Prior to joining The London Acorn School as Headteacher Deborah was the Headteacher at Hammond Preparatory School in Chester for six years. During her career Deborah has held a variety of roles in schools including Deputy Headteacher, Head of House and Head of Department and of course Class teacher. As a teacher Deborah along with her family have worked and lived overseas and she and has taught in Kenya, Kuwait and Colombia. Deborah loves spending time with her two sons and mad springer spaniel Zuma is just perfect
Emily joined The London Acorn School in 2018 having worked within the financial sector for over 18 years – 7 years of this within Independent Education. As our School Business Manager and part of the senior leadership team, Emily manages the efficient day to day functioning of the School office and support staff. Away from School Emily keeps busy with her young family and enjoys cycling, swimming and spending time outdoors.
Tamara joined the London Acorn School as Administration Officer in January 2018 after moving to the UK from Switzerland. With several family members attending school, she was already familiar with our unique philosophy. Tamara ensures the smooth organisation of the office administration and also helps out in After School Club. With Tamara’s hands on approach she has established an in-depth knowledge of the schools’ operations giving her the opportunity to get know each pupil as an individual. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys discovering London and its’ rich international population.
Helga has been a Kindergarten teacher since 2002 and joined the London Acorn School in 2016 after finishing her Steiner Early Years Teacher Training Course. She finds the Steiner approach very inspiring and she loves being with the children. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.
Soraya has been working within the education sector since 1995 spending her time within Early Years for settings with a Steiner approach. Soraya joined The London Acorn School in 2014 as a Kindergarten Teacher. In her spare time Soraya enjoys reading, craft and spending time outdoors with her family.
Jessie has been working in education since 2015 and joined The London Acorn School as a Kindergarten assistant. She is a keen gardener and horticulturist and regularly assists with Woodland Craft lessons. Jessie is currently studying for her Level 5 Waldorf Early Years qualification and in her spare time she enjoys gardening and exploring the natural world.
Ola has been teaching since 2006 working in both primary and secondary schools in Poland. Inspired by her parents who are both Teachers she received her Masters degree in 2010 and moved to London where she worked as a nanny and spent time teaching in a Polish School. Ola joined The London Acorn School in January 2018 as an Afterschool Club Assistant and in February 2019 she became a Kindergarten Assistant. Ola really enjoys working with children helping them grow and develop their skills.
Ya-Hsin has been working in education since 1999 gaining valuable experience as a primary school teacher in three different types of schools in Taiwan while also promoting ethical living and organic agriculture to adults in her spare time. Ya-Hsin joined TLAS in 2016 as a Kindergarten assistant. She enjoys watching dance performances, appreciates visual arts and is interested in exploring different cultural traditions through travelling. As a keen gardener, Ya-Hsin spends a lot of her free time on her allotments. She loves cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Anne has 20 years successful teaching experience in Waldorf schools as both class and subject teacher, working with students in classes 1 – 12. Her daughters attended The Acorn School in Nailsworth while she trained in Hauschka Artistic Therapy. She is also a practitioner of Nurturing Arts. Her approach to teaching is artistic and creatively practical, experience based and process oriented. Over the years Anne has attended and participated in countless teacher, medical, art and therapy conferences and workshops. She has a healthy sense of adventure and loves to travel. Her favourite holidays are spent hiking, cycling, canoeing, coastal walking – generally being in nature.
Luana joined The London Acorn School in 2017 after moving to the UK from New Zealand and having worked previously as a Waldorf class teacher for 5 years. Luana started as a classroom assistant and is now a Class Teacher and Games and Assessment Coordinator. Luana discovered Waldorf education during her first year as a primary school teacher after being enticed by an engaging child centred curriculum. After training as a Waldorf teacher, she became passionate about the benefits of both movement and relationships in education and she holds these at the core of her practise. Her spare time is filled with travelling, yoga, tennis and cycling.
Stacey is a qualified and experienced Waldorf teacher from South Africa. She has taught at both primary and high school level since 2010, including working one-to-one. Experienced in both graphic design and TEFL colour, Stacey’s teaching strategies support her special area of interest – building resilience in children.
Foraging, homesteading and craft are great passions of hers. These are eagerly shared with the children both in class and through Woodland Craft.
Zoe has a background in both Steiner and state teaching; she uses these different skills to create a blended approach to education at The London Acorn School. With an MA in Applied Theater, Zoe makes the curriculum come alive with drama and storytelling. As a qualified Mountain Leader, Zoe is also passionate about the outdoors and caring for the natural world. In her spare time Zoe is likely to be either mooching around the charity shops, heading out on a long walk, or curling up at home with a good book.
Martin started teaching in 2003, coming from a sports coaching background. He trained in central London and then worked in different schools across Sutton, Kingston and Merton. He recently moved to the independent school and taught in a prep school for 3 years before joining the London Acorn School in 2020 as woodwork teacher.
Charlotte is a recent science graduate who begun working at the London Acorn School in 2020 as a class 2 teaching assistant. She has spent time working as a summer camp counsellor in the USA as well as a class assistant in primary schools teaching four to thirteen year olds. She has recently taken on the role of science teacher at school and loves the enthusiasm and joy that comes with teaching children about the world and about themselves. In her spare time she enjoys walking in the mountains, being creative and looking after her garden.
Karin joined the teaching profession in 2002, specialising in Early Years. She joined The London Acorn School in September 2018 as our Woodland Craft Leader and as a leader of the Little Acorns Parent and Child Groups. Karin continues to run her own studio where she writes, tells stories, and designs/performs shadow puppet theatre. In her spare time, Karin likes playing music, fabric printing, and walking in the forest as often as possible.
Emma has worked in education since 2001. Her roles have included SEN teaching assistant, literacy and numeracy support in small groups and higher level teaching assistant. She has taught children from nursery age to year six. She joined The London Acorn School in 2020 as the after school club leader. She enjoys being creative and brings this to her role doing many different craft activities with the children. She is a qualified yoga teacher and runs yoga club in school. Her spare time is spent doing yoga, walking and cycling.
Vic has been working with children from 1977, coordinating adventure playgrounds and as a youth worker and probation officer. He also ran his own retail business importing giftware and handcraft. Vic’s daughter attended the Waldorf School in South London and Vic enjoyed being involved in the PTFA. Vic joined The London Acorn School in 2013 as a volunteer and became the Building Manager soon after. Outside of work Vic enjoys working his allotment, cooking his home grown produce, walking his dog and visiting galleries with his daughter.
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