Babington House School Staff List

Nursery & Prep

Co-ed aged 3 - 11

Governors & Staff

Members & Associate Members of the Board of Governors

Mr C Turner - Chairman
Miss S Best - Clerk to Governors
Ms K Clarke
Mrs N Howard
Mr Tim Lello
Mr J Magill
Mrs H Porter-Aslet
Mr S Thompson
Mr J Turner
Rev D Johnston - Ex-officio


Contact details for the Chair of Governors:
c/o Miss Sharon Best, Clerk to the Governors, Babington House School, Grange Drive,Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5ES 
Tel: 020 8467 5537


Mr T Lello, MA (Hons), FRSA, NPQH, PGCE

Senior Leadership Team
Mrs J Brown, MA, BA (Hons), PGCE - Head of Seniors *(DDSL)
Miss S Best, BSc, AAT - Bursar
Miss K Edwards, BEd (Hons) - Deputy Head of Preparatory
Mr T Lello, MA (Hons), FRSA, NPQH, PGCE - Headmaster *(DDSL)
Mrs B McDonald-Smith, BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS - Head of Preparatory *(DSL)

*DSL & DDSL = Designated Safeguarding Lead

Middle Leadership Team
Mrs R Bentine, BA Fine Art
Miss Z Cavanagh, BSc (Hons), PGCE
Mrs J Deters, BSc (Hons), PGCE
Mrs C Looker, BA (Hons)
Miss C MacNeil, BA (Hons), PGCE
Mrs C Shaw, BSc, PGCE

Senior Department
Mrs G Bailey, MA, BA (Hons), PGCE
Mr F Ball, BA, MA, PGCE
Mrs R Bentine, BA Fine Art
Mr J Boggan, BSc (Hons), PGCE
Mrs K Brooker, BA (Hons), PGCE
Mrs J Brown, MA, BA (Hons), PGCE
Mrs J Callaghan, BSc/GCE (Hons)
Mrs R Carter, BA (Hons), PGCE
Mrs S Chapman, BSc, PGCE
Miss J Deters, BSc (Hons), PGCE
Ms K Elliott-Wilson, BA, PGCE
Miss A Etaix, BA (Hons), PGCE
Mrs T Gladding, MSc, QTS
Miss H Holman, BSc (Hons), PGCE
Dr T Jaermann, BA, MA, PhD
Miss C MacNeil, BA (Hons), PGCE
Mrs G Murphy, BSc (Hons), PGCE
Ms G Nikula, BMus, MMus, PGCE
Mrs Z Parra, BEd (Hons) Cantab
Mrs K Powis-Holt, BA (Hons) Cantab, PGCE
Mrs N Quraishi, ONC BTEC
Miss K Regan, BA, PGCE
Miss R Reid, BA (Hons), PGCE
Dr G Sobany, BSc, MA, PhD, QTS
Ms B Santamaria, BA (Hons), MA, PGCE
Mrs L Sastre, BA (Hons), QTS
Mrs J Smith, BSc (Hons), PGCE
Mrs C Shaw, BSc, PGCE

Prep Department
Miss S Ball, BA (Hons), PGCE
Miss Z Cavanagh, BSc (Hons), PGCE
Miss K Edwards, BEd (Hons)
Miss E Essex, BA (Hons), PGCE
Ms L Florence, BSc, MA
Miss A Homersham, BA, PGCE
Mrs J Hotham, BA (Hons), PGCE
Mr N Jopson, BA (Hons, PGCE
Mrs V Kennedy, BSc (Hons), PGCE
Mr J Masters, LLB (Hons), MA, PGCE
Mrs B McDonald-Smith, BA (Hons)
Mrs J Phypers, BA (Hons), PGCE
Mrs A Pollington, BA (Hons), PGCE
Mr T Unwin, BA(Hons), PGCE
Mrs S Willis, BA (Hons) PGCE

Nursery and Reception
Miss K Gibson, Cert Early Years Education
Mrs C Link, BA (Hons, PGCE
Mrs C Looker, BA (Hons), QTS
Mrs B Jackson, BA (Hons), PGCE, EYTS
Miss Z Pollentine, BA (Hons), PGCE

PE Department
Mr D Janes, BA, PGCE
Mr N Morris, BA (Hons), PGCE
Miss S O'Reilly, BA (Hons), PGCE

Peripatetic Staff - Music
Mr P Brown, BEd (Hons)
Mrs H Ellis, LTCL (Dist), ATCL
Mr J Swindells, BA (Hons) Oxon, Assoc Dip in Recital Piano
Mr R O'Grady, Cert HE
Miss T Manning, BA (Hons)
Miss C Ward, MA, BA (Hons), DipRAM

Peripatetic Staff - Sport
Miss S Callaghan
Mr S Howard, BEd (Hons), MTA
Mrs D Panton, BEd
Ms L Rolander, CWA

Learning Support Department
Mrs A Curry, PGCE - SENDCO
Ms J Grove, BTEC Diploma Early Years
Mrs J Langford, BSc
Mrs S Prifti, NOCN level 3, SPLD OCR level 7, Specialist Dyslexia Teacher
Mrs L Selvadurai, BSc (Hons)
Miss V Sturdy, MA, BSc (Hons)
Mrs M Rowe, CYPW, HLTA

Teaching Assistants
Miss J Bowden, NCFE level 3
Mrs J Broncz, NVQ level 3
Mrs J Cave, EYFS level 2
Mrs L D'Costa, NVQ level 2
Ms A Eadon, NCFE level 3
Mrs T Follett, CYPW Diploma level 3
Mrs M Gale, NVQ level 2
Mrs N Grover, NCFE level 3
Mrs S Harradine-Cardwell, BA (Hons), HLTA
Miss B Jackson, NVQ level 2
Mrs S Lockett, HLTA
Mrs M Morton, NVQ level 2
Mrs S Mwenya, HLTA
Mrs M Rowe, CYPW, HLTA
Mrs N Russo, NCFE level 3, Diploma Special Needs, HLTA
Miss V Sturdy, MA, Bsc (Hons)
Mrs P Wilson, NFCE level 3
Mrs J K Woodley, NVQ level 3

Mid-Day Meal Supervisors
Mrs H Banks
Mrs V Gallafent
Mrs F Joannou
Mrs R Knox
Miss A McCann
Mrs K Povey
Miss L Rossetter
Mrs D Thind

Breakfast/After School Club Supervisors
Mrs C Butler, BA in Early Years
Mrs L D'Costa, NVQ level 2
Miss L D'Costa
Mrs M Freitas
Mr M Gorman
Mrs N Grover, NFCE level 3
Ms S Lockett, HLTA
Ms R Melsom
Mrs S Roberts, Level 3 Diploma in Childcare
Mrs J Rodgers - Homework Club Supervisor
Mrs M Rowe, CYPW, HLTA
Mrs P Wilson, NFCE level 3

Marketing & HR Strategy
Mrs H Balfour, MCIM - Marketing Manager
Mrs V Nelson, CIPD level 5 - HR Manager

Mrs J Bainbridge - Assistant Bursar
Mrs J Broncz - Administrator to Head of Prep
Mrs C Bonds - School Receptionist
Mrs S A Ewing - PA to the Headmaster
Miss E Fenner - School Receptionist 
Miss S James - Admissions Registrar
Miss E Jones - School Receptionist
Mrs L Margetts - Finance & Administration Assistant
Mrs S Mean - Music Administrator & Old Babingtonians Administrator
Miss A Richardson - Mini Bus Escort
Mrs M Sharpe - Examinations Assistant
Mrs K Taylor, BA (Hons), PG (Dip) - Careers Adviser

Caretakers & Mini Bus Staff
Mr R Callaghan - Caretaker & Mini Bus Driver
Mr S Corcoran - Mini Bus Driver
Mr M Gorman - Mini Bus Escort
Mrs J Parker - Assistant Caretaker & Mini Bus Escort
Mr A Roberts - Mini Bus Driver

Welcome to the Prep and Nursery
Headmaster’s Welcome
Mission Statement
Mission Statement
Head of Nursery and Prep
Head of Nursery & Prep
Staff List
Governors & Staff
Entry Procedure
Entry Procedure
School Fees
Application for Admission
Application for Admission
Uniform Lists
Uniform Lists


“Pupils are encouraged to think for themselves”
ISI Inspectors

Early Years (3 – 5 Years)
Early Years (3 – 5 Years)
Key Stage 1 (5 – 7 Years)
Key Stage 1
(5 – 7 Years)
Key Stage 2 (7 – 11 Years)
Key Stage 2
(7 – 11 Years)
Forest School
Forest School
Early Years
Early Years
Teachers and Teaching Assistants
Teachers & TA's
Learning Support
Learning Support
Options Carousel
Options Carousel
11+ Preparation
11+ Preparation
Early Years
Early Years
Sports Fixtures
Sports Fixtures
Sports Day
Sports Day


“Pupils demonstrate high levels of self-discipline and resilience and the ability to persevere.”
ISI Inspectors



“You can’t have a life without art, how dull would life be”
Head of Art

Holiday Club
Holiday Club
Trips and Outings
Trips & Outings


“Pupils record considerable success in extra-curricular activities.”
ISI Inspectors

Before and After School Care
Before & After School Care
Mini Bus Service
Mini Bus Service
Healthy Eating
Healthy Eating


"Babington is an ideal destination for the children of working parents with excellent extended day and holiday club provision".