Fiorella Castro

My husband Jose and I are originally from Argentina and we moved to the UK 7 years ago after living in the US, Mexico and Brazil. We have four boys at ACS, Joaquin in grade 11, Mateo in grade 8, Manuel in grade 6 and Pedro in Kindergarten. Looking forward to welcoming you at ACS Cobham and to another great year at school!

Fiorella Castro

Welcome Liaison
Kristin Polman

I am originally from New Jersey and have lived in the UK since 2008 and my husband Philippe went to international schools all around Europe. We have a son Ryan in 6th grade at ACS and a daughter Madeleine in 1st grade. I'm the PSO Arts Liaison and also conduct ACS Voices, the classical singing group for adult members of the ACS community (parents and staff). We look forward to getting up and running again as soon as it's more safe to sing together.

Kristin Polman

Visual & Performing Arts Liaison
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My name is Giorgio Scatigna-Gianfagna and also better known as GSG and I am an Italian national. My wife Lana is ex Yugoslavian and our daughter TK (in grade 8 from August 2021) was born in the UK. We have lived and worked in UK for the past 25 years+ and we have been at ACS for 4. With my exposure and experience of the world of volleyball (as a player, coach and referee) I believe I can help ACS through my role of PSO Sport Liaison. I look forward to getting to know you all better while working as PSO Sport Liaison.

Giorgio Scatigna-Gianfagna

Sport Liaison

My name is Peter Herrlin and this is going to be our 12th school year at ACS, We have twins that are entering into grade 8. I am from Sweden as well but I have lived in England for 20 years and our children were born here.

Peter Herrlin

Sport Liaison
Suha Wilson 2

We moved to England from Lebanon in 2018 and whilst we wanted our son, Ray, to live in England we thought it important that he receive an international educational and social experience - so where better than ACS Cobham? Ray has two sisters. Cynthia who attended Kings College in London and The New School (AKA Parsons), in New York as well as Selina who graduated from The University of Colorado in Boulder. We have also lived in Cyprus and the UAE.

Suha Wilson

Boarding Liaison
Pedersen family photo

I am originally from Panama but moved to the US when I was 12 years old. I stayed there for 11 years until I left for China which was the start of my crazy expat life with my Danish husband. Apart from China, we have lived in Singapore, Denmark, Panama, and The Netherlands. I currently have 9th-grade twin girls at ACS Cobham: Maya and Isabella. We also have a cute and spunky Westie named Peanut that is the boss of the house.
In addition to my involvement in the PSO, I run my own executive and business performance coaching business where I work with amazing leaders and teams. I also enjoy eating good food, travel, politics and great conversation.

Jihann Pedersen

Development Liaison

My husband Stephen, our five children and I moved to England in 2017 after having lived in Malaysia, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Our two youngest daughters, Sarah and Nella are in grades 8 and 5 at ACS Cobham, our son David is in Grade 11 at ACS Egham and our two eldest kids are both at universities here in the UK. I am originally from the Czech Republic and my husband Stephen is from Northern Ireland. I joined the PSO Road Safety Committee soon after our arrival in the UK in order to promote active travel to and from school and to work towards improved safety on the local roads and on our lovely campus. I also founded a group called Cobham Parents for Safer Roads, a group of likeminded local parents to work together towards improved safety on local roads to encourage walking and cycling to local schools in Cobham.

Katerina Lusk

Road Safety Liaison
Ingrid Campos

My family joined ACS in 2014 after five years of living in Argentina, and then four years living in the US. My husband Augusto and I are originally from Colombia.
My daughter Julieta is now in grade 9, and my son Samuel is now in grade 7. We also have a dog called Kogui.
During this years as expat, I have dedicated my time to create my own art technique, mixing painting and sculpture, giving me flexibility.

Ingrid Campos

Sustainability Liaison


  • Yesterday the Head of School, Barnaby Sandow, ACS Staff, PSO Cobham and the ACS Cobham Parent community convened via Zoom for this year’s Welcome Evening. The Welcome Evening was very well attended by 195 attendees. RECORDING – to view the recording from last night’s meeting......

  • Last week the PSO Board were on campus for an outside walkabout with Barny, Simon Leyshon, Mel Nicholls.  This is the first time many of us have been on campus and outside our cars in 18 months and many changes have taken place.   Mel (Safeguarding......

  • Congratulations to our seniors graduating today!  You have worked hard for the last 13 years, bringing you to the end of your secondary education but particularly over the last 18 months as a pandemic covered the globe and brought with it unprecedented restrictions and upheaval......

  • Thank you to all the parents and staff members who joined our online AGM on Wednesday.  I am happy to report that our new board for 2021/22 was elected, financial results for the fiscal year end 2019/20 and budget for 2021/22 were all unanimously voted......

  • Congratulations to the following students for their successful applications for the PSO Expand your Horizons Scholarship: Jenna Z (Grade 10) £600 Jenny will gain hands-on experience in saving and protecting endangered turtles, with GVI Global Volunteering Organisation.  Jenny has been active in local animal rescue......

  • Thank you Michal & Crosby for organising a spring treat surprise to go home with each student next Thursday!...

  • I encourage you to check Barny’s newsletter (I”m sure you do if you have gotten to my newsletter but just in case!) – on Wednesday he posted a number of positive initiatives and changes that are going on at ACS Cobham that provide a little......

  • Our Socially Distanced New Parent Walks were a wonderful way for our new parents to meet someone else in their year group, make connections and really just not be on Zoom!  Thank you to Firoella & Natashia for organising them!  I was able to join......

  • We thought the teachers and staff might need a little sugar hit to get them through to the holidays! Thank you to our Grade 9 Liaison, Sarah Shaw for organising both the treats and collecting parent thank yous to the staff!  Our treats had a......

  • In lieu of our annual Trunk or Treat event, PSO has organised for a small treat to go home with each student today PLUS there are a number of online activities and contests to join in with over the October break. Check out for......