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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 15 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
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 is currently completing a MEd in Educational Leadership.

Assistant Head - Digital Strategy & Safeguarding
Luke Currie 

Luke Currie joined Willington as Head of Computing in 2011. In addition to teaching all pupils Computing from Year 1 up to Year 8, he also leads our Digital Leaders Programme which aims to empower children and young people to champion digital citizenship and digital creativity. Luke also can be found at our sports fields coaching football, rugby and cricket. He leads our annual Year 4 residential trip to Sayers Croft, a fun filled trip that aims to help Year 4 make that often challenging transition into the senior part of the school. Luke was appointed as Assistant Head in charge of Safeguarding in early 2017.

Luke comes from a family of footballers, the nephew of England and Sheffield United legend Tony Currie. So when Luke isn't playing football or watching his beloved Chelsea he is probably searching for his ball on a local golf course.