Vice Principal Pastoral Operational Lead (Preparatory School)   

Mrs Jane Gow B.Ed(Hons) University of Surrey, NPQH (National College of School Leadership) M.Ed (University of Reading)

  • Associate Principal Pupil Progress
    Mrs Joanna Lewis, BA (Hons) QTS (Winchester): Class Teacher, Assessment Tracking and Teaching & Learning Co-ordinator
  • Head of Early Years:
    Miss Debby Kennett, Associate Principal Early Years                                                                                                                       BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Reading), EYPS (Early Years Professional Status) Dip Montessori  *: Early Years Class Teacher
  • Associate Principal Key Stage 1:
    Mrs Melanie James, BA (Hons) QTS (Swansea): Class Teacher, History Subject Leader
  • Associate Principal Key Stage 2:
    Miss Fiona Stewart, BSc (Hons) PGCE (Birmingham): Class Teacher, Head of ICT and Computing

Early Years

We are a dedicated Early Years team who specialise in this age group.  Although each room has a senior leader the age groups mix for some activities and the staff know each girl within Early Years.

We also have access to specialist teachers who teach part of the curriculum.

  • Mrs Sally Hughes, NVQ3 Childcare & Education: Early Years Practitioner and Early Years Room Leader
  • Mrs Juliet Willard, NNEB: Early Years Practitioner
  • Ms Carla Cordell, Diploma in Child Care and Education Level 3: Early Years Practitioner

Subject Staff

  • Mrs Caroline O'Sullivan, BSc (Hons) PGCE: Class Teacher, Science Subject Leader
  • Mrs Juliet Willard: Infant After School Care Assistant
  • Mrs Lorna Hancock, NNEB: Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Thalia Bishop, NVQ3 Childcare & Education: Teaching Assistant
  • Miss Kirsty Morton, NVQ3 Early Learning & Childcare: Early Years, Infant After School Supervisor
  • Mrs Linda Whitear: Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Susan Oakes, BA (Hons) (Exeter) PGCE: Class Teacher
  • Miss Alice Hanson, BA (Hons) (UCL) PGCE: Reception Teacher
  • Mrs Rachel Aldous, BA (Hons) (Kent), PGCE Oxford, License et Lettres Grenoble: Class Teacher, French teacher to Years 3 to 6
  • Mrs Katy Heard, BA (Hons) PGCE (Wales): Class Teacher, Geography Subject Leader, Upper Key Stage 2 Able and Talented Co-ordinator
  • Mrs Maria MacKay, DipEd (Glasgow): Reading Support/Homework Study Teacher
  • Mrs Judith Payne, BA (Hons) (Surrey) PGCE (Kingston): Class Teacher, Head of English
  • Mrs Carole Shuttle, NVQ3 Early Years Care and Education (CACHE) HLTA: Higher Level Teaching Assistant Key Stage 2
  • Ms Victoria Cooper, BSc (Hons) (Portsmouth) QTS: Class Teacher, Head of Mathematics
  • Ms Madeline Young, Cert Ed (Reading): Class Teacher, Art Subject Leader


“The use of specialist teachers for some subjects brings added benefits for the children”
  • Mrs Alexis Cheesman, Cert Stage Management (Guildhall School of Music and Drama): Drama Teacher
  • Mrs Kelly Farmer, BA (Hons) QTS (Winchester): Head of PE
  • Mrs Vanessa Gardner, Dip & Ass.Dip.Dance & Drama (London): Ballet Teacher
  • Miss Sophie Jubert: BMus (Hons) (Surrey) PGCE QTS: Head of Music Department
  • Mrs Susan Oakes, BA (Hons) (Exeter) PGCE: Learning Support (Dyslexia Specialist)
  • Mrs Holly Swain: LAMDA Teacher
  • Mrs Maria MacKay, DipEd (Glasgow): Reading Support
  • Mrs Susan Selley, BEd (Liverpool): Teacher (PT)
  • Mrs Karen Thompson, TCert PE: PE Years 5 and 6
  • Mrs Sarah Turner, BA (Hons) (London), PG Senco (Middlesex): Learning Support Teacher and Acting More Able, Gifted & Talented Co-ordinator
  • Miss Natalie Welsh: LAMDA Teacher
  • Mrs Juliet Willard & Miss Kirsty Morton: Early Years / KS1 Wrap around care


  • Mr John Cavilla: Spanish Club, Years 3 - 6
  • Mr Ken Coates: Chess Club, Years 3 - 6
  • Mrs Lee Cooper: Musical Theatre Club, Years 3 - 5
  • Ms Natalie Hall: Judo Instructor, British Association Club Coach, Years 3 - 6
  • Mr David Gill: Tennis Club, Years 2 - 6
  • Mrs Lesley Palmer: Level 2 Netball Coach. Netball, Years 2 - 6
  • Mrs Carole Barratt: Netball Coach. Netball, Years 2 - 3
  • Mr Mal Alexander: Hockey Coach, Years 3 - 6

Music Staff

  • Mr Neil Charlton LTCL: Cello/Piano
  • Ms Beth Tempest, BMus (Hons) (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama) MA (Royal Academy of Music) ABRSM (Diploma in Teaching Performance: Flute Teacher
  • Mr Paul Darrah, BA (Hons) Dip ABRSM ATCL: Keyboard/Piano/Theory
  • Mrs Linda Hannah-Andersson, BMus (Hons) (Birmingham Conservatoire), Fil Kand. (Lulea University): Violin
  • Mrs Zoe Phillips, BMus (Hons) (Surrey): Clarinet/Saxophone (Maternity)
  • Mrs Melita Stallwood: Guitar Teacher
  • Mrs Ann Watson, ARCM: Ballet Accompanist Piano 
  • Mr Peter Ford: MMus  (University of Surrey) BA (Open) LRSM LGSMD: Piano
  • Mr Andrew McBride: Drums and Percussion Teacher
  • Mrs Rebecca Heathcote, LGSMD,BMus,PGCE: Oboe Teacher
  • Mr James Mitchell,HND : Guitar and Ukulele Teacher
  • Miss Ashleigh Payne: BA(Hons) Singing Teacher
  • Ms Victoria Benjamin: Saxophone and Clarinet Teacher
  • Mrs Ingrid Keedy: Accompanist GGSM,LGSM