Teaching Staff List

Executive Leadership Team

Headmistress Mrs Jo Duncan MA (St Andrews)
Bursar Mr Mark Mackenzie Crooks BSc (Oxford Brookes), MSc (Cranfield), MBA (Cranfield)
Senior Deputy Head (Professional Development and Systems) Mr James Mercer-Kelly MChem (Oxon)
Deputy Head (Academic) Miss Emily Boswell MA (Oxon)
Deputy Head (Pupils) Mr James Jones BA (Sheffield), MA (Sheffield)
Director of Sixth Form Dr Neal Carrier BA (UCL), MPhil (Oxon), PhD (Cantab)
Director of Safeguarding and Pupil Welfare Mrs Vicky Fawkes BA (Swansea)
Senior Researcher – International Schools Mrs Jacky Tidbury MA (Cantab), NPQSL

 

Wider Leadership Team

Director of Finance Mrs Rosalind Doctor BA (Warwick), FCA
Director of Development and External Relations Ms Clare Flynn-Scarcelli BA (Dunelm), MSc (Cass)
Director of Digital Learning Mr Binit Shah MA (Cantab), MMath (Cantab)
Director of Admissions Mrs Catriona Sutherland-Hawes MA (St Andrews)
Director of Innovation and Learning Mr David Vaccaro MA (Cantab)
Director of Curriculum Management Mr Matthew Welch MEng (Cantab)
Head of Boarding Dr Aya Yuasa MA (Oxon), PhD (Reading)

 

Housemistresses

Head of Junior House: Miss Lucy Crampton MEng (Hull)
Airlie Miss Claire Flynn BSc (Anglia Ruskin)
Barry Ms Avani Hurribunce BSc (South Africa)
Butler Miss Hannah Lowther BA (Dunelm)
Campbell Dr Aya Yuasa MA (Oxon), PhD (Reading)
Cloister Miss Lucy Joseph BA (Dunelm), MEd (Cantab) [Maternity Leave]

Mrs Susie Cochrane-Dyet BA (Dunelm) [Maternity Cover]

Pitt Miss Helen Allen BA (Brunel)
Rubens Miss Cat Hoyle MA (Edinburgh), MEd (Cantab)
Shelburne Miss Georgina Taylor BA (Royal Holloway)
Wendover (DDSL) Miss Sophie Blunt BA (Kent), MSc (Bucks New)
Clarence Rev’d Penny Nash Dip (Bristol), MA (London)

 

Heads of Year

Director of Sixth Form Dr Neal Carrier BA (UCL), MPhil (Oxon), PhD (Cantab)
Deputy Head of Sixth Form Dr Stephen Goward BA (Surrey), MA (North London), MSc (Wales), PhD (Oxford Brookes)
Deputy Head of Sixth Form Miss Hollie-Ann Jeans BA (Dunelm)
Deputy Head of Sixth Form (Enrichment) Ms Emma Bowen MA (Oxon), MA (London)
Deputy Head of Sixth Form (Clarence Housemistress) Rev’d Penny Nash Dip (Bristol), MA (London)
Head of Upper School (UIV-UV) Mr Luke Wildgoose BA (York)
Deputy Head of Upper School (UIV-UV) Mrs Margot Wood BA (Sydney), MNatRes (New England, Australia)
Deputy Head of Upper School (UIV-UV) Miss Ricki Stevens BEd (Plymouth Marjon)
Head of Lower School (UIII-LIV) Mrs Sally-Ann Harbour BSc (UCL), MSc (UCL)
Deputy Head of Lower School (UIII-LIV) Mr Alexander Howells BSc (LSE), MSc (UCL)

 

Departments

*Part Time

Art

Head of Department: Miss Kay Williams BEd (Leeds)
Miss Rhiannon Holland-Bright BA (Plymouth)
Mrs Claudia Phipps BA (Sunderland), MA (Sunderland)
Mrs Harriet Spence BA (Chelsea School of Art), PGDip (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee)

 

Classics

Head of Department: Mrs Jacky Tidbury MA (Cantab), NPQSL
Miss Emily Boswell MA (Oxon)
Miss Rachel Franks MA (Cantab), MA (Manchester)
Miss Tara Strange BA (Leeds)
Mr Oliver Murphy MA (Oxon)
Dr Christina Tsaknaki BA (National and Kapodistrian, Greece), MSt (Oxon), PhD (Cantab)
*Mrs Katharine Harrison MA (Oxon)

 

Computer Science

Head of Department: Mr Adrian Porter BSc (East Anglia), MA (Reading)
Mr Alexander Howells BSc (LSE), MSc (UCL)
Mr Keshav Prashar BA (Brighton)
Mr Binit Shah MA (Cantab), MMath (Cantab)
Mr David Vaccaro MA (Cantab)

 

Cookery

Head of Department: Miss Kay Williams BEd (Leeds)
* Mrs Marion Bonnefoy Dip (Institut Paul Bocuse, France)
* Mrs Hilary Horne

 

Design and Technology

Head of Department: Mrs Sue Buxton BSc (Dunelm)
Miss Helen Allen BA (Brunel)
Miss Lucy Crampton MEng (Hull)
Mrs Catherine Dowdall MMathPhys (Warwick) [Maternity Leave]
* Mr Howard Haughton CertEd (London), BEd (London)

 

Drama

Head of Department: Mr James Harrington BA (Brighton)
Mrs Jessica Woodward BA (Essex)
* Mrs Amanda Terrill BA (Arts Ed London)
* Mrs Katie Thorpe LLAM (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), LALAM (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)

 

Economics and Enterprise

Head of Department: Mrs Alison Kiln MA (Cantab), MBA (Imperial)
Mr Tom Startup MA (Oxon), MPhil (UCL)s

 

English

Head of Department: Mr Sam Lenton MA (Cantab)
Second in Department: Miss Hannah Rogers BA (Queen’s, Belfast)
Ms Eleanor Bradley MA (Oxon)
Mrs Susie Cochrane-Dyet
Miss Amy Davis MA (Oxon)
Miss Cat Hoyle MA (Edinburgh), MEd (Cantab)
Miss Hollie-Ann Jeans BA (Dunelm)
Mr Sam Joyce MA (Oxon)
Miss Stephanie Toogood BEd (New England, Australia)

 

Geography

Head of Department: Miss Georgina Taylor BA (Royal Holloway)
Miss Elizabeth Gardner BA (Swansea), MA (Swansea), MSc (Oxon)
Miss Lucy Joseph BA (Dunelm), MEd (Cantab) [Maternity Leave]
Miss Nikki Payne BSc (Loughborough) [Maternity Cover]
*Mrs Margot Wood BA (Sydney, Australia), MNatRes (New England, Australia)

 

History of Art

Head of Department: Ms Emma Bowen MA (Oxon), MA (London)
Miss Fania Weatherby MA (Oxon), MA (London)

 

History, Government and Politics

Head of Department: Mr Neill George BA (Dunelm)
Second in Department: Mr Luke Scott (BA (Oxon)
Mrs Vicky Fawkes BA (Swansea)
Dr Stephen Goward BA (Surrey), MA (North London), MSc (Wales), PhD (Oxford Brookes)
Mr James Jones BA (Sheffield), MA (Sheffield)
Dr Emma Lorimer MA (Oxon), MSt (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)
*Mrs Gillian Evans BA (Cardiff)
*Mrs Charlotte Shilling MA (Cantab), MEd (Cantab)

 

Mathematics

Head of Department: Dr Iain Wallwork MSc (Birmingham), PhD (Birmingham)
Second in Department: Mrs Geraldene Compton BA (Oxford Brookes)
Miss Stephanie Clarke BSc (Queen’s, Belfast)
Miss Charlotte Dorme MMath (Exeter)
Mr James Graham MMath (Newcastle)
Mrs Sally-Ann Harbour BSc (UCL), MSc (UCL)
Ms Avani Hurribunce BSc (South Africa)
Mrs Stephanie George BSc (Dunelm)
Mr Matthew Oliver BSc (Bath)
Miss Sarah Phillips BMus (Royal Northern College of Music)
Mr Keshav Prashar
Mr Binit Shah MA (Cantab), MSc MMath (Cantab)
Mrs Sinead Try BSc (Queen’s, Belfast)
Mr David Vaccaro MA (Cantab)
*Dr Shemila Mirza BSc (Royal Holloway), PhD (Royal Holloway)
*Mrs Jane Staddon BSc (York)

 

Modern Languages

Head of Department/Head of French: Ms Lucy Nott MA (Cantab), DipTransloL (Institute of Linguists)
Head of German: Mrs Marney Dworkin MA (Cantab)
Head of Spanish: Mr Matthew Nicholson BA (Dunelm)
Head of Chinese: Mrs Xiaoyan Wan BA (Nanjing, China), MA (Nanjing, China), MA (UCL)
Mrs Gema Christian BA (Cantabria, Spain)
Miss Sophie Dubois BA (Exeter)
Miss Annabella Figueira Licence (Paris Nord, France)
Miss Elena Gaioni BA (Exeter)
Mrs Sophie McIvorBA (Dunelm)
*Mrs Chiara D’Andrea-Brion BA (Chieti G. D’Annunzio, Italy), MA (UCL)
*Mrs Liya Brown BA (Teachers’ Institute, Kazakhstan), MEd (Toledo, USA)
*Ms Ghazala Cheema MA (Karachi, Pakistan)
*Ms Cristina Da Silva
*Ms Agnes Dodwell BA (Middlesex), Diploma (Reutlingen, Germany), CertTESOL (Trinity College London)
*Mrs Laura Flores BA
*Ms Yinghua Han BA
*Mrs Ayako Lawson BA (Nihon, Japan)
*Mrs Yuen Wah Leung BPhil (Newcastle), MEd (Nottingham)
*Mrs Trinidad Medina-Garcia
*Mrs Yasmina Mokhtari BSc (Compiègne, France)
*Ms Xiaoli Pan BA (Zhejjang, China), MA (UCL)
*Mrs Xiu Pan BA (Nanjing, China), MA (Nanjing, China), CertEd (Bedfordshire)
*Mrs Deepti Vashishth MA

 

Music

Director of Music: Mr Stefan Reid MA (Oxon), MMus (Surrey)
Assistant Director of Music: Miss Sarah McClure BMus (Wales), MA (Birmingham Conservatoire), FTCL
Head of Strings: Mr Gonzalo Acosta
Head of Woodwind and Brass: Mr David Ledingham DipTCL (TCL), Advanced DipRAM (RAM)
Piano, Organ: Mr Nicholas Robinson ARCO (RCO), LRAM (RAM)
Piano: * Mr David Alexander BMus
Piano: * Mrs Maja Bilic BMus
Brass: * Mr Marcus Bates BA (Birmingham Conservatoire), ABSM
Singing: * Ms Jessica Broad BMus (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), PGDip (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
Cello: * Mr Pavlos Carvalho BA, PGDip
Violin, Viola: * Ms Guillermina Chivite BMus (RCM), MMus (RCM)
Piano: * Mrs Claire Cope BMus (RNCM), MA (Open), FRSM
Singing: * Ms Joanne Edworthy BMus (RNCM)
Brass: * Mr Martin Evans BMus (Birmingham)
Piano* Dr Alexander Flood MA (Oxon), MMus (London), PhD (London)
Clarinet, Saxophone: * Mrs Melanie Foster BA (KCL), BMus (TCL)
Singing: * Mr James Gilbert BMus (Huddersfield), MA (Huddersfield)
Oboe: * Mrs Deborah Goodyer BMus, PGDip
Recorder, Flute: * Miss Rachel Helliwell DipRCM (RCM), PGDip (Guildhall)
Flute: * Miss Clare Jefferis PGDip (RCM), BMus (RCM)
Piano: * Dr Alexander Karpeev DMus, MMus (Perf)
Singing: * Mrs Lucy Knight MA, MMus
Piano: * Mr Jack Lambert BMus (TCL), MMus (RAM, LRAM (RAM)
Piano: * Mr John Lenehan ARCM (RCM)
Singing: * Ms Natasha Marsh BA (Birmingham), PGDip (RCM)
Acoustic and Electric Guitar: * Mr Richard McKee
Piano: * Mr Michael McMillan BSc (Dunelm), DipARCM (RCM) DipFRSM
Saxophone, Clarinet: * Mr Paul Nathaniel ALCM
Piano: * Mr Hugh Petter BA
Violin: * Mrs Nathalie Plews BMus (RNCM) LRSM
Violin, Viola: * Miss Emily Pond BMus (RNCM), DipRAM MA (RAM)
Harp: * Mrs Emma Ramsdale ARAM, GRSM, DipRAM, ARSM
Percussion: * Mr Jason Reeve MMus, BA
Guitar: * Mr Jeffrey Rodrigues BMus
Singing: * Mrs Gillian Ross
Cello: * Ms Lucy Scotchmer BMus (RCM), PGDip (RAM), DipRAM (RAM)
Violin, Viola: * Miss Thea Spiers BMus (RNCM)
Bassoon: * Mrs Louise Watson BMus, LRAM, PGDip
Violin, Viola: * Miss Samantha Wickramasinghe BMus (RAM), LRAM (RAM)
Piano: * Mr Nathan Williamson BMus (Guildhall), MMus (Guildhall), MMA (Yale, USA)
Singing: * Mr Jonathan Wood BA (KCL), MSc (KCL), LRSM
Double Bass: * Miss Sally Jane Wright ALCM

 

Physical Education

Director of Sport: Mrs Sophie Bryett-Windle BSc (De Montfort)
Assistant Director of Sport: Mrs Fiona Gee BSc (Wales)
Assistant Director of Sport: Miss Ruby Smith BSc (Bath)
Head of Sport Performance: Mrs Alison Earnshaw-Punnett BA (Sheffield Hallam)
Miss Claire Flynn BSc (Anglia Ruskin)
Mr Nigel Greenall HND (Cheltenham and Gloucester)
Miss Alexandra Hedley BEd (Edinburgh)
Miss Hannah Lowther BA (Dunelm)
Ms Charlotte Radcliffe BSc (Leeds Beckett)
Miss Lucy Smith BSc (Brunel)
Miss Ricki Stevens BEd (Plymouth Marjon)
Miss Lettie Tay BSc (Bath)
Miss Stephanie Toogood BEd (New England, Australia)
Swimming: *Mr Joshua Atkins BSc (Loughborough)
Tennis: *Mr Paul Delgado
Kickboxing: *Mr Peter Edwards
Trampolining: *Miss Caitlin Comley
Fencing: *Mrs Jacqueline Faulkner
Swimming: *Mr David Gee BSc (Wales), MSc (Cardiff Met)
Squash: *Mr Scott Handley
Karate: *Mr Michael Harris
Strength and Conditioning: *Mr Lewis Hawkins
*Mrs Flick Hermsen
Athletics: *Mr Alan Hewson
Dance: *Miss Sarah-Lise Lavender BA
Trampolining: *Mrs Carolyn Mainwaring (British Gymnastics)
Fencing: *Mr James Roberts BFA
Ballet, Dance: *Miss Stephanie Ross BA (Royal Academy of Dance), RAD RTS (Royal Academy of Dance)
Ballet: *Mrs Jeanette Talbot
Modern, Tap: *Miss Natalie Venier ISTD
Netball: *Miss Francesca Wells BA
Modern, Tap: *Miss Helen White ISTD, CIDE
Teacher in charge of Ballet: *Miss Rosanna Whittle RADRTS
Pilates: *Mrs Joanne Wingham

 

Religious Studies

Head of Department: Mrs Amelia Khan MA (Oxon)
Miss Emily Boswell MA (Oxon)
Dr Neal Carrier BA (UCL), MPhil (Oxon), PhD (Cantab)
Mr Alexander Howells BSc (LSE), MSc (UCL)
Mrs Karen Kuhlmey BA (KCL), AKC (KCL)
Mr Luke Wildgoose BA (York)

 

Science

Director of Science and STEM: Mrs Sue Buxton BSc (Dunelm)
Head of Physics: Mrs Catherine Dowdall MMathPhys (Warwick) [Maternity Leave]
Head of Chemistry: Mrs Zoe Edwards BSc (St Andrews)
Head of Biology: Mrs Elizabeth Wallace BSc (Bath)
Head of Psychology: Miss Lauren Monteil BSc (Manchester)
Dr Rebecca Dawber MA (Cantab), MSc (Sussex), DPhil (Sussex)
Dr Sharon George BSc (Women’s Christian College, India), MSc (Madras Christian College, India), PhD (St Andrews)
Mrs Magda Lockwood MA (Oxon)
Mr James Mercer-Kelly MChem (Oxon)
Mr Phillip Moroney BSc (London) [Maternity Cover]
Miss Bethan Rowley BSc (Sheffield)
Miss Krutika Sunil BSc (UCL), MA (UCL)
Mr Matthew Welch MEng (Cantab)
Mrs Jennifer Werren MChem (Bath) [Maternity Leave]
Mr Matthew Whiteley MA (Cantab)
*Ms Laura Chapman BSc (Sussex)
*Dr Levi Fernandez BSc (KCL), PhD (London)
*Mrs Sharon McGeehan BSc (Glasgow)
*Mrs Antonia McNeil BSc (UCL)
*Mrs Anna Roberts BSc (Warwick), MSc (Oxon)
*Ms Rachel Wilson MSc (York)