Strategic Leadership Team

Head - Shona Colaço

Shona has been working in education for over 20 years. She began her career teaching English as a Foreign Language, both in this country and abroad. After a period working in Environmental Management, she trained at the University of Oxford (Mansfield College) and returned to teaching Science to GCSE and Biology at  A Level, initially in large maintained secondary schools before moving to the independent sector where she was lucky enough to be able to set up a Science department from scratch. Shona has been a Head of Science, Director of Studies and Deputy Head before accepting the Headship of what she describes as a 'unique, warm and caring school where happy staff and happy children achieve amazing things.’ She has an MA with distinction in Educational Leadership and is itching to make a start on a new research project. When she has time Shona loves to walk (dog in tow), grow vegetables, bake and make preserves. She has been known to take to the river in the cox's seat, plays the violin, cycles when she can and is usually not far from a book! 

 

 

Founder & Principal - Magoo Giles

Magoo was previously Headmaster of Garden House Boys' School from 2000 - 2006. He was educated at Eton College before being commissioned in the Coldstream Guards. During his military career Magoo served in the UK, Belize, Spain, Cyprus and Germany and was latterly Adjutant of the battalion in Bosnia looking after the 1,100 men and women in theatre. He was Aide de Camp to Lieutenant General the Hon Sir William Rous for two years and Personal Equerry to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for two years. Magoo is a keen sportsman and sports fan and lists other interests as "children, travel, public speaking/entertaining, writing childrens stories and his family". Magoo is the founder of Knightsbridge School.

 

 

Bursar - Elaine Williamson

Deputy Head Academic - Angela McLean


Board of Advisors

Chairman - Aatif Hassan

Director - William Russell

Head of Development- Robin Badham-Thornhill

 Early Years - Pam Mundy

Education Advisor - Prof Mark Bailey (High Master St Paul's)

 

EYFS & Junior School Teaching Staff

Head of EYFS & Rec F - Alison Gardiner (maternity cover) Louisa Griffiths (maternity leave)

 Lions Head of Nursery & DSL - Gillian Conlon

RecA - Amy Warren

RecE - Eila Moffat

RecB -Ben Coles (maternity cover) Kat Andrews (maternity leave)

 
Junior School Teaching Staff

Charlotte Edkins - Head of Junior School

J1N - Naomi Barns

J1L - Lena Persson

J1M - Kaitlin Foster

J1E - Emily Hazenberg

J2I - Isabel Ball

J2G - Georgie McGrane

 

 

 

 

J2R - Rosie Oram

J2A - Antonia Harington

J3B - Bethan Ashton

J3H - Harriet Hargreaves

J3C - Charlotte Mills

J3J - Jess O'Shea

 
Teaching Staff

 Head of Senior Years 4 & 5  Anthea Livingstone

 Head of Senior Years 6,7 & 8, History & Geography, Future Schools Tom O’Shea 

Head of Languages - Anastasia Antonopoulou

Head of Perspectives, Spanish, French  - Domingo Benasco-Perez

French, Spanish - Yuna Toudi

Head of Latin - Keara Thornton

French, Italian, History - Francesco Messina

Mandarin - Di Zhang

Head of English - Camellia Zarbhanelian

Head of Science - Dr Simon Horbury

Head of Art - Candia Bradshaw (maternity cover) Hannah Mordi (maternity leave)

Music  - Catherine Morrow

Humanities - Ben Watkins

English - Kristina Coombes

English - Anita Casu

Head of Maths - Olivia Kearns

Maths - David Stratton

Head of Digital Learning - Katie Donkor

Head of Learning SupportKim Warrender

Learning Support - Maura Murphy

Learning Support - Milana Kovacevic

Learning Support - Nikolitsa Genari

Director of Sport - Mark Barnes

 Sport - Chirag Patel

PE & Games - Emma Gerard-Pearse

Head of Drama - Rosie Parton

Dance - Nyroy Dixon

 


Teaching and Learning Assistants

Ali Bolitho

Dawn Baker

Julia Harling

Andrea Rubio

Eliana Macri

Maria Charalambous

Andrew Coulter

Marty McEvoy

Annette Riley

Emma Grant

Laura Barra

Tilly Fateh

Alicia Garcia Jimenez

James Gibson

Mimi McMullen

Beatrice Withers Green

Chris O'Brien

Katie Robertson

Rebecca Croome

Chantelle Blom

Grazia di Palma

Rocio Pedrera Martinez

Araby McClintock

James Kearns

Kathy Allnutt

Teresa Cuenca

Belen Rodriguez (maternity leave)

Amy Poe


Gap Assistants

Ellie Spark (Marlborough College)

Isabella Durrant (Royal Hospital School)

Jack Roome (Bradfield College)

Olivia Goode (Marlborough College)

Saskia Wormsley (Downe House)

Sophie Sweetnam (Uppingham)


Peripatetic Staff

Learning Support & Additional Educational Needs

Speech Therapy - Mare-Anna Apostolidou

School Project Manager, Place2Be - Gemma King

Place2Be CounsellorHinga Inayat

Place2Be Counsellor - Jessica Carmichael


Music & Drama

Violin, Composition & Theory - Adonis Alvanis

Violocello - Alice Murray (Sabbatical)

Cello - Juli-Anne Manning (Sabbatical Cover)

 Guitar - Anders Rye

 Piano - Atsuko Kawakami

Piano, Violin - Ayako Yoshida

Drums, Percussion - Jesse Bildner

Voice - Louise Lloyd

Voice - Maggie Cooper

Harp, Piano - Nicola Broke

Piano, Jazz Piano - Peter Roper-Curzon

Woodwind - Rebecca Griffiths

LAMDA- Ruth Prior

 Guitar - Stelios Kalisperides


Administration, Premises & Catering Staff

PA to Head & SLT- Rosie Binns

Registrar - Mary Caldecott-Smith

School Secretary - Michelle Abrahams

Media Coordinator- Briony Newman

School Administrator - Robyn Webbe

Clubs Coordinator - Fran Hall

ICT Technician - Karal Milani

Transport Manager- James Prior

Head Caretaker- John Keenan

Caretaker - Bhim Gurung

Network Manager - David Hicks

Catering Manager - Guy Simonitsch

Cleaner - Angela Teixeira