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Leadership Team

Nick Butler - Principal

Nick Butler has been Principal of Saint Gabriel’s since September 2014. 

Prior to this, he had a series of senior leadership roles in London schools including Interim head teacher of Battersea Park School; Interim head teacher of Quintin Kynaston School, acting head teacher of St Michael and All Angels Academy and assistant head teacher at Chestnut Grove school, which his own three children attended. 

In October 2018, Nick was delighted to be leading Saint Gabriel’s when we moved into our new school building on Langton Road.  A short time after this, SGC was inspected by Ofsted and found to be good in all areas and outstanding for the personal development and welfare of its students.

Kathryn Almond - Vice Principal, Achievement

Kathy Almond is the Vice Principal for Achievement. She leads the work of the Senior Leadership Achievement Team, responsible for the outcomes of students in all year groups. This includes curriculum, exams, enrichment and teaching and learning across the school.

Kathy joined Saint Gabriel's College (as Charles Edward Brooke School) in 1999 as a modern languages teacher, and still thoroughly enjoys teaching French and finds working in such a linguistically rich community very rewarding.

Bradley Cornish - Vice Principal , Behaviour and Inclusion

Bradley Cornish started his employment at Saint Gabriel's College in September 2002. Before joining the leadership team in 2016 as Assistant Principal for KS3 achievement, he was the head of the English Faculty.

Bradley has always been passionate about improving the outcomes of our students and a key aspect of his role is to provide KS3 students with the skills necessary to make outstanding progress so that they are well prepared for KS4.

He is also responsible for ensuring that students have a smooth transition from primary to secondary school so that they have a successful start at SGC. 

Bethan Tanner - Assistant Principal, Teaching and Learning

Bethan Tanner is Assistant Principal for Curriculum and as such is the strategic lead for curriculum development and review, including enrichment opportunities. She also leads on the college's Challenge Ambassador programme.

Further to this, Bethan was the Head of Science until 2018, having worked as a teacher at Saint Gabriel's College since September 2012.  


Nikhil Shah - Assistant Principal, KS3 Achievement

Nikhil Shah is the Assistant Principal for KS3 Achievement, Challenge, and Oracy. He joined the school as a Mathematics teacher in September 2020. Since, he has led the Humanities Faculty and the Challenge Ambassadors programme (now line managing and co-running them respectively) focussing on raising the profile of Humanities subjects and encouraging aspiration, ambition and scholarship in the school's highest attaining students. He is now responsible for ensuring that students in Year 7 to 9 build strong habits which will allow them achieve their academic potential in both KS3 and KS4. He also leads on the SGC Way, through which he is hoping to ensure that our students have the very highest behavioural expectations for themselves so that they are able to flourish into happy and successful adults. Outside of school, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the theatre, learning languages, and travelling!

Jamie Johnson - Assistant Principal, Raising Achievement

Jamie Johnson is the Assistant Principal for Achievement, he also manages the Creative Arts faculty within the school. Jamie leads the work of the Raising Achievement Team and is responsible for the outcomes of students in Year 11.

Jamie joined Saint Gabriel's College in 2011 and teaches Art and Graphic Design. He is passionate about raising attainment across all subjects, ensuring students are equipped with the necessary study skills to be successful. Outside of school, Jamie is a keen fisherman and guitarist.

David Toyloco - Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Challenge Ambassadors

David Toyloco started his employment at Saint Gabriel's College in September 2015. Previously, David has worked in two other London schools as well as a school in Skipton, North Yorkshire.  Before joining the leadership team in February 2023 as Assistant Principal for Curriculum (maternity cover for Ms Tanner), he was the head of the Science Faculty from April 2018.

David also holds responsibility for overseeing careers and whole school timetabling. Outside of school, David enjoys spending time with his family. 

Miss King - Assistant Principal, SEND

Miss King is the Assistant Principal for SEND and our external provision EBEC. Miss King joined Saint Gabriel’s College in 2014. Since joining, she has held a number of positions of responsibility including Head of Blue Learning Community and Behaviour and Improvement Coordinator. 

She is a keen believer in lifelong learning and has continued to pursue such achieving an MA in Education. 

She creates and maintains an environment which promotes and secures good teaching, effective learning, high standards of achievement, good behaviour and discipline to ensure that all students achieve their best. 

Natasha Fox - Assistant Principal, Careers and Literacy

Natasha has taught at a number of schools in London, and was part of the leadership team at ATS, where she led on teaching and learning, reading, literacy, transition, teacher training and careers.

Natasha is Assistant Principal at Saint Gabriel's College where she will focus on reading and careers as well as raising the profile of Religious Studies.

Natasha also works with Kings College London supporting the lecture programme for PGCE students.
Natasha is also a qualified swim coach and coaches swimming outside of school.   

Ronnie Thomas - Associate Assistant Principal - Behaviour

Ronnie is Associate Assistant Principal at Saint Gabriel’s College where he will focus on behaviour.

Before joining Saint Gabriel’s, Ronnie was part of the Senior leadership team at Archbishop Tenison’s School in Lambeth where he led on behaviour, inclusion and safeguarding.

Ronnie has very high expectations of students in terms of behaviour and attitudes to learning and believes in transformation through education.

Ronnie is a PE teacher and a qualified tennis coach and outside of school he is a keen sportsman.  

Vinay Gupta - School Business Manager

Vinay Gupta is the School Business Manager. He is responsible for finance, premises, catering, IT, HR and website for the school.  He also runs the Student Council.  Vinay has worked with Saint Gabriel's College since Jan 2015 and previously worked as a corporate banker in the City of London.

Outside of work, Vinay passionately follows the exploits of the Indian cricket team and mentors for a charity which supports refugees.