Nursery routine as of: Tuesday 14th returned to normal format.

Until further notice Reception children should come to the Prep School site (we will inform you when they can return to the Manor). Please see email sent to parents.

Who's Who?

Dr McNerney Head 
Mr Hibbert Assistant Head
Mr Crook Deputy Head
Mr Waddington Director of Studies 
Mrs Funnell Head Early Years and Foundation Stage
Mrs Egan School Business Manager 

Contact Numbers

Nursery | T: 01923 828857
MTP | T: 01923 825648

Who Can Help?

Mrs Crossan Head's PA 

For pastoral or academic issues you may wish to contact:  office@remove-this.mtpn.org.uk

Your son’s Form Teacher Nursery-Y4 or Tutor if in Y5-8

J1Mr De Vynck  J2Mr Roach  J3Miss Burke 
L1Mr Kopel  L2Mr Greenish  L3Mrs Hibbert 
N1Mrs Hawkes  N2Mr Todd  N3Mr Denham 
W1Miss Levy  W2Mr Bowman  W3Mr McConnell 

If your child is absent for any reason, please contact the School Office on 01923 825648 or via email: office@remove-this.mtpn.org.uk before 9:00 am

Music lessons - contact the Director of Music through the School Office on 01923 825648 or via email: office@remove-this.mtpn.org.uk

If your enquiry is about lost property please contact the Form Tutor or House Tutor. 

Senior Leadership Team

DR. KAREN MCNERNEY BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc, EdD

Head of School
Karen grew up and was educated in Wimbledon. She graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne with an Honours degree in Biochemistry. However, she knew that she always wanted to teach and moved to Swansea to complete a P.G.C.E in Primary Teaching. She has taught both boys and girls in prep. schools in North London and Hertfordshire before joining Northwood Prep in 2001. Karen completed her Doctorate of Education in 2012 and is working towards applying the findings of her research into practice at MTP. Karen started as Head of Merchant Taylors' Prep from September 2015.

MR. MICHAEL HIBBERT BEd, QTS

Assistant Head of School
Michael grew up in the mining heartland of South Africa. He was educated at Carleton Jones High School in Carletonville, and later went on to Study at the North West University in Potchefstroom. After completing his national service in the South African Air Force, Michael followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather by working in the South African gold mines. The majority of his 10 year mining career was spent in environmental engineering. At the age of 30, Michael retired from mining, along with his wife Babitah, and went to study teaching. He then went on to teach in the same school he attended whilst completing his teaching degree. In 2005 the desire to see the world led Michael and Babitah to London for a year-long working holiday, teaching and travelling. Michael joined Northwood Prep in 2012 as Head of Science. Before this he taught all three sciences to GCSE students and Physics to A-level and led a large department in a state secondary school. Michael was appointed Assistant Head of Merchant Taylors' Prep in September 2015.

MR. ANDREW CROOK BA (Hons) PGCE 

Deputy Head
Andrew was educated locally at Harrow County Grammar School and with teachers as parents, vowed never to enter the teaching profession. He duly graduated from Lancaster University with an Honours degree in French, obtained his postgraduate teaching qualification in Modern Languages at King's College, London and taught in France for two years at the Université de Perpignan and a Lycée in the Alps before returning to teach at two London independent schools. In 1991 he joined Northwood Prep to teach French and introduce German and Spanish to the oldest pupils and impart his passion for languages, travel and sport through his games coaching and a variety of trips and activities. He has been Director of Studies and, subsequently, Head of Senior School, a role that involves him fully in the busy academic and pastoral life of the school.

MR RICHARD WADDINGTON BA (Hons), PGCE

Director of Studies, Head of Classics, L2 Tutor

Richard was educated at Eastbourne College, where he won the Duke of Devonshire Classics Prize. He read English Literature and Classical Studies at Reading University, where he became an Army Bursar. Richard opted for teaching, gaining his PGCE (Classics) at St. Mary’s University College, London. Working in preparatory schools since the 1990s, Richard has successfully taught English, Greek, History, Latin and Religious Studies to 13+. He has been Head of Classics at Northwood Prep since 1999, during which period he has also been, at different times, Head of History and Head of Religious Studies. Richard has written several textbooks for the School, and is an ISEB 13+ Examination Setter. As Director of Studies he  leads the Heads of Subject as they teach the broad and wonderfully rich preparatory school syllabus, and he is responsible for managing assessment data in the School. 

MRS SALLY FUNNELL BEd
 
Head of Pre Prep School and Early Years
Sally grew up and was educated locally, in Rickmansworth. After graduating with a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of London she returned to work in primary schools in the area. Her degree specialised in the development of primary age children and children with individual needs, and these interests have always been at the heart of her teaching career. During this career Sally has enjoyed a variety of responsibilities, including twelve years as part of a Senior Leadership Team (SENCo Lead, Assistant or Deputy Head roles) and fifteen years leading a Nursery and Early Years team. She joined Northwood Prep School as Head of Nursery in 2012 and moved to become Head of Junior School in September 2015.

MRS ANGELA EGAN

School Business Manager

Angela joined Northwood Prep in August 1997 and has carried out many roles within the Administration/Finance/Welfare Departments. She was educated at the Rosary Covent in Hampstead.  On completing her education, she joined Lloyds Bank plc where she progressed through the ranks to Assistant Branch  Manager. In her capacity as School Business Manager she now leads the Finance and Site Teams and enjoys all the variety her position brings.  In November 2007 she successfully completed the NCSL Diploma of School Business Management. The pastoral care and life of the school is very important to her and many happy times are spent with the pupils.  She is a keen football  supporter  and supports Watford in her spare time.

 

  
  

Prep School Staff

MR HIBBERT
BEd, QTS
SLT
Assistant Head of School
MR CROOK
BA (Hons) PGCE
SLT
Deputy Head
J3 Tutor
MR WADDINGTON
BA (Hons), PGCE
SLT
Director of Studies
Head of Classics
MISS BURKE
BSc (Hons), MSc
and PGCE
Y5/Y6 Maths
Head of Johnson
MRS HIBBERT
BEd, QTS
Head of ICT
L3 Tutor
Head of Livingstone
MR TODD
BEd (Hons), MA
Director of Sport
Head of Newton
MR BOWMAN
BA (Hons), PGCE
Head of Geography
W2 Tutor
Head of Wren 
MR ROACH
BA (Hons), PGCE
Head of ADT
J2 Tutor
MR KOPEL
DESS (MA eqv) QTS
Head of Modern
Foreign Languages
L1 Tutor 
MR HINTON
BA (Hons), QTS
Head of Speech and Drama. IAP
S Subject Co-ordinator N3 Tutor
MR MCCONNELL
MA (Hons), PGCE
Head of History
W3 Tutor
 
MR DE VYNCK
BSc (Hons). QTS
Head of Science
J1 Tutor
 
MRS POLLOCK
MA (Hons), MSc,
QTS
Head of R.S.
MRS HAWKES
BA, Dip.T
Director of Music
N1 Tutor 
MRS LY
BA (Hons) QTS
English Teacher
MR WESTACOTT
BEd (Hons),
MA( Hons)
Emeritus Maths
Teacher
MRS WILLIAMS
BEd (Hons) QTS 
SENDICO
MISS LEVY
BA,  PGCE
Head of Maths
W1 Tutor
MR GREENISH
MPhys, PGCE.
Maths
L2 Tutor
MR KNIGHT
BA (Hons). PGCE
Head of English
MRS SCALES
BA(Ed) with QTS. 
Y3/4 Co-ordinator 
Y4 Form Teacher
MR GODDARD
BA (Ed)
Y3 Form Teacher
MISS GAVACAN
BA(Hons),PGCE 
Y3 Form Teacher
MISS MARSHALL
BA (Hons)  
Intevention Teacher
MR DENHAM
BSc (Hons) PGCE
PE and Sports Teacher
 
MRS SMITH
BA. Lib.
Learning Resource
Centre Mgr.
MRS JONES
BA (Hons) PGCE
Y4 Form Tutor
MRS LAD
MA (Hons), PGCE
French
 
MRS NICHOLAS
BSc (Hons), Grad 
Dip Law, PGCE
English Teacher
 
 
MR HORNE
BTEC Dip
Science/Theatre
Technician
Director of Cricket
MR LEHANE
BA (Hons)
Director of Rugby 
 
MR EVANS
UEFA B Coaching Award
Director of Football
 
MR MCNAMARA
BEd
Football Coach
 
MR O'BRIEN
 Sports Coach
MR LEE
Microsoft Engineer
MR WINN
IT Technician
 
MR RICE
Certificate of Education
NPQH
ISAMS administrator

 
MRS GADD
CACHE Lv3
School Assistant
 
MRS NYE
School Assistant
MRS DANDEKER
NVQ Lv3
School Assistant
MRS McMANUS
School Assistant
MRS VOHORA
NVQ Lv2
School Assistant
MRS CICCONE
NNEB in Nursery Nursing

Pre-Prep Staff

MRS FUNNELL
BEd
SLT 
Head of Pre Prep
and Early Years
MRS STEED
BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA 
Y2 Form Teacher
Deputy Head of Pre Prep
MRS LADBURY
BSc (Hons) and PGCE
Head of Nursery
MRS MAYS CARRITT
BSc, QTS
Nursery Teacher
MRS THOMPSON
Ba (Hons)
School Assistant
Breakfast/Tea Time
Club Manager
MRS BREWIS
Bach of Commerce 
PGCE 
Y2 Form Teacher
MISS LEACH
QTS BA (Hons)
Y1 Form Teacher
MISS TAYLOR
BA History (major)
Y1 Form Teacher
MRS HIGGINS
BA (Hons) 
PGCE 
Reception Form Teacher
MRS DEALEY
BSc (Hons)
PGCE 
Reception Form Teacher
MR EDWARDS
Dip-Mus 
Music Teacher
MRS MAXTED
NVQ Lv3
School Assistant
MRS WADDINGTON
BA (Hons)
School Assistant
MRS SHEEKY
NVQ Lv3 
School Assistant
 
MISS GILLIES
NNEB 
School Assistant
MISS DANIEL
CACHE Level 3 
Diploma in Child 
Care and Education.
School Assistant
MRS REGAN-SMITH
NVQ 3
School Assistant 
and After School 
Care Assistant
MRS DAVIES
NNEB
School Assistant 
MISS HAYES
 NVQ Lv2 
School Assistant
MISS FLITT

School Assistant
MISS WEST

School Assistant
MRS  KNOWLES
BA Hons MEd
School Assistant
MRS PATEL
BSc
School Assistant

Administration Staff

MRS CROSSAN
Head of
School's PA
MRS EGAN
School Business
Manager
MRS MYTOM-HART
Accounts Assistant
MRS STEVENS
Admissions Officer
MRS DOUCH
Admin Assistant
MISS SADLER
Receptionist
MRS CHAN-MAGUIRE
RN School Nurse
MISS HAIR
BA (Hons)
Admin Manager