Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Dr Felicia Kirk (Headmistress) BA (University of Maryland), MA (Brown University), PhD (Brown University)
Mrs Diana Harrison (Senior Deputy Head), MA (Cantab), PGCE (Bristol), CPP (Roehampton)
Mr Danny Boswell (Bursar) BEd (Cantab), Fellow of Institute of Leadership & Management
Mr Michael Smyth (Deputy Head Academic) BSc (Newcastle), PGCE (Cantab), MSc (Oxon) 
Mrs Ammy Davies-Potter (Deputy Head Pastoral) BSc (Hertfordshire), MEd (Bristol), PGCE (Oxon), NPQH, ATS, AMBDA and PGCert (Bath Spa)
Mrs Cari Depla (Director of Development, Marketing & Admissions) MA (St Andrews)

Wider Senior Leadership Team (above plus)

Mrs Claire Bolton (Head of Community Outreach) BA (Leeds), PGCE (Sheffield)
Miss Lianne Aherne (Director of Sixth Form, Higher Education & Professional Guidance), MA (IOE London), BA(Oxon), PGCE (Exeter), CPP(Roehampton)
Mr Giles Mason (Director of IT) BSc, MSc (Manchester), PGCE (Exeter)

DEPARTMENTS

ART

  • Mrs Kimberley Appleyard Pallot (Director of Art) BA (Bath Spa), PGCE (UWE) - Maternity Leave
  • Mrs Annabel Owen (Acting Director of Art, Maternity Cover) BA (UWE), PGCE (Middlesex)
  • Miss Sian Evans (Teacher of Art) BA (Birmingham School of Art), PGCE (Cardiff), MA (Bath Spa)
  • Mrs Alyson Minkley (Artist in Residence)
  • Mr Ben James (Art Technician)

CLASSICS

  • Mrs Elizabeth Rothwell (Head of Department) MA, PGCE (Cantab)
  • Mrs Lucy Weeden MA (Surrey), BA (Oxon)
  • Miss Kelly Malan BA (Birmingham), PGCE (Buckingham) 
  • Mrs Sharon Durant BA (Oxon/Open University), PGCE (Bath Spa)
  • Miss Louise Cavanagh BA (Royal Holloway), PGCE (Buckingham)
  • Miss Coralie Thomson (Graduate Assistant), MA (University of Amsterdam)

COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Mr Paul Fletcher (Head of Department) BSc (Leicester), PGCE (Bath)
  • Mr Giles Mason (Director of IT) BSc, MSc (Manchester), PGCE (Exeter)
  • Dr Stephen Drape (Academic Data Manager) MA, MSc, DPhil (Oxon), PGCE (Hull)

CRITICAL THINKING AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

  • Revd Marc Thomas (Head of Department) BA (UCW Swansea), PGCE (UCW Aberystwyth) 
  • Revd Jonathan Beach BSc (Essex), BA (Bristol), MTh (Cardiff)
  • Mr Andrew Colquhoun BA (Exeter), MA (Exeter), PGCE (Brighton)
  • Mrs Karen Paddock

DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES

  • Mr Duncan Ellis (Director of Drama) BA (York), MA (Goldsmiths), PGCE
  • Miss Holly Darling BA (Reading), GTP
  • Mrs Annabel Chater (RADA)
  • Mrs Rebecca Cochran-Patrick (RADA and LAMDA)
  • Mrs Rosalind Patterson (LAMDA)
  • Mrs Natasha Gray (LAMDA)
  • Mrs Frederica Underwood (LAMDA Co-ordinator)
  • Mrs Rosie Baker (Head of Dance) BA (Surrey), PGCE (Oxford Brookes)

ECONOMICS

  • Mr Mark Cleaver (Head of Department) BSc (Warwick), PGCE (Bath)

ENGLISH

  • Ms Sophie Dunkin (Head of Department) BA (Open University), MA (Open University)
  • Mrs Fiona Muir BA (Royal Holloway), MA (King's College, London), PGCE (Oxon)  
  • Mrs Karen Blake (Part Time) BEd (Bristol), MA (Bath)
  • Mrs Rebekah Lord BA (Bath Spa), PGCE (Bromley Collegiate/University of Worcester)
  • Mrs Debbie McMahon BA (Liverpool), PGCE (Manchester) - On Leave
  • Dr Penelope Wickson MA (Bristol), BA, MPhil, PhD (Birmingham), PGCE (Greenwich)
  • Miss Julie Grant BA (York), PGCE (York), MRes (York)
  • Mrs Katie Barrett-Jolley MA (St Mary's Twickenham), BA (Southampton), PGCE (Roehampton)
  • Mr Bob Basley BA (UCNW, Bangor), PGCE (Bath), NPQH (National College)

GEOGRAPHY

  • Mr Daniel Curran (Head of Department) BSc (Plymouth), PGCE (Cantab)
  • Miss Lianne Aherne MA (IOE London), BA (Oxon), PGCE (Exeter) CPP (Roehampton)
  • Mrs Sally Hornby BEd (Worcester)
  • Mrs Sarah Tanner BA (Cardiff), PGCE (Exeter)
  • Mrs Lucy Smyth BA (Exeter), PGCE (London) 

HISTORY AND POLITICS

  • Mrs Samantha Handy (Head of Department) MA (Oxon), PGCE (Bristol)
  • Mrs Candice Greenly MA (Newcastle) BA (Newcastle), PGCE (London)
  • Mrs Ali Visser BA (Southampton), PGCE (Leeds), CPP (Roehampton)  
  • Miss Kelly Malan BA (Birmingham), PGCE (Buckingham) 
  • Mr Andrew Morris BA (UCL), PGCE (SCITT)

HISTORY OF ART

  • Dr Penelope Wickson (Head of Department) MA (Bristol), BA, MPhil, PhD (Birmingham), PGCE (Greenwich)

MATHEMATICS

  • Dr Sarah Kewley (Head of Department) PhD (Bristol), BSc (Plymouth), PGCE (UWE)
  • Dr Stephen Drape (Academic Data Manager & Maths Teacher) MA, MSc, DPhil (Oxon), PGCE (Hull)
  • Mrs Chloe Boycott BSc (Wales), PGCE (Swansea)
  • Mrs Faye Lovell BSc (Coventry), PGCE (Bristol)
  • Mr Matthew Rose BSc (Warwick), PGCE (Oxford Brookes)
  • Mrs Ruth Thomas BSc (Swansea), PGCE (UCW Aberystwyth) 
  • Mr Stephen Douglas BSc (Bath University), PCGE (Bath University)

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • Ms Florence Lehmann (Head of Department) Degree (Paris XII Creteil), French as a Foreign Language (Paris V La Sorbonne Nouvelle), PGCE (Reading)
  • Mrs Claire Bolton (French and Spanish) BA (Leeds), PGCE (Sheffield)
  • Mrs Zoe Ross (French) BA (Exeter), PGCE (Oxon) 
  • Miss Beatriz Sanchez Rodriguez (Head of Spanish) BA (Edinburgh), MA (Malaga) 
  • Mrs Annika Falconer (Head of German) BA (Universität Münster), GTP (Mid Somerset Consortium)
  • Ms Melanie Davies (German) BA (University of Portsmouth), PGCE (Open University)
  • Ms Magali Guillaume (French) MA (Université Francois Rabelais), PGCE (Bath Spa)
  • Mrs Alison Villalobos Ruiz (Spanish) BA (Portsmouth), PGCE (Bristol)
  • Mrs Bianca Alberelli (Italian)
  • Mrs Susan Avis (Mandarin) Level 4 Further Education Teaching (City and Guilds)
  • Mrs Christina Mitchell (Mandarin Teacher) MA (Bath), BA (Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan)
  • Ms Claire Morales (French Assistant) - long-term leave
  • Mr Jeff Boycott (French Assistant)
  • Mrs Idoia Urquidi Oset (Spanish Assistant)
  • Mrs Valerie Scott-Ashe (French Assistant) Licence (France), PGCE (Canterbury)
  • Miss Kangyi Zhang (Chinese Assistant)

MUSIC

Academic and Full Time Staff

  • Mrs Rebecca Cavill (Director of Music) MA (Cantab), PGCE (Cambridge)
  • Mrs Bethan Fryar (Director of Vocal Studies) BA (Birmingham), LRAM, ARAM, Dip RAM
  • Mr Christopher Totney (Head of Keyboard Studies) BA (Dunelm), ARCO (DipCHD)
  • Mrs Rachel Allard (Singing, Piano) Dip RAM, LRAM, GBSM, ABSM
  • Miss Sarah Wilby (Teacher of Music) BA, PGCE (Oxon) - Maternity Leave
  • Ms Rachel Perry – Maternity Cover – (Teacher of Music) MA (Cantab), FRSM, LRSM, PGCE, DipABRSM
  • Mrs Joanna Black (Music Secretary)

Visiting Specialist Music Teachers

  • Mr James Allard (Percussion) GBSM, ABSM
  • Miss Jenny Broome (Harp) MA (Cantab)
  • Mrs Jennifer Cannon (Flute) BA, ABSM, ALCM
  • Mrs Diane Charlesworth-Herbert (Voice, Piano) AGSM, FISM
  • Mr Allen Cheshire (Brass) BA, Ad. Dip WCMD
  • Miss Alice Cubbin (Clarinet, Saxophone) BMus, MISM
  • Mrs Elizabeth Donovan (Singing) BMus, PDip, RNCM
  • Mrs Kate Elphick (Cello, Double Bass, Violin) Dip TCL
  • Ms Siân McInally - maternity cover - (Violin & Viola) 
  • Mrs Amanda Hodder (Piano) GGSM, PGCE
  • Mrs Sarah Loveridge - maternity leave - (Violin, Viola) PGDip, BMus, Dip ABRSM
  • Mr Simon Parker (Clarinet, Saxophone) MA, ALCM, LLCM
  • Mrs Susan Sharp (Singing) BA, LRSM, Dip ABRSM, CTABRSM
  • Mr Steve Weeks (Drums) drumtech Dip
  • Mrs Angela Williams (Bassoon, Oboe, Recorder) GRSM, LRAM 
  • Mr Robert Willington (Piano) BSc, PGCE, LRAM, LTCL 
  • Mr Mark Witney (Guitar)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Mrs Sue Foreman (Head of Department) BEd (Sussex)
  • Mrs Chloe Boycott BSc (Wales), PGCE (Swansea)
  • Miss Beatriz Sanchez-Rodrigues
  • Miss Lucy Setterington BA (York St John), PGCE (Bath Spa)
  • Miss Helen Turley

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Mrs Heidi Marvin (Director of Sport) BSc (Brighton), PGCE (Brighton)
  • Mrs Natalie Baldwin BEd (Sheffield) 
  • Miss Clare Bloomer BSc (Edinburgh), PGCE (Cumbria)
  • Mrs Sally Hornby BEd (Worcester)
  • Miss Lucy Setterington BA (York St John), PGCE (Bath Spa)
  • Mrs Elizabeth Thompson BAQTS (Surrey)
  • Miss Helen Turley BA (Chichester), PGCE (Chichester) 
  • Miss Sorcha Brivio-Stone BSc (Sheffield Hallam)  PGCE (University of Buckingham)
  • Miss Evie Stephens (Lacrosse and Sports Performance Specialist) BSc (Leeds Met), MSc (Loughborough)
  • Miss Lydia Griffiths (Graduate Assistant Lacrosse) BSc (Leeds)
  • Miss Kerry Emms (Equestrian Co-ordinator)
  • Mrs Nikki Harris (Swimming Coach)

St Mary's Calne Tennis Academy (SMCTA)

  • Mr Jonathan Hayes (Director of Tennis)
  • Mrs Dawn Riley (Head of 11-and Under Tennis)
  • Mr Callum Forder (Professional Tennis Coach)
  • Mr Cliff Gray (Professional Tennis Coach)
  • Mr Mike Wright (Professional Tennis Coach) 

SCIENCE

  • Mr Joe Wood (Head of Science) BSc (Royal Holloway), PGCSEL (National Science Learning Centre, York) PGCE (St Mary's Twickenham), MRSB

Biology

  • Mrs Jan McKernan (Head of Biology) BSc (Open), PGCE (Open)
  • Mrs Vicky Firth BSc (Exeter) PGCE (Cardiff Met) - Maternity Leave
  • Mrs Andrea Mutch BSc (Plymouth), PGCE (Bath)
  • Mr Michael Smyth BSc (Newcastle), PGCE (Cambridge), MSc (Oxon) 

Chemistry

  • Mrs Caryn Harward (Head of Chemistry) BSc (University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa), MSc (London), PGCE (Bath Spa)
  • Dr Stan Fowler BSc (Dunelm), PhD (Dunelm), QTS, CSci, CChem, CSciTeach, MRSC, FRSA
  • Miss Sharon Skelhorn BSc (Keele University) PGCE (University of Gloucestershire) 

Physics

  • Mrs Amanda Kingsland (Head of Physics) BSc (University of Wales, Cardiff) PGCE (Bristol) 
  • Mrs Diana Harrison, MA (Cantab) PGCE (Bristol), CPP (Roehampton)
  • Mr Tony McMahon BSc (Open University), Dip T (QUT), MInstP - On Leave
  • Mrs Natalie Brett BSc, Physics (University of London), PGCE (University of Bristol)

Psychology

  • Mrs Ellie Waldron (Head of Deparment) BSc (Cardiff) PGCE (Bath) 

Science Technicians

  • Mr Alan Paddock (Head Technician) BSc (Bristol), DipEM (JBEM), CEng., MIET
  • Miss Jessica Rosier
  • Mr Joseph Hayes (Biology Technician) BSc (Swansea)
     

ACADEMIC SUPPORT STAFF

LEARNING SUPPORT and EAL

  • Mrs Sarah Lindsay (Head of Department) BA (Open)  Dip SpLD (Hornsby), PATOSS AAA 
  • Mrs Karen Blake BEd (Bristol), MA (Bath)
  • Mrs Mandy Bush BA (Essex), MSc (Birmingham)
  • Ms Felicia Davies BA (Lancaster), PGCE (Durham), PG Dip (Oxford Brookes)
  • Mrs Julia Pike BSc (Bath), PGCE (Bath)
  • Mr Robert Stagg BA (Warwick), PGCE (Exeter)

LIBRARY

  • Dr Penelope James (Librarian) BSc (Nottingham), MSc (Southampton), PhD (Bath)
  • Mrs Nicki Carnochan (Assistant Librarian) BSc (York), MSc (Aston Business School)
      

DIRECTOR OF SIXTH FORM, HIGHER EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE

  • Miss Lianne Aherne MA (IOE London), BA (Oxon), PGCE (Exeter), CPP (Roehampton)

SIXTH FORM LECTURES AND FUTURES COORDINATOR 

  • Mrs Kate Mastin-Lee

OXBRIDGE COORDINATOR

  • Miss Lianne Aherne MA (IOE London), BA (Oxon), PGCE (Exeter), CPP (Roehampton)

SCHOLARSHIP COORDINATOR

  • Mr Mark Cleaver BSc (Warwick), PGCE (Bath)

EXAMINATIONS OFFICER

  • Mrs Megan Davis BSc (Kingston University, London)

EPQ COORDINATOR

  • Mr Andrew Colquhoun

DUKE OF EDINBURGH COORDINATOR

  • Mrs Eloise MacLean

HEAD OF EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Mrs Natalie Baldwin BEd (Sheffield)

HEAD OF OUTDOOR EDUCATION

  • Mrs Elizabeth Thompson BAQTS (Surrey)

 

HOUSE STAFF AND PASTORAL CARE

  • Mrs Ammy Davies-Potter (Deputy Head Pastoral) BSc (Hertfordshire), MEd (Bristol), PGCE (Oxon), NPQH, ATS, AMBDA and PGCert (Bath Spa)

HELEN WRIGHT HOUSE

  • Mrs Zoe Ross (Housemistress) BA (Exeter), PGCE (Oxon)
  • Miss Sorcha Brivio-Stone (Deputy Housemistress) BSc (Sheffield Hallam)  PGCE (University of Buckingham) 
  • Mrs Fiona Burke (Day Housemistress)

FLORENCE DYAS

  • Miss Lianne Aherne (Acting Housemistress) MA (IOE London), BA(Oxon), PGCE (Exeter), CPP (Roehampton)  
  • Miss Sian Evans (Deputy Housemistress) BA (Birmingham School of Art), PGCE (Cardiff), MA (Bath Spa)
  • Mrs Carol Tait (Day Housemistress)
  • Mrs Debbie McMahon (Housemistress) BA (Liverpool), PGCE (Manchester) - On Leave

JOYCE WALTERS

  • Mrs Ali Visser (Housemistress) BA (Southampton), PGCE (Leeds), CPP (Roehampton) 
  • Mrs Sarah Tanner (Deputy Housemistress)
  • Mrs Sue Eaton (Day Housemistress)

GIBBINS

  • Mrs Vicky Firth (Housemistress) BSc (Exeter), PGCE (Cardiff Met) - Maternity Leave
  • Miss Kelly Malan (Acting Housemistress) BA (Birmingham), PGCE (Buckingham)
  • Ms Debi James (Acting Deputy Housemistress & Day Housemistress)
  • Ms Maria Schofield (Part Time Day Housemistress)

ST CECILIA'S

  • Miss Julie Grant (Housemistress), BA (York), PGCE (York), MRes (York)
  • Miss Lucy Setterington (Deputy Housemistress) BA (York St John) PGCE (Bath Spa) 
  • Mrs Rosie Smedley (Day Housemistress)
  • Mrs Sally Thorneloe (Day Housemistress)

ST PRISCA'S

  • Mrs Karen Paddock (Housemistress)
  • Mrs Chloe Boycott (Deputy Housemistress) BSc (Wales), PGCE (Swansea)
  • Mrs Alison Carter (Day Housemistress)

SCHOOL HOUSE

  • Mrs Fiona Muir (Housemistress) BA (Royal Holloway), MA (King's College, London), PGCE (Oxon) 
  • Miss Helen Turley (Deputy Housemistress) BA (Chichester), PGCE (Chichester)        
  • Mrs Chris Hayes (Day Housemistress)

RESIDENT TUTORS

  • Ms Rachel Perry – MA (Cantab), FRSM, LRSM, PGCE, DipABRSM
  • Miss Evie Stephens BSc (Leeds Met), MSc (Loughborough)

PASTORAL ASSISTANTS

  • Mrs Tina Field
  • Mrs Daphne Mant
  • Mrs Margaret Marles
  • Mrs Rita Hulme
  • Miss Rebecca Halpin
  • Mrs Kerry Boswell

HEALTH CENTRE

  • Miss Teresa Connolly (Lead Nurse)
  • Miss Lotte Hutchings (Nurse)
  • Ms Susan Mannings (Nurse) RGN
  • Mrs Barbara Workman (Bank Nurse)
  • Ms Fiona Meagher (Nurse) MA (Bath Spa), BSc (UWE), Dip HV, RSCN, RGN
  • Mrs Zoe McCarthy (Administrator)

CHAPLAIN

  • Reverend Jonathan Beach BSc (Essex) BA (Bristol) MTh (Cardiff)

SCHOOL COUNSELLOR

  • Mrs Jan Davy

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

  • Mrs Philipa Batty 

HEADS OF COMPANY

  • Edmund Rich - Mrs Faye Lovell
  • Grosstete - Ms Sophie Dunkin
  • Moberly - Mrs Natalie Baldwin
  • Osmund - Mrs Elizabeth Rothwell
  • Poore - Miss Clare Bloomer

SUPPORT TEAMS

HEADMISTRESS’S OFFICE

  • Mrs Annie Vodicka (PA to Headmistress)

SCHOOL OFFICE

  • Mrs Hilary Bampton (Office Manager)
  • Mrs Frances Chapman (Receptionist)
  • Mrs Emma Makepeace (Receptionist)

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

  • Mrs Cheryl Sisson (Data Manager)
  • Mrs Karen Turner (Admin Assistant to Senior Staff)
  • Mrs Lucy Wright (Safeguarding Administrator) BSc (Royal Agricultural College)  

ADMISSIONS AND MARKETING

  • Mrs Stephanie Bryan (Marketing & Communications Manager) BA (Royal Holloway), PGDipM (Sunderland)
  • Ms Kristy Jones (Publication and Events Manager) BCom (Curtin, WA)
  • Mrs Sally Dickens (Registrar) 
  • Mrs Emma Smith (Deputy Registrar)
  • Mrs Sarah Pennington (Assistant Registrar) BA (Loughborough)
  • Ms Carol Holtham (Marketing Administrator) 

DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNAE RELATIONS

  • Mrs Cari Depla (Director of Development, Marketing & Admissions) MA (St Andrews)
  • Lady Arabella Unwin (Alumnae Relations Manager)
  • Mrs Gill Cooper (Development & Fundraising Event Coordinator) BSc (Surrey), DipM
  • Ms Carol Holtham (Development Data Manager)

GAP ASSISTANTS

  • Miss Natasha Stevens
  • Miss Elise Tarlinton (Boarding Assistant)
  • Miss Gabriella Whipps

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CO-ORDINATOR

  • Mrs Cari Depla

SCHOOL LOGISTICS MANAGER / GUARDIANSHIP CO-ORDINATOR

  • Mrs Deb German

SCHOOL SHOP MANAGER

  • Mrs Phillipa Hatlapa

BURSARY & SUPPORT STAFF

  • Mr Danny Boswell (Bursar) BEd (Cantab) Fellow of Institute of Leadership & Management
  • Mrs Amy Grubb (Financial Controller) FCCA
  • Miss Tracey Sumsion (Payroll & Pensions Officer)
  • Mrs Gaynor Brittain (Senior Finance Clerk)
  • Mrs Ayla Sandison (Accounts Clerk)
  • Mrs Clare Oatley (Bursary Administrator) 

CATERING MANAGEMENT

  • Mrs Linda Thomas (Catering Manager)

COMPUTER SERVICES DEPARTMENT

  • Mr David Page (Network Manager) BSc (Reading)
  • Mr Pete Slater (Senior ICT Technician) BA (Plymouth Marjon University) 
  • Mr Lewis Bibby (ICT Technician)
  • Mr Jamie Hobson (ICT Technician)

ESTATES DEPARTMENT

Mr Angelo Harrison (Estates Bursar)  BA (Southbank)

GROUNDS

  • Mr Vince Pennock (Head of Grounds)
  • Mr Robert Angel 
  • Mr Jason Hood
  • Mr Alan Horner
  • Mr Bob Steel

PREMISES

  • Mr Julian Davis (Premises Team Leader)
  • Mr Phil Fennel
  • Mr Richard Hawkins
  • Mr Brian Merritt
  • Mr Dave Keating (Electrician)
  • Mr Jeremy Paget (Plumber)

HOUSEKEEPING

  • Mrs Janice James (Housekeeper)
  • Mrs Angela Fish (Assistant Housekeeper)
  • Mrs Pauline Johnson (Assistant Housekeeper)
  • Mrs Linda Jones (Assistant Housekeeper)

SECURITY

  • Mr Brett Haines (Security Officer)
  • Mr Ashleigh Giblen (Security Assistant)

ESTATES ASSISTANTS

  • Mr Andrew Oatley
  • Mr Kevin Smith