Staff & Organisation

Staff & Organisation

We are very proud of our highly dedicated and multi-national team of teachers and administrative staff.

Our teaching staff are mainly UK trained but come from a variety of countries including England, Scotland, Wales, Australia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Bulgaria, South Africa, France, Italy and Armenia.

The majority of our staff are bilingual or even trilingual.

Name Role
Dr Maria Theochari Head Teacher
Ms Arlette Shohmelian Achievement Leader (Deputy)Sec TL
Ms Alexia Ketonis Early Years Team Leader
Ms Fodini Mappouras KS1 Team Leader
Mr Athos Vigar KS2 Team Leader 
Dr. Paul Paschalis Learning Support Unit Team Leader
Carly Nair Learning Support Unit Team Leader
Administration Staff
Ms Patricia Stephanou Administrator
Mr Kristian Theochari Business Manager
Mr Angelos Theochari Maintenance/Resource Manager
Ms Mary Satsias Librarian
Mr Antreas Antreou EU Projects/Examinations Officer/HR
Mr Kevin Kasparides Admin Assistant/EAL
Early Years Department
Ms Alexia Ketonis Nursery 1 & 2 Class Teacher
Ms Aleka Frixou Nursery 1 Class Co-Teacher 
Ms Christalla Peratikou  Early Years Assistant
Ms Melina Zafeiropoulou Pre-Reception Class Teacher 
Ms Sotiroula Christoforou Pre-Reception Class Assistant
Ms Natasha Savva PE Early Years/Drama
Primary Department
Ms Styliana Odysseos Reception Class Teacher
Ms Nena Bujosevic Reception Class Assistant/Nurse
Ms Andria Polycarpou Year 1 Class Teacher
Ms Sarah Weiglhofer-Russegger Year 1 Class Assistant
Ms Fodini Mappouras Year 2 Class Teacher
Ms Michelle Arnott Year 2 Class Teacher
Mr. Paris Agathangelou Year 3 Class Teacher
Mr. Bertug Tekakpinar Year 3 Class Assistant
Mr. Gareth Evans Year 4 Class Teacher
Mr Athos Vigar Year 5 Class Teacher
Mr. Kemal Sozuoz Year 6 Class Teacher
Ms Ioanna Rossidou Main Greek Teacher
Ms Eleni Stavrou Beginner Greek Teacher
Mr Antreas Antreou
Greek Teacher
Dr. Maria Yerosimou Music/Primary & Secondary
Secondary Department
Ms Arlette Shohmelian Achievement Leader (Deputy) Sec TL
Mr Andreas Skoufaris Art
Ms Alexandra Neill English
Ms Elena Manoli French & Greek/Primary Greek Beg
Ms Madeleine Schnitzler History & Sociology
Ms Renate Ketonis History & Geography
Mr. Nikolas Nikolaou ICT Technician/IT Teacher 
Ms Christoula Rizou Maths
Mr Savvas Nicolaou P.E.
Dr. Manolis Vlasiou   Science
Ms Eleni Cleridou Spanish
Mr Kevin Kasparides English ( EAL)/Admin Assistant
Ms Antonia Antoniou Greek
Mr. Mohammed Awwad Drama
Dr. Maria Yerosimou Music/Secondary & Primary
Learning Support Staff
Dr. Paul Paschalis Learning Support Unit Team Leader
Ms Carly Nair Learning Support Unit Team Leader
Ms Christina Tatti LSA/Class Assistant
Mr Kevin Kasparides LSA/Class Assistant
Mr Stephanos Antoniou LSA/Class Assistant
Ms Maria Kyprianou LSA/Class Assistant
Ms Nicole Pitsillidou LSA/Class Assistant
Mr Kemal Cullen LSA/Class Assistant
Mr Larry Stylianou LSA/Class Assistant
Mr Dimitris Petrides LSA/Class Assistant
Ms Anastasia Nerantzi (Natasa) LSA/Class Assistant
School Nurse
Ms Nena Bujosevic School Nurse
Part -time Staff
Katharine Harding EAL 
IPGCE Trainees 
Luke Harris IPGCE Trainee 
Cate Stewart-Gifford IPGCE Trainee 
Andreas Skoufaris IPGCE Trainee 
Cleaning/Maintenance Staff
Mr Stefan Filoftei Caretaker
Canteen Staff
Mr Theo Balafas Canteen Manager/Chef

Global Connections

Franchise with us

Highgate Private School provides the unique opportunity to take advantage of our established reputation and proven success by establishing a Highgate Private School Franchise in a selected region.
Community and business leaders who aim for success and who have the depth of talent required to drive dynamic growth would be welcomed. Our future partner(s) must share our vision, be committed to the project and show integrity in executing the school business plan to be agreed upon. Read More...

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     P.O.Box: 20748
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Why Highgate?

We're proud of Highgate for many reasons. The school is a multi-cultural place to learn about the world and our approach to learning recognises this, where all pupils are treated as unique individuals with different educational and social needs. And yet, through such diversity, Highgate nurtures a strong sense of togetherness and happiness Read More...

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My name is Thusi and I have been at Highgate for 9 years. I like the teachers at my school, who are friendly and teach in a fun way. You know everyone here. You can mix with students of different age groups.
My name is Nefeli. I am in year 9. The school is small but I think that the reason we are all so happy is because we all know each other. Small groups are beneficial because we learn so much better and we get a lot of personal attention.
My name is Kyle. I am in in year 9. Everyone is friendly, respectful towards each other. We are an international school from different places of the globe. All the activities that the school offers are really great and most of us feel that everyone in our community cares. The school offers homework club and many out of school activities. It is such a positive environment.
My name is Maggie, I am 14 years old and I come from Poland. I have been at Highgate for the last 3 years, and I really like being here. When I enter the school gates I am important, as this community is part of all of us. I have many friends, and everyone cares for each other. We all get individual attention, and all the teachers inspire and support us. My school is like a home to me and to all of us students. We are so lucky to be here.
My name is Mutasem. I have just joined the school and I already made many friends.
A friendly atmosphere, a caring and safe environment. The School has managed to bring together young, energetic, qualified, knowledgeable and dedicated teachers, specialists and admin staff. The support of teachers has been individual and outstanding. My son has now developed new healthy and balanced lifestyle habits and his self-confidence has grown significantly.
Olga Bystrova | Parent
My children are in Highgate for the 5th year and they love it. Academic side is very good, teachers are professional and really love children. There are also many after school and during school activities for general child development. The environment in the school is very friendly and family like. I can see from my kids that they are taught to love learning not just for the grades. Also what I like about the school is that each child is individual and is seen as individual.
Natalia Polyntseva | Parent
My child has developed so many skills within a relatively short time and his progress is tremendous. The head-teacher is always accessible and willing to practically support parents and pupils. Private education at its best!
Andreas Nicolaou | Parent
Pubic Speaking: Pubic Speaking was really good for me. It actually did help me a lot. Ok, it didn't get me more self-confidence because i already have too much hehe , but it did teach me a lesson about life.
Alvaro Hergueta Year 8
Pubic Speaking: For me, the public speaking course was not only enlightening, showing me techniques for speaking to a large crowd, small group or even individuals which I was previously oblivious to, but also allowed me to understand how I as an individual needed to prepare for a speech. Finally, the course also helped me control my nerves when speaking publicly. I found the tutorial very helpful, and actually, unexpectedly quite enjoyable. In my opinion, the hands on approach of Mr. Leonidas and the school's administration assisted our improvement greatly.
Chloe Savvidou Year 10
Pubic Speaking: Public speaking was a great experience that allowed me to be truly dependent on myself after practising over and over again, working through the problems that we encountered. It truly was a fun and extremely important life lesson to learn.
Jonny Hart Year 9
Pubic Speaking: It helped me with raising my confidence
Ino Polykarpou Year 8
Pubic Speaking: It helped me with facing my fear and helped teach me how to talk to a group of people and not stress out.
Thusi Rohan Year 8
Pubic Speaking: The public speaking gave me self-confidence
Maggie Tomaszewska Year 8
Pubic Speaking: It helped me be more organised and improved my behaviour.
Enyalios Papadopoulos Year 8
Pubic Speaking: Public speaking has helped me open up to a number of people and share my opinions and helped me overcome my fear of talking to big numbers of people
Alex Christofi Year 8
Pubic Speaking: The public speaking competition helped me feel more courageous when talking to bigger groups of people.
Kyle Fox Year 8
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