Senior Leadership Team
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. He has strong interest in developing innovative educational practice as a Fellow and a Trustee of the Royal Society of the Arts. John has led Homefield since 2014, taking us through our innovative rebuild of the estate and the recent double ‘excellent’ school inspection.
Currently reading: Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor
Last read: In Ascension by Martin McInnes
Last good culture: Creature and Jungle Book Re-imagined at Sadlers Wells, with thanks to Akram Khan (dance superstar and Homefield parent)
Lisa Crook, Deputy Head Academic
B.Ed., M.A., N.P.Q.M.L.
Lisa has worked in school improvement, strategy, and headship within both state and independent sectors. She holds a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management and has a wide experience of school governance.
Lisa has worked as School Improvement Lead for an academy chain and has led on pedagogical and curriculum development for twelve schools across the West Midlands, London and Medway. She also worked as Literacy Adviser for KS2 and KS3 within the borough of Waltham Forest.
Currently reading: The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
Last read: London by Edward Rutherford
Last good culture: Macbeth – Storytelling Workshop at the Globe Theatre
Emma Field, Head of Lower School
B.A. (Hons.), Q.T.S.
Emma graduated with a B.A. (Hons.) in Primary Education and was the recipient of the Routledge Prize (2010) for 'outstanding qualities in Primary Education'. She has worked for twelve years in the education sector across both the Early Years and Primary phases. With academics, her career has included a tour as a Head of Personal Health and Social Education and as Head of Religious Studies. Within pastoral areas Emma also has strong experience, both as a Head of Year and as a Head of a Lower School. A highlight of her career to date was Emma’s sterling contribution to West Wimbledon Primary School, helping it to realise the highest attainment in its history. We were therefore delighted that Emma could join us to lead our revitalised Lower School Department from September 2022.
Currently reading: Queenie by Candice Carty Williams
Last read: Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout
Last good culture: Visit to Petra
Ngozi Nwaejike, Bursar
Bacc (Hons), FCA, CeMAP, Diploma in Risk Management, Internal Audit and Compliance, Associate CIPD
Ngozi joined Homefield Preparatory School as the Bursar in June 2022. Following her degree in Accountancy, she qualified as a chartered accountant. During her career Ngozi has lead on finance and HR across a range of diverse settings in public, charitable, and Industrial sectors, both in UK and abroad.
She took up her first role in a school in 2015 and has loved working in education ever since. Ngozi held similar roles in state and independent schools, both international and domestic. Ngozi joined us from Princess Gardens Prep in Kensington, part of a leadership team that delivered on outstanding outcomes and business growth.
Currently reading: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Last read: A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Last good culture: Peri proms at Homefield Prep courtesy of the Percussion group and Mrs Allardyce
Zak Siva, Deputy Head Pastoral
B.Sc. (Hons.), P.G.C.E., Designated Safeguarding Lead
Zak is the Deputy Head Pastoral at Homefield delivering leadership and strategy of all pastoral and wellbeing matters at the school. He is the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead, in addition managing our extra-curricular operations and standards. Zak initially joined Homefield as the Head of Maths, five years ago, leading the department and pupils to achieve at the highest level at 11+, 13+, and in both national and international maths competitions.
Zak has over 15 years of experience working in preparatory schools. Prior to joining Homefield, he worked at Fulham Prep School successfully fulfilling various leadership roles including that of Assistant Head and helped lead the school to its first 'Outstanding' Ofsted inspection.
Zak also serves on the Strategic Management Board at Roehampton University, impacting on the delivery, evaluation, and development of trainee teachers in over 70 schools nationally.
Currently reading: Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed
Last read: New Scientist (ongoing)
Last good culture: Distant Worlds at the Royal Albert Hall by Yoko Shimomura and Nobuo Uematsu