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Senior Leadership Team

Keith Brown 

Keith Brown joined Willington in September 2018 having served as Deputy Headmaster at St John's Northwood (a Merchant Taylor's School).  Hailing from the Scottish Borders town of Melrose, he brings a wealth of experience having taught every age from Nursery to Upper Sixth.  Creating a caring and happy learning community where every child can excel to the best of their ability is central to his educational philosophy.

Keith is married with a 17 year old son, enjoys cycling and is a keen musician, regularly playing in a band to raise money for charity.  Passionate about all sports, Keith is an avid rugby fan.

Deputy Head - Pastoral & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Marcus Tattersall 

Marcus Tattersall joined Willington in 2000 after starting his teaching career in Liverpool and Lancashire.  Initially recruited to the position of Head of Geography and subsequently Head of Football, Marcus is now Deputy Head.  Although he has seen many changes at the school he believes a constant throughout has been the caring, friendly and happy atmosphere created by the staff, parents and most importantly, the children. This has enabled countless pupils to fulfil their potential in whatever field that may be. 

Away from school, Marcus enjoys spending time with his young family.  He is a lifelong Blackburn Rovers supporter and has also discussed football matters in the media.  He  has a passion for music (despite not being able to play an instrument) and enjoys the opportunity to don some headphones and DJ events such as the  Parents of Willington Ball and Disco, if and when the time allows.  

Stephen Bromley

Stephen Bromley joined Willington in August 2019 following twelve years’ service with the Education and Training Services of the British Army. Career highlights included teaching Junior Soldiers at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate and commanding the Army’s Education School in York. Stephen brings a wealth of educational and operational experience to the role with a PGCE and Masters in Education and Innovation in addition to his degree in History and Archaeology from the University of Cape Town.

Born and educated in South Africa, Stephen now lives in Surrey with his family. Away from school, Stephen enjoys cooking and cricket and maintains a passion for rowing having represented South Africa internationally during his University days. 


Deputy Head - Curriculum
Johan Thisanayagam 

Johan Thisanayagam worked as a bowling coach to the England Women and England Lions cricket teams and was involved in two successful World Cup campaigns and a retaining of the Ashes. He also coached IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore and was the first Head of Cricket at St Benedict's School to take them to the top of the national rankings. A foundation school governor, Mr Thisanayagam also consults the BBC on Physical Education. After working as Director of Sport at the Cedars School he is now thoroughly enjoying his time at Willington Prep and has just successfully completed a MEd in Educational Leadership.

Deputy Head - Pre-Prep
Eleanor Henery

Eleanor Henery joined Willington School in 2020 having spent many happy years at Kingswood House School, Epsom, overseeing Nursery to Year 4. After completing her teacher training and many years of Key Stage 1 teaching, she joined the Senior Leadership Team. Her years at Kingswood House had seen a great deal of change in education and allowed her to be a part of introducing a GCSE cohort, assisting architects with school building and introducing a broader curriculum range.

Eleanor is born and bred in Epsom. She is a keen athlete who enjoys spending time running in the country side along with outdoor swimming. She has completed 3 marathons and raised a great deal of money for charity.

She has adjusted well to the new change of school life and is looking forward to taken the Pre Prep Department further into the co-educational journey