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.

Why hire Jem for your WordPress project?

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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.

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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.

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    Jem’s knowledge and experience of the WordPress platform has proved invaluable to Source in the time that she has been working with us. Her ability to quickly and efficiently build a WordPress website from the visuals provided is second to none – as is her willingness to support our in-house development team with their WordPress projects. Source would have no hesitation in recommending Jem to anyone looking for an experienced WordPress developer for their project or agency.

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    Jem developed our new website on time and to budget. She worked through the detail excellently and we got a superb end product that was optimised for web and mobile. We were highly impressed by her approach and knowledge. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone wanting to embark on such a project.

Why I love working with WordPress

I've been using WordPress since the heady days of version 1.0 and developing WordPress websites commercially since version 1.5 (released in 2005!)