Our Staff

Swiss Cottage is committed to a team approach in meeting all our learners’ needs. Our specialist and experienced staff comprise of teachers and teaching assistants who work together with our multi-agency teams. Our multi-agency teams include educational psychologist, psychotherapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, doctors, nurses and Connexions service. These teams work seamlessly with our staff to enable all learners to access the curriculum as fully as possible with as little time loss as possible.

Senior Leadership Team:

  • Vijita Patel

    Principal
  • Maisie Sammon

    Associate Principal
  • Margaret Mulholland

    Director of Development & Research
  • Becky Shaw

    Head of Lower School
  • Eileen Kernick

    Head of Upper School
  • Lucy Hall

    Lead for Family and Inclusion
  • Abdul Hafeez

    Data Analyst
  • Rima Blakaj

    Head of Finance
  • Tracy Edwards

    Associate Director of Teaching School
  • Carolyn Harvey

    Associate Director of Teaching School
  • Clare Donavan

    Senior Leader for Teaching and Learning

Middle Leadership Team:

  • Monika Gaweda

    Leader of SLD Provision
  • Becca Grant

    Leader of PMLD Provision
  • Claire Gee-Nyland

    Leader of Lower School Communication
  • Ed Pitcher

    Leader of Technology & Strategy
  • Catherine Shipton

    Teacher Mentor
  • Agata Young

    Teacher Mentor
  • Laura Fawcett

    Teacher Mentor
  • Tom Casson

    Leader of Lifelong Learning
  • Ngozi Okwesa

    Leader of Science