Senior Leadership Team
Karen Matthews - Headteacher
I have been the Head at Bevington since September 15 and I love working here. The children and families are amazing and every day is packed. I joined the school after working in Harrow and Ealing for the last 10 years, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I also inspect for Ofsted when I have time!
Richard Byrne-Smith - Deputy Headteacher
My name is Mr Byrne-Smith and I am the Deputy Headteacher at Bevington. I am responsible for our Curriculum and Assessment, as well as making sure that all children at Bevington are happy and safe through my role as the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead. I also teach Year 6 children Maths. I have worked in lots of different schools in my time as a teacher and my aim is using this experience to make Bevington the best school in the country.
Joanna Po - Assistant Headteacher KS2 & Year 5 Teacher (Mulberry Class)
Having been brought up in London, I moved to Brighton to study Psychology at The University of Sussex, before going on to complete a PGCE at St Mary’s in Twickenham. Before starting at Bevington, I worked at a school in Hammersmith and Fulham for 6 years where I led maths and taught in both key stage 1 and 2. Currently, I am teaching in Year 6 (Maple Class), and have done for the last two years. As well as teaching in Year 6, I lead Key Stage 2, am responsible for coaching the Middle Leaders and the staff’s CPD. Outside of school, I enjoy travelling and exploring new places, baking treats for others to enjoy, reading and running.
Steve Smith - Assistant Headteacher & Year 3/4 Teacher (Sequoia Class)
I arrived at Bevington in July 2013 after teaching for 4 years in secondary schools around Birmingham and Worcestershire. I completed my undergraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University and completed my PGCE at the University of Worcester. Currently, I am teaching a mixed Year 3/4 class (Sequoia Class). Away from school I enjoy spectating and participating in a wide range of sports and physical activities.
At Bevington I am responsible for standards in Year 3 and Year 4, I manage Learning Support Staff and co-ordinate the PFA.
Shainey Slater - Assistant Headteacher EYFS/KS1 & Nursery/ Reception Teacher (Elm Class)
It was working on a children’s summer camp in America that first inspired me to become a teacher. After completing my PGCE, I spent 5 years working at a school in Tower Hamlets, before moving across London to lead Early Years at Bevington. When I’m not dancing around with tiny people at work, I can usually be found perusing bookshops for something to read. As a vegan, I love finding new places to eat, as well as experimenting with weird and wonderful recipes!
At Bevington I teach our Nursery Class (Nutmeg Class) and I am responsible for EYFS and Key Stage One.
Emily Flynn - Assistant Headteacher (SENCO)
I am an Assistant Headteacher and also manage Inclusion/SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability). Since starting my teaching career at Bevington in 2006, I have led music and behaviour, coordinated child protection and safe-guarding and taught across all key stages with most of my teaching experience being in year 6. I now work part time so I have more time to run around after my energetic toddler! I have a Music degree from Bristol University and still love to sing and play the piano in my free time, mostly to an audience of my husband, our son and the two cats.
Julie Rutledge - Business Manager
I have been working at Bevington since March 2008 as School Business Manager and deal with all aspects of school administration outside of the teaching and learning. With my team I maintain the School Budget and Finances, process all Admissions, support Data Management and am responsible for Staff recruitment, Personnel and Payroll matters for all staff, as well as the Building and Site Premises Management.
Cara Keane- Finance Manager
My name is Cara Keane and I have been working at Bevington since 2006. My role involves (amongst other things) budgeting and finance for the school. I have 2 children and live locally, and love being part of the local community.
Hayley Murphy- Premises and HR Manager
My name is Hayley Murphy and I am the Premises and HR manager at Bevington. I look after building and maintenance in the school and am responsible for health and safety. I am also the lead person for HR which means I work with staffing and contracts information.
Alex Brown - Year 6 Teacher (Rowan Class)
Hi, I started my teaching career at Bevington in 2014 and my favourite subjects to teach are Humanities, Science and Literacy. I am currently teaching year 6 and am the Science leader at the Bevington, which is a subject that I am very passionate about. In my spare time, I love travelling, baking and reading.
Jack Collett - Year 6 Teacher (Maple Class)
I’m Mr. Collett. I have lived in London all my life and have worked at Bevington since 2015. My favourite subjects to teach are Maths, Science and Geography. My main hobbies are football and travelling.
At Bevington, I am responsible for leading RE, PSHE and I run the School Council.
Theo Adams - Year 5 Teacher (Sycamore Class)
I was born in Birmingham, England (West Midlands) and came to London to study at university before going into teaching. I really enjoy teaching English, Maths, SPaG and Spanish.
At Bevington I am responsible for leading English, which includes overseeing the School Library.
Hayden Shah- School Direct Trainee ( Sycamore Class)
Kirsty Landale - Year 4 Teacher (Oak Class)
I’m Miss Landale and I’m currently teacher training through the School Direct Alliance programme. I spend most of my week in Birch class (year 3) with Miss Medwicz, and a small part of my week studying at the University of Roehampton. I love running and playing hockey, and I especially love eating delicious food!
Louise Medwicz - Year 3 Teacher (Birch Class)
Hi, I’m Miss Medwicz and I am currently the year three teacher at Bevington Primary. I started working at Bevington in 2014, where I started in a year four class. I lead Humanities for the school, which includes both history and geography. In my spare time I love to travel!
Zoe Traviss - Year 2 Teacher (Magnolia Class)
I am Zoe Traviss and this is my second year of teaching at Bevington Primary School. Having qualified as a teacher from Bristol UWE, I moved to London where I love teaching in such a vibrant and exciting community. I have taught in both KS1 and KS2 and I am now enjoying working in the EYFS setting, where I can often be found dressing up as a princess – we learn through play!
At Bevington, I am responsible for leading EYFS PE and Extra-Curricular Clubs.
Karis Stanislaus - Year 1/2 Teacher (Willow Class)
Hello I am Miss Stanislaus and I have been teaching at Bevington Primary since 2013. Each day is always so very different and very exciting. My favourite subjects to teach are both Literacy and Maths. High expectations of the children is a priority and seeing them strive and achieve their full potential is very rewarding for me. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, walking, visiting friends and reading.
At Bevington, I am responsible for leading KS1 Standards.
Harry Doyle - Year 1 Teacher (Cherry Class)
I have been a qualified teacher since 2011 having studied education studies at the University of the West of England. I am a keen skateboarder as well as being an active member of his local canoe club. I have been the Bevington Maths lead since November 2015 and I am looking forward to leading the subject this academic year.
At Bevington I am responsible for leading Maths.
Harriet Rogers - Reception Teacher (Chestnut Class)
After studying Philosophy at the University of Birmingham I followed my passion for food and pursued a career as a professional chef where I worked for Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell. I then returned to academia where I studied for my PGCE and am now currently studying for a master’s in Education. At weekends I love playing netball and training for CrossFit and Olympic weightlifting.
At Bevington I am responsible for leading Lunchtimes and Healthy Schools.
Luci Parnell - Nursery Teacher (Nutmeg Class)
Having qualified at the Institute of Education, I have worked in schools across London and now love having the chance to work in my local community. As a passionate Early Years teacher, it is of the utmost importance to ensure all my pupils love learning; through play, exploration and fun, we experience the excitement of discovering new ideas and skills. I set high standards for all my pupils and encourage them to aim for the best, to learn from their mistakes and most importantly, to know and believe that they can succeed.
At Bevington, I am responsible for leading EYFS Maths and I promote and foster links with our Local Community.
Lewis Dasso - PE HLTA
I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic PE professional who has a keen interest in all things SPORT. I have a real passion for teaching and aiding children to learn new skills through fun and engaging PE lessons. I also run holiday and weekend sports clubs in my free time.
At Bevington, I am responsible for leading our PE Curriculum, and extra-curricular sports activities.
Sofian Taghi - PE HLTA
I am an energetic, highly enthusiastic and devoted individual and I love all kinds of sport. I have an enormous passion for teaching PE and providing children with new skills and achievements they can retain for life. Watching children meet and exceed their capabilities gives me a great deal of satisfaction.
Learning Support Staff
Tracey Simpson - Safeguarding Co-ordinator
My name is Tracey Simpson and I am the Safeguarding Co-ordinator at Bevington. I act as an advocate who speaks for and on behalf of our pupils. I liaise, meet and plan with other agencies and staff as required and have a responsibility for the day to day co-ordination and management of safeguarding.
John-Paul Bedeau - Learning Mentor
I’m the learning mentor at Bevington Primary School, and my position allows me to offer support to children, parents and teachers. I am proud and honoured to have the opportunity to work and engage within a community which has nurtured my own schooling experience. Giving back and helping children achieve their full potential is the most rewarding part of my job.
Angela Johnson - Teaching Assistant (Year 6)
I started at Bevington as an SEN teaching assistant and I now work in year 6. I live locally and I enjoy creative pastimes. My passions include travel and baking.
Marie Kimera - Teaching Assistant (Year 3 and Year 4 )
My name is Marie Kimera and I have been at Bevington since 2014. Both years I have worked in year 6 as a Teaching Assistant which has been challenging but enjoyable. This year I will be working with year 3 and year 4 which will be a real change but something I am looking forward to. I am a mother of one and enjoy travelling with family and friends.
Bel Villaverde - Teaching Assistant (Year 5)
Hi my name is Belen and I joined Bevington in 2015 as a Teaching assistant. I currently work in Year 5 and help children who have just joined the school from overseas to learn English.
Pat Hurley - Teaching Assistant (Year 1 and Year 2)
My name is Pat Hurley and I have worked at Bevington for over 20 years. I started as a dinner lady and now I work in year 1 and 2. I enjoy all aspects of school life and really want to help children to learn, especially through supporting them with their reading and phonics.
Phoebe Clegg - Teaching Assistant (Year 3 and Year 4)
My name is Phoebe Clegg. I have been a teaching assistant at Bevington for many years- normally assisting in Key Stage 2. I am working in Year 3 and Year 4 this year for a change. I very much like supporting and nurturing children to achieve their full potential. I am a mother of 3 and enjoy spending time with my family.
Sharon Radisic-Teaching Assistant (EYFS)
Hi my name is Sharon. I work in Nutmeg. I love working with children and have done for the past 20 years. I think I am patient, fair and fun but also firm. I have lived in the local community all my life and have two sons who I love spending time with.
Christelle Pambu - Teaching Assistant (EYFS)
Hi my name is Christelle Pambu. I am a teaching assistant at Bevington. I have been at the school for 4 years and I am passionate about my job and I enjoy it very much. It gives me satisfaction to know that as a teaching assistant that I also contribute to children’s learning and development.
Fardosa Abdullahi - Teaching Assistant (EYFS) Maternity leave
Hi my name is Fardosa and I joined Bevington a year ago to work in Nursery and Reception. This year I am based in Elm class but I also run speech and language interventions and work in Breakfast Club as well.
Belen Carvallo- Teaching Assistant (EYFS) Maternity cover
My name is Belen and I support in Elm class in Early Years. I really enjoy working with young children and also being part of the PTFA as I am also a parent here at Bevington.
Ayesha Ali - Teaching Assistant (EYFS) Maternity leave
My name is Ayesha Ali and I am a TA in Elm Class. I have been working at Bevington Primary School since 2003. Throughout the years I have mostly worked in Early Years. I enjoy my role as a TA as it gives me great satisfaction to see the children develop in their learning. Bevington is close to my heart as I used to attend the school as a pupil. My siblings and daughter have also attended Bevington. My hobbies are cooking, baking and reading.
Yasmin Benaddou- Teaching Assistant ( Year 1 and Year 2)
I have a degree in Drama Therapy and have worked in the UK and overseas supporting children in developing the English and Maths skills. I have also worked with children who have a variety of special needs, both physical and those with learning difficulties. I enjoy working with children of all ages and hope to support them effectively so that they can reach their potential.
Kenza Aarab - SEN Teaching Assistant
I am Kenza Arab and I have been working at Bevington for 12 years now and I like working with children as I am the mum of 3 children that are now adults. I enjoy teaching maths, which was a specialism when I trained. I live locally and am lucky to have a great relationship with parents because of this.
Laura Tansley - SEN Teaching Assistant
My name is Laura Tansley and I have been a Teaching Assistant at Bevington since 1994. I have worked in all the different Key Stages from Early year’s right up to Key Stage 2. I was born in the area and I love teaching our future adults
Stef Sunmor - SEN Teaching Assistant
I really enjoy my role as an SEN Teaching Assistant. I studied English Literature at university and have a huge passion for reading and writing so you can often find me helping in the library. I also enjoy learning new skateboarding tricks and studying languages.
Fatima Amri - SEN Teaching Assistant
Hi my name is Fatima and I joined Bevington to work as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant. i enjoy working in Early Years and Year 1 and most recently I have started supporting a child in Year 3. I love working with all the children and learn something new from them every day.
Simone Raby - SEN Teaching Assistant
I am a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant at Bevington with specialist training in Speech and Language. I have been working with children for 10 years and I enjoy it very much! I also enjoy drawing, baking and spending time with my family.
Johanna Fisher - SEN Teaching Assistant
Hi, my name is Johanna Fisher. I have been working as a teaching assistant since 2004. I joined Bevington in October 2015 as an SEN teaching assistant working 1-1 with children. My interests are walking, keep fit and looking after my cousins.
Nicole Jacobs- SEN teaching assistant
I moved to London from Canada this summer and I have a degree in psychology with a dance specialism. I hope to go on to study for my Masters in the future and have experience of working with children with SEN in a number of non school settings. I am looking forward to working 1-1 and seeing how primary children progress and learn.
Kairo Maynard - SEN teaching assistant
Since graduating in 2015 with a BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies, I have completed a year long placement within an alternative provision, where I was supporting under 18’s with various learning and physical disabilities including Autism, ADHD and Complex behaviours. As a trainee Drama therapist I believe that the use of Drama therapy as a psychological intervention can reach areas in which talking therapies may not be able to. One of my key strategies is that I believe Drama Therapy does not solely rely on verbal (language) communication and that it is vital to building a trusting therapeutic relationship. am looking forward to transferring my skills to primary and learning more about how SEN children can be supported in mainstream.
Leander Anderson SEN Teaching Assistant
Hello my name is Leander and I am a teaching assistant at Bevington. I have worked here for 8 years and I support the teacher and children in my class. I have worked in all Key Stages and also with children who have Special Educational Needs which I found very rewarding. The best thing about my job is getting to see the children grow up and achieve their goals.
Chaniqa Mitchell James SEN Teaching Assistant
Gemma Barker - Administration Officer
I work in the office at Bevington and I have lots of different roles. I talk to lots of you on the phone and in person every day and work hard to answer all your queries. I enjoy being creative, especially with costumes and design, and I have a keen interest in magical creatures and shoes!
Hassiba Aissaoui - Administration Assistant
I am Hassiba Aissaoui. I am an administration assistant at Bevington. I joined Bevington in 2011 as a Teaching Assistant. My children have attended Bevington and are now in secondary school.
Lisa Joynson - Administration Assistant
I started my time at Bevington working as a TA in the school and I became part of the office team full time last year. I talk regularly with lots of parents and I make sure that all the children are in school every day. I enjoy listening to music, especially Beyoncé, and I live nearby with my 2 children.
Mark Whittock - Site Keeper
I have been the site keeper at Bevington for many years and I live in the local area. I also work at St Thomas’s when I am not here. You might also see me out walking my dog Buster when I am not at work.
Victoria Kusi - Catering Manager
I start my day with a big smile. Cook healthy, eat healthy, live healthy. I love travelling, cooking, singing and reading.
Comfort Asabil – Assistant Catering Manager
I love my job and I enjoy reading and cooking.
Habiba Sani - Catering Assistant
I am always smiling because I enjoy cooking and feeding the children.
Salamatu Seidu - Catering Assistant
I like to work as a team and I love cooking and basketball.
Aziz Chergui Boubker - Catering Assistant
Hi I am Aziz , I have recently joined the Kitchen staff and I really like it here. The children are very happy and they do enjoy their food.
Fatma Al-Moudy - Lunchtime Supervisor
Anabella Brito - Lunchtime Supervisor
Razia Begum - Lunchtime Supervisor
Lauren Cass- Busy Bees Manager
I’m Lauren and I am currently the manager of Busy Bees and Breakfast Club. I started Bevington in 2014 as Special educational needs teaching assistant. However, I now spend most of my time making tasty breakfasts and having all the fun at Busy Bees. When I am not working I like to spend time with my son and taking my very energetic dog on long walks.
Sonny Farrant- Playworker
I’m Sonny and I currently work in Breakfast Club as well as Busy Bees. I am 18 and this is my first job working with children and I have loved every second helping the children engage in different activities to bring more fun to their day. I am creative and love spending time with friends outside of work.
Marcus Cumberbatch-King- Playworker
I’m Marcus and I currently work in Busy Bees. I am 21 years old but have been working with children since I was 18, in which I was teaching and still teach children a musical instrument called steel pan in various schools and workshops. I absolutely adore every second at Busy Bees, working with such great colleagues and having the upmost fun doing different activities with such a lovely group of children. I’m quite artsy and musical and when I’m not working I’m rehearsing with a professional Band/Orchestra I’m part of as we do many gigs and tours globally.
Ben Ashby - Piano Teacher
I am a freelance teacher currently teaching at primary and upper schools across London while teaching privately in the evenings and weekends. I have a wealth of experience in teaching and as a graduate of the Royal College of Music, I’ve learned a thing or two, and I hope you can learn a thing or two as well as loving music in the process.
David Gonzalez - Guitar/Ukulele/Drum Teacher
I have played in Spain and UK with International Artitsts such as Geronimo Maya, David Garcia ” El Indio ,” John Adeleye , Gloria Garcia , Gak Jone , David Jordan , DeeLee Dube, Natalia Vergara, Roberta de France, Carlos Paul and Frankie Negron. Currently I combine my role as a teacher, session musician, music producer and arranger, with my own project, “La senda del Loco” which is an album about to be released.