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Families Support Manager & Designated Safeguarding Lead/SPOC
Lively, enthusiastic and passionate is how I would describe myself. My name is Mrs Kaur Gill and I have been teaching at Oakfield since 2008.
I come from a large family of which many are also teachers.
As much as I love working with children, I also enjoy watching and playing sports such as netball, cricket, volley ball and football (I am a Man U supporter) as well as travelling and socialising with family and friends. To find out more, come visit me in my classroom where you’ll see humour, happiness and hard-working children! I am also a Designated Safeg
I joined Oakfield in 2014 after a very enjoyable and productive four years at our partnership school, Temple Hill.
I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead as I take on my new role overseeing the curriculum!
In my (limited!) spare time, I indulge in my favourite hobbies: going to the cinema, eating chocolate and enjoying the occasional glass of wine! I am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Head of Year 6
I have been working at Oakfield for five years now, and you will currently find me working as Year Group Leader in Year Six.
I graduated from the University of Kent in 2010 with a degree in English Language and Literature. Before joining Oakfield I was lucky enough to work in a variety of different industries, such as retail, advertising, tv production and journalism. However it was my experience working within a primary school that I enjoyed the most. I wanted a career that had meaning and purpose, which is why I decided to complete my School Direct teacher training. I am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Before joining Oakfield, I worked within the Inclusion Department in a secondary school in Gravesend whilst completing my degree with the Open University.
I joined Oakfield in 2013 and in September joined the year 5 team as a School Direct Teacher with Mrs Malone. Since joining the Oakfield team, I have taught in years 2, 5 and 6 and loved the variety of challenges I have faced, and the experiences and memories I have made. This year you will find me in year 4 and I can't wait to be creating more memories with the children.
This year, I will be continuing my role as Maths Leader but also starting my new role as Assistant Head for Lower Key Stage 2. I am passionate in continuing to create a safe and stimulating learning environment where the children can enjoy learning.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family which usually involves my husband and I supporting our two sons from the edge of a cricket or football pitch or long walks in the woods with my dog Obi. I am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Hello again! My name is Mrs Rutherford and I am very excited to be returning to Oakfield after teaching at a school in Bexley. In 2011, I joined Oakfield as Miss Hemsley and thoroughly enjoyed my two years teaching in year 3 and 4. Whilst I’ve been away, I have led history and geography in a large primary school and I am very excited to return as an Assistant Headteacher in charge of the Curriculum!
I am passionate about Oakfield’s Learning Journey: I cannot wait to see the growth of our historians, geographers, scientists, musicians, athletes, artists, designers, linguists, computer engineers, sociologists and provide experiences that unearth the talents that the children didn’t even realise that they possess! I am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
I started my teaching career in 1996 in the rolling hills of Wales working in a residential school with children with severe challenging behaviour and learning difficulties. It was there that I developed my passion for working with pupils who respond to a more creative way of thinking. My interest in behaviour and my passion for championing those whose voices are not always heard, or understood, has led me on a very interesting and fulfilling path during my career. Creativity and compassion are my strengths, and in times away from school, I can be found either in the kitchen baking and decorating celebration cakes for willing recipients, bringing my vision to life in my garden and rooms of my first owned home, or spending time enjoying all that Kent has to offer either with friends, family or supporting a special young man with SEN. I am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.