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West London Free School - Kensington Primary Academy

The Knowledge Schools Trust

We aim to provide children with a classical liberal education, regardless of background or ability.

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Teaching Staff

 

Leadership Team

Director of Primary Education, Laura Lund

Ms Lund has been a teacher since 1993 having studied for a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) as well as a history degree at Canterbury. She has been a Head teacher for over 13 years at three different London schools managing them all on the journey to outstanding provision. She is a Local Leader of Education and a Professional Partner working to drive school improvement and support new Head teachers. Laura has two children and lives in Chiswick, she enjoys travelling and running.

 

 

 

Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Helen Barnes

Helen Barnes began her teaching career in New Zealand in at a primary school in Christchurch after completing her studies at Christchurch College of Education.  She settled in England in 1992 and has taught and gained experience across all year groups.  She has a passion for teaching English and children's books.  She developed her leadership skills through being a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (gaining the NASENCo Award) and Deputy Head before starting at Kensington Primary Academy in March 2018.  She is also interested in high quality teaching and developing newly qualified staff into competent and courageous teachers.  In her spare time Helen likes to travel and explore new places.  She also likes to cycle, swim and run!

 

Assistant Head and Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Kate Hitchins

Kate began her teaching career in Australia and studied for a Bachelor of Education at Deakin University in Melbourne. After finishing her degree, Kate moved to England in 2015 and begun working for the Knowledge Schools Trust. She has a passion for teaching Maths and developing and implementing the mastery approach within classroom practices across the trust. Kate likes spending time with her dog and tending to her growing indoor plant collection.

 

 

 

SENDCo and Designated Safeguarding Lead, Hannah Sheridan

After studying Psychology at University of Oxford, Hannah trained to be a teacher at the Institute of Education. She then continued her career in London, taking up teaching positions across both mainstream and special education settings. During this time, Hannah developed her passion for SEND education and high-quality teaching by studying for several extra qualifications. She enjoys studying the psychology of education and has a published paper on maths education. In her spare time, she likes to do crafts and go swimming.

   

 

Teachers and Support Staff

Teacher  LSO
Nursery

Angela Murphy 

 

 

Margaret Anjum

Andrea Napier

Reception

Tabitha Cooper

Sengul Ayna

 

Humeyra Buldu

Year 1

Hanna Abouzeid

 

  

Ellie Curtin

Year 2

 

Jiva Cory

(EYFS & KS1 Phase Lead)

 

Amina Diriye (Student Teacher)

 

 

Mary Mylona

Year 3

Layla Bakkali

 

Tyrel Oshinowo

Sofia Karampatzaki

Year 4

Madeleine Caldwell 

 


 

Gabriella Andrews


 

 

 

 

 

Year 5


Duncan Fergusson

(Acting KS2 Phase Lead)


 

 

Vicki Quinlan

 



 

 

 

 

Robert Drury

 

Year 6

 

 

Christopher Parry

 


Rudi Johnson 

 

Kasia Bitel

 

 

PE Specialist

Jahi Laing 

Music Teacher

Susannah Goldstein

French Teacher

Shameem Joosub

Art Teacher

Janina Williams 

Katie Press

Director of English

Juli Ryzop 

Curriculum Advisor

Fiona Battah 

Curriculum Assistant Head 

Naomi Pilling 

Curriculum Advisor

 

 

 Subject Teams

English

Layla Bakkali

Katie Press

Phonics & Early Reading

Layla Bakkali

Katie Press

Maths

Kate Hitchins

Serena Smith

Tyson Evans

History

Duncan Fergusson

Fiona Battah

Alex Pethick

Juli Ryzop

Geography

Duncan Fergusson

Fiona Battah

Alex Pethick

Juli Ryzop

Science

Hanna Abouzeid

Fiona Battah

Alex Pethick

Juli Ryzop

RE

Christopher Parry

Fiona Battah

Computing

Madeleine Caldwell

Helen Barnes

Fiona Battah

PSHE

Christopher Parry

Fiona Battah

SEND

Hannah Sheridan

Helen Barnes

Art & DT

Janina Williams

Jiva Cory

Naomi Pilling

Fiona Battah

Helen Barnes

Music

Susannah Goldstein

Fiona Battah

PE

Jahi Laing

Ashely Fields 

Kate Hitchins

French

Shameem Joosub

Fiona Battah 

EYFS

Jiva Cory

Kate Hitchins

Deeanne Burke

Emma Lennard

Juli Ryzop

Safeguarding

Hannah Sheridan (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Helen Barnes (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Kate Hitchins (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Tyson Evans