Jill Aisher – Headteacher
With over thirty years as a serving teacher and twenty-eight in leadership roles across schools, working with children from Nursery age to those preparing for Oxbridge entry, Jill brings experience, knowledge and understanding of the whole school career of a child. As a linguist she is fascinated by all that can be learnt about others and this translates into a strong focus at St Michael’s on being outward looking within the curriculum and the partnership work of the school.
Her career falls into two parts; working in selective state grammar schools then moving into senior leadership in the independent sector, working as Deputy Head of Newton Prep, a large selective co-educational independent school in Battersea, then as Headteacher of St Nicholas Preparatory School, an inclusive 3-11 Preparatory School in the cultural heart of London, before the lure of the countryside became irresistible. Outside of school she enjoys theatre, music and travel, time with friends, walking, gardening, birdwatching, reading and learning new things including the harp.
Jill has three children of her own; Peter, 29, an opera singer at the Landestheater, Coburg, married to the Icelandic soprano Rannveig Karadottir, Jack, 28, a DJ and music producer working as Jack LNDN in Colorado and Emily, 23, who is currently studying for a law degree and employed part time as Data Officer at St Michael’s. Jill has been married to Johnny for three and a half decades and he has been a loyal senior employee of John Lewis for almost as long.