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 Victoria Fawkes BA (Swansea)

Overseas Pupil Coordinator: 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 Co-Curricular Activities: Dr Alistair Goddard BA (KCL), MA (KCL), PhD (KCL)

Director of Digital Learning: Mr Binit Shah MA (Cantab), MMath (Cantab)

Director of Admissions: Mrs Cat 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)

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: Miss Hollie-Ann Jeans BA (Dunelm)

Deputy Head of Sixth Form: Dr Stephen Goward BA (Surrey), MA (North London), MSc (Wales), PhD (Oxford Brookes)

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 Fifth Form: Ms Avani Hurribunce BSc (South Africa)

Deputy Head of Fifth Form: Mrs Margot Wood BA (Sydney), MNatRes (New England, Australia)

Head of Fourth Form: Mr Luke Wildgoose BA (York)

Head of UIII: Mrs Sally-Ann Harbour BSc (UCL), MSc (UCL)

 

Departments

*Part Time

 

Art

Head of Art: 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 Binit Shah MA (Cantab), MMath (Cantab)

Mr David Vaccaro MA (Cantab)

 

Cookery

* Mrs Marion Bonnefoy Dip (Institut Paul Bocuse, France)

 

Design and Technology

Head of Department: Mrs Susan Buxton BSc (Dunelm)

Miss Helen Allen BA (Brunel)

Miss Lucy Crampton MEng (Hull)

Mrs Catherine Dowdall MMathPhys (Warwick)

* Mr Howard Haughton CertEd (London), BEd (London)

 

Drama

Head of Department: Mr James Harrington BA (Brighton)

Mrs Naomi Cozens MA (Cantab)

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)

 

English

Head of Department: Mr Samuel Lenton MA (Cantab)

Second in Department: Dr Mairéad McKendry MA (Oxon), MSc (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)

Miss Amy Davis MA (Oxon)

Miss Cat Hoyle MA (Edinburgh), MEd (Cantab)

Miss Hollie-Ann Jeans BA (Dunelm)

Mr Samuel Joyce MA (Oxon)

Miss Hannah Rogers BA (Queen’s, Belfast)

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)

*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: Dr Sarah Tullis MA (Oxon), MLitt (St Andrews), DPhil (Oxon)

Second in Department: Mr Neill George BA (Dunelm)

Mrs Victoria Fawkes BA (Swansea)

Dr Alistair Goddard BA (KCL), MA (KCL), PhD (KCL)

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)

Mrs Carole Fawcett BA (Essex)

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 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 Spanish: Ms Eva Piqué Maîtrise (LEA)

Second in Department and Coordinator of Visiting Teachers: Mr Nick Massey MA (Cantab), MSc (Amsterdam), MRes (UCL)

Head of German: Mrs Marney Dworkin MA (Cantab)

Head of Chinese: Mrs Xiaoyan Wan BA (Nanjing, China), MA (Nanjing, China), MA (UCL)

Head of French: *Ms Lucy Nott MA (Cantab), DipTransloL (Institute of Linguists)

Mrs Gema Christian BA (Cantabria, Spain)

Miss Sophie Dubois BA (Exeter)

Miss Annabella Figueira Licence (Paris Nord, France)

Miss Elena Gaioni BA (Exeter)

*Mrs Chiara D’Andrea-Brion BA (Chieti G. D’Annunzio, Italy), MA (UCL)

*Mrs Liya Brown BA (Teachers’ Institute, Kazakhstan), MEd (Toledo, USA)

*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)

Mr Nicholas Robinson ARCO (RCO), LRAM (RAM)

* Mr David Alexander BMus | Piano

* Mrs Maja Bilic BMus | Piano

* Mr Marcus Bates BA (Birmingham Conservatoire), ABSM | Brass

* Ms Jessica Broad BMus (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), PGDip (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) | Singing

* Mr Pavlos Carvalho BA, PGDip | Cello:

* Ms Guillermina Chivite BMus (RCM), MMus (RCM) | Violin, Viola

* Mrs Claire Cope BMus (RNCM), MA (Open), FRSM | Piano

* Ms Joanne Edworthy BMus (RNCM) | Singing

* Mr Martin Evans BMus (Birmingham) | Brass

* Dr Alexander Flood MA (Oxon), MMus (London), PhD (London) | Piano

* Mrs Melanie Foster BA (KCL), BMus (TCL) | Clarinet, Saxophone

* Mr J Gilbert BMus (Huddersfield), MA (Huddersfield) | Singing

* Mrs Deborah Goodyer BMus, PGDip | Oboe

* Miss Rachel Helliwell DipRCM (RCM), PGDip (Guildhall) | Recorder, Flute

* Miss Clare Jefferis PGDip (RCM), BMus (RCM) | Flute

* Dr Alexander Karpeev DMus, MMus (Perf) | Piano

* Mrs Lucy Knight MA, MMus | Singing

* Mr Jack Lambert BMus (TCL), MMus (RAM, LRAM (RAM | Piano

* Mr John Lenehan ARCM (RCM) | Piano

* Ms Natasha Marsh BA (Birmingham), PGDip (RCM) | Singing

* Mr Richard McKee | Acoustic and Electric Guitar

* Mr Michael McMillan BSc (Dunelm), DipARCM (RCM) DipFRSM | Piano

* Mr Paul Nathaniel ALCM | Saxophone, Clarinet

* Mrs Karin Norlén AdvPGDip, MMus, PGDip, BMus, BSc | Violin, Viola

* Mr Hugh Petter BA | Piano

* Mrs Nathalie Plews BMus (RNCM) LRSM | Violin

* Miss Emily Pond BMus (RNCM), DipRAM MA (RAM) | Violin, Viola

* Mrs Emma Ramsdale ARAM, GRSM, DipRAM, ARSM | Harp

* Mr Jason Reeve MMus, BA | Percussion

* Mr Jeffrey Rodrigues BMus | Guitar

* Mrs Gillian Ross | Singing

* Ms Lucy Scotchmer BMus (RCM), PGDip (RAM), DipRAM (RAM) | Cello

* Miss Thea Spiers BMus (RNCM) | Violin, Viola

* Mrs Louise Watson BMus, LRAM, PGDip | Bassoon

* Miss Samantha Wickramasinghe BMus (RAM), LRAM (RAM) | Violin, Viola

* Mr Nathan Williamson BMus (Guildhall), MMus (Guildhall), MMA (Yale, USA) | Piano

* Mr Jonathan Wood BA (KCL), MSc (KCL), LRSM | Singing

* Miss Sally Jane Wright ALCM | Double Bass

 

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)

Head of Netball: Miss Philippa Whittle BSc (Nottingham Trent)

Miss Claire Flynn BSc (Anglia Ruskin)

Mr Nigel Greenall HND (Cheltenham and Gloucester)

Miss Alexandra Hedley BEd (Edinburgh)

Miss Hannah Lowther BA (Dunelm)

Miss Lucy Smith BSc (Brunel)

Miss Ricki Stevens BEd (Plymouth Marjon)

Miss Stephanie Toogood BEd (New England, Australia)

*Mr Joshua Atkins BSc (Loughborough) | Swimming

* Miss Caitlin Comley | Trampolining

* Mrs Jacqueline Faulkner | Fencing

*Mr David Gee BSc (Wales), MSc (Cardiff Met) | Swimming

* Mr Scott Handley | Squash

*Mr Lewis Hawkins | Strength and Conditioning

* Mrs Felicity Hermsen BSc (Gloucestershire)

*Miss Sarah-Lise Lavender BA | Dance

* Mrs Carolyn Mainwaring (British Gymnastics)  | Trampolining

* Mr James Roberts BFA | Fencing

* Miss Stephanie Ross BA (Royal Academy of Dance), RAD RTS (Royal Academy of Dance) | Ballet, Dance

* Miss Natalie Venier ISTD | Modern, Tap

*Miss Francesca Wells BA | Netball

* Miss Helen White ISTD, CIDE | Modern, Tap

* Miss Rosanna Whittle RADRTS | Teacher in charge of Ballet

 

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 Susan Buxton BSc (Dunelm)

Head of Physics: Mrs Catherine Dowdall MMathPhys (Warwick)

Head of Chemistry: Mrs Zoe Edwards BSc (St Andrews)

Head of Biology: Mrs Elizabeth Wallace BSc (Bath)

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 Magdalen Lockwood MA (Oxon)

Mr James Mercer-Kelly MChem (Oxon)

Miss Bethan Rowley BSc (Sheffield)

Miss Krutika Sunil BSc (UCL), MA (UCL)

Mr Matthew Welch MEng (Cantab)

Mrs Jennifer Werren MChem (Bath)

Mr Matthew Whiteley MA (Cantab)

Mrs Sally Wright BSc (Manchester)

*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)