Staff and Governors

Senior Management 

Dr Olwen Wright
Qualifications: PhD Winchester; MA; BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Position: Headmistress; Deputy DSL

Nicola Byrne-Chinn
Qualifications: BSc Liverpool (Hons), GTP, NPQSL, LP, QTS
Position: Director of Teaching and Learning; Head of Mathematics

Claire Huyton
Qualifications: BSc Liverpool (Hons)PGCE, QTS
Position: Director of Pastoral Care and Designated Safeguarding Lead; Physics

Lee Render
Qualifications: MEd Buckingham, BA (Hons), QTS
Position: Head of Infants and Juniors; Deputy DSL for EYFS

D.T. Canning
Qualifications: FCCA
Position: Bursar; Clerk to the Governors


 Chair of GovernorsMr Stephen Mellor MA(Ed)
Mr Mellor can be contacted by emailing


TEACHINgJosephine Allen
Qualifications: BA Bristol (Hons) (WE), QTS
Position: English

Annabelle Ambrose
Qualifications: BA Warwick (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Position: EYFS

Florence Ayache
Qualifications: BA Glamorgan (Hons),  QTS
Position: Modern Languages; Business Studies

Helen Barnes
Qualifications: BA Ed Exeter (Hons), QTS
Position: Deputy Head, Juniors; Key Stage 2

Marcia Barrington
Qualifications: NVQ in Childcare
Position:  Early Years Assistant

Sophie Brown
Qualifications: BSc Nottingham Trent (Hons), QTS
Position:  Key Stage 2

Victoria Cooper
Qualifications: BSc Portsmouth (Hons), QTS
Position:  Key Stage 2

Gemma Cross
Qualifications: BSc, University of Wales, PGCE, QTS
Position: Chemistry

Rebecca Cunliffe
Qualifications: BA Kingston (Hons), BTEC; QTS 
Position: Head of Art 

Josie Downer
Qualifications: MA London
Position: Head of Drama; ELSA

Joanne Edwards
Qualifications: BA Brunel (Hons),  PGCE
Position: Head of History

Rachel Firth
Qualifications: BA Bath (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Position: Textiles 

Amy Franke
Qualifications: MMus; BMus Surrey (Hons)
Position: Music

Dianne Gair
Qualifications: BEd Wales (Hons), QTS
Position: Key Stage 2

Kaeleigh Hapsa
Qualifications: CACHE Level 3 Diploma
Position: Nursery

Katherine Head
Qualifications: PhD Bristol,  BSc (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Position: Head of Science

Rebecca Hoddinott
Qualifications: BA London ( Hons)
Position: Food Preparation & Nutrition

Laura Homer
Qualifications: BA Wales (Hons), PGCE
Position: Key Stage 2

Hannah Hopkins 
Qualifications: City & Guilds Level 3 
Position: LSA

Stephanie Hoskins
Qualifications: BA Bristol (Hons), QTS
Position: Key Stage 2

Jomcy John
Qualifications: BSc, MA Mahatma Gandhi University, PGDBA
Position: IT/Computer Science Teacher

Pilar Kimber
Qualifications: MA Reading
Position: Latin & Classical Civilisation

Stella Lawson
Qualifications: BA Nottingham Trent , QTS
Position:  English; KS4 Phase Leader

Karen Lisle
Qualifications: City & Guilds Level 3
Position: LSA

Anne-Sophie Le Mat
Qualifications: Maîtrise Langue et Civilisation Etrangères “Anglais”, Licence Langues Etrangères Appliquées “Anglais-Allemand”,
Université de Cergy-Pontoise (France), PGCE (Roehampton Institute), QTS
Position: French; German

Val MacFarlane Travers
Qualifications: BEng Liverpool (Hons); PGCE
Position: IT Cover

Deborah Martin
Qualifications: BA Surrey  (Hons), QTS
Position: Mathematics; ELSA

Lyndon Martin
Qualifications: BSc Surrey, QTS
Position: Mathematics

Teresa Mills
Qualifications: BA Manchester, PGCE, QTS
Position: French; Spanish

Wendy Moller
Qualifications: BEd University of South Africa
Position: Key Stage 2

Helen Molloy
Qualifications: BA Hons Sheffield, PGCE, QTS PG Cert NASENCo , 
Level 7 Assessing for Access Arrangements ,Level 5 Teaching Learners with SpLD
Position: Head of Curriculum Support

Sarah Moore
Qualifications: BA University of the West of England, (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Position: Key Stage 1

Emma Munt
Qualifications: BSc Southampton (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Position: Director of Sport

Paul Nicholls
Qualifications: BA London (Hons), QTS
Position: Director of Co-Curricular Activities; Careers Lead

Sarah Park
Qualifications: BA Keele  (Hons),  QTS
Position: Head of English

Jo-Lesley Paxford
Qualifications: Working towards BSc in Mathematics with the Open University
Position: LSA

Virginia Pearson
Qualifications: MRes Southampton; BA Southampton (Hons) Perf Cert RAM
Position: Music

Ben Pont
Qualifications: BMus Royal College of Music (Hons),  PGCE
Position: Director of Music

Joanna Pont
Qualifications: MMus; BMus (Hons), LRAM
Position: Violin

Mary Porter
Qualifications: MA UCL; BSc (Hons), QTS
Position: Geography

Robyn Rose
Qualifications: B.Eng Surrey; PGCE, QTS
Position: Mathematics; Physics

Jane Rourke
Qualifications: BA Manchester (Hons), QTS
Position: Key Stage 1

Lucy Sartori
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), Royal Holloway and Bedford New College; QTS
Position: Key Stage 1

Lucy Sheikh
Qualifications: BA (Ed) Oxford
Position: Key Stage 2

Sarah Thayre
Qualifications: BTEC Level 2 and 3
Position: Nursery

Louise Wallace
Qualifications: BA York, PGCE, QTS
Position: Curriculum Support

Katie Webster
Qualifications: BA (Ed) Durham (Hons), QTS
Position: Nursery Manager

Dan Wileman
Qualifications: Working towards a BSc (Hons) in Sports, Fitness & Coaching with the Open University
Position: PE

Catherine Williams
Qualifications: BA Salford (Hons), QTS
Position: IT Cover

Hannah Willmott
Qualifications: PGCE Exeter; BSc West of England, QTS
Position: PE; KS3 Phase Leader

Xinsheng Zhang
Qualifications: Med, BEd (Hons), PGCE Johannesburg SA
Position: Chinese Mandarin



Wendy Busby
Qualifications: BMus (Hons) GSMD, CTABRSM
Position: Voice

Sylvia Ellison
Qualifications: BA (Hons),  PGdip RCM
Position: Oboe, Bassoon & Theory

Vanessa Gynn
Qualifications: BA Hons Royal College of Music
Position: Violin

Claire Hasted
Qualifications: BMus (Hons) Kings London/Royal College of Music; Post Grad Diploma Advanced (Distinction)
Position: Percussion

Claire Hickling
Qualifications: BMus (Hons) Trinity London
Position: Flute

Oksana Maxwell
Qualifications: LTCL
Position: Piano

Valerie Mitchell
Qualifications: LRAM
Position: Cello

Austin Pepper
Qualifications: ALCM
Position: Brass

Rachel Riordan
Qualifications: Royal School of Music  Advanced Teaching
Position: Saxophone, Clarinet

Rebecca Whittock
Qualifications:  BA (Hons) University of London
Position: Violin


 D of ESteve Warriner
Qualifications:  BA (Hons) Trent Polytechnic
Position: Forest School and D of E



Michele Axton
Qualifications: BA OU; NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
Position: Lab Technician and Health and Safety Co-ordinator

Kim Cook
Qualifications: School Administration Certificate
Position: Executive Personal Assistant to the Headmistress

Amanda Bullock 
Qualifications: CACHE Level 3 NVQ 
Position: School Assistant 

Natasha Mabilat 
Qualifications: BA Surrey (Hons) Graphic Design, BTEC Art & Design
Position: Assistant Registrar

Debbie Smitherman
Qualifications: Dip in Pensions & Payroll Management
Position: Finance Assistant

Paula Stelfox
Qualifications: AMCIS in Admissions Management
Position: Registrar

Sarah Tong
Qualifications: BTEC National Dip
Position: Librarian

Sarah Watkins
Qualifications: Paediatric First Aid
Position: School Secretary/Medical Officer






Paul Rippingale
Qualifications: Midas Trained
Position: Head of Maintenance & Grounds

Bruce Sharp
Qualifications: MIDAS trained; City & Guilds Levels 2 and 3
Position: Assistant Maintenance Officer

Timothy Hunt
Qualifications: Midas Trained
Position: Morning Caretaker & Bus Driver

Peter Attwood
Qualifications: Midas Trained
Position: Afternoon / Evening Caretaker

Maurice Readhead
Qualifications: Nebosh Certificate, Health & Safety Midas Trained
Position: Groundsman

Glenn Shearer
Qualifications: Midas Trained
Position: Bus Driver

Trevor Mills
Position: Bus Driver 


After-School Clubs; Holiday Clubs; Visiting Professionals

Sophie Baker
Position: SALT

Eleanor Bowyer
Position: LAMDA (Speech and Drama)

Jamie Cheetham
Position:  Tennis Coach

Justine Chillery
Position: Netball Coach

Helen Coleman
Position: SALT

Yasmin Fitzwilliams
Position: LAMDA & Musical Theatre

Georgina Iverson
Position: Occupational Therapist (OT)

Lydia Johnson
Position: Dance

Heather Marshall
Position: SALT

Anne-Marie Mitchell
Position: SpLD Assessor

Miriam Mitchell
Position: Occupational Therapist (OT)

Nick Pert
Position: Chess Coach

Elizabeth Ransom
Position: Activity Club Assistant

Caroline Sankar
Position: Counsellor

Mark Spain
Position: Taekwando Club

Grainne Yeatman
Position: Speech & Language Therapist (SALT)