A day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 3 to 18 in Shebbear, Devon

Staff & Governors

We have over 100 teaching and non-teaching staff at Shebbear College who work together to ensure that the school is a well-organised and efficient institution. 

Our pupils learn from the best – inspirational teachers with a genuine passion for their subject and who really care about each individual child. Our teachers work hard to develop and deliver excellent teaching and learning across the school.  

Our non-teaching staff are responsible for all non-academic activities including admissions and marketing, estates and facilities, catering, housekeeping, finance, HR, governance and IT.

Senior Leadership Team

Caroline Kirby - Head of Shebbear CollegeCaroline Kirby BSc (Hons), PGCE 
David King - Clerk to Governors David King BSc (Hons), MAAT
Charlie Jenkins Senior Deputy Head Charlie Jenkins BA (Hons), PGCE
Senior Deputy Head
Matthew Foale -  Head of Prep School Matthew Foale BEd (Hons), MSc
Head of Prep School and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Fran Lovett BA (Hons) 
Deputy Head (Pastoral) and Safeguarding Lead
Matt Newitt - Deputy Head (Academic) Matt Newitt BSc (Hons), PGCE
Deputy Head (Academic) and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Joanna Conway - Head of Marketing and Admissions Joanna Conway BSc (Hons)
Head of Marketing and Admissions

ChairmanMr. M. Saltmarsh
Vice ChairmanMr. P. Sanders
EducationMr. N. Buckland
FinanceMr. A. Bowes
Health & SafetyMr. L. Bird
Mr. H. Monro
Revd. S. Leigh
Mr. P. Lockyer
Mr. A. Orchard
Revd. Canon G. Thompson
Mrs. L. Priest
Mrs. M. Richards
Mr. A Dolton

Clerk to Governors - Mr D King

Senior School Teaching Staff
SubjectStaff Member
Academic Support*/PSEMiss. L. Body BA (Hons), PGCE, NASENCo Award
Academic SupportMrs. S. Chappell
Academic SupportMrs. K. Clarke RSA Spld Cert
Art*Mr. A. Barlow BA (Hons) SIAD Dip AD LSDC PGCE
ArtMrs. D. Wahl
Biology/ChemistryMr. C. Deakes BSc (Hons), PGCE
Business Studies* & EconomicsMr. L. Oxenham BA (Hons) PGCE MSc
Chemistry*/BiologyMr. G. Drake BSc (Hons)
Digital Learning*Mr. C. Banyard BSc (Hons) MBCS
English*Mrs .F. Shamsolahi BA (Hons), PGCE, CELTA
English, Media*Mrs. F. Lovett BA (Hons)
English & Drama*Mr. J. Pomroy BA (Hons), PGCE, M.Ed
English, MediaMrs L Davey LLB, PGCE
English as a Second Language*Mrs. A. Vassilaki BA (Hons)
Games Boys/PE
/Head of Rugby/Business Studies
Mr. J. Sanders BSc (Hons) GTP
Games Boys/PE
/Head of Football/History
Mr. N. Law BA (Hons), PGCE
Games Girls/PE
/Head of Netball/Geography
Mrs. K. Burges BA (Hons)
GeographyMr. C. Jenkins BA (Hons), PGCE
GeographyMr. M. Newitt BSc (Hons), PGCE
Head of Sport and Outdoor Education*/ MathematicsMr. R. Giles MEng, MSc, QTS
Head of Science*/ PhysicsMr. S. Clewley BSc (Hons) PGC
/Economics & EPQ*
Mr. M. Rogers MA (Hons), BA (Hons), PGCE
HistoryDr. E. Fox PhD, MA
Mathematics*Mrs. C. Cardoo BSc (Hons), PGCE
MathematicsMr. A. Quance BSc (Hons), PGCE
/Head of Assessments
Mrs. L. Parker GRSM, LRAM, PGCE
Modern Languages / UCAS*
/ Careers*
Mrs. J. Aliberti BA (Hons), PGCE
Modern LanguagesMrs. E. Garnett BA (Hons), NPQH, PGCE
Music*Mr. K. Parker GRSM
Psychology*Mr. R. Barnes BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH

* Denotes Head of Department

Prep School Teaching Staff
Head of Prep School / Year 6Mr. M. Foale BEd (Hons), MSc
Year 5Mr. M. Butler BEd (Hons)
Year 3 & 4Mr. S. Willetts BA (Hons), PGCE
Pre-Prep 1 & 2Mrs. D. Jones BA Ed Hons Cert SPLD
Pre-SchoolMs. H. Thompson Diploma (Montessori) / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (EYFS)
Prep School Academic Support CoordinatorMrs. K. Clarke RSA Spld Cert
Classroom Assistants
Pre-Prep 1 & 2Mrs. S. Willis-Butcher
EYFS PractitionerMrs. K. Henderson
  • Revd. D. Leigh
House Staff
Housemaster Pollard HouseMr. C. Deakes BSc (Hons), PGCE
Housemaster Ruddle HouseMr. J. Sanders BSc (Hons), GTP
Housemaster Thorne HouseMr. N. Law BA (Hons), PGCE
Housemistress Way HouseMrs. C. Cardoo BSc (Hons), PGCE
Senior MatronMiss. C. Woods
Assistant MatronMiss. L. Taylor
Resident Tutor Ruddle HouseMiss. C. Richardson
Resident Tutor Pollard HouseMr. L. Wilson
Administrative Staff
Compliance ManagerMrs. L. Clewley
Examinations OfficerMrs. E. Garnett BA (Hons), NPQH, PGCE
Finance ManagerMiss. G. Cawsey* ACCA
Finance Manager (Maternity Cover)Ms. K. Waterman FCCA
Finance Assistant Mrs. J. Gilhespy
Finance Assistant Ms. V. Hooton
Operations ManagerMrs. A. Stairs
PA to the HeadMrs. A. Stairs
ReceptionistMrs. A. Bernstone
ReceptionistMrs. G. Dufty
RegistrarMrs. E. Fenwick BSc (Hons)
School Medical Officer Dr. K. Stray
Science & STEM Faculty TehnicianMrs. L. Newton
Uniform ShopMiss. A. Pearce
Peripatetic Staff
BrassMr. A. Edwards
FluteMs. E. Jose
GuitarMrs. V. Skull
GuitarMr. A. Duncan
LAMDAMrs. V. McCarty
PercussionMr. O. Marriott
PianoMrs. R. Newitt-Snow BSc (Hons), MA, LRSM
PianoMrs. R. Cornish BA (Hons), MA, LTCL
SaxophoneMr. S. Smith
SingingMrs. R. Slater-Lyons
StringsMrs. C. Smith
GAP & Graduate Assistants
GAP & Graduate Assistants
Miss. E. Earl
Miss. C. Richardson
Mr. L. Wilson
Catering Staff
Catering Staff
Mr. A. Gould – Catering Manager
Mrs. M. Ager
Mrs. J. Elliott
Mrs. P. Evans
Mrs. P. Hancock
Mrs. K. Hutchings
Mrs. P. Mobsby
Ms. E. Perrin
Mrs. V. Pitcher
Mrs. C. Priest
Mrs. M. Taylor
Housekeeping Staff
Housekeeping Staff
Mrs. A. Andrew
Mrs. R. Burton
Mrs. R. Constable
Mrs. J. Curno
Miss. C. Evans
Mrs. C. Hall
Mrs. A. Hawkins
Mrs. L. James
Mrs. K. Lewis
Mrs. P. Parkinson
Miss. A. Pearce
Minibus Drivers
Minibus Drivers
Mr. H. Davies
Mr. A. Smith
Mr. J. Stevens
Mr. R. White
Mrs. R. White
Mrs. J. Whiting
Maintenance & Grounds Staff
Head of MaintenanceMr. M. Skinner
GroundsmanMr. M. Douglas
MaintenanceMr. S. Booker
Maintenance Mr. M. Hopkins
Coaching Staff
Martial ArtsMrs. C. Gunning
Martial ArtsMr. P. Gunning
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