Please note - 3+, 4+ and 7+ application deadline - Friday 12th October 

Who's Who?

Dr McNerney Head 
Mr McConnell Deputy 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 Goddard  J2Mr Roach  J3Miss Burke 
L1Mr Kopel  L2Mr Greenish  L3Mr Denham 
N1Mrs Hawkes  N2Mr Todd  N3Mr Van Straten 
W1Miss Levy  W2Mr Bowman  W3Mrs Waddell 

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. TONY MCCONNELL MA (Hons), PGCE, FHA

Deputy Head of School 
Tony grew up in London. He was a pupil at St Paul’s School before reading History at Cambridge. He then studied for his PGCE before entering teaching, spending 11 years in a variety of roles at a large North London comprehensive. He has published extensively about History and History education, with particular interests in American political culture and different scales of curriculum planning. He is one of the editors of Teaching History and is a Fellow of the Historical Association. He joined the then Northwood Prep in 2014 as Head of History, becoming operational Deputy Head of Merchant Taylors’ Prep in September 2018.

 

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 is Deputy Head (Pastoral) and is The Prep School's Designated Safeguarding Lead and Chair of the Pastoral Committee, the House system and the Common Room.

 

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 the school 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

*Page under construction*

MR MCCONNELL
MA (Hons), PGCE
SLT
Deputy 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
MR ROACH
BA (Hons), PGCE
Head of ADT
Head of Johnson
J2 Tutor
MR DENHAM
BEd, QTS
BSc (Hons) PGCE
PE and Sports Teacher
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 VAN STRATEN
BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, QTS     
Head of  ICT,N3 Tutor
MR KOPEL
DESS (MA eqv) QTS
Head of Modern Foreign Languages L1 Tutor
MR HINTON
BA (Hons), QTSHead of Speech and Drama
 IAP S Subject Co-ordinator N3 Tutor
MRS WADDELL
BA (Hons), PGCE Head of History W3 Tutor
MISS BURKE
BSc (Hons), MSc and PGCE Head of Science J3 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 W1 Tutor
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) Science Teacher J1 Form Teacher
MRS WOOKEY
BA(Hons), PGCE Y3 Form Teacher
MR REEDY
BA (Ed) English Teacher
MRS SMITH BA. Lib. Learning Resource Centre Mgr.
MRS JONES
BA (Hons) PGCE Y4 Form Tutor & Head of Wellbeing
MRS LAD
MA (Hons), PGCE French 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 CHO-YEE
Network Manager
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 Teaching Assistant
MRS McMANUS
School Assistant
MRS VOHORA
NVQ Lv2 School Assistant
MRS CICCONE
NNEB in Nursery Teaching Assistant
MR HAWKES
BA (Hons) Business Administration Music Administrator

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) & PGCE
Head of Nursery
MRS MAYS CARRITT
BSc, QTS
Nursery Teacher
MRS THOMPSON
BA (Hons)
School Assistant
Breakfast/Tea Time
Club Manager
MISS PATEL
QTS BA (Hons)  
Y2 Form Teacher
MISS LEACH
QTS BA (Hons)
Y1 Form Teacher
MRS DOHERTY
BA (Hons) & PGCE
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
MISS BATES
BA (Hons)
Teaching 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 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/HR Advisor