Governors and Staff

The staff and governors at City of London School bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the School's community. They are committed to providing an exceptional education. This is reflected in our pupils' achievements and in their readiness to meet the challenges of the modern world.

Alan Bird

Head

Alan has been the Head at CLS since January 2018, having joined us from Brighton College where he was Deputy Head. Alan holds an MA in Economics (First Class) from the University of Cambridge and an MSc (with distinction) in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science where he was an Economic and Social Research Council scholar. Before joining Brighton College in 2010, Alan spent eight years as Head of Politics at Tonbridge School and, before that, he taught Economics at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford where he was educated as a boy.

Senior Management Team

Bursar

Mr CB Griffiths LLB
University of Birmingham

Senior Deputy Head

Mr M Wardrop MChem
Bailiol College, Oxford

Director of Studies & Senior Mistress

Miss NH Murphy BA
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London

Deputy Head Pastoral

Mrs AK Martineau MA
University College London

Deputy Head Co-curricular & Operations

Mr AJV McBroom BA
University of Exeter

Deputy Head Teaching & Innovation

Mr A Živanić MA
Trinity College, Cambridge

Head of Lower School

Mr PP Sanders MA MEd
University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge

Head of Middle School

Mr BS Savage BA
Christ Church, Oxford

Head of Sixth Form

Mr CR Webb BSc
Cardiff University

Director of Admissions & Communications

Mr PS Marshall MA
University of Edinburgh

Director of Development & Alumni

Ms K Ostermann BA
University of Warwick

Pastoral

Sixth Form

Mr CR Webb BSc
Head of Sixth Form
Mr TL Robinson BSc
Assistant Head of Sixth Form
Dr MN Everard-Pennell MChem PhD
Head of Senior Sixth Form
Ms TR Tooze BA
Head of Junior Sixth Form

Middle School

Mr BS Savage BA
Head of Middle School
Mr TH White BA MA
Head of Fourth Form
Ms KA Saunt BA
Head of Fifth Form

Lower School

Mr PP Sanders MA MEd
Head of Lower School
Miss EL Pollock BSc MEd
Head of Old Grammar
Mr B Medlock BSc
Head of First Form
Miss FG Easton BA
Head of Second Form
Mr JE McArdle BA
Head of Third Form
Mr FJ Isaac BA
Assistant Head of Third Form

School Counsellors

Dr Lucy Rosenstein
School Counsellor

Safeguarding

Ms AK Martineau MA
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr AJV McBroom BA
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr CR Webb BSc
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms S Massy White BA
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Pastoral and Wellbeing

Ms S Massey White BA
Pastoral and Wellbeing Adviser

Academic Departments

Art & Design

Mr S Beresford-Zahra BA
Goldsmiths, University of London

Head of Art & Design

Mr SR Lewington Master Craftsman L.C.G.I
South East London College
Ms B Easton BA
Winchester College of Art and Royal Academy Schools
Miss AE Gill BA MA
Brighton Polytechnic and Royal College of Art
Mr PP Sanders MA MEd
University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge
Mr M Wells-Gray BA MA
University of Edinburgh and The Royal College of Art

Classics

Mr SA Swann MA MPhil
Churchill College, Cambridge and Darwin College, Cambridge

Head of Classics

Miss ZL Connolly MA
Downing College, Cambridge
Miss CL Rose BA
University of Leeds
Mr JE Pile BA
Durham University
Mr JE McArdle BA
University of Edinburgh
Ms V Herrenschmidt BA
Jesus College, Cambridge
Mrs C Knight BSc
University of the West of England

Teacher of Junior Humanities

Drama

Miss SH Dobson BA
University of Warwick

Head of Drama

Ms JR Martin BA
University of Roehampton
Mr MC Biltcliffe BA
University of York

Economics

Mr DP Rey BA MA
University College London and University of Exeter

Head of Economics

Mr MJ Wacey BSc
University of Manchester
Mr CR Webb BSc
Cardiff University
Mr AR Bird MA MSc
Trinity Hall, Cambridge and London School of Economics

English

Mr RJ Bryant BA
Keble College, Oxford

Head of English

Mr J Norman MA
Queens' College, Cambridge
Miss EJ Green MA
Durham University
Mrs H Sebban BA
Regent’s Park College, Oxford
Ms TR Tooze BA
Oxford Brookes University
Ms LE Hynes BA
Trinity College Dublin
Mr FJ Isaac BA
University of York
Ms IL Taylor MA
Pembroke College, Cambridge

Future Guidance

Ms B Chambers BA MA
University of Leeds and Canterbury Christchurch University

Director of Future Guidance

Mr JP Santry BsC
Loughborough University

Head of Higher Education

Miss MJ Ciechanowicz MA
Jesus College, Cambridge

Deputy Head of Higher Education

Mrs LJ Carter BSc MSc
University of Bristol

Deputy Head of Higher Education and Careers Lead

Mr KP Rogers MSc MPhil
Durham University and St Catherine's, Oxford

Skills Coordinator

Mrs V Hill BA DipCG
University of Nottingham and University of East London

Teacher in charge of U.S & Overseas Universities

Geography

Mr JD Innes MA
St John's College, Cambridge

Head of Geography

Mr PS Marshall MA
University of Edinburgh
Mr OJ Ignotus BA
University of Exeter
Ms AD Edkins BA
University of Durham
Mrs C Knight BSc
University of the West of England

Teacher of Junior Humanities

History & Politics

Mr AJ Bracken BA MA
University of Leeds, Birkbeck, University of London and University of Reading

Head of History & Politics

Ms NH Murphy BA
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London
Mr AJV McBroom BA
University of Exeter
Ms KA Saunt BA
University of Nottingham
Mr SJ Brown BA MA
Durham University and University of Manchester
Mr JT Crowther BA
University of Edinburgh
Mr PJ Wright BA
University of Lancaster
Ms DC Patel MA PhD
University of St Andrews and Kings College London
Ms SH Badr BA
University of Leeds
Mrs C Knight BSc
University of the West of England

Teacher of Junior Humanities

IT & Computing

Mrs SL Ralph BA
Durham University

Head of IT & Computing

Mr SR Lewington
South East London College
Mr M Wells-Gray BA MA
University of Edinburgh and The Royal College of Art

Teacher of Design & Computing

Learning Support

Ms AC DiStefano BA
Queen's University, Canada

Head of Learning Support

Mr MC Biltcliffe BA
University of York
Mrs A Fountaine MA MSci DipRSA
Downing College, Cambridge
Ms KJ Ireland BA
University of Southampton
Ms MD Bousiopoulou BA
Athens University

Mathematics

Mr BP Broadhurst MSc
Clare College, Cambridge

Head of Mathematics

Ms EC Lockhart BA
Corpus Christi, Cambridge

Second in Department

Miss CA Hudson BSc
University College of North Wales
Mr SS Fernandes BSc MA
Warwick University and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Mrs CS Musgrove MA
Christ Church College, Oxford
Ms JCL Mesure MA
St. Hugh's College, Oxford
Miss EL McCallan BA
New Hall College, Cambridge
Dr SJ Dugdale BSc PhD
University of Hull and University of Birmingham
Mr TG Betchley BSc MA
University of London and Canterbury Christ Church University
Dr S Gollek PhD
University College London
Miss Y Feng BSc MPhil
University of Hull and Christ Church College, Oxford
Mr S Mozakka BA
University College London
Mrs EM Betchley BSc MSc MA
University of Osmangazi, University of Warwick and Canterbury Christchurch University

Modern Languages

Mr R Edmundson MA
Christ Church College, Oxford

Head of Modern Languages

Mr PR Eteson BA
University of Bristol

Head of French

Mr B Pollard MA
Christ’s College, Cambridge

Head of German

Mrs E Bunnage MA
Durham University

Head of Mandarin

Miss V Vincent MA
University of Bordeaux
Miss MJ Ciechanowicz MA
Jesus College, Cambridge
Miss FG Easton BA
Hertford College, Oxford
Mr TH White BA MA
University of London and King’s College London
Mr AM Thomson BA
SOAS University of London
Miss BL Manion MA
St Hugh's College, Oxford and University College London
Mr BS Savage BA
Christ Church, Oxford
Mr TA Pandolfino BA MA
University of Bath and University College London
Ms A Waugh BA
Balliol College, Oxford
Mr A Benito-Enebral
Language Assistant
Mr A Laidlaw
Language Assistant
Miss P Moreau
Language Assistant
Miss I Morgott
Language Assistant

Music

Mr R Quesnel MA (Cantab) QTS Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Director of Music

Mr J McHardy BMus LRAM Pg Dip ARAM FRCO
University of Edinburgh and Royal Academy of Music

Director of Music, Chapel Royal

Miss JE Jones BA
Durham University

Head of Academic Music

Mr AJ Crockatt BMus BA
Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Academy of Contemporary Music, Surrey
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Visiting Music Teachers
Mr TW Allery
Organ
Ms J Beament
Piano
Miss R Beedham
Cello
Miss E Doroszkowska
Piano
Ms S Field
Saxophone
Mr C Fotopoulos
Piano
Mr T Gucklhorn
Trombone and tuba
Mr JH Gustav von Bohlen
Violin and Viola
Miss S Harrison
Violin
Mr G Hayburn
Cello and piano
Mr M Hewitt
French Horn
Mr D Mannington
Electric guitar
Miss K Mapp
Vocal/singing
Mr M McDonough
Percussion & Drums
Mr S McGowan
Guitar
Miss E Newman
Bassoon
Mr T Osborne
Flute
Ms S Pope
Violin/viola
Ms H Riches
Clarinet/Saxophone
Miss J Ryan
Trumpet
Miss N Sullivan
Clarinet/saxophone
Miss J White
Oboe
Ms V Wright
Clarinet

Physical Education

Mr NF Cornwell BEd
De Montfort University, Bedford

Head of Physical Education

Mr JP Santry BSc
Loughborough University

Head of Games

Mr BJ Silcock BPE
University of Otago
Mr S Robinson BA
Buckinghamshire New University
Mr B Medlock BSc
University of Brighton
Mr S Dorrington BSc
University of Worcester
Mr SI Dumbrava
Water Polo Coach

Religion & Philosophy

Mr JM Fenton MA
Head of Religion and Philosophy

Mansfield College, Oxford

Ms A Giannarou BSc BA MPhil
University of Athens, University College London and Magdalene College, Cambridge
Mrs AK Martineau MA
University College London
Mrs KE Weare MA, MA
Trinity College, Cambridge and Kings College London
Mr J Findlay MSc
University of Aberdeen, Kings College London
Mrs C Knight BSc
University of the West of England

Teacher of Junior Humanities

Science

Mrs PC McCarthy BSc
Imperial College, London

Head of Science

• Biology
Dr KL Pattison BSc PhD
University of Leicester and University of Newcastle

Head of Biology

Mr A Živanić MA
Trinity College, Cambridge
Mr GH Browne MA BSc
Sidney Sussex, Cambridge and University of Hull
Mr TL Robinson BSc
Warwick University
Mr SA Hall BSc
University College London and University of Cambridge
Mr NA Boney BSc
McMaster University, Canada
• Chemistry
Mrs PC McCarthy BSc
Imperial College, London

Head of Chemistry

Mr GW Dawson BSc
University of Nottingham
Mr RJ Dharamshi MA
Queens' College, Cambridge
Dr MN Everard-Pennell MChem PhD
University of Nottingham and University College London
Mr KP Rogers MSc MPhil
Durham University and St Catherine's College, Oxford
Mr SL Clifford BSc
London Metropolitan University
Miss EL Pollock BSc MEd
Durham University and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Mr M Wardrop MChem
Bailiol College, Oxford
• Physics
Mr AA Wood MSc
Imperial College London

Head of Physics

Mr RJ Mackrell BSc
Imperial College London
Mr DG Griffiths MSc BSc
University College London and University of Kent
Miss H Stanley BSc
University of Warwick
Mr NJ Lowe MEng
St Edmund Hall, Oxford
• Junior Science
Ms OR Babb BSc
University of Birmingham

Support Departments

Administration

Mrs Karen Baker
Executive Assistant to the Head
Ms Jane Elliott-Waine
Compliance Manager
Miss Jessica Marcell
Exams and Learning Support Administrator
Mr Ashley Cook
School Administrator
Ms Tina Robinson-Rising
Pastoral Administrator
Mrs Claudia Bacchelli
Academic Administrator
Mr Chris Burns
Co-Curricular Administrator

Admissions

Mr Philip Marshall
Director of Admissions
Mrs Vanessa Haley
Admissions Registrar
Mrs Camilla Penney
Assistant Registrar
Miss Charlotte Anderson
Assistant Registrar

Future Guidance

Ms Bodil Chambers
Director of Future Guidance
Ms Lizzie McCarthy
Future Guidance Officer

Combined Cadet Force

Mr Malcom Gregory
Commanding Officer
Mr Tony Fernandez
Administrative & Logistics Assistant

Communications

Mr Philip Marshall
Director of Communications
Ms Georgina Berry
Marketing & Communications Manager
Mr Tom Kelly
Media Manager
Mr Ben Pollard
News Co-ordinator
Mr Josh Norman
Editor of The Chronicle

Cover Supervisors

Lynn Crossley
Jane Maclean

Development and Alumni

Ms Kathrin Ostermann
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Ms Harriet Anderson Bradley
Philanthropy Manager
Mrs Katharine Wallace
Alumni and Parent Engagement Manager

Facilities

Mr John Hawson
Facilities Manager
Mr Chris Rowland
Operations Manager
Ms Kira Auja
Operations Assistant
Ms Anita Murray
Events and Lettings Manager
Mr Danny McGinley
Head School Keeper
Mr Jorge Ferreira
Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
Mr Peter Fox
School Keeper
Mr Chris Lynam
School Keeper
Mr Antonio Almeida
School Keeper
Mr Terry Stocks
Head Groundsman (Grove Park)
Mr Robert Chamberlain
Groundsman (Grove Park)
Mr Martin Hill
Groundsman (Grove Park)

Finance

Mr Charles Griffiths
Bursar
Mr Simon Hubbard
Finance Manager
Mrs Hope Kahwa
Finance Assistant
Ms Bharti Sidhpura
School Fees Officer
Mr Niall Claire
Finance Apprentice

Graduate Assistants

Miss Emily Belcher
Mr Richard Brice
Mr Freddie Issitt

Human Resources

Mr James Bailey
HR Manager
Miss Chelsea Wightman
HR Advisor
Miss Maria Brazier-Petrousi
HR Apprentice

IT Department

Mr Damian Valle Valenzuela
Director of Schools' IT Services
Mr Matthew Hart
Data Analyst
Mr Michael Denbow
Systems Engineer
Mr Cyril Matthews
IT Technician
Mr Andrea Boscolo Cremondin
IT Technician
Mr Toby Sheldon
Media and Reprographics Technician
Mr Daniel Doswell
IT Services Apprentice

Library, Archive & Bookshop

• Library
Mr David Rose
Senior Librarian
Mr Michael Evans
Library Assistant
Ms Jude Grantham
Assistant Librarian
Mrs Rachael Howley
Assistant Librarian
• Archive
Ms Katherine Symonds
School Archivist
• Bookshop
Mr Tim Osborne
Bookshop Manager

Medical Centre

Mr Dieter Aretz
School Nurse

Partnerships

Ms Laura Hynes
Director of Partnership

PSHE

Mrs Lisa Carter
Head of PSHE

Reception

Ms Anna Cantarini
Receptionist
Ms Beverley Conroy
Receptionist

School Technicians

• Art & Design
Mrs Nadine Schofield
Art and Design Technician
• Drama
Mr Joe Oliver
Theatre & Drama Technician
Science
• Biology
Mrs Mikaila Waite
Senior Biology Technician
• Chemistry
Mr William Jones
Senior Chemistry Technician
Mr Ridhwan Mariot
Chemistry Technician
• Physics
Mr Avi Khadaroo
Senior Physics Technician
Mr Russell Broderick
Physics Technician

The Board of Governors

 

To contact the Board of Governors directly:

By post:

Mr Tim Levene, Chairman, City of London School Governing Board, c/o City of London Corporation, Member's Room, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London EC2P 2EJ

By email:

The Chairman of the Board of Governors can be contacted by post via the address above, or by e-mail via the Clerk

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