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Head Teachers

Ben Mearhart

Ben Mearhart

Head (Joint)

Ben has an M.Ed in Educational Leadership (University of Buckingham), Qualified Teacher Status (University of Kent), a BA in Drama with English (University of Exeter), a BA: Certificate in Dance Education (The Royal Academy of Dance, London) and a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Trinity College, London).

Ines Saltalamacchia

Ines Saltalamacchia

Head (Joint)

Ines has been involved in the project La Scuola Italiana a Londra since March 2006, first as Trustee and, once the School opened, in the management of the School.

Assistant Head Teacher

Suzanne Draycott

English KS2 teacher (Years 3, 4 and 5) – also supporting our SSI – Assistant Head Teacher and KS2 Co-ordinator

SSI Teachers

Oliver Rose

English SSI teacher (Years 6, 7 and 8) – English

Oliver studied at Cranleigh School and went on to read English at Corpus Christi, Cambridge graduating with a First-class degree....

Silvia Gattoli

Italian SSI teacher (Years 6, 7 and 8) – Italian, History, Geography and Latin

Silvia has a degree in Modern Literature and is fully qualified to teach Italian, History, Geography and PSCHEE in the...

Vito La Ghezza

Italian SSI teacher (Years 6, 7 and 8) – Maths, Science and DT & SSI Co-ordinator

Vito has a degree in Biological Sciences, a Masters in Agricultural Chemistry and is fully qualified to teach Maths, Science,...


Barbara Attinà

Italian KS1 teacher (Years 1 and 2)

Barbara has a degree in Primary Education from the University of Milano-Bicocca and is also specialised in teaching SEN (Specific...

Junette Norman

English KS2 teacher (Years 3, 4 and 5) – also supporting our SSI

Junette has a degree in English and Creative Writing from Brunel University and is a Secondary education English specialist. Junette...

Serena Olmeda

Italian KS2 teacher (Years 3, 4 and 5) – Deputy KS1&2 Co-ordinator & Staff Governor

Serena has a degree in Primary Education and a degree in Modern Literature. Serena has worked for several years as...

Early Years Foundation Stage

Linda Elfrey

Linda Elfrey

English EYFS teacher – EYFS Co-ordinator (Joint)

Teaching Assistant and Learning Support

Angelina Samanya

English TA

Angelina has a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Nottingham and a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)...

Eleonora Strangis

Well-Being Supervisor

Eleonora has a Teaching Graduation Diploma (Including Foundation Year), a BS in Health Professional Educator SNT/2 (Health Professions for Rehabilitation...

Lorenzo Perrelli

English TA

Lorenzo has studied at the bilingual Italian school Guglielmo Marconi of New York and is fully bilingual (Italian and English)....

Mariana Gregorio

Mariana Gregorio

EAL & IAL specialist teacher and TA

Mariana possesses a BA in Italian from the University of Reading, a Certificate in teaching Italian as a foreign language...

Samantha Norte

English TA

Samantha has a BA in Communication Studies and Film Studies (Middlesex University) and the CELTA qualification (Certificate in Teaching English...

Tiziana Pizzi

Tiziana Pizzi

Italian TA

Tiziana holds a Bachelor Degree in Education Sciences from the University of Roma (Rome). She has experience as a childminder,...

Specialist Teachers

Christabel Forbes

Specialist Art Teacher (EYFS, Primary and SSI)

Christabel has a BA (Hons.) in Fine Art from Falmouth University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Drawing and Tutor Training...

Dawn Rolt

Specialist Music Teacher (EYFS, Primary and SSI) and piano, recorder and singing teacher

Dawn has been a primary music teacher for over 25 years. For many of these years she taught at Pembridge...

Fabrizio Bonacci

Specialist Guitar teacher

Fabrizio has been teaching classical, acoustic and electric guitar as well as music theory and harmony to children (both individually...

Souheila Haimiche

Specialist French teacher (Primary and SSI)

Souhelia has a Bachelor’s degree in Languages from London Metropolitan University and has been working as a French and Spanish...

School Office

School Assistants

School Kitchen

Paolo Solazzo

Chef Assistant

Paolo studied at the Istituto Albeghiero Paolo Borsellino in Palermo. In London he obtained his SIA (Security Industry Authority) door...