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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

D W Goodhew, MA (Corpus Christi College, Oxford), FRSA

Deputy Head

Matthew Chataway, BA, MA (King’s College, London) (Acting Deputy Head, Pastoral)

Ian Emerson, MA, BSSc (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Queen’s University, Belfast) (Deputy Head, Academic)

Assistant Heads

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

Lucy Cole, BSc, MA (Durham), (Co-curriculum)

Rachel Collier, MA, MA (Corpus Christi College, Oxford; Birkbeck, London) (Sixth Form)

William Goldsmith, MA (Edinburgh), (Director of Teaching and Learning)

Marcel Lewis, BA (Durham), (Middle School)

Amy Sellars, BSc (Cardiff) (Lower School)

Heads of Year

Sarah Fordyce, BSc (Bath),  (Head of Upper Sixth)

Jon Haines, BSc (Southampton), (Assistant Head of Upper Sixth)

Sam Adams, BA, MA (Birmingham; Surrey) (Head of Lower Sixth)

Sam Burns, MBiochem (Bath), (Assistant Head of Lower Sixth)

Debbie Kendall, BA (Leeds) (Head of Year 11)

Andrew Copeman, BA, MSc (Newcastle University, Oxford Brookes University), (Assistant Head of Year 11)

Paul Goldsmith, BA, MBA, (Leeds, Cass Business School), FRSA (Head of Year 10)

Holly Peck, BSc (University of Bristol), (Assistant Head of Year 10)

Lucy Snooks, BA (Loughborough), (Head of Year 9)

Isabel Sudbury, MA (Pembroke College, Cambridge), (Assistant Head of Year 9)

Kat Burns, BA (Manchester), (Head of Year 8)

Sarah Glencross, BA (Leeds), (Assistant Head of Year 8)

Gareth Cooper, BSc (Port Elizabeth) (Head of Year 7)

George Tidey, BA (Chichester), (Assistant Head of Year 7)

Academic Mentoring Department

Ceri Ellis, BA (Sussex), Dip. SpLD (Hornsby) SENCo, Head of Academic Mentoring

Honorata Buchnowska, BA, MA (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, Westminster University)

Natalie Weatherley, BA (University of North London) CELTA, PATOSS

Art & Design

David Mumby, BA (Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths) Head of Art & Design

Christophe Blanchard-Conner, MA (Westminster, Goldsmiths)

Jane Clarke, BA (Canterbury)

Paige Davies, BA, MFA (Lancaster University, Wimbledon College of Art)

Janet Hillis Maidment, BA, MA, MA (Exeter College of Art; London Institute; Birkbeck)

Georgia Rodger, BA (Camberwell College of Art, UAL), MA (Bergen Academy of Art and Design) (maternity leave)

Biology

Matt Reeve, BSc (Newcastle University), Head of Biology

Elizabeth Hansford, BSc, (Durham) MSc (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Second in Biology

Kate Bartlett, BSc (Durham)

Katy Blatch-Smith, BSc (Bristol), (maternity leave)

Sam Burns, MBiochem (Bath)

Jack Davey, MBiochem (Magdalen College, Oxford), MSc (UCL)

Stephen Eddison, MA (Jesus College, Cambridge)

Maria Inverno, BEng (Lusofona, Lisbon), MSc (Birkbeck, London)

Harriet Newhouse, BSc, MRes (Durham), PGCE (LMH, Oxford University)

Careers

Chris Couch, MA, MA (Royal Holloway, University of London; Coventry), Head of Careers

Sally Greene, BA, (Nottingham Trent), Careers Coordinator

Chemistry

Ed Forbes, MChem (Edinburgh), Head of Chemistry

Rebecca Thomas, MSci (Downing College, Cambridge), Second in Chemistry

Alice Donkin, MChem (Durham University)

Helen Doyme, MSci (UCL)

Holly Peck, BSc (University of Bristol)

Katy Pender, MSci (Magdalene College, Cambridge) (maternity leave)

David Paul, MChem (Jesus College, Oxford)

Rachel Oxburgh, BA, MSc, PhD (Oxford University, University of Wyoming, Columbia University)

Amy Sellars, BSc (Cardiff), Assistant Head

Patrick Stokle, MA (Newcastle University)

Mark Whitgift, (maternity cover)

Classics

Rebecca Wright, BA, MEd (Nottingham; Jesus College, Cambridge) Acting Head of Classics

Rachel Collier, MA, MA (Corpus Christi College, Oxford; Birkbeck) Assistant Head

Greg Cook, MA (Queens’ College, Cambridge), Chaplain, Acting Second in Classics

Mark Holmes, BA (Bristol) (Director of University Admissions)

Eleanor Hussey, BA (Jesus College, Cambridge)

Marcel Lewis, BA (Durham), (Head of Middle School)

Shah Motz, BA, MA (Balliol College, Oxford; Columbia)

Computing

Jackie Price, BA (Huddersfield) Head of Computing

Sarah Glencross, BA (Leeds) (Assistant Head of Year 8)

Design

Elizabeth Green, BA (Loughborough), Head of Design

Julia Selby, BA (Sir John Cass School of Art, London)

Lucy Snooks, BA (Loughborough)

Sharon Whyte, BA, MA (Canterbury Christ Church University, Royal College of Art, London) Second in Design

Patrick Whitfield, BA (Brunel University London)

Drama

Justin Joseph, BA (London) Director of Drama

Mary Bruton, BA (Royal Holloway, University of London) Assistant Director of Drama

Stephanie Harris, BA (Leicester)

Suzy Woodham, BA (Aberystwyth)

LAMDA teachers:

Maja Barcot, (LAMDA Dip.)

Nik Drake, (LAMDA)

Paul Tate, BA (LAMDA)

Economics

Mark Wallace, BSc (Birmingham) Head of Economics

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

Paul Goldsmith, BA, MBA, (Leeds, Cass Business School), FRSA, Head of Year 10

Laura Leicester, BA (Nottingham), Head of World Perspectives

William Wearden, BA (King’s College, Cambridge)

Sarah Fordyce, BSc (Bath) Head of Upper Sixth

English

Jonathan Mitropoulos-Monk, BA, MSt (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford; Wolfson College, Cambridge), Head of English

Sam Adams, BA, MA (Birmingham; Surrey), Head of Lower Sixth

Andrea Barlien, BA (Massey University)

Nadine Dalton-West, (maternity cover)

Catherine Lewis, BA (Trinity College Dublin)

Andrew Copeman, BA, MSc (Newcastle; Oxford Brookes)

William Goldsmith, MA (Edinburgh), Director of Teaching and Learning

Stephanie Harris, BA (Leicester)

Luke Maxted, BA, MSt (St. Hilda’s College, Oxford; Kellogg, Oxford)

Joe Murray, 

Jack Palmer, BA, MPhil (University of East Anglia; Homerton College, Cambridge)

Madeleine Smith, MA (Edinburgh)

Extended Project

Helen Doyme, MSci (UCL), Head of Extended Project

Sam Adams, BA, MA (Birmingham; Surrey), Head of Lower Sixth

Kate Bartlett, BSc (Durham)

Patrick Drumm, BMus, MA, DPhil (Bangor; York; Sussex), Assistant Head of EP

Jonathan Geoghegan, BA (Durham), Assistant Director of Music

Richard Holder, BA, MA, PhD (Goldsmiths, London; Sussex; UCL)

Shah Motz, BA, MA (Balliol College, Oxford; Columbia)

Lucy Snooks, BA (Loughborough)

Ian Thompson, BSc (Warwick)

Mark Wallace, BSc (Birmingham) Head of Economics

Paul Wizonski, BA, MA (King’s College, London, SOAS)

Geography

Mike Ashby, BA, MSc, FRGS, C. Geog (Middlesex; King’s College, London) Head of Geography

Lucy Cole, BSc, MA (Durham), Assistant Head (Co-curriculum)

Andrew Edwards, BSc, MEd (Cardiff, Cambridge)

Victoria Ktori-Tucker, (maternity cover)

Rachel Marley, BSc (Birmingham) Head of Year 11 (maternity leave)

Cyrus Nayeri, MA, MSc, DPhil (PhD), (University of Oxford), Second in Geography

Megan Ronald, BA (University of Durham)

Helen Tindale, MA (Cantab), (Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge) (maternity leave)

History

Jonathan White, MA (Selwyn College, Cambridge), Head of History

Barry Bladon, BA (King’s College, London), Second in History

Laura Day, BA, MPhil (Murray Edwards College, Cambridge)

John Gilbert, MA (Wadham College, Oxford), Head of Politics

Lizzi Goodchild, BA (Newcastle University)

Richard Holder, BA, MA, PhD (Goldsmiths, London; Sussex; UCL)

Erin Null, BA, MA (Mount Vernon Nazarene University, University of Oxford)

Marc Stewart, MSt (Oxford)

Library

Terri McCargar, BA, MA (College of Saint Benedict; UCL), MCLIP, Librarian

Helena Leeper, BA, MA (Leeds, Sheffield), Assistant Librarian

Sue Yeend, BA (Winchester)

Michaela Tonkinson, BA (Royal Holloway, London), Graduate Trainee

History of Art

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

Mathematics

Patrick MacMahon, MA, MSc (Emmanuel College, Cambridge; OU), Head of Mathematics

Neetha Alishaw, BSc, MSc (Kent; Imperial College, London)

Theresa Andrew, MA, MA (Mansfield College, Oxford; London), Second in Mathematics

Zack Bassman, BA (Cornell)

Guy Bowles, BA, MSc (University of Liverpool, Imperial College of Science & Technology)

Tenasi Chang, BSc (University College London)

Gareth Cooper, BSc (Port Elizabeth) Head of Year 7

Max Devenport, BSc (University of Bristol), Third in Mathematics

Robin Fellerman, MA (St Edmund Hall, Oxford)

Jon Haines, BSc (Southampton)

Andrew Jones, 

Joe Jordan, BSc (Leicester)

Ed Mann, BA (Worcester College, Oxford)

Kevin Meng, 

Andy Murray, BSc (University of Calgary)

Donal O’Hara, MMath (Corpus Christi College, Oxford)

Heerpal Sahota, MA, MSc (Emmanuel College, Cambridge; Birkbeck College, London), Timetabler

Isabel Sudbury, MA (Pembroke College, Cambridge)

Modern Languages

Cameron Palmer, BA, MA (UCL, Institute of Education), Head of Modern Languages

Kate Cotton, BA(Hons) King‘s College London, PGCE Homerton College Cambridge, MA(Hons) King’s College London 

Clem Desmons, BA (Exeter)

Ian Emerson, MA, BSSc (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Queen’s University, Belfast) (Deputy Head, Academic)

Holly Etherington, BA, (Durham) Head of Spanish

Charlotte Healy, BA (Durham) Head of German

Anna-Clare Hetherington, MA (Robinson College, Cambridge)

Monica Jang Chapman, BA, MSc (Surrey)

Debbie Kendall, BA (Leeds) Head of Year 11

Guillermo Martin Ruiz, MA (Universidad de Alcala, Madrid)

Salli Parra, BA, MA (Liverpool; Surrey)

Claudia Rodriguez, BA (University of Barcelona), MA (National University of Distance Learning), Second in Spanish

Katie Temple, BA (Durham) Head of Year 7 (maternity leave)

Begona Windle, BA (University of Alfonso)

Jenny Wong, BA (Durham) Head of Mandarin

Bella Wu, BA, MA (National Taichung Educational University, Ta; University of London)

Language Assistants

Mei-Ling Chang, BA (Chinese Culture University in Taiwan)

Guillermo Martin Ruiz, MA (Universidad de Alcala, Madrid)

Carlota Porras, BA, MA (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja)

Josep Soldevila, BA (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Estelle Bara-Taylor, Diploma in Law (Kingston University), Conservatoire of Contemporary Dance and Music (Rambert School at Brunel)

Charlotte Werrmann, MA, University of Goettingen

Music

Tony Henwood, MA, (Exeter College, Oxford) ARCO, FRSA, Director of Music

Jonathan Geoghegan, BA (Durham), Assistant Director of Music

Patrick Drumm, BMus, MA, DPhil (Bangor; York; Sussex)

Harriet Ekbery, BA (Durham University)

Peripatetic music staff

Lauren Abbott BMus LTCL (Violin & Viola)

James Arben BA (Oxon) 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)

Gerard Brooks MA (Oxon) FRCO (Organ)

Ruth Buxton BMus RCM LGSM (Clarinet)

Graham Caldecott GRNCM (Piano)

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

Simon Coleman MMus (Electric/Bass Guitar)

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)

David Gordon MSc (Jazz Piano & Harpsichord)

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 PG Dip(RNCM) (Singing)

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

Stephen O’Regan DipRCM (Flute)

Kathryn Parry, MA (Cantab) Dip RAM ARAM (Violin and Viola)

Claire Philpot ARCM (Oboe)

David Porter-Thomas Dip RCM ARCM (Singing)

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

Jo Turner ARCM Dip RCM (Bassoon)

Christopher Wood LRAM ARCM (Piano)

Physical Education & Games

Natalie Maclean, Director of Sport

Paul Gibson, BA (Wolverhampton) Head of Football

Ella Harvey, BSc (Gloucestershire) Head of Netball & Athletics

Olivia Harvey, BSc, MSc (Loughborough University) Head of Hockey & Rounders

George Tidey, BA (Chichester), Head of Cricket

Sally Roch, BA (Leeds) Sports Administrator

Claire Rimmer, BSc (London) Sports Administrator

Phil McGee, MA (Edinburgh) Head of Boats                                                    

Ross Doneghan, Head of Rugby

Will Rowley, Head of Swimming

Nick Laws, Assistant Head of Boats

Nick Barry-Parker (St Mary’s) Rowing Coach

Keiran Brown, Rowing Coach

Chris Clark, Lead Senior Rowing Coach

Huw Jones, Rowing Coach

Jack Keech, Rowing Coach

Sarah Amacker, Rowing Coach

Jonno Davidson, Boatman

Ben Taylor, Cricket Professional

Lawrie O’Keefe, Hockey Professional

Gilberto Damiano, Football Professional

Rhianne McHale-Ogedengbe, Netball Professional

Edd Conway, Rugby Professional

Paul Hopkin, Rugby Coach

Chiara Semple, Netball Coach

Emma Toft, Netball Coach

Karyn Bailey, Netball Coach

Janine Merikhy, Hockey Coach

Rene Fontaine, Football Coach

Frank Prenesti, Cricket Coach

James Williams, Cricket Coach

Mike Benson, Sports Coach

Tom Heathfield, Sports Assistant

Erin Leahy-Salvage, Sports Assistant

Physics

Alex Birchmore, MSci (The University of Nottingham) Head of Physics

Carols Rodrigues Gomes, BSc (King’s College, London)

James Hunt, BSc (Manchester), Second in Physics

John McCarthy, BA (Trinity College Dublin) Acting Second in Physics

Mayank Shah, BSc (University of Surrey)

Ian Thompson, BSc (Warwick)

Daniel Wright, BSc, MSc (Birmingham, Bath)

Chris Young, MPhysPhil (University of Oxford)

Politics

John Gilbert, MA (Wadham College, Oxford) Head of Politics

Matthew Chataway, BA, MA (King’s College, London)

Paul Goldsmith, BA, MBA, (Leeds, Cass Business School), FRSA, Head of Year 10

William Wearden, BA (King’s College, Cambridge)

Religion & Philosophy

Elizabeth Fletcher, BA (Durham University) Head of Religion and Philosophy

Jack Boteler, BA, MA (University of Birmingham; Goldsmiths,London)

Kat Lawson, BA (Manchester)

Junaid Qasim, MA (St John’s College, Cambridge)

Harry Waddington, BA (University of Exeter)

Paul Wizonski, BA, MA (King’s College, London, SOAS)

World Perspectives

Laura Leicester, BA (Nottingham), Head of World Perspectives

Andrew Edwards, BSc, MEd (Cardiff, Cambridge), Head of World Perspectives

Greg Cook, MA (Queens’ College, Cambridge)

Laura Day, BA, MPhil (Murray Edwards College, Cambridge)

Sarah Fordyce, BSc (Bath) Head of Upper Sixth

Mark Holmes, BA (Bristol) Director of University Admissions

Kat Lawson, BA (Manchester)

Marc Stewart, MSt (Oxford)

Mark Wallace, BSc (Birmingham) Head of Economics

Will Wearden, BA (King’s College, Cambridge)

 

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