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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 Mr Holmes. 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 nineteen 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. This year, 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.

Paul Chandler

Assistant Headteacher

Paul has worked in education for nearly 20 years. Having previously been a secondary school English specialist and a Primary Maths consultant, Paul is passionate about education and the value of life-long learning.

Tim Holmes

Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Tim has over 25 years' experience in primary education. Having started working in Harrow, he moved on to work in Hounslow and then relocated to Devon where he worked in schools in Plymouth and Cornwall before returning to London. During his time, Tim has worked as a class teacher from Reception up to Year 6, as a support teacher working with children with special needs and English as an additional language across the primary age range, and has been an Acting Head of two schools in Plymouth and the Head of a school in Cornwall. Tim now has responsibility for Inclusion at King Athelstan, and is one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads along with Miss Newton.

Kayleigh Lee

Early Years Lead

Kayleigh has worked at King Athelstan for 5 years. She has worked in Reception for all of that time and is passionate about providing strong foundations for children starting their school life. Kayleigh has recently taken on the role of Early Years Foundation Stage Leader and is enjoying the new challenge after recently having a child of her own.

School calendar

  • Matisse Class Assembly 9am
    22 March 2018
  • Y3 trip to Chessington Zoo
    22 March 2018
  • Y6 trip to Kew Gardens
    26 March 2018
  • Thinker's Project Exhibition
    28 March 2018
  • Thinker's Project Exhibitions
    28 March 2018
  • Break up for Easter at 2.30pm
    29 March 2018
  • Sport Relief 2018
    29 March 2018
  • Reception trip to the Polka Theatre
    19 April 2018

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Sport Relief 2018
22 March 2018

Please see attached letter for details