A day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 4 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

Charlie Jenkins - Head of Shebbear CollegeCharlie Jenkins BA (Hons), PGCE 
Kullervo Maukonen Director of Finance and Operations
Kullervo Maukonen, BA (Hons) (Oxon), MA(Oxon)
Director of Finance & Operations
Charlie Jenkins Senior Deputy Head Fran Lovett BA (Hons)
Senior Deputy Head (Pastoral) & Safeguarding Lead
Matthew Foale -  Head of Prep School Matthew Foale BEd (Hons), MSc
Head of Prep School and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Emma Southern BA (Hons), QTS, MA, NPQSL, NPQH, FCCT Deputy Head (Academic)
Joanna Conway - Head of Marketing and Admissions Joanna Conway BSc (Hons)
Head of Marketing and Admissions

ChairmanMr. N. Buckland
Vice ChairmanMr. P. Sanders
EducationMr. N. Buckland
FinanceMr. A. Bowes
Interim Health & SafetyMr. N. Buckland
Mr. H. Monro
Revd. S. Leigh
Mr. A. Orchard
Mrs. L. Priest
Mrs. M. Richards
Mr. A Dolton

Clerk to Governors 

Mr. K. Maukonen

Senior School Teaching Staff
SubjectStaff Member
Academic SupportMrs. S. Chappell
Academic SupportMrs. K. Clarke RSA Spld Cert
Art*Miss. H. Kaur BA (Hons), PGCE
ArtMrs. D. Wahl
ChemistryMiss. L. Messenger BSc
Computer Science/Digital Learning LeadMr. R. Giles MEng, MSc, QTS
Drama*Mr. J. Pomroy BA (Hons), PGCE, M.Ed
EnglishMrs. E. Edwards BA (Hons), MA, PGCE
EnglishMrs. F. Lovett BA (Hons)
EnglishRev. J. Lancaster, BA (Hons), QTS
EnglishMrs .F. Shamsolahi BA (Hons), PGCE, CELTA
EnglishMiss. E. Southern (BA (Hons), QTS, MA, NPQSL, NPQH, FCCT
GeographyMiss. L. Taylor BSc (Hons), PGCE
Head of Additional Learning Needs*Mr. S. Sansom BA, PGCE
Head of Creative, Digital and Performing Arts*Mrs. R. Sadler-Smith B.Mus (Hons), PGCE
Head of English and Languages*Mrs. J. Aliberti BA (Hons), PGCE
Head of Humanities*Mr. E. Grey (BA (Hons), PGCE
Head of Horizons*Mrs. J. Aliberti BA (Hons), PGCE
Head of Mathematics*Mr. R. Giles MEng, MSc, QTS
Head of Science and Environmental StudiesMrs. A. Kingsland BSc, PGCE
Head of Sixth Form/PE/GeographyMrs. K. Burges BA (Hons)
Head of Sport and Personal DevelopmentMr. P. Nicholls BA , GTP, QTS
History/EPQ CoordinatorDr. E. Fox PhD, MA
HistoryMr. T. Fay BA (Hons), MA
MathematicsMrs. C. Cardoo BSc (Hons), PGCE
MathematicsMr. A. Quance BSc (Hons), PGCE
/Head of Assessments
Mrs. L. Parker GRSM, LRAM, PGCE
PE/HistoryMr. N. Law BA (Hons), PGCE
PE/GeographyMs. S. Vetch BEd (Hons), QTS
Psychology/ScienceMr. F. Mackinnon BSc (Hons), MA, PGCE
Science/PhysicsMr. S. Clewley BSc (Hons), PGC
Science/Biology/Outdoor EducationMr. C. Deakes BSc (Hons), PGCE
ScienceMrs. M. Webber BSC (Hons), QTS, PGCE

* Denotes Head of Department

Prep School Teaching Staff
Head of Prep School / Prep 6Mr. M. Foale BEd (Hons), MSc
Prep 5Mr. S. Willetts BA (Hons), PGCE
Prep 3 & 4

Mrs. D. Jones BA Ed Hons Cert SPL and                     Ms. L. Emmerson

Prep 1 & 2Mrs. K. Tibble BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS

Mrs. C. Roadnight BA (Hons), PGCE and

Mrs. T. Brock

Prep School Academic Support CoordinatorMrs. K. Clarke RSA Spld Cert
Classroom Assistants
Prep School Teaching AssistantMrs. T. Brock
Prep School Teaching AssistantMs. L. Emmerson
Prep School Teaching AssistantMrs. A. Manners
Prep School Teaching AssistantMiss. S. Newns


ChaplainRevd. D. Leigh
House Staff
Housemistress Pollard HouseMs. S. Vetch BEd (Hons), QTS
Housemistress Ruddle HouseMrs .F. Shamsolahi BA (Hons), PGCE, CELTA
Housemaster Thorne HouseMr. N. Law BA (Hons), PGCE
Housemistress Way HouseMrs. C. Cardoo BSc (Hons), PGCE
Head of BoardingMr. S. Clewley BSc (Hons), PGCE
Senior MatronMiss. C. Woods
Day MatronMrs. A. Hawkins
Day MatronMs. C. Van Weyenbergh
Resident Boarding TutorMr. F. Mackinnon BSC (Hons), MA, PGCE
Resident Boarding TutorMrs. A. Kingsland BSc, PGCE
Resident GraduateMiss. L. Messenger BSc
Admissions Staff
Head of International AdmissionsMs. L. Wivell BA (Hons), PGCE
RegistrarMrs. E Fenwick BSc (Hons)
Administrative Staff
Charity Co-ordinatorMrs. A. Reed 
Compliance ManagerMrs. L. Clewley
Examinations OfficerMrs. S. Sibcy
Finance ManagerMrs. G. May ACCA
Finance Assistant Mrs. G. Dufty
Finance AssistantMiss. N. Derwin
Finance AssistantMrs. A. Reed 
LibrarianMrs. C. Fanet BA, MA (Hons), PGCE
Operations ManagerMrs. A. Stairs
PA to the HeadMrs. A. Stairs
ReceptionistMrs. A. Bernstone
School Medical Officer Dr. K. Stray
Science & STEM Faculty TechnicianMrs. L. Newton
Peripatetic Staff
BrassMr. A. Edwards
Cello & StringsMiss. L. Foot BMus
FluteMs. E. Jose
Guitar & SingingMrs. V. Skull GRSM, PGCE
GuitarMr. A. Duncan
PercussionMr. O. Marriott BA (Hons)
PianoMrs. R. Cornish BA (Hons), MA, LTCL
SaxophoneMr. J. Gillies BMus
SingingMiss. L. Mott AGSM, ARCM
SingingMrs. R. Slater-Lyons
Speech & DramaMrs. T. Ray ALCM, LLCM (TD) BA (Hons), PGCE
Violin & ViolaMrs. J. Spencer-Wortley BMus
GAP & Graduate Assistants
Graduate Assistants
Miss. L. Messenger BSc
Catering Staff
Catering Staff
Mr. A. Gould – Catering Manager
Mrs. M. Ager
Mrs. J. Elliott
Miss. C. Evans
Mrs. P. Evans
Mrs. P. Hancock
Mrs. K. Hutchings
Mrs. P. Mobsby
Ms. E. Perrin
Mrs. C. Priest
Mrs. C. Summers
Housekeeping Staff
Lead Housekeeper - Mrs. R. Constable
Mrs. J. Curno
Miss. C. Eastlake
Mrs. C. Hall
Mrs. L. James
Mrs. K. Lewis
Mrs. P. Parkinson
Miss. C. Phillips
Minibus Drivers
Minibus Drivers
Mr. A. Smith
Mr. R. White
Mrs. R. White
Mrs. J. Whiting
Maintenance & Grounds Staff
Head of Maintenance*Mr. M. Skinner
MaintenanceMr. M. Hopkins
MaintenanceMr. T. Crowshaw
MaintenanceMr. M. Haden
Groundsman Mr. M. Douglas
Coaching/Contractor Staff
Computer ScienceMr.C. Banyard BSc
RoboticsMrs. B. Cole BA, MA, PGCE
RugbyMr. C. Bryant BSc, RFU Level 2
Exam Invigilators and Cover Staff
Cover Supervisor            Ms. S. Durston            
Exam InvigilatorMrs. J. Alexander
Exam InvigilatorMr. M. Dooley
Exam InvigilatorMrs. L. Duggan
Exam InvigilatorMrs. K. Little
Exam InvigilatorMrs. J. Mukherjee-Jones
Exam InvigilatorMr. S. Neve


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