Barbara Langford

Head of Maths, Director of Studies
M.ENG (OXFORD UNIVERSITY), PCGE IN MATHEMATICS (UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION)

A prep school education is all about variety and providing pupils with opportunities to explore both educationally and emotionally. This is a critical age for pupils as the foundations of education are laid and a love of learning instilled. My challenge as Director of Studies is to make sure pupils have a wide range of experiences, without over diluting them, and ensuring that the quality of learning is always high.

I have experience teaching pupils mathematics from Oxbridge Entrance to nursery. I have also written articles on maths learning  for “Prep School” magazine and  written an ISEB endorsed Common Entrance practice book called “Keeping up with the Joneses”. 

I was previously Deputy Head of Maths at Trinity School, Croydon and before re-training as a teacher, was director of Coil Line Ltd, a small ship operating company in London. 

I joined Westbourne House in 2012. I have been Head of Maths since 2013 and was delighted to take on the Director of Studies role in 2015.