☰ Meet New Staff

Meet New Staff

Posted on: September 18th 2015

Hello, I’m Jane Harman, the new Form 4 teacher. I’m settling into my role at Norfolk House and am looking forward to the experiences and challenges it will bring – especially PGL next summer. I’ve been teaching for 20 years and have spent my time in primary schools in Islington, Camden and Barnet. I even spent two years working in Madrid teaching Spanish 4 year olds English (without speaking much Spanish myself!). Most recently I was working in a Church of England primary school in Finchley Central where I spent nine years teaching across the primary age range.

I enjoy football (watching it rather than playing it!) and am a season ticket holder at Arsenal. I’m looking forward to the end of the season when, no doubt, Arsenal will beat Mr Ashton’s beloved Aston Villa as they have done in the last four meetings!


I’m Lottie Matthews and I am the new Reception Teacher at Norfolk House Pre-Prep. I began working in schools supporting children with Autism and other speech and language difficulties. I loved seeing the children progress and working in the school environment so I began my training to become a teacher at the Institute of Education.  Since completing my PGCE I have been working in a school in Tottenham as Reception teacher for the last 3 years. I find working with this age group very rewarding and love to see children develop those important early skills such as reading and writing as well as communication and social skills.  Whilst I was a teacher at this school I also worked as a Raising Standards Leader as part of a team working to improve teaching and learning in the school.  My role was mainly focused on developing the learning environments and raising attainment across Reception.

I have just begun teaching one of the Reception classes at Norfolk House on the Princes Avenue site.  The children have been settling in well and I have enjoyed getting to know all the different personalities we have coming in. There are lots of bright children starting so I am excited to see them move forward and achieve their full potential.  Both the children and staff at Norfolk House have been very friendly and welcoming and I’m sure I will enjoy my time working here. 



My name is Emma Cravitz and I am the SENCo this year at Norfolk House. I have worked as an Educational Psychologist for the past 20 years and continue to work part-time for a local education authority. I feel passionately about inclusive education and ensuring that all children are supported to achieve their full potential. I co-founded a pre-school in Muswell Hill and Eden primary school where I continue to be the Special Educational Needs link governor. I am also a governor at a secondary school in Barnet. When not attending governor meetings, I spend my time with my husband and 3 children.
I have been working in Norfolk House school as a psychologist for the last couple of years and have enjoyed working with a very dedicated staff group on various training days and with some individual pupils.  I am looking forward to continuing my work with staff to help support all the children in order to achieve their potential. 


Hello, my name is Dina Jowett and I am the new Form 1 teacher. What an amazing start I have had at Norfolk House School. This is the end of my second full week at Norfolk House and the children, staff and parents have made me feel incredibly welcome.
Over the last past 14 years I was working as a teacher and, for the last year, Key Stage One Teaching and Learning Leader, in an international school in Cairo. Over the course of my career I have been a journalist for a national newspaper in Egypt, worked for the World Health Organisation and as a teacher working with children from Nursery to Year 3.
My husband Paul, is Head of School at the Muswell Avenue and has been part of the Norfolk House community since June. Our daughter, Zeina, has just began an MA in International Relations and Law at the University of Edinburgh. Also, our cat ‘Skattaka’ has joined us all the way from Egypt! We have had a lot of change in a short time, but are settling really quickly into our new lives.  
I look forward to working with you all to ensure the children in Form 1 are happy at school and reach their potential academically and personally over the course of this year. Thank you for all the kindness you have shown me since the beginning of term.

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