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.

PPA Cover Teacher
Mr Gaffney

Mr Gaffney was teaching in an outstanding school in Islington for 5 years before joining HNPS 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 is involved in developing the curriculum here at HNPS. Mr Gaffney is also a keen musician and enjoys incorporating his guitar music into his lessons.

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

Miss Delucchi is a violinist and string teacher. Since she completed her master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music in 2012, she has been teaching music in several schools in Newham, Wanstead, South London and Peterborough. She has also gained a master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Genoa. She is upper strings lead tutor at the Royal Academy of Music FSE and a member of the Apeiron Duo, which perform across Europe and abroad. For Miss Delucchi, Music is a powerful way to inspire children, to teach inclusively and to instil attention to detail.

Double Bass Teacher
Mrs Cartwright

EYFS/Outdoor Learning Lead/Reception Teacher
Mrs Perry-Reid

Mrs Perry-Reid is one of our Reception Class Teachers, Head of EYFS and Outdoor Learning Lead. 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 has pioneered our work with Forest School. 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.

Reception Class Teacher
Ms Butler

Miss Butler is a newly qualified teacher. She graduated from the Institute of Education (UCL), where she was graded Outstanding. Miss Butler has a degree in Early Childhood Studies and a Masters Degree in Childhood Studies. As part of her degrees she undertook placements in both schools and a Montessori setting. She has also been a team leader of a children’s holiday club and worked in a nursery. This has given her a sound understanding of how children learn in a variety of settings. She has a keen interest in talk within the classroom and outdoor learning.

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 Lumsden

Miss Lumsden has previously undertaken voluntary work in SEN schools. Having recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology she hopes to further her skills in this area by gaining a Masters degree in Educational Psychology.

Early Years Support Teacher
Ms Jahan

Having recently gained a First Class degree in Education Studies at the University of Cumbria, Miss Jahan has voluntarily worked in many early years settings to support her studies and further develop her skills. She hopes to build upon this to become a primary school teacher one day.

Year 1 Class Teacher
Ms Newton

Alex has come to us from the Institute of Education (UCL), where she completed her teacher training. Some of this training was undertaken at HNPS, where she was previously a Teaching Assistant, but she has also worked in a Year Three classroom in Hampstead. Previously, Alex had a keen interest in theatre, and spent a year training as an actor before completing a degree in Drama at the University of Exeter. She is a Science Specialist Teacher, and is particularly interested in building cross-curricular links to support learning in all areas of the curriculum.


Year 1 Class Teacher
Mr McHugh

Mr McHugh grew up locally and 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 1 Support Teacher
Mrs Munoz

Mrs Muñoz is from Colombia and moved to London 12 years ago to complete her MA in Mass Communications. Following this, she trained as a language tutor for children with the programme “La Jolie Ronde” and she has been working as a Spanish teacher for the past 5 years in schools, nurseries and with private clients in North London. In her free time Mrs Muñoz enjoys cooking, dancing and reading.

Year 1 Support Teacher
Miss Appadoo

Year 1 Support Teacher
Ms Alphey

Miss Alphey recently graduated from the University of Birmingham with a first class degree in BSc Psychology. After undertaking modules focusing on intellectual disability and autism, she is passionate about giving SEN children the best start in life.

Year 1 Support Teacher
Ms Biserova

Ms Biserova is from Bulgaria, where she gained her degree in Greek. She is multilingual and languages are one of her specialities. She comes to Hackney New Primary with many years of experience working with children of all ages. She is committed to enabling all children to flourish, and is passionate about working with those with special educational needs. She has a keen interest in music, art and books.

Year 2 Class 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.

Trainee Schools Direct
Mr Koya-Oyagbola

Mr Koya-Oyagbola comes to us with a background in English language teaching to adults. He took his RSA/Cambridge language teaching certification after gaining a Philosophy BA degree from University College London and an MA in Modernist English literature from Royal Holloway University. He has travelled extensively, teaching business and academic English as far afield as Japan, Germany, Oman, Austria, Mexico and the Republic of Congo.  He most recently worked within the awarding organisations sector for Pearson, City and Guilds and NCFE in assessment and qualification development roles. He is now working towards his qualified teacher status and splits his time between HNPS and the Institute of Education.

Year 2 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 aids learning in the classroom at Hackney New Primary School. 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 3 Class Teacher
Ms Dilnot-Smith

Ms Dilnot-Smith went to Chichester University where she studied Sport Development. This is a particular interest and she continues to play both hockey and tennis in her free time. Ms Dilnot-Smith returned to her home county of Kent where she was a TA at a school in Dover before completing her PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church. Ms Dilnot-Smith then moved up to London in 2015 where she completed her NQT year and stayed on for a further 2 years at a local school in Stoke Newington. In Ms Dilnot-Smith’s free time she enjoys to bake and sew. 

Year 3 Class Teacher
Ms Lynch

Miss Lynch is a newly qualified teacher, who originally specialised in teaching secondary German. After graduating in 2015, she decided to go to India and teach in an International Residential School in Hyderabad, where she first worked closely with primary school aged children. She then moved to Germany and was a private tutor there. As well as being a private tutor, she was also a tour guide, taking people from all over the world to Neuschwanstein Castle and around Munich’s old town. She moved to London in January 2017 and has been working in a primary school teaching role since then. 

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/

Year 2 Support Teacher
Mrs Fryer

School Business Manager
Mrs O’Meara

Ms Protopapa

Ms Lewis

Premises Manager
Mr Baah

Mr Currie

Chef's Assistant
Mr Parry

Meals Supervisor
Ms Bryan