Meet our Mentors

Gillian Leach

Gillian Leach is the former Head of Bryandale Pre-Primary School where she worked from 1999 – 2021. Bryandale Pre-Primary school is closely linked to Bryandale Primary school in Bryanston. She worked closely with the senior management team, as well as the School Governing Body of the Primary School during her years as Principal.

She was also the Chairlady of RANSA, an association providing ongoing workshops for ECD teachers and principals. In addition, Gillian completed various counselling courses and a play therapy course. She taught students of all ages (pre-schoolers – teenagers) at an outreach programme “AKANI” in Diepsloot every Saturday and directed the annual concert for the 500 children at AKANI.

Gillian has run her own Ballet school, taught in the Foundation Phase, as well as in the ECD sector. She is currently a coach for “GRIT – Growing Resilience Within”, a company which provides workshops for both adults (teachers) and children in schools, as well as in the corporate sector.