We have recently welcomed Karol-An Kirkman to the Mentor team as our Director of Education. Karol-An is on hand to help support children and parents with their transition from Primary to Secondary. Karol-An has 27 years of primary teaching experience and is a master of the 11 plus entrance process, she is a very valued member of the team with a wealth of knowledge.
Karol-An was previously Academic Head at Finton House, one of South West London’s leading Preparatory schools, where she helped hundreds of children of all abilities prepare for their transition from primary to secondary school. During her time at Finton House, she developed their 11 plus programme and developed close relationships with the main independent schools in London and the South East. She is committed to supporting parents and finding the right school for each individual child and ensuring that the child was well prepared for the entrance process.
‘There is no best school, only the school that is the best fit for your child.’
Karol-An believes in our holistic attitude towards helping children and parents and loves that Mentor agrees there is not a one size fits all approach.
Karol-An graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in Communications and Sociology. Her career started in TV production; however, she later realised teaching was her true calling. Outside of the office, Karol-An can be found in her daughter’s puppet workshop carving, painting and finishing amazing puppets, from enormous to tiny, for theatre! She also has three very cute cats called Minnie, Dora and Tabitha.