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Miss Marie comes from a financial background and has over 10 years experience in the field. She studied Accounting and Finance at University level and has AAT qualifications. Miss Marie joined Dukes Education in 2018 and previously worked in the finance department at Head Office before being promoted to the role of School Business Manager at The Lyceum School in September 2019.
Miss Lamond is the Assistant Head at The Lyceum. She is an excellent practitioner with nine years teaching experience, with a particular passion for the EYFS. Miss Lamond grew up and studied in Glasgow, gaining a BA (Hons) in Primary Education from the University of Strathclyde.
In 2018, Miss Lamond relocated to London. She began at The Lyceum as a Class Teacher and has since progressed to Head of Early Years and subsequently Assistant Head. She is a passionate teacher who loves her job, values her pupils and most importantly, creates a happy, engaging atmosphere for all in her care. Miss Lamond won “Staff Member of the Year” for the EYFS division in the Annual Dukes Awards in 2019. In her spare time, Miss Lamond enjoys running, cooking and attending live music gigs.
Mrs Taggart trained very close to The Lyceum at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining a First-Class Honours Degree in Stage Management and Technical Theatre. It was during her time at Guildhall that she met Mr Taggart, who was training as a classical actor. Throughout her degree course, and for a few years after, she worked on various large West End shows including We Will Rock You, Joseph and Oliver.
After a number of years in the theatre world, working very late into the evenings, Mrs Taggart decided a career change was the path to follow. She took a job as an Assistant Teacher and, shortly after, was accepted onto a prestigious Graduate Teacher Programme, being thrown in the deep end with a Year 5/6 split class. During her training, she achieved outstanding in all areas and gained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Mrs Taggart has taught in both state and independent schools in every year group within Key Stage 1 and 2. She particularly enjoys the challenge of working with older pupils and preparing them for the 11+ and secondary school transfer. Mrs Taggart is The Lyceum’s Safeguarding Lead and oversees the pastoral care of all the children at the school; ensuring children feel safe and happy is something she is deeply passionate about.
Outside of school, Mrs Taggart enjoys spending time with her family and pets, as well as travelling, cooking and gardening. She is currently working on a very exciting project – her first baby, and is very excited to become a mummy this spring!
Mrs Wyatt has been teaching for 30 years, 17 of which have been in senior leadership roles. During her teaching career, she has taught pupils from Nursery to A-level. She was Head of Pre-Prep at Durston House School for 8 years, before becoming Headmistress at Eaton Square, Kensington. After three exciting years at the school, she moved to head up The Lyceum in the City of London in November 2018.
Mrs Wyatt was born in Jamaica and had an unconventional childhood, travelling with her family in Africa and America and nearly getting trampled by an elephant when she was eight! She survived these adventures to become Head Girl at school and went to Sussex University to read English with African and Asian Studies. She has a Masters’ Degree in Education, an NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship), and is a compliance and Educational Quality Team Inspector for ISI. She has been inspecting schools in England since 2014 and has written about and delivered public talks on Emotional Contagion. Mrs Wyatt married her childhood sweetheart who is still her best friend and she has two beautiful daughters – Lilly who is a teacher, and Alice who works in the City. She also has a very naughty cat called Stella.