Church Hill Middle School

Church Hill Middle School is a Redditch RSA Academy school based in Worcestershire.

I was approached by Church Hill Middle School in July 2016 who were looking to redesign their existing WordPress-based school website to bring it in line with other websites in the same academy trust.

Tasked with creating a design that appealed to middle school students and their parents, I approached local design agency matm who, with my WordPress theme design brief and expert guidance, created a website design mock-up that was a hit first time:

With the bespoke theme design approved, I set about coding the custom WordPress theme from scratch, integrating existing website elements and new photography, utilising WordPress plugins such as Soliloquy (sliders) and my custom media locations and base theme functionality work.

The new WordPress theme went live in early December 2016.

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    I was close to giving up after 8 years as a blogger. No matter what I did or who I got to help me, the hacker was one step ahead. That is until I enlisted the help of Jem Turner who managed to rid my blog of hacks and give me the confidence to blog again.

    Blogger
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    I can’t recommend Jem enough. She was, and still is, a total pleasure to work with. Patient, diligent and best of all, she didn’t blind me with “technical talk” which in itself was a blessing in disguise. She was amazing whilst the site was being built and since the launch has always been on hand if I have needed her. If you are thinking of working with her, all I will say is… “DO IT!”

    Owner of Supermums
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    Jem has been unflinchingly helpful with every stage of the development of the Albion site, and has helped us keep it up to date and functioning effectively, solving problems as they have arisen. I am a techno-phobe, but Jem has been unfailingly supportive, helpful, always friendly and efficient. Also her rates seem really good value, but don’t tell her I said so.

    Albion Motorcycles
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    Magiboards has been working with Jem for 9 years. She single handedly developed and continues to maintain the Magiboards’ website. Our brief to Jem was to design something which we can easily update ourselves. This has worked very well, leaving our budget to be spent on continually adding new areas to the website.

    An excellent web programmer, Jem understands what we are trying to achieve and always delivers. I would highly recommend Jem to any company wishing to use her services.

    Director

Why I love working with WordPress

I've been using WordPress since the heady days of version 1.2 and developing WordPress websites commercially since version 1.5 (released in 2005!)