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Tony Emmerson

Senior Deputy Head, Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Teacher of Chemistry

Tony studied Chemistry at Queen Mary University, preferring the noise and bright lights of London to the silence and darker skies of rural northern England, where he grew up with three main passions: chemistry, English literature and music. After receiving his BSc he chose a change of direction, working in the finance and private investigation sectors and writing articles for music magazines, before finally entering teaching with the aim of opening doors and broadening horizons for children, the way that his teachers did for him.

He was awarded his PGCE from the University of East Anglia, before returning to London to teach Science at the prestigious Notting Hill and Ealing High School. Tony was appointed Head of Science at ECP in 2006, expanding the department and redeveloping the laboratories over the following years. He subsequently assumed responsibility for examinations and academic administration, and is currently responsible for curriculum and assessment, leading the Heads of Faculty team, and supporting the Headmaster in his role of Senior Deputy Head.

He is a firm believer in using data to create individual expectations for each student, and regularly speaks at conferences and presents webinars to share his expertise and ideas. In 2020 he was awarded the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) by the Institute of Education, London. When away from his desk his main interests are music (especially Czech jazz and English rock), current affairs, gardening, cricket and fine dining.