As well as being a busy parent to two teenagers, in her spare time Mrs Sesli loves attending fitness classes, in particular Zumba and Body Combat. She loves going to Cyprus in the summer, where she enjoys visiting her family as well as soaking up a few sun rays!
When Mrs Barton is not working, she loves to be at home with her husband, two grown up children and the family dog rescued from Battersea. Mrs Barton enjoys reading, swimming, aerobic classes, cinema, going to the theatre, following West Ham and walking their family dog, all which keep her very busy.
Mr Le Conte is the Assistant Headteacher with a responsibility for leading Mathematics at the school. He has worked at Midfield for the past ten years and has been a committed member of the school staff, supporting the leadership team throughout a period of continued improvement. He is a passionate teacher who gets tremendous fulfillment from inspiring children to achieve their best in their learning. He has previously led literacy and P.E at the school. He lives with his partner and has two children and loves his family. Whenever possible he likes to take his family to his place of birth - Guernsey, to visit his parents and relax. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, racketball and golf.
Mrs. Kick is the Inclusion Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school. She finds the opportunity to work with vulnerable families and children highly fulfilling and has enjoyed working closely with other members of the Inclusion Team to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our pupils. Her role also includes ensuring that all children are able to access high quality learning experiences, regardless of their social, economic or learning needs. She is committed to ensuring that children eligible for Pupil Premium Funding benefit from enriched life experiences and pastoral and academic interventions aimed at ensuring rapid progress.
She joined the school in 2014 as Early Years Foundation Stage Leader from an academy in Croydon where she was Year One leader for two schools. Prior to taking her post-graduate teaching qualifications Mrs. Kick was a qualified nurse and progressed to holding a post as a Sister within a London Teaching Hospital.
Mrs. Kick is also a Staff Governor.
When not working, Mrs. Kick likes to walk, particularly by the sea. She follows Rugby, cooks, enjoys spending time with her adult daughters and looks forward to owning a dog!
Mrs Cafferkey is the School Business Manager. She has worked in education services for eight years. Her previous roles were as a train driver and a bank manager. She has been a business manager for four years before joining us in June from another primary school in Bexley. She is married with three boys and when she is not working spends time with her family supporting their different sporting interests. She enjoys holidays and travelling whenever possible.
Mrs Shrimpton is Leader of Tree House, the additionally resourced classrooms for children with autism and also responsible for PSHE at Midfield. Mrs Shrimpton is passionate about working with children and will always prioritise their well-being and needs. Not long after joining Midfield, The Tree House received ‘Outstanding’ from Ofsted in December 2013.
Before Midfield Mrs Shrimpton was based at the Phoenix Resource Centre and was manager of the SIPS team, (Supporting Inclusion in Pre School) working closely with families of children with special educational needs and providing support to the Pre School provisions. Mrs Shrimpton is lucky to have two teenage children, a daughter and son who share her passion for travelling, adventure, reading, cars, sports, being outdoors and healthy pursuits. Family is important to Mrs Shrimpton and she often takes the children to visit her brother and his family who live in Norway despite preferring to be in hot and sunny places!
Ms Wedderburn (Community Arts BA Hons)
After many years in different careers as an International Hotel Restaurant Manager, Gorilla Keeper, Wildlife Film Maker (BBC and Discovery Channel) and Public Speaker, Ms Weddderburn gained a BA Hons in Community Arts. She went on to work in the field of Special Educational Needs in Secondary Schools for 12 years, using Art in a therapeutic capacity to help children to express themselves when exploring complex issues. She continues to do so as part of her role as P.I.T. Stop Group Leader and Behaviour Mentor. Together with all members of the P.I.T. Stop team, Ms Wedderburn’s role is to provide Pastoral care and support to the children and families at Midfield school through PSHE intervention groups, one-to-one mentoring and whole-class PSHE workshops. As well as being a busy Mother, in her spare time she works as a volunteer for Forest School Camps, enjoys gardening, loves hiking and camping with her family and is passionate about photography and wildlife and the natural world.
Mr Frost is Head of Sport at Midfield as well as Year 5 teacher. He is married and his first child, a daughter, is due to be born on January 5th. He joined us from a large primary school in Orpington where he spent four years as a Year 5 and 6 teacher as well as being Head of P.E. Originally from Cheltenham, he attended Loughborough University before moving to Orpington in 2009. Here he began working with children with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties before joining the teaching profession. Outside of work Mr Frost enjoys playing football and golf as well as watching any sport that he can – with Aston Villa football club and the England cricket team his major passions.
Ms Moyle is leader of EYFS at Midfield as well as one of the current Reception teachers. She is very passionate about child development and is enjoying her new role at Midfield. After going to Lancaster University she taught English in Lithuania, Portugal and Egypt before doing a PGCE at the Institute of Education (UCL), specialising in Early years and KS1. She has been teaching for 15 years and amongst other roles taught for many years in Reception and KS1 in Central London. After this she moved to teach in Gravesend, working for a number of years as a specialist teacher for children with additional languages and working with the DFE and the International Council of Human Rights on inclusion. She has 3 primary aged children which keeps her very busy! When she has any spare time she likes photography, films, sport and visiting Cornwall where her family is from.
Mrs Garrott has been a member of staff at Midfield Primary for 4 years. She is a staff governor and is the SENCO at Midfield. She has a passion to support and inspire every child, whatever their ability and background, to achieve their full potential. After studying at the University of the West of England, in Bristol, Mrs Garrott has taught has took a range of year groups across the primary phase, including within our specialist provision for children with autism. Mrs Garrott loves adventuring outside, both with children at school and during her spare time. She is lucky enough to have a menagerie of animals, including 2 dogs, 2 rabbits, 4 horses, 3 ducks, a hen and 4 sheep! With the addition of a year old son, this keeps her extremely busy!