ECP People

Senior Leadership Team

Our school is defined by the positive, mature relationships that students and staff enjoy in actively pursuing shared academic aspirations.

Dr. Nigel Brown

Headmaster
By knowing your child well academically as well as pastorally we can support and recognise their progress on an individual level.

Tony Emmerson

Senior Deputy Head
Our school has a rich history and a vibrant, supportive community that underlines our commitment to the values of equality and tolerance.

Laurence Baxter

Deputy Head (Pastoral)
ECP classrooms are incubators of meaningful, compelling learning experiences. Facts and ideas aren’t simply recited; they are vigorously explored and evaluated.
The missions of both the English College and the IB are wholly congruent, focused on not only rigorous pedagogy but also intercultural respect and understanding. We are proud of our thoughtful and informed graduates.
ECP classrooms are incubators of meaningful, compelling learning experiences. Facts and ideas aren’t simply recited; they are vigorously explored and evaluated.

Emily Rankin

Deputy Head (Upper School & Teaching and Learning)
In our school students do not only receive a high-quality education but they also explore because experience is the best teacher. The :more programme offers many opportunities for discovery and adventure - the adventure of learning more about life and thus enjoying life more.

Alena Švejdová

Deputy Head (Co-Curriculum)
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

Aneta Choutková

Business and Operations Manager

Governors

Ann Lewis CMG

Chairman

Doc Ing Zdeněk Tůma CSc

Deputy Chairman

PhDr. Miroslava Kopicová

Elizabeth Cooke

Deputy Chairman

Ing Jan Kovařovic CSc

Dr Barbara Day MBE

Founder Governor

Petr Fiman FRM

Katie Schoultz

Margaret Rudland

Simon Eliot

JUDr Karel Kühnl

Viktor Kotlán

Denis Keefe CMG

Jan Grozdanovič LLB

Staff

Terra students aren’t ‘Born to Follow’ (Bon Jovi), but are independent, creative, empathic and are ready with the skills, desire and drive to change things for themselves and in the wider community and world for the better.

Helen Hulová

Senior Tutor – Terra
To adapt the words of C.L.R.James: The study of language and literature has “ a technical foundation. To enjoy it does not require technical knowledge, but analysis that is not technically based is mere impressionism.”

Stephen Elder

Head of English Faculty
"Let the main object... to seek and to find a method of instruction, by which teachers may teach less, but learners learn more." (Jan Amos Comenius)

Dr. Josef Švéda

Head of Czech Faculty
“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's one who asks the right questions.” - Claude Levi-Strauss

Jean Kerr

Head of Science Faculty

Dr. Diana Young

Head of Global Politics; History, TOK
Working with students in tutor groups allows us to build relationships in a unique way. The soft skills that students gain through tutor time activities such as discussion, teamwork and presentation skills are central to the IB diploma and are important for future study and careers.
The study of humanity itself, through the lenses of philosophy, history, geography and the social sciences, will open your eyes to the world you live in, and lay the foundation of the world you hope to create.

Terri Collier

Head of Humanities Faculty, Seconded to Upper School Tutoring

Ann Daly

Head of Geography, Extended Essay Co-ordinator, History

David Gwilt

Teacher of English

Anna Beard

EAL Support

Caroline Baxter

Head of Learning Support

Marco McKee

Teacher of English

Gary Cossins

Teacher of English

Marie Gwilt

Teacher of Czech
Ignis is the god of fire, known for his young and light-hearted nature. He is joyful and loves to play but also has a warriorlike side. Among the gods he is a strong fighter and those who follow him never falter in battle for they have the fiery god at their side.

David Wyllyams

Senior Tutor - Ignis
The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. - Stan Gudder

Gail Reardon

Head of Mathematics Faculty and TImetable Coordinator

Roger Keen

Teacher of Mathematics

Francesco Tognini

Teacher of Mathematics

Logan Hillier

Head of Drama
The Arts in all their forms serve a vital role both for the good of the individual and also for society: “Art asks us to think differently, see differently, hear differently, and ultimately to act differently, which is why art has moral force.” (Jeanette Winterson).

Katy MacLeod

Head of Faculty of Arts

Dana Gavriněvová

Physical Education

Alena Turneberová

Library and Art Assistant

Vladimír Gavriněv

Head of Sports

Kayti Selbie

Librarian

Jiří Černý

Logistics & Building Coordinator

Lubomir Arandjelovic

ICT Network Manager
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

Aneta Choutková

Business and Operations Manager

Lenka Svobodová

Accountant

James Foster

German

Gina Hearn OBE

Director of External Relations and Clerk to the Governors

Helena Seidlová

Receptionist

John Fleck

Director of Information Systems

Markéta Mašovská

School Office Manager & Marketing Support

Stanislav Veselý

HR Manager

Karolína Santander

Marketing and Publicity Manager

Eva Smith

PA to Deputy Heads, Tutor

Monika Kopová

Accounts Coordinator

Milena Brůhová

PA to the Senior Deputy Head & Examinations Administrator

Barbora Němečková

Admissions Registrar

Tereza Dneboská

PA to Deputy Head Pastoral, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Head of Czech Educational Matters

Veronika Bucharová

Teacher of Czech Language & Literature and Czech as a Second Language; Co-ordinator of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Programme
Pastoral care is central to our work at ECP - everything depends on it. In Ventus we try to make sure that the pastoral needs of all our students are met, and that we take an active, lighthearted but serious approach to all the house competitions and activities.

Samuel Bale

Senior Tutor - Ventus

Dr. Harprit Athwal

Teacher of Chemistry and Physics

Harry Straughan

Teacher of Physics

Mark Paterson

Teacher of Environmental Systems and Society and Geography; CAS Coordinator

Katalin Biró

Teacher of Biology and Chemistry; Teacher i/c The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Team
In our school students do not only receive a high-quality education but they also explore because experience is the best teacher. The :more programme offers many opportunities for discovery and adventure - the adventure of learning more about life and thus enjoying life more.

Alena Švejdová

Deputy Head (Co-Curriculum)
Enjoying the IB Diploma Programme involves finding the balance between your studies, interests and relationships. To do this, one recognises the power of time management and importance of taking time for oneself as well others.

Chantelle Buchanan

Upper School Tracking Manager
My philosophy to learning and teaching lies within that of the International Baccalaureate’s mission statement: creating independent, critically reflective, life long, 21st century learners.

Daniel Ibbitson

Head of Computing, E-learning Co-ordinator
Our school is defined by the positive, mature relationships that students and staff enjoy in actively pursuing shared academic aspirations.

Dr. Nigel Brown

Headmaster
By knowing your child well academically as well as pastorally we can support and recognise their progress on an individual level.

Tony Emmerson

Senior Deputy Head
Our school has a rich history and a vibrant, supportive community that underlines our commitment to the values of equality and tolerance.

Laurence Baxter

Deputy Head (Pastoral)
ECP classrooms are incubators of meaningful, compelling learning experiences. Facts and ideas aren’t simply recited; they are vigorously explored and evaluated.
The missions of both the English College and the IB are wholly congruent, focused on not only rigorous pedagogy but also intercultural respect and understanding. We are proud of our thoughtful and informed graduates.
ECP classrooms are incubators of meaningful, compelling learning experiences. Facts and ideas aren’t simply recited; they are vigorously explored and evaluated.

Emily Rankin

Deputy Head (Upper School & Teaching and Learning)
Studying the IB Diploma Programme at the English College teaches students to be independent lifelong learners. It also fosters critical thinking and international mindedness. All of these are valuable attributes for the 21st century workplace.

Stephen Hudson

Head of the IB Diploma Programme; Teacher of Philosophy, History and TOK
At the English College we do our best to ensure that students are given the information and advice that they need to apply to the top universities throughout the world. In addition, we organize yearly work experience programme with top companies in both Prague and London.

Nicolas Hill

Upper School Universities, Careers and Academic Enrichment Manager

Eliška Hatinová

Head of Music

Adrian Anet

Teacher of Spanish
Wittgenstein said: ‘The limits of my language are the limits of my world.’ ECP’s MFL department seeks to push beyond those limits, thereby creating better communication between people.

Gareth Pugh

Head of Modern Foreign Languages; Teacher of German and French

Barbora Pávková

Teacher of Russian
“Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water - it will make ripples throughout the entire pond…” Jessy and Bryan Matteo

Glenn Bleaks

Senior Tutor - Aqua

Elioth Prieto

Teacher of Spanish