About Russell House

Who's Who


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
Katrina Reay

Head of Pre-Prep
Amy Cooper

Patricia Yearley

Marta Parker

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
Joseph Plant

Head of Mathematics
James Shield

Head of Modern Languages
Leonie Boff

Head of Music
Gemma Norford

Head of Science
Julia Carn


Main School

Form 7
James Shield

Form 6
Sarah Curling

Form 5
Joseph Plant

Form 4
Helen Hutchinson

Form 3
Tammy Flower

Form 2
Jennifer Varley



Form 1
Amy Cooper

Eleanor Mitchem

Louise Bennett

Russell Robins
Tanya Warner

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The governors have a duty to oversee the overall running of the school and to ensure its continued success. Their longstanding involvement and strong commitment to the school’s aims and ethos provide stability and long-term vision. Bringing a broad base of business and professional expertise to the management of the school, they meet regularly.

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

Dr Yvonne Lindsay - Chair

Yvonne Lindsay oversees all activities within Russell House in her role as Chairman of the Governors and representative of the Proprietor. She has been actively involved in the school since 2006.

Andrew Lindsay

Andrew Lindsay supervises the financial management of Russell House, a role he has held since 2009. He has an MBA (Insead) and a career in city finance, spanning a range of analytical and investment roles.

Jackie Imas

Jackie Imas manages marketing and communications activities at the school, having been involved with Russell House since 2000. She runs a marketing and copywriting business for science and technology companies.