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: Strategy: A History, by Laurence Freedman
Last read: Days Without End, by Sebastian Barry
Last good culture: Straight Line Crazy, at the Bridge Theatre
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: We Were The Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
Last read: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Last good culture: Port Lympne Reserve
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: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Last read: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Last good culture: Magna Carta at the British Library
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: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
Last read: Whispers Through a Megaphone by Rachel Elliott
Last good culture: Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum London
Zak Siva, Deputy Head Pastoral
B.Sc. (Hons.), P.G.C.E., Designated Safeguarding Lead
Zak is the safeguarding lead at Homefield having joined the school four years ago as our Head of Mathematics and he has also been our Head of Year 6. Prior to this, he was at Fulham Prep School (now Fulham Schools) for 9 years and fulfilled various roles including: Head of Years 5, 6 and 7 as well as Induction Co-Ordinator and Middle-School Co-Ordinator. Zak also serves on the Strategic Management Board at Roehampton University.
Currently reading: Blackbox Thinking by Matthew Syed
Last read: Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Last good culture: Walkies at Wisley