'The leadership and senior management of both the senior and junior schools are outstanding' Independent Schools Inspectorate Report 2011
The College Management Team consists of
Mrs Jane Davies, Headmistress
Born and brought up in the West Country, I moved to London with my family for my sixth form years and for university, where I studied mathematics.
A brief spell in the world of finance was followed by marriage and family life. I trained as a teacher whilst my daughter was at Junior School.
My teaching career has spanned the maintained and independent sectors, teaching at boys’ schools for a number of years before moving into coeducation. As an inspector for the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate, I enjoy the valuable opportunity of seeing other schools at work in some depth. For the last 11 years St Dunstan’s College has been a challenging and invigorating place to be. I find my work with the pupils, staff and wider Dunstonian community to be both inspirational and enjoyable.
Life revolves around school in the main, but when I get the chance I enjoy walking, gardening and trying to improve my golf!
Miss Judy Bate, Head of Junior School
In 2008 I became the head at St Dunstan’s Junior School and I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the College’s multi-cultural community. St Dunstan’s is a school that promotes diversity and this is reflected in its warm and vibrant atmosphere. I enjoy working in schools where the age range is 3 to 18 years old because it is wonderful to see the children grow from their innocent start in the early years and develop into mature and responsible young individuals in adolescence.
I began my teaching career working in schools in the West Midlands. Years later I was able to combine my two passions – teaching and travel – by working in British International Schools in Thailand and The Netherlands. This afforded me fabulous opportunities to share experiences with different people, cultures and educational programmes.
In my spare time I continue to enjoy travel which has sparked an interest in photography. Since living in London I have pursued my love of dance and music by regularly attending the many fantastic musicals of the West End.
Tim Kirk, Deputy Head
I graduated from Queens’ College, Cambridge and started my teaching career in a variety of schools in and around London (St. John’s Leatherhead, Sevenoaks School and the Godolphin and Latymer School). My recent senior posts have included Deputy Head at the Grammar School at Leeds and Head of Secondary at the International School of Toulouse and St. George’s School in Rome.
As well as being an experienced teacher and administrator, I have a long association with the International Baccalaureate Organisation. I am a Senior IB Physics Examiner, a workshop leader and a Diploma Field Representative for regional workshops. I was commissioned by Oxford University Press to write the IB Study Guide for Physics (2nd edition published December 2007) and the Physics Course Companion (2nd edition March 2010).
My interests include Music, theatre and photography.