Here at Elthorne, we are proud of our creative and innovative staff. We ensure that we recruit the very best staff who also subscribe to our core values and attributes. We have a strong leadership team who seeks to work collaboratively with all stakeholders.
All staff, both teaching and support, form part of a qualified and experienced team, which functions at its best in being mutually supportive working towards our mission statement.
Relationships between staff and students at Elthorne are often remarked upon by visitors and parents as being warm, productive and mutually respectful.
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Mr Wong has always liked science, technology and taking examinations. After graduating from Kings College London with a mathematics and computing degree he spent an enjoyable year in Birmingham learning circus skills and how to teach secondary school children. Skills that came in handy in Australia when he juggled jobs teaching rugby and mathematics during the week and working at the fairground in Sydney at weekends. He still loves travelling but refuses to live anywhere without a tube and thinks that London is the best city in the world!
Mr White graduated from the University of Swansea with a BA (Hons) degree in Geography. He trained as a teacher at the University of Wales (PGCE). He is also a keen traveller and has lived and worked in Japan and Australia. Mr White has held a number of responsibilities as Deputy Head teacher at Elthorne Park High school including Behaviour & Inclusion, Curriculum & Assessment & School Self Evaluation. Mr White is passionate about Geography teaching and environmental education and ensuring that all students achieve their full potential at school.
Mr Ward graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA (Hons) degree in Modern Languages. He has always loved languages and after several years teaching English in Spain, he realised that he wanted to teach Spanish and French in this country. Mr Ward completed his PGCE at the Institute of Education and has taught MFL in three other London schools, organising some memorable trips to Spain, France, Mexico and Japan. He has also worked as a football translator for Spanish-speaking players and managers and loves Spanish football.
Associate Deputy Headteacher
Ms Reeves graduated with a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations. Believing that her future was in politics she completed a Masters in Politics. Following an internship she realised that the only way to ensure the future generation voted and lived in a strong society was to be involved in education and since then has never looked back. She leads on Personal Development and Inclusion within our school. She teaches Government and Politics and Religious Education. Having lived and worked in Ealing her whole life she feels there is no better place to be unless it is walking her dog along the south coast.
Ms Curley graduated from St. Mary’s University College with a BA (QTS) in Physical Education. She is a very passionate teacher of PE and loves to help young people succeed through sport. She is the Assistant Headteacher responsible for Teaching and Learning and oversees staff development, research and pedagogy.
Mr Kelley graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BA (Hons) degree in English. He is our Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Curriculum and Assessment and is attached to the Sixth Form. As a teacher of English, Mr Kelley is passionate about the teaching of language and literature and particularly enjoys working with students who have struggled with English in the past. Outside of school, Mr Kelley's interests include poetry, music and walking.
Mr Morgan graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Science and then followed postgraduate courses in Conservation Management at the University of East Anglia and teacher training at Bath University. Prior to working at Elthorne, he was an Advanced Skills Teacher and Lead Practitioner for the SSAT. In his younger days, when not performing as a tricky left winger on the football pitch or playing bass guitar, he spent much of his time hugging trees and saving protected meadowland species. A teacher of Science, Business Studies and Health & Social Care, he has a responsibility for staff development at Elthorne and likes nothing more than teaching pupils the Latin names of plants on the field at lunchtimes, mistakenly thinking it’s a cool thing to do.
Ms Quinn graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne with a BA (Hons) degree in Sociology and Social Policy. She then completed her PGCE in Citizenship at the University of Cumbria before spending eight years teaching Citizenship, Health & Social Care and Religious Studies in Lancashire. Ms Quinn is responsible for Behaviour and Inclusion. She also has responsibility for Child Protection and K2-3 transition. She teaches Religious Studies and Health and Social Care. Supporting Year 7 students’ transition and watching the youngsters develop into fully-formed Elthornites is the favourite part of her role.
KS3 Leader | Associate Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Brown graduated from the University of Southampton with a Bsc (Hons) degree in Sports Studies; she then completed her PGCE in Secondary Education PE and her Masters in Education from St. Mary’s University. The focus of her Masters was on the link between mental wellbeing and academic success and this is something she is passionate about and carries forward into her teaching. Mrs Brown has always loved the pastoral side of teaching working as a Head of Year for three years at Elthorne before becoming the KS3 Leader. She is also a PE teacher and loves coaching netball at the school and open water swimming in her spare time.
Associate Assistant Head of KS4
Mr Hardy was awarded a BA by Brighton University followed by a PGCE in Physical Education. He went on to gain a Masters degree from Middlesex University for his research work on student motivation. More recently he completed the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership with the Institute of Education. Mr Hardy teaches maths and PE. He believes deeply in the impact of sport on lifetime health and fitness. In maths he uses his love of the subject to encourage and support his students to becoming confident learners.
Mr Hardy is responsible for Key Stage 4 and is passionate about supporting students in finding their pathway into post 16 education, training or employment. Outside of work Mr Hardy is a Fulham supporter and season ticket holder. A keen cyclist, he completed LaMarmotte, one of the most challenging cyclosportives in the world. He is also an experienced marathon runner.