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...

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...

Siobhan Freeman

Independent Primary ECT Year 1 Lead Practitioner

Siobhan has worked in Tower Hamlets for the last 24 years. She has over thirty years’ experience in class teaching, core subject and senior leadership in primary schools across London boroughs. Siobhan is responsible for delivering training for Primary ECTs and their mentors and supporting...

Gemma Crozier

Independent Primary Foundation Subject Lead Practitioner

Gemma has worked in primary schools in Tower Hamlets and the City for the past 11 years. She is an experienced class teacher who has led a range of subjects including English, phonics, science and PSHE. Gemma has led training sessions for teachers across the country and within her schools. She is...

Tim Harrington

Independent Primary Mathematics Lead Practitioner

Tim has been working in primary education for the last 14 years. He is a Primary Mastery in Mathematics Specialist and Professional Development Lead with the NCETM and leads Mastery Workgroups with schools in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Southwark through the Maths Hubs network. Tim is Assistant...

Alice Hewlett

Independent Primary Mathematics Lead Practitioner

Alice has worked as a primary teacher in Tower Hamlets for the past 9 years. As well as being an experienced class teacher, she is currently maths lead at Blue Gate Fields Junior School. In this role, she has designed and implemented a bespoke curriculum; delivered training, both internally and...

Jesslyn Holman

Independent Primary Foundation Subject Lead Practitioner

Independent Primary Foundation Subject Lead Practitioner Jesslyn has worked in primary education in Tower Hamlets for the past 17 years. She is an Assistant Headteacher at Cyril Jackson Primary School whilst continuing in her role as a passionate whole class teacher. She has been a Maths Lead for...

Natalie Jamieson

Independent Primary Phonics Lead Practitioner

Natalie has been working in primary education in Tower Hamlets for 15 years. She is an experienced class teacher and is currently an assistant head at Marion Richardson Primary School. She leads on English (including early reading and phonics), Teaching & Learning and Curriculum. In her role as...

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...

Becky Last

Independent Primary ECT Year 2 and Maths Lead Practitioner

Becky has been working in primary education for the last 11 years. She is an experienced class teacher and currently leads on Maths, PE and PSHE at Kobi Nazrul. In her role as Maths lead, Becky successfully implemented White Rose in her school, ensuring a consistent approach to the teaching of...

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...