Who's Who


EYFS Nursery: 01923 845990
EYFS Reception: 01923 845991
MTP: 01923 825648 

If you are calling to report an absence please do so as soon as possible, and certainly by 9.00am, directly to the main office on office@mtpn.org.uk or using the numbers above. 

Email: office@mtpn.org.uk for the attention of the appropriate member of staff, most often in the first instance your son’s form teacher (Nursery to Year 4) or tutor (Year 5 to Year 8), who will deal with academic, pastoral and lost property issues. 

The Head’s PA, Mrs Smith, can be emailed directly on headspa@mptn.org.uk.  


Senior Leadership Team 



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 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. 


Senior Deputy Head  

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 editorial team 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. 


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.


Head of Pre Prep and Early Years 

Colette grew up in London and was educated locally, in Rickmansworth. After leaving school she worked at Harrow School in the sports department, where her interest in teaching began. Looking to widen her experiences before committing to teaching, she then worked in London and America for various businesses to broaden her skill set before graduating with an Honours degree in Primary Education, specialising in computing and geography, from St Mary’s University College, Twickenham. Colette started her teaching career working in London schools, beginning in Early Years and progressing to Assistant and Deputy Head roles. Her interests lie in progression in literacy and phonics across all ages to create lifelong readers, born from her passion for high quality texts, stories, and literature. Colette has served on senior leadership teams for over ten years and has completed her National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) at the Institute of Education at University College London. Colette is Head of Pre-Prep and one of the School's Designated Safeguarding Leads.


Assistant Head (Academic) 

Lisa grew up and was educated in London and on The Wirral. She read History at Oxford where she developed a particular love of the Medieval period. After completing a P.G.C.E at Swansea, Lisa worked in girls’ prep schools in London and on The Wirral as Head of History, School Librarian and English teacher, preparing candidates for 11+ examinations. She has two sons and juggled motherhood with being a School Governor and tutoring extensively for 11+, GCSE and A-levels, before returning to teaching in Southampton and then Hertfordshire. She joined MTP in 2018 as Head of History and has relished the chance to work with older children, teaching them to construct effective arguments. As Assistant Head (Academic), from September 2023, Lisa is focused on curricular planning, and the role that feedback and assessment play in pupils’ progress throughout their school career. 


Assistant Head (Wellbeing) 

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 was Head of Classics at Northwood Prep between 1999 and 2021, 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. He now leads the Theology, Philosophy, Religion and Ethics Department. As Assistant Head (Wellbeing), he is responsible for ensuring that pupil and staff wellbeing are integral to the School.  


School Business Manager 

Colleen joined in 2018, supporting our Administration and Site Team. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in English in 2008. Throughout her career, she has worked in various business roles including: retail management, operations management and customer service. In her capacity as SBM, she now leads HR, procurement and all site operations functioning at the school. In 2019 she completed a diploma in HR and completed the diploma in School Business Manager (via ISBL) in 2021. 

Form Teachers

Nursery – NT Eagles Ms Thorne Nursery - NL Owls Mrs Ladbury
Reception – RB Robins Mrs Bulford Reception – RR Wrens Mrs Razzell
Year 1 – 1H Penguins Mrs Higgins Year 1 – 1V Puffins Mrs Vincent
Year 2 – 2D Swallows Mrs Dattani Year 2 – 2S Swifts Mrs Steed
Year 3 – 3D Kestrels Mrs Daley Year 3 – 3O'C Kites Mrs O'Connor
Year 4 – 4J Herons Mrs Jones Year 4 – 4S Hawks Mrs Scales

Year 5 to 8 Tutors


Johnson House

Head of House – Mr Roach
J1: Mr GoddardJ2: Mr Roach J3: Mr Gough

Livingstone House

Head of House – Mr Denham 
L1: Mr MillerL2: Mr GreenishL3: Mr Denham

Newton House

Head of House - Mr Todd 
N1: Mrs WilliamsN2: Mr ToddN3: Mr van Straten

Wren House

Head of House - Mr Bowman
W1: Mrs Katsarou W2: Mr BowmanW3: Mrs Lŷ





Dr K. McNerney, BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc, EdD 

Senior Deputy Head

Mr T. McConnell, MA (Hons), PGCE, FHA

Deputy Head

Mr A. Crook, BA (Hons), PGCE

Head of Pre-Prep

Mrs C. Quinlivan, BA (Hons), NPQSL

Assistant Head (Academic)

Mrs L. Waddell, BA (Hons), PGCE

Assistant Head (Wellbeing)

Mr R. Waddington, BA (Hons), PGCE

School Business ManagerMrs C. Phillips, BA (Hons), CIPD
Miss M. Andrews, CACHE Lv3Teaching Assistant (Pre-Prep)
Mrs I. Azhar, BATeaching Assistant (EYFS)
Mr R. Bowman, BA (Hons), PGCE

Head of Wren House, Head of Geography

Mr D. Carlisle 


Mr M. ChesterHead Designate
Mrs A. Cooper, CACHE Lv3

Teaching Assistant (Prep)

Mr A. Crook, BA (Hons), PGCE

Deputy Head, MFL

Mrs D. Daley, BSc, PGCE

Year 3 Class Teacher

Mrs L. Dandeker, NVQ Lv3

Teaching Assistant (Prep)

Mrs H. Davies, NNEB

Teaching Assistant (EYFS)

Mr. J. Denham, BEd, QTS, BSc (Hons), PGCE

Head of Livingstone House, Sport

Mrs R. Doherty, BA (Hons), PGCE

Year 1 Class Teacher 

Mr P. Edwards, Dip-Mus


Mrs J. Elsam, NVQ Lv3Teaching Assistant (Pre-Prep)
Mr S. Evans, UEFA B Coaching AwardSport
Mrs S. Funnell, BEdForest School
Mrs S. Gadd, CACHE Lv3Teaching Assistant (Prep)
Mrs J. Gillies, NNEBTeaching Assistant (EYFS)
Mr D. Goddard, BEd (Hons)Science
Mr R. Gough, BA (Hons), MA, QTS, NPQMLHead of English
Mr J. Greenish, MPhys, PGCE

Head of Science, ISAMS Manager

Mrs N. Hall, BA (Hons), Postgrad Cert in Professional Practice in EYFS Teaching, QTSYear 2 Class Teacher
Mrs J. Higgins, BA (Hons), PGCEYear 1 Class Teacher
Mr S. Hinton, BA (Hons), QTSDirector of Drama
Mr M. HorneSport, Careers, Science Technician
Mrs M. Isaacs, BTEC Lv3 Health and Social CareTeaching Assistant (EYFS)
Mrs S. Jasieczek, BA (Hons), PGCEHead of MFL
Miss C. Jewhurst, Pearson Lv3 (Early Years Educator)Support Assistant (EYFS)
Mrs C. Jones, BA (Hons), PGCEHead of PSHE, Year 4 Class Teacher
Mrs A. Katsarou, MA, PGCE, QTSHead of Classics
Miss L. Kelly, L3 Early Years EducatorTeaching Assistant (EYFS)
Mrs A. Khan, BSc, NCFE CACHE Lv2Teaching Assistant (Prep)
Mrs D. Lad, MA (Hons), PGCEArchivist, MFL
Mrs G. Ladbury, BSc (Hons), PGCEDeputy Head of Pre-Prep, Nursery Class Teacher
Mrs R. Levy, BA, PGCEHead of Mathematics
Mrs C. Lŷ, BA (Hons), QTSIntervention, History
Mrs T. Manley, BEd, QTSReception Class Teacher
Mr T. McConnell, MA (Hons), PGCE, FHASenior Deputy Head, History
Mrs Z. McKenna, HLTA Lv4Teaching Assistant (EYFS)
Mrs C. McManus, NVQ Lv3Teaching Assistant (Years 3 and 4)
Mr B. McNamara, BEdSport
Dr K. McNerney, BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc, EdDHead
Mr S. Miller, BA (Hons), PGCEEnglish
Mrs C. Quinlivan, BA (Hons), NPQSLHead of Pre-Prep
Mr J. RabinSport, Teaching Assistant (Prep)
Mrs S. Razzell, BA, QTSReception Class Teacher
Mr D. Roach, BA (Hons), PGCEHead of Johnson House, Head of Art & Design and Technology
Mrs S. Sayers, BSc (Hons), PGCEIntervention
Mrs L. Scales, BA (Ed), QTSHead of Years 3 and 4, Year 4 Class Teacher
Mrs J. Sheeky, NVQ Lv3Teaching Assistant (Pre-Prep)
Mrs M. Smith, BA (Hons)Librarian
Mrs P. Steed, MA (Hons), BSc (Hons), PGCEDeputy Head of Pre-Prep, Year 2 Class Teacher
Mrs J. Stevens, BA (Hons)Teaching Assistant (Pre-Prep)
Mr N. Stuart, BMus (Hons), MMus, PGCE, DipABRSMDirector of Music
Mrs S. Thompson, BA (Hons)Teaching Assistant (EYFS)
Ms S. Thorne, BPrimEd, QTSNursery Class Teacher
Mr D. Todd, BEd (Hons) MAHead of Newton House, Director of Sport
Mr S. van Straten, BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, QTSHead of Computing & Digital Learning
Mrs M. Vincent, BA, M. Teaching & LearningYear 3 Class Teacher
Mrs K. Vohora, NVQ Lv2Teaching Assistant (Years 3 and 4)
Mrs L. Waddell, BA (Hons), PGCEAssistant Head (Academic), Head of History
Mr R. Waddington, BA (Hons), PGCEAssistant Head (Wellbeing), Head of TPRE
Mr. A. Walliker, BA (Hons), PGCE, RFU L2 Coach, Prelimary FA Coaching Badge, ASA L2 Swimming, RYA L2 SailingSport
Mrs L. West, NVQ Lv3Teaching Assistant (EYFS)
Mr. B. Westacott, BEd (Hons), MEd (Hons)Mathematics Intervention
Mrs C. Williams, BEd (Hons), QTS, MA SpLD (dyslexia)SENDICO
Mrs P. AllanCatering
Mrs N. Chan-Maguire, RN

School Nurse

Mrs S. Chana, BScCatering
Ms J. Cheng, BEng, MPhilCatering
Mr J. Cho-Yee, BA (Hons), MCP, C&G Lv3

I.T. Manager

Mr A. Coles, BA (Hons)I.T.
Mr G. CourtSite Team
Mr C. Cuddy, FdSc

Head of Grounds

Mrs T. Douch, BH (Hons)


Mr N. EvansI.T. 
Mrs N. FisherCatering
Mr. P. GeremiaSite Team
Mrs S. GroomCatering Manager
Mrs L. HoneyCatering
Mrs Z. IqbalCatering
Miss F. Jeffs, BA (Hons), RHS Lvl2Grounds
Mrs B McAllister, BTecCatering
Mrs T. MillerAssistant Catering Manager
Mr A. Mullen, BACPCounsellor
Mrs J. NuthCatering
Mrs C. Phillips, BA (Hons), CIPDSchool Business Manager
Miss E. Sadler, NVQ Lv3Administration
Mrs D. Smith, BEd (Hons)Head's PA
Mrs A. StainerCatering
Mrs J. StevensAdmissions
Mr A. Summers, C&G Lv3 (Electrical Installation)Site Manager
Mrs S. SurendrenCatering
Miss N. WolstenholmeCatering
Mr J. YoungGrounds Apprentice