for boys and girls aged 4-11


Susie West brings a wealth of expertise to the Board of Advisors, all delivered with infectious enthusiasm and a vibrant sense of humour. She has taught in both maintained and independent sectors, and has experience working with all age groups from Reception to senior school Sixth Form. She has taught overseas in Kuala Lumpur, but more recently was on the academic staff at Sussex House, and Deputy Head at Kensington Prep. Furthermore, for over thirteen years Susie was Head at St Christopher's School in Hampstead. She now mentors new heads and carries our leadership appraisals. She is passionate that education must always look forward, by teaching the  skills needed for the future, beginning in the earliest of years. Innovative and vivacious in everything that she does, Susie has also worked in business, fashion, the NHS and the motor trade!

Laura Marani taught first at Faulkner House School and then for 23 years at Pembridge Hall where she was Deputy Head for nine years and then Head for a further nine.  She has now retired from full time teaching but is still very involved in the educational world as a Governor of both Queensgate School and Notting Hill Prep.

Diana Watkins was chair of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) for the academic year 2008-09 and previously held the position of Vice Chairman.  She has served on both the IAPS Education and Inspections committees.  In January 2010 she retired as Head of Leaden Hall in Salisbury, where she had been for 16 years. She is a leading light in the development of modern independent education and is a passionate believer in the need to focus on early years teaching to create solid educational foundations.

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