Vice Principal Pastoral Operational Lead (Preparatory School)   

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

  • Ms Carla Cordell, Diploma in Child Care and Education Level 3: Early Years Practitioner
  • Mrs Juliet Willard, NNEB: Early Years Practitioner

Subject Staff

  • Mrs Rachel Aldous, BA (Hons) (Kent), PGCE Oxford, License et Lettres Grenoble: Class Teacher, French Teacher to Years 3 to 6
  • Mrs Thalia Bishop, NVQ3 Childcare & Education: Teaching Assistant
  • Ms Victoria Cooper, BSc (Hons) (Portsmouth) QTS: Class Teacher, Head of Mathematics
  • Mrs Patricia Grantham, PGCE (University of Lancaster): Classroom Teacher
  • Mrs Lorna Hancock, NNEB: Teaching Assistant
  • Miss Alice Hanson, BA (Hons) (UCL),PGCE: Reception Teacher
  • Mrs Katy Heard, BA (Hons) PGCE (Wales): Class Teacher, Geography Subject Leader, Upper Key Stage 2 Able and Talented Co-ordinator
  • Miss Aoife Jones, B.Ed (Hons) (Limerick), PGCert (National University of Ireland): Class Teacher and RE Leader
  • Miss Kirsty Morton, NVQ3 Early Learning & Childcare:  Early Years, Infant After School Supervisor
  • Mrs Susan Oakes, BA (Hons) (Exeter) PGCE: Class Teacher
  • Mrs Caroline O'Sullivan, BSc (Hons) PGCE: Class Teacher, Science Subject Leader
  • 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
  • Mrs Juliet Willard: Infant After School Care Assistant
  • Ms Madeleine Young, Cert Ed (Reading): Class Teacher, Art Subject Leader


“The use of specialist teachers for some subjects brings added benefits for the children”
  • Mrs Kelly Farmer, BA (Hons) QTA (Winchester): Head of PE
  • Mr Ron McAllister, BMus (Hons) (University of Glasgow), Post Grad Diploma in Theatre Studies (University College Cardiff): Artistic Director (Prep and Senior) 
  • Mrs Susan Oakes, BA (Hons) (Exeter) PGCE: Learning Support (Dyslexia Specialist)
  • 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 Julliet Willard & Miss Kirsty Morton: Early Years / KS1 Wrap around care


  • Mr Mal Alexander: Hockey Coach, Years 3-6
  • Mrs Carole Barratt: Netball Coach, Years 2-3
  • Mr John Cavilla: Spanish Club, Years 3-6
  • Mr Ken Coates: Chess Club, Years 3-6
  • Mrs Lee Cooper: FASBAT, Years 3-6
  • Mr David Gill: Tennis Club, Years 2-6
  • Mr Lasha Lekishvili: Judo Instructor, Years 3-6
  • Mrs Lesley Palmer: Leve 2 Netball Coach, Years 2-6
  • Mrs Sadie Shepherd: Falconry Club, Years 3-6
  • Mr Ken Spencer: Athletics Coach, Years 3-6
  • Mrs Amy Turton: Yoga Instructor, Years 2-6
  • Mrs Natalie Vinson: Ballet and Dance Instructor, Years 3-6

Music Staff

  • Ms Victoria Benjamin: Saxaphone and Clarinet Teacher
  • Mr Neil Charlton LTCL: Cello/Piano
  • 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 Rebecca Heathcote, LGSMD, BMus, PGCE: Oboe Teacher
  • Mrs Ingrid Keedy: Accompanist GGSM, LGSM
  • Mr Andrew McBride: Drums and Percussion Teacher
  • Mr James Mitchell, HND: Guitar and Ukulele Teacher
  • Miss Ashleigh Payne, BA (Hons): Singing Teacher
  • Mrs Melita Stallwood: Guitar Teacher
  • Ms Beth Tempest, BMus (Hons) (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama) MA (Royal Academy of Music) ABRSM (Diploma in Teaching Performance): Flute Teacher