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The Senior Leadership Team

Emily Newton

Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Newton has been at King Athelstan since 2004. She joined the team at King Athelstan as Deputy Head and took over as Head in 2007. She has worked in Kingston Schools for 20 years, teaching across the primary age range, but mainly in Reception, Year 2 and Year 6. In the past Miss Newton has enjoyed leading a range of areas including Maths, English, KS2 and Early Years Foundation Stage. She is passionate about achieving the very best outcomes for every child and loves working with the amazing team of staff and families at King Athelstan. She is one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads, along with Miss Govan. She leads on the strategic development of the school. With a background in drama, she spends most of her spare time rehearsing for the next production or helping to organise the artistic programme at a local community arts centre.

Joe Porter

Deputy Headteacher

Joe Porter has spent over twenty years in education. He started as a teaching assistant working with young adults with special needs. A passion for education was ignited and Joe trained to become a teacher. After spending five years in a primary school in Hammersmith and Fulham, Joe widened his experience by working in a primary Pupil Referral Unit eventually becoming the manager. After five years Joe decided to return to mainstream education and worked as a senior leader in a primary school. After devoting fifteen years of his life to educating the children of Hammersmith and Fulham, Joe gratefully took the role of Deputy Headteacher at King Athelstan School. When not in school Joe can found caring for his three young children and playing a variety of sports.

Alice Govan

Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Alice Govan joined King Athelstan in April 2018 having previously worked for 7 years as an Inclusion Leader in Richmond Upon Thames. She began as a Teaching Assistant in a special school and her belief in the importance of high quality provision, and aspirational outcomes, for pupils with additional needs has been the main driver of her teaching career. Ms Govan has responsibility for leading Inclusion at King Athelstan, and is one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads along with Miss Newton. Outside of school she spends any free time on artistic pursuits and enjoying the great outdoors with her young family.

Kayleigh Lee

Early Years Lead

Kayleigh has worked at King Athelstan for over 5 years and is the Early Years Foundation Stage Leader. She has worked in Reception and Nursery for all of that time and is passionate about providing strong foundations for children starting their school life. Outside school Kayleigh enjoys the challenge of her own young family.

School calendar

  • Meet the Teacher Y5
    20 September 2019, 3.30-4pm
  • Meet the Teacher Y6
    23 September 2019, 3.30-4pm
  • Swimming starts (Y3&4)
    23 September 2019
  • Sports Day
    25 September 2019
  • Half-Term
    28 Oct - 1 Nov 2019
  • Parent/Carer Consultations
    11 November 2019, 3.30-6.30pm
  • Parent/Carer Consultations
    13 November 2019, 4-7pm
  • School breaks up for Christmas at 2.30pm
    20 December 2019

Latest news

Clubs for Autumn 2019
19 September 2019

Club letters have been issued today.