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Headmistress Vania Adams and Deputy Head Jonny Gilbert

Proprietors – Dr James Roche & Mrs Carmen Roche

Headmistress – Vania Adams BA (Hons.) MA, PGCE

Deputy Head – Jonny Gilbert BA (Cantab.), MA (Cantab.)

Head of Nursery Schools – Gabriella Emery BA (Hons.), Mont. Dip.

Head of Safeguarding and Pastoral Care, and Learning Support Co-ordinator – Louise Gilmartin BSc (Hons.), Dip. SpLD, APS

Head of Early Years – Luci Ducker-French BA (Hons.), PGCE

Directors of StudiesCharlotte Doherty BSc (Hons.), QTS; Gina Gent BA (Hons.), QTS

The Roche School Nursery at Keswick House, Keswick Road, Putney, London

Gabriella Emery - Head of Nursery Schools


SENCo Team - Louise Gilmartin / Sophie Camilleri

SENCo – Sophie Camilleri BA (Hons.), PGCE, SpLD

Head of Assessment and 11+ – Ricki Hamilton BSc (Hons.), MSc, PGCE

Behaviour Management & The Roche Approach – Antoinette McQuaid B.Ed (MA)

Head of English – Amy Fraser BA QTS (Hons.)

Head of Maths and BehaviourLee Murphy BA QTS (Hons.)

Lower School Lead – Kate Wiffen BA (Hons.) Primary Ed

Class and Sets Teachers

Early Years Foundation Stage


Luci Ducker-French BA (Hons.), PGCE

Tulsi Misra (Dip. Early Childhood Care, Education & Administration)

Lydia Berg (Kindergarten Dip) 


Victor Manzanero BA

Izzy Hine BA (Hons.) PGCE

Lower School


Year 1

Lydia Loxton B. Ed (Primary Ed with Early Childhood Studies)

Jon Arrugaeta B. Ed, QTS, Certificate in Teaching Spanish

Year 2

Sian Reardon BA (Hons.), MA, PGCE

Kate Wiffen BA (Hons.) Primary Ed

Upper School


Year 3

Antoinette McQuaid B.Ed (MA)

Kelda Davis MA, PGCE

Theresa Kemball BSc (Hons.), PGCE

Year 4

Christine Zydlo BA (Hons.), PGCE

Rachel Wood BSc (Hons.), PGCE

Year 5

Matthew Everitt BA (Hons.), HBO (Dutch teaching certificate), QTS

Gina Gent BA (Hons.), QTS

Amy Fraser BA QTS (Hons.)

Year 6

Lee Murphy BA, QTS (Hons.)

Ricki Hamilton BSc (Hons.), MSc, PGCE

English sets:

Allison Judge BA (Hons.) MA, PGCE

Mel Parrish BA (Hons.), PGCE

Sophie Camilleri BA (Hons.), PGCE, SpLD

Helen Parker BA (Hons.), PGCE

Leanda Reeves BA (Hons.), PGCE, QTS

Maths sets:

Dr. Alex Leithes BSc (Hons.) MSc, PhD PGCE

Julia Clacher BA (Hons.) PGCE


Director of Art – Susie Prus Art foundation & BA (Hons.) Chelsea, MA Goldsmiths

Bayly Shelton BA (Hons.)


Gunther Kurmayr & Katie Woodward

Director of Music – Katie Woodward BMus (Hons.) Royal College of Music

Piano Accompanist – Gunther Kurmayr Diploma in Professional Music, Berklee College of Music, Boston USA

Percussion – Jason Chowdhury BMus (Hons.) Royal College of Music

Violin – Sarah Button Degree from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Ass. Diploma in Performance and Teaching

Brass – Evan Clegg Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, MMus, Jazz Studies

Woodwind & Piano – Alex Hitchcock BA (Cantab.), MA (Royal College of Music)

Voice – Daniela Clynes Guildhall School of Music and Drama: Post Grad Cert Advanced Jazz

Guitar – Andrew Prosser GLCM London College of Music, Postgraduate Cert in Jazz Performance from Trinity College of Music


Lucilla Royden PDCDS Laban, RAD RTS

Léa Hamilton BSc, MSc CBTS RTS


Head of French – Annelies Gabriels BA (Hons.) QTS (Antwerp)

Bilingual Stream Lead – Sophie Roche BA (Hons.), MA, PGDE (Teach First)


Director of Sport and Inclusion Lead – Allana Ashmeil Fda in Sport Coaching and Fitness, Diploma in Specialist Teaching Support L3, Managing EDI L5, UEFA B Football, Cricket L2, P.E Primary Teachers Award

Senior Coach – Owyn Rees UEFA B Football, FA L1 Goalkeeping, Ultimate Frisby Leaders Award, Dodgeball L1, Rugby Union, Rugby League. Community Sports Leaders L2


  • Maria Daley Netball L3, Netball Umpire, Swimming L2
  • Paul Michael Daley Swimming L2, Dodgeball L1, Netball L2
  • Megan Smith Football L2, Hockey L1, Dodgeball L1, Parkour L1
  • Aleisha Wilson Swimming L2, Multi Sports L3, Dodgeball L1, Hockey L1, Black Belt in Taekwondo

Assistant Librarian – Doreen Vincent


Reading Specialist and Advisor – Melanie Parrish

The Roche School in Wandsworth

Librarians Doreen Vincent & Lorna Collins

Librarian – Lorna Collins BA (Hons.), MA Children’s Literature

Learning Support Department

SENCo – Sophie Camilleri BA (Hons.), PGCE, SpLD

Learning Support Co-ordinator – Louise Gilmartin BSc (Hons.), Dip. SpLD, APS

Literacy Intervention – Jude Rowan DA (Dyslexia Action) Level 4

Maths 1:1 – Olivia Hill APD, BDA, Unicorn Maths Dyscalculia Specialist

Dyslexia & Dyscalculia – Marlo Kinnear B.Ed, MA, ATS

Teaching Children with Dyslexia Gemma Mason

EAL – Fiona Collingwood CAA – (BCPL/IR) TESOL, Dyslexia Action – Hornsby Course in Dyslexia and Literacy Certificate Level 3; Annelies Gabriels BA (Hons.) QTS (Antwerp)

Denise Ugalde – TESOL, Professional Proofreading Diploma

Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants and Auxilliary staff

Playground Assistant/TA – Claudette John

Playground Assistant – Simon Attwell

Playground Assistant – Julie Oakham

Lunchtime Assistants – Tracy Millward, Maureen Cullen

Playground team

Playground Team

Reception Gemma Mason, Emily Malagon

Year 1 Karen Proudian, Marcia Henriquez, Sharon Fellowes

Year 2 Doreen Vincent

LSAS Ashley Cullen, Julie Turton, Rachel Selby, Nicola Kirrage, Denise Ugalde, Julie Kelleher, Ramya Varum, Alba Vellido Exposito

Non-Teaching Staff

Admissions Registrar – Mrs Ros Holmes

Bursar – Mrs Carmen Roche

HR – Dr James Roche

School Secretary – Lizzy Aldridge

Premises Management – Colin Bergamin

Clubs (visiting teachers)

Drama – Aran Bell

Chess – Phil Makepeace

Science – Francis Ennison

Spanish – Marcia Henriquez

Little Voices Nicole McClean

Table Tennis – Darius Knight

Catering Staff (Harrisons)

Michael Mburu

Hassan Sesay

Senait Abagaz

Faiza Abdullahi

Cleaning Team

Carla Monteiro

Nellie Bozhikova

Dimitar Bozhikov