The Anglo-Chinese School of London (ASCL Ltd) is the operating company which owns Kensington Wade. The Chairman is Professor Hugo de Burgh. The address for correspondence with the Anglo-Chinese School of London is 205 Warwick Road, London, W14 8PU. Tel: 020 3096 2888.
THE GOVERNING BODY
Chairman – Mr David Summerscale
Mr David Summerscale was educated at Sherborne School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. His teaching posts have included: Lecturer and Tutor, St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India. Head of English and Housemaster, Charterhouse School. Master of Haileybury College, and Head Master, Westminster School. Mr Summerscale is currently Chairman of Governors, Governor and Adviser to schools in India, the Middle East and Sri Lanka.
Mr Omar Bucchioni
Barrister and Solicitor of England and Wales. Currently Legal Counsel at Reckitt Benckiser Group and Director of the Monte San Martino Trust.
Ms Katharine Carruthers
Ms Katharine Carruthers is the Director of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Confucius Institute for Schools; she is also UCL’s Pro-Vice-Provost for East Asia. Ms Carruthers plays a leading role in promoting and developing the study of Chinese in schools in England. She is an experienced teacher and examiner of Chinese. She is the series editor of the textbooks for teaching Chinese for 11 to 16 year olds and wrote the specification for the increasingly popular Cambridge Pre-U Mandarin Chinese. Ms Carruthers teaches on the IOE’s PGCE Language course, working with PGCE students training to teach Mandarin Chinese. She is the Strategic Director for UCL’s delivery of the DfE’s Mandarin Excellence Programme. Ms Carruthers was awarded the OBE for her services to education in the 2018 New Years’ Honours list.
Dr Thomas de Burgh
Dr Thomas de Burgh studied Neuroscience and Medicine in London and Warwick and was a unit medical officer in the Armed forces. He is now working in psychiatry in south London and maintains interests in education and history.
Dr Denise Lodge
Dr Denise Lodge is the former Headmistress of Putney High School and Sydenham High School, GDST; she has 16 years’ experience of Headship at two independent schools (4-18) and also worked in a state (co-ed/boarding) school. Dr Lodge was formerly elected parent governor in a junior state school and is currently governor at Kent College, Pembury.
She undertook research into water treatment processes with TWA and Royal Holloway College, London University, and was a tutor in Biology, Ecology, Statistics and Management with RHC London University and the Open University. Dr Lodge was warded a Salters’ Prize for the Teaching of Chemistry and awarded Membership of the Chartered Management Institute.
Mr Bryan Naftalin
Mr Bryan Naftalin is a Scottish qualified lawyer who now runs a privately-owned property company, investing nationwide. He has also undertaken consultancy work over the years for family office investment in various hedge funds and private equity opportunities. He has three children, currently at different schools in North London.
Mrs Prema Pritchett
Mrs Prema Pritchett has worked in corporate affairs for high-tech sectors ranging from health to fintech, defence and aerospace. In addition to her consultancy work, she is also Managing Director of the Partnership for Growth and Innovation, a joint venture between Imperial College London and Hammersmith and Fulham Council, that aims to make the borough a leading destination for the tech and creative industries. Born in Singapore, Mrs Pritchett studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and speaks Mandarin.
Mrs Rachel Richardson
Mrs Richardson began her career in education as a Montessori teacher in London. In 1978 she moved to Cothill House, an Oxfordshire preparatory school that her husband, Adrian Richardson, helped to develop into the Cothill Educational Trust. The Trust grew to include six schools, including the French exchange programme at Chateau de Sauveterre. Mrs Richardson had a range of different roles within various Trust schools with pastoral care her primary focus.
Mr Chris Skelton
Mr Christopher Skelton is the Academic Deputy Head at Newton Prep School, a large and successful co-educational school in Battersea that educates children from ages 3 to 13. Previously, he was the Pastoral Deputy Head at Dulwich College Junior School so is well versed in all aspects primary school life. He brings much knowledge and experience to enrich his role as governor here at Kensington Wade.