Contact

t: 020 8445 9205

a: The Totteridge Academy, Barnet Lane, London, N20 8AZ

Staff links

Teaching Staff

Our teaching staff are characterised by their professionalism, diverse expertise and love of their subjects, and are united in their unswerving commitment to the students. We pride ourselves on the quality, challenge and rigour of our teaching, which is clearly evidenced in the students’ achievement. The Totteridge Academy was nominated for ‘Maths Team of the Year’ at the TES Awards in 2018 and Tom Knott, one of our maths teachers, is a silver-award-winner of the ‘Pearson Teacher of the Year’. We were also nominated for two further teaching awards locally in the borough.

CHRIS FAIRBAIRN

Principal

Engineering

Cambridge University

The Mars Room, R Kushner

TOM KNOTT

Assistant Principal, Data

Economics

Bristol University

The Big Sleep, R Chandler

KATE PRETSELL

Assistant Principal, Training

English Literature and History

Bristol University

Beloved, T Morrison

MATTHEW FURNIVAL

Director of Operations

Computer Science

King's College London

Interpretation of Murder, J Rubenfeld

JANINA AITKEN

Vice Principal

Physical Education, Sport and Dance

Liverpool John Moores University

Of Orcas and Men, D Neiwert

FRANCES STEEL

Assistant Principal, SENCo

English, Philosophy & Psychology

Newcastle University

No Country for Old Men, C McCarthy

THANOS GIDAROPOULOS

Assistant Principal, T&L

Engineering

University College London

Papillon, H Charrière

Support Staff

The support staff at The Totteridge Academy are integral to the school’s accomplishments: our Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) work tirelessly with students who have Special Educational Needs, and are trained in different areas of specialism. Each LSA is deployed to work with targeted students who present the need that they have expert knowledge of. The academy’s successes are underpinned by a highly efficient and hard-working team of non-teaching staff who ensure that everything, from trips to public exams, run effortlessly. 

Governors

We, the Governors, are critical friends of the school – we are here to support and act as sounding boards to ensure that strategic systems are in place and effective. We hold the leadership team and staff to account in order to ensure that TTA is excelling.

 

We meet at TTA at least twice a term to be updated on all that is going on at the school. We volunteer for this role as we are dedicated to supporting young people and sharing our expertise with schools.

 

We are also thrilled to have been nominated for the Barnet Schools Award in 2018! For more detailed information on governance at TTA click here.

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