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At Latymer Upper School, we place particular emphasis on nurturing our teachers intellectually and professionally, supporting their own development as lifelong learners and educators. As a result, we attract talented and ambitious academic staff who make inspirational teachers and stimulating colleagues.

Teaching staff

Head

Susan Wijeratna, BA

Deputy Head

Matthew Chataway, BA, MA Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Lucy Cole, BSc, MA (Ed) Deputy Head (Co-curricular and Operations)

Ian Emerson, MA, BSc Deputy Head (Academic)

Assistant Heads

Sam Adams, BA, MA (Sixth Form)

Charles Ben-Nathan, BA, MBA  (Director of Studies)

Debbie Kendall, BA (Middle School)

Rachel Marley, BSc (Middle School)

Yuvraj Nirwal, BSc, MA (Director of Teaching and Learning)

Amy Sellars, BSc (Lower School) 

Heads of Year

Andrew Copeman, BA, MSc (Head of Upper Sixth)

Harriet Ekbery, BA, MA (Assistant Head of Upper Sixth)

Jon Haines, BSc ( Head of Lower Sixth)

Marc Stewart, MSt (Assistant Head of Lower Sixth) 

Kat Burns, BA (Head of Year 11)

Catherine Lewis, BA (Assistant Head of  Year 11)

Kathleen Webb, BA (Head of Year 10)

Julia Selby, (Assistant Head of Year 10)

Lucy Snooks, BA (Head of Year 9)

Megan Ronald, BA (Assistant Head of Year 9)

Gareth Cooper, BSc (Head of Year 8)

George Tidey, BA (Assistant Head of Year 8)

Katie Temple, BA  (Head of Year 7)

Harry Harris, BA, MSc (Assistant Head of Year 7)

Academic Mentoring Department

Nina Devereux,  LLB Dip.Level 7 SpLD PATOSS (Head of Academic Mentoring)

Leanne Ho, BSc

Fiona MacPherson, BA

Natalie Weatherley, BA, CELTA, PATOSS

Art 

David Mumby, BA (Head of Art)

Jane Clarke, BA 

Michael Cox, BA

Janet Hillis Maidment, BA, MA, MA (Head of Photography)

Georgia Rodger, BA, MA 

Biology

Elizabeth Hansford, BSc, MSc (Head of Biology)

Kate Bartlett, BSc

William Budd, BSc, MSc

Jack Davey, MBiochem, MSc

John-Paul Flavell, BA, MSc

Amy Luck, BSc

Saima Saleem, BSc, MA (Ed)

Eman Seddaoui, BSc

Careers and Higher Education

Chris Couch, MA,MA (Head of Careers)

Mark Holmes, BA (Director of University Admissions)

Saanya Gulati, BA, MSc (Head of International University Advising)

Chemistry

Ed Forbes, MChem (Head of Chemistry)

Rebecca Thomas, MSci (Second in Chemistry)

Barry Cottam-Howarth, MSci, PhD

Helen Doyme, MSci

Ariola Gashi, BSc

Rachel Oxburgh, BA, MSc, PhD

David Paul, MChem

Holly Peck, BSc 

Amy Sellars, BSc (Assistant Head, Lower School)

Aarti Sharma, BSc

Mark Whitgift, MA 

Classics

Marcel Lewis, BA (Head of Classics)

Rebecca Wright, BA, MEd (Second in Classics)

Rachel Collier, MA, MA

Greg Cook, MA (Chaplain)

Mark Holmes, BA (Director of University Admissions)

Shah Motz, BA, MA

Eleanor Rothwell, BA

Computing

Jackie Price, BA (Head of Computing)

Niamh Holt, BSc

Kinjal Shah, BEng

Design

Elizabeth Green, BA (Head of Design)

Sharon Whyte, BA, MA (Second in Design)

Nicholas Creak, BSc

Julia Selby, BA

Lucy Snooks, BA (Head of Year 9)

Patrick Whitfield, BA 

Drama

Justin Joseph, BA  (Director of Drama)

Mary Bruton, BA  (Assistant Director of Drama)

Mark Collier, BA

Stephanie Harris, BA

Suzy Woodham, BA

LAMDA teachers:

Maja Barcot (LAMDA Dip.)

Nik Drake (LAMDA)

Paul Tate  BA (LAMDA)

Economics 

William Wearden, BA (Head of Economics and Politics)

Sarah Fordyce, BSc, MA 

Paul Goldsmith, BA, MBA, FRSA

Laura Leicester, BA (Head of World Perspectives)

Charles Ben-Nathan, BA, MBA (Assistant Head, Director of Studies)

Saira Suchak, BA

Mark Wallace, BSc

English

Jon Mitropoulos-Monk, MA, MSt  (Head of English)

Jack Palmer, BA, MPhil (Second in English)

Sam Adams, BA, MA (Assistant Head,  Sixth Form)

Andrea Barlien, BA

Andrew Copeman, BA, MSc (Head of Upper Sixth)

Nadine Dalton-West, BA

Stephanie Harris, BA

Catherine Lewis, BA (Assistant Head of Year 11)

Luke Maxted, MA, MSt

Joe Murray, BA

Madeleine Smith, MA

Extended Project

Helen Doyme, MSci (Head of Extended Project)

Harriet Ekbery, BA, MA  (Second in Extended Project)

Sam Adams, BA, MA (Assistant Head, Sixth Form)

Kate Bartlett, BSc

Matthew Clark, BA, MPhil, PhD

Rachel Collier, MA, MA

Jonathan Geoghegan, BA (Assistant Director of Music)

Paul Goldsmith, BA, MBA, FRSA

Mark Holmes, BA (Director of University Admissions)

Shah Motz, BA, MA

Lucy Snooks, BA

Ian Thompson, BSc

Mark Wallace, BSc

Paul Wizonski, BA, MA

Geography

Amy Case, BA (Head of Geography)

Alex Shackleton, BSc (Second in Geography)

Lucy Cole, BSc, MA (Deputy Head Co-curricular and Operations)

Andrew Edwards, BSc, MEd

Harry Harris, BA, MSc (Assistant Head of Year 7)

Rachel Marley, BSc (Assistant Head,  Middle School)

India Owens, BSc (maternity cover)

Megan Ronald, BA (Assistant Head Year 9)

History

Jonathan White, MA (Head of History)

Leelaa Agravat, BA, MA

Barry Bladon, BA (Second in History)

Ed Brooker, BA, MA, PhD

Matthew Chataway, BA, MA (Deputy Head, Pastoral)

Matthew Clark, BA, MPhil, PhD

Lizzi Goodchild, BA

Marc Stewart, MSt (Assistant Head of Lower Sixth)

History of Art

Ruth Taylor-Bell, BA, PGDip (Head of History of Art)

Library

Terri McCargar, BA, MA, MCLIP, Librarian

Helena Leeper, BA, MA, Assistant Librarian

Filipa Pedroso

Sue Yeend, BA

Mathematics

Patrick MacMahon, MA, MSc (Head of Mathematics)

Theresa Andrew, MA, MA (Second in Mathematics)

Max Devenport, BSc, MA, Head of Digital Learning

Neetha Alishaw, BSc, MSc

Tenasi Chang, BSc

Timothy Conlan, BSc

Gareth Cooper, BSc (Head of Year 8)

Simone De Brouwer, BSc

Robin Fellerman, MA (Timetabler)

Jon Haines, BSc (Head of Lower Sixth)

Joe Jordan, BSc

Keith Kelsall, BA

Monica McAteer, BEng

Ed Mann, BA

Andy Murray, BSc

Donal O’Hara, MMath

Heerpal Sahota, MA, MA

Isabel Sudbury, MA

Modern Languages

Cameron Palmer, BA, MA (Head of Modern Languages)

Clementine Desmons, BA

Ian Emerson, MA, BSc (Deputy Head, Academic)

Charlotte Healy, BA (Head of German)

Anna-Clare Hetherington, MA

Yen-Chiao Fang, BA, Med

Monica Jang Chapman, BA, MSc

Jesus Jimenez, BA, MA

Debbie Kendall, BA (Assistant Head, Middle School)

Thais Lopez Martin, BA, MA (Head of Spanish)

Salli Parra, BA, MA

Katie Temple, BA (Head of Year 8)

Kathleen Webb, BA (Assistant Head of Year 9)

Begona Windle, BA

Jenny Wong, BA (Head of Mandarin)

Bella Wu, BA, MA

Language Assistants

Estelle Bara Taylor, BA, DipLaw

Guadalupe Carbajo Garcia, BA, MA

Mei-Ling Chang, BA

Carlota Porras, BA, MA

Josep Soldevila, BA

Charlotte Werrmann, MA

Music

Tony Henwood, MA, ARCO, FRSA (Director of Music)

Jonathan Geoghegan, BA (Assistant Director of Music)

Harriet Ekbery, BA, MA (Assistant Head of Upper Sixth)

Rob King, BA, MA

Peripatetic music staff

Lauren Abbott BMus LTCL (Violin & Viola)

James Arben BA,  MMus GSMD (Saxophone)

Rebecca Austen-Brown BMus (RAM) (Recorder)

Andrew Bottrill GGSM Dip GSMD MA (Piano) Head of Keyboard

Elizabeth Bradley GRNCM MMus (Double Bass)

Ruth Buxton BMus RCM LGSM (Clarinet)

Graham Caldecott GRNCM (Piano)

Susan Clark, MA, ARCM PGDip (RCM) CTABRSM LRSM (Piano and Theory)

Simon Coleman, MMus

Rebecca Coulthard BMus (Guitar)

David de Winter BA MA(RAM) (Singing)

Dougie Freeman BMus (Piano)

James Geidt BA MA(RCM) (Singing)

Stephen Gibson BMus GSMD (Percussion)

Sebastian Gillot BA (Organ)

Stephen Gibson, BMus

Geoffrey Govier DMA MFA MMus(RCM) GRSM LTCL (Piano)

Mark Griffiths MA MMus (Singing)

Fiona Hymns MMus (Singing)

Frances Jellard BA RCM Cert Adv Opera Studies, Head of Singing

Tom Lees RNCM Dip RCM (Trombone) Head of Wind

Katie Lockhart BMus PG Dip Perf. (Clarinet)

Tom Marsden BMus MMus, Head of Percussion

Flora McIntosh BMus

Helen Neilson BSc PG Dip Adv (RCM) MMus (cello) Head of Strings

Stephen O’Regan DipRCM (Flute)

Gareth Procter BMus (Guitar)

Harriet Roberts LTCL, GTCL, FTCL, MMSM (Singing)

Howard Rowntree BMus RCM (Trumpet)

Juliet Snell LRAM (Violin & Viola)

Susanna Spicer MA (Cantab)

Marion Sugars GBSM (French Horn) Head of Theory

Simone Alessandro Tavoni BA, MPerf (RMC), PGAD TL (Piano)

Jonathan Taylor BA, MA (Jazz Piano)

Jo Turner ARCM Dip RCM (Bassoon)

Eric Hui-Ti Wang PGdip MMus MMP GSMD (Violin & Viola)

Emily Wenman BA MMus MA (RWCMD) (signing)

Rebecca Wood BMUS (Oboe)

Physical Education & Games

Natalie Maclean BSc (Director of Sport)

Ross Doneghan, BA (Head of Rugby)

Paul Gibson, BA (Head of Football)

Ella Harvey, BSc  (Head of Netball & Athletics)

Mani Kochar (Head of Hockey), BA

Phil McGee, MA (Head of Boats)   

Nick Barry-Parker (Head Rowing Coach)

George Tidey, BA, (Head of Cricket) (Assistant Head of Year 8)

Nick Laws  (Assistant Head of Boats), BSc

Mike Benson (Sports Coach)

Steven Brandford (Sports Coach)

Michael Doherty (Sports Coach)

Jack Fogarty (Sports Coach), BA

Catalina Giglio (Sports Coach)

Joseph Husband (Sports Assistant)

Emily Joice (Sports Coach)

Huw Jones (Rowing Coach)

Jack Keech (Rowing Coach), BSc

Simon Lewis (Rowing Coach), BA

Darla Matthews (Rowing Coach)

Jorge Puchol (Sports Coach)

Tom Roberts (Rowing Coach), BA

James Stevenson (Assistant Boathouse Manager)

Ben Taylor (Sports Coach)

Andrew Turnill (Boathouse Manager)

Physics

Alex Birchmore, MSci (Head of Physics)

James Hunt, BSc (Second in Physics)

Thomas Henshall, MSc, PhD

John McCarthy, BA

Carlos Rodrigues Gomes, BSc

Mayank Shah, BSc (Assistant Head of Year 10)

Ian Thompson, BSc

Daniel Wright, BSc, MSc

Chris Young, MPhysPhil

Politics

Paul Goldsmith, BA, MBA, FRSA (Head of Economics and Politics)

Matthew Chataway, BA, MA (Deputy Head, Pastoral)

Stewart Faulkes, MA, PhD

Daniel Hamill, BA

William Wearden, BA 

PSHE and Wellbeing 

Charlotte Jennings, BA (Head of PSHE and Wellbeing)

Eman Seddaoui, BSc (Second in PSHE and Wellbeing)

Mark Collier, BA

Clementine Desmons, BA

Andrew Edwards, BSc, Med

Harriet Ekbery, BA, MA (Assistant Head of Upper Sixth)

Debbie Kendall, BA (Assistant Head, Middle School)

Yuvraj Nirwal, BSc, MA (Assistant Head, Director of Teaching and Learning)

Holly Peck, BSc 

Megan Ronald, BA (Assistant Head of Year 9)

Eleanor Rothwell, BA

Mayank Shah, BSc 

Kathleen Webb, BA (Head of Year 10)

Mark Whitgift, MA

Rebecca Wright, BA, Med (Second in Classis)

Religion & Philosophy

Elizabeth Dunleavy, BA (Head of Religion and Philosophy)

Paul Wizonski, BA, MA (Second in Religion and Philosophy)

Jack Boteler, BA, MA

Kat Burns, BA 

Karolos Galazoulas, BA, MA, MA

Junaid Qasim, MA

Harry Waddington, BA

World Perspectives

Laura Leicester, BA  (Head of World Perspectives)

Kat Burns, BA (Head of Year 11)

Matthew Chataway, BA, MA (Deputy Head, Pastoral)

Greg Cook, MA (Chaplain)

Andrew Edwards, Bsc, MEd

Sarah Fordyce, BSc

Mark Holmes, BA (Director of University Admissions)

Mark Stewart, MSt

Mark Wallace, BSc

Will Wearden, BA

 

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