​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 Laura Bisceglie-Neiman

Mrs Sule Curling

Mrs Angela Taylor

Mrs Doreen Goodwin

Mrs Helen Lyons

Peripatetic Teachers

Mrs Rachel Ramsay – Music, Choir and Piano

Mrs Nikki Atkin-Reeves – Drama for Elementary Pupils

Mrs Edyta Mokone – Horticulture and Gardening

Mr Julian Squires – Sports and Tennis Coaching for Elementary Pupils

Mr John Lambert – Chess for Elementary Pupils

Mrs Angela Taylor – French 

Mr Ian Hunt – Judo Club

Mrs Carol Dean – Swimming Coach

School Secretary

Mrs Deborah Boudette

Office Administrator / Bursar

Mrs Edy Mokone



St Helens Montessori School is an exciting and rewarding place to work and we are always keen to meet talented candidates who would like to join our team. 


We currently have full and part-time vacancies for our Nursery School, for fully qualified Montessori Teachers. Training could be available for the right candidate, please get in touch to discuss further.  

If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please complete the below form or email your CV and covering letter to us.

Thank you

St Helens is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child-protection screening, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS check. St Helens is an equal opportunities employer.