Our Staff

The hardworking staff of Kew House School provide a nurturing environment built of strong principles that allow our pupils to learn and grow as individuals. Find out more about our staff below.

Management Team & Heads of Year

Headmaster
Mr Will Williams

headmaster@kewhouseschool.com

MA (Oxon) in Geography, Oxford University

Over the course of my career, I have held teaching, coaching, and managerial roles at Marlborough College, Wellington College, and St Paul's School, where I joined the Senior Management Team as Director of Learning. My most recent post was Senior Deputy Head of Pangbourne College, Reading, where I was also Acting Headmaster during the Summer Term 2019. 

Through my time at these schools, I have honed my view that the USP of good schools is the true rounding of the individual, measurable not just by academic success, but by responses to small failures and creative flourishes. It is the role of the school to support, praise, and nudge young people so that they learn to deal with the slings and arrows of life ahead. 

I am also an ISI inspector, a published author, and ed-Tech advisor, and am committed to challenging, inspiring, and supporting young learners in preparing them for their future society and work. 


Senior Deputy Head (Operations)
Mr James Lowe

james.lowe@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Geography
MA in Information Technology

Before joining Kew House, I was Head of Upper School at Kew Green Preparatory School for five years. I am secondary-trained and have a degree in Geography and a master's degree in Information Technology. In addition to my curriculum contribution in humanities and computing, I hold responsibility for the pastoral care of the students and the timetable.

I enjoy a range of activities and hobbies which include sailing, cross-country running, squash, photography, and astronomy. My interests include learning Spanish and walking in Spain, Dorset, and Cumbria. I am also learning to play the piano and the trumpet.


Deputy Head (Pastoral) & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms Liz Atwell

liz.atwell@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Geography, Liverpool University
PGCE, University of Cambridge

I joined Kew House from The Heathland School, where I taught for 16 years and spent the last six years as an Assistant Headteacher. 

I have a degree in Geography from Liverpool University and trained for my PGCE at the University of Cambridge. As a geographer, I enjoy travelling – recent trips have included hiking in Nepal and Patagonia. Although I love the big outdoors, I also enjoy city living and, before training as a teacher, I spent three years working for an international law firm in Hong Kong. I try to use my own experiences of visits to other parts of the world to bring geography alive in the classroom.


Director of Studies
Ms Jennifer Chambers

jennifer.chambers@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in English

I joined Kew House in 2016 as Head of English and have since become Director of Studies. My role comprises a number of factors including staff development, lesson observation, and ensuring that high standards of teaching and learning are present across the school. I work closely with department heads to monitor, evaluate, and develop the curriculum, as well as design the reporting and assessment practices of the school. I am particularly interested in how students acquire and retain knowledge and seek to grow the dynamic learning environment across the school.
 
I am an active member of the English department and enjoy contributing to the department’s busy schedule of theatre trips and extra-curricular clubs.


Head of Sixth Form
Mr Richard Lees

richard.lees@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Physics, Nottingham University
PGCE, King's College London

Previously, I was Head of Physics at Thomas Telford School, where I taught for six years and became Head of Science at Kew House when the doors opened in 2013. I became Head of Sixth Form in 2016. I am a physics specialist and completed my degree in Physics at Nottingham University before doing a PGCE at King’s College London. I have enjoyed the experience of building a successful science department with practical investigation at its core and look forward to developing the Sixth Form as it grows.

As Head of Sixth Form, I enjoy working with our young adults, seeing them excel and preparing them for their journey beyond Year 13.

I am a keen sailor and hold Dinghy Instructor and Yachtmaster qualifications from the RYA. I have also played rugby and cricket for local teams. I am very interested in music and play the piano and guitar.


Assistant Head (Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 & 11))
Ms Jillian Mannion

jillian.mannion@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Drama and English, Queen's University, Belfast
PGCE, Queen's University, Belfast
MA in Education (Culture, Language, and Identity), Goldsmiths, University of London

I joined Kew House in 2015, having previously taught at Old Palace of John Whitgift School for seven years, initially teaching English and then becoming Head of Drama as the subject grew in popularity. Before coming to London, I studied Drama and English, receiving my BA and PGCE from Queen’s University, Belfast. I completed my MA at Goldsmiths, University of London. I gained a diploma in Dramatherapy at Roehampton University, to enhance my pastoral work with Years 9 to 11, when appointed Head of Key Stage 4. Pupils in these years can come to me for support and I will monitor their progress both academically and emotionally. I also organise the public examinations, ensuring the process runs smoothly and that all pupils have the best possible environment in which to sit their important qualifications. 

Developing the Drama department at Kew House has been very rewarding; seeing the department go from strength to strength as an academic subject and through extra-curricular festivals and competitions, large-scale productions and many theatre trips. We have a wealth of talented performers here, many of whom have gone on to study at prestigious drama schools in London and further afield. I have directed a wide range of productions over the years and will continue to showcase the students' skills in our annual musical theatre productions, house drama competitions, sixth form plays, and summer festivals. 

I love going to the theatre, but I also enjoy watching contemporary dance and music events, as well as discovering the fantastic museums and galleries which London has to offer.


Head of Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) & Head of Admissions
Mr Martyn Hale

martyn.hale@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in History

I joined Kew House when our doors opened to pupils. After eight years of teaching at a top-performing comprehensive school, I know what it takes to create an enriching and vibrant department. I continue to use my experience at Thomas Telford School and as an Education Officer for a national charity to ensure that historical and geographical awareness is an essential part of the education of all the pupils at Kew House.

Since joining the school, I have set up field trips to the Lake District and to the battlefields of the First World War. The department has a programme of speakers on a variety of topics and each November we hold a service of Remembrance. There are lots of opportunities for pupils to get involved with other events and activities. It is an exciting time for the Humanities department.


Head of Year 13
Ms Philippa Blandford

philippa.blandford@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science, University of Birmingham
PGCE, Worcester University

Previously, I was a Sports Assistant at Bryanston School and went on to complete my PGCE in Secondary PE at Worcester University. I taught PE & Games at Hereford Cathedral School, an independent day school, before joining the PE department at KHS in 2015.

I have a particular interest in teaching academic PE, hockey and running. I have played club and county hockey and I have completed the Paris marathon.

I was appointed Head of Year 8 in September 2020.


Head of Year 13
Ms Jessica Chisholm

jessica.chisholm@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons), University of Exeter

After spending an inspiring year as a Resident Tutor and Games Coach at Prior Park College, Bath, I graduated from the University of Exeter in 2012 and moved to London to begin my teaching career. I first joined Kew House School in 2014 when it was in its second year of operation. During my time as Head of Girls’ Games, we established girls’ sport and enjoyed many successful opportunities across a range of sports at local, regional, and national level, as well as abroad. In 2018, I relocated to Dubai to broaden my teaching experience and here I was able to further develop my specialism in teaching academic Physical Education to A level in an independent British curriculum school. I was excited to be offered the opportunity to re-join the Kew House family and continue to contribute to the ever-growing success of the school. 

Away from school, I enjoy visiting family in Somerset, riding, and keeping active.


Head of Year 12
Mr Alex McCafferty

alexander.mccafferty@kewhouseschool.com

I have been teaching in London since 2014 after completing my studies at the University of Nottingham and Institute of Education.  I am passionate about geography and like to engage students in a variety of ways inside and outside the classroom.

I am also heavily involved in sports education and have been coaching rugby at youth level since 2012, first at Bromley RFC and also with my previous school.  I look forward to continuing coaching at Kew House School. 


Head of Year 11
Ms Rosie Singleton

rosie.singleton@kewhouseschool.com

BA in English and Psychology, Winchester University
PGCE

I joined Kew House in 2018 due to its unique and inspirational ethos. I have continuously worked with young people since graduating from Winchester University with a BA in English and Psychology. This led me to become a teaching assistant at a challenging school in London, where I learnt and became passionate about the vast amount of learning differences and behavioural needs present in society. Following this, I gained my PGCE and became a teacher of English and Psychology and a Head of House.

Since joining Kew House School, I have seen the school develop and watched the students overcome the challenges of adolescence to become wonderful, well-rounded adults. This year, I have taken on the role of Head of Year 11 and thoroughly enjoy spending my time working with the students who started at the school at the same time as me.

In my spare time, I continue to devour any book or film that I can squeeze in between time spent with my wonderful family.


Head of Year 10
Ms Leigh Langan

leigh.langan@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in English Literature and Sociology and Politics, National University of Ireland, Galway

I was delighted to join Kew House School in 2018. Previously, I have studied at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and received a BA in English Literature and Sociology and Politics. I am a driven and highly dedicated teacher with a vast amount of experience.

Having taught in a variety of schools during my time in Ireland and the UK, I have picked up a plethora of different teaching skills. I have gained experience in creative and innovative teaching which I look forward to sharing with the students at Kew House School.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, sports, baking, going to the theatre and exploring new places.


Head of Year 9
Mr Ryan Gregory

ryan.gregory@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Sports Science, St Mary's University College

Having qualified as a teacher in the summer of 2010, I have worked in a number of different roles at The Windsor Boys' School. Most recently, I have been tasked with improving the quality and breadth of the school’s extracurricular sport within my role as Director of Sport.

Having studied Sports Science at St Mary's University College between 2004 and 2008, I completed my GTP through the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead whilst working at The Windsor Boys' School. During my time at university, I represented England Universities in Rugby Union and alongside my teaching career, I have spent time playing semi-professional rugby with Ealing Trailfinders. More recently, I have been player coaching at Chobham Rugby Club. I have a genuine passion for all sports and during my time at The Windsor Boys' School have enjoyed success in football, athletics, and cricket, to name but a few. 


Head of Year 8
Mr Rory Eves

rory.eves@kewhouseschool.com

PGCE

Having completed my education at Reigate Grammar School and Ancient History degree at University of Reading, I spent 5 years working in a mixture of roles but mainly focused around supply chain in the pharmaceutical industry.

I changed my career to teaching to share my passion for the subject and wanting to have an impact on future generations. I completed my PGCE at UCL (IoE) and continued for 3 years at Prendergast Vale School in Lewisham. At PVS, I had the chance to shape the curriculum very early on and progressed to Head of Year by my third year. My specialist topics are ancient Greeks, Anglo-Saxons, cold war and diverse histories.

Outside of teaching, I am a passionate rugby player and have recently completed my Level 2 rugby coaching award. I also have interests in American football, music, and tabletop RPGs.


Head of Year 7
Ms Perrine Vessayre

perrine.vessayre@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons)

Prior to joining Kew House, I had been second in charge of Modern Foreign Languages at Gunnersbury Catholic School for Boys in Brentford. Having lived in France until my graduation from university, I am a French native speaker. On completing my degree, I moved to England to carry out my teacher training and I have now been working here for 10 years.

At Kew House, I enjoy working with a team of excellent language teachers and sharing my passion for foreign languages with the pupils.

I enjoy travelling to new countries and finding out about foreign cultures and cuisines. I also enjoy going to the cinema and the theatre and going for walks by the river.


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms Janine Morgan

janine.morgan@kewhouseschool.com

PGCE

I joined Kew House as Head of Food and Nutrition when the school first opened in 2013, and I have since become Deputy Safeguarding Lead. My role involves several elements, including overseeing pupil wellbeing, liaising with Heads of Year, initiating training for staff, and teaching our Individuals in Society curriculum. I work closely with Ms Liz Atwell to monitor the wellbeing of our pupils, as well as liaising with relevant agencies outside school.

I continue to teach the GCSE and Sixth Form courses in the Food department, and I regard cooking as a life skill. As well as theory work, pupils participate in a wide range of practical tasks and benefit from three-hour lessons. To date, Kew House pupils have enjoyed visits to the French Christmas markets, Sorrento, Harrods Food Hall, and Borough Market.

As well as cooking, I enjoy trips to the cinema, watching rugby and walking.

English

Head of English
Ms Siobhan Milgate

siobhan.milgate@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons), University of Bristol
PGCE

I have worked in the education sector for over twelve years, beginning as a volunteer at a Special Educational Needs school in Bristol whilst studying for my degree.

In my early career I worked as a Student Support Officer, specialising in supporting children with additional learning and behavioural needs to reach their potential. Having developed a host of behaviour management skills, I went on to gain my PGCE and to work in one of London’s highest performing state schools.

Joining Kew House School in 2016 offered me the opportunity to become part of a new school with an inspirational ethos. As the Head of English, I endeavour to promote a love of learning through the rich and varied texts we teach and through the wide range of extra-curricular activities we run. I also aim to inspire the next generation of Kew House writers by continuing our work with local authors.

In my free time, I can be found removing woodchip wallpaper from the walls of my new house.


Teacher of English
Ms Jennifer Chambers

jennifer.chambers@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in English Literature and Sociology, Keele University
PGCE in Secondary English, Roehampton University

I joined Kew House in 2016 as Head of English and have since become Director of Studies. My role comprises a number of factors including staff development, lesson observation, and ensuring that high standards of teaching and learning are present across the school. I work closely with department heads to monitor, evaluate, and develop the curriculum, as well as design the reporting and assessment practices of the school. I am particularly interested in how students acquire and retain knowledge and seek to grow the dynamic learning environment across the school.
 
I am an active member of the English department and enjoy contributing to the department’s busy schedule of theatre trips and extra-curricular clubs.


Teacher of English
Ms Eliza Healey

eliza.healey@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in English Literature, Sydney University
MPhil in English Literature, Oxford University

I was delighted to join Kew House School in September 2020 as part of the thriving English Department.

Having gained a BA and an MPhil in English Literature, at Sydney and Oxford Universities respectively, I spent some years working in children’s publishing before training as a teacher on the Graduate Teacher Program. For the past few years, I have worked in both state and private schools around London, and primarily at the London Oratory School. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, tennis, going to the theatre and spending time with my family.

When it comes to education, one size does not fit all, and KHS’s commitment to finding new ways to engage, challenge and inspire the next generations makes it a very exciting place to be


Teacher of English
Ms Ashleigh Jones

ashleigh.jones@kewhouseschool.com

PGCE, Roehampton University

Originally from Wolverhampton, I started my career living in London, completing my PGCE at Roehampton University in 2010. After two years at Rosebery School, I moved to Texas, where I taught at the British International School of Houston. In 2016, I packed up my cowboy boots and returned to the UK to take up a position at the Royal Hospital School, where I taught English, Media Studies and Film Studies, as well as being one of the Assistant Heads of Sixth Form.

My next adventure brings me to Kew House School, and I can’t wait to be a part of such a wonderful department and nurture a love of literature.

Outside of teaching, I collect costume jewellery and enjoy going to the cinema.


Teacher of English & KS3 Co-ordinator
Ms Leigh Langan

leigh.langan@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in English Literature and Sociology and Politics, National University of Ireland, Galway

I was delighted to join Kew House School in 2018. Previously, I have studied at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and received a BA in English Literature and Sociology and Politics. I am a driven and highly dedicated teacher with a vast amount of experience.

Having taught in a variety of schools during my time in Ireland and the UK, I have picked up a plethora of different teaching skills. I have gained experience in creative and innovative teaching which I look forward to sharing with the students at Kew House School.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, sports, baking, going to the theatre and exploring new places.


Teacher of English
Mr Michael Long

michael.long@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in English Literature, Kingston University

My professional journey has been varied, encompassing work as a Special Educational Needs assistant in mainstream secondary education as well as two years spent teaching English at a secondary school in Daegu, South Korea. Working abroad gave me the chance to learn from one of the top education systems in the world as well as the opportunity to broaden my horizons by travelling extensively throughout Asia.  

Since gaining my QTS from UCL Institute of Education in 2015, I have worked as both English teacher and Subject Leader of English at Bishop David Brown School in Woking. My focus has been developing the curriculum to engage students of all abilities and I strive to connect what we study in English to the lives and experiences of the students I teach. 

I graduated with a degree in English Literature from Kingston University and reading continues to be a passion of mine, particularly post-colonial and detective fiction, as well as creative writing which I enjoy whenever time permits. My other interests include long-distance running, serial TV dramas and following my football team, Chelsea F.C! m looking forward to joining such an innovative and community centred school.


Teacher of English
Ms Fosiyo Mohamed

fosiyo.mohamed@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in English and Media Studies, University College London
MA in English Education, University College London
PGCE in English, University College London

As someone who is deeply passionate about their career, I have come to find that I excel when facing new and exciting challenges therefore I am delighted to join Kew House School. I am thrilled to be able to contribute new ideas, enthusiasm, and commitment to the team.

Having spent my professional life so far working in schools within London, I have always tried to instil a love of learning in my students. My primary goal is to develop a curriculum that will appeal to students of all levels and assist them in reaching their full potential.

Outside of teaching, I enjoy reading, pilates, going to the theatre and travelling as I have a keen interest in other cultures and ways of life.


Head of EPQ & Teacher of English
Mr Christopher Rhodes

chris.rhodes@kewhouseschool.com

BA Hons in English Language and Literature, University of Reading
MTeach, UCL Institute of Education

Before joining Kew House School, I worked at Highgate Wood School and St. Augustine's CE High School where I was the Director of Learning for Sixth Form for 10 years. My focus has been helping students achieve at the highest levels and make good decisions to get them started on the rest of their lives. I also find joy in the exploration and creativity of Key Stage 3 where students can race towards an understanding of the power and fun to be found in English. 

Before settling in London I worked around the world from Australia to Japan, soaking up the life, art and literature of the different cultures I experienced. I am still an enthusiastic reader, enjoying modern poetry, science fiction, and magical realism. I also still have a favourite dinosaur, and read a lot of non-fiction about the natural world.​​​


Teacher of English & Psychology
Ms Rosie Singleton

rosie.singleton@kewhouseschool.com


Teacher of English
Ms Anna Zubrzycki

anna.zubrzycki@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in English and Art, Liverpool University
MA in Conservation of Fine Art, Northumbria University
PGCE in English, Goldsmiths University

I worked for a residential school for children with epilepsy, autism, and other neurological conditions as a teaching assistant and residential carer. This led to a desire to become a teacher. I went on to complete a PGCE in English at Goldsmiths University and taught English and English Literature for many years. In 2013, I took a sabbatical from teaching English in the UK to volunteer as a teacher in Cambodia for a charity organisation where I worked with children living in extreme poverty. This experience solidified my belief in the incredible benefits education brings. I look forward to returning to my early roots in education by supporting individual students to access learning and achieve their goals. 

Maths

Head of Maths
Mr Michael Fuller

michael.fuller@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Mathematics, Loughborough University
PGCE in Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University

I joined Kew House in the Spring of 2017 and became Head of Maths in my second year.

I studied as an undergraduate at Loughborough University, before completing a PGCE in Mathematics at Nottingham Trent University. I am currently in my seventh year of teaching.

I am extremely excited about joining a dynamic community of learning at Kew House School. My passion for Maths and Sport give me the opportunity to offer students my time and enthusiasm both inside and outside the classroom.


Teacher of Maths
Mrs Soraya Aslam

soraya.aslam@kewhouseschool.com

PGCE

I have over 20 years of experience up to Head of Department level and have experience as an Edexcel examiner. I have been a teacher trainer and a coordinator for gifted and talented students. This last area is one that I have a particular passion for; I believe that every student has individual educational needs and that an excellent school should offer extended support for its most able, as well as provide help for students who find aspects of the curriculum especially challenging.

I joined the Maths department at KHS in 2018 and I am very much looking forward to contributing to the future success of students, particularly at GCSE and Advanced level; I bring enthusiasm, and a passion for my subject and for supporting students as they grow, develop and become the global citizens of tomorrow.


Teacher of Maths
Mr Theo Chadwick-Dobson

theo.chadwick-dobson@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Maths and Finance, University of Exeter
PGCE, University of Exeter

I am excited to be joining Kew House School in what will be the start of my third year of teaching.

I studied at the University of Exeter to gain a BSc Maths and Finance and continued on at the university to complete a PGCE in secondary Mathematics. I then spent my first two years teaching at Ormiston Bushfield Academy in Peterborough, where I enjoyed getting involved in as many extra-curricular activities as possible. By the end of my first year, I had helped set up and run the first STEM fair for pupils of all ages to present an area or topic that they were interested in, and gave them the opportunity to present to industry leaders in our area.

Sport and Music are the two ways I usually spend my time outside of school. I have been playing the piano for roughly 15 years now, and am currently, quite poorly might I add, attempting to learn the violin. With regard to sports, I am an avid cricketer and footballer and hope to get involved with either of these two activities in the future with KHS. 


Teacher of Maths
Mr Paul Ekudo

paul.ekudo@kewhouseschool.com

MA in Education for Pedagogy, Professional Values and Practice
PGCE, St Mary's University, Twickenham

I began my teaching career in 2011 after completing my PGCE at St Mary’s University Twickenham. St Mary’s was where I also completed my Master’s in Education for Pedagogy, Professional Values and Practice during my third year of teaching.

I have now taught in a variety of schools and taken on an array of responsibilities along the way. I am now keen to explore the place of technology in schools and how it can be used to enhance and streamline the experience of students, parents and teaching staff.

As a teacher of maths, I am eager to show learners that they can approach and overcome abstract problems by taking steps to ground their learning in their own contexts and meaning instead of just memorising methods.


Teacher of Maths
Mr Sudeep Gokar

sudeep.gokar@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Mathematics, University of Cambridge
MPhil in Environmental Policy, University of Cambridge

I began teaching in 2008 in Islington. I then worked at the National Audit Office and qualified as an accountant, before returning to teach at an academy in Hounslow. In 2022, I joined Kew House. 

I strive to help students see Mathematics as more than a collection of methods. I love to make concepts visible and intuitive, with the help of technology, where appropriate. I’ve shared many interactive applets on my website which is now used by hundreds of schools across the country. 

My other interests include birdwatching, horticulture, and days at the cricket.


Teacher of Maths
Mr Peter Goodall

peter.goodall@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Surveying Science, University of Newcastle
MSc in Geographical Information Systems, Leicester University
PGCE, St Mary's College

I am delighted to be a teacher of Maths at KHS. I studied at the University of Newcastle to gain my BSc in Surveying Science before working in the oil industry for three years in Aberdeen as a Hydrographic Surveyor. At Leicester University I completed my MSc in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), I then joined Autodesk for six years specialising in the delivery of GIS systems to the major utilities.

In 2004 I gained my PGCE in Mathematics from St Mary’s College. I have taught at Heathland School in Hounslow for 10 years (a top 100 non-selective state-funded school).


Teacher of Further Maths
Mr Julian Hind

julian.hind@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons)

I have been teaching mathematics since 1975, firstly at Archbishop Tenison's Grammar School and then, until retiring in 2010, at Eltham College. In both schools, I was responsible for teaching further mathematics in the sixth form as well as mathematics throughout the lower school. I joined the Maths department at KHS in 2018.

Throughout my career, I have tried to make the subject accessible and enjoyable to pupils across all ability ranges. I have a strong belief that, if students are relaxed and comfortable in class, they find learning a lot easier and that is what I have always tried to achieve.

In my younger days I played a lot of football and cricket. I replaced them with chess and golf for a while before deciding life is too short for either. These days I get my exercise walking my dogs over the South Downs.


Teacher of Maths
Mr Hassan Mahfouz

hassan.mahfouz@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Queen Mary University of London
PCGE in Mathematics, University College London (Institute of Education)

I am delighted to be part of the team at Kew House where I have started in September 2022. I'm really excited to be part of the Maths team and look forward to contributing in the future success of all the students. I graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree at Queen Mary University of London and study for my Mathematics PGCE at the Institute of Education in UCL. 

Outside of school I spend a lot of my time getting involved in sport. I particularly enjoy football and hope to get involved in this at Kew House.


Teacher of Further Maths
Mr Safwan Maulavi

safwan.maulavi@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Mathematics, University of Oxford
MSc in Mathematics, University of Oxford
PGCE, University of Oxford

I am delighted to have joined Kew House in September 2019 as a Teacher of Further Mathematics.  I completed BSc in Mathematics, followed by an MSc and PGCE Mathematics from the University of Oxford.  My dissertation topics include Asymptotic solutions to Differential Equations for MSc and Fluid Dynamics for BSc. 

I have spent numerous years researching several fields of Mathematics in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London, a personal interest is the eighth-millennium problem posed by David Hilbert known as 'The Riemann Hypothesis'.

During my PGCE, I focused on the benefits of data-informed practice and pupil engagement. I now implement these ideas to ensure progress in my students.


Teacher of Maths
Ms Kirsty Prest

kirsty.prest@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Mathematics, University of Oxford
PGCE

I have a degree in Mathematics from Oxford University. I worked in investment banking (mergers and acquisitions) and some other financial jobs before having children and re-training as a Maths teacher. During my PGCE I worked at Rutlish School and Raynes Park High School in South West London. After qualification, I worked for two years at Paddington Academy in Maida Vale until a family move to Hong Kong necessitated a break. I'm delighted to be getting back into teaching again and working with the wonderful staff and pupils at Kew House. 


Teacher of Maths and Further Maths
Mrs Morwenna Treleven

morwenna.treleven@kewhouseschool.com

PGCE in Mathematics, University of Brighton
MA in Education, University of Brighton

I joined the Maths department at KHS in 2018 and have since become Key Stage 4 Co-ordinator and Head of Year 13. I am a teacher of GCSE Maths, Level 2 Further Maths, and Additional Maths FSMQ, as well as A Level Maths and A Level Further Maths. 

As a graduate of fashion, I have taken a rather unorthodox path into Maths teaching but I very much appreciate the importance of both artistic and academic achievement whilst at school and hope that my passion for both encourages students to enjoy all aspects of school life. 

My master's degree in Education was focussed on 'interleaving and spaced retrieval practice', which continues to be a key element of my teaching. Over the years I have mentored PGCE and ECT students, training and supporting Maths teachers of the future. 

Science

Head of Science
Mr Marcus King

marcus.king@kewhouseschool.com

MA (Cantab) in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
PGCE, University of Oxford
MRes in Education Research Methods, University College London

I joined Kew House in 2017 as Head of Physics and have run the Faculty of Sciences since 2018.

I have ten years experience teaching science in both the state and private sector. I completed my undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University before obtaining a PGCE from University of Oxford. I also have a Masters degree in Education Research Methods from University College London for which I studied the effect of scholarships on high ability students.

I firmly believe that science education should be practical and enquiry-led, with plenty of challenge and disciplinary thinking.

Outside the classroom I enjoy cycling, playing rugby, learning Spanish and making music, particularly singing.


Head of Biology
Mr Simon Whitehead

simon.whitehead@kewhouseschool.com

BSc (Hons) in Geology and Biology, University of Birmingham
PGCE, Worcester University

I joined Kew House in 2018 and am a teacher of science with a biology specialism.  I gained my degree in Geology and Biology from the University of Birmingham and a PGCE from Worcester University.

I have come from Bradfield College in Berkshire where I was a teacher of Biology and Lead teacher in Environmental systems and societies on the International Baccalaureate program for six years.  I began my career in the industry as a forensic foreign body analyst for a food research company.

Outside of school life, I train in and practice Wing Chun kung Fu, watch rugby and go to the cinema as well as travelling around the world to new countries that I have not visited.  

I enjoy working with the students at Kew House and seeing them flourish in their academic and pastoral careers.


Head of Physics
Ms Angela Celentano

angela.celentano@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Physics, King's College London
PGCE, King's College London

I joined Kew House in September 2020 as the Head of Physics, transferring directly from the same role at The London Oratory School.

I have enjoyed teaching Physics for the past 16 years and have a genuine passion for communicating my subject, hoping to inspire the next generation to pursue their interests in STEM. I gained my degree in Physics at King's College London, specialising in the Astrophysics modules during my final year. I then returned to King's College a handful of years later to train as a Physics Teacher and complete my PGCE.

I look forward to building on the success of the Kew House Physics Department, focusing on its innovative teaching of the Physical Sciences along with the school's unique stance on creativity. 

In my spare time I enjoy visiting art galleries; staying active with yoga, swimming and walking the dogs. 


Head of Chemistry
Ms Mel Cassini

mel.cassini@kewhouseschool.com

MSc in Biochemistry, University of Oxford
PGCE in Science Teaching (Chemistry specialism), University of Buckingham

After gaining my Master's in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, I entered the professional world as a recruitment manager for an international summer school. I soon realised I'd prefer to be in the classroom myself, combining my love of science with teaching and learning. I completed my PGCE with the University of Buckingham and have worked in the state sector in schools in Folkestone and South London. I am an enthusiastic teacher and incorporate practical work into my lessons wherever possible to encourage my students' analytical skills. An advocate of all things STEM, I'm excited to be part of the Kew House team and help spark a passion for science in the students here. 

Outside of school, I enjoy staying active by playing tennis, golf, rock climbing, and skiing. I love to bake and appreciate a good pub quiz with friends and family.


Teacher of Biology
Dr Rebekah Butler

rebekah.butler@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Biology, Royal Holloway, University of London
MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity, University of Exeter
PhD in Marine Conservation, The University of Hong Kong

I am a conservation biologist with a PhD in Marine Conservation from The University of Hong Kong. Prior to my PhD, I completed a MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity (University of Exeter) and a BSc in Biology (Royal Holloway, University of London).

During my academic studies, I was most fulfilled when teaching and this inspired me to complete a PGCE. After recently completing my PGCE at Middlesex University, I am excited to start my teaching career at Kew House School where I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for biology and the natural world with my students. 

I love travelling and am a keen SCUBA diver, holding a Master and Rescue diver qualification. When on dry land, I enjoy embracing London’s vibrant culture, attending live comedy, music, and theatre whenever I have the opportunity.


Teacher of Chemistry (Parental Leave Cover)
Ms Yasotha Duraisamy

yasotha.duraisamy@kewhouseschool.com


Teacher of Physics
Mr Richard Lees

richard.lees@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Physics, Nottingham University
PGCE, King's College London

Previously, I was Head of Physics at Thomas Telford School, where I taught for six years and became Head of Science at Kew House when the doors opened in 2013. I became Head of Sixth Form in 2016.  I am a physics specialist and completed my degree in physics at Nottingham University before doing a PGCE at King’s College London. I have enjoyed the experience of building a successful science department with practical investigation at its core and look forward to developing the Sixth Form as it grows.

As Head of Sixth Form, I enjoy working with our young adults, seeing them excel and preparing them for their journey beyond Year 13.

I am a keen sailor and hold Dinghy Instructor and Yachtmaster qualifications from the RYA. I have played rugby and cricket for local teams and am very interested in music and play the piano and guitar.


Teacher of Biology
Ms Philippa Lewis

philippa.lewis@kewhouseschool.com

BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences, Newcastle University
PGCE, Canterbury Christ Church University

I am a teacher of science with biology specialism but have taught all 3 disciplines up to GCSE over the six years of my teaching career. After completing the Teach First Leadership Development Programme in 2016, I stayed on at my training school in Slough as both KS3 Science and Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator. I moved to Paddington Academy in 2019 where I also led the KS3 team. 

My degree is in Biomedical Science from Newcastle University and I have previously worked as a healthcare assistant in both the nursing home and hospital setting - which I returned to alongside online teaching during the pandemic. I enjoy learning and teaching about the complex processes that go on inside our bodies and relating that to what we experience every day. 

Outside of school I enjoy cycling and playing recreational team sports. As it happens, I am a season ticket holder at Brentford Football Club! I also belong to a book club and love hosting as it gives me the opportunity to cook for others. 


Teacher of Physics
Mr Jon Norrey

jonathon.norrey@kewhouseschool.com

BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Salford
MA in Journalism, University of Salford
PGCE, University of Cambridge
MEd in Education, University of Cambridge

I have been working as a Physics teacher since 2015 and have previously taught at Guildford High School and The West London Free School, where I was also Head of Physics. 

I chose to be a Physics teacher due to my love of the practical nature of the subject and my ability to communicate this to enthusiastic children! I am hoping to inspire many young people into pursuing careers in Physics and Engineering, particularly those that will affect positive changes in the world. 

When I am not teaching, I enjoy playing sports such as football, tennis, and golf. I also play the guitar, bass, and drums! 


Teacher of Chemistry
Ms Neha Shah

neha.shah@kewhouseschool.com

BEd, University of Toronto

I recently joined Kew House, having recently moved from Canada to the UK. I have taught Chemistry, Biology and General Science for the past five years in the Canadian public school system, including two years as the Assistant Head of Science. Prior to this, I obtained my Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto.

I am deeply passionate about the teaching profession and am excited to instil my enthusiasm for Chemistry in my students. As a lifelong learner, I am always looking for new, innovative teaching strategies to incorporate into my lesson to maximise the level of understanding of my students and encourage them to be independent critical thinkers.

In my spare time, I love travelling and exploring the amazing culture, architecture and scenery that Europe has to offer. 


Teacher of Chemistry
Ms Sophia Turner

sophia.turner@kewhouseschool.com

PGCE

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Science Technician
Ms Shalini Biral

shalini.biral@kewhouseschool.com

MSc in Microbiology, University of Delhi

I joined Kew House in 2014 and am a Science Technician with a microbiology specialism. I gained my Masters degree in Microbiology from the University of Delhi and have published my research papers in journals overseas. 

In my early career I worked as a clinical trial associate, researching and trialling new drugs on volunteers, helping companies like AstraZeneca and Pfizer to bring their drugs into the market. 

I love science because it is so different from everything else! In science, I can ask questions and, through conducting exciting practical experiments, have them answered. I enjoy encouraging pupils to explore their world and learn about all the interesting things going on around them. I am a hands-on teacher and love doing lots of experiments in my Science Club. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, practising yoga, cooking, watching films, and listening to music. 


Science Technician
Mr Jhonatan de Oliveira

jhonatan.deoliveira@kewhouseschool.com

MSc in Pharmaceutical Science, Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela

I joined Kew House School in 2019 as a Science Technician, I have a master's degree in Pharmaceutical Science specialised in Pharmacology which I completed at the Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela. 

I have more than ten years of experience working in laboratories from the Pharmaceutical industry to Education. I enjoy the challenges and the constant learning of working in Education, and believe that every person who works in Education is contributing to creating a better future. 

Outside school I enjoy creating music with different musical instruments, travelling and experiencing different cultures, and reading poetry and medieval history. 

Humanities

Head of Humanities & Teacher of History
Mr Martyn Hale

martyn.hale@kewhouseschool.com

I have been Head of Humanities since joining Kew House in 2014. It has been exciting to oversee a department and be instrumental in its growth. The department includes a team of dedicated, subject in history, geography, politics, economics and business studies. After eight years of teaching at Thomas Telford School, a top-performing state school, I know what it takes to lead a successful department. The department offers an engaging and enriching curriculum which is supported by a range of visits locally, nationally and internationally. In recent years, we have successfully run visits to museums, the Lake District, First and Second World War battlefields, Iceland and Berlin and Krakow. The department also runs an annual visit to the battlefields for Parents and Friends of the School.

At Kew House, we believe that every student is an important individual and we strive to ensure that every student is able to achieve success. It is vital that parents and the school work together to support student learning as we value frequent links with parents. I hope you will feel that you can contact your child's personal tutor or myself as Head of Year 7 if you have any queries regarding your child's education and welfare.


Head of History
Ms Rachael Holley

rachael.holley@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Art History, Leicester University
MA in Museum Studies, University College London
PGCE in History, Oxford University
MA in World History, Birkbeck University
MBA in Education Leadership, University College London

In 2001 I graduated from Leicester University with a BA (Hons) in Art History and in 2003 I completed an MA in Museum Studies from University College London (UCL). These qualifications enabled me to work in the museum sector for several years, with my last post before teaching at The Wallace Collection, London. In 2007 I gained my PGCE from Oxford University and I have been a teacher ever since. Early on in my teaching career I taught aboard and upon my return I completed an MA in World History from Birkbeck University in 2012.

Before joining KHS, I was Head of History and gifted and talented coordinator for ten years at a small independent school in Kent and I have recently completed an MBA in Education Leadership at UCL. As you can see from my studies, I have spent many years studying history in one form or another, specialising in British migration and American civil rights, having completed dissertations in both these topics.

Although my studies have taken up most of my spare time over the last few years I do also enjoy going to the gym, visiting museums and art galleries, and travelling.


Head of Geography
Ms Joanna Lawrence

joanna.lawrence@kewhouseschool.com

I completed my BSc in Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol, before working in finance events research. After training for my PGCE at St Mary's University, I worked at Gunnersbury Catholic School.

I look forward to contributing to the dynamic, exciting subject of geography at Kew House School. I am passionate about research and fieldwork and was fortunate to spend a year volunteering at Kew Gardens Herbarium. I have an interest in global travel and outdoor activities and look forward to being involved in school excursions. 


Teacher of Geography
Ms Liz Atwell

liz.atwell@kewhouseschool.com

I joined Kew House School from The Heathland School, where I taught for 16 years and spent the last six years as an Assistant Headteacher. At Kew House, as Deputy Head with responsibility for Key Stage 3, I aim to continue the innovative work that has already started at Key Stage 3, so that all the students thoroughly enjoy their learning experience at Kew House.

I have a degree in Geography from Liverpool University and trained for my PGCE at Cambridge University. As a geographer, I enjoy travelling and recent trips have included hiking in Nepal and Patagonia. Although I love the big outdoors, I also enjoy city living and before training as a teacher, I spent three years working for an international law firm in Hong Kong. I try to use my own experiences of visits to other parts of the world to bring geography alive in the classroom.


Teacher of History
Mr James Cook

james.cook@kewhouseschool.com

I studied History at the University of Roehampton where I graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree before going on to study my PGCE at the University of East Anglia. I am also currently studying for a Masters Degree in Educational Practice and Research with Modern British History.

I joined KHS in 2018. I am very much looking forward to the challenges and opportunities of educating young people, as to me, the most enjoyable aspect of teaching is building relationships and establishing a sense of mutual respect. This extends beyond the classroom to extra-curricular activities within the school. I am a keen rugby and cricket player and I hope to become involved in these sports to the benefit of the pupils.


Teacher of History
Mr Rory Eves

rory.eves@kewhouseschool.com

BA in Ancient History, University of Reading
PGCE in History, University College London (Institute of Education)

Having completed my education at Reigate Grammar School and Ancient History degree at University of Reading, I spent 5 years working in a mixture of roles but mainly focused around supply chain in the pharmaceutical industry.

I changed my career to teaching to share my passion for the subject and wanting to have an impact on future generations. I completed my PGCE at UCL (IoE) and continued for 3 years at Prendergast Vale School in Lewisham. At PVS, I had the chance to shape the curriculum very early on and progressed to Head of Year by my third year. My specialist topics are ancient Greeks, Anglo-Saxons, cold war and diverse histories.

Outside of teaching, I am a passionate rugby player and have recently completed my Level 2 rugby coaching award. I also have interests in American football, music, and tabletop RPGs.


Teacher of Geography
Mr James Lowe

james.lowe@kewhouseschool.com

I am Deputy Head and a teacher of Geography at Kew House School. Previous to this post I was Head of Upper School at Kew Green Preparatory School for five years. I am secondary trained and have a degree in Geography and a master's degree in Information Technology. In addition to my curriculum contribution in humanities and computing, I hold responsibility for the pastoral care of the students and the timetable.

I enjoy a range of activities and hobbies which include sailing, cross country running, squash, photography and astronomy. My interests include learning Spanish and walking in Spain, Dorset and Cumbria. I am also learning the piano and play the trumpet.


Teacher of Geography
Mr Alex McCafferty

alexander.mccafferty@kewhouseschool.com

I have been teaching in London since 2014 after completing my studies at the University of Nottingham and Institute of Education.  I am passionate about geography and like to engage students in a variety of ways inside and outside the classroom.

I am also heavily involved in sports education and have been coaching rugby at youth level since 2012, first at Bromley RFC and also with my previous school.  I look forward to continuing coaching at Kew House School. 


Teacher of Politics & History
Dr Matthew Phelps

matthew.phelps@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Political Science, UC Berkeley
MPhil in History, University of Cambridge
DPhil in History, University of Oxford
PGCE in Secondary Education, University College London

I am passionate about enabling each of my students at Kew House School to develop individuality of thought, confidence, and creativity through the study of Government and Politics and History.

I have four years of experience teaching Government and Politics, recently at St James' Catholic High School in Colindale.  Before that, I worked in local government for ten years.

I hold a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley, an MPhil in History from Cambridge University, a DPhil in History from Oxford University, and a PGCE in secondary education from the Institute of Education.


Teacher of Geography
Ms Katherine Rice

kate.rice@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Geography & Politics, University of Sheffield (2010)
MSc in Political Science, University of Leiden, Netherlands (2011)
PGCE in Geography, University of Bristol (2013)

I studied Geography and Politics at the University of Sheffield before Master's degree in Political Science at Leiden University in the Netherlands where I specialised in development. I then spent some time working in law and politics before completing my PGCE course at the University of Bristol. 

I have worked both in London and at British International schools during my teaching career so far. I am keen to make a positive contribution to the Geography department at Kew House School, I am always keen to incorporate technology and fieldwork into lessons where possible. 

In my free time I enjoy running, hiking and I am becoming an increasingly competent potter. I have always been a keen traveller and I see myself as a lifelong learner so I am always interested in reading and attending talks or conferences on a range of issues when I get the opportunity to do so. 


Teacher of Geography
Mr Kris Spencer

kris.spencer@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Geography, University of Hull
PGCE in Geography, University of Hull
MA in Geography, University of Cincinnati

Throughout my career, I have retained my belief in the importance of Geography. I have had great joy in teaching it in a variety of schools and levels. I have occupied many of the key roles that a school has to offer – Housemaster, Head of Department, and Deputy Head, and Head. I have written Geography textbooks. I spent three years at Jesus College, Oxford, undertaking postgraduate research. I am an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Now I write poetry. My first book of poetry, Life Drawing, will be published in Spring 2023. I am married with two children. They are my focus and interest outside of my professional life.

Modern Foreign Languages & Classics

Head of Modern Foreign Languages
Ms Perrine Vessayre

perrine.vessayre@kewhouseschool.com

PGCE

I joined Kew House School as Head of Languages in September 2015, having previously taught French and Spanish for eight years in a variety of secondary schools where I worked as Second in Charge of Languages and Deputy Head of Year.

I am a French native speaker and lived in France until my graduation from university. In 2006, I moved to England to complete my teacher training.

I very much enjoy leading a team of Language teachers who, like me, are passionate about foreign languages. I am fully committed to continue raising the profile of MFL at KHS and strive to open our students’ minds about the importance and the benefits of speaking another language.

Further to these responsibilities, I was also appointed Head of Year 9 in September 2018. I thoroughly enjoy my role as a Pastoral Leader and remain fully dedicated to our students’ well-being and to supporting them through their first year of GCSE options.


Teacher of Latin
Dr Stuart Curtis

stuart.curtis@kewhouseschool.com

MA (Hons) in Latin, University of Glasgow
PhD in Latin, University of Glasgow
PGCE, Strathclyde University

I studied in Scotland for 9 years, receiving my MA & PhD in Latin from the University of Glasgow, and my PGCE from Strathclyde University. I then taught Latin (& some Mathematics) at an IB & Round Square school in Bermuda for 18 years, while also acting as Examinations Officer.

I believe that the inherent variety in Latin education means that every student should find aspects that interest them, whether it is in the language itself, mythology, literature, or the history of Ancient Rome. I hope that my enthusiasm for the subject, sense of humour, and ability to connect students' learning to aspects of modern languages, society and culture will inspire a new generation of classicists.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, particularly comics and graphic novels, and I regularly attend conventions devoted to them. I am also a frequent quiz attendee and occasional quizmaster.


Teacher of Spanish & Assistant Head of Modern Foreign Languages Department
Ms Mayrin Hernandez

mayrin.hernandez@kewhouseschool.com

BA in Modern Foreign Languages and Translation, Venezuela
PGCE, John Moores University

I studied Modern Foreign Languages and translation in Caracas, Venezuela. I came to the UK in 2009 as part of an exchange programme with the British Council and after a couple of years, I decided to train as a teacher at Liverpool’s John Moores University, where I obtained my PGCE.

I joined KHS in 2018 and I was thrilled to join at such an exciting time of growth and development. I have a lot of enthusiasm, creativity, passion, drive and commitment to give to the school community and the students. My interest in languages is continually growing.

In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and have done so extensively around Europe, Asia, North and Latin America. I constantly use these experiences to inspire students and make them aware of the importance of learning a Foreign Language and its cultural value. 


Teacher of French & German
Ms Sarah King

sarah.king@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons), Leeds University
Combined PGCE and MA FLE, Nottingham University and Universite Nancy II

I obtained my degree from Leeds University and completed a combined PGCE/Master FLE at Nottingham University and Universite Nancy II. During my career, I have worked in three secondary schools, a primary school and as a Link Tutor on the MFL PGCE course at St Mary's University.

In the classroom, I aim to foster an enjoyment and appreciation of language learning and to develop an awareness of the opportunities which speaking another language can offer.


Teacher of French & Spanish
Ms Anna Le Milinaire

anna.lemilinaire@kewhouseschool.com

MA in European Literature, Cultures and Languages in France and Ireland
PGCE in MFL

After a Masters in European Literature, Cultures and Languages in France and Ireland, I worked at Swansea University as a French Lectrice in 2006 and I obtained a PGCE in MFL in 2008.

I have always been passionate about travelling, learning languages and discovering foreign cultures. I have had the good fortune to travel and live in various countries and I recently arrived in London after 10 years in Chile.

In the classroom, I aim to foster a caring and positive learning environment where making mistakes is considered a necessary part of the learning process.

Outside of school, I enjoy music, movies, reading, pilates, yoga and outdoor activities. I enjoy nautical sports in general and I have also been a keen scuba diver since I was a teenager. 


Teacher of Spanish & French
Mrs Ellie Marden

ellie.marden@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in French and Fine Art, University of Exeter
PGCE, Goldsmith's College, London

I joined Kew House School in 2013 when it first opened. I studied French and Fine Art at the University of Exeter and, since completing my PGCE at Goldsmith’s College, London, have taught in a variety of London schools. Before taking a short break to raise my family I taught Spanish and French at The John Lyon School in Harrow.

I am a keen sportswoman and practise swimming and Pilates in my spare time. Music is another passion of mine: I sing in The Questor’s Choir in Ealing and sing and the parent & staff choir at Kew House as well as using music in the languages classroom. Throughout my time at the school, I have immensely enjoyed building the department’s online curriculum on Frog. I have also organised three exciting residential trips to Spain and France.


Teacher of French & Spanish
Ms Victoria Navarro

victoria.navarro@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Classics, University of Oxford
PGCE, St Mary's University

Having studied Classics at Oxford University, my passion for languages (both ancient and modern) led me to Spain, where I undertook post-graduate studies in Spanish, French and Italian at the University of Granada's Faculty of Translation and Interpreting. After 10 years working as an adult education language teacher in both Spain and the UK, I made the extremely rewarding move to secondary school teaching, taking my PGCE at St Mary's University.

I am delighted to be joining Kew House School in 2020 and look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for languages with my students through the music, literature and different cultural traditions of the Spanish and French speaking worlds. Travel is my other great passion and I aim to bring my experiences into the classroom to promote the value of speaking a foreign language and of learning about other cultures.


Teacher of MFL
Mrs Maria Pena Jimenez

maria.pj@kewhouseschool.com

PGCE

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Music

Director of Music
Mr Rupert Gardner

rupert.gardner@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Music, Leeds College of Music and Middlesex
PGCE

I have a varied musical background involving writing, performing and directing music in a wide range of styles. I work with an eclectic mix of establishments such as music-theatre companies, operatic societies, big-bands and function bands in addition to arranging music for school-based performances.

Having studied at both the Leeds College of Music and Middlesex University, I trained as a teacher in Oxford in 1999. I have since worked as a music director and faculty manager in both state-funded and independent secondary schools.  I specialise in diversity in music education having directed performances of all styles in venues as diverse as Strasbourg Cathedral, Disneyland, Westminster Hall, and St Mark’s Basilica, Venice. 

 My ethos in running music departments is based on expanding the experiences and musical horizons of all the pupils; encouraging diversity, enjoyment and the constant striving for professional standards in my students.

 When not engaged in musical activities, I can usually be found in, on, or under a motor vehicle.  I spend most of my resources renovating classic cars, currently a Triumph GT6 and a BMW 2002.


Teacher of Music
Ms Zoe Green

zoe.green@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Music, University of Birmingham
PGCE, University College London

My taste in music is wide and eclectic, but the classical guitar is my first love which I had the opportunity to begin tutoring when I was 17 years old. Music degree studies at the University of Birmingham introduced me to the theorbo where I enjoyed majoring as a basso continuo player with specialism in early Italian opera.

Following graduation I was fortunate to uphold teaching placements with the British Council in Italy and India before commencing my PGCE at the UCL Institute of Education. I have taught in the state sector for four and a half years and am now excited to join Kew House where I would like to share and pursue my interests in Baroque and Classical music. My masters research is in the final stages, due to be completed in summer 2021, through which I am exploring composition pedagogy with a specific interest in songwriting and informal learning.

Outside of school I can be found running around after our adorable and active 1 year old son. He enjoys exploring sounds on the piano and feeding ducks.


Teacher of Music and Drama
Ms Muireann Ni Mhathuna

muireann.mhathuna@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Music Education, Trinity College, Dublin

I am a multi-instrumentalist with a focus on classical flute and voice. During my final year of university, I specialised in composition and it has become something I am very passionate about. Before moving to the UK, I was a member of the National Youth Chamber Choir Ireland and a Choral Scholar in Christchurch Cathedral Dublin.

I am excited to join Kew House and become a part of both the vibrant music and drama departments. I have taught in several different education environments in the UK and Ireland.

Outside of school I am a huge fan of musicals and a keen baker. 


Music Assistant
Mr William Barnes-McCallum

musiclessons@kewhouseschool.com

I am a dedicated musical performer as a trombonist and singer, having worked in a wide variety of musical styles including orchestral, choral, and jazz. I also have a broad range of educational experience, from one-to-one instrumental teaching, being a learning support assistant in SEN schools, to full classroom teaching in the private school system. 

Since completing degrees at both the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Music in London, I have been freelancing as a multi-faceted musician while expanding my professional experience in education. Opportunities as a conductor at the RCM and with the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra have helped me pursue my interest in arranging music for specialist instrumental groups, particularly in the jazz style.

Outside of my musical pursuits, I can quite often be found in an art gallery or watching the latest arthouse film releases.

Drama

Head of Drama
Ms Jillian Mannion

jillian.mannion@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Drama and English, Queen's University, Belfast
PGCE, Queen's University, Belfast

I previously taught at Old Palace of John Whitgift School for seven years, initially teaching English and then becoming Head of Drama as the subject grew in popularity. Before coming to London, I studied Drama and English, receiving my BA and PGCE from Queen’s University, Belfast. I recently completed my MA at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Developing the Drama department at KHS, both as an academic subject and through extra-curricular festivals and competitions, large-scale productions and many theatre trips is very rewarding. We have wealth of talented actors and musicians I am hoping to showcase as the drama facilities evolve. I have directed a wide range of productions over the years, everything from Aristophanes’ The Frogs to The Sound of Music, and I have lots of exciting ideas for shows at Kew House. 

I am currently studying for a diploma in Dramatherapy at Roehampton University as part of my pastoral work with Years 9-11. Students in these years can come to me for support and I will monitor their progress both academically and emotionally. I have an overview of the public examinations, ensuring the process runs smoothly and that all students have the best possible environment in which to sit their important qualifications.

I love going to the theatre, but I also enjoy watching contemporary dance and music events, as well as discovering the fantastic museums and galleries London has to offer.


Teacher of Music & Drama
Ms Muireann Ni Mhathuna

muireann.mhathuna@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Music Education, Trinity College, Dublin

I studied in Trinity College Dublin and received a BA Hons degree in Music Education. I am a multi-instrumentalist with a focus on classical flute and voice. During my final year of university, I specialised in composition and it has become something I am very passionate about. Before moving to the UK, I was a member of the National Youth Chamber Choir Ireland and a Choral Scholar in Christchurch Cathedral Dublin.

I am excited to join Kew House and become a part of both the vibrant music and drama departments. I have taught in several different education environments in the UK and Ireland.

Outside of school I am a huge fan of musicals and a keen baker.


Teacher of Drama
Ms Hannah Vincent

hannah.vincent@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Acting, University of Northampton
PGCE, University College, London

I studied at the University of Northampton’s School of the Arts, achieving a 1st Class BA (Hons) Acting degree. I then undertook roles as a performer within the Entertainment industry, touring and performing around the UK. Most recently I worked with a global entertainment brand in a management role before beginning my teaching career. My PGCE in Drama is from the Institute of Education (UCL) with QTS from Sutton SCITT.

I am passionate about Drama in education and in my spare time I love going to the theatre to see exciting new work, as well as classical theatre and Shakespeare. I also enjoy running, yoga, cooking and watching period dramas.

Art

Head of Art
Ms Mia Hodgson

mia.hodgson@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art and Design UAL
PGCE, University College London

I am very excited to join the Kew House community as Head of Art. A specialism in the photographic event underpins my own visual practice. Multidisciplinary in nature, my work intersperses photography with painting, print with sculpture. I have a BA Hons in Fine Art from Chelsea School of Art and Design UAL and have studied Photography, Painting and Jewellery Design at Wimbledon School of Art and Design. I completed my PGCE with the Institute of Education UCL. I have taught in various comprehensive and selective London schools and headed up a growing and successful Photography department for 5 years. I have also led on the coordination of support for disadvantaged students for 3 years. Passionate about the Arts beyond mainstream education, I have taught several freelance photographic, painting and life drawing workshops across London, both commercially and privately. 

Before focussing my career on teaching, I worked for one of London’s largest art retailers as a product buyer and was an assistant to a highly respected commercial photographer in Fulham. I was part of an artist collective which exhibited site-specific installations in London, Scotland, and China. 

Outside of teaching, I spend my time doing yoga, upcycling furniture, experimenting with cooking, and getting outside as much as I can. I’ve recently learnt how to knit and crochet, but I have yet to master the art of baking.


Teacher of Art
Mr Simon Hook

simon.hook@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture, Bretton Hall
PGCE, University of the West of England

I specialise in Fine Art Sculpture having completed a BA Hons degree in the same discipline at Bretton Hall, home of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I undertook my PGCE at the University of the West of England and have been fortunate to work in some outstanding art specialist schools in the state sector. Working alongside some exceptional practitioners in ceramics, dark room photography and print making, and teach a range of creative disciplines.

Prior to becoming a teacher, I taught carpentry in Connecticut, USA, evening classes in life drawing and bicycle mechanics to disaffected students in Bristol. For the last 10 years, my passion has been drawing and I have exhibited in several local galleries in West London.

Outside of teaching, I enjoy playing football and basketball, going to the cinema and cooking for the family.


Teacher of Art
Ms Lauren Tolley

lauren.tolley@kewhouseschool.com

PGCE in Art and Design, University of Cambridge

Having recently completed my PGCE in Art and Design at the University of Cambridge, I am really excited to begin my career as a teacher at Kew House School.

I completed my undergraduate in Fine Art Mixed Media at the University of Westminster, where I worked in both traditional and contemporary media. I also spent five months studying Fine Art at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia as part of my course.

My hobbies include drawing, music and baking. I also rowed as part of my college at Cambridge and I hope to use some of this experience at Kew House.


Art Technician
Ms Naomi Diamond

naomi.diamond@kewhouseschool.com

I originally specialised in illustration and promotional graphics. I have worked as a graphic designer for design groups and as a Magazine Art Editor for many publishing companies over the years. 


Art Technician
Mr Patrick Kinsella

patrick.kinsella@kewhouseschool.com

Design and Technology

Head of Design and Technology
Ms Tracy Hall

tracy.hall@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons), University of the West of England
MA in Production Design, Royal College of Art
PGCE in Design and Technology (Secondary), University of Roehampton

Prior to joining Kew, I have been a teacher in two state secondary schools and a sixth form college. I also have over twenty years' industry experience working as a commercial Interior Designer, Head of Design for Reebok UK, Senior Designer for ITV and the Director of my own design company. 

I am passionate about design and continually seek innovative ways to encourage young people to become excited about design too. I am pleased to announce that from September 2020, KHS students will have access to the industry standard CAD software called Solidworks. This software will provide the students with an opportunity to create professional 3D models of their design ideas.

Aside from learning new software, creating animated films, developing UX and UI website designed, I enjoy the outdoors, gardening and re-designing my home. 


Teacher of Design and Technology
Mr Simon Hartop

simon.hartop@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Art and Music, Brunel University

Upon leaving school, I worked for various graphics companies, creating signage, logos and lettering for exhibitions at locations such as the NEC, Olympia and Earls Court. I later moved on to complete a BA with honours in Art and Music at Brunel University and subsequently completed a Graduate Teacher Programme in Design and Technology, also at Brunel.

Outside of education I edit a bi-annual magazine for an international angling publication, and I have been published in several books on angling myself. Since graduating, I have also remained musically active and I am a signed artist and endorsee for Paiste Cymbals of Switzerland. 


Design and Technology Technician
Mr Richard Collins

richard.collins@kewhouseschool.com


Design and Technology Technician
Ms Manjeet Virdee

manjeet.virdee@kewhouseschool.com

Computing

Head of Computing
Mr Andy Jones

andy.jones@kewhouseschool.com

BA in History, University of Cambridge
PGCE in Computing with ICT, University College London (Institute of Education)

I read History at the University of Cambridge and then worked in programming and public sector strategy. I studied at the Institute of Education and have worked in three schools, most recently a state school as Head of Department in Computing. 

I'm passionate about encouraging interest and creativity at all levels and Computing's links with the wider curriculum and learning. I'm experienced at teaching towards a wide range of interests with as much of the pupils' own ideas and creativity as possible.

Outside teaching I enjoy reading, classical music, walking and cooking.


Teacher of Computing
Ms Jusvinder Kaur

jusvinder.kaur@kewhouseschool.com

BSc (Hons) in Information Technology, Middlesex University
PGCE with QTS in Computing, UCL Institute of Education

My professional journey began with Special Educational Needs in mainstream secondary and primary education. I have gained a holistic insight into the learning and development of young people and catering to their academic, social, and emotional needs.

I graduated with a degree in Information Technology, where I created a robot called ‘Specie’ followed by my thesis: ‘Robot and virtual assistant for real-world navigation and communication’ - published in an academic research paper. 

I gained my PGCE with QTS at UCL, Institute of Education. I have taught Computer Science across KS3 and KS4 including, Post-16 T-Levels in Digital Production, Design and Development.

My passion as a Computing teacher lies in inspiring young people to unleash raw ideas, bring their imagination to life, and simply have fun in the classroom and beyond with our ever-evolving world of technology!

Well-being plays a crucial part in my day-to-day. Outside teaching, I enjoy various forms of exercise and mindfulness with meditation.

Business & Economics

Head of Business & Economics
Mr Jean-Charles Lafaury

jean-charles.lafaury@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Business and Spanish

Before joining Kew House, I worked as Head of Economics & Business and Head of Year in a large successful Surrey school. I enjoy preparing young people for life after school, and I have used the experience gained from my previous career in marketing and PR to help students become passionate about my subjects. I also enjoy organising exciting school trips to New York, the Lawn Tennis Association in Wimbledon, or the Bank of England in order to make learning even more relevant.

I graduated with a degree in Business and Spanish and have lived in London for over 25 years since leaving my hometown of Paris. I am a regular contributor to Business Review magazine, with articles published on varied topics such as the stock market, marketing, and entrepreneurship.  

I have competed in triathlons for over 20 years, and I am keen tennis player.


Teacher of Business & Economics
Mr Moses Forson

moses.forson@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Social Science Education, University of Cape Coast

My teaching career has spanned over a decade and before joining Kew House School I had the privilege of working in two large grammar schools in Kent and a few schools in London. I have a Bachelor's degree in Social Science Education from the University of Cape Coast and a postgraduate diploma from Canterbury Christ Church University. 

I am a dedicated, resourceful, and goal-driven educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every child. I enjoy encouraging pupils to explore creative expressions which are related to their social skills and learning styles. 

Outside of work, I spend most of my summer holidays in West Africa visiting a few underprivileged schools and helping to teach and share ideas with some of the teachers. 


Teacher of Business & Economics
Ms Una Pickles

una.pickles@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons), Cardiff University

I am very much looking forward to joining Kew House School as it affords and inspirational, innovative and supportive environment in which every student is given the opportunity to achieve their potential.

I have had the privilege of working for the last 11 years at Woldingham School as a Teacher of Business and Economics and Golf Co-ordinator. Previous to this, I have taught at both state schools and further education colleges. These experiences have helped me amass a range of innovative and effective teaching methods ensuring that I can extract the very best from my students.

After studying at Cardiff University, I initially trained with Price Waterhouse as an Accountant and then moved into the education sector, but have endeavoured to maintain links with businesses through company visits/trips and conferences throughout my teaching career.

I have a wide variety of interested outside of teaching. I thoroughly enjoy Kayaking and am a member of Richmond Canoe Club which I represent on a regular basis in competitions. 


Teacher of Business & Economics
Mrs Victoria Wilsher

victoria.wilsher@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in International Business with German, University of Birmingham
PGCE, University of Warwick
MSc in Psychology, University of Liverpool

Before joining Kew House school in 2018, I worked as an A-level teacher and Under Housemistress at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire for three years, where I thoroughly enjoyed supporting the students both academically and in their personal development. Previously to Stowe, I taught at two other schools in London and West Sussex.

After completing my BSc. in International Business with German at the University of Birmingham, I worked for a short time at a financial media company in the City of London, before pursuing my PGCE course at The University of Warwick. To further enhance my understanding of how students learn and develop, I am currently working towards an MSc in Psychology with The University of Liverpool.

Outside of teaching, I love to travel and have a passion for public speaking and amateur dramatics.

Psychology

Teacher of Psychology
Ms Fozia Niazi

fozia.niazi@kewhouseschool.com

BA (Hons) in Psychology and English Literature
MSc in Applied Psychology (Occupational)
MA in Educational Leadership
PGCE

Before joining Kew House, I have worked in private education as well in inner-city London schools. I have undertaken several positions including Director of Studies, Assistant Head Teacher and Head of Department of Psychology. I have contributed to and developed thriving psychology departments. It’s great to bring psychology alive through current literature and real-world applications. I am also keen to support students through pastoral care, helping them with their University applications and exam preparations. 

In my private time I enjoy reading, writing and travelling, and recent trips have included South America, South East Asia.


Teacher of Psychology & English
Ms Rosie Singleton

rosie.singleton@kewhouseschool.com

BA in English and Psychology, Winchester University
PGCE

I joined Kew House in 2018 due to its unique and inspirational ethos. I have continuously worked with young people since graduating from Winchester University with a BA in English and Psychology. This led me to become a teaching assistant at a challenging school in London, where I learnt and became passionate about the vast amount of learning differences and behavioural needs present in society. Following this, I gained my PGCE and became a teacher of English and Psychology and a Head of House.

Since joining Kew House School, I have seen the school develop and watched the students overcome the challenges of adolescence to become wonderful, well-rounded adults. This year, I have taken on the role of Head of Year 11 and thoroughly enjoy spending my time working with the students who started at the school at the same time as me.

In my spare time, I continue to devour any book or film that I can squeeze in between time spent with my wonderful family.

Food Science and Nutrition

Head of Food Science and Nutrition
Ms Helen Earle

helen.earle@kewhouseschool.com

Hospitality and Catering Management, Oxford Brookes University
PGCE, University of East London

I have taught in a variety of London schools.

I am extremely passionate about all things related to food, cooking and travel. I look forward to sharing this creative but important life skill with students through engaging lessons, extra-curricular clubs and visits. 


Teacher of Food Science and Nutrition
Ms Janine Morgan

janine.morgan@kewhouseschool.com

BEd in Design and Technology, Bath University

I joined Kew House School as Head of Food Science and Nutrition when the school first opened in 2013, I have since become Deputy Safeguarding Lead. My role involves several elements, including overseeing pupil wellbeing, liaising with heads of year, initiating training for staff, and teaching our Individuals in Society curriculum. I work closely with Liz Atwell to monitor the wellbeing of our pupils, as well as liaising with relevant agencies outside school.

I continue to teach the GCSE and sixth form courses in the Food department, and I regard cooking as a life skill. As well as theory work, students participate in a wide range of practical tasks and benefit from three-hour lessons. To date, Kew House students have enjoyed visits to the French Christmas markets, Sorrento, Harrods Food Hall, and Borough Market.

As well as cooking, I enjoy trips to the cinema, watching rugby and walking. 


Teacher of Food Science and Nutrition
Dr Sara Scotto di Luzio

sara.scotto@kewhouseschool.com

PGCE, Roehampton University

I am delighted to be joining Kew House in September 2021 and am very much looking forward to it. I initially graduated in Nutrition and Dietetics in Naples, Italy, and then worked as a dietician before attaining my PGCE at Roehampton University.

I strongly believe that eating healthily is fundamental for wellbeing and I strive to pass this conviction to my students. I have a genuine passion for cooking (not just Italian!) and I regard it as an essential life skill.

Outside of school, my interests include classical ballet (I studied it for 16 years), running, and reading.


Food Science Technician
Ms Helen Mummery

helen.mummery@kewhouseschool.com

I look forward to joining Kew House School in September 2021, as a Food Science Technician. I will support the students by helping them to enhance their knowledge in cooking, nutrition, and food hygiene.

As a parent, I have been an active member of the Parents’ Association, volunteering to help with fundraising bake sales, international food festivals, field trips, and a “garden to plate” project.

I am a keen gardener and enjoy growing my own flowers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs, then baking and cooking with what I have grown and creating floral art arrangements.


Food Science Technician
Ms Bernie O’Mara

bernie.omara@kewhouseschool.com

I joined Kew House School back in 2014 and I love supporting the students in Food Science and Nutrition. I have always been passionate about food, which led me to pursue a career in the catering industry, training as a chef. For many years I worked as a chef in several hotels and restaurants and then, after becoming a chef manager, I decided to take some time off to raise a family. Prior to joining Kew House, I worked in a state school supporting the Food Department. In this time, I entered students and won the 'Young Chef of the Year' competition twice. 

Outside of the Food Room, I am a keen walker and have completed the Shine London Marathon several times. I also regularly play badminton and visit the theatre. 

Physical Education & Games

Director of Sport
Mr Ryan Gregory

ryan.gregory@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Sports Science, St Mary's University College

Having qualified as a teacher in the summer of 2010 I have worked in a number of different roles at The Windsor Boys' School. Most recently I have been tasked with improving the quality and breadth of the school’s extracurricular sport within my role as Director of Sport.

Having studied Sports Science at St Mary's University College between 2004 and 2008 I completed my GTP through the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead whilst working at The Windsor Boys' School. During my time at university, I represented England Universities in Rugby Union and alongside my teaching career, I have spent time playing semi-professional rugby with Ealing Trailfinders. More recently I have been player coaching at Chobham Rugby Club. I have a genuine passion for all sports and during my time at TWBS have enjoyed success in football, athletics, cricket to name but a few. 


Head of Games
Ms Philippa Blandford

philippa.blandford@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Sport and Exercise Science, University of Birmingham
PGCE in Secondary PE, Worcester University

Previously, I was a Sports Assistant at Bryanston School. I taught PE & Games at Hereford Cathedral School, an independent day school, before joining the PE department at KHS in 2015.

I have a particular interest in teaching academic PE, hockey and running. I have played club and county hockey and I have completed the Paris marathon.

I was appointed Head of Year 8 in September 2020.


Head of Games
Mr Michael Kinsella

michael.kinsella@kewhouseschool.com

BA in Physical and Sport Education, St Mary's University
PGCE, University of Buckingham

Whilst working at Kew House as a Sports Assistant, I became a qualified PE Teacher at The University of Buckingham. I am passionate about all sports with the interest to help all students develop within this subject.

I am a keen Footballer and I have 250 semi-professional appearances. One of my highlights is scoring twice in the FA Cup. In addition to this, I have played for and captained Middlesex under 16s, 18s, 23s and the Middlesex senior representative team. 


Head of Rowing
Mr Patrick Graham

patrick.graham@kewhouseschool.com

BA, Oxford Brookes University
PGCE, Buckingham University

Prior to joining KHS, I worked at Shrewsbury School as a Graduate Sports Coach, coaching rowing, and teaching PE. At Oxford Brookes University, I studied Sport, Coaching and Physical Education as well as rowing for the University and competing at Henley Royal Regatta.

As an athlete, I achieved success at a National Level as a junior, representing Molesey Boat Club and representing Oxford Brookes University as a student. Before arriving at Kew House, I previously coached rowing at St Edward's School, New College Oxford and Shrewsbury School. Rowing is a great passion of mine and I look forward to seeing Kew House School Boat Club grow and achieve success in the future. 


Teacher of Physical Education & Games
Mr Marcus Barnard

marcus.barnard@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Sport and Exercise Science, Liverpool John Moores University
PGCE in Secondary Physical Education, University of Buckingham

I am really excited about starting at KHS this year. I have been teaching for 5 years, starting at King’s School Worcester where I completed my PGCE. For the last 4 years I have been teaching at The Beacon School, Banstead. 

I studied Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores, where I played Rugby League in the Northern Premier Division. I currently play rugby for Battersea Ironsides. 

After graduating I spent three summers in USA coaching tennis. 


Teacher of Physical Education & Games
Ms Jessica Chisholm

jessica.chisholm@kewhouseschool.com

BA, University of Exeter

After spending an inspiring year as a Resident Tutor and Games Coach at Prior Park College, Bath, I graduated from the University of Exeter in 2012 and moved to London to begin my teaching career. I first joined Kew House School in 2014 when it was in its second year of operation. During my time as Head of Girls’ Games, we established girls’ sport and enjoyed many successful opportunities across a range of sports at local, regional, and national level, as well as abroad. In 2018, I relocated to Dubai to broaden my teaching experience and here I was able to further develop my specialism in teaching academic Physical Education to A level in an independent British curriculum school. I was excited to be offered the opportunity to re-join the Kew House family and continue to contribute to the ever-growing success of the school. 

Away from school, I enjoy visiting family in Somerset, riding, and keeping active.


Teacher of Physical Education & Games
Ms Ellie Doyle

ellie.doyle@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Physical and Sport Education, St Mary's University

I joined Kew House School in 2017. During my studies, I have worked in various primary schools in the Ealing area - from a qualified playworker to a learning support assistant - and I have thoroughly enjoyed each role. 

Sport has always been a huge factor in my academic and everyday life, enabling me to get involved in some excellent sports events. I have represented South East England Region in Rugby and have also represented Middlesex in Netball and Ealing Borough in Athletics. Joining Kew House School provides me with the opportunity to expand my knowledge and practice within the teaching sector, working alongside some excellent PE teachers; I hope to start my teacher training next year in Secondary PE. 


Teacher of Physical Education & Games
Ms Clare Morgan

clare.morgan@kewhouseschool.com


Teacher of Physical Education & Games
Mr Archie Winchurch-Beale

archie.winchurchbeale@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Exercise and Sport Science, University of Exeter
PGCE, St Mary's University

I graduated from Exeter University in 2019 with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Following this, I completed my teacher training with St Mary's University gaining school experience at Orleans Park School and Wimbledon College.

I have a passion for all sports and a long history in playing rugby and tennis. I have competed in both at regional level in South West France, where I grew up. I captained one of the university rugby teams during my time at Exeter, and currently play for Richmond rugby club.

I am really excited about joining Kew House School and I am look forward to getting involved with all the extra-curricular activities.   


Teacher of Physical Education & Games
Mr Michael Wood

michael.wood@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Sports Coaching Science, St Mary's University

I grew up in East Sussex before moving to London to begin my university studies.

I currently play for Teddington Hockey Club in the England Hockey National League Division 1 South, the 2nd tier of English Hockey. I have also represented England Universities, winning the Home Nations in Glasgow in 2019. Prior to attending university, I spent a season in Melbourne playing for Frankston Hockey Club in Division 1 of the Victorian State League. I have represented Sussex at cricket across various junior age groups. I am keen rugby supporter, with passion for many other sports. 


Teacher of Physical Education & Games
Ms Sophie Wright

sophie.wright@kewhouseschool.com

BSc in Exercise Science, Rutgers University
MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
PGCE in Secondary Physical Education, University of Brighton

In 2011, I attended Rutgers University where I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and competed in the NCAA Division 1 Big Ten Field Hockey Conference. Following this, I spent some time in Australia playing a season of hockey at Toorak East Malvern Hockey Club in the Victoria Women's Premier League. I moved back to the USA in 2016 to complete a MBA at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where I also took on the role of Assistant Hockey Coach for the women's university team. Prior to joining KHS in 2022, I completed a PGCE in Secondary PE at The University of Brighton after a period of time working in sports marketing. 

I'm really excited about joining the PE department and look forward to all aspects of the role, in particular teaching academic PE and assisting with extra-curricular activities.


Sports Assistant
Mr Alberto Cardillo-Zallo

alberto.cz@kewhouseschool.com


Sports Assistant
Ms Jessica Henson

jessica.henson@kewhouseschool.com

Learning Support

Head of Learning Support (SENCo)

learningsupport1@kewhouseschool.com


Assistant SENCo & Learning Support Teacher (Maths)
Ms Melissa Natalie

melissa.natalie@kewhouseschool.com


Learning Support Teacher (English)
Mr Donal Quinn

donal.quinn@kewhouseschool.com


Learning Support Assistant
Ms Aimee Almeida

aimee.almeida@kewhouseschool.com

I have thirteen years’ experience as an Learning Support Assistant, supporting children on a 1:1 basis and enabling them to access the curriculum and maximise their learning potential.

I am keen artist and ran a comic/cartoon drawing club at my previous school.

I have qualifications in working with children with additional needs and am a passionate advocate for inclusivity for all.

My pastimes include reading, painting, jewellery-making, weight-training and swimming. A lover of art, music, and comedy, I hope to be a valuable addition to the Kew House family.


Learning Support Assistant
Mr Alberto Cardillo-Zallo

alberto.cz@kewhouseschool.com

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Learning Support Assistant
Mr Joshua Dodd

josh.dodd@kewhouseschool.com

Before I decided to join the education sector, I trained to be a chef for 4 years whilst gaining my NVQ Level 3 in Catering & Hospitality. I have always had a passion for food and enjoy cooking for family and friends often. 

I graduated in 2022 with a degree in Early childhood and education studies at Buckinghamshire New University. I believe that every child should be entitled to the very best education available, and I cannot wait to be able to ensure this at Kew House School. 

In my spare time I enjoy watching & playing football, camping, as well as seeing friends and family.


Learning Support Assistant
Mr Ed Phull

ed.phull@kewhouseschool.com


Support Dog
Folly


Folly loves helping our pupils with her enthusiastic and supportive nature. 

In her spare time, Folly enjoys long walks, swimming in the river, and practising new tricks. 

Support Staff

Post-18 Pathways Co-ordinator
Ms Lucy Melville

lucy.melville@kewhouseschool.com

After leaving Brunel University with an English and History degree, I worked in HR for a large security company before moving to South Africa. When I returned to the UK, I spent 7 years as the Office and Events Manager at Richmond Rugby Club, arranging large scale events and matches. After having my daughter, I decided to move into the education sector and retrained as a school librarian, completing my NVQ level 3 in Library Management and Information Studies. I worked at The Green School for 7 years, also developing roles as Head of House and Activities Coordinator arranging whole school initiatives, including a competition where we received a letter from the Queen! I also worked on a government initiative to challenge the attainment gap for students receiving free school meals under Lord Adonis.

I have been at Kew House for five years, firstly as the librarian and then moving in to the Sixth Form to support our students on their onward journey to university or into the workplace. I also teach and support the EPQ; an incredibly worthwhile qualification.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as well as reading as many books as possible and am a member of the Chartered Institute of Librarians.


Librarian & Learning Resources Manager
Mrs Tricia Burt

tricia.burt@kewhouseschool.com

I completed my BA with a major in English and a minor in Geography at the University of Winnipeg in Canada. Whilst taking a short break to study Film and Literature at York University in Toronto. I later finished my BEd whilst teaching in Thailand. After returning to Canada, I decided to take another leap which led me to London, and have been teaching Humanities here for the last 9 years.

At my last school, I helped relaunch the Library and quickly realised it was one of the most joyous places to be in a school which led me here to Kew. I look forward to helping students explore both classic and new authors. I hope to have each student find a genre that encapsulates their imagination and builds a passion for reading.

In my free time, I combine my love of unique things with my passion for travel. I am always on the lookout for the next unusual restaurant or quirky activity to try.


Office Manager
Miss Fiammetta Fuller Gale

officemanager@kewhouseschool.com
exams@kewhouseschool.com
recruitment@kewhouseschool.com

I started at Kew House in January 2021 as Assistant Registrar, before becoming Office Manager in August 2021 and then School Manager in September 2022. 

Before joining Kew House, I completed my undergraduate and MPhil degrees in Music at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. My research has focused on sixteenth-century Italian madrigals. As a Music student, I was often busy organising and performing in concerts and events, and I enjoy making use of those administrative skills in my role at Kew House. 

Alongside my studies I sang as a Choral Scholar in Gonville & Caius College Choir, and so I'm very much looking forward to joining the parent and staff choir!


Administrative Assistant
Ms Abigail Concas

registration@kewhouseschool.com or abigail.concas@kewhouseschool.com

I have a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish) from the University of Roehampton in London and a Bachelor’s degree in English literature and civilization from the Université d’Aix-Marseille in France, where I am from.

During my Bachelor’s degree I had the chance to go to Maynooth University in Ireland with Erasmus+ for a year, and from that experience I knew I wanted to live abroad. I chose to live in the UK and especially in London as it was the first foreign city I ever visited when I was a teenager.

I started working at Kew House School as Music Assistant in March 2022 and I am delighted to have returned as Administrative Assistant.

When I am not working, I enjoy learning more languages, role playing (Pathfinder 2nd edition / Cyberpunk Red) with my friends, and I am a proud member of the Harry Potter House of Slytherin.


Admissions Registrar & Personal Assistant to the Headmaster
Mrs Dawn Hassett

admissions@kewhouseschool.com or dawn.hassett@kewhouseschool.com

I joined Kew House in September 2012, working in the School Office and as the Registrar before the school opened and then welcomed students in Years 7, 8 and 9 in September 2013.

I have enjoyed watching the school grow and develop since I joined nine years ago and being part of its thriving community, which I am proud to be a part of. My previous experience included working in several corporate companies and in the Education Department of a local authority. 

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, outdoor sports, and travelling. 


Assistant Registrar
Miss Gwladys Moyer

gwladys.moyer@kewhouseschool.com

MSc in Psychology, London South Bank University


Receptionist & Administrator
Ms Bernie Pereira

reception@kewhouseschool.com


Receptionist & Administrator
Mrs Rebecca Simpson

reception@kewhouseschool.com

I started my career as a teaching assistant and loved being actively involved in children's development. I was also fortunate enough to be able to incorporate my passion for art, by designing and creating costumes and backdrops for school events as well as themed displays. 

My love for all things creative led me to work as a freelance cell painter for a variety of animation companies in London. After completing a degree in Fashion Studies, I worked as a Personal Assistant for a London-based presenter, reporter, and journalist, planning and organising fashion events for several charities based in London. I also started my own company, B'Spoke Designs Ltd, working on a variety of illustration, design, and photographic projects. 

I started working at Kew House in October 2020 and am looking forward to working at the school. 


Medical Officer

khsnurse@kewhouseschool.com


Site Team

sitestaff@kewhouseschool.com

Site Manager
Mr Evidence Eguvwebere

Assistant Site Manager
Mr Ramsey El-Khatib

Assistant Site Manager
Mr Luke Kelly

Assistant Site Manager
Mr Luis Pedroso da Silva


Catering Team

Gardener Schools Group Catering Manager
Ms Sharon Andrews

sharon.andrews@kewhouseschool.com

I have been our catering manager since the group was founded in 1991. I have many years of catering experience and qualifications for both Catering and Nutrition. I plan and manage the daily catering requirements for all four schools whilst ensuring that all school events, ranging from parent/staff barbecues to canapé receptions, are delivered to the highest standards.

Head Chef
Franck Ducheveu

Chef
Mr Thomas Chauvet

Catering Staff:

Ms Paula Brady

Ms Linda Brown

Mr Henrique Fernandes

Ms Inese Kairova

Ms Dale Kupriene

Ms Beatrice Nardelli

Mr Thomas Rodrigues

Ms Lena Zaini

Gardener Schools Group Staff

Ms Ling Lee – Finance Manager
Ms Mary-Ann Buenafe – Finance Assistant
Ms Salli Donovan – Finance Officer & MIS Manager
Mr Andrew Ritchie – Director of Estates and Services
Mrs Deanne Field – Co-ordinator of Estates and Services
Mr Jules Forsdick – Estates Team Manager
Ms Anita Ral – HR Advisor
Ms Samina Bulgin – HR Administrator
Ms Hinda Ahmed – Payroll Manager
Ms Sharon Andrews – Catering Manager
Mr Hitesh Bhojani – IT Support Manager
Mr John Vasquez – IT Engineer
Mr Tom McCluskey – IT Engineer
Ms Sophie Hill – Director of Development
Ms Jessica Orrett - Marketing Manager 

Ms Evangeline Lovelock - Marketing Assistant
Mr Jack Cleary – AV Technician