Meet Our Team

Mr Robin Greenwood
Headmaster

Robin was born and brought up in South Africa, and moved to London in 1985 to study Piano at Trinity College of Music, now Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, making his ‘London debut’ with the Ravel Piano Concerto in 1989. By then he was teaching Pre-preparatory music part time, and went on to read Biological Sciences at Birkbeck College, University of London.

He has been working in the London Independent sector since then, teaching Music to younger children, and Science up to 13+ Common Entrance; in 1998 he became Deputy Head at Eaton House The Manor, and in January 2004 Robin started up Wetherby Preparatory School. For the last 9 years he has been Headmaster at Eaton House The Vale.

 

A lifelong love of learning, and of seeing others delight in developing their knowledge and skills, is what gets him of out bed early each weekday morning.

Robin still plays the piano, although he is very rusty, and enjoys gardening and reading in his spare time. Travelling in Europe and visiting his family back in South Africa are important holiday pursuits, and he has been known to dabble with woodwork if there is ever any spare time.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons)  Biological Sciences 

  • Fellow of Trinity College of Music

  • Licentiate of Trinity College of Music

  • Associate of the Royal College of Music

  • Advanced safeguarding 2016

  • Safer Recruitment in Education

  • Prevent for governors and board members

  • Fire Marshal training

  • Records Managment

  • Freedom of Information 

  • Data Protection 

Mr Jamie Elston
Deputy Headmaster 

Mr Elston is a fun, energetic teacher who is passionate about instilling a love of learning.  Having been a previous Head of Sport, his particular specialism is teaching different sporting disciplines. Mr Elston's feels it a necessity to develop life skills through physical development such as  confidence, healthy lifestyle and good sportsmanship. Mr Elston is looking forward to a new year Kensington House Pre-Preparatory school as Head of Sport and ICT.

Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons)  Sports Management 

  • Introducing Swimming to Children: From Non-Swimmer to One Length 2017

  • Early Years and Key Stage One: Fundamental Physical Literacy for 4-7 Year Olds

  • Safeguarding level One

  • Safeguarding of Children 2017

  • Paediatric First Aid 2016

  • Fire Marshal Certificate

  • Rugby Football Union Rugby Coaching Level 1 Certificate

  • The FA Referee Course Level 8

  • St John’s Ambulance Emergency First Aid award

  • National Rescue Award for swimming Teachers and Coaches

Miss Zita 
Early Years Curriculum Coordinator 
Miss Zita 
Early Years Curriculum Coordinator 

Miss Zita is an enthusiastic teacher who has over 15 years of experience working with children. With her calm nature, she brings out the best of children by encouraging them to develop their own personality. She is responsible for developing and delivering an exciting curriculum which enables the children to have lots of fun whilst learning to the very best of their abilities! Miss Zita is very fond of theatre and ran the drama club at her previous school, she is now working on a new drama project in her spare time. Miss Zita is looking forward to an exciting year at the Kensington House Pre-Preparatory and Nursery School.

Qualifications:

· BA (Hons) Early years education

· Qualified Teacher Status

· Essential Food Hygiene course

· Core Inset Training Special Educational Needs

· Knowledge and Understanding of the world in the Early years – celebrating and supporting Cultural Diversity

· Equal opportunities

· Health and Safety

· Child protection

· Play for all

· Safeguarding of children

· Paediatric First Aid

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