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
Mrs Cari Depla (Director of Development, Marketing & Admissions) MA (St Andrews)

Wider Senior Leadership Team (above plus)

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

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)
  • Mrs Sharon Durant BA (Oxon/Open University), PGCE (Bath Spa)
  • Mrs Karen Paddock
  • Miss Louise Cavanagh BA (Royal Holloway), PGCE (Buckingham)
  • Miss Coralie Thomson (Graduate Assistant)

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, PGCE (Swansea)
  • 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) 
  • 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

GEOGRAPHY

  • Mr Daniel Curran (Head of Department) BSc (Plymouth), PGCE (Cantab)
  • Miss Lianne Aherne 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 Alison Visser BA (Southampton), PGCE (Leeds) 
  • Miss Kelly Malan BA (Birmingham)
  • 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)
  • Dr Stephen Drape (Academic Data Manager & Maths Teacher) MA, MSc, DPhil (Oxon), PGCE (Hull)
  • Ms Chloe Owen BSc (Wales) BSc (Wales) PGCE (Swansea)
  • Mrs Faye Lovell BSc (Coventry), PGCE (Bristol)
  • Mr Matthew Rose BSc (Warwick), PGCE (Oxford Brookes)
  • Mrs Ruth Thomas BSc (Swansea)
  • Mr Mark Cleaver BSc (Warwick), PGCE (Bath)
  • 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 MFL (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)
  • Ms Melanie Davies (German) BA (University of Portsmouth), PGCE (Open University)
  • Mrs Jacqui Northcote-Green (French)
  • 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)
  • 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 - maternity leave - (Teacher of Music) BA, PGCE (Oxon)
  • Ms Rachel Perry maternity cover – (Teacher of Music) MA (Cantab), PGCE, FRSM 
  • 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 (Hons), ABSM, ALCM
  • Mrs Diane Charlesworth-Herbert (Voice, Piano) AGSM, FISM
  • Mr Allen Cheshire (Brass) BA, Ad. Dip. WCMD
  • Miss Alice Cubbin (Clarinet, Saxophone) BMus (Hons), MISM
  • Mrs Elizabeth Donovan (Singing) BMus (Hons) 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, (Hons) Mus, LRSMDip, ABSM, CTABRSM
  • Mr Steve Weeks (Drums)
  • Mrs Angela Williams (Bassoon, Oboe, Recorder) BMus, GRSM, LRAM
  • Mr Robert Willington (Piano) BSc, PGCE, LRAM, LTCL 
  • Mr Mark Witney (Guitar)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Mrs Sue Foreman (Head of Department) BEd (Sussex)
  • Ms Chloe Owen
  • 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 BA (Surrey)
  • Miss Helen Turley
  • Miss Sorcha Brivio-Stone BSc (Sheffield Hallam)  PGCE (University of Buckingham)
  • Miss Evie Stephens (Lacrosse and Sports Performance Specialist) BSc (Leeds Met)
  • Miss Lydia Griffiths (Graduate Assistant Lacrosse)
  • 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 (Professional Tennis Coach)
  • Mr Callum Forder (Professional Tennis Coach)
  • Mr Cliff Gray (Professional Tennis Coach)
  • Mr Mike Wright (Tennis Coach) 

SCIENCE

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

Biology

  • Mrs Jan McKernan (Head of Biology) BSc (Open), PGCE (Open)
  • Mrs Vicky Firth BSc (Exeter) PGCE (Cardiff Met)
  • 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 (Hons) Dunelm, PhD (Dunelm),QTS, CSci, CChem, CSciTeach, MRSC
  • 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
  • Mrs Natalie Brett BSc (Hons), 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)
  • Miss Jessica Rosier

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 BA (Oxon), PGCE (Exeter), CPP (Roehampton)

LECTURES AND FUTURES COORDINATOR

  • Mrs Kate Mastin-Lee

OXBRIDGE COORDINATOR/EPQ COORDINATOR

  • Miss Lianne Aherne BA (Oxford University), PGCE (Exeter), CPP (Roehampton)

SCHOLARSHIP COORDINATOR

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

EXAMINATIONS OFFICER

  • Mrs Judy Gillett
  • Mrs Megan Davis

DUKE OF EDINBURGH COORDINATOR

  • Mrs Eloise MacLean

HEAD OF EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Mrs Natalie Baldwin BEd (Sheffield)

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR

  • Mrs Elizabeth Thompson BA (Surrey)

 

HOUSE STAFF AND PASTORAL CARE

  • Mrs Ammy Davies-Potter (Deputy Head Pastoral) BSc (Hertfordshire), MEd (Bristol), PGCE

HELEN WRIGHT HOUSE

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

FLORENCE DYAS

  • Mrs Debbie McMahon (Housemistress) BA (Liverpool), PGCE (Manchester)
  • Miss Sian Evans (Deputy Housemistress) BA (Birmingham School of Art), PGCE (Cardiff), MA (Bath Spa)
  • Mrs Carol Tait (Day Housemistress)

JOYCE WALTERS

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

GIBBINS

  • Mrs Vicky Firth (Housemistress) BSc (Exeter), PGCE (Cardiff Met)
  • Miss Kelly Malan (Deputy Housemistress) BA (Birmingham)
  • Ms Debi James (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)
  • Ms Chloe Owen (Deputy Housemistress)
  • Mrs Maria Schofield (Day Housemistress)
  • 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

  • Mrs Amanda Kingsland
  • Miss Evie Stephens

RELIEF DAY HOUSEMISTRESSES/MEDICAL ESCORTS

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

HEALTH CENTRE

  • Miss Teresa Connolly (Lead Nurse)
  • Mrs Janice Ryan (Nurse)
  • Ms Susan Mannings (Nurse)
  • Mrs Lucy Reed (Nurse)
  • Ms Fiona Meagher (Nurse)
  • Mrs Kerry Boswell (Admin Assistant)

 CHAPLAIN

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

SCHOOL COUNSELLOR

  • Mrs Jan Davy

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

  • Mrs Philipa Batty / Ms Lisa Clarke

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

  • Miss 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 & Comms Manager) BA (Royal Holloway), PGDipM (Sunderland)
  • Ms Kristy Jones (Publication and Events Manager) BCom (Curtin, WA)
  • Mrs Sally Dickens (Registrar) 
  • Mrs Julie Dillon (Assistant 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)
  • Ms Carol Holtham (Development Data Manager)

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 (Accounts 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 (ICT Technician)
  • 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