Ms McCleave : Head of School

Ms McCleave

Head of School

What's your favourite subject to teach and why?

I enjoy teaching most subjects, but my passions are Art & Design and Design & Technology, especially now that I know what a motorised pulley-drive is!

Do you have any interesting hobbies?

I create digital artwork at home, working mostly in Photoshop.  I am also a season ticket holder at Arsenal Football Club.

If you had a job or went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

I went to St Martin's School of Art and I worked as an illustrator.  Since then I have been a building society manager, a financial adviser and have worked overseas for seven years.

Miss Dillon : Assistant Head (SENDCo/DSL)

Miss Dillon

Assistant Head (SENDCo/DSL)

What's your favourite subject to teach and why?

Maths and English- can't choose!

Do you have any interesting hobbies?

I love going for long walks, practising yoga and reading.

If you had a job or went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

I went to University in Dublin, Ireland to study Economics. I then decided to be a teacher and did a PGCE conversion course at UCL.

Miss Styllis : Reception Teacher - currently being covered by Ms Dutton

Miss Styllis

Reception Teacher - currently being covered by Ms Dutton

Do you have any interesting hobbies?

In my spare time, I really enjoy sewing and over the years have made numerous items of clothing and accessories. I enjoy selecting different fabrics, that I can then use to create something out of.

What's your dream summer holiday destination?

I love exploring new countries and my next dream destination would be to visit Cuba and dance salsa.

Ms Tate : Reception Teaching Assistant

Ms Tate

Reception Teaching Assistant

Miss Wilson : Year 1 Teacher

Miss Wilson

Year 1 Teacher

What's your favourite subject to teach and why?

I love teaching Phonics because I enjoy exploring and teaching all the different sounds that we use to talk every day!

What is your favourite children's book?

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl.

If you had a job or went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

I studied Musical Theatre at University and I became a dance teacher once I had graduated.

Miss Thompson : Year 1 Teaching Assistant

Miss Thompson

Year 1 Teaching Assistant

What's your favourite subject to teach and why?

I enjoy teaching science as I love how it allows you to be enthusiastic and ambitious.

Do you have any interesting hobbies?

I enjoy going on long walks and hikes in the countryside.

If you had a job or went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

I worked as a nursery nurse for 9 years.

Miss Walker : Year 2 Teacher

Miss Walker

Year 2 Teacher

What is your favourite children's book?

The Magic Faraway Tree or Winnie the Pooh.

Do you have any interesting hobbies?

Spinning, shopping for coats and baking.

If you had a job or went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

I studied Journalism at the University Of Newcastle.

Mrs Colson : Year 2 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Colson

Year 2 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Simmons : Year 2/4 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Simmons

Year 2/4 Teaching Assistant

What's your favourite subject to teach and why?

Reading! Reading has been a great passion and hobby of mine since childhood and it is my favourite subject to teach.

If you had a job or went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

I used to work for an Underwriting Syndicate at Lloyds of London in the city.

Is there anything else you want the families to know about you?

I used to be a pupil at Holy Trinity School when I was a child!

Ms McQueen : Year 3 Teacher / Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Ms McQueen

Year 3 Teacher / Deputy Safeguarding Lead

What's your favourite subject to teach and why?

I love teaching art because it allows expression and creativity, with no wrong or right answer.

What is your favourite children's book?

I have lots but these four spring to mind - Little Rabbit Foo Foo, So Much, Room on the Broom and Diary of a Wombat.

If you had a job or went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

I was a family/child support worker in a women's refuge.

Ms Catherine : Year 3 Teaching Assistant

Ms Catherine

Year 3 Teaching Assistant

Miss Lil : Year 3 Teaching Assistant

Miss Lil

Year 3 Teaching Assistant

Mr Pastore : Year 4 Teacher

Mr Pastore

Year 4 Teacher

What's your favourite subject to teach and why?

I think we all know that it's obviously PE. I love being active and I thoroughly enjoy seeing all the children having fun whilst also becoming physically confident.

If you went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

First, I went to St Mary's University in Twickenham and received my BA degree in Sports Science and Physical Education in the Community. I then trained as a Gymnastics coach where I became Head of Men's Artistic Gymnastics at Talacre Sports Centre. My gymnasts represented their borough and city in national competitions.

Mrs Ahmed : Year 4 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Ahmed

Year 4 Teaching Assistant

What's your favourite subject to teach and why?

I love teaching and supporting children’s well-being; it is a rewarding career.

Do you have any interesting hobbies?

I like going for long walks, cooking different dishes from other cultures, playing badminton and exploring ideas and knowledge.

If you had a job or went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

I worked as a junior apprentice in a hairdressers.

Francesca Dilley : Attendance Officer/Year 5 teacher

Francesca Dilley

Attendance Officer/Year 5 teacher

Miss Val : Year 5 Teaching Assistant

Miss Val

Year 5 Teaching Assistant

What's your favourite subject to teach and why?

I love mathematics, because makes our life orderly and establishes connections between two areas of mathematics that at first sight appear to be unrelated.

If you had a job or went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

I have finished a Bachelor of Law in Kosovo, and I also have a BSC in Psychology from Birkbeck University. I worked for a very long period of time as a Western Balkans Researcher and translator.

Miss Bear : Year 6 Teacher

Miss Bear

Year 6 Teacher

What is your favourite children's book?

Matilda by Roald Dahl. This book has all the components of a great story: an inspirational lead character, lots of humour, a strong message and a terrific villain!

Do you have any interesting hobbies?

I'm a bit of a football fanatic! I'm a season ticket holder at Tottenham Hotspur in North London. However, despite my love for the game, I'm ashamed to admit that I am absolutely useless when it comes to playing myself!

Ms Pite : Year 6 Teaching Assistant

Ms Pite

Year 6 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Littlewood : HLTA

Mrs Littlewood

HLTA

What's your favourite subject to teach and why?

I enjoy teaching maths because there are so many different ways to help you learn and challenge yourselves.

What is your favourite children's book?

There are too many to choose from... I love The Twits by Roald Dahl and all of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

Do you have any interesting hobbies?

I love reading and going for muddy walks in the woods with my family. I also like watching rugby.

Ms Andrews : HLTA

Ms Andrews

HLTA

What is your favourite children's book?

I loved the Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.

Do you have any interesting hobbies?

I like to do word puzzles, Sudokus and I play scrabble.

If you had a job or went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

I used to do the accounts for a company who sold fruit and veg at New Covent Garden market.

Dale : Site Manager

Dale

Site Manager

What do you love about Holy Trinity?

I've worked here for 30 years. I love everything about the place, but especially all the families that we see grow up through the school.

Do you have any interesting hobbies?

I love kickboxing and teach it after school, and anything to do with fitness and sports.

If you had a job or went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

I used to work for the police force and I also worked at London Zoo!

Ms Toplis : Pastoral Support Lead

Ms Toplis

Pastoral Support Lead

What's your favourite subject to teach and why?

Maths! I struggled with it in school and when doing the statistics component in my degree, I found that I enjoyed it and was very capable. It made me aware of the significance of the attitude of my teachers and how easy it is to get left behind. Holding both when teaching maths I've found invaluable.

If you had a job or went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

I am a counsellor to children and adults alongside my pastoral role in Holy Trinity.

Miss Sparks : Senior Administrator

Miss Sparks

Senior Administrator

What's your favourite thing about school?

I'm in the office but I love hearing from the children about all the different subjects they learn and what their favourites are.

Do you have any interesting hobbies?

In my spare time I like to make scented candles and bake with my children.

What's your dream summer holiday destination?

The Maldives - it looks very peaceful, calm and tranquil.

Michelle Cooke : Administrator

Michelle Cooke

Administrator

Mrs Hall : Executive Headteacher

Mrs Hall

Executive Headteacher

What's your favourite subject to teach and why?

I used to love teaching writing to Year 1.

Do you have any interesting hobbies?

I do pottery and boot camps in my local park, even when it's muddy.

If you had a job or went to University before working in schools, what did you do?

This is all I have ever done!

Ms Balgobin : School Business Manager

Ms Balgobin

School Business Manager

What is your favourite children's book?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis.

What's your dream summer holiday destination?

Flying to the moon!

Do you have any pets?

I have two chihuahuas called Venus and Pepper