Emmanuel is blessed with a diverse and gifted staff with a unity of purpose to promote life and learning to the full.
Mrs Lizzy Nesbitt studied Classics and History at Worcester College Oxford. She taught Classics in three different London schools before moving to South Africa in 2008. She taught in a Bible College for a year before the birth of her first child and then for six years in St John’s College, Johannesburg as Head of Latin. At St John’s she led areas of staff and curriculum development as well as setting the national curriculum for Latin and examining it.
Miss Alice Whittaker is our Reception teacher and Early Years driver. Alice trained at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and has taught in Boston and Madrid. She is passionate about helping children find fulfilment through the Christian faith and thrive academically. She works closely with two teaching assistants, Mrs Kate Cunningham and Mrs Rebecca Chappell.
Mrs Ama Senanu leads Key Stage 1. Ama is a passionate and creative teacher who gives children a firm rooting in the fundamentals of their learning while providing space for their imagination and individuality to develop.
She is assisted by Mrs Margaret Darwiche who is also a trained teacher with a gift for enabling every individual to flourish.
Mrs Amy McCashen trained at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and has a passion for educating the whole child. She is passionate about children and books and helping children learn through books in creative ways.
Mrs Danica Kuiper is from South Africa and brings the wisdom gained from teaching in a wide range of schools, including a girls’ school in South Africa’s city of dreamy spires and a school in the bush. She has a natural gift with children and a passion for learning in a Christian environment.
Mrs Hannah Palmer and Mrs Corrina Taylor provide support for children with special educational needs so that whatever challenges to learning they may face, they can flourish with appropriate support.
Mrs Jenny Cooke, Mrs Nicola Bewes, Mrs Sue Field and Mrs Kate Cunningham use their specialist expertise to teach Music, PE, Art and French, providing a broad curriculum across the different age groups.
When you contact Emmanuel Christian School, you will speak to Mrs Beverly Adam, our school secretary. Beverly has served faithfully at ECS for over 15 years and seen many examples of God’s faithfulness to us.