Meet our Specialist Leaders


Matt Ayling: Specialist Leader - Art

Having completed his BA Hons in Fine Art, Matt Ayling designed the highly successful Art & Design curriculum for Priory and is now looking forward to taking this forward; adapting, enhancing, and making use of the great new space, facilities and resources available at Banstead Prep.

“I am excited to be a part of Banstead Prep School and look forward to delivering an exciting, experimental and inclusive Art & Design curriculum that inspires children, builds creative confidence and fosters a love of art."


Helen Abbott: Specialist Leader - French

Helen has vast experience in teaching languages to pupils at primary and secondary level, including A-level French and German. She has also organised and managed many overseas educational and exchange trips for pupils.

“I am excited about maintaining high academic standards in languages across the new school and being able to take advantage of the range of opportunities provided by fantastic facilities. I look forward to the challenge of being part of a new project and a new adventure.” 

Ed Jeens: Specialist Leader - Mathematics

Ed is a successful teacher who is passionate about maths. His interest in target rifle shooting has seen him compete across much of the globe, representing Wales and Great Britain, most recently shooting for GB in the World Long Range Championships in the USA. 

“Banstead Prep School has the opportunity to be the most desirable and successful prep school in the county and I am looking forward to helping the school realise this potential."

Natasha Parsons: Specialist Leader - Music

Natasha is an experienced, passionate teacher, violinist and pianist who has taught music to children between the ages of two and eighteen, including GCSE and A-level. She has also worked with members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Animate Orchestra. 

“I will truly embrace the chance to be a part of a prestigious and leading independent prep school, which I know will not only strive for excellence but will make music a central part of its commitment to providing exceptional all-round opportunities for all pupils.”

We are also delighted to have appointed the following Specialist Leaders. We will share more information about them in due course.


Science – Stella Clark

English and Drama – Curriculum - Angela Dziedziela

English – Reading, Language, Library and Cross-Curriculum - Liz Nissan

Sport and Boys Games – Gavin Jones

PE and Girls Games – Andrea Clarke

Pre-Prep Sport and Swimming – Angharad Tharp

SENCO, Specialist Learning Support and Specialist Cookery – Fiona Miles

Computing and IT – Laura Grace

Nursery Leader – Hayley Compton


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