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Senior Leadership Team 


Ms Elaine D’Souza

Ms D'Souza has over 20 years' experience working in many different types of school setting across both state and independent sector. Her passion, in addition to teaching and learning, is developing skills such as confidence and resilience to ensure that our pupils are ready for life in the 21st century.

Deputy Headteacher /

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs P. Varaitch

Mrs Varaitch, a qualified SENCo, has over 20 years' experience across Primary education sector. Her skills and knowledge have been acquired through working in many different contexts ranging from mainstream primary schools to specialist behaviour and SEND settings. 

Assistant Headteacher

Teaching & Learning

Mrs L. Landau

Mrs Landau has worked in many different schools in and around London. Her expertise lie in curriculum and teacher development, which led her to becoming a Teaching for Mastery Primary Maths Specialist. She has developed many curricula over the years with a focus of depth and understanding for all age groups.

Middle Leadership Team 

Foundation Stage Leader (Nursery & Reception)

Mrs M. Tristram

Key Stage 1 Leader (Years 1-2)

Mrs G. Harling/Ms D'Souza (maternity cover)

Lower Key Stage 2 Leader (Years 3-4)

Mrs Varaitch/Mrs Landau

Upper Key Stage 2 Leader (Years 5-6)

Mrs D. Simaite

Class Teachers & Teaching Assistants 

Class Name


Teaching Assistant


Mrs K. Jones (Nursery Lead)

Miss S. Deanus

Rec: Bell

Miss Y. McCauley

Mrs J. Jackman

Rec: Cook

Mrs M. Tristram / Mrs A. Prado

Mrs N. Matia    

Y1 Picasso

Miss N. Caple

Mrs P. Rafinan

Y1 Sydney

Mrs M. Garrido

Mrs A. Hoxa 

Mr S. Christodoulou 

Y2 Mozart

Mrs A. Spencer

Mrs D. Meredith

Y2 Walker

Miss M. Kalyan

Mrs C. Whalebone

Y3 Bronte

Mr D. Weir/Mrs C Vaudeville

Mrs D Stewart

Y3 Dahl

Mr R. Perryman

Mrs E. Garland

Mr Howell

Y4 Curie

Mr M. Parsons

Mrs H. Law

Y4 Faraday Miss S. Mahon

Mrs H. Law

Y5 Nightingale

Mr I. Richardson

Mrs D. Gil

Y5 Brunel

Mr A. Short

Mrs A. Parrett

Y6 Da Vinci

Mrs D. Simaite

Mrs B. Colgan

Y6 Seacole

Mr T. Melmoth

Mrs S. Bennet

Mrs M. Ferrari

Other Staff

Phonics/Reading Lead          

Mrs R. Spires 

PE & Sports Lead 

Mr G. Luft


Mrs R. Langford

Inclusion Teacher

Ms L. Briguglio

Pupil Wellbeing Officer        

Mrs T. Richie  


Mrs J. Blagden, Ms S. Madison, Mrs A. Edwards


Mrs S. Farooqi

Librarian/1:1 Tutor

Mrs L. Auger

Before / After School Care

Ms Mahoney (Before School Care Leader), Mrs Dedda, Mrs Stewart, Mrs Gil, Mrs Steptoe

Mrs Evans (Supervisor), Mrs Auger,  Mrs Aran, Mrs Matia, Mrs Steptoe, Mrs Singh, Mr Christodoulou

Support Staff 

Bursar Mr R. Grant

Office Manager

Mrs E. Cowley

H.R. Assistant

Mrs J. Smallwood

Welfare Assistant

Ms S. Mahoney (Mrs Thind - maternity cover)

Admin Assistant

Ms L. Scott

Finance Assistant

Mrs M. Antoniades

Site Manager

Mr P. Clargo

Assistant Site Manager

Mr S. Conroy

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs J. Cope


Mrs Aran

Mrs Bebbington

Mrs Dedda

Mrs Singh

Mrs Hagger

Mrs Foster

Mrs Evans

Mrs Gibbs


Ms D. Shovlin

Ms J. Shovlin

Mrs Dedda



Get in touch

Hermitage Primary School
Belmont Road

T: 01895 234 871