Our Governing Team will found and set up the school, and serve on the board of governors. The Governing Team is composed of educationalists with years of experience, private sector professionals, civil servants and local parents. They have a record of excellence and of dedication to the service of our community.
The team is led by Matteo Rossetti, Head of Prep at the Harrodian School, a popular independent school in Barnes. After studying in Italy and at Balliol College, Oxford, Matteo worked in business before becoming a Classics teacher. He has been a Senior Manager for eight years and is studying for an MA at the Institute of Education.
Smita Choraria, is Head of Policy and Strategic Programmes at the Arab Partnership Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office. After graduating from Merton College, Oxford, and gaining an MA at the London School of Economics, Smita worked in the city for a strategy consultancy, before moving into public service.
Tanya Moran is Deputy Head of Seniors at the Harrodian. Trained in Canada, she taught and held management positions in New Zealand before joining the Harrodian eight years ago. As a Mathematics and Science teacher, as well as a leader in pastoral care, she brings a passion and knowledge of successful teaching and learning to the team.
David Oliver is a local parent and Corporate Affairs Director for Kraft UK&I, having previously worked as the External Affairs Director for Kraft Foods in Brussels and Zurich, and Cadbury plc. Through community volunteering, he has been a guest teacher in Haggerston School in Hackney and a primary school in Uxbridge.
Dr. Andrew Parmley is the Head of Seniors at the Harrodian. He is a musician and experienced educationalist, including as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Montessori. He is chairman of several charitable causes, as well as an Alderman of the City of London and Magistrate.
Nicolas has had a 20 year long career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs where his last position was as Managing Director. He recently worked as advisor to the Chief Executive of Save the Children for their Child Survival Campaign and serves as a Local Authority Governor for a primary school in Brentford. He is a parent of four children.
Head of Cameron House School in Chelsea, Lucie has recently joined the Governing Team. Lucie is a dynamic educator with over 20 years' experience of teaching in the UK, Europe and Asia in co-educational maintained and independent schools within the 3 to 13 age range. She also sits on the Committee of IAPs and is an ISI Inspector.
Humaira is a Masters student at the School of Oriental and African Studies in Violence, Conflict and Development Studies. She supports the Governing Team's project management and community engagement.
In addition to our Governing Team, we have an extremely strong Educational Advisory Board including Sallie Salvidant (retired as Headmistress of Bute House Preparatory School for Girls last year after 19 years); Professor Mark Bailey (High Master of St Paul's School) and Dr Anthony Seldon (Master of Wellington College).