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 Matthew Woodhead BA, QTS.
Mr Woodhead is the Head of St George's City Centre Junior School, joining with extensive international experience in both the UK, Middle East and Far East. He trained at Edge Hill University in the UK specialising in Science, but has since gained a great deal of experience working with Early Years and Key Stage 1.
He has a passion for ensuring that the first years of education help children to develop a lifelong love of school and learning. He believes that children are only limited by what they are told and should therefore be taught to be brave and to think big.
St George's is an inspirational place, surrounded by world class history and art. I am truly excited by the possibilities that are open to our pupils in this amazing city and cannot wait to begin exploring opportunities with them.