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Languages Teaching Staff

Raniero Bei - Head of Modern Foreign Languages and Italian

Mr Bei has been teaching Italian at St George's for over ten years and is Head of MFL and Italian. As well as this he is the co-ordinator of CAS for IB students and is Head of TOK (Theory of Knowledge).

Abigail Duggan - Head of French

Ms Duggan studied French and Spanish at university and has taught English in France, Spain and Central America. She has over six years experience working in UK schools. Ms Duggan will be teaching French from Year 7 to IB and Spanish at KS4 at St George's from the academic year 2017.

Maria Jose Fons Ordiñana - Head of Spanish (Sabbatical)

Ms Fons is Head of Spanish, she previously taught Spanish, French and Italian at a independent school in the South West of England. Ms Fons will be on Sabbatical during 2017-2018.

Regina Vara

After studying Linguistics and English Literature in Madrid with a year abroad at the University of Kent in England, Ms Vara went on to complete the PGCE in Canterbury and has taught Spanish and French in two grammar schools in Kent. She is looking forward to teaching Spanish at St George’s. 

Giovanna Bartolotta

Ms Bartolotta joined St George's in 2010 and teaches German and Italian.

Helene Domarchi

Ms Domarchi is a French teacher who has embraced the full 11-18 age range for the Internatioanl Baccalaureate, IGCSE and KS3.

Livia Saccucci

Ms Saccucci is familiar with the Cambridge courses and she has experience in drama which has given her the confidence to produce entertaining lessons.

Monica Bertuzzi

Ms Bertuzzi is currently teaching English and Mandarin in KS3 and KS4, preparing students for the IGCSE exams, plus English B at IB level. At the start of this Academic Year she has taken on the role of EAL Coordinator and she is in charge of EAL tuition across the Senior School.

Roberta Pazardjiklian

Ms Pazardjiklian has over 20 years of language teaching experience and has worked in schools in both the UK and Italy. She has been teaching Italian to both native and non-native speakers at St George's since 1997.

Simone Andechaga

Mr Andechaga teaches Italian and Spanish, and assists Portuguese/Brazilian students preparing for their IGCSE/IB exams. Having joined St George's in 2005, Mr Andechaga is also the Head of Year 10 and the IGCSE Examinations Officer.

Stefano Ratto (Sabbatical)

Mr Ratto is an Italian teacher and joined St George's in 2010.  In 2013 he took on the role of Head of Apollo house. Mr Ratto will be on Sabbatical during 2017-2018.

Vania Centonze

After graduating in foreign languages from the University of Salento, Ms Centonze worked abroad as an Italian teacher at the University College of Dublin and the University of Exeter. She completed an MA in Applied Translation followed by a PGCE and later taught Italian and Spanish in various Secondary schools in the UK.  Ms Centonze joins St George’s as an Italian and Spanish teacher as well as covering the position of Head of Spanish.