Our Staff

Our current teaching and support staff

Members of Staff: 2019 - 2020

Rick Clarke, BA (Hons), PGCE

Interim Bursar 
James Bell, Med., DELTA, FRSA, BA (Hons), DipPolGovt

Clerk to Governors
Susie Birdsall, BA

Deputy Head
Becks Scullion, BSc, PGCE

Deputy Head (Teaching & Learning)
Laura Griffiths, BA(Hons), MA, PGCE, QTS, NPQSL 

Assistant Head (Teaching & Learning)
Barry Carr, MA, PGCE

Assistant Head (Student Development)
Andy Spink, BSc, QTS

Heads of Schools
Sixth Form: Hannah Manton, BSc, PGCE
Senior School: Emma Wyld, BA, Dip TESOL (Acting Head)
Middle School: Sian Owens, BSc, QTS
Junior School:  Katherine Bluck, MA(Cantab), PGCE, QTS


Head of Department: Deirdre Gannon, BA (Hons), Dip Ed (Hons)
Jennifer Hodge, MA, PGCE
Alison Bundy, BEd
Samantha Stuart, BA and PGCE
Lindsay Morrison, BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM, DipLP, CertTESOL, DipTLLS


Head of Department: Russell Crew, BEng, PGCE
Andrew Ellison, BSc, QTS
David Stevenson, BA, PGCE
Paul Hughes, BEng, PGCE
Daniel Pullen, BSc, PGCE
Tamzyn Swallow, BSc


Head of Department: Nick Boon-Arnell, BSc, PGCE
Charlotte Douglass, BA, PGCE
Andrew Ellison, BSc, QTS
Jeff Loomis, PhD, QTS
Kevin Joy, BEd (Science)
Lindsay Harris, BSc, PGCE and BEd Hons
Richard Jones, BSc, MA and PGCE
Janette Wiggs – Senior Science Technician
Kerry Howard – Science Technician

Modern Foreign Languages

Head of Department: Tim Seys, BA, PGCE – Spanish/French
Stephanie Oliver, BA, PGCE TiC German         
Richard Arthur, BA, PGCE
Kate Godeseth, BA, PGCE (maternity leave)
Emma Wyld, BA, Dip TESOL
Valerie Taylor-Meysonnet, BA, PGCE – TiC EAL
Kerry Phipps, MA, PGCE, CELTA


Head of Department: Matthew Burns, BA, PGCE
Charlie Bennett, BA, MA, PGCE-M Level
Sophia Colley, MA, PGCE
Amanda McCallum, BSc, PGCE


Head of Department: Nicola O’Donnell, BA, MEd, PGCE
Karen McBride, BSc, PGCE
Will Paskell, BSc, PGCE
Amanda McCallum, BSc, PGCE

Economics, Business Studies & Sociology

Head of Department: Hugh Robertson, BSc, PGCE, MBA
Barry Carr, MA, PGCE
Becks Scullion, BSc, PGCE
Hannah Manton, BSc, PGCE
Sue Matthews – Cover


Head of Department: Hannah Manton, BSc, PGCE
Vicki Alexander, B.SC. P.G.C.E. Cert. (OCR)Sp.LD

Information Technology

Head of Department: James Clarke, BSc, PGCE
Tim Tester, BA, PGCE

PE & Games

Director of Sport: Joanne Dalziel, BSc, PGCE
Assistant Director of Sport: Lucy Fox, BSc, PGCE
Andy Spink, BSc, QTS
Sian Owens, BSc, QTS
David Lloyd
Rory Burwood, BSc (Hons), PGCE

Outdoor Education

Head of Department: Linn Kathenes, BSc, PGCE

Art & Design

Head of Department: Brendan Horstead, BA, PGCE
Sarah Farr – TiC Photography
Giles Rudd – TiC Design & Technology, BSc (Hons) DT, QTS
Michele Rickett, BA, PGCE
Ashley Howard, MA
Stefi Cottle-Bailey, BA
Sonia Percival – Art Technician
Robert Russell – Art Technician
Neil Martin – DT Technician


Head of Department: Robert Keane
Lynn Goodburne, BPhil, DipLCDD, QTS


Head of Department: Amanda Liddle, BA
Clare Esterhuysen, MA, PGCE


Head of Department: James Casselton, BA, PGCE
Laura Eaton, MMus, PGCE
Joshua Edwards, Bmus, QTS

Learning Support

Beverley Wrigglesworth – Director of Learning Support (Middle School and Sixth Form) OCR Level 5 Cert SpLD, OCR Level 7 Dip SpLD
Chris Vardy, BEd(Hons) Dip. SpLD – Head of Learning Support (Junior School)
Jocelyn Mayo, BA(Hons) OCR Cert(spLD)
Lindsay Morrison, BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM, DipLP, CertTESOL, DipTLLS
Hannah Murphy
Sarah Parker, BA(Hons), PGCE
Lisa Neave – Learning Support Administrative Assistant


Kate Godeseth, BA, PGCE (maternity leave)

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Laura Griffiths, BA(Hons), MA, PGCE, QTS, NPQSL
Karen McBride, BSc, PGCE


Noel Rasmussen

Graduate Gap Students

Lewis Hall
Abbie Watkinson: BSc (Hons)

Junior School

Head of Junior School
Katherine Bluck, MA(Cantab), PGCE, QTS

Class Teachers Year 6
Nick Oram-Tooley, BA, QTS
Paul Allams, BSc, PGCE

Class Teachers Year 5
Rosemary Giraudet, BEd(Hons) – Curriculum Coordinator
Clive Esterhuysen, BA(Hons), QTS

Class Teacher Year 4
Sally Heighington, BEd

Class Teacher Year 3
Meghan Guy

Class Teacher Year 2
Rachel Greenfield, BA, PGCE

Class Teachers Year 1
Olivia Aylott, BEd
Esme Lee, BEd

Teacher in Charge of Early Years
Honesty Walker, BA Hons, PGCE, QTS, MA Ed

Reception Teacher
Clare Kerr BA, PGCE

Nursery Teacher
Kim Ramelli, BA (Hons) , PGCE

Forest Class Teacher
Lydia Hardcastle, LLB, PGCE

Art Teacher
Natalie Clarke, BA(Hons), PGCE

Teaching Assistants
Louise Dixon, BSc(Hons)
Debbie Hunt
Annabel Ware, BA, PGCE
Judith Wallace

Nursery Assistants
Liz Waite

Boarding House Staff

All house-staff live on site either in or close to (visiting tutors) the houses in which they work

Director of Boarding  
Becks Scullion, Deputy Head 

Hamilton House (Years 7 to 9)
Sian Owens – Housemistress
Josh Edwards  – Deputy Housemaster
Debbie Hunt – House Parent
Lynn Goodburne– Resident Tutor
Rachel Greenfield – Resident Tutor

Main House (Years 10 to 11)
William Paskell – Housemaster
David Lloyd – Deputy Housemaster
Colette Hill – House Parent
Lucy Fox – Resident Tutor
Brendan Horstead– Resident Tutor
Abbie Watkinson – Resident Tutor / Graduate Assistant
Lewis Hall  – Resident Tutor /Graduate Assistant
Richard Jones –  Resident Tutor

Roberts House (Sixth Form)
Richard Arthur – Housemaster
Dan Pullen – Deputy Housemaster
Sarah Dedman – House Parent
Matthew Burns – Resident Tutor
Amy Barret – Resident Tutor
Stef Oliver– Resident Tutor
Linn Kathenes-McGuigan – Resident Tutor
Lynn Goodburne – Visiting tutor

Health Centre
Carys Willman RN – Senior School Nurse
Charlotte Lee RGN – School Nurse
Debbie Huddlestone RN – School Nurse
Lisa Barnard BA(Hons), MBACP(Accred) – School Counsellor
Sasan Dowlatshahi MA, MBACP – School Counsellor
Dr. Paul Adams – Medical Officers (visiting)
Dr. Liz Colyer – Medical Officers (visiting)

Support Staff

Head’s office and support
Lindsey Boyce – Head’s PA
Helen Evans, BA – School Secretary
Emma Judge, BA, MA(Hons) – Director of External Relations
Sarah Windsor, BA – Admissions Registrar
Sarah Conway, BA(Hons) – Marketing & Admissions
Joanne Van Campen, BA – Marketing & Admissions
Sam Moulton – Junior School Admissions & Secretary
Lulu Spurling – Receptionist
Sally Vivian – Receptionist & Music School Secretary

Health Centre
Carys Willman RN – Senior School Nurse
Charlotte Lee RGN – School Nurse
Debbie Huddleson RN – School Nurse
Lisa Barnard BA(Hons), MBACP(Accred) – School Counsellor
Sasan Dowlatshahi MA, MBACP – School Counsellor
Dr. Paul Adams – Medical Officers (visiting)
Dr. Liz Colyer – Medical Officers (visiting)

Eme Dean-Lewis, BSc, FCMA, MBA CGMA – Bursar & Clerk to Governors
Susie Birdsall, BA – Bursar’s Secretary
Simone Larkins, BA, Grad Dips (Finance & Investment), ACMA, CGMA – Finance Manager
Rachel Goddard, MAAT – Senior Financial Administrator
Julie Cox – Accounts Assistant
Barbara Smale – Accounts Assistant
Louise Moore BEng (Hons) – IT Manager
Sean Connor, BA – Theatre Manager
Ryan Harris – Theatre Apprentice
Ruth Wilde – Resources
Mark Dixon – Resources & IT Support
Kerry Guy – Enterprises Manager
Andrew Sheppard – Catering Manager
Kate Flannigan – Asst Manager, Catering
Christine Barrett – Housekeeper
Gordon Duncan – Estate Bursar
Liz Bownass-Clark. – School Administrator/Assistant Exams
Michael Hoy – Head of Maintenance
Kevin Barrett – Plumber
Jim Miller – Carpenter
Nigel Day – Maintenance Assistant
Kevin Halstead – Maintenance Assistant