Alun Ebenezer – Headmaster
Alun Ebenezer has been the Headmaster of The Fulham Boys School since the school opened in September 2014. He has been in post since September 2013 working alongside the founders and governors in setting the school up. Altogether he has nineteen years’ experience gained in five secondary schools, including nine years at senior leadership level and seven years at middle leadership level. He has an MA in Education Leadership and experience of leading INSET and speaking at conferences.
Before joining FBS in September 2013, Mr Ebenezer was Deputy Headteacher at St Teilo’s High school in Cardiff. Previously, he was Assistant Headteacher at Treorchy – the first school in Wales to achieve excellence in all 15 areas of its school inspection. Throughout his career he has shown the ability to consistently deliver results and has a proven track record of raising standards and school improvement.
As well as being the Headmaster of The Fulham Boys School, Alun Ebenezer is also a speaker and the author of two books published by The Evangelical Press: ‘Revelation’ and ‘And they Crucified him’.
“As a proud Welshman, leaving Wales and moving my whole family to London had to be for something really special. The Fulham Boys School is just that. To have the opportunity to build a school on the Christian faith, gearing it towards boys and nurturing enterprise, what an opportunity! Along with the ‘anything is possible’ attitude of the governors and the outstanding team of staff we have assembled, I genuinely believe we can make FBS one of the best schools in the country – state or private – over the next few years.”
Sam Johnson – Deputy Head
Sam has a History and Politics degree from the University of Leeds as well as an MA in educational leadership from St Mary’s University, Twickenham and is currently completing the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) with UCL Institute of Education.
Sam is passionate about teaching and believes that all young people can achieve excellence. She has a ‘no excuses’ attitude to teaching and learning and is committed to creating outstanding learning experiences driven by moral purpose and student voice. High expectations for all and firm discipline are at the heart of what makes brilliant education possible.
“FBS has a distinct culture that is designed to give all boys the very best experiences and access to the highest standard of education; it’s a non-selective, state funded independent school for the Fulham community. A sharp focus on academia, enterprise and the ‘free school spirit’ are what make this such an exciting place to work. I have absolute faith that FBS will become one of the best schools in the country, developing an alumni of diverse, driven and dedicated young men. I have loved being a part of it from the very beginning and am so proud of how much our boys have achieved already.”
Simon Kellie – Deputy Head Teacher (Pastoral and DSL)
Simon joined FBS from Grey Coat Hospital, a Church of England school based in Westminster, where he worked for four years as Head of Year 10/11, playing a significant role in developing pastoral support to Key Stage 4 students. Prior to that Simon worked at Wymondham College in Norfolk for five years as Geography Teacher and Assistant Head of House in one of the boarding houses.
“I’m proud to be part of the FBS leadership team and help to develop an outstanding boys school that pupils and the local community can be truly proud of. I’m committed to ensuring that every boy in the school knows who to turn to when they need support, with the confidence that the school has the systems in place to help them. I have always placed enormous value on the role of extra-curricular activities in supplementing a rigorous academic curriculum, and fully support FBS’s ‘co-curricular’ approach to an extended day, that gives all pupils a broad range of experiences both in and out of the classroom.”
Ben Maddison – Assistant Head Teacher
Ben read Philosophy at the University of Birmingham and also studied at the University of New South Wales in Sydney before training to teach Religious Education. He has a keen interest in educational theory and focused on the use of technology in the classroom when completing a Master’s in Education.
Having worked as an Advanced Skills Teacher, House Master and leader of two departments at Southend High School for Boys, Ben is passionate about enhancing teaching and learning. He has worked with various regional and national bodies to improve the educational experience for students in a wide range of contexts.
“Success is a choice. Having the chance to work as part of The Fulham Boys team is a wonderful opportunity to build something new and extraordinary. The energy and enthusiasm that exudes from FBS parents, staff and students is inspiring. I am committed to making FBS a benchmark for excellence by helping to create opportunities for students that help them to realise their potential and to choose to be the best.”
Oliver Hogg – Assistant Head Teacher
Oliver graduated from the University of Bath in 2007 with an undergraduate degree in Biology. He then went on to achieve a second qualification in Chemistry at the University of Bristol and has recently completed an MA in Educational Leadership from UCL Institute of Education. Oliver joined FBS from Harris Academy South Norwood and Upper Norwood, a comprehensive school in South East London with over 2,500 students. He worked there for three and a half years overseeing the Science department across two separate school sites.
Sam Brown – Chaplain/RE Teacher
Sam graduated with a BA and then an MSt in Theology from Oxford University before completing a PGCE at King’s College London. He spent a year teaching RS and Philosophy at North London Collegiate School and was then appointed Head of RE at a boarding school near Stanstead.
Before joining the FBS staff team, Sam spent over four years in full-time ministry and leadership roles in a church in Hertfordshire, where he was involved with preaching, music and working with students, teenagers and younger children.
Ross Maggs – Head of Sixth Form
Ross Maggs has been a teacher in schools and sixth form education for over ten years in both the state and private education sectors, and recently has been a Head of Department at both Brighton College and Hills Road 6th Form College. He teaches across the humanities and was educated at Nottingham and Cambridge Universities where he studied British and American Politics and Educational Sociology. He is a keen rugby player and coach and is excited to join FBS as it introduces its sixth form in 2019.
Scott Greenwood – Head of Brunel House
Scott graduated from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Geography before being seconded into the Civil Service. A return to University to study for his MBA at Leeds University Business School preceded Scott’s employment as the Marketing Manager at an IT company within the Financial Services industry. After training to teach Geography through Teach First, Scott spent five years teaching Geography in South-east London. Three of these years were spent as a Head of Year.
Morgan Browne – Head of Dickens House
Morgan studied English Literature and Philosophy at Cardiff University. Following this, he spent a year teaching English in a small town in Argentina before joining the Teach First leadership programme. He completed his PGCE whilst working at Harlington School in Hayes.
Darren Boswarva – Head of Liddell House
Darren has joined The Fulham Boys School after completing his PGCE at Edge Hill University in Lancashire. The majority of his placement was spent in Birkdale High School for boys, who were extremely successful in their sporting achievements for the academic year of 2014-15.
Darren began his path to education by volunteering in a local school PE department, which later led to him becoming a cover supervisor and teaching a variety of subjects. Outside of school term time, Darren has also worked as a youth worker in the community for Everton, facilitating the delivery of the NCS government programme. This programme helped to develop young people socially, personally and professionally.
Aaron Long – Head of Wilberforce House
Aaron joined The Fulham Boys School after teaching for two years at Twickenham Academy Richmond, where he was the Head of Rugby and a ‘Teaching Coach’. Aaron completed both his PGCE and Sports Science degree at St. Marys University where he competed in the University Rowing team.
As a passionate PE teacher I endeavour to enthuse each boy with a love of sport and provide opportunities for them to develop within the local community. The school already has a strong reputation within the community and I hope I can contribute to this further in the years to come”.
David O’Donnell – PEPSO
David began his career in education as an English and Maths Tutor before becoming a Student Welfare Manager overseeing pastoral and behavior support. He then spent four years working at an alternative education provision in Tower Hamlets with pupils who had been permanently excluded from mainstream education. Following this David moved to a free school in Newham where he set up and managed an internal Behaviour Inclusion Unit to reduce the number of permanent and fixed term exclusions pupils were receiving. This unit grew over two years to incorporate provision for pupils with low attendance and Special Education Needs.
“FBS has a fantastic reputation and I am delighted to be joining a strong pastoral team. The opportunity to help engage boys in education is an exciting role and I look forward to helping the boys maximise their potential.”.
Eleanor Plant – Head of Science
Eleanor studied Physics at Edinburgh University before completing a PGCE at Roehampton. She then worked at Grey Court School, teaching all three Sciences and acting as KS3 Science Coordinator while completing her MA at St Marys, before moving to The Godolphin and Latymer School where she has been teaching Physics and acting as IB and KS3 Coordinator.
“I’m excited about being able to develop a truly 21st Century Science program for the boys to stimulate their interest in all aspects of science. I want to make sure that each boy leaves The Fulham Boys School fully prepared to tackle and question the world around them, regardless of what technological advances may have occurred.”
Joseph Brasse – Head of Art and Product Design
Joseph completed a foundation year in Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art and graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with B.A in Art and Design. Following this he had a career in museology working as outreach coordinator for Dulwich picture gallery.
After completing his PGCE at the Institute of Education, Joseph has worked in two London comprehensives. It is at the City of London Academy Islington in which he spent five years homing his pastoral skill as a Head of House.
“I’m excited about being able to develop a truly broad, current and relevant art and product design programme for the boys at FBS to stimulate their minds of all things visual and becoming inspirational diligent free thinkers.”
Alison Farrell – Head of Humanities
Alison graduated with a degree in Geography from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1993. Before embarking on her teaching career she worked in the Policy Department of Oxfam UK for 7 years. Since completing her PGCE in 2001, she has worked in two schools in west London. She comes to The Fulham Boys School with a wealth of experience in leading the development of geography provision at a large comprehensive academy in Hounslow. She has a track record of taking risks and grabbing opportunities for students which range from leading Habitat for Humanity builds in Mozambique to filming an educational documentary in India.
David Smith – Head of RE
David graduated with a degree in Theology from Kings College University of London. Since completing his PGCE in 2011 he has worked in two inner London schools. David comes to The Fulham Boys School with a wealth of both pastoral and academic experience. He has led a recognised outstanding Religious Studies department, worked as a Head of Year and recently spent two years in a Senior Leadership Team as an Assistant Principal over Key Stage 3 data and assessment.
‘As a passionate Christian it is exciting to join a school with a clear Christian ethos coupled with academic rigour. I have a desire to see young men flourish, to excel beyond their years and to believe in the person they were created to be. The Fulham Boys School is creating an environment where boys grow to become men who can thrive in the world we live in; spiritually, emotionally and academically. I look forward to being a part of the FBS family.’
Dan Lane – Head of Sport
Dan has taught at an all boys Sports College in South London for five years, including two as the Deputy Head of Department. He has gained many different coaching badges in various sports, and is a qualified personal trainer, qualified to set specific and measurable goals for each boys’ development as an athlete. For the past four years Dan has also worked as a coach with Harlequins RFC, for boys between 11 and 14, identifying and nurturing talented boys into talented young men.
Jaya Chetti – Head of MFL
Jaya is a native French speaker who graduated from Lille III University, France with a Licence de Langues Vivantes Étrangères (Degree in Modern Foreign Languages), followed by a Maîtrise de Traduction Commerciale. Économique et Technique (Masters in Business, Economic and Technical Translations). She also completed a PGCE at Kingston University, UK.
She started her teaching career in Lille, France; she then pursued it in the French International School Lycée Labourdonnais in her native Mauritius before finally settling in London. Before joining The Fulham Boys School as Head of MFL in September 2015, she enjoyed 7 years at Cranford Community College, Hounslow where she recorded excellent GCSE and A‘ level French results and where both her French and Spanish lessons were judged Outstanding by Ofsted during inspections. Jaya was also a UCAS Co-ordinator and Advisor, supporting sixth formers with their university applications.
Sam Burns – Head of Performing Arts
Sam studied Music at the University of Hull before completing his PGCE in London at the University of Greenwich. He is passionate about developing a music programme at Fulham Boys School that gives students opportunities to perform, create and engage with music to the highest level.
Martin Jeeps – Head of English
Martin has taught English in three large comprehensive schools in West Yorkshire and South Wales. In this time he has held responsibility for Key Stages 3 and 5, been a 2nd in Department, and has co-ordinated Literacy across the curriculum. Nominated by the Welsh Government as an Outstanding Teacher of Literacy in March 2013, Martin is passionate about engaging and inspiring students, especially boys, in order to improve their Literacy skills.
Mella Monti – Assisant Head of English
Mella studied Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and English Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. Following this, she pursued her passion for writing as a freelance journalist, but after gaining a TEFL qualification and teaching English to students from all over the world, she discovered a true passion for teaching.
After completing her PGCE at the Institute of Education, placements at Chelsea Academy and Burntwood School, and working for two years at The Green School in Isleworth, she spent three years as the Head of KS3 English at King’s College School Madrid, Spain.
Alex Grossman – Assistant Head of English
Alex studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield. Following this, she gained experience at a school in Barnet as a Teaching Assistant, before completing her PGCE at the Institute of Education in London. She completed placements in William Ellis School and Parliament Hill School in Highgate.
Pascale Mitchell – Librarian
Pascale has a BA Honours in Politics. Prior to joining The Fulham Boys School Pascale managed a library in a Church of England primary school in Southwark and a secondary school library in Tower Hamlets. She has also had other roles in education including being a Parent Governor of a Sure Start Centre and leading a Parent and Carer Forum for Sure Start.
As a passionate Christian Pascale volunteered for Christians against Poverty, served at a Sunday Kids Club in church and also led a Parent and Toddler Group once a week. In her spare time Pascale enjoys crafting and has worked on the Design Team for several leading Craft businesses.
“Literacy development is integral for boys to succeed in all their subjects. It is important to promote reading for pleasure across the school. With an innovative and creative style I plan to use my skills to build a library that encourages the boys to grow and develop their knowledge”.
Cristina Santos – Science Teacher
Cristina Santos is a teacher and leader of Biology at Fulham boys School (FBS) and a part-time PhD candidate at the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. Cristina completed her undergraduate studies and teacher training at Portuguese and German Universities, and two MA courses, one in Science Education at the University of York and another, whilst teaching, in ‘Leadership, Change and innovation’ at St. Mary’s University. She started teaching in London and performed several middle leadership roles that included the Deputy Headship of a Sixth Form. Before joining FBS in September 2017, Cristina taught Biology and led the school’s House System at the British school St. Julian’s in Portugal. Since being at FBS, she has been the Head of House of Wilberforce and is now teaching and leading biology whilst completing her PhD.
“I knew I wanted to teach at FBS the moment I crossed the entrance door for the first time. Each of our boys is unique and has great potential for success. It is a privilege to be part of a community where parents, school staff, and students are a team looking ahead in the same direction. As a teacher, I hope to help create an environment where the boys feel excited about every bit of learning, and can thrive.”
Ezzy Ephgrave-Goddard – Science Teacher
Ezzy studied Human Sciences at Kings College London before undertaking her PGCE through Goldsmiths University. She has worked in a range of inner London schools in key roles such as Head of Department. Ezzy is passionate about education and works hard to foster a love of learning. Outside of education Ezzy is a keen rugby player in both tag and union and is a captain of a local women’s rugby union team.
“The choice to work at FBS was an easy one. You can tell in your first moments of being in the school that it is a place that students want to learn and grow, along with a place where staff enjoy working. I am passionate about science and hopefully that comes across in my lessons. I am a big believer that in a firm, consistent but nurturing environment students can thrive. I am extremely excited to be a part of FBS and am looking forward to playing my part in its journey to be one of the best schools in the country.”
Catherine Singh – Science Teacher
Catherine studied Biomedical Science in Cardiff and remained there to work with students in the universities’ Christian Unions. She then moved to London and completed her PGCE at King’s College London.
Catherine is passionate about educating young people as those who will serve our nation in every sphere as future influencers and leaders. She is therefore eager to enable the boys to develop in good character, academic ability and a variety of social capitals.
“It’s a joy to be on the teaching team at The Fulham Boys School and I’m excited to be serving the boys. I am delighted by the nurturing attitude FBS has towards education and the value they place on every aspect of the boys’ lives”.
Matthew Steele – Science Teacher
Matthew began his career in a London accountancy firm but retrained as a teacher on the Teach First Leadership Development programme, where he received his PGCE qualification.
Matthew has worked in both comprehensive and private schools, and has taught through Key Stages 3-5. Matthew joins FBS from the John Wallis Academy, where he led the development of an alternative curriculum for students within specialist teaching and learning services. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Durham University and a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge. In his free time he is a keen sportsman, currently playing rugby in National League 2 South.
Sylvain Eko Ebongue- Science Technician
Sylvain has a BSc in Biology from the University of Nancy in France. He has worked, for 7 years at General Electric Healthcare in London, as a Research Scientist and a laboratory Supervisor. He will capitalize on his knowledge on Health & Safety and the organization of studies to reach a smooth running of the practicals.
Julia Fitzgerald – Science and Maths Teacher
Julia worked in Industry and ran her own business in Corporate Responsibility for a number of years. Julia graduated with a Mathematics PGCE from St Mary’s’University College in 2012, as she discovered whilst building links between businesses and schools that the education sector was the area that she was most passionate about.
Julia worked for the last six years in The Douay Martyrs Catholic School in Hillingdon. During her time there she became Head of Careers and successfully studied towards a Masters in Education, specialising in Careers and recently completed a secondment on the Senior Leadership Team.
Julia joins FBS having taught at all key stages in Mathematics and will be actively supporting the development of the Careers curriculum within the Enterprise team. She enjoys keeping fit, regularly runs half-marathons and has recently completed her first triathlon.
‘I am extremely excited to be joining FBS and help take forward both the Maths and Science departments into the the first GCSE year and then into Key Stage 5. I am also looking forward to fostering business links and working with other subject leaders to really underpin the Enterprise pillar of the school through Careers. Being part of a new school and contributing to the co curricular programme it offers is something I am relishing!
Jonathan Brophy – Maths Teacher
Having spent the previous 7 years gaining experience through a multitude of support roles in schools from ALN to Behavioural Lead, Jonathan joins us from William Morris Sixth form where he was the Student Engagement and Inclusion Manager. Having recently studied education at St Mary’s University, his varied experience has enabled him to gain a deeper insight into differing approaches that can be used to better help students strive.
“The Fulham Boys School presents a unique opportunity to teach in a co-curricular way, developing students into enterprising independent learners. I’m excited at the opportunity to be able to help inspire boys to become more passionate learners and innovators in maths’’
Puja Karla – Assistant Head of Maths
Puja studied an Economic degree at the London Guildhall University. Following this she then completed her PGCE in Mathematics at Goldsmiths University. Puja has ten years of teaching experience at a school in West London and has gained valuable experience preparing students for their Maths GCSEs. During her years as a teacher she completed her Masters in Leading Innovation and Change in Education.
“I am excited to be joining FBS and be part of a successful team. I am keen to share my experiences and guide the boys through to their GCSEs. I am also eager to deliver the co-curricular maths booster classes to help boys gain confidence in the subject”
Christopher McCormack – Assistant Head of Maths KS3
Having worked in the business sector for four years following completion of a Commerce degree, Chris decided a career in teaching was the best way to facilitate his passion for working with young people. Chris joins FBS having worked as Mathematics teacher in various schools in both Australia and the UK. Chris hopes to develop a love of learning in the boys and aims to enhance the boys resilience, understanding and attainment in Maths.
“I am excited for the opportunity to lead the KS3 Maths cohort and I hope to develop the boys as excited, enthusiastic mathematicians who are keen to discover for themselves the wonderful world of Mathematics. The programme will enable the students to take ownership of their learning while also equipping them with the tools to be successful in KS4”
Stevie Mitchell – Assistant Head of Maths KS4
Stevie studied a joint honours degree in Mathematics and Music at Cardiff University, where she spent her spare time as a member of the Cardiff University Big Band, Choir and Symphony Orchestra. She completed her PGCE at the UCL Institute of Education and has since taught in two comprehensive schools in South London, and the last five years in an all-boys’ school in West London. There she held responsibilities as Head of House, EPQ Supervisor and briefly as Acting Head of Mathematics. Currently, she is undertaking an MA in Mathematics Education back at the UCL Institute of Education.
“Mathematics is present in all aspects of our lives. I am passionate about making Mathematics relevant and enjoyable, and understanding the connections and opportunities it provides. Great learners of Mathematics are resilient, stubborn and not afraid to take risks and make mistakes. I am very excited to start working at FBS, and particularly shaping a post-16 Mathematics curriculum which is accessible and achievable for all.”
Jordan Angol – Computing and Business Studies Teacher
Jordan started working alongside children in the local community back in 2007 when he gained his FA Coaching Certificate and Referee Certificate. He has been working alongside children ever since, providing opportunities for children to play football to the best of their ability. Whilst building their self-confidence, he worked with them to provide other positive chances in as many areas as possible. Jordan graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with an undergraduate degree in Digital Media and he completed his PGCE in Computer Science at Roehampton University.
“I am delighted to be part of The Fulham Boys School, a school with great ambition of becoming the best in the country. I am honoured to be part of this journey, and aim for all boys to leave FBS with the knowledge, skills and attitude to deal with whatever challenges they may come across in life.”
Florence Wrigley – History Teacher
Florence graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA Hons in History and Ancient History. After spending a year travelling the world she then joined the Teach First Leadership Programme in 2015. Florence completed her PGCE with the Institute of Education whilst working at Cranford Community College in Hounslow. Since then, she has worked at Ursuline High, an inner London secondary school for girls.
“I am incredibly excited to be joining the expanding History department at FBS and to contribute to the School’s vision to be the best school in the country. I hope to inspire students to love History as much as I do, and to fulfil their true potential as historians.”
James Freeman – History Teacher and Enterprise Assistant
James studied History of Art at the University of East Anglia, before doing a Master’s in Modern British History at the same university. After leaving university James began working in a school for boys with special educational needs. Whilst there James developed a love of education, and a desire to help boys of all needs and abilities to achieve academically and socially. James has a passion for education and History, with his favourite period being Victorian Britain. James wholeheartedly believes that “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again”, and this runs throughout his teaching.
“I am most looking forward to contributing to the expanding History department, and helping the whole school to achieve its aim of becoming the best school in the country.”
Dan Jarvis – RE Teacher
Dan graduated from the University of Bath Spa with a BA Hons in Education Studies. He spent 3 years in full time church ministry where he was regularly preaching and teaching whilst also leading a teenage youth group. He has a passion for seeing the impact that belief has upon every area of life.
Josh Missen – PE Teacher and Pastoral Assistant
Josh studied BSC in Sports, Physical Education and Coaching Science at University of Birmingham and with International Year Abroad at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has recently qualified as a PE teacher from St. Mary’s University, Twickenham.
Throughout his PGCE year, he taught a variety of sports in two South London schools. Throughout school and university he played football, rugby and water polo and as a result now specialises in team sports. Outside of school, he currently teaches swimming and is extremely excited to continue this and will look to introduce water polo to the school when the school moves to its permanent site.
Jack Goldberg – PE Teacher and Teaching and Learning Team
Jack joined The Fulham Boys School having completed a BSc in Sports Science and Physiology at the University of Leeds prior to gaining his PGCE through the same university and the Red Kite Alliance initial teacher training programme.
Jack began his journey within education at Highgate Wood Secondary School in North London as a Physical Education Teaching Assistant, completing his PGCE in two outstanding schools, Harrogate Grammar School and Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley, in Yorkshire. Jack coached successful U12’s, U12’s sevens teams, worked closely with the Harrogate Grammar School 1XV backs, and supported the elite level rugby players on the Prince Henry’s Educational and Sporting Excellence Programme. With experience and specialisms in cricket and rugby, Jack hopes to add to the already growing reputation within The Fulham Boys School.
“Being offered the opportunity to complete my NQT year and contribute towards the growing status of The Fulham Boys School is hugely exciting! Not only was I blown away by The Fulham Boys School’s ambition on visiting, but having attended a boarding school for my A-levels with equally high expectations of its pupils, I can’t wait to be able to pass on my enthusiasm and passion for sports.”
Alexandra Gaude – MFL Teacher
Alexandra graduated from the University of Bretagne Occidentale in France with a degree in French literature followed by a master in FLE (teaching French as a foreign language). She then relocated to London to work as a French teacher at the French Institute and at the CFBL in Kentish Town.
After spending a year travelling through Africa and South America, she completed a PGCE in languages (French and Spanish) at King’s College London.
“I am delighted to be joining FBS, a school with high standards and inspiring people. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to share my passion for languages with the boys and contribute to their success.”
Khady Konate – MFL Teacher and Lead Practitioner
Khady graduated from Paris-Sorbonne University in France with a Bachelor’s degree in History followed by a Master’s degree specialised in both British and French history. She moved to the UK and completed a PGCE in Languages at Goldsmiths University of London. She has been teaching MFL (French and Spanish) at KS3 and KS4 at Brentside High School before joining The Fulham Boys School.
‘It was important to me to join a school with a clear ethos and where Languages are valued. I am glad to be part of this exciting adventure and I feel that the MFL department is full of potential and resources. Promoting the use of the target language, supporting co-curricular activities and encouraging pupils to become independent thinkers are crucial parts of my teaching‘.
Kevin Scalia – MFL Teacher
Kevin graduated from the University of Catania where he achieved a Postgraduate in Modern Languages in 2012. Back in 2007 he was awarded a European funded scholarship that gave him the opportunity to continue his studies at Cardiff University where he focused on Spanish studies and culture.
Kevin has worked within education in Italy and in the United Kingdom; here he completed his PGSE through LDBS London. During this time he worked at Cranford Community College in West London.
Freddie Bader – Music Teacher
Freddie graduated in 2008 from Newcastle University with a BA(Hons) in music, before completing a PGCE and MA in Music Education at UCL Institute of Education. Freddie is an experienced singer having spent a number of years as choral scholar and then lay clerk at Newcastle and then Rochester Cathedrals.
“I am very excited about taking up this post at FBS. The positivity towards the education of the boys, coupled with the vision the school has clearly planned out really impress me. I want to make a significant contribution to the progress of this school by developing further an appreciation and enthusiasm for music.”
Holly Mazur – Drama Teacher
Holly studied Drama at The University of Manchester and holds an Associate of the London College of Music. She has worked as a Theatre Director and trained young actors for stage and screen at a BAFTA award-winning company. Holly completed her PGCE at Goldsmiths University.
“The Fulham Boys School is pushing the boundaries of education in one of the most culturally groundbreaking cities in the world. It is a pleasure to be working with these boys helping them reach exceptional levels of human understanding and cultural literacy through The Performing Arts programme.”
Ruth Adams – SENCO
Before joining The Fulham Boys School, Ruth taught in a large comprehensive school in Cardiff as an English teacher. It was there she completed a Master’s in Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University, focusing her research on boys’ literacy and the use of technology in the classroom. Completing the NA SENCo qualification at Roehampton University in 2016, she is passionate about delivering outstanding special educational needs provision at The Fulham Boys School.
“I firmly believe that at the heart of an outstanding school is inclusion and equality for all pupils. With that in mind, I am excited to develop an Additional Learning Needs department that ensures that all boys, regardless of their ability or needs, can access the curriculum and reach their potential. I am committed to developing boys’ talents and strengths, whilst supporting them in areas they may struggle with.”
Tara Johns – Assistant to the SENCO
Tara joined The Fulham Boys School from Langford Primary School in April 2016. She has eight years of extensive and varied experience in supporting learning. She has gained her Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) qualification enabling her to effectively help pupils in Primary and Secondary education to further themselves and reach their full potential. She very much enjoys sporting activities.
Martin Hartigan – Learning Support Assistant and teacher of Latin
Martin has spent the last seven years as the founding English tutor in a successful tutorial centre, focused on preparing pupils for the 11+ and scholarship exams needed for entry to selective and top private schools in south-west London and beyond. Working with individual pupils and groups of children aged from 9 to 16, he has gained very valuable experience in helping pupils overcome learning obstacles and achieve success. Martin has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and Postgraduate diploma in Laws. His has a varied employment history, including working with horses in Ireland, teaching English in Brazil and working as a local solicitor in Fulham. He also does voluntary work, leading in local church’s youth groups, holiday camps and bible teaching to youngsters.
“I absolutely love working with young people and seeing them come to enjoy knowledge, grow in skills and taste success, whatever the subject may be. I am particularly happy to be using all the lessons and experience I have been privileged to acquire, in service of those who find it a struggle. I know as I have often struggled to achieve.”
William Campbell – Learning Support Assistant and Pastoral Assistant
William has joined The Fulham Boys School having gained vital experience working with groups of younger children in previous employment. Outside of School, William is a passionate rower. Having rowed for 10 years on the coast, William has recently made the transition to river rowing and has joined Thames Rowing Club in Putney. William’s primary goal is to be in a winning boat for Henley Royal Regatta, which will next take place during the summer of 2017.
“I am confident that I can help to improve the confidence and ability of students with additional learning needs, as well as being able to fully promote the already strong mission and ethos at the School. I feel passionately that all boys at The Fulham Boys School can and should achieve their full potential during their time in education.”
Jamal Johns – Learning Support Assistant
Jamal graduated from St Mary’s University, Twickenham with a degree in Health Exercise and Physical Activity in 2016. Whilst studying he had experience of working within various sporting environments and a local school.
He is passionate about his new role at The Fulham Boys School and is committed to helping students achieve the best they can.
Rukiya Edmonds – Learning Support Assistant
Rukiya joins The Fulham Boys School having worked for the past ten years with children in inside and outside of an academic school setting. She has vast experience of working within the SEND department. Rukiya has studied Sociology Professional Development at East London University.
“I’m very excited to be joining FBS. Working within the ALN department is a fantastic role which I can’t wait to start, I am looking forward to making a real difference to the boys lives. My passion is to inspire and encourage the boys to always work to their full potential, while meeting their social, emotional and academic needs”.
Orin Fredericks – Learning Support Assistant and Learning Mentor
Orin joins The Fulham Boys School with a wealth of youth work experience, extending well over a decade. He has effectively managed large numbers of vulnerable young people from the ages of 11-25 with successful outcomes. He is also passionate about giving young people a voice to express themselves in order that they can achieve their full potential. FBS is the perfect setting for Orin to help put this into practice.
Orin is a keen footballer, and played to semi-professional level, before hanging up his boots. He now coaches an U13 team and whilst this is only his second season in charge, Orin is confident that silverware is just around the corner! He is a father of two young boys and has lived in Fulham all his life. For his faults he supports Crystal Palace FC and loves to DJ in his spare time.
Georgina Peters – Learning Support Assistant
Georgina graduated from The University of North London with a Diploma in Social Work and BA Honours Degree in Social Science, which encompasses, social care, health and education.
Georgina also completed a one year counselling course at Birbeck University, central London. Georgina has an N.N.E.B Diploma and has work experience in nurseries, primary schools, children’s assessments and development centres.
“Before joining FBS, I worked as a Social Worker, Family Support Worker for over 19 years. The majority of my employment has been directly working with children, young people and their families in various local authorities, and hospitals, from different social economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
I am a proud mother of two boys, and live within the borough.
I am passionate about supporting young people to recognise their potential and find strength, sometimes in challenging situations, setting goals and reaching those goals and feel FBS is the perfect school to be joining.
“I am thrilled to be working with a very experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated team.”
Ali Zabihollah – Learning Support Assistant
Ali joined The Fulham Boys School in March 2019 after working at The London Oratory School as an Learning Support Assistant for two years. Ali studied Politics and Philosophy at University. Since leaving University he has had a varied employment history; highlights have been working as a freelance photographer running his own business, working in hospitality as a Hotel Duty Manger, IT support as well as the restaurant and retail sector.
‘Getting involved in education has been something that I have wanted to transition to for a number of years and working as an Learning Support Assistant is a great pathway for me. I really enjoy working with pupils of all ability groups to help them navigate through these important formative years, to achieve their goals and find their voices. I believe that Education should be fun as well as relevant to the modern world’.
Ann-Marie Finnerty – Teaching Assistant
Ann-Marie previously worked as a Sales Advisor in a high street fashion store where she gained a great deal of customer care experience.
“I have learnt from my own experiences that it doesn’t matter what background you may come from, or whether you are wealthy or not, you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.
In my role as Teaching Assistant at FBS I hope to help boys make a difference. Giving each boy the help and support required and to encourage them to never give up.
I have achieved several NVQ’s whilst studying at an adult college and looking after my family. At FBS I will be continuing my learning and look forward to working alongside the boys and staff.”
Jane Proudfoot – Headmaster’s PA, Office Manager and Clerk to Governors
Jane joined the Fulham Boys School in September 2015 after having worked for 8 years within the NHS as a Personal Assistant and Medical Secretary to Consultants in Respiratory, Pathology and Psychological Therapies Services. Prior to this she worked as a qualified Beauty Therapist. Jane is a mother of two and has lived within the borough for most of her life.
“When I joined FBS I was amazed by the dedication of the staff and governors who work tirelessly to ensure the boys receive the very best education and opportunities possible. It’s a pleasure to be a part of such an inspiring team helping to create a truly outstanding school for local boys”.
Samantha Barton – Admissions Officer (Pastoral Support)
Samantha Barton is half French, half English. She was born in London and grew up in France until her early 20s. She came back to England and has worked in various industries, ranging from running a restaurant to being executive PA to a private investor.
She then turned herself to motherhood and after five years moved into education working as an administrator in the office of a local primary school. She did this for six years before joining FBS when it opened in September 2014.
‘I am a people person and a born communicator. I like to smile because people smile back and I believe that anything is possible if you put your mind to it’.
Nina Gai – Attendance and Exams Officer
Nina has degrees in Philology, Project Management as well as City and Guilds Award in Education and Training. Speaking four European languages fluently Nina teaches Russian as a second and foreign language on a voluntary basis. She joined the FBS in 2016.
“We have travelled extensively as a family and I have been especially interested in comparing educational systems of my native Ukraine and countries like Greece, Hungary and now, the UK. One thing is common for all inspirational schools I have visited is a positive, inspiring environment with clear standards and high expectations, which provides equal opportunities for children of all abilities and backgrounds. I believe FBS is creating such an environment and I am proud and honoured to be part of its team.”
Rebekah Blake – General Admin Assistant (Enterprise, Co-Curriculum and Sport)
Rebekah graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Sociology, followed by studying for a Masters in Racism and Ethnicity Studies at the University of Leeds. After studying she spent 6 months travelling around South America and the Caribbean. Rebekah has worked in a variety of roles in different schools both in London and Leeds.
Malgorzata Olszewska – Receptionist (Website Support/Cover Support)
Maggie was born and raised in Poland where she studied English before becoming a full time mum. She has worked in customer care roles in several industries and was an active member of her children’s school’s PTA. She moved to London in 2016 with her family.
“I am very happy and proud to be part of the team at FBS surrounded by ambitious, devoted and committed staff. As a first point of contact, I aim to build up strong relationships with parents, boys and staff and am excited to join FBS on its journey to become one of the best schools in the country”.
Mark Harris – Head of Finance and Operations
Mark joined The Fulham Boys School in February 2019 having previously been Finance Director at Kensington Aldridge Academy. Prior to that Mark spent 18 years working for BG Group, a FTSE 100 oil and gas company where he held senior management roles in finance and global shared services managing diverse teams across four continents. Having been a school governor for a number of years, Mark took the decision in 2016 to embark on a career in the education sector combining his passion for education with work.
Emmanuel Boadi – Finance Officer
Emmanuel graduated from the University of Ghana with a Bsc Administration(Accounting). Having worked with the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Ghana for almost 2 years, Emmanuel furthered his education at University of Pavia, (Italy) where he obtained a Masters Degree in International Business and Economics.
Prior to joining The Fulham Boys School he was a Finance Assistant for the Surrey County Football Association.
Emmanuel aspires to further his knowledge and skills and take on new responsibilities and challenges in a diverse and progressive way.
Ross Dimitrov – Site Manager
Ross was brought up in Bulgaria where he became a professional footballer. He also spent time in the army and later trained as a mechanic before moving to the UK with his family in 2010. He has a wide range of experience in building maintenance as a mechanic, painter and decorator, handyman and gardener. He has worked in hotels in a variety of operational roles.
Scott Haley – Caretaker
Mohammed Kuddus – IT Technician
Mr Kuddus started his career in IT by enrolling in a Level 3 apprenticeship with CC media where he achieved his Level 3 qualification. Whilst working for CC media he built, maintained and repaired servers. After completing his apprenticeship Mr Kuddus worked as an ICT Technician at a school in Lewisham where he supported staff and students with ICT related problems.