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Associate Teachers

Sandra Affection

I have worked at the school for many years in various jobs including Dinner Supervisor, LSA and working with special needs children. I have worked in both key stages and have experienced working in small groups.

I am happily married with 4 children. My interests include gardening, shopping, looking after my grandchildren, going on holiday and socialising with friends.

Claire Allen

I have worked in education for a number of years in key stage one.

In my spare time i like to go to the theatre and watch films. I also love socialising with friends and eating out.


Charlotte Barclay

I joined Oakfield Community Primary School as an AT in 2010, I enjoy working in the school and being involved with the children's learning. Spending time with my family is my favourite thing to do. I also enjoy catching up with friends.

Samantha Barry

My journey at Oakfield started as a parent, I then went onto volunteer whilst completing my NVQ. I joined the school as an Associate Teacher in March 2015, supporting children in our ASD provision, The ARC.

Brionie Battersby

Before recently joining Oakfield Primary as an Associate Teacher I’d worked in a number of primary schools in London and Kent as a teaching assistant, 1:1 learning support assistant, family liaison officer and volunteer counsellor.  I’ve also worked for many years outside of education but the incredibly rewarding job of helping children’s learning is something I will always want to do.  In my spare time I enjoy hill walking, yoga, kicking a ball about with my family and watching Man City FC.​

Georgia Bradley

I joined Oakfield Primary Academy in 2016 as a volunteer, supporting Reception as well as the Nursery whilst completing my Level 3 Childcare and Education Diploma. I am now a part-time associate teacher at Oakfield. I have enjoyed my time working within the School and I am looking forward to my future. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and catching up with my friends.

Rachael Burbidge

I have worked as an Associate Teacher since 2004 and as a Midday Supervisor for 3 years prior to that.

I have 2 daughters. I really enjoy working with the children and seeing their progress. I am friendly and approachable.

Carol Chedzoy

I have been at Oakfield since 2000.

I enjoy watching the children learning and developing throughout their school years.

During my spare time I enjoy family gatherings and seeing friends.

Sean Curtain
Sports Coach/Learning Mentor

I joined Oakfield as PE Coach and Mentor in 2012, having previously worked and studied football coaching where I obtained UEAF B coaching certificate. enjoy teaching PE as it covers a whole spectrum of opportunities for children to develop both mentally and physically through the wide range of activities it has to offer. Out of school enjoy socialising and watching all sports, especially the mighty Chelsea. can be very competitive so anyone up for a challenge at golf or darts, let me know.


Caela Deehy

I joined Oakfield in September 2015 and I am enjoying getting to know the school and working with the children. I have a degree in English Literature and some time in the future I plan to do extend my qualification to become a primary school teacher. I enjoy seeing my family and friends in my free time.

Sharon Freeder

I grew up in Swanley, and then went to live in Israel for a while. After returning to the UK, I had my 2 sons. Since then I have worked in a local Pre-school as well as volunteered at Sure Start Children's Centre, and at Oakfield Infant School as Classroom Support. I have achieved two Level 2 NVQs - one in Early Years Care and Education, and the other in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. In 2009 I joined the staff as School Office Assistant, and have gone on to work as a Teaching Assistant in every year group which I've thoroughly enjoyed!

Outside of school my interests are equestrianism, reading, music and most especially spending time with my children.

Agnes Gajewska

I joined Oakfield in January 2016 as an Apprentice AT in Nursery and completed my NVQ Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce. During my career I have worked with children and young people of all ages, teaching Geography and English as a Foreign Language in Poland. I really enjoy my time working with young children in EYFS, supporting their confidence and sharing their enthusiasm. Outside of school I love travelling, cycling and spending time with my family.

Tilly Gosbee

I have always had a passion for working with young children and I am looking forward to supporting children in Oakfield and guiding them to becoming independent learners.

Hannah Hand

I joined Oakfield in February 2014 after completing my degree in Education (Special Educational Needs and Inclusion) at Roehampton. I have really enjoyed my time at Oakfield, working with the children and helping to support them to reach their fullest potential and become independent learners. I have always had a passion for working with children and find it extremely rewarding. I am looking forward to developing my career further at Oakfield and aim to train as a teacher in the future. ​


Georgia Hibbert

I have worked with children of all ages during my career. I have recently joined Oakfield and I’m enjoying my time within the nursery setting.

Natalie Hilless

As well as being an associate teacher, I am also a lunchtime support assistant.

Gemma Nightingale

I have been working as an Associate Teacher since January 2008, after completing 3 years at college which I gained a level 3 qualification in childcare. I would like to train as a teacher in a few years.

I am looking forward to the challenges and new experiences ahead. I enjoy learning new things and going to new places with family and friends.

Wendy Johnson

I have been working at Oakfield for the past 7 years, but have had a long association with the school as my 4 sons all attended here.

I am currently working in reception but previously worked in nursery and have really enjoyed being in early years.


Niamh Jones

I joined Oakfield in 2017, as a volunteer working in the reception classes whilst studying Early Years at College. Being a volunteer I was then offered an Associate Teacher apprenticeship to further my Early Years learning. I am enjoying working at Oakfield and seeing the children’s progress.


Thamina Khan

I started at Oakfield as a volunteer with the Reception class in 2017. During this time I completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Childcare. Since September 2018 I have been working as an Associate Teacher in the Nursery. I love working with children and being a positive part in their development. I also have two boys who attend Oakfield. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, and have a keen interest in cooking.

Lesley Letchford

I joined Oakfield Primary School in 2013 as a volunteer supporting children in Year 3, whilst completing my NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant. Since obtaining my NVQ Level 2, I'm now working full time as an associate teacher at Oakfield. I enjoy spending time with my family and long walks with my 2 dogs.

Liz Melbourne

I began working as a nursery nurse in 1982 for the London borough of Bexley at North Cray Infant and Nursery School.

I am married with 2 daughters who have both benefited from having their nursery education at Oakfield. I have been part of the staff of the school since 1996.

My out of school passion is to play netball which I am privileged to share with my daughters Charlotte and Megan. We also enjoy as a family being members of Bexley Cricket Club where my husband Rick plays cricket.

Valerie McBride
I joined Oakfield in 2012 after spending nearly 20 yrs working in the city for a law firm. I am currently enjoying my work and find it really rewarding.

I have 2 sets of twins who have attended Oakfield and I enjoy spending all of my spare time with them and my husband.

Samantha Murray

I am an Associate Teacher and have worked at the school since 2007.

I have worked in every year group.

I really enjoy what I do and I hope to carry on here for many years to come.

Lynne Pell

I have been involved with Oakfield Schools since 1982, first as a parent with 3 children at the school, then as a Parent Helper and Midday Supervisor. I have been an Associate Teacher since 1990 and have learnt Braille in order to help support a severely visually impaired child among other exciting opportunities to support children in their learning.

I enjoy sewing, knitting and reading.

Lindsey Ponton

Before joining Oakfield as an associate teacher in 2015, I was familiar with the school as a parent and volunteer since 2012.
I'm enjoying my role here and looking forward to a future at Oakfield. I have a passion for drama and my aim for the future is to become a drama teacher. 
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my partner and our two young children.

Saaimah Qamar

I was very happy to join Oakfield Primary School in January 2013. I have met passionate and enthusiastic staff who really enjoy teaching and communicating with pupils. I enjoy reading Russian literature in my spare time. Favourite books are Crime and Punishment and Resurrection. I have two lovely daughters who are always keeping me active.




Natalie Ross

I started my journey at Oakfield as a parent and then went on to volunteer while completing my level 3 supporting teaching and learning qualification.
I thoroughly enjoy working with children and seeing them develop and learn.
Outside of school I have two children who keep me very busy!

Jack Savage

I joined Oakfield Primary Academy in September 2018 as a sports apprentice. I have a passion for sport and coaching and I have always dreamed about being a sport coach/PE teacher.  I have always wanted to work with children as I feel it is very rewarding when you help a child achieve something they once found hard. This is why I chose this apprenticeship at Oakfield.

Balvinder Sihra

I worked at Oakfield Infant School for 12 years and was made redundant in 2006.

For the next 2 years I worked in Oakfield Junior School before continuing my role as Associate Teacher Oakfield Community Primary School.




Donna Stevens

I have worked with children for a number of years and have recently joined Temple Hill having worked as an AT at Oakfield for many years.

I am married with two son's who keep me very busy! When I am not running around for my boys outer school activities I enjoy reading, walking and socialising with both friends and family.

Anne Snell

I started working at Oakfield in 2014. My roles are Daytime Supervisor and in the afternoon I work as a one-to-one associate teacher. I enjoy working with all the children.

Aimee Swanson

This year, I joined Oakfield as a TA apprentice and so far I have loved every second! In my spare time I enjoy hobbies such as Photography, Film and History. I am also a big geek and have an ever so slight obsession with Harry Potter, J.K Rowling is my role model and I hope to spark the imaginations of children just as she did with me when I read the Harry Potter books for the first time. ​


Jo Wiggett

I joined Oakfield in 2013 in EYFS as a parent volunteer, after gaining my Teaching Assistant qualification I worked in the Nursery as a 1:1. I am now enjoying my new role as an EAL AT, it is very rewarding to see the children begin to flourish and develop into confident learners.

I have two lovely daughters who also attend Oakfield. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, reading and love travelling.