Mrs Campbell

Mrs Campbell comes to us from Camden Local Authority, where she was the Deputy Headteacher at a highly successful urban primary school. With her leadership input the school improved rapidly and was judged by OFSTED as ‘Outstanding’ in February 2014. It has been recognised as one of the top performing schools nationally, notably for the achievement of its disadvantaged children. 

Mrs Campbell has considerable experience across a variety of schools and organisations in the private sector. She has supported schools in a range of ways including mentoring school leaders, staff professional development and speaking at regional conferences. She is a Maths Specialist Teacher.

Mrs Campbell gained a first class degree at Durham University.

Deputy Headteacher - Inclusion Manager
Ms Harrington

Ms Harrington comes to us from a school in Islington where she was Deputy Headteacher for 9 years. Throughout her teaching career, she has taught in every primary year group, taught Higher Level English to Year 6 children and coordinated core and foundation subjects. In order to strive for academic excellence, Ms Harrington values the importance of keeping up to date with current research. She believes in the importance of developing intellectual curiosity through an engaging curriculum that links to children’s interests. Ms Harrington has also been an Inclusion Leader for 9 years and achieved the NASSENCo in 2009 at the Institute for Education. Ms Harrington’s passion is that every child can and should have fair access to the full school curriculum and this can be achieved with the very best, multi sensory learning.

Assistant Headteacher and Year 2 Class teacher
Ms O’Donnell

Ms O’Donnell comes from Northern Ireland and was part of the opening team of a Free School in Enfield. The school opened in 2013 and was judged ‘Outstanding’ in April 2015. She has taught Reception to Year 3.

Ms O’Donnell studies Law at Warwick University. She has also been a Lead Music Teacher and Head of English. Her Assistant Head duties at HNPS will include running a coaching programme for teacher development and leading on English.

Head of Music
Mr Smith

Prior to working with Hackney New Primary, Mr Smith was lead upper string teacher with the Royal Academy of Music having studied music at University. Mr Smith piloted the whole strings programme for the borough of Harrow and was responsible for these programmes across all instrumental disciplines in Lewisham and Wiltshire. Mr Smith plans to link curriculum music, whole school singing and instrumental learning with all other areas of the curriculum and seeks to put music at the heart of education here at HNPS.

Music Teacher
Ms Delucchi

Reception Class Teacher
Ms Perry

Ms Perry is one of our Reception Class Teachers. She was previously a Reception Class teacher at a primary school in outer London and trained in physical education and art & design. She has a particular interest in outdoor learning environments and is pioneering our work with Forest Schools. Ms Perry is also a skilled and enthusiastic literacy and numeracy teacher. She gained her PGCE at the University of Worcester.

Reception Class Teacher
Ms Woodley

Prior to joining us Ms Woodley taught in Reception in an outstanding local school. She has a particular interest in creating stimulating learning environments. Ms Woodley has also taught in Year 2 and at Nursery level. Before she qualified to teach she had worked as a play worker giving respite care in a children’s charity and worked one to one with children with special needs.

Year 1 Class Teacher
Mr Gaffney

Mr Gaffney has been teaching in an outstanding school in Islington for the past 5 years and studied journalism at university. Mr Gaffney is passionate about creatively engaging children in the curriculum and instilling a love of learning in his pupils. He will be involved in developing the curriculum here at HNPS. Mr Gaffney is also a keen musician and enjoys incorporating his guitar music into his lessons.

Year 1 Class Teacher
Mr McHugh

Mr McHugh grew up locally and is a newly qualified teacher. He recently graduated from the University of Roehampton, with a degree in Primary Education, specialising in Early Childhood Studies. Mr McHugh undertook placements in schools and children’s centres as part of his degree. This has given him a sound understanding of how children learn in a variety of settings. He prides himself on being a reflective teacher and has a keen interest in Sports and Cooking.

Year 2 Class Teacher
Mrs Elkins

Mrs Elkins studied Drama and English Literature at the University of Manchester. She completed her PGCE with the Institute of Education and has previously taught in a school in North London in Year 2 (2 years) and in Year 6 (1 year). Her teaching approach is both creative and fun and she does, of course, have a particular passion for English.

Mrs Elkins is also a CEYS Ambassador (Creativity in Early Years Science). She took part in their “Creative Little Scientist’ project and is now an ambassador for the project; offering teacher support, contributing to the development of curriculum materials and taking part in further collaboration around creativity in science. More information about the project can be found here: http://www.ceys-project.eu/

PPA Cover Teacher
Ms Albrecht

Ms Albrecht is Canadian and came to London in Autumn 2011. She taught with our headteacher in Year 2 at their previous school between 2013 and 2016. Prior to working in London, Ms Albrecht had taught at both secondary and primary level. She also has experience working in a school with specialist behaviour support (PRU)

Ms Albrecht has a love of theatre and is very creative in her teaching style. She has also been a swimming coach in the past.

School Direct Trainee Teacher
Ms Newton

Ms Newton is a recent graduate from the University of Exeter where she studied Drama. During her time at university, Ms Newton gained some experience of working in schools as part of a children’s theatre company.  While studying, she also worked primarily in adult health and social care, regularly acting as a supervisor or nanny-like figure in families where parents needed support in caring for their children.  She hopes to begin training either as a primary teacher or paediatric speech and language therapist next year.


Support Teacher
Ms Biserova

Early Years Support Teacher
Ms Bowie

Ms Bowie completed her degree studies in Primary Education and has most recently been working as a Learning Support Assistant in a local school. She grew up locally and is passionate about giving children the best start in life possible.

Early Years Support Teacher
Ms Ismail

Ms Ismail has worked in a variety of school settings with a range of age groups as a teaching assistant and nursery nurse. Having recently completed a diploma in Early Childhood studies, Ms Ismail has an avid interest in the early years and values the importance of early intervention. Ms Ismail hopes to gain a PGCE in the future to become a primary school teacher.

Early Years Support Teacher
Ms Olubi

Year 1 Support Teacher
Mr Barnett

Mr Barnett is a qualified primary school teacher. Prior to becoming a teacher, Mr Barnett volunteered as a teaching assistant in Reception and Year 2 before beginning his teacher training at an outstanding school in East London.

Year 1 Support Teacher
Ms Cronin

Ms Cronin has an avid interest in education and the arts, with a particular regard for music education. Previously a Teaching Assistant at a Primary School in Tottenham, she will aid learning in the classroom at Hackney New Primary School, as well as working in company with the Reception Staff to run both the Breakfast and after school club. As a musician, Ms Cronin is especially fond of music making with the children, but also enjoys getting creative with arts and craft. Ms Cronin gained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Classical Music from Leeds College of Music. 

Year 2 Support Teacher
Mrs Fryer

Year 2 Support Teacher
Ms Marcel

School Business Manager
Mrs O’Meara

Ms Protopapa

Premises Manager
Mr Baah

Mr Currie

Meals Supervisor
Ms Bryan