Shona Colaço

Head, Knightsbridge School

Shona has been working in education for over 20 years. She began her career teaching English as a Foreign Language, both in this country and abroad. After a period working in Environmental Management, she trained at the University of Oxford (Mansfield College) and returned to teaching Science to GCSE and Biology at  A-level, initially in large maintained secondary schools before moving to the independent sector where she was lucky enough to be able to set up a Science department from scratch. Shona has been a Head of Science, Director of Studies, and Deputy Head before accepting the Headship of what she describes as a 'unique, warm and caring school where happy staff and happy children achieve amazing things.’ She has an MA with distinction in Educational Leadership and is itching to make a start on a new research project.

When she has time Shona loves to walk (dog in tow), grow vegetables, bake and make preserves. She has been known to take to the river in the cox's seat, plays the violin, cycles when she can and is usually not far from a book!