Prep School Staff
Our dedicated team of teachers educate, inspire and support pupils in every facet of school life. Please see the staff list below.
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Cognita Director of Education (Chair of Governors): James Carroll
Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
James StenningHead Teacher
James became Head of North Bridge House Prep School in September 2018. James grew up in Kenya and spent five years at boarding school in Somerset. Following a degree in Economics and Spanish he work...
Tom Le TissierDeputy Head Teacher
Tom joined NBH from Duncombe Prep School in Hertfordshire where he was Deputy Head, Director of Teaching and Learning and Online Safeguarding Lead. He is an experienced practitioner having taught thro...
Catherine RalphAssistant Head (Head of Upper School)
Catherine joined North Bridge House Prep School in January 2019 and has taken up the role of Assistant Head (Upper School) this academic year. Catherine grew up and went to school in London. She compl...
Aidan TaylorAssistant Head (Head of Middle School)
As Assistant Head (Middle School), Aidan oversees teaching, learning and pastoral care in Years 5 and 6. He has worked as an Assistant Head, Maths Coordinator and class teacher in primary schools in N...
Veronika ShelleyAssistant Head (Head of Lower School)
Veronika oversees teaching, learning and pastoral care in Years 3 and 4 at the Prep School, as well as the Learning Support Department. She joined the Prep School from NBH Senior Canonbury where she w...
Ray IrvingAssistant Head (Co-Curriculum) and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ray has joined us from Dubai as Assistant Head Teacher (Co-curricular). Ray’s role will be to coordinate the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that the children can enjoy to further en...
Penelope LeeSenior Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
In addition to her SLT role, supporting staff across the school with pastoral matters, Penny teachers English and Maths to boys in Years 6 and 8. Penny began her own education at Stepping Stones, n...
|Dillie Baria||Head of Digital Learning & Computing|
|Richard Branch||Director of Sport|
|Simon Columb||Head of Art|
|Helen Greenham||Director of Music|
|Céline Maillard||Head of Languages|
|Colin King||Head of History|
|Caroline Knight||Head of Geography and PRE, Form Tutor|
|Juliette McGirr||Head of English, Form Tutor|
|Peta Probst||Head of Learning Support|
|Shannon Rodgers||Head of Science and Deputy Head of Upper School|
|Maggie Szczygielska||Head of Maths|
|Amy Coad||Head of Girls Games|
|Simon White||Head of Drama|
|Jessica Colledge||Acting Head of Year 3 (Maternity Cover)|
|Matt Lockwood||Deputy Head of Upper School, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Teacher of PE & Games|
|Carli May||Head of Year 3|
|Alice Polglaze||Head of Year 4|
|Dana Vivian||Head of Year 6, Teacher of English & Maths and Future Schools Coordinator|
|Juliette Woods||Head of Year 5, Teacher of English and Drama|
|Hamish Cooper||Teacher of Games and PE, Form Tutor|
|Alana Delaney||Teacher of English|
|Joseph Grahame||Teacher of Art (Part-time)|
|Zoi Lianou||Teacher of Languages|
|Li Man||Teacher of Languages|
|Deon McNee||Teacher of Mathematics, Geography and Games|
|Brenda Pizzi||Teacher of Maths, English & Science and Lead on PSHE|
|Laurie Power||Teacher of Science|
|Kelig Sassery||Teacher of Languages|
|Suzan Soni||Teacher of Mathematics|
|Raquel Soto-Marin||Teacher of Languages|
|Aaron Yeung||Teacher of Mathematics|
|Miroslava Mala||Teacher of Music|
|Kendal Barrett-Brown||Year 4 Teacher|
|Ambra Crespi||Learning Assistant|
|Aniela Dunford||Learning Assistant|
|Ben Foster||Year 4 Teacher|
|Nikki Godfrey||Learning Assistant|
|Sonia Gomez||Year 3 Teacher and Assistant Head of Learning Support|
|Lenka Gryzova||Learning Assistant|
|Marilyne Guillaumont||Learning Assistant|
|Sinead Holt||Teacher of Year 3 and Educational Visits Coordinator|
|Stephen Knibbs||Year 3 Teacher|
|Sara Page-Towers||Senior Learning Assistant|
|Camille Purcell||Year 4 Teacher|
|Lynz Smith||Learning Assistant|
|Kyra Truasheim||Year 4 Teacher|
|Joseph Grahame||Arts Technician (Part-time)|
|Alan Keane||Facilities Manager|
|Leila Parsons||Cover Supervisor|
|Pavinder Ubhi||Science Technician (Part-Time)|
|Rita Capaldo||Catering Manager|
|Iulia Ceptureanu||Data Manager|
|Zoe Menendez-Buick||Office Manager|
|Martin Filkins||Business Manager|
|Kevin McInery||IT Technician|
|Sue Sabin||PA to Headteacher, HR, Recruitment Coordinator and SCR Champion|