Robert Ahearn was formerly Deputy Headteacher at the highly-esteemed Winston Churchill School in Surrey.
He attended Godalming Grammar School and has an economics degree from Sheffield University and post- graduate qualifications from the Universities of Surrey and London. He speaks French, is a keen runner, cyclist and skier, and has completed six London Marathons for charity.
Archbishop Gregorios, who leads the Greek Orthodox Church in the UK, said: “I am delighted by Mr Ahearn’s appointment to the Headship of St Andrew the Apostle; and pray for every blessing on him, his pupils, staff and governors. The Archdiocese and its clergy will be working very closely with him to build close ties between the Church, school and parents and to make this new school a force for good for the whole local community.”
Mr Ahearn, who is an active member of his local ecumenical church is honoured to lead the very first Greek Orthodox secondary school in the UK and was grateful for the support and blessing he’s already received from the Archbishop. “St Andrew’s is a school with a clear Greek Orthodox Christian ethos in which children of all traditions and backgrounds can benefit from learning and living in accordance with gospel values. I relish the opportunity to establish a brand new school in North London; St Andrew the Apostle will promote academic excellence, social responsibility and a broad range of musical, cultural and sporting achievement."
Michael was born, went to school and grew up in North London. He is a fluent speaker of the Greek language and is a practising member of the Greek Orthodox faith, worshiping with his family at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church Camden. After studying for a joint degree in English Literature and History Michael then did a post-graduate teaching qualification and became a teacher. For the last 15 years he has taught English in a variety of schools in and around North London. His most recent school, Hornsey School for Girls, has just been inspected by Ofsted and the English department was judged to be outstanding.
Valerie grew up in Enfield and has a first degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Mathematics Education. She was previously Head of Mathematics at a school in West London. Valerie is also a published author on mathematics education having had several articles printed in the Mathematics Teaching Journal. Valerie is a committed Christian and continues to worship at the Anglican church in Edmonton that she has attended since childhood where she holds the position of Children’s Advocate.
Mike was born and raised in Tottenham North London. He is a practising member of the Greek Orthodox faith and attends St Mary’s Church in Wood Green. He has a degree in Human Biology. His ambition was to become a teacher and having graduated with Honours he completed his PGCE. Mike completed his training and the early years of teaching at Sir John Cass Foundation Redcoat School in Tower Hamlets which is an Outstanding School. He was promoted to the role of Assistant Director of Science & Technology at St Mary’s High School in Cheshunt. He led, managed and developed the Science & Technology department as well as being a Head of Year for 3 years. Mike is a keen sportsman and enjoys playing football and athletics, having representing Haringey in Javelin and 200 metres. Mike also loves Greek Music and used to host a show on London Greek Radio.
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