About Russell House

Who's Who

Headmaster

Craig McCarthy was appointed Headmaster in 2012. Having first qualified as a solicitor, Craig later found his true vocation while living in a prestigious Scottish boarding school where his wife Emily taught English. He began his teaching career at a thriving Perthshire preparatory school. Science and all sports are his passions and he very much enjoys running chess and children's philosophy sessions, that we call Brights. Craig and Emily have two boys, Patrick and Thomas.

Senior Management Team


Deputy Head
Shirley Gascoigne


Head of Early Years
Caroline Chaffé


Bursar
Tricia Pereira


Registrar
Anne Irvine

Department Heads


Head of Art
Patricia Farraway


Head of Curriculum Support
Clare Williamson


Head of English
Katrina Reay


Head of Games and IT
Damon Trigger


Head of Humanities
Alexander Dawes


Head of Mathematics
Shirley Gascoigne


Head of Modern Languages
Leonie Boff


Head of Music
Deborah Bannister


Head of Science
Julia Carn

 
 
 

Main School


Form 7
Katrina Reay


Form 6
Shirley Gascoigne


Form 5
Alexander Dawes


Form 4
Helen Hutchison


Form 3
Natasha Coston


Form 2
Jennifer Varley

 
 

Pre-Prep


Form 1
Caroline Chaffé


Transition
Sarah Sexton


Nursery
Louise Bennett


Russell Robins
Patricia Taylor

Click here for the full Staff List

Governors

The governors have a duty to oversee the overall running of the school and to ensure its continued success. Governors meet a minimum of once a term and on other ad-hoc occasions. They are selected to provide a broad base of educational, business and professional expertise.

The Governors can be contacted through the school. Please mark correspondence For the attention of the Chair of The Governors, email: enquiries@russellhouse.kent.sch.uk

Dr Yvonne Lindsay - Chair

Yvonne Lindsay became closely involved at Russell House in 2006 as the representative of the Proprietor. She worked as the school bursar for four years before returning to her medical life. Following a career as a local GP, she now works as a Specialty Doctor at our local hospice.

Andrew Lindsay

Andrew Lindsay first became involved in Russell House in 1985 when he volunteered to run a crystal growing course for the school's Activity Week while at University! Since then his three daughters have passed through the school and he has been involved with the financial affairs of the school since 2009. Andrew has an MBA and has worked in the City since 1992 in a range of analytical and investment roles.

Jackie Imas

Jackie Imas, who is also a member of the Lindsay family, has spent more than 25 years working in marketing communications and is director of Scintec Communications, which focuses on communications for science and technology companies. She has been involved with Russell House since 2000 and is active within school through work with the website, school magazine and general marketing activities.

Jim Grant - Governor Advisor

Jim Grant is a Middle School Head at Sevenoaks School. He joined Sevenoaks in 2000 as Director of Drama and has been teaching English and Drama for more than 30 years. He graduated from Bristol University with a BA in English, which he followed with a PGCE.

Jeremy Walker - Governor Advisor

Jeremy Walker is the Principal of King's School, Rochester. He was educated at Sherborne School in Dorset and Worcester College, Oxford. He holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from the Institute of Education, UCL. Previously he was Headmaster of Berkhamsted Sixth, Hertfordshire, and before that he was a Housemaster and Head of RS and Theory of Knowledge (IB) at Ardingly College, West Sussex. He represents the South East on the HMC/GSA University Committee.