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EBS Staff

Staff List

To arrange a meeting with a staff member (apart from the Headteacher) you will need to contact them at the school directly. Please be aware that teaching staff are often unable to respond to calls and emails during the school day. If they are unavailable at the time you call, please leave a voice message with your contact details and they will call you back. Please see our contact page for more specific information about directing your enquiry.

Senior Leadership Team

east barnet school headteacher l swaine

Ms L. Swaine

Headteacher

Maternity Leave

ebs deputy head teacher

Mr C. Hunt

Acting Headteacher

Maternity Cover

Mrs H. Chamberlain

School Business Leader
east barnet school associate deputy headteacher l coffill

Miss L. Coffill

Associate Deputy Headteacher
east barnet school associate headteacher f hurst

Mrs F. Hurst

Associate Deputy Headteacher

Mr A. Iordanou

Acting Associate Deputy Headteacher

Assistant Headteachers

MRS J. CONNICK
Safeguarding; Mental Health; SEMH; Wellbeing (incl. Counselling)

MR C. DRUGAN
Tutor, PSHEE & House Programme; Personal Development & Careers

MRS J. FOLEY
Admissions; KS2 – KS3 Transition; Assemblies; Calendar

MR M. GOMEZ
Data & Assessment; Numeracy Across the Curriculum

MR A. IORDANOU
KS4 & KS5 Options Process

MR C. PATSALIS
Examinations

MR E. RICHMAN
Enrichment (including Trips & Extra-Curricular Activities)

MR H. SECKLEMAN
Whole-School Literacy; Library; Pupil Premium

Year Group Teams

Year 7 Team

Head of Year 7
MR C. PATSALIS

Year 8 Team

Head of Year 8
MISS C. MANZI

Year 9 Team

Head of Year 9
MR H. RICKETTS

Year 10 Team

Acting Head of Year 10
MISS E. BUCZMAN

Year 11 Team

Head of Year 11
MR J. LANGLEY

Deputy Head of Year 11/Learning Mentor
MRS J. NORTON

Sixth Form Team (Year 12 & 13)

Head of Sixth Form
MS L. CARNEGIE-GOMEZ

Deputy Head of Sixth Form
MR B. PITTS

Sixth Form Administrator
MS L. MILES

Safeguarding, Pastoral & Provisions

Safeguarding Team

MISS L. COFFILL
Designated Safeguarding Lead

MRS J. CONNICK
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

MRS S. BRENNAN
Safeguarding Officer

MISS M. ZAMAN
Safeguarding Officer

MRS A. BRADY
Early Help Coordinator

MR C. DRUGAN
Safegurading Advisor (Prevent)

MRS M. DURAKU
Safeguarding Advisor (E-Safety)

MS SUSIE MCDONALD
Safeguarding Governor

Pastoral

MS R. VIRIDES
Counselling Manager

MRS C. YOUNG
School Counsellor

MR M. FRY
Personal Development Centre Manager

MRS K. RAWAL
Welfare Officer

MS A. BRADY
SEMH Lead

Leader of Digital Learning, Creativity & Innovation

MR S. SADLER

Leader of Provision for More Able Students

MR G. CARRINGTON

Heads of House

MISS E. BUCZMAN
Chama House

MS D. BAILEY
Keller House

MRS A. IRISH
Murray House

MISS M. ROBB
Tutu House

Library

MRS A. COBB
MRS P. SHAH

Faculties

Additional Educational Needs

Head of Faculty
MRS S. BRENNAN

Learning Support Teachers
MS A. BIRCH
MRS A. IRISH
MRS J. STEELE

Learning Support Assistants
MRS K. ANAYIOTOU
MRS A. BRADY
MRS L. BRAGOLI
MRS L. FALCO
MRS P. GENTLE
MRS E. HONE
MS M. LALOVIC
MS A. MANSI
MRS E. MURRAY
MRS A. O’TOOLE
MRS C. PASCARELLA
MRS L. SEAGER
MS J. SWIFT
MRS S. TAKHAR JONES
MISS I. TSIOTSI
MS E. TZOULIOU

EMA Coordinator
MRS P. KEDZIORA

Learning Support Administrative Assistant
MRS A. INCHENKO

Computing

Head of Faculty
MRS M. DURAKU

Computing Teachers
MR C. GROVES
MR J. WARR

Design & Technology

Head of Faculty
MRS C. CHANDLER & MRS C. RONCARATI

Design & Technology Teachers
MRS J. BUDDEN
MRS C. CHANDLER
MR C. DRUGAN
MISS C. GODDARD
MS C. JOSEPH
MS A. LANE
MS K. PENNICOTT
MR A. POLYVIOU
MRS C. RONCARATI
MRS K. SPENCER
MR C. ZANE

Design & Technology Technicians
MRS H. KENNEDY (Senior Technician)
MR D. BOAST
MRS K. LOCKE
MR B. PANKHANIA
MR S. SADLER

Designer in Residence
MS L. SPAREY

English

Head of Faculty
MR H. SECKLEMAN

English Teachers
MRS N. FOWKES-GAJAN
MR M. HARRIS
MISS A. HINCHIN
MR A. IORDANOU
MRS S. KARAKIN
MISS M. PARFITT
MISS C. PARKER
MR C. PARSONS
MISS X. PIERI
MS S. SOMERVILLE

Writer in Residence
MS C. GREEN

Expressive Arts

Head of Faculty
MRS K. EUSTACE

Art Teachers
MS M. CLEMMETT
MRS A. GRANSBY HUSAIN
MISS C. WYATT

Art Technician
MRS K. LOCKE

Artist in Residence
MR J. WILLIAMS

Drama Teachers
MR K. MESSIOS
MS L. CARNEGIE-GOMEZ

Music Teachers
MRS K. EUSTACE
MR E. MARRIOTT

Physical Education Teachers
MR G. CARRINGTON
MISS L. COFFILL
MRS C. HAMMOND
MR J. LANGLEY
MISS C. MANZI
MR B. PITTS
MR H. RICKETTS

School Games Organiser
MISS V. PENDER

Humanities

Head of Faculty
MR E. RICHMAN

Geography Teachers
MISS A. HOLLOWAY
MRS J. FOLEY
MRS F. HURST
MR D. VINCENT

History Teachers
MISS C. JOHNS
MISS I. CHARALAMBOUS
MISS E. CHRISTIE
MR A. FELSENSTEIN
MR E. RICHMAN

Religious Education Teachers
MS J. IDREES
MISS B. PASTERNY
MISS M. ROBB

Mathematics

Head of Faculty
MR M. GOMEZ

Mathematics Teachers
MRS S. BRENNAN
MS S. CODOBACCUS
MRS N. DURRANT
MISS A. HARVEY
MRS M. HASSAN
MISS E. MOUSLEY
MS H. RAZI
MRS K. VELOUNIAS
MISS M. ZAMAN

Modern Foreign Languages

Head of Faculty
MR J. GIFFEN

French Teachers
MS V. GUENOLE
MRS C. DILLON
MRS F. SHAH

German Teachers
MISS J. WOLF
MR J. GIFFEN

Spanish Teachers
MRS E. PIAZZA 
MISS Y. BERGER
MRS M. NIEVES TIVNANN

Science

Head of Faculty
MR S. OWEN

Science Teachers
MISS C. BOYLE
MR C. FORDAH
MR C. GILLITT
MR K. GOHIL
MISS Z. HUSSAIN
MR R. INNES
MR J. P. JONES
MRS D. KINGSTON
MR C. PATSALIS
MR S. SCOTT ROBSON

Science Technicians
MRS S. PATEL (Senior Laboratory Technician)
MRS M. AMBIHAIPAHAN
MRS T. KOTHARI
MR T. TURNER

Social Sciences

Head of Faculty
MR J. DAVID

Government & Politics Teachers
MR J. DAVID
MR D. VINCENT

Sociology Teachers
MR J. DAVID
MRS J. CONNICK

Psychology Teachers
MS T. PEYNADO

Health and Social Care Teachers
MS S. DIREK

Business Studies Teachers
MRS B. SMITH-APPOLLIS
MS J. DOTTIN
MRS R. SCHRAMM

Economics Teachers
MR O. OLOJO (Economics & Maths)

Staff Coaching

MR C. GILLITT
Lead Teacher Coach

Business Support Team

Administration

Office Manager
MRS M. DE MARIA

Administrative Assistants
MRS M. BLUNSUM
MISS S. BRENNAN
MISS A. MCDONNELL
MRS S. ROBINSON

Attendance Officer
MS N. FEVZI

Cover Manager
MR J. O’DRISCOLL

Data Manager
MR J. SMITH

Examinations Officer
MRS B. SALEH

Headteacher’s PA & Assistant to the Senior Leadership Team
MRS S. WATERS

Marketing & Communications Manager
MISS N. BAIN

Catering

Chef Manager
MRS C. CHRISTODOULOU

Cook Supervisors
MRS A. BRENNAN
MRS S. NEWBURY

Catering Assistants
MRS S. ARIAS
MRS H. AYAZZY-SHAMLOO
MR C. CONSTANTINOU
MR L. NARVAEZ
MRS H. OGUNDELE
MRS E. SWATOWSKI
MRS M. TAYLOR

Finance

Senior Finance Officer
MR D. FRANCIS

Finance Officer
MRS S. DONALD

IT (Information Technology)

Head of IT Services
MR S. THURAIRATNAM

Network Manager
MR J. WATSON

School Technician
MRS J. ZOURDANI

Premises

Premises Manager
MR A. HUGALL

Premises Assistant
MR R. PICHELSKI

Premises and Technical Assistant
MR K. NEAVES

teacher at white board

Staff Coaching

The central aim of coaching at EBS is to improve teaching & learning throughout the school by supporting staff and developing a confident, self reliant, creative staff body.

There are two main aspects to the role of coaching within the school. First, coaching will be used to provide the school with an alternative route for tackling whole school issues (e.g. embedding assessment for learning in teaching). Line managers will be able to guide teachers toward a coach who can help to develop that member of staff in a non-judgemental environment. In this way the role of coaching can be allied with the professional development programme already running within the school.

Second, coaching is a way of the school demonstrably giving something back to the staff. It is an investment in individuals. Coaching should act as an effective support mechanism for staff within the school. A key role of the Coaching Faculty would be to tap into the enormous skills base and potential of the staff at EBS. All staff at EBS are committed to the school and work extremely hard; coaching is a way of the school demonstrably giving something back to the staff.

Aim

Coaching is a non-judgemental conversation designed to empower the participant. The aim is to allow the coachee to take ownership of the key aspects of their work, the strengths, the blocks and any solutions.

Style

A coaching conversation focuses on the coachee. The coachee makes the decisions about the ideas that will be discussed. The role of the coach is to listen and reflect. In doing so it is hoped that the coachee will gain new insight into areas that interest them and be able to develop strategies on which they can focus.

Coaching conversations are non-judgemental.

Performance Management

Coaching meetings are highly confidential. The coachee ‘owns’ the contents of any meeting; if they wish to discuss the conversation outside the meeting they are at liberty to do so. However, the coach will never divulge what was discussed outside the confines of the coaching conversation. Any positives that are generated can, of course, feed into the performance management process and CPD (Continuous Professional Development).

Being Coached

There are several routes. A member of staff may ask their line /performance manager to approach one of the coaching team to request coaching on their behalf. A member of staff may themselves approach a member of the coaching team. A line / performance manager may suggest coaching as part of the CPD of any member of staff. Coaching often offered as support to other training programmes such as ‘Leading from the Middle’.

Coaching would benefit…

  • Staff new to the school. Coaching allows you to discuss issues and anxieties in a confidential setting, separate from any assessment process.
  • Staff new to post. Again, coaching will allow someone to discuss issues and anxieties in a confidential setting, separate from the performance management process.
  • Staff wishing to resolve develop their skills within their current role. Coaching is an excellent tool for expanding your thoughts, ideas and horizons. It allows you to investigate a range of possible solutions and select the most appropriate for yourself.
  • Staff wishing to resolve issues and blocks within their current role; see above.

Frequency

It can be one meeting, it can be many more. The average figure is approximately 4-6 meetings in a cycle of coaching.

Coaching meetings are highly confidential. The coachee ‘owns’ the contents of any meeting; if they wish to discuss the conversation outside the meeting they are at liberty to do so. However, the coach will never divulge what was discussed outside the confines of the coaching conversation. Any positives that are generated can, of course, feed into the performance management process and CPD (Continuous Professional Development).

teacher with student at laptop

Staff Leadership

As a Leadership Partnership School, we specialise in developing the skills of all our students and staff. The Headteacher is a National Leader of Education, and personally trains all members of staff seeking promotions to senior positions. She also runs a special programme for Sixth Form students to develop their leadership skills, and mentors other Headteachers, as well as NPQH candidates.

We believe that all teachers are leaders and that developing their leadership skills will also improve their capacity to deliver effective and inspiring lessons. We also know that these skills are essential for students to be successful in their future careers and life in general; hence why we place so much emphasis on this aspect of their education.

  • Leadership Partnership StatusOur application for this status included programmes for the development of students and staff, both at East Barnet and in other schools. We have offered these programmes for the past two years and they have been attended by hundreds of teachers and students. At least 20 EBS members of staff have gained promotions as a consequence of these programmes, and teachers from other schools have commented extremely favourably about them.
  • Promoting StaffWe believe in distributed leadership as a mechanism of putting authority and responsibility in the hands of many, rather than just a few. Besides the Headteacher, we currently distribute senior leadership roles to three Associate Deputy Headteachers, and twelve Assistant Headteachers, who have substantive roles as Heads of Year/Faculty as well as some whole school responsibilities.
  • Performance ManagementYes. It is part of the school’s philosophy that all members of staff should have their work reviewed during the year. An initial meeting with the Performance Manager takes place early in the Autumn Term to review the work of the previous year and set targets for the new year. Feedback indicates that almost all members of staff find this a really helpful process for reflecting on their work.
teacher and student at keyboard

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