Our Teaching Staff

Emma Fleet (Head)


I currently have the privilege of teaching some of our youngest learners in the Reception. Aside from being the Reception teacher, I am the Foundation Stage leader so support the development of learners from Nursery to the end of the Early Years getting to see learners at the start of their school learning journey.  

As one of the Assistant Heads, I am part of the Headship team helping to shape the vision of the school. I love History and Geography and am passionate that children have a sense of their place in the wider world and how we are all connected to each other and to the past. 

Outside of school I enjoy going swimming and doing Pilates. 

Eileen Murphy


Assistant Head, SEND, Attendance and Pastoral Care. I joined The Reddings in September 2015 as the Inclusion Co-ordinator. I enjoy working with colleagues, pupils and their families to ensure all children are able to be successful and to enjoy school life. I am a member of the Senior Leadership team of the school.  I work closely with our Pastoral Lead to ensure pupils and families are well supported. My role also involves working with many outside agencies to access additional provision. I am a mum of two small children who keep me very busy when I am not at school! In my spare time I enjoy going on day trips with my family, reading and watching movies.

Kerrie Haswell


Assistant Head (Curriculum and Assessment).

I was very lucky to have my first experience of teaching, here at The Reddings, as a first year student teacher and consider myself extremely privileged to be back now as Year 1 class teacher and leader of Key Stage 1. I have now been a teacher for over ten years and have experience of teaching in both Key Stage 1 and 2 but specialise in working with younger learners, which is a joy as they are still at the beginning of their journey into education and making learning exciting and creative is my passion. 

Over the years, I have taught at different schools within the local area and have led various subject areas. I love to make learning fun and interactive using drama and working outside the classroom when possible.

At home, I am Mum to two boys and enjoy spending my spare time having fun and keeping active with them.

Matt Rawes


I have worked at The Reddings since September 2013 as a KS2 teacher. I moved to Hemel Hempstead from Portsmouth and have not looked back since! I graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in English Literature in 2010. I then worked in a special needs school as a Learning Support Assistant before completing a PGCE in Primary Education.

I have a passion for learning and making a difference in the lives of children. Outside of work, my passions include playing the guitar and following my beloved Portsmouth Football Club.

Sian Murray


I have been a primary school teacher in Hertfordshire for 27 years, and I joined The Reddings in 2010. I work part time across the school, but largely in KS2, and it is lovely to be able to work with so many of the children at The Reddings. I particularly enjoy teaching teaching English, as well as History, Art and DT.

Outside of work, I enjoy socialising, cooking, camping, music and reading. I belong to a book group and I am a Governor at a school local to my home.

Matthew Battersby


I joined The Reddings in September 2015. Since then, I have taught in both upper and lower KS2. I have the responsibility for leading maths and computing within the school. Whilst my main curriculum areas of interest are primarily in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), I also enjoy the OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities) activities in PE, am an avid believer in learning outside the classroom and champion the value of educational visits for curriculum enrichment.

Maya Patel


I have been teaching at The Reddings since September 2014 and thoroughly enjoy working here. I started off by teaching in year 1 and now I am currently working part time teaching in a few classes. I have been teaching for many years and have experience in both keystage 1 and keystage 2. I have always wanted to work with children as it feels greats to see them learn and achieve and of course no two day is the same!

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. One of my hobbies is cooking and trying lots of different cuisines. I also enjoy travelling and visiting new places. More recently I have started running and cycling.

Tom O’Callaghan


I started working at The Reddings in September 2016 as a KS2 teacher and am currently teaching in Year 2. I graduated from the University of East London in 2012 with a degree in BSC Sport and Exercise science. I currently use this in school to oversee all of the sport that goes on at school as The Physical Education Lead. I have worked within schools for the past 6 years as well as working in the USA running sports camps in deprived areas of Michigan. Outside of school, I enjoy going to the gym, listening to country music, supporting Arsenal and I am also part of the coaching set up at Hemel Stags Rugby League.

Sue Bradley


I started working at The Reddings in September 2017 as the Teacher in EYFS2. I have always worked in Early Years, either Nursery or Reception. In Early years we are at the foundation of the school and it is very rewarding to see how the children develop and grow.

All the staff at The Reddings are friendly and make you feel welcome. It is a fabulous school to work in. At home I like to spend time with my family and socialising with my friends.

Elle Biggadike


I started working at The Reddings in March 2017 as a dance teacher while studying Dance Performance and Teaching at Middlesex University, London. Then in 2018, I started my QTS in Primary Education at The University of Hertfordshire and was based at The Reddings four days a week. I am now the Year 4 Class Teacher. I am extremely passionate about allowing every child to learn and grow in their own unique way which I believe we do well at The Reddings. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going on dog walks and seeing different parts of the world.

Bethany Grossman


I started teaching at The Redding’s in September 2020 as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) in Year 3.  I graduated from the University of Bedfordshire with a degree in BA Primary Education with QTS.  I love working with children and my goal is to ensure I can help them learn and grow in every possible way.

In my spare time I enjoy spending my time with my family and friends, and when I get the chance, travel to new places and explore the culture.

The Reddings Primary & Nursery School, Bennetts End Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP3 8DX. 

Tel: 01442 406500.  Office: Mrs M Keane - admin@reddings.herts.sch.uk.  SENCO/INCO: Mrs E Murphy - inco2@reddings.herts.sch.uk

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