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Staff

Senior Leadership

Tamaryn Yartu

Position:
Acting Headteacher

Tamaryn has been with Gesher since it opened in 2017; her initial role was as class teacher in Dvash Class working with the early years children, before moving on to her current position of Acting Headteacher. Tamaryn was born and...

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Chris Gurney

Position:
Wellbeing Lead/Dramatherapist

Chris is a dramatherapist who trained at Roehampton University in London. He is passionate about using this creative form of psychotherapy to support children with additional needs in their social-emotional development. Story, play and art are all key tools he...

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Danielle Petar

Position:
SENDCO

Danielle Petar is the SENDCo at Gesher. Danielle graduated from Nottingham Trent University having studied Psychology, with a particular interest in Autism. Danielle then achieved her PGCE from the Institute of Education with a specialism in special educational needs. She...

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Marli Stein

Position:
Head of Kodesh/SEN Classroom Teacher

Marli joined Gesher School in September 2018 and is the Head of Kodesh as well as our KS1 Classroom Teacher in Seorah Class. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Marli graduated from Western University Canada having received a Bachelors of Arts, specialising...

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Therapists

Hannah Abrahams

Position:
Educational Psychologist

Hannah is an Educational and Child Psychologist and a former primary school teacher. She qualified at the Institute of Education, London. Hannah has worked for Local Education authorities and in private practice for 15 years supporting children in both mainstream and specialist settings. She...

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Rose Denby

Position:
Speech and Language Therapist

Rose is a HCPC registered Speech and Language Therapist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Speech Pathology from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia and has a range of experience working in mainstream and special...

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Kyma Brett

Position:
Occupational Therapist MSC

Kyma is an Occupational Therapist and a former primary school teacher. She qualified from Brighton University and since then she has worked for the NHS and private practice. Kyma has experience from a range of settings, CAMHS, adult mental health...

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Teachers

Sam Dexter

Position:
SEN Classroom Teacher

Sam Dexter is the classroom teacher in Chitah class. Originally from Portsmouth, he qualified from Nottingham University with a degree in History, before completing his teacher training through the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. Since then, he has worked at...

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Rowan Eggar

Position:
SEN Classroom Teacher

Rowan is the classroom teacher in Gefen class and the Education Trends lead. Rowan undertook the Teach First Leadership Development Programme, qualifying as a Teacher from the IOE. She has worked in a mainstream primary previously and supported many pupils...

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Shoshana Greenbaum

Position:
Jewish Studies Teacher

Miss Shoshie is the Jewish Studies teacher for all classes. Shoshie was Teaching Assistant last year and is very excited to continue her time at Gesher in this new role and look forward to working with all of the Gesher...

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Leigh Kennedy

Position:
SEN Classroom Teacher

Leigh is the classroom teacher in D’vash class. She completed the Teach First Leadership Development Programme from 2018-19, working in Early Years and Year One and qualifying from UCL’s Institute of Education. Leigh has previously qualified and worked as a speech...

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Aine Scott

Position:
SEN Classroom Teacher

Aine is class teacher in Rimon class and head of Learning for life.  Aine grew up in Ireland and qualified as a teacher in St. Patricks College Dublin. For the past five years Aine has lived in London.  During this time, she has worked...

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Support Staff

Isabella Aaron (Work Placement)
Alana Barnett
Nicole Birley
Leah Coombes
Ricardo De Castro
Laura Karpavice
Elise Kunkler
Lauren Key
Claire Martel
Katie McEnallay
Laura Miles
Ellie Ordish
Christine Theordore
Irene Torres

Office and Facilities

Alkesh Popat – Financial Controller
Dafna Hyman – School Office Manager
Shoshi Wiesenfeld – School Office Administrator
Baron Wilde – School Caretaker
Jakub Konopka – Security Team Leader
Marcel Moisoiu – Security Team