I am a Madonna Fan.

4) I like Turkish food.

5) I think that the staff and children in Primrose Hill School are awesome.

Roxan Cuerdo

Sabena Hillard

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1. I was a finalist in the All England Tap dance championships at our very own Cecil Sharpe House ( many many moons ago! I was about 12! )

2. I Was born in Spain but have an American passport! Try and work that one out!

3.  I once performed with Lulu and Ernie Wise in the West End!

4. I have a burning desire to take up Argentine Tango!

5. My very favourite place to be is by the Great British Seaside!

Sabena Hillard

Sandra Grogan

HLTA and Senior Midday Meals Supervisor

5 Things About Me:

1. I love walking, swimming and reading

2. I love working at Primrose Hill because it is fulfilling

3.  I’m thinking about getting a new dog!

4. Every year I enjoy going on School Journey

5. I enjoy going out with my friends

Sandra Grogan

Saskia Devore

Teaching Assistant

Sharon Howe

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1.I find inspiration in the unique ways people communicate ideas to one another.

2.I like venturing off the beaten track, the thrill of getting lost and finding my way back again. My first big adventure was in Peru when I was 19 then Chile where I lived for a while.

3.I love making things, bread, pizza, combining art and science, film, and I’m playing around with ideas for a book.

4.My greatest pleasure is hanging out and eating good food with my family. My eldest daughter is studying at Nottingham University, my youngest is sitting her A’ levels at La Swap and my son is currently in year six here at Primrose Hill.

5. I was training as a prop maker before volunteering and then later (6 years ago) being employed as ‘one to one’ TA. Here I’ve stayed because I can imagine nothing more rewarding and creative as working at Primrose Hill school.

Sharon Howe

Shqipe Hyseni

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1. I am interested in Science and Ancient History

2. I prefer Summer even though I like skiing

3. I like to dance

4. I love travelling and taking pictures

5. I enjoy spending time with my family

Shqipe Hyseni

Stefania Cocco

Nursery Officer

5 Things About Me:

1. I am Italian and I come from a fascinating island!

2. I love Archeology

3. I used to be a tourist guide on a prehistoric site.

4. I was a folk dancer.

5. I love cooking home cooked food with my two daughters.

Stefania  Cocco

Suleha Kahn

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

• I love meeting new people, making friends and having a great laugh!
• My new hobbies include sewing and dress making! Although I love anything to do with IT!
• I’m very time efficient! Have to be organised!
• Working with children is a blessing! You learn so much with them!
• I wish I was a little bit taller! Y6’s are taller than me!

Suleha Kahn

Susannah Tillocksingh

Nursery Officer

5 Things About Me:

1. I originate from a beautiful island in the Caribbean Sea

2. Smiles and warm greetings are a natural way of life

3. I bring that same ethos into Primrose Hill Primary School

4. I love fitness especially zumba and swimming

5. I enjoy extending my knowledge through studying

Susannah Tillocksingh

Tiss Dardak

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1. I studied International Marketing at University but realised working with children was my passion.

2.  Music is a big influence in my everyday life.

3. My favourite subject in school was HISTORY .

4. I Love travelling and learning about people, cultures and respecting everyone differences.

5. I strongly believe that we all should be treated equally.

Tiss Dardak

Zelia Ouaar

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1 – I love smiling.
2 -I love supporting children’s learning.
3 -I enjoy reading

4 -I am a very happy Brazilian!!

5 – I can speak 4 languages.

 

Zelia Ouaar

Miranda Douglas-Jones

Admin Assistant to the Inclusion Team (Maternity Leave)

Five Things About Me:

1. I grew up just outside of London

2. I have a five year old daughter

3. I love cooking

4. I love going on holiday

5. I like relaxing with my family and friends

 

Miranda Douglas-Jones

Valbonna Dragusha

Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me

1.) I am a very hard working person
2.) I am very organised
3.) I am caring
4.) I am experienced with children
5.) I am trust worthy

Valbonna Dragusha

Support Staff

Ilirjana Sfarqa

Admin Assistant to the Senior Leadership Team

5 Things About Me:

1. I am Kosovan and I can speak 3 languages

2. I am a Qualified Physicist and I love science

3. I love traveling with my family

4. Enjoy eating sea food

5.  I can’t ride a bike

Ilirjana Sfarqa

Lisa Milsom

Admin Assistant & Receptionist / Teaching Assistant

5 Things About Me:

1) I love spending time with my gorgeous grandchildren.
2) Holidays abroad are a must!
3) I can shop, shop, shop till I drop.
4) Socialising with friends is always FUN
5) I am a workaholic to fund my shopping habit/ addiction.

Lisa Milsom

Lyra Semsedini

Admissions & Attendance Officer
Lyra Semsedini

Emily Arkley

Kitchen Staff

Janet Brockwell

Kitchen Staff

Salma Jahan

Kitchen Staff

Shadiya Ali

Kitchen Staff

Suzanna Hoffer

Kitchen Staff

Conor Grogan

Assistant Site Supervisor
Conor Grogan

Giuseppe Zecca

Site Services Officer
Giuseppe Zecca

Miranda Douglas-Jones

Admin Assistant to the Inclusion Team (Maternity Leave)

Five Things About Me:

1. I grew up just outside of London

2. I have a five year old daughter

3. I love cooking

4. I love going on holiday

5. I like relaxing with my family and friends

 

Miranda Douglas-Jones

Cheryl Russell

Midday Meals Supervisor
Cheryl Russell

Selina Choudary

Midday Meals Supervisor
Selina Choudary

Governing Body Members

David Adams

Co-Opted Governor - Chair of Governing Body

5 Things About Me:

1. I’ve lived near the school for nearly 30 years.

2. I like all kinds of flying machines and I’m a qualified pilot

3. Japanese food is my favourite

4. Most of my weekends are spent in Sheffield

5. I am a passionate photographer

David Adams

Robin Warren

Head Teacher

5 Things About Me

1. I am a National Leader of Education

2. I LOVE the children at Primrose Hill

3. I like going on holidays

4. I can play the piano

5. I like Madonna

 

Robin Warren

Amal Abbamin

Parent Governor

Five things about me

1) I’m proud mum of five beautiful children four girls and one boy.

2) I enjoy cooking specially for family gathering.

3) I love meeting new people.

4) I can’t swimm but would love to learn one day

5)I love coming to primrose hill school it feels like one big family.

Amal Abbamin

David Howe

Governor

5 things about me:

1.  I grew up in Derbyshire and Devon, but have lived in Camden since I finished university, 12 years ago.

2.  I have two lovely children:  a little boy and a little girl.  They – and my wife – keep me smiling.

3.  I love the sea.  Swimming in it, looking at it, listening to it.

4.  I’m an avid traveller.  Of the places I’ve been to, India is my favourite.  Egypt is the place I’d most like to visit. I’ve always wanted to drive all the way across Africa in a Land Rover…

5.  If I can’t travel, I love to read.  Usually to be transported to different places or different times.

David Howe

Hilary Aylesworth

Co-Opted Governor

Five things about me.

1) I’m an American, born in Phoenix lived in New York City.

2) In another life, if talent was measured by interest, I would be a poet.

3) I bought a one-way ticket to London nearly four years ago and fell in love with my life again; I believe in taking risks.

4) I love brains! I recently earned my doctorate in educational neuroscience.

5) My favorite movie is Contact, based on the book by Carl Sagan

Hilary Aylesworth

Isabel Murphy

HLTA Teaching Assistant and Staff Governor

5 Things About Me:

1. My favourite author is Simon Kernick

2. I love to dance

3. I can speak 3 languages

4. I love to drive especially through Europe

5. You can never have too many handbags!

 

Isabel Murphy

Joseph Collins

Co-Opted Governor

5 Things About Me:

1.     I was born and raised in Sheffield but have lived in London for six years now

2.     Science was my favourite subject at school – I studied Chemistry at university

3.     Music was a big part of my life growing up and I can play the piano and cello

4.     I have Jamaican and Gambian roots on my mother’s side of the family

5.     I love cycling

Niels Bryan-Low

Chair of the Finance & Premises Committee

 

5 Things About Me:

1. My kids make me smile more than anything else on earth
2. In 2013 I came 128th at the Long Distance Duathlon World Championships
3. I used to be a radio reporter covering conflicts in Sarajevo, Haiti, Lebanon and Northern Ireland
4. I wish I could code properly. When I grow up I want to be a computer programmer.
5. I recently tried, and failed, to cycle up and down Swains Lane 130 times consecutively

Niels Bryan-Low

Ophelia Field

Chair of Curriculum and Pupil Welfare Committees

5 Things About Me:

1. I am the mother of boy-girl twins.

2. Writing is my passion and I’m a published author.

3. Growing up, in Australia and then England, I was sent to almost every kind of school under the sun (and then rain).

4. I’ve always worked for human rights, so I love that Primrose Hill cares about teaching them to kids.

5, I’m the governor responsible for safeguarding of children, and for special educational needs and disabilities. I also chair the Curriculum & Pupil Welfare Committee.

Ophelia Field

Sara Lord

Literacy Link Governor

5 Things About Me:

1 – Music is my favourite thing – listening to, working with, dancing to…

2 – I love living in Primrose Hill and being part of the community of our school

3- Enjoy walking through the park

4 – Favourite season is Spring – especially the daffodils

5 – Like travelling to new places.

Sara Lord

Suha Din Abdul

LA Governor

Syra Sowe

Inclusion Manager and Co-Opted Governor

5 Things About Me:

1. My mother’s father was a Spanish refugee, a pianist exiled by Franco after the Spanish Civil War.
2. My father’s father was a nomadic cattle hurdler who settled in Gambia, one of the smallest countries in Africa, where my family still live.
3. My mother’s love of Kora music brought her to the Gambia, where she met my father (I recommend the Kora album New Ancient Strings by Toumani Diabaté if you are interested in hearing this beautiful instrument played by a virtuoso).
4. In case you didn’t guess already, I am interested in genealogy and journeys.
5. I also love music, reading, days out with my 2 daughters, evenings in with my husband, and all things Primrose Hill School.

Syra Sowe

Tania Wilkinson

Chair of Staffing, Leadership and Performance Committee

5 Things About Me:

1 – Enjoy baking and cooking and would love to meet Paul Hollywood from the Bake off.

2 -I love reading as much as possible.

3 – Fundraising for the school! I am good at organising things and this gives me a chance to put my skills to the test.

4 -I absolutely love babies which is probably why I have 13 children! I also like puppies.

5 – Growing up I wanted to be a international showjumper or a newsreader. I’m glad that didn’t happen otherwise I wouldn’t have time to organise Summer Fairs!

Tania Wilkinson

Alice Gray

Co-opted Governor, Maths Link Governor

5 Things About Me:

1 – I love all things Italian – I even lived there for a few years.

2 – I cycle everywhere.

3 -I love films: The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Madagascar and Despicable Me series are all current favourites.

4 -I’m a community researcher: I like finding out what people think.

5 -I have travelled all over the world.

 

Alice Gray