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Governors & Staff

Headmaster's Office

Philip Barr

Philip Barr
Titles: Headmaster
Biography:

Having over 11 years experience in Jesuit Education, Mission & Identity are words that truly resonate with Mr Barr. He is an ISI Compliance and Team Inspector, and is also Parent Governor at a maintained first school. He is married with 2 sons and his hobbies are DIY, Reading, Scuba Diving and Golf.

Sian Buckley

Sian Buckley
Titles: Headmaster's PA
Biography:

Miss Buckley joined Donhead in September 2017, and has several years' experience working as a Personal Assistant as well as within Project Management types roles. I have two children and enjoy swimming, cycling and walking at weekends.

School Leadership Team

Katy Brady

Katy Brady
Titles: Assistant Headteacher Pastoral, Elements B Form Teacher, DSL
Biography:

BA Hons in French and Theatre from Warwick University, STC Diploma in TV studio production, Hornsby Diploma in SPLD.

Mrs Brady came into teaching via a circuitous route that included teaching Phys. Ed. at the Anglo-American School in Moscow, working in the independent film sector, and restaurant management, before settling down to have her family, and finally landing on Donhead’s doorstep over twenty years ago.

She has run the Drama Club in Elements since its inception, and still gets a thrill from bringing scripts to life, and helping shy boys to develop into consummate performers on stage.

Mrs Brady is married, with a husband and three children who work in theatre, television, film and fashion - so there is never a dull moment in her household, but you may have to clamber over a mountain of props to get indoors.

Monica Dan

Monica Dan
Titles: Bursar

Catherine Hitchcock

Catherine Hitchcock
Titles: Assistant Headteacher Prep, Prep H Form Teacher
Biography:

After qualifying with an MA and PGCE from Oxford University, Mrs Hitchcock taught Geography for eight years in Inner London state secondary schools before taking a career break to have three children and publish a number of educational textbooks and resources with Pearson Education. During the last five years her experience has extended to Primary Education and she has recently achieved the National Qualification in Senior Leadership from University College London's Institute of Education.

Becky Jackson

Becky Jackson
Titles: Assistant Headteacher Pre-Prep, PP1J Form Teacher, DDSL
Biography:

Having completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology, Miss Jackson attended the University of Roehampton to complete a PGCE. She has been teaching locally for almost eighteen years and joined Donhead in 2007. Miss Jackson very much enjoys teaching and inspiring children through Art. She lives in Wimbledon and hobbies include swimming, painting and soap-making!

Bernadette White

Bernadette White
Titles: Deputy Headteacher
Biography:

A graduate of the University of Cambridge (Geography with Education Studies BA Hons), Mrs White stayed up in Cambridge to continue her education and completed her Primary PGCE at the University’s Faculty of Education. In 2013, Mrs White was awarded an MA in Leading Innovation and Change from St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Over her teaching career, Mrs White has worked in both the state and private sector, teaching mostly in the upper school. Since joining Donhead School, she has worked within various areas of the school, in addition to her teaching workload – from interviewing and mentoring trainee teachers (through our partnership with St Mary’s University, Twickenham), mentoring newly qualified teachers, being the Head of Loyola house since 2010, to supporting staff and boys across sporting, musical, theatrical and school promotional events. She has been on the School’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) since 2010 and has recently assumed the position of Deputy Head of the school. Known as being fun but fair, Mrs White has been able to foster her passion for teaching, and enjoys the dynamic and varied challenges that being a teacher presents - helping her boys to be the best they can be, whether that’s through her day-to-day classes, or through fostering the various passions that they bring to the classroom. Outside of Donhead, Mrs White is also a keen netballer, a DIY enthusiast, and enjoys being outside and spending time with her family.

Lay Chaplain

Christiana Davidson

Christiana Davidson
Titles: Head of RE, Lay Chaplain
Biography:
Ms Davidson has taught RE at both the primary and secondary levels in schools across Southwest London. As an examiner for Edexcel as well as having facilitated Chaplaincy at an International School have given her a good understanding of Donhead's Catholic ethos, as well as a desire to enliven the students in RE as an academic subject. Ms Davidson is currently studying for an MA in her spare time!

Teaching Staff

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Philip Amos

Philip Amos
Titles: Elements A Form Teacher, Assessment Coordinator
Biography:

Mr Amos is now in his third year at Donhead following a career spanning over ten years in Primary Education. During this time, Mr Amos has worked extensively with Year 6 and has led IT, Science and English for different schools. He is relishing working with Year 6 at Donhead, as well as leading Science and coordinating Assessment across the school. He is married with two young children and enjoys Gardening, Film, Reading, Cooking…and being Dad!


Shaun Anglim

Shaun Anglim
Titles: Head of Pre-Prep Games, PE & Games Teacher
Biography:

Mr Anglim was born and raised in the heart of London, joining Donhead after working in secondary education at The London Oratory School for five years. Mr Anglim has a vast experience of rugby playing and coaching, having contributed in both capacities at County, Divisional and International level in the UK and abroad.

Mr Anglim holds a Bachelors of Science degree and more recently completed research in education and was awarded a Masters Degree in Education, Pedagogy of Education, Physical Education and Sport from St Mary's College, Twickenham. He is a member of the Chartered College of Teaching. Mr Anglim is Head of Pre Prep Physical Education and hopes that whilst these years are thoroughly enjoyable, they also nurture an enthusiasm, joy and love of all play, physical activity and sport.

Gaynor Beecher

Gaynor Beecher
Titles: Prep B Form Teacher
Biography:

Mrs Beecher has had 22 years experience in teaching across all years of the Primary Curriculum. She has worked within both the Catholic state system as well as the Independent sector at both teaching and management levels. She received her degree in Law and French, as well as her PGCE, from the University of Surrey, and a diploma in International Business from L’Academie de Commerce, Paris. Mrs Beecher lives with her husband; two children and a Cockapoo, Bailey! Her hobbies include Interior Design, all things tennis related and walking her pooch!

Jennifer Bendall

Jennifer Bendall
Titles: PP1B Form Teacher, Head of Pre-Prep Literacy
Biography:
Mrs Bendall came late to teaching having previously worked for the academic publisher Routledge as an Editor. She lives locally and is married with a son and two daughters, one of whom has just started as a Year 1 teacher in a Wimbledon primary school! Mrs Bendall’s first love is reading and she always has a novel on the go. Her other interests include singing (badly!) in a local choir and walking her elderly spaniel on Wimbledon Common.

Tracy Cheung

Tracy Cheung
Titles: Music Teacher
Biography:

Mrs Cheung joined Donhead in 2011 having previously worked and lived in Hong Kong. She was Head of Music in her previous appointment before moving to London, and has over 10 years of teaching experience in primary schools across London and Hong Kong. She received her teaching qualification from the Hong Kong Institution of Education, and holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music. She is passionate about music education especially in the early years, and takes great pride in developing and furthering a child's musical interest and talent. She is married with a son and enjoys travelling.

Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark
Titles: LP2C Form Teacher, Head of PSHCEE

Belinda Curtis

Belinda Curtis
Titles: Director of Music
Biography:

Whilst an exhibitioner at the Royal College of Music, Mrs Curtis gained a London University BMus degree, along with other teaching and performing qualifications. She undertook post-graduate studies in Germany, firstly Church Music in Berlin and subsequently Conducting and Organ Performing in Detmold. She completed her international studies under the eminent organist Marie-Claire Alain, in Paris.

Mrs Curtis has given concerts at home and abroad, including the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey and in Jerusalem.

Mrs Curtis came to Donhead as an experienced Educational Music Director and 2018 marks her fourteenth year as Donhead's Director of Music. She continues to instil her passion for music into boys of all abilities and disciplines.

She speaks fluent German and is a member of a recorder consort. Mrs Curtis enjoys cycling and is an enthusiastic swimmer and gardener.

Adelise Easter

Adelise Easter
Titles: LP2E Form Teacher, Head of History
Biography:

Miss Easter joined Donhead after completing her Primary PGCE at St Mary's University, Twickenham. She is passionate about literature and believes cultivating a love for reading opens doors to a world of opportunities. Miss Easter holds a BA in English Literature and is completing a writing course with the University of Cambridge. She hopes to complete a Master's in Children's Literature in the future. Miss Easter reviews educational book proposals, children's and Young Adult fiction for the Bloomsbury Publishing Group and is a Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion. Miss Easter is a Befriending Volunteer with the Wimbledon Guild and is taking part in the British Red Cross's 'Miles for Refugees' campaign. She is currently training for the Wimbledon Half Marathon.

Christine Fellows

Christine Fellows
Titles: PP2F Form Teacher
Biography:

Mrs Christine Fellows has taught at Donhead for 8 years and has been teaching since 1998, having taught all year groups from Year 1 to Year 5 in both state and independent primary schools. She has a Bsc (Hons) from Liverpool University in Microbiology/Genetics and is passionate about Science. Prior to her teaching career, she was a commissioned RAF Education Officer and has travelled extensively around the globe, including Antarctica, Japan and the West Indies (where she learned to dive). She has also worked in the pharmaceutical industry, specialising in medical nutrition. She is married with three children (one about to leave home to study architecture) and is a keen supporter of their tennis and sporting activities. She loves Music and visiting Art galleries and her hobbies include swimming, cycling and walking her faithful labrador, Pablo, in the Surrey hills.

Sairose Fleming

Sairose Fleming
Titles: Reception F Form Teacher
Biography:

Mrs Fleming came late into teaching having qualified as a pharmacist and working in that field for almost 15 years. She ended her career with Boots after the birth of her third child, who was in the very first Reception class at Donhead. Mrs Fleming then decided to pursue a different career path, which has seen her qualify as a fitness and yoga instructor! Mrs Fleming joined Donhead in 2008 and has loved working at the school, and especially in Reception. In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, travelling and shopping (when not providing a taxi service to her three children)!

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Lead Teaching Assistants

Alison Chamberlain

Alison Chamberlain
Titles: LTA
Biography:

Mrs Chamberlain's career at Donhead has spanned 13 years, beginning in the first ever Reception class. She is a Lead TA in the Prep School and can also be found covering lessons throughout the school.

Having received her degree in Food Science and Chemistry from the University of Reading she spent 8 years developing new products in the food industry before being kept busy by three sporty boys, two of whom came to Donhead.

She loves putting her RHS Diploma in Horticulture into practice during the weekly Gardening Club sessions. Mrs C is passionate about the big outdoors and spends many hours growing fruit and veg on her allotment, walking, skiing and watching the odd game of rugby and cricket.

Most of all she loves sharing special time with family and friends.

Siobhan Finn

Siobhan Finn
Titles: LTA
Biography:

I'm Siobhan Finn.I have been working as a Teaching assistant at Donhead fpr 8 years. I am currently in Year One but have been with Reception and Year Two in the past. I have one daughter as well as three sons, who all went to Donhead.

Rhian Martis-Jones

Rhian Martis-Jones
Titles: LTA
Biography:

Coming from South Wales, Rhian is a native Welsh speaker. She is a qualified Nursery Nurse, having trained at Ammanford Technical College. She came to London over thirty years ago and has worked in many nursery and school settings in the local area.In her spare time, Rhian likes being part of a Book Club, enjoys walking and visiting family in Wales. Both her sons attended Donhead and Rhian feels part of the Donhead family.

Leanda Tunnicliffe

Leanda Tunnicliffe
Titles: LTA

Teaching Assistants

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Ben Chamberlain

Ben Chamberlain
Titles: TA

Alison Earle

Alison Earle
Titles: TA

Ciara Elks

Ciara Elks
Titles: TA
Biography:

I was born and raised in Cork in Ireland. This is my second year as a TA in Donhead. I have been a parent in the school for seven years. I am married with two sons and I enjoy reading and socialising.

Tracey Epstein

Tracey Epstein
Titles: TA
Biography:

Mrs Epstein joined Donhead 8 years ago, from a local school. She is a teaching assistant in Year 5. Mrs Epstein has completed her Level 3 Teaching Assistant course, supporting children with dyslexia / specific learning difficulties. She is married with 2 children and enjoys reading, cycling and spending time with her family.

Manisha Fernandes

Manisha Fernandes
Titles: TA
Biography:

Manisha although originally from Mumbai, has had a very international career. She lived and worked in Singapore and Tokyo before finally settling in London in 2007.

Both Manisha's sons have attended Donhead and she has worked here since 2014. During her spare time, Manisha enjoys baking, walking and listening to music.

Barbara Golding

Barbara Golding
Titles: TA
Biography:

Barbara has been a teaching assistant at Donhead for 7 years, helps with the 'Smartmoves' club and has a degree in English literature. She is married with three sons, enjoys sports and is a member of a netball club.

Jack Hicks-Flynn

Titles: TA
Biography:

Jack is currently a trainee Sport Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and is working his way towards his full accreditation. Jack holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Applied Sport Psychology from the St Mary's University, Twickenham. He will support LP2, Prep and the Games department throughout the year.

Sue Hunt

Sue Hunt
Titles: TA
Biography:

Mrs Hunt joined Donhead in 2013 after working in a local primary school for 11 years. She has supported a range of children in all subjects from years 1-6. She enjoy travelling, yoga, walking and reading

Lisa Kellett

Lisa Kellett
Titles: TA
Biography:

Mrs Kellett is an ex-City lawyer who requalified in 2016 as a Teaching Assistant. A mother of three children, Mrs Kellett is an ex-Chair of the Parents Association of a local girls Prep School. Her interests include reading, pilates, interior design and walking by the sea with her family.

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Support Staff

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Olivia Butler

Olivia Butler
Titles: Catering Manager

Jobeth Green

Jobeth Green
Titles: Cleaner & Catering Assistant

Edouina Kearney

Edouina Kearney
Titles: School Office Manager
Biography:
Ms Kearney joined Donhead 20 years ago, previously working in Marks & Spencer as an Office Supervisor, she has a Certificate in Educational Administration, Bookkeeping and Sage Accounting . Ms Kearney has two children a boy (28)and a girl (26)and she makes cakes for people in her spare time and enjoys antiques hunting and musical shows.

Monika Konieczna

Monika Konieczna
Titles: Catering Assistant

Martina Megarry

Martina Megarry
Titles: After-School Club Manager

Karolina Mielcarek

Karolina Mielcarek
Titles: Catering Assistant

Eliza Milhomem

Eliza Milhomem
Titles: Cleaner

Amelia Murtagh

Amelia Murtagh
Titles: Finance Assistant
Biography:

Prior to coming to London, Amelia enjoyed 5 years of formative Jesuit education in Spain. She then completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Business, Finance, Management & Statistics. For the last 3 years she has been furthering her professional Accountancy qualifications.

Amelia spent 10 years working internationally for leading investment banks and consultancy firms. After the birth of her 3rd son, high quality family time was important, and that combined with a passion for the education industry, made her join Donhead. Since 2010 Amelia has dedicated her self to the school, firstly as a T.A and lately in the Finance Office. She combines her high level expertise in Finance with her interest in the Education industry, and puts it all at the service of the wider community in a true Donhead way.

With her youngest son now in Elements and 21 Donhead parent years behind her, she can truly sing along to the verse 'Long live these Donhead days'.

In her spare time Amelia has a revived passion for the importance of being physically fit and can be seen running every morning alongside the deer in Richmond Park.

Eric Reid

Eric Reid
Titles: Site Manager

Denise Rowe

Denise Rowe
Titles: Catering Assistant
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Governors

P Chitnis

Titles: Chairman

D Doran

Titles: Parent Governor

A Johnson

Titles: Parent Governor

A Laing

Titles: Headmaster of Wimbledon College

J Quant

Titles: Chairman of Finance Committee

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