Meet the Teachers

Camilla Garofalo, Tom Brookes and Charlie Burr are our three Year 4 teachers

Camilla Garofalo  has been working in education for 17 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 takes 4G, leading a team of five teachers in Lower Key Stage 2. She has a younger son at Barnes Primary School and an older son who recently transferred to secondary school. Camilla is a member of the school’s Leadership Team.


Charlie Burr teaches 4C. Charlie lived and worked in Paris for her university studies at the University of London, Institute in Paris and gained a 2:1 degree in French studies. Having worked as an English tutor in Paris for the majority of her studies, she decided to move to Quebec, Canada for a year to work for the British Council as a language assistant in a primary school directly after her studies. It was then that she realised that teaching was what she wanted to do most of all. She has recently completed a PGCE from St. Mary’s University, Twickenham and joins Barnes as a Newly Qualified Teacher. She is also currently completing an M.A. in Education alongside her teaching career.


 Tom Brookes is our third Year 4 teacher. Tom was awarded a 2:1 degree in Journalism from the University of Cardiff. Further information about him will follow.