John Towers, Headmaster
B.A. (Hons.), M.A., P.G.C.E., N.P.Q.H., F.R.S.A.
John has 30 years of experience in the education sector following degrees in History and Mathematics Education. He has been a Head in two schools; leading his first to become one of the ‘most improved’ in the country and rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. John’s career has also included tours as a School Improvement Advisor for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and as Director of Education for the charity Reach to Teach, establishing schools and teacher training for tribal children in rural India. John sits on the Independent Schools Examination Board. He has strong interest in developing innovative educational practice as a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, where he is Chair of RSA Academies.
Currently reading: Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
Last read: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Last good culture: Lissie in concert at Shepherds Bush Empire
Dominic Fitzgerald, Deputy Head
Our Deputy Head has over 20 experience in the sector. Prior to his post at Homefield, Dominic was both Senior Master and Director of Sport at Fulham Prep School. Dominic has developed his passion for pastoral work and sport within independent schools both in London and Scotland. His main sporting speciality is Rugby where he played to national league and senior county level. He has also subsequently coached teams to national level at Murrayfield.
Currently reading: The Death and Life of Dith Pran
Last Read: Jonny: My Autobiography
Culture: Motown in the West End – went to support one of our Year 8 boys performing in the Musical
Martin Frost, Director of Studies
B.A. (Hons.), M.A., P.G.C.E.
Martin leads at Homefield on academics following a post at Dulwich Prep School where he was head of both Assessment and Mathematics. Following his Bachelors degree Martin took his Masters in leadership. Prior to his successful teaching career Martin was in the civil service, based at Whitehall where he enjoyed a career across policy development and implementation. He previously also held a prestigious posting at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, across communications and press.
Currently reading: The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
Last read: Maus by Art Spiegelman
Last good culture: The Clock by Christian Marclay at the Tate Modern. This 24-hours long installation is a montage of thousands of film and television images of clocks, edited together so they show the actual time when you are viewing the film
Angus Harper, Bursar
M.Sc., F.C.M.I., Q.T.S.
During a distinguished career in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, Major Harper saw active service in Northern Ireland and Iraq. Other roles saw Angus applying his helicopter piloting skills to staff training and procurement programmes. He later developed a career as a Science teacher and pastoral and cadets lead at Reed’s Senior School, to utilise his degree in Animal Biology from St Andrew’s University. After four and a half years at Reed’s, Angus moved to a non-teaching role to lead our Bursary Office.
Currently reading: Robert Harris – An Officer & a Spy
Last read: Bernard Cornwell – Fools & Mortals
Last good culture: Visit to Claremont House & Estate
Jane Gunningham, Head of Junior Department
Jane has committed nearly 30 years of service to Homefield where she has led the Junior Department for a significant proportion of this time. With a background in junior teaching, she has brought expertise and experience to the school. She has got to know many Homefield families, both as a teacher and a parent, and has a particular interest in following individual boys’ progress throughout their school careers.
Currently reading: Little Fires Burning - Celeste Ng
Last read: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
Last good culture: Visiting Kensington Palace to see the exhibition - Diana: her Fashion Story