Teaching Staff

Leadership Team

Executive Headteacher, Laura Lund

Ms Lund has been a teacher since 1993 having studied for a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) as well as a history degree at Canterbury. She has been a Head teacher for over 13 years at three different London schools managing them all on the journey to outstanding provision. She is a Local Leader of Education and a Professional Partner working to drive school improvement and support new Head teachers. Laura has two children and lives in Chiswick, she enjoys travelling and running.




Head of School, Helen Barnes

Helen Barnes began her teaching career in New Zealand in 1989 at a primary school in Christchurch after completing her studies at Christchurch College of Education.  She settled in England in 1992 and taught mainly at two schools in Ealing gaining experience across all year groups.  She has managed the subject areas of Computing, Science, Design Technology, Maths and Assessment and has a real passion for teaching English.  She developed her leadership skills through being Phase Leader then Assistant Head, Special Educational Needs Coordinator (gaining the NASENCo Award) and Deputy Head before starting at Kensington Primary Academy as the Head of School in March 2018.  She is also very interested in high quality teaching and developing newly qualified staff into competent and courageous teachers.  In her spare time Helen likes to travel and explore new places.  She also likes to cycle and swim and participates in a few 10km runs each year to ensure she maintains her weekly run!

Assistant Headteacher & SENCo, Hannah Abu-Ghaida

Mrs Abu-Ghaida began her teaching career in South Devon in 2006 and taught in all Primary Key Stages before becoming a Special Educational Needs Coordinator in 2010.  She has previously been a Senior Leader of a school in Fulham.  Hannah holds a Masters degree in Modern History from Oxford University.  She subsequently studied for her PGCE at Exeter University, before gaining further specialist Postgraduate qualifications in Special Educational Needs provision from Roehampton University.  Hannah has two children and enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, in her spare time.

Teachers and Support Staff

Madeline Lawson

Year 2 Teacher

Shane Dolan

Year 1 Teacher

Abby Radford

Reception Teacher

Angela Murphy

Nursery Teacher



Naomi Pilling

Art Specialist


Nathan Joseph

PE Specialist



Nick Yeo

Music & French




Hannah Abu-Ghaida




Leanna Penman

Early Years Educator Reception

Charlotte Pryce

Learning Support Officer Yr1



Rudi Johnson

Learning Support Officer Yr2

Serena Francis

Early Years Educator



Albena Radu

Cover Teacher

Kasia Bitel

Learning Support Officer Yr1

Jo Crosby

Learning Support Office Y2


Kristen Vale

Early Years Educator Nursery

Vicki Quinlan

Lunchtime Supervisor

Siobhan Byrne

Lunchtime Supervisor

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