Our Staff


Governors

Chairman – Mr. M. Saltmarsh
Vice Chairman – Mr. P. Sanders
Education – Mr. N. Buckland
Finance – Mr. R. Collings
Health & Safety – Mr. L. Bird
Methodist Independent Schools Trust – c/o Mr. D. Humphreys
Mr. A. Bowes
Mr. H. Monro
Dr. F. Gillies
Revd. S. Leigh
Mr. P. Lockyer
The Revd. Canon G. Thompson
Mrs. L. Priest
Mrs. M. Richards
Mrs. S. Van Rensburg

Heads of School

Head of Upper School – Mr. J. Sanders BSc Hons GTP
Head of Lower School – Mrs. F. Lovett BA Hons

Boarding House Staff

Ruddle Housemaster – Mr. S. Clewley BSc Hons PGCE
Pollard Housemaster – Mr. N. Law BA Hons PGCE
Boarding Compliance Manager/Ruddle Assistant Housemistress – Mrs. L. Clewley
Ruddle Deputy Housemistress – Miss H. Little
Ruddle Assistant Housemistress – Miss. H. Bowen
Ruddle Assistant Housemistress – Mrs. J. Aliberti
Pollard Deputy Housemaster – Mr. G. Drake
Pollard Assistant Housemaster – Mr. C. Deakes
Pollard Assistant Housemaster – Mr. J. Sanders
Pollard Assistant Housemaster – Mr. D. Watkins
Resident Staff – Miss. C. Moore

Prep School Teaching Staff

Head of Prep School / Year 6 – Mr. M. Foale BEd (Hons), MSc
Year 5 – Mr. M. Butler BEd (Hons)
Year 4 – Mrs. S. Johnstone BA (Hons)
Year 3 – Mr. S. Willetts BA (Hons), PGCE
Pre Prep 1 & 2 – Mrs. D. Jones BA Ed Hons Cert SPLD
Kindergarten – Ms. H. Thompson Diploma (Montessori)

Classroom Assistants

Mrs. T. Brock B Ed
Mrs. L. Kirby
Mrs. S. Willis-Butcher

Coaching Staff

Games Coach – Mr. A. Muller
Martial Arts – Mrs. C. Gunning
Martial Arts – Mr. P. Gunning

Peripatetic Music Staff

Brass – Mr. A. Edwards
Drama – Ms. S. Billeter Cert.Ed, BEd (Hons), CAPS
Flute – Ms. M. Orriss
Guitar – Mr. A. Duncan
Guitar – Mrs. V. Skull
Percussion – Mr. O. Marriott
Piano – Mrs. R. Newitt-Snow BSc (Hons), MA, LRSM
Piano – Mrs. R. Cornish BA (Hons), MA, LTCL
Saxophone – Mr. S. Smith
Singing – Mrs. R. Slater-Lyons
Violin – Mrs. C. Frith

Cover Staff

Mr. G. Seaton
Mrs. L. Hansen

Gap Students

Mr. L. Kingwill
Mr. M. Alford

Maintenance & Grounds Staff

Estate Manager – Mr. G. Darby
Head of Maintenance – Mr. M. Skinner*
Groundsman – Mr. M. Douglas
Groundsman – Mr. A. Poole
Maintenance – Mr. M. Hopkins
Plumber – Mr. S. Booker
General Duties Assistant – Mr. A. Prades
Casual Maintenance Labourer – Mr. J. Weale

Minibus Drivers

Mr. P. Coleman
Mr. H. Davies
Mr. C. Gaden
Mrs. J. Whiting

* Denotes Head of Department

Senior Staff

Headmaster – Mr. S. D. Weale MA (Oxon)
Deputy Head Pastoral / Head of Boarding / Designated Safeguarding Lead
– Mr. M. Newitt BSc Hons PGCE
Deputy Head Academic – Mrs. E. Bearpark LLB
Head of Prep School – Mr. M. Foale BEd (Hons), MSc
Bursar & Clerk to the Governors – Mr. B. Horn ACMA ACIS CGMA

Senior School Teaching Staff

Academic Support* – Miss. L. Body BA (Hons), PGCE, NASENCo Award
Academic Support Assistant – Mrs. S. Chappell
Academic Support Assistant – Mrs. K. Clarke RSA Spld Cert
Art* – Mr. A. Barlow BA Hons SIAD Dip AD LSDC PGCE
Art – Mrs. D. Wahl
Biology – Mr. K. Petley BSc (Hons),
Business Studies* & Economics – Mr. L. Oxenham BA Hons PGCE MSc
Chemistry* – Mr. G. Drake BSc (Hons)
Director of Sport* – Mr. A. Steel BSc (Hons) GTP
Drama & Dance – Mrs. S. James BA (Hons), LRAD, DDI/DDE/QTS
English* – Mrs .F. Shamsolahi BA (Hons)
English, Media* & Charity Co-Ord/DDSL – Mrs. F. Lovett BA Hons
English & Drama*– Mr. J. Pomroy BA Hons, PGCE, M.Ed
English as a Second Language* – Mrs. A. Vassilaki BA (Hons)
Football* & Cricket* – Mr. A. Bryan
Games Boys/PE/Head of Rugby/Business Studies – Mr. J. Sanders BSc (Hons) GTP
Games Boys/PE/History – Mr. N. Law BA (Hons), PGCE
Games Girls/PE/Geography – Mrs. K. Burges BA (Hons)
Geography – Mr. M. Newitt BSc (Hons), PGCE
Geography* – Mrs. L. Douglas BA HMS, UDE
Graduate Assistant Teacher – Miss. H. Bown BA (Hons)
Head of Science* – Mr. S. Clewley BSc (Hons) PGCE
History*, RS*, Economics & EPQ* – Mr. M. Rogers MA (Hons), BA (Hons), PGCE
ICT* – Ms. M. Davies BSc (Hons), MSc
Library – Mrs. J. Welby BA (Hons), MCLIP
Mathematics – Mrs. E. Bearpark LLB
Mathematics – Mrs. C. Cardoo BSc (Hons), PGCE
Mathematics* – Mr. S. Trask BEng (Hons), PGCE
Mathematics/Music/Assessment Co-Ord – Mrs. L. Parker GRSM, LRAM, PGCE
Mathematics/Economics/Business Studies – Mr. D. Watkins BSc (Hons), PGCE
Music* – Mr. K. Parker GRSM
Modern Languages / UCAS*/ Careers* – Mrs. J. Aliberti BA (Hons), PGCE
Modern Languages* – Mrs. C. Fanet BA, MA, PGCE
Modern Languages – Mrs. L. Garnett BA (Hons)
Physics* & Maths – Mr. M. Palmer BEng (Hons), PGCE
PSHE – Mr. M. Newitt & Mrs. F. Lovett
Psychology* – Dr. H. Riley Bsc (Hons), MSc, PhD, D.Clin.Psy
Science – Mr. C. Deakes  BSc (Hons)
Science – Miss. H. Little BSc (Hons)

Administrative Staff

Director of International Recruitment – Mr. R. Barnes
Examinations Officer – Mrs. L. Garnett
Finance Assistant – Mrs. J. Gilhespy
Finance Assistant – Ms. V. Hooton
Finance Co-ordinator – Mrs. S. Letchford
Headmaster’s P.A. / Registrar – Miss. N. Giddy
Health and Safety Coordinator – Mrs. A. Stairs
Human Resources Manager – Mrs. A. Stairs
IT Admin Support – Mrs. J. Gilhespy
Marketing Manager – Mr. M. Charman
Prep School Academic Administrator – Mrs. F. Goode Cert Ed
Prep School Academic Support Coordinator – Mrs. K. Clarke RSA Spld Cert
Project Manager – Mrs. S. Day FCCA BSc Hons
Receptionist – Mrs. A. Bryan
Science Technician – Mrs. K. Cursons BSc Hons, PGCE
School Medical Officer – Dr. A. Howlett
Lead School Nurse – Mrs. R. Odlin BSc (Hons), SCPHN (School), RSCN
School Nurse – Mrs C Reed Dip HE RGN
Systems Manager – Mr. D. Balman
Uniform Shop – Mrs. J. Gaden

Catering Staff

Mr. M. Kingsland*
Mrs. M. Ager
Mrs. A. Barker
Mrs. B. Birmingham
Mrs. J. Bromhead
Miss B. Geary
Mrs. P. Hancock
Mrs. K. Hutchings
Miss. K. Kingsland
Miss. H. Mathews
Mrs. P. Mobsby
Mrs. V. Pitcher
Mrs. C. Priest
Miss L. Priest
Mrs. J. Skuse
Mrs. M. Taylor

Housekeeping Staff

Mrs. M. Buckman*
Mr. A. Buckman
Mr. K. Buckman
Mrs. A. Andrew
Mrs. L. Catton
Mrs. J. Curno
Mrs. D. Durrant
Mr. A. Geen
Mrs. A. Hawkins
Mrs. L. James
Mrs. K. Lewis
Mrs. P. Parkinson
Miss. A. Pearce
Mrs. R. White