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Phoenix College

Phoenix College


Headteacher - Eleanor Hatchett 

  • Bachelor of Education (Honours)
  • Advanced Diploma in Special Educational Needs
  • Certificate for teachers of learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Elklan: Trainer’s course – speech & language support for 11-16’s

I have taught for 28 years in a range of mainstream and special schools and have taught in Harrow, Hertfordshire, Brent, Camden, Hammersmith and Fulham, Bristol and Somerset.

As Headteacher I am passionate in ensuring that students at Phoenix College are given the skills, strategies and educational opportunities that will allow them to become successful young adults.

Senior Assistant Headteacher - Scott Versace 

After qualifying with a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) from Australia in 1995 I spent a few years teaching in both state and private schools before travelling to the UK in 2002. I have taught in both primary and secondary settings in the UK and moved to Reading in 2004 to take up a teaching position at Phoenix College (then Reading Alternative School).

Since gaining QTS in 2006 I have taught Physical Education, Maths, ICT, Business Studies and Humanities at Phoenix. I have also been a form tutor for the past 13 years and have enjoyed seeing my students grow and develop within themselves. Most recently I have taken on the role of Senior Assistant Headteacher to continue to do what I can in helping the school and students progress.

Outside the school environment, my family of six spirited individuals (not including our family dog) enjoy spending time in nature, being active and getting creative whenever we get a spare moment from our busy lives, ideals I endeavour to bring into my life at Phoenix also.

Assistant Headteacher - George Chatzakis 

After gaining QTS in 2006, I started teaching  in both Secondary and Primary settings in London before joining Phoenix College in 2008. Since then I have taught Physical Education, Science, Maths, ICT, Business Studies and Geography, and I have been a form tutor for the past 10 years

As I am embarking on my new role as Assistant Headteacher I will try to help create a purposeful, caring, learning environment for our students by the application of high professional standards of pastoral care and support for their emotional and behavioural needs, and learning difficulties.

Assistant Headteacher - Claudine Muller 

I have been teaching for 21 years .I started in South Africa and then in the United Kingdom from 2001. I qualified as a Nurse and then changed careers and embarked on a teaching career. I have a Bsc Ed obtained from the University of Western Cape in South Africa 1996 and completed my QTS at East Anglia University. I have taught at various schools in Essex, Bromley and Hammersmith and Fulham and now Reading.

I have been a form tutor, Lead in Biology within a department, a KS5 Science and Btech coordinator, a Head of department in Science and I am now embarking on my exciting role as Assistant Head.