Our Management

Our teachers and leaders are all passionate about developing each child to be the best that they can be.



Catherine O’Farrell | Acting Principal

Catherine O’Farrell (MSc-ST, PGCBA, BSc-Psych, B-Ed) is an experienced leader, teacher & psychologist. She has worked in educational and medical institutions across Ireland, the UK, Australia and the UAE for over 15 years. She is currently Group Head for Inclusion for the Athena Group and Director pf Phase 2 for the Dubai Inclusion Network. Catherine comes to Oaktree with a wealth of leadership knowledge and is delighted to be leading a team of dynamic and experienced teachers with an inclusive and systems focused approach.


Henrietta Owen | FS Leader

Henrietta is an inspirational and passionate teacher and Foundation Stage leader, who is committed to all the children in her care. She is an outstanding teacher with eight years’ experience. Henrietta believes that every young person deserves the best possible start in life and that by ensuring learning in Foundation Stage is exciting, engaging and enjoyable, and by steering children’s natural curiosity, she aims to enable children to become confident, bold and prepared to be challenged.


Natalie Twigger | KS 1 Leader

Natalie is an incredibly dedicated, inspirational and passionate teacher and Key Stage 1 Leader. She has an unbridled passion for teaching and education and one of her core beliefs is the importance of creating a positive learning environment where there are high expectations of all children. Natalie believes that Primary Education should build on the entire potential of each child in a loving and caring community, where each person is unique, valued and respected. Natalie aims to inspire young, inquisitive minds by delivering lessons which are engaging, exciting and challenging. Natalie is dedicated to leading by example and believes that success isn’t about what you accomplish in your life, it is about what you inspire others to do.

Abir Tayfour | HOD of Arabic & Islamic Studies

Abir Tayfour is a very capable Arabic teacher who has obtained, through many years of experience, lots of modern skills in the teaching of Arabic. By employing modern teaching techniques such as learning through playing, motivating thinking, initiation and empowering innovation within her children, Abir has a proven record of successful achievement. By Joining Oaktree Primary School, Abir aims to teach the Arabic language through both a simplified and easy approach as well as strengthening the children’s knowledge of the Arabic language.


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Our teachers and leaders are all passionate about developing each child to be the best that they can be.

Catherine O’Farrell | Acting Principal
Catherine O’Farrell (MSc-ST, PGCBA, BSc-Psych, B-Ed) is an experienced leader, teacher & psychologist. She has worked in educational and medical institutions across Ireland, the UK, Australia and the UAE for over 15 years. She is currently Group Head for Inclusion for the Athena Group and Director pf Phase 2 for the Dubai Inclusion Network. Catherine comes to Oaktree with a wealth of leadership knowledge and is delighted to be leading a team of dynamic and experienced teachers with an inclusive and systems focused approach.

Henrietta Owen | FS Leader
Henrietta is an inspirational and passionate teacher and Foundation Stage leader, who is committed to all the children in her care. She is an outstanding teacher with eight years’ experience. Henrietta believes that every young person deserves the best possible start in life and that by ensuring learning in Foundation Stage is exciting, engaging and enjoyable, and by steering children’s natural curiosity, she aims to enable children to become confident, bold and prepared to be challenged.

Natalie Twigger | KS 1 Leader
Natalie is an incredibly dedicated, inspirational and passionate teacher and Key Stage 1 Leader. She has an unbridled passion for teaching and education and one of her core beliefs is the importance of creating a positive learning environment where there are high expectations of all children. Natalie believes that Primary Education should build on the entire potential of each child in a loving and caring community, where each person is unique, valued and respected. Natalie aims to inspire young, inquisitive minds by delivering lessons which are engaging, exciting and challenging. Natalie is dedicated to leading by example and believes that success isn’t about what you accomplish in your life, it is about what you inspire others to do.

Abir Tayfour | HOD of Arabic & Islamic Studies
Abir Tayfour is a very capable Arabic teacher who has obtained, through many years of experience, lots of modern skills in the teaching of Arabic. By employing modern teaching techniques such as learning through playing, motivating thinking, initiation and empowering innovation within her children, Abir has a proven record of successful achievement. By Joining Oaktree Primary School, Abir aims to teach the Arabic language through both a simplified and easy approach as well as strengthening the children’s knowledge of the Arabic language.

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