Welcome from the Heads
St George’s Junior School has two sites: La Storta and City Centre.
Both Junior Schools start with Red Dragons (pre-reception, aged 3) and go up to Year 6 (aged 11), after which pupils usually join the Senior School in Year 7 at La Storta.
La Storta Junior School
The Head of St George's La Storta Junior School is Ms Christine Williams BA, PGCE, MA.
Ms Williams is Head of St George's La Storta Junior School in Rome, where she has held posts as Deputy Head, SENCO, EAL specialist and Class teacher in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Ms Williams trained as a teacher in the UK, where she specialised in the 9-13 age range. She has worked extensively in the international sector and previously taught in Nigeria. Ms Williams’ first degree is in Geography, and acquiring an MA in Education enabled her to develop her interest in how children learn. She has visited a number of international schools and has enjoyed learning from and with them in terms of educational development.
I am fortunate to know St George’s well, both as a teacher and a parent, since both my children worked their way through the school. Having obtained their IB Diplomas they went on to study at British universities of their choice. I can honestly say their St George’s experience prepared them well, not only for their university studies, but also for life beyond school.
City Centre Junior School
The Head of St George's City Centre Junior School is Mr Michael Barber B Ed (Hons), FRGS.
Mr Barber was appointed to St George’s City Centre Junior School in 2006. He is a geographer by training and inclination. He was born in Uganda and lived in Australia and Zimbabwe as a boy. He started his teaching career in Bristol before moving to South East England.
Prior to joining St George's I was the Headteacher of a Preparatory School in the south of England. Working at St George's City Centre has not only given me the challenge of using my experience working in UK Independent schools but tailoring this for children from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. Rome is such a vibrant city to live and work in with a wealth of cultural and sporting activities.