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! 

 

 

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.

 

 

Head of Development - Robin Badham-Thornhill

Bursar - Elaine Williamson

Deputy Head Academic - Angela McLean


Board of Advisors

Chairman - William Russell

Eve Short

Dimitri Goulandris

Philip Lough

Pam Mundy

Angela Holyoak

EYFS & Junior School Teaching Staff

Head of EYFS - Louisa Griffiths

 Lions Head of Nursery & DSL - Gillian Conlon

RecA - Amy Warren (maternity cover) & Abi Hughes (maternity leave) 

RecE - Eila Maitland-Makgill-Crichton (maternity cover) Jessica Willow (maternity leave)

RecF - Kate Finlay

RecK - Kat Andrews

 
Junior School Teaching Staff

Joanna Chapman - Head of Junior School & Pastoral Lead

J1N - Naomi Barns

J3H - Jess O’Shea

J2A - Antonia Harington

J3J - Joe Mills

J2H - Harriet Guppy

J3R - Romilly Hextall

J1G - Georgie Darlington

J2I - Isabel Trew

J1L - Lena Persson

J2R - Rosie Oram

J1M - Melanie McGilchrist

J3C - Charlotte Mills

 
Teaching Staff

Head of Seniors Perspectives - Anthea Livingstone & Head of Seniors History & Geography, Future Schools Tom O’Shea

Head of Languages - Anastasia Antonopoulou

English - Charlotte Edkins

French, Spanish, Perspectives - Domingo Benasco-Perez

PE & Games - Ellie Bird

French, Italian, History - Francesco Messina

Humanities - Georgie Darlington

Mandarin - Haitian Pan

Head of English - Hannah McKenzie

Head of Art - Hannah Mordi

Head of Girls’ Games - Hannah Rhodes

Assessment Co-ordinator - Henny Taylor

Music (Autumn Term only) - Jacinta Reeves 

Head of Science (Leaving Oct 2017) - Jess Lawson

Teacher - Joe O’Shea

 Sport - Josh Blagden

Head of Learning SupportKim Warrender

English - Kristina Coombes

Maths - Lydia Palmer

Learning Support - Maura Murphy

Learning Support - Milan Kovacevic

Learning Support - Nikolitsa Genari

Dance - Nyroy Dixon

Head of Maths - Olivia Kearns

Head of Digital Learning - Paul Messingham

Head of Drama - Rosie Parton

Head of Latin - Sarah Mutch

Director of Sport - Steven Williams

French, Spanish - Luna Toudic

Head of Science - Zahra Thandi


Teaching and Learning Assistants

Ali Bolitho

DawnBaker

Julia Harling

Andrea Rubio

Eliana Macri

Maria Charalambous (maternity leave)

Andrew Coulter

Ellie Cheele

Anita Khan

Emily Hazenberg

Marty McEvoy

Annette Riley

Emma Grant

Mimi McMullen

Beatrice Withers Green

Francie Page

Natalie Lambert

Belen Rodriguez

Gabriella Bagnall

Rebecca Croome

Chantel Taljaard

Grazia di Palma

Rocio Pedrera Martinez

David Graham

James Kearns

Sarah Walker


Gap Assistants

Ben Witten (Wellington College)

Claudia Carbutt (Stowe School)

Emily Beor-Roberts ( Tudor Hall)

Minnie Royden (Downe House School)

Rose Besly (Peter Symonds College)


Peripatetic Staff

Learning Support & Additional Educational NeedsCharlene Cruickshank

Occupational TherapyOlivia Bogucka

Speech TherapyGemma King

School Project Manager, Place2BeBenedicte Durteste (Leaving Oct 2017)

Place2Be CounsellorCarey Barnes

Place2Be CounsellorFergus Greer (Leaving Oct 2017)


Music & Drama

Violin, Composition & Theory - Adonis Alvanis

Violocello - Alice Murra

 Guitar - Anders Rye

 Piano - Atsuko Kawakami

Piano, Violin - Awake Yoshida

Drums, Percussion - Jesse Bildner

Voice - Louise Lloyd

Voice - Maggie Cooper

Harp, Piano - Nicola Broke

Piano, Jazz Piano - Peter Roper-Curzon

LAMDA- Ruth Prior

 Guitar - Stelios Kalisperides


Administration, Premises & Catering Staff

PA to Head & SLT- Rosie Binns

Assistant Bursar- John Hammond

School Secretary - Clare Cosson

Transport Manager- James Prior

School Administrator- Briony Newman

Head Caretaker- John Keenan

Registrar - Mary Caldecott-Smith

ICT Technician - Joe McGrath

Receptionist - Elvira McCaldin

Caretaker - Bhim Gurung

Network Manager - David Hicks

Catering Manager - Guy Simonitsch

Cleaner - Angela Teixeira