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

Headteacher and Proprietor

Miss Jeannelle Dening-Smitherman


Mrs Sarah Pinagapany, DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) and PGCE

Mrs Susan Coles

Mrs Lyn Hedges-McKenna, SENCO and Deputy DSL

Mrs Desislava Simeonova

Mrs Joy Marden

Mrs Meenakshi Mohan

Peripatetic Teachers

Mrs Lucy Merrett – Music, Choir and Piano

Mrs Nikki Atkin-Reeves – Drama for Elementary Pupils

Mrs Edy Mokone – Horticulture and Gardening

Mrs Joy Marden - Forest School

Mrs Lucy Merrett – Sports and ICT

Mr John Lambert – Chess for Elementary Pupils

Mrs Angela Taylor – French 

Mr Ian Hunt – Judo Club

School Secretary​

Mrs Deborah Boudette

Office Administrator / Bursar

Mrs Edy Mokone

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