Our Leadership and Teaching Staff
Our team of staff offer a variety of experience, skills and interests, providing a rich and stimulating experience for pupils. Here are more details on their specialisms, careers to date and personal interests.
You can read more about our nursery team here.
Headmistress - Leadership Team
Mrs Robinson heads up the Leadership Team and has broad experience of teaching in many subjects and areas. She began her career at Our Lady’s over 25 years ago, joining the School as a teacher in the Nursery to specialise in early years education. After a time as PE and then ICT Teacher, she became Headmistress in 2006. She now finds herself directing a flourishing School and Nursery. She is passionate about ensuring Our Lady’s offers the opportunity for every child to thrive.
Deputy Headmistress - Leadership Team
Angela first taught in secondary schools in Ireland, teaching R.E and English before moving to the U.K. She has taught for a number of years both as a part-time and supply teacher in Wokingham schools. Angela joined Our Lady’s Leadership Team as a full time Prep IV Teacher in 2004 and was appointed to Deputy Headship in 2006. A graduate of Mater Dei Institute of Education in Dublin, Angela has a B.A. in Theology with English. She has Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for England and Wales.
Director of Studies and Infant II Teacher - Leadership Team
Simon has been working in education for over 10 years, having taught in both the state and private sector. He graduated in law from Sussex University and later studied for a PGCE in Primary Education at Oxford Brookes. He holds QTS status. Simon joined us in September 2016 from a large pre-prep school in London, where he most recently taught in Year 3. After 9 years of teaching in London, Simon relocated to Berkshire with his wife and two children and joined Our Lady's. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys a range of different sporting activities, including football and running, as well as photography and travel.
Reception Teacher - Teaching Staff
After completing her primary education training, Carly taught Year 1 at a pre-preparatory school for girls in Hertfordshire. Joining Our Lady’s in January 2016, Carly is our Reception Teacher and Art Coordinator. Carly has an honours degree in Primary Education with a specialism in early years from Plymouth University as well as a QTS qualification.
Infant I Teacher - Teaching Staff
Hannah joined Our Lady’s Preparatory School in September 2014. She teaches Infant I and is Coordinator for Religious Education and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). A keen musician, Hannah has achieved Grade 8 in recorder and clarinet, and Grade 4 in piano. Hannah shares her love for music with the children running a successful after-school recorder club. Hannah studied Primary Education with Music at University of Roehampton and also holds QTS status.
Prep I Teacher - Teaching Staff
Heidi has worked at Our Lady's since September 2015 having retrained to embark on a career in teaching. Heidi previously worked as a global IT project manager for a multi-national company for 14 years but her passion for teaching was ignited once her own children started school. Heidi has two daughters, both of whom attend Our Lady's in the school and nursery. She graduated in 2000 with a BA in Educational Studies and also holds a PGCE and QTS qualification.
Prep II Teacher - Teaching Staff
Elaine taught for six years at a Catholic junior school in Slough before joining Our Lady’s in September 2015. In her career to date, Elaine has trained student teachers, mentored newly qualified teachers and is currently Subject Co-ordinator in Art, History and English. Elaine trained at Roehampton University, achieving QTS in Primary Teaching (KS1 and 2) and specialising in English.
Prep III/IV Teacher - Teaching Staff
Having taught for 20 years at independent schools in Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire, Joanna joined us from Claires Court Junior Girls School in Maidenhead in September 2016. Joanna enjoys sharing her love for interesting facts with the pupils but her favourite subjects are Maths and History. She holds a Bachelors in Education from Oxford University and a QTS qualification.