Our Teaching Assistants

Gail Redgwell

My role at The Reddings is Senior Teaching Assistant, Senior MSA and breakfast club supervisor. I have worked at The Reddings over twenty years and still love coming to work, and enjoy my job very much. Most afternoons I help with interventions for some children that just need a little extra help. I have worked right across the school from Nursery to Year 6.

I am a very sociable person love meeting up with family and friends. I also arrange staff outings as we like to get together now and then. It’s so lovely that as a staff team we like to socialise together. In my spare time I love walking my dog, Honey, and looking after my godson.

Debbie Collier

I have worked at The Reddings since 2002. I am a teaching assistant, breakfast club supervisor and MSA. I enjoy working with a great team. In my spare time I like to socialise with my family friends.

Ruth Pelopida (Pastoral Lead)


I joined the Reddings in September 2006. I have worked in both KS1 and KS2 and love working with all the children and enjoy my job very much. Originally from Sunderland, I graduated from Sir John Moores University in Liverpool and worked in the City of London before having a career change and coming to the Reddings. 

I began the role of Pastoral teaching assistant at the beginning of the summer term 2018. Outside school I am a keen gardener, I enjoy spending time outdoors. I also have a love of the theatre, cinema and reading. I am always busy.

Eileen Wadmore

I have worked at the school for more than ten years both as a Teaching Assistant and as a MSA. I have experience in both key stages and currently work in Key Stage 2. The Reddings is a small friendly school and all the staff work together as a team of which I am proud to be a part of. In my spare time I enjoy reading, socialising and spending time with family and friends.

Tracey Lloyd

I have worked at The Reddings School for over 7 years, working in various roles, currently working in Year 5 as a Teaching Assistant.

The Reddings is a small friendly school and I am proud to be part of such a hard working team.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, keeping fit, going to the theatre and spending time with my family and friends.

Nicola Timony

I have recently joined The Reddings as a Teaching Assistant and MSA in Early Years.

The Reddings is a small and friendly school with a great team which I am proud to be part of.

In my spare time I love spending time with my family, going on holiday and socialising with my friends

Kerry Macmillan

I joined the Reddings in 2017, where I work as part of the Early Years team. I enjoy helping and supporting the pupils at the beginning of their educational journey and enjoy watching them progress even further, as they make their way through the school. In my free time, I love baking and sewing as well as other crafts.

Jo Jorge

I joined The Reddings in January 2020 as a SEN TA in Year 1. I now support children in Reception and Year 2. I have spent the last 6 years learning about Autism, ADHD and Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome and am very passionate about supporting children and their families to understand it better. Out of school I enjoy running, Yoga and gardening. I'm also kept busy with 2 children and love to catch up with friends.

Alison Johnson

I have been a Teaching Assistant for almost 10 years and The Reddings is the third school I have worked at. I started here in September 2019 and I absolutely love it. Wonderful friendly staff and a great bunch of children. We're like a little family here. I have experience in many year groups but KS1 is my favourite. I enjoy planning and running interventions and seeing the progress children make is very rewarding. Outside of school I am mum to 2 teenage girls and my dog. Wife to my grumpy hubby. I enjoy dog walking, cinema, reading and anything to do with Scotland!!

Susan McAleer

I started working at The Reddings Primary School in September 2019 as a SEND Teaching Assistant and I am enjoying every minute! In my spare time, I like to read and go on long walks with my dogs. I also like to spend time with my family and when I have the time to paint and sketch.

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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