Meet our Class Teachers


Eloise Bolger: Reception Teacher and EYFS Co-ordinator

Eloise is a teacher with a wealth of experience in Early Years. She successfully manages the online learning journey ‘Tapestry’ and she is currently undertaking a Masters at the University of Roehampton in Educational Leadership and Management. 

"I enjoy working at Banstead Prep, using the fantastic facilities to support all pupils in the Early Years to flourish and become well rounded, confident and happy individuals.  The Early Years are really vital to create the foundations for a lifelong love of learning."

Sarah Nunn, Reception Teacher and Head of Pre-Prep

Sarah has taught all age groups at primary level and has been a maths consultant for Surrey County Council. She is keen to enrich learning and encourage children to be independent learners. Sarah believes that enhancing hands on positive experiences will encourage children to be the best they can be. She is not afraid of a challenge and has completed the London Marathon twice and The Prudential Ride 100.

“Fundamentally, my belief is that all children deserve the best opportunities we can give them to ignite their excitement to learn and support them as they start to develop their learning styles and preferences. Happy children learn best.”

Sarah Fleming: Reception Teacher

Over the course of her teaching career, Sarah has taught in a number of schools across Surrey and is most passionate about ensuring excellent Early Years provision. She believes that getting it right from the beginning of a child's education will provide them with the building blocks for success in later life. In her spare time she enjoys painting and playing the piano. 

"I love working alongside my colleagues at Banstead Prep - this is a truly exciting place to work."

Hollie Burke: Year 1 Teacher

Hollie has taught a range of ages and subjects across the primary phase. She studied a first degree in Russian and German at The University of Exeter before undertaking her teacher training with a German specialism at Canterbury Christ Church. She has a particular passion for languages and filters in key words where possible into the curriculum. She is currently a Year 1 Class Teacher, but also teaches French in Reception and Nursery.

"It has been fantastic to welcome a class of boys and girls into this exciting new school."

Laura Grace: Year 2 Teacher, Specialist Leader - Computing and IT

Laura is a successful and dedicated class teacher who has experience in teaching both Key Stage 1 and 2. She is enjoying the new challenge of being a Year 2 Class Teacher alongside teaching Computer Science to Years 4-6. Laura is passionate about online safety and using technology to enhance and empower learners in the digital age.

“I have developed an exciting and engaging Computer Science Curriculum for Banstead Prep School, which I enjoy teaching alongside a vibrant and inspiring Year 2 class.”

Hannah Law: Year 2 Teacher

Hannah Law is an experienced Year 2 and 3 teacher. She enjoys the challenge and variety that Year 2 offers, assisting pupils to grow, socially, emotionally and academically. She believes strongly that school should be a happy time for children where they can flourish in a nurturing, supportive environment that strives to get the best out of each individual pupil in all aspects of their lives.

"I am very pleased to be working as part of the Banstead Prep team where my beliefs are shared." 

Ian Tunnell: Year 3 Teacher

Ian studied Music and Education at Homerton College, Cambridge and completed his teacher training at Hughes Hall, Cambridge.  He received his MA (Cantab) from Homerton College in 2010. He has taught across a variety of year groups and still loves teaching just as much as when he started.

“I am very much enjoying my 10th year of my teaching career, teaching Year 3 at Banstead Prep School. Teaching my class in a modern co-educational setting enables the children to have a stunning environment in which to learn and thrive. The curriculum enables me to deliver fun and nurturing lessons building upon the children's confidence and knowledge."

Julie Windett: Year 3 Teacher and Assistant Head (Pastoral)

Julie has significant experience in leadership and management in a Prep school setting. She supports with embedding the aims and ethos of the school and is passionate about ensuring the academic and pastoral needs of pupils are catered for. Julie has a BEd (Hons) in Primary Education and PE and a Diploma of Higher Education in Art. An ex-international sportswoman, Julie understands the importance of creating great teams.

“At BPS, we foster the personal, social and emotional skills the children need to maximise progress in learning and to develop the resiliance and perseverance to flourish in life beyond Prep school.“

Matt Ayling: Year 4 Teacher and Specialist Leader - Art

Having completed his BA Hons in Fine Art, Matt Ayling has designed and adapted an excellent Art & Design curriculum, which makes full use of the great space, facilities and resources available at Banstead Prep.

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

Kirsty Denny: Year 4 Teacher

After gaining a degree in Medical Biochemistry, Kirsty worked for 14 years as a Research Biochemist before moving into teaching. Since then she has taught across all year groups from Early Years to Year 6, in both state and independent schools. Kirsty has helped students gain places and academic scholarships to a variety of senior schools. Currently a year 4 Form Teacher, Kirsty teaches Maths, Reasoning, Science, Humanities and Sport within the Prep department of BPS.

“I enjoy seeing pupils make the most of the fantastic facilities and broad curriculum on offer at BPS, providing them with countless opportunities to thrive both inside and outside the classroom.”

Sarah Holmes, Year 4 Teacher

Sarah Holmes has taught for 9 years predominately as a Year 3 and 4 class teacher.  She is currently a Year 4 Form Teacher as well as teaching and co-ordinating History, Geography and RS across the school. 

"I really enjoy making my lessons as creative as possible.  I like to engage the children by providing them with a purpose for learning. My aim is to provide every child with the opportunity to reach their full potential. The facilities and amazing resources at Banstead Prep school help me to achieve this goal”

Angela Dziedziela: Year 5 Teacher and Specialist Leader - English and Drama / Curriculum

Since completing her MA in Theatre in Education in 2000, Angela has taught English and Drama to pupils ranging from 7 to 18 and led productions for several events including the Shakespeare Schools Festival. Angela has also helped enable pupils to achieve academic scholarships and secure places at schools of their choice as part of the 11+ preparation.

"Communication is a fundamental skill for all pupils. At Banstead Prep we enable children to reach exceptional standards in writing, speaking and listening and performance."

Ed Jeens: Year 5 Teacher and Specialist Leader - Mathematics

Ed is a successful teacher who is passionate about mathematics. He enjoys bringing his experience in broadcasting and also audio engineering to the classroom as an opportunity to see the mathematics behind our daily lives. 

“I am delighted by what BPS offers its pupils, particularly in mathematics; from the wealth of resources to the excellent specialist staff, teaching and learning here is such fun."

Dr Liz Nissan: Year 6 Teacher and Specialist Leader - English / Reading, Language, Library and Cross Curriculum

Liz has taught across the primary age range, as well as at secondary and university levels.  She is excited by the prospect of fostering a love of reading and language throughout Banstead Prep in her new role as an English Subject Specialist. Her varied career before settling on teaching included working as a researcher, writer and editor.

“As well as developing a love of reading and language for its own sake, the development of a high level of skill in reading, writing and speaking is so important for children’s future success, whatever direction they choose to take – I’m very much looking forward to this important new role!”

Jason Ford: Year 6 Form Teacher and Assistant Head (Academic)

Jason has considerable experience in all areas of teaching and learning, both in academics and in sport, with vast experience of teaching English for 11+ preparation. At Banstead Prep, Jason undertakes responsibility in key areas such as academic matters, curriculum, senior school transition, monitoring and pupil progress.  Teaching Year 5 English and Sport to the Prep school, Jason enjoys seeing the passion of the children striving to do their best inside and outside of the classroom, something which is very much built into the culture of Banstead Prep.  He holds an MA in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Nottingham and plays rugby and cricket for local clubs.

'BPS is an excellent prep school fostering high academic standards within a broad curriculum.  With this carefully designed curriculum, children at BPS are challenged and supported in reaching their potential.'

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