Leadership Team

Leadership Team - Hastings School - British School Madrid

Neil Tetley


Neil Tetley started as Principal at Hastings School in September 2018 having previously been Headmaster of Woodbridge School in the UK for four years. He has worked at numerous schools in the UK and abroad: Assistant Head at King’s College School, Wimbledon; Deputy Head at Sevenoaks School; schools in Japan, Italy and Belgium. He has a degree and MA in History from Cambridge University, a PGCE from Cambridge University and has completed MA modules in ‘Education in an International Context’ and ‘Leading and Managing Change in Education’ from Bath University.​

Leadership Team - Hastings School - British School Madrid

Helen Ormerod

Assistant Principal & Head of Primary

With over 23 years of teaching experience across the primary range, Helen joined Hastings from the UK in April 2016. She had spent over 15 years in senior leadership positions in a range of schools including 11 years as a Headteacher and most recently as CEO of a Multi-Academy Trust. Her passion for education, travel and languages prompted the move to Madrid.​

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Fiona Chapman

Deputy Head of Primary - KEY STAGE 2

Fiona Chapman’s teaching qualification is from the University of Warwick. She has been teaching for over 30 years in schools in London, Mexico City and Madrid. Her plan to continue moving on an international circuit came to an end when she moved to Madrid in 1995 and fell in love with the city and Hastings School! She is passionate about Teaching and Learning.

Leadership Team - Hastings School - British School Madrid

Anne McConnell

Deputy Head of Primary - KEY STAGE 1

Anne McConnell began her teaching career in Brighton, East Sussex. She has 10 years experience working in numerous schools in Brighton and Madrid as classroom teacher, Key Stage Coordinator and Deputy Head. Anne studied Philosophy at Leeds University, and completed GTP teacher training with Brighton University.

Leadership Team - Hastings School - British School Madrid

Emma Duffy

Deputy Head of Primary - EARLY YEARS

Emma completed her PGCE at the University of Glasgow. She has over 10 years experience teaching across Early Years and Primary and began working at Hastings School in 2014. Emma is passionate about working in Early Years and helping young children to develop curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.

Leadership Team - Hastings School - British School Madrid

Jonathan Gunzi

Head of Secondary

Since graduating from Cambridge University with a Geography degree, Jonathan has worked in four secondary schools and was Deputy Head Teacher in two highly successful London schools. He joined Hastings School as Head of Secondary in September 2019 after moving with his family to Madrid from London

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Rose Bryant

Deputy Head of Secondary - Academic

Rose studied for a BA in English Literature and Drama at the University of Birmingham before completing her PGCE at the University of Bristol. From there, she completed four years teaching in Dorset in the UK, including working as the KS4 Coordinator for the English department.  Rose joined Hastings School in 2015 as an English teacher, enthusiastically pursuing a path in Teaching and Learning.  Outside school, she continues to enjoy her theatrical roots and regularly acts in productions with English Theatre Madrid.


Leadership Team - Hastings School - British School Madrid

Linda Carruthers

Deputy Head of Secondary - Pastoral

Linda Carruthers joined Hastings as Head of Art in January 2009, and in 2012 she became part of the leadership team. She has a BA hons degree in Art & Design and a PGCE from Roehampton University in London. Linda has a passion for art, culture and education and has been teaching for 23 years.