Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Simon Collins - Principal

Hi I'm Simon.

I am the Principal of the Global Academy and very excited and passionate about its potential to change young peoples lives.

I have taught for many years and before this I was the Deputy Principal of the renowned BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in South London and have been head of ICT at Gravesend Grammar School.  

I have a long and varied background in teaching a variety of technologies including computing and ICT but most recently 3D modelling and animation on vocational qualifications.  I am honoured to be the Principal of The Global Academy and am looking forward to a new school year.

Sam Summerson - Vice Principal - Vocational Learning

Hi I'm Sam.

Over the last 13 years I have combined teaching with working in the media industry.  In industry I have worked as a video journalist and documentary editor, working on programmes for the BBC, Sky TV and Channel 4 in addition to making short films for festivals.  

In education I have worked at East Coast Media, South Essex College and the University of the Arts London, teaching students television and film production in addition to developing new curriculum and qualifications.

I’m looking forward to working with more fantastic students at The Global Academy and seeing what exciting jobs they will go on to in the future.


Teaching Staff

Rohail Ahmad - English/Maths Teacher -

Mariam Amele - Teacher of Science  -

Tope Anjorin - Head of Science - 

Vicky Bostock - Head of Media -    

Ismael Chandley - Head of Mathematics -

Izzy Fairbairn - Teacher of Media -

Della Gibbins - Associate Senior Leader -

Stephen Hastings - PE / Wellbeing Teacher -

Mayrin Hernandez - Spanish Teacher / SENCO -    

Jonathan Jacob - Teacher of Media -

Neha Kumar - Teacher of Science -

Ramend Kumar - Teacher of Science -

Doug Lord - Teacher of Media -

Laura Mackay - Teacher of English -

Komal Madar - Teacher of Art (part time) -

Rimi Mahdi - Teacher of Media -

Nathaniel McAuley - Teacher of English -

Mark Pendergast -  Teacher of Media -    

Sam Robertson - Teacher of Media -

Diane Stahlmann - Director Pastoral -

Shahlaa Tahira - Teacher of Media -

Tanja ten Have - Teacher of Mathematics -

Ashif Velji - Associate Senior Leader -

Eric Villacarlos - Teacher of Geography & Computer Science -

Paul Waddingham - Teacher of Maths -

Andy Winter - Teacher of Media -

Jason Woolcott - Teacher of Media and Music Technology -


Support Staff

If you have any queries or questions please contact our Welcome Assistant Kerri Harrington on the email below or via the main contact number 0203 019 9000.

Clare Bailey - Attendance Officer -

Jim Carolan - Caretaker -

Preya Dhanecha - Head of Safeguarding -

Kathy Dragon - Administration and Admissions Assistant -

David Ferguson - Student Progress & Pastoral Support Leader -

Joanne Fiddy - Learning Support Assistant -

Jonathan Fonseca - Facilities Manager -

Kerri Harrington - Welcome Assistant -

Bibi Kenebai - Finance and Administrative Assistant -

Mandy Lawes - Student Progress & Pastoral Support Leader -

Sarah Macbeth - Principal PA -

Luke Shires - Specialist Services Team Leader -

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