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All our tutors are graduates in their subject, many with postgraduate degrees and with teaching qualifications. Some of our tutors are also examiners and all keep fully up to date with syllabus developments. They are enthusiastic, committed, supportive and approachable, and students are encouraged to feel free to consult them outside lesson times.

The Principal and Director of Studies can also be seen at any time.


James Allder MA read Geography at King’s College, London and the London School of Economics, after which he passed with commendation the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law. He has an MA in Educational Management from King's College, London.

Deputy Principal and Director of Studies

Kerim Aytac MA London studied Communications and Film for his degree, and took a Masters in Photography, both at Goldsmiths College. He has been widely exhibited and has worked as an arts journalist.

Vice Principal

Margaret Smallman BA PhD read Spanish at King’s College, London, where she also took a doctorate in Spanish literature.


Edward Browne  MEng University of Bristol, Eton College
Robert Marsden FCA, MBA Eton College and INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

Collingham's joint founders were Nicholas Browne BA Clifton College and Jesus College, Cambridge and the late Dr. John Marsden. Nicholas Browne was formerly a councillor for Hammersmith & Fulham (1978 – 1986). For the last 15 years, he has been Chairman of Trustees for the Brunswick Club for Young People. Dr Marsden was educated at the Sorbonne and Bonn university, he was a former House Master at Eton College. For his service in the Second World War, he was mentioned in despatches and awarded the French Croix de Guerre and the American Bronze Star.


Stephen Baldock MA  was High Master of St Paul’s School in South West London for over a decade (1992-2004), a school at which he spent 39 years, both as a pupil and teacher. Stephen’s experience in education is invaluable, particularly his understanding of the importance of developing and preserving a unique ethos. From time to time, Stephen can be found playing the organ for his parish church. He is married to Janet, a former GP; they have four married children and ten grandchildren.

Joanna Grant Peterkin BA PGCE has over 50 years of experience in education and is a former Headmistress of St George’s School, Ascot. Joanna’s emphasis on “activities” helps to enrich the student experience at Collingham. Joanna has also recently be made Chairperson of the Moray Badge Platinum Jubilee project to help primary and secondary age pupils who have been affected by the Covid lockdown. It aims to encourage them to participate in and enjoy outdoor activities and to develop their own strengths rather than competing against others. Her father, Sir Brian Young, was once head of Charterhouse and Director General of the Independent Broadcasting Authority, and her husband, Peter, is a major general.

Philippa Petrow BA (Hons) Camb is a former European Head for Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Practice. As Collingham College increases its focus on STEM subjects, the knowledge that Philippa brings as a visitor is indispensable. Philippa is well placed to help the College in providing a framework which equips students with the aptitude and practical skills necessary as they move forwards and into the workplace.


Teaching Staff

Arabic Rana Abdul al Kareem BSc Baghdad
Art Wendy Chapple  MA Central St Martins
Art Christopher Wood MA(Fine Art)  PGCE
Biology Dr Sahir Khurshid  PhD Imperial College Lon
Biology Will Jenkins BSc London
Biology David Chappell
Business Studies Jeremy Evans BSc Aberystwyth  FSI  PGCE
Business Studies Ann Freeman MA Westminster
Business Studies James Allder MALondon
Business Studies Yuliia Harasym
Chemistry Dr Andrew Smith PhD Cardiff
Chemistry Dr Rashed Sheikh MEng, PhD, London 
Chemistry Fabrice Bollet-Quivogne PhD London
Chinese Yifan Qiao MA Swansea
Computer Science Gary Banks CE, Brunel
Economics Ann Freeman MA Westminster
English Catherine Brahams Melinek BA (Hons) Durham, PGCE, MA London
English Melissa Jones Hon Mods Oxon
English Naomi Grant BA Cantab, GTP
English Liberty Hosseini BAManchester PGCE
Film & Media Studies Kerim Aytac  MA London
Film & Media Studies Dan Williams PhD Brunel
French Paul Bilic  MA Oxon
Geography James Allder  BA London
Geography Maya Mounayer  MA London
Geography Tracy Urch BA QMC, PGCE
German Martina Kern
History Paul Thorning  MA Oxon
History Amanda de Lisle  MA Oxon
History of Art Jenny Thompson
Humanities and Classics Dr Genevieve Caulfield  BA London, MPhil Cantab, PhD UCL
Italian Lucilla Nitto BA MA University of Naples 
Latin Eileen Ryan BA Hons Oxon
Learning Support Giselle Stubbs  BSc PGCE
Mathematics Paul Caffell MA Aberdeen
Mathematics Tony Percy BSc  London
Mathematics Andrew Cook MA Cantab DPhil Oxon
Mathematics Momina Khan MSc  London, PGCE
Mathematics Martin Oxenham MA Cantab PGCE ARCM
Music Lucas Jordan MA MMus PGCE
Physical Education Will Jenkins BSc London
Philosophy Michael Peat BSc Birm Dip Theol Lon BD
Photography Lucilla Nitto BA MA University of Naples 
Physics Chris Burrell BA Oxon
Politics Fernanda Miucci BA MA
Portuguese Henrique Martins MSc Lisbon
Psychology Lesley Vines MA London
Religious Studies Maya Mounayer  MA London
Religious Studies Michael Peat BSc Birm Dip Theol Lon BD
Russian Irina Hunter-Jones Fed Univ Vladivostok
Sociology Maya Mounayer  MA London
Spanish Margaret Smallman BA Lon PhD Lon


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