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Associate Teachers

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.







Beverly Matarazzo

I am an Associate Teacher and really enjoy working with children of all ages.

I am married with 2 children.








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.







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.








Carol Stubbs

I have been an Associate Teacher since 2000 and have worked in most year groups. I enjoy working with children.

I am married with 2 children.








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. 








Donna Stevens

I have worked with children for a number of years and have recently joined Oakfield Community Primary School as a fully qualified Associate Teacher.

 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.







Emma Clarke

I have been working as a Associate Teacher since 2007 and find working with children of all ages extremely rewarding.

I am a parent of two boys and outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family. I love history and visiting museums and stately homes.







Gemma Jarvis

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.





Hannah Hand


Joe Assirati

I joined Oakfield in 2013. I am currently studying for a Early Years Childcare Degree. I love Oakfield, it's a joy to come and be able to inspire the children to learn.







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.




Julie Bratton

Since completing my NVQ3 and becoming a fully qualified Associate Teacher, I joined Oakfield in 2014 my first year being in Reception and following year in Year 2.  I love working with children and find it a very rewarding role - watching their development and progression in a fun and caring environment.
I have 3 daughters - I enjoy time with my family and catching up with friends.  I am really into fitness, and enjoy running, having completed two Marathons in Amsterdam and London.





Karlie Gale

I started helping in reception class in 2009 then went on to do my NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant which I passed in October 2011. I then started work in the nursery in October. I really enjoy working at the school and with all the pupils and staff.

I have two children at the school so love being part of school life. In my spare time I enjoy seeing family, socialising with friends and spending time with my children.





Katie Goode

Previous to joining Oakfield I spent six years having lots of fun and getting very messy in the nursery at our partnership school, Temple Hill. I am now currently supporting children in our ASD provision, The ARC.







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.







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.





Lisa Stephens

I gained a Level 3 NVQ Teaching Assistant qualification in 2009 and began working in KS1 in January 2013. I previously worked in Oakfield Children’s Centre.









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.




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.






Mirander Marshall

I am married with 2 children.

I am an Associate Teacher and a Dinner Supervisor. I work with small groups for Literacy and Numeracy.

Outside school I enjoy socialising, keep fit and spending time with my friends and family.







Natalie Hilless

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


Nina Aslan

I have been a associate teacher since 2008, of which I have worked at Temple Hill primary school and Oakfield community primary school. I have four children, so in my spare time I dedicate it to my children.








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.







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.





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.






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.








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.






Sean Curtain
Sports Coach/Learning Mentor

I have been working at Oakfield full-time since 2012 and have enjoyed being part of the fantastic team that the school has. Outside of school I enjoy socialising with friends as well as watching all sports, especially following the mighty Chelsea FC. Alongside this you can catch me playing football, golf and darts (I see myself as the next Eric Bristow - the crafty cockney).


My main passion within school is for every child to enjoy some form of competitive sport. 





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.



Sue Williams

I have been at Oakfield since 2000, currently working as an Associate Teacher. For 5 years I was Head Cook at Oakfield which I thoroughly enjoyed. I then decided to return to being an Associate Teacher and retrained, obtaining my NVQ Level 3 in July 2007.

I am married with 2 sons and I enjoy reading, watching films, fashion and socialising with my friends.






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.