The Team

Senior Leadership Team

Ben Walsh – Principal

Wendy Clements – Deputy Principal

Andy Hill – Deputy Principal


WEST – Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team

Debbie Battle – Safeguarding and Prevention Officer

Sean Henn – Wellbeing and Learning Support Lead

Anne Armstrong – ELSA, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Roz Davidson – Drama Therapist

Tiffany Saxon-Kyte – Art Therapist


Admin & Site Team

Andrea Birkett – School Business Manager

Arwen Showell – PA to Headteacher

Claire Kyriacou – Receptionist/Finance Assistant

Michelle Saunders – School Office

Jackie Lennard – School Office

Seidi Wright – Admin and Examinations Officer

Angus Beer – Site Manager

Dave Paxton – Caretaker



Emma Buckland – Occupational Therapist (AfC)

Joy Jindu – Occupational Therapy Assistant

Katherine Orr – Speech and Language Therapy Assistant/LSA

Hayley Smith – Speech and Language Therapy Assistant/LSA

Emma Sturgess – Speech and Language Therapist


Key Stage 2

Tom Underwood – Head of KS2 & Lead Teacher of the Arts

Will Bull – Teacher

Kasia Mulligan – Trainee Teacher


Key Stage 3

Clare Malston – Assistant Headteacher & Head of KS3

Zooba Ahmad – Wellbeing and Learning Support Assistant

Pantelis Beglis – Teacher & Head of Year 9

Emma Blake – Teacher & Head of Year 7

Paige Catling – Wellbeing and Learning Support Assistant

Emma Egan – Teacher

Jean Gawthrop – Head of English

Linden Greatwood – Teacher

Harry Hazlem – Trainee Teacher

Valentina Lorrai – Teacher

Shulay Matthews – Teacher

Tom Morgan – Teacher & Head of Year 8

Michelle Sheahan – Teacher

Julie Allan – Learning Support Assistant

Richard Hayes – Wellbeing and Learning Support Assistant

Lisa Hernon – Wellbeing and Learning Support Assistant

Bhagyashree Patel – Trainee Teacher

Amanda Waddingham – Wellbeing and Learning Support Assistant


Key Stage 4

Roger White – Assistant Headteacher and Head of PE

Lara Birkett – Head of KS4, Head of PSHE & Head of Careers

Metra Alizoda – Teacher

Karen Ward – Assistant Headteacher and Head of Maths

Neil Mears – Teacher

Clare Putnam – Learning Support Assistant

Jackie Reid – Learning Support Assistant

Nikki Atkins – Learning Support Assistant

Clare Beer – Learning Support Assistant/Team Leader


Post 16

Amanda Skidmore – Head of Post 16

Elizabeth Grisales – Trainee Teacher

Helen Woolgar – Trainee Teacher



Adam Barlow – Trainee Teacher

James Catcheside – Teacher – Horticulture

Lisa Falconer – Head of Teacher Training and Professional Development

Laura Mangat– Teacher

Kevin Martin – Learning Support Assistant

Louise Fuller – Teacher

Anson McCall – Teacher

Barbara Schlemmerova – Teacher

Georgia Tarrant – Teacher

Hannah Lofthouse – Teacher – Science Teacher & Assistant SENCo

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report


Firefighters Careers Visit

As part of our Careers curriculum, pupils in Year 10, had a great session with the fire brigade. White Watch from Surbiton Station brought the fire engine into school and spoke to the three classes about careers in the fire …

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Police Dogs Visit

We were excited to welcome a visit by Police Dog Handlers on 22nd February. Pupils particularly enjoyed their demonstration of how the dogs follow a scent to find a potential suspect and other ways the dogs are utilized by the …

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Citizen Zoo

Pupils at St Philip’s love learning about wildlife so we were delighted to welcome Elliot and Nick from Citizen Zoo to lead an assembly on the wildlife around and about in Kingston. Elliot talked about the green spaces available in …

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Good Ofsted Report

We are delighted to announce that Ofsted have graded St Philip’s School as Good overall and Outstanding in the area of Personal Development, following their inspection which took place on 17 &18th January this year. Principal Ben Walsh said, “The …

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