Meet The Children's Hospital School team

Hospital School - Team in fancy dress

Staff and Governors at The Children's Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College Hospital (UCH) are a highly committed and experienced team of qualified teachers, teaching assistants and support staff as well as representatives of the wider community.

Our staff have a variety of special educational needs qualifications and some have experience of teaching English as a foreign/second language. We also have teachers fluent in a variety of languages and our Communications Officer who work to ensure pupils are fully assessed on entry and reintegrated successfully on discharge.

There is an annual programme of continuing professional development to keep staff up-to-date with local and national developments in education.

Headteacher

Jayne Franklin
Headteacher

Senior leadership team

Bianca Costa
Deputy Head

Danielle Valdar
Deputy Head

William Lau
Assistant Head, Technology

Liz Armin
Assistant Head, Teaching and Learning

Maddy Bond
Assistant Head, Inclusion

Extended leadership team

Anthea Hawke
Lead Practitioner SEND

Miren Jayapal
Lead Practitioner Secondary

Jacqueline Hinks
School Business Manager

Elaine Sheil
Leader of Learning (UCH)

Teaching staff

Pam Canning
Teacher (UCH)

Elizabeth Chrystie
Teacher (UCH)

Liz Cook
Teacher

Brigid Coyle-Kelleher
Teacher

Joanne Boustead
Teacher

Emma Fane
Teacher

Katy Marklew
Teacher

Susan Griffiths
Teacher

James Hickman
Teacher (UCH)

Emily Luke
Early Years Teacher

Charlotte Nelson
Teacher (UCH)

Sarah Riddell
Teacher

Rachael Savory
Teacher
Read what a typical day at work is like for Rachael.

Elena Secombe
Teacher

Kai Smith
Teacher

Kamini Tavanandi
Teacher

Harriet Tomaz Carter Merrills
Teacher

Fionnuala Wilkins
Teacher

Kate Williams
Teacher

Tom Williamson
Teacher (UCH)

Nancy De Freitas
Teacher

Lucy Kennedy
Teacher

Teaching Support Staff

Suki Bahwara
SEN Support Specialist

Cheryl Villa
Specialist Teaching Assistant 

Nikki Golemdjieva 
Nursery Nurse 

Dino Karapittis
Teaching Support (UCH)

Chloe Macleod
Teaching Assistant (UCH)

Ziva O'Connor-Hanlon
Teaching Assistant 

Dominika Yezza
Teaching Assistant (UCH)

Natasha Sharman
Teaching Assistant

Other Support staff

Denise Barrett
PA & Clerk to Governors

Lisa Mardon
Senior Administrator

Volunteers

No current volunteers