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Hever Church of England Aided Primary School

A small school that offers your child outstanding learning opportunities

Meet the Staff

Come and meet the staff at our school!


Senior Leadership Team


Headteacher - Miss J Stratton 

I love coming to Hever School each day and working in this beautiful environment with such fabulous children and staff! Outside of my working life, I enjoy playing a range of sports, going to the theatre, watching films and dancing. I also adore photography and design. My partner and I both love travelling and have each had the opportunity to work all over the world at various times in our lives.


Senior Teacher - Teaching & Learning & Curriculum - Mrs Draper

I have been teaching for 11 years, having graduated from the University of Greenwich. Prior to that I studied Science and Early Childhood Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University. I live in Surrey with my husband and daughter and together we love exploring historical places of interest and going to the theatre. I love working with children and am a Cub Leader for Oxted Scout Group. I joined the school in September 2016 and I am really enjoying being part of the Hever School Community.


Senior Teacher - SENDCo - Mrs Cooke

I joined Hever Primary School in January 2016 and I feel that I have settled into the community of the school quickly and easily, thanks to the staff, parents and wonderful children. I am now Magnolia class teacher and the SENDCo which gives me the opportunity to work closely with many of the families of the school. I live locally in Edenbridge with my husband and two children . I enjoy spending time with my family and, when I have a spare minute, I like to attend the local 'Bunny Hop' classes.




Acorn Class - Miss J Colvin

I first joined Hever School as a pupil and now, a few years on, I am lucky enough to be teaching Acorn Class. This is an exciting new challenge for me as I taught year 1 and 2 last year and am thoroughly looking forward to being part of the lovely Hever team again! Outside of teaching I spend the majority of my time in my wellies caring for and riding my two gorgeous horses.


Magnolia Class - Miss R Bond

Having completed a Primary Education degree at Canterbury Christ Church in 2014, I was fortunate to undertake my NQT year here at Hever School. I am now in my forth year of teaching, having done three years in reception I have followed my wonderful class up to year 1. The children are wonderfully enthusiastic and a real pleasure to work with. I live locally in Hever with my family. In spare time I enjoy riding my horses, spending time with friends and travelling. 


Elderberry Class - Mrs H Cooke


Elm Class - Mrs Draper


Oak Class - Mrs C Beverley

I have the privilege of being both a teacher and parent at Hever School, with three children currently here and loving their time in Oak and Elm classes. I began my teaching career in rural Bedfordshire before moving overseas to teach in Germany and then Singapore. As a family, we are happy to be back in the UK spending time with loved ones and even more proud to be part of such a caring, ambitious and friendly community with the most inspirational students!


Support Staff


Acorn Class Teaching Assistant/Midday Meals Supervisor - Mrs A Mason

In March 2016 I joined the staff at Hever School and I work in Acorn Class. I live in Edenbridge with my husband, teenage daughter, and twin boys who attend the school.  I previously worked for a local authority inspecting restaurants before having my twins. More recently, I have worked in a local pre-school and retrained, achieving Early Years Teacher Status two years ago. In my spare time I enjoy making modern quilts and baking.


Elderberry Class Teaching Assistant - Mrs K Gilbertson

I have worked at Hever School for quite a few years now and with a variety of different classes. I live with my family and many pets in Edenbridge. In my spare time, I enjoy looking after my horses.




Elm Class Teaching Assistant - Mrs V Davies

I am currently the only member of staff that attended Hever Primary School as a pupil when I was younger! I began working at the school when my three eldest children were here. My fourth and youngest child is now in Key Stage 2. I live locally with my family and enjoy reading, baking, going to the theatre and spending time with my family in my leisure time.



Oak Class Teaching Assistant/Lead Midday Meals Supervisor - Mrs Z Sorrell

I live in Edenbridge with my husband and two daughters, together with an assortment of pets including chickens, hamsters and a house rabbit. I joined the Hever team in 2014 as a Kitchen Assistant and then became a Teaching Assistant the following year. Prior to working here, I was a Planning Officer for a local authority for a number of years. I am so happy to spend my days working with the incredible children here at Hever and spend my leisure time crafting and gardening.


Mid Day Meal Supervisors - Mrs S Kilroe and Mrs N Pham


School Administrator - Mrs J Hendley


Finance and Personnel Officer - Mrs L Rogers

I started working at Hever School in January 2014 as a Teaching Assistant and then, in April 2015 I took on the role of Finance and Personnel Officer. I feel very privileged to work with such wonderful staff and children. I live in Edenbridge with my husband and daughter, who is currently at the school. In my spare time, I love to travel, spend time with my family and attend 'Bunny Hop' classes.


Senior Caretaker - Mr D Andrews


Cleaner - Mrs F Bragg