A new position, Clare Florida-James oversees the teaching, learning and assessment of staff and children in Years 3 and 4.
Clare joined Hallfield as Assistant Head for Key Stage 2 in 2018 after spending four years at Winterfold House School as Head of Maths, before adding Games to her specialties.
Prior to this, Clare spent two years at the Compass International School Doha in Qatar where she was the lead practitioner in International Primary Curriculum, teaching a variety of subjects to children across the school.
Clare is also form teacher of 3FJ.
As Assistant Head, Tara Polito oversees the Key Stage 1 curriculum and the implementation of monitoring assessment and pupil’s progress.
Prior to joining Hallfield in 2018, Tara spent two years revisiting her Italian roots, whilst teaching the English curriculum to pupils at Southlands International School in Rome where she was also Head of English.
Tara is a professional dancer of twenty years and has been bringing her dance skills to the fore whilst playing a big hand in Hallfield’s new Creative Curriculum alongside our new Music department.
Eve Kirby joined Hallfield School in 1995 and has, during her time here, taught a range of subjects to both the Pre-Prep and Prep School pupils.
Up until 1995 Hallfield was a boys only school. With the introduction of female pupils came additional pastoral responsibility which Mrs Kirby swiftly took on. Since then she has always played a hand in pastoral care at Hallfield School.
As Assistant Head – Pastoral Care, Mrs Kirby aims to ensure that every pupil feels happy, safe, secure, understood and valued at Hallfield School.
As Assistant Head, Amanda Anthony’s role encompasses how we implement the ethos of the school to our children. This includes relaying the message of Christian values to our pupils via assemblies and church services as well as emphasising the importance of respecting and valuing the many diverse faiths of our school and the wider community.
Mrs Anthony also teaches Study Skills and English to Year 5 and is responsible for Hallfield’s Children’s Charter which was put in place as an integral part of the school’s behaviour policy. The charter reinforces the ideals that we, as people, need to be good friends, good citizen and good learners.
With a background in Special Needs and 20 years of teaching experience under her belt, Mrs Anthony is the perfect person to head this position.
At Hallfield we recognise the value of co-curricular activities in allowing pupils to develop life-long interests and skills which are additional to the main curriculum.
As Assistant Head – Co-curricular, Jon Moffatt is responsible for improving the quality of Hallfield’s non-academic provision. He also teaches Maths, Geography and Sport to the Prep School, is in charge of the school’s clubs and holiday activity programmes, as well as coordinating educational trips and visits for the entire school.
Throughout his career, Mr Moffatt has led rugby tours, a dozen ski trips and numerous UK day trips and residentials. These experiences have driven his ambition to enhance the provision offered at Hallfield.
We believe that classroom teaching should be supplemented with co-curricular activities in order to provide pupils with an enjoyable, rich and rounded Hallfield experience, developing them into more confident, sociable and resilient human beings.