La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School

Our Staff

Our Staff

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)


Mr D Malins Headteacher
Mrs L Thompson Deputy Headteacher
Mr P Steward  Director of Learning, Business & Operations
Mrs R Coyle Director of Learning, La Retraite 6 (& Economics, Business, T Level Digital) and Careers Lead
Mrs H Martin Senior Assistant Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENDCo
Mrs S Appiah-Kubi Assistant Headteacher (Catholic Life & Year 11 Year Learning Co-ordinator)
Mr M Dutton Assistant Headteacher (& Maths)
Mr M Donolato Assistant Headteacher (& Maths, Physics)
Mr B Obah Assistant Headteacher, Head of Inclusion (& Physics, Chemistry)
Mrs K Walsh Lead Practitioner - Computing
Miss C Patel Lead Practitioner - Maths

English Department

Mr J Lomas Head of Department
Ms L Faith Joint Second in Department and Associate Assistant Headteacher overseeing Literacy
Mrs C Ferreira Joint Second in Department
Miss J Lowe
Miss F Ali
Miss L Benson

Mr J Stirling

Mrs L Thompson

Deputy Headteacher

Maths Department

Mrs R Archie-Pearce Head of Department
Mr V Gurbah Joint Second in Department
Mr E Rahman Joint Second in Department
Mr P Adu-Bobie  (part-time)
Ms J Anderson
Mr M Donolato Assistant Headteacher (& Physics)
Mr M Dutton Assistant Headteacher
Mr M Khoja
Miss A Mohamed (part-time)
Miss C Patel Lead Practitioner
Mrs J Sobowale

Science Department

Mr S Shaw Head of Department
Mr K Kusi Joint Second in Department
Mr C Petch Joint Second in Department
Miss H Assinder (part-time)
Miss R Boateng
Miss C Cunningham
Mr M Donolato Assistant Headteacher (& Maths)
Ms M Hanson (part-time)
Miss J McFarlane and Year 7 Learning Co-ordinator, Associate Assistant Headteacher (overseeing Primary to Secondary Transition) (& T Level Childcare)
Mr B Obah Assistant Headteacher (Physics & Chemistry)
Miss N Tamakloe and Year 9 Learning Co-ordinator, Associate Assistant Headteacher (overseeing Primary Liaison)
Mr S Sajid

RE Department

Ms H Boakye Head of Department
Ms T Hylton Second in Department
Mrs C Assan
Ms P Campbell
Mrs L Thompson (part-time)

Psychology Department

Mrs A Sacks Director of Innovative Learning Opportunities
Subject Leader of Psychology, EPQ, ASDAN, General RE, & oversight of Scholarship
Mrs S Appiah-Kubi Assistant Headteacher (Health & Social Care, T Level Childcare)

Health Science Department (Health & Social Care, Childcare)

Ms T Bailey Head of Department
Mrs S Appiah-Kubi Assistant Headteacher (and Psychology, T Level Childcare and Year 11 Learning Co-ordinator)
Mrs A Iheanacho

Economics, Business Studies & ICT Faculty

Mr R Stober Head of Faculty, Applied Business, Economics, T Level Digital
Ms J Aryiku Head of Economics (Business, Economics)
Mr S Baylor Head of ICT, Computing, T Level Digital
Ms R Coyle Director of Learning, La Retraite 6, Economics, T Level Digital
Mrs K Walsh Lead Practitioner (Computing) & T Level Digital
Miss J Otinpong  Computing
Ms T Watson Computing

Creative Arts Department (Art & DT)

Miss S Winterton Head of Department (part-time)
Miss J Chang Joint Second in Department (part-time)
Miss J Silcox Joint Second in Department
Miss I Davies Art
Ms D Lewin (part-time)

Drama Department

Mrs A Masoliver Head of Department
Miss C Clarke and Year 8 Learning Co-ordinator

Music Department

Miss R Whitmarsh Director of Music
Miss B Davies
Ms A Adenaike Director of Gospel Choir
Ms E Blair Peripatetic Violin & Viola Teacher
Mr A French Peripatetic Jazz Piano Teacher
Mr T Brice Peripatetic Brass and Cello Teacher
Mr R Hughes Peripatetic Clarinet, Saxophone & Flute Teacher
Ms S Monaghan Peripatetic Drums Teacher
Ms R Papadakis Peripatetic Singing Teacher
Mr I Doran Peripatetic Guitar Teacher
Ms T Vasylenko Peripatetic Piano Teacher

Media Studies Department

Mr S Lopez Subject Leader
Miss P Barbeito (part-time)

Modern Foreign Languages Department (French & Spanish)

Mrs K Vajsz Head of Department (part-time)
Mrs S Soriano-Ferrero Second in Department (& Latin)
Mr J Chacon Heszele
Mrs A Claps and Year 10 Year Learning Co-ordinator
Ms C Flavius
Mr F Orjales-Mourente and HLTA for the EAL Department

Humanities Department (History, Sociology, Government & Politics)

Mrs J Kelly Head of Department, Associate Assistant Headteacher (overseeing PSHE & Show My Homework) (part-time)
Mr A Bloss Second in History
Mr K Regan Head of Government & Politics
Ms E Zyba Head of Sociology
Ms Y Alidu Sociology
Miss R Mirza
Miss T Williamson

Geography Department

Miss H Lewis-Davies Head of Department
Miss A Cook Duke of Edinburgh Lead
Miss G Grigore (part-time)

PE Department

Mrs L Iwobi Head of Department
Mr J Burke
Miss F Gray
Miss S Clark (part-time)
Mr E Ogungbayi

EAL Department

Mrs W Jarrett Head of Department
Ms H Ferreira Portuguese teacher
Mr F Orjales-Mourente Higher Level Teaching Assistant (& MFL teacher)
Ms X Pan Mandarin Tutor

Pastoral & other Support Staff

Miss A Pitts Safeguarding Officer
Miss N Rumble Pastoral & Learning Leader - La Retraite 56
Mrs N Weekly Business Engagement & Higher Education Link Officer (UCAS Advisor & Unifrog Lead) - La Retraite 6
Ms N McKellar T Level Assessor - La Retraite 6
Mrs C Fernandez Librarian
Miss L Foster Year 7 Pastoral Support Manager
Ms J Gosling Year 8 Pastoral Support Manager
Miss S Cadette Year 9 Pastoral Support Manager
Ms C Weekes Year 10/11 Pastoral Support Manager
Mrs S Ruprai School Counsellor
Miss H Laszki Study Supervisor/Attendance - La Retraite 6
Miss E Chambers Learning Mentor
Miss K Murray Learning Mentor
Miss U Bokwama Attendance Officer
Miss S Ebanks Medical Manager (& SEND Admin)

Learning Support Staff

Ms H Martin Assistant Headteacher and SENDCo
Ms V Rumble Year 13 Learning Support Advisor - La Retraite 6 (Yrs 12 & 13 Trips Co-ordinator)
Miss A During Deputy SENDCo, Transition support
Mrs L Woolley Dyslexia Specialist Support
Ms B Simpson Manager in charge of The Learning Support Unit (Bakhita Centre)
Mr D Brown Manager in charge of The Reflection Centre (Mon - Thurs)
Ms R Bhola Manager in charge of The Reflection Centre (Fri)
Ms S Viegas Cover Supervisor
Miss E Marfo Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mr K Van Ristell Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs R Kamal Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Ms C Carryl Learning Support Assistant
Mrs A Quirin Learning Support Assistant
Ms P Ramalingum Learning Support Assistant
Ms D Lisikiewicz Learning Support Assistant

Technical Staff

Mr A Silva IT Operations & Strategy Manager
Mr K Sinivasagen Senior IT Technician
Mr M Sola-Oke IT Technician
Miss H Ahamed Senior Science Technician
Miss R Ahmed Science Technician
Mr M Yacubo Lead Creative Arts Technician
Miss T Chetcuti Creative Arts Technician

Admin Staff

Mrs H Wojnowska Assistant Business Manager
Mrs A Love Head of Administration (Cover, Trips Co-ordinator Yrs 7 to 11)
Miss M Love Data & Admissions Manager
Ms A Clarke HR Manager
Mrs C Baskott Clerk to the Governors
Miss T Coughlan Exams Officer
Miss A Taylor Admin Officer (School Liaison & Communications)
Ms D Konstantinious Admin Officer (Combined Cadet Force)
Mrs N Rashid Admin Officer (Front Office)
Miss W Joseph Admin Assistant (Receptionist)
Mrs H Capitelli Admin Assistant (Receptionist)
Mrs J Di Genua Finance Assistant (Mornings only)
Ms J Thomas-Gwarada Reprographics Officer

Premises & Lettings Staff

Mr S Roach Premises Manager
Mr M Skalbania Deputy Premises Manager
Mr R Delicata Premises Officer (Mon, Tues)
Mr R Ovon Premises Officer (Weds - Fri)
Mr W Fernandez Lettings Supervisor (Evenings & weekends)
Mr J Gomez Lettings Assistant (Evenings & weekends)
Mr J Balseca Lettings Assistant (Evenings & weekends)

Lunchtime Supervisory Staff

Miss T Chetcuti Senior Lunchtime Supervisor
Ms L Vuong Lunchtime Supervisor
Miss R Akintujoye Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs A Bensadoun Lunchtime Supervisor
Miss L Wilson Lunchtime Supervisor
Miss J Farrell Lunchtime Supervisor
Miss A Ferreira Lunchtime Supervisor
Ms C Carew-Lorde Lunchtime Supervisor

Catering Staff

Mr M Jaafar Catering Manager
Ms L Miskella Catering Supervisor
Mr K Harper Chef
Mr V Camacho Kitchen Porter
Ms M Lewandowska Catering Assistant
Ms P Goncalves Soares Catering Assistant
Mrs R Raheem Catering Assistant
Mrs N Sultana Catering Assistant

The following staff are currently on maternity leave:

  • Miss J Urquhart - MFL Teacher
  • Miss C Wright - Learning Support Assistant
  • Mrs S Franco - History Teacher
  • Ms M Nicolaides - English Teacher
  • Mrs E Day - Science Teacher