For Renata Joseph, growing up in Putney played an integral part in shaping who she is today.

Now she is looking to pass along those same skills as headteacher of Saint Cecilia’s Church of England School, just a mile down the road from where she carried out her own early life learning.

Mrs Joseph joins Saint Cecilia’s from Canons High School in Edgware, where she led the development of 'teaching and learning' and more recently 'staff professionalism' at The Canons Park Teaching School Alliance.

Prior to that, Mrs Joseph was a senior leader at The Green School for Girls, in west London.

Mrs Joseph said she is "passionate about Saint Cecilia’s and is committed to ensuring an exceptional education in an inclusive environment."

Although currently living in west London with her husband and 10 year old daughter, Mrs Joseph has many links to Wandsworth and the surrounding area.

She was a student of Brandlehow Primary School and then continued her education at Lady Margaret School in Parsons Green, where she was deputy head girl in 1992.

Having gained a degree in geography, Mrs Joseph undertook a PGCE at St Mary’s University College; qualifying as a teacher in 1997.

She added that she was "delighted to have secured the headship of Saint Cecilia’s School" and is "excited about the outstanding future ahead for the school."