We are lucky to have an excellent staff team with many years of experience and qualifications.


Mrs Victoria Hampton, Early Years Foundation Degree, Montessori Diploma, Hornsby Diploma (Dyslexia)

Senior Leadership Team

Head Teacher

Ms Ellie Grunewald, MA UEL, BA (Hons), Liverpool, PGCE Kingston

Safeguarding Officer

Miss Louisa Burke, B Ed (Hons) Sussex, MA Education, Open University


Form Teachers, Leaders & Subject Coordinators

Miss Emma Duffy, BA (Hons) Roehampton University, Reception & Head of Early Years

Miss Karin Broeders, BA (Hons) York, Toronto, BEd Ontario, Canada, Reception

Mrs Alison Rogers, BA (Hons) Bath Spa University, Early Years Education, Tribal Ofsted Inspector Training, Form One

Miss Cicely Evans, BA (Hons) Oxford Brookes, Primary Education, Form Two, IT Coordinator & Online Safety Leader

Mr Eric Nagy, LLB (Hons) BA (Politics) La Trobe University, Melbourne, Form Three & Humanities Coordinator

Miss Louisa Burke, B Ed (Hons) Sussex, MA Education, Open University, Form Four & KS2 Science Coordinator

Mrs Anne-Marie Walsh, B Ed (Hons) N.U.I., Form Five & Exceptionally Able Coordinator

Mr Brian Westerman, M Maths York, GTP (STTP), TEFL, Form Six & School Maths Coordinator


Teaching Assistants

Miss Christine Arthur, NNEB, LSBU, Junior Teaching Assistant

Mrs Maria-Belen Antolini-Lemos , Graduate English Teacher, Lenguas Vivas School of Modern Languages, Argentina,  MA TESOL, University of Westminster.

Miss Klara Pluskowska, BA (Hons) UCL, Level 4 CELTA, Senior Teaching Assistant


Specific Educational Needs and Disabilities

Ms Christina Stock, BA (Hons) UCL, PGCE Canterbury, OCR5 Dip SEN


Head of Art

Mrs Jane Desborough, BA Fine Art Wimbledon School of Art, PGCE Art Secondary Birmingham, History of Art BA (Hons)


Head of French

Madame Nicola Geller, PGCE London, BSC (Hons) Manchester, Dip & Cert Française Paris


Head of Music

Dr Philip Ashworth, M Mus, RCM


Head of Games

Mr Simi Taiwo, BSc (Hons) Sports Science, FA Coach


Music Staff

Sr Tiago Gomes, Licentiate from RAM 2010, RAM BMus (Hons) 2011, RCM PGDip 2016, Guitar and Ukulele

Miss Rosie Land, RCM, Woodwind

Miss Holly McLatchie, B Mus (Hons) RCM, Violin

Mr Danny Standing, RAM – MA Classical Vocal Performance 2013, Trinity College, Greenwich, BMus (Hons) Classical Vocal, Singing and Piano


Peripatetic Staff

Miss Sheila Jackson, International Grandmaster, Chess

Miss Deborah Jayne, BA (Hons), Dance & Performing Arts

Ms Gillian Horgan, BA (Hons), Drama & English


Visiting Consultant

Dr Jeremy Monsen, Educational Psychologist


School Manager

Mrs Susan Larke, C & G Learning Support, FA Teaching Cert, ASA Teachers Cert, Level 4 Child Protection, City & Guilds Mentoring for Youth, Child Counselling Training.



Ms Jackie White               School Secretary, SIMS

Ms Dorothy Morgan         Bursar, ATT



Connaught House School Ltd., 47 Connaught Square, London, W2 2HL