Members of Staff

All teachers at St Helens Montessori School, both in the Nursery and Elementary classes, are fully Montessori trained (Montessori Early Years Diploma and Montessori Primary Diploma). They keep updated on current educational issues by regularly attending professional development sessions and courses.

Headteacher and Proprietor

Miss Jeannelle Dening-Smitherman Mont. Dip.


Mrs Sarah Pinagapany DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs Susan Coles

Mrs Lyn Hedges-McKenna Mont. Dip (Deputy DSL)

Mrs Desislava Simeonova Mont. Dip

Mrs Joy Marden

Mrs Sule Curling Mont. Dip

Mrs Helen Lyons Mont. Dip

Mrs Angela Taylor Mont. Dip

Mrs Doreen Goodwin

Mrs Laura Biscelie-Neiman

Mr Youssef Adama – ICT for Senior Upper Elementary Pupils

Mrs Nikki Atkin-Reeves – Drama for Elementary Pupils

Mrs Carol Dean – Swimming Coach

Mrs Edyta Mokone – Gardening

Mrs Gwen Nathan – Music, Piano, Oboe and Recorder

Mr Julian Squires – Sports for Elementary Pupils

Mr Gary Titmas – Chess for Elementary Pupils

Madame Florence Zadi – French for Elementary Pupils

Mr Ian Hunt – Judo Club


School Secretary

Miss Elizabeth Hunter

School Caretaker and Gardener


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