Meet the Teachers

Camilla Garofalo  has been working in education for 16 years.  She studied for a degree in history at Leeds University and then undertook a PGCE at the Institute of Education, London University. She worked as a full-time class teacher in large multi-ethnic primary school in North Kensington for 7 years. She joined Barnes as the teacher for gifted and higher attaining pupils in September 2009. She was very excited to return to the role of classroom teacher at the start of the 2011-12 academic year. Camilla (4 days a week), who job shares with Louise Martin (1 day a week), takes 4G from Monday through to Thursday. Camilla has a younger son at Barnes Primary School and an older son who recently transferred to secondary school. Camilla is the Lower Key Stage 2 Leader and a member of the school’s Leadership Team.


Cathy Potter teaches 4P. Cathy started her teaching career at Barnes Primary in 2006.  She gained her degree in Anthropology, Archaeology and World Art History from the University of East Anglia, and completed an MA in Anthropology and non-Western Art soon after.  Having worked for two academic research units – one conducting archaeological excavations in Albania, and another researching Japanese art and archaeology - she decided to move into the field of museum education.  A short spell in the classroom convinced her that teaching was what she wanted to do most of all.  Soon after she completed her PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University, specialising in geography. In almost ten years at Barnes she has taught in Years 5, 4 and 3. Cathy completed an M.A. at The Tavistock Institute in Emotional Factors in Teaching and Learning. She leads on the delivery of the computing curriculum and plays a major role in enabling teachers to deliver this important subject. She is also the subject leader for geography.