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Mrs M Shenston


Having joined the school in 2012 as the Deputy Headteacher I am delighted to now be the Headteacher of this excellent school. I have always been extremely committed to providing the very best possible outcomes for the children at Hillmead Primary School and I am looking forward to shaping the future of our school in the months and years ahead.  I have been in education for over fifteen years and worked in a variety of schools across Hertfordshire and Essex so I have a great deal of experience in the dealing with the challenges of every day school life.


When I am not in school I am a country girl at heart and am keen to bring this love of the outdoors to the children of Hillmead.


Mrs C James

Assistant Headteacher


Miss L Sell

Assistant Headteacher


Mrs J Palmen


I have worked at Hillmead School as the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) since April 2013. I have been a primary teacher since 1988, working mainly in Key Stage 1. I have worked as SENCO in a number of different primary schools in East Herts for the last ten years. I work part-time on Monday and Tuesday at Hillmead supporting children with additional needs across the school. On Thursday and Friday I am SENCO at an infant school in Ware.


Mrs S Lovatt

Office Manager

Having joined Hillmead Primary School as Office Manager in September 2014 I have engaged in many projects.  I enjoy the challenges of the school office and look forward to helping to move the school forward.  I have worked in finance in both public and private sector for many years and now put my accountancy skills to good use as Treasurer of the Herts & Essex School PTA!  In my spare time I enjoy walking the dog, attending concerts and a fast paced game of racketball.

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