Executive Head Teacher
and Educational Consultant
BA Educational Studies, Post Graduate Certificate in Education; Behaviour and Attendance & MA in Educational Leadership
Prudence (Prue) Barnes-Kemp is an Australian trained UK executive head teacher with over 20 years of experience in the London setting; most recently as an Executive Head Teacher of the Opossum Federation (3 primary schools, two of which are currently rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted).
Prue is also currently the Associate Lead School Effectiveness Plus Adviser and is the Head of the Virtual Leadership Academy, EESforSchools, Essex. As a successful school leader Prue works as an educational consultant, trainer and sessional lecturer both nationally and internationally, providing bespoke professional development and coaching/mentoring aimed at supporting other professionals to develop their practice and pedagogy.
Prue also has supported regional policy development and practice in the development of Personal, Social, Health Education curriculums for primary and secondary schools. Prue works with teachers, leaders and educational professionals in service delivery on both bespoke brokered support packages or for larger organisations such as: the National College of Teaching and Leadership, Department of Education UK, Essex Education Services, Cambridge Education.
BEd, Diploma of Teaching, Post Graduate Certificate in Education: NaSENCO
Lisa is a New Zealand trained teacher with almost 25 years’ experience – 18 of which have been in the UK. Lisa has held senior leadership posts for more than ten years and has been instrumental in leading both subject and whole school settings to achieve ‘Outstanding’ ratings by inspection teams.
Lisa has led wide ranging aspects of school life and has had significant involvement in policy development, organisational structures, school evaluation and development planning. Lisa is currently leading the Opossum Federation of Schools; working with leaders to develop practice in each.
Head of School
and Educational Consultant
BSc Hon, Post Graduate Certificate in Education & MA in Primary Policy and Practice.
Ashley has worked in London schools for the past eight years, primarily focusing on developing and embedding the Quality of Teaching to ensure high standards for pupils.
Ashley has a wealth of experience in working alongside staff, coaching and mentoring them and developing bespoke professional development opportunities, to ensure that teaching across schools is Outstanding. Ashley also works across Local Authorities and internationally as an educational consultant, delivering bespoke training programmes for a variety of different staff and contexts.
She has recently delivered a conference at the University of Santiago, Chile, entitled ‘Effective Mentorship’. Ashley has also written, and delivers, an annual professional development programme for Newly Qualified Teachers, teachers in their second year of teaching and for teachers wanting to secure Outstanding practice.
The Opossum Leadership Team
Executive Headteacher Prue Barnes- Kemp
Head of Federation Lisa McIntyre
Head of School – Newport Ashley Perridge
Head of School – Dawlish Mariëtte Bester
Head of School – Oakhill Liz Brandon
Deputy Head of School and SENCO Michele Moir
Deputy Head of Federation and SENCO Nicola Forsyth
Deputy Head of Federation Nighat Aslam
Deputy Head of Federation Sharon Vassell
Deputy Head of Federation Anri Ruthven
Director of Business Michele Brown
Red Jack Sainsbury
Rouge Rosemarie Miller
Laal Jasmine Ji
Gaduud Imola Batki-Racz
Grey Annique Daniel
Gris Halima Ishtaq
Salaeti Olivia Parboo
Dambas Veronicalee Adams
Yellow Keeisha Joseph
Jaune Eliose Lee
Peela Emily Grava
Jallo Kate Roughley
Green Steven McFaul
Vert Sarah Sinnamon
Sabaz Tess Meha
Cagaar Donna Henry
Blue Rubena Begum
Bleu Peter Calpa Fleming
Neela Toby Rochester
Bulug Mohima Sultana
Purple Rohini Prabhakar
Violet Rahil Butt
Jamni Clinton Ruthven
Sosali Marta de Sola Bellas
Gold Sharon Vassell
Or Robert Sear
Sona Amirun Nessa
Dahab Dorine Lovett/Karl Stephen
RECEPTION – MERCURY
YEAR 1 – VENUS
YEAR 2 – EARTH
YEAR 3 – MARS
YEAR 4 – JUPITER
Therese Jennings/Kathryn Hill
YEAR 5 – SATURN
YEAR 6 – NEPTUNE
YEAR 5 CINCO
Nursery Judith Connal