Primary Team

Nicole Gurvidi

Primary Curriculum Lead (English)

Nicole has worked in primary education in Tower Hamlets for the last twenty years. As a primary teacher in the borough, she gained experience as a class teacher, a lead teacher and a school leader. She leads on Primary English within THE Partnership including overseeing English central training and...

Carolyn Lindsay

Primary Curriculum Lead (Mathematics)

Carolyn has worked in Tower Hamlets for over thirty years now, as a teacher and leader in school, as the Head of St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School and then as a school improvement officer in the local authority. She leads on Primary Mathematics within THE Partnership including overseeing...

Michelle O'Connor

Primary Curriculum Lead (MFL)

Michelle has been working with schools across the borough and with THE Partnership to develop languages provision since 2012. She has over fifteen years’ experience in languages teaching, leadership and advisory roles across both primary and secondary phases in inner London boroughs. Michelle...

Shan Hardy

SEND Lead Practitioner

Shan has worked in Tower Hamlets, Newham and schools abroad for over thirteen years as a teacher and she has held a number of coordinator posts. Shan has a Masters in Early Childhood Studies from the Institute of Education and completed her National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination...

Mary Jones

Independent Primary Consultant

Mary has been involved in primary education for over thirty-five years, both as a teacher and in various advisory roles. Before coming to work in Tower Hamlets she was the Inspector for Assessment in the London Borough of Havering. During this period, she completed her Ofsted and School Improvement...

Louise Nottage

Primary Lead Practitioner

Louise has been a teacher in Tower Hamlets for the last twelve years and is currently Assistant Head Teacher of St Anne’s and Guardian Angels School. She is an experienced Senior Leader who specialises in curriculum design and mathematics, having qualified as a Mathematics Specialist Teacher...

Julia Weston

Independent Primary Consultant

Julia has worked in education in Tower Hamlets for the last twenty years, with teaching and leadership experience in three different schools followed by independent consultancy work for a whole range of Tower Hamlets projects, as well as those for other schools and organisations. Julia offers an...