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 Sophie Toland (Deputy Head Pastoral) MA (Cantab,) PGCE (Brunel), CPP (Roehampton)
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)
Ms Laura Holloway (Director of Sixth Form, Higher Education & Professional Guidance) MA (Oxon),
MA (Oxford Brookes)
Mr Giles Mason (Director of IT) BSc, MSc (Manchester), PGCE (Exeter)
Mrs Zoe Ross (Co-opted, Pastoral) BA (Exeter), PGCE (Oxon)
Mrs Lucy Weeden (Co-opted, Academic) MA (Surrey), BA (Oxon)

DEPARTMENTS

ART

  • Mrs Kimberley Appleyard Pallot (Director of Art) BA (Bath Spa), PGCE (UWE)
  • Mrs Annabel Owen BA (UWE), PGCE (Middlesex)
  • Ms Rebecca Rezakhani-Hilton (Artist in Residence) BA (Central Saint Martins)
  • Mrs Rachel Bullimore (Art Technician)

CLASSICS

  • Mrs Elizabeth Rothwell (Head of Department) MA, PGCE (Cantab)
  • Miss Louise Cavanagh BA (Royal Holloway), PGCE (Buckingham)
  • Mrs Sharon Durant BA (Oxon/Open University), PGCE (Bath Spa)
  • Ms Laura Holloway MA (Oxon), MA (Oxford Brookes)
  • Mrs Lucy Weeden MA (Surrey), BA (Oxon)

COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Mr Hugo Lopez (Head of Department) BA (Oviedo), MSc (Bath), PGCE (UWE)
  • Dr Stephen Drape (Academic Data Manager) MA, MSc, DPhil (Oxon), PGCE (Hull)
  • Mr Giles Mason BSc, MSc (Manchester), PGCE (Exeter)

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)
  • Miss Sophia Chichester BA (Oak Hill College)
  • Mr Andrew Colquhoun BA (Exeter), MA (Exeter), PGCE (Brighton)
  • Mrs Karen Paddock - Absence Cover

DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES

  • Mr Duncan Ellis (Director of Drama) BA (York), MA (Goldsmiths), PGCE
  • Miss Robyn Caldwell (Graduate Assistant Performing Arts)
  • Miss Holly Darling BA (Reading) - Maternity Leave
  • Mrs Carolyn Rigby BA (Kent), MA (Manchester), QTS (Drama Teaching) - Maternity Cover
  • Mrs Annabel Chater (RADA)
  • Mrs Rebecca Cochran-Patrick (RADA and LAMDA)
  • Mrs Natasha Gray (LAMDA)
  • Mrs Frederica Underwood (LAMDA Co-ordinator)

ECONOMICS

  • Mr Mark Cleaver (Head of Department) BSc (Warwick), PGCE (Bath)
  • Mr Farzad Bhatti BSc (Nottingham), PGCE (Reading)

ENGLISH

  • Mrs Rebekah Lord (Head of English) MSc (Oxon), BA (Bath Spa), PGCE (Bromley Collegiate/University of Worcester)
  • Mrs Katie Barrett-Jolley MA (St Mary's Twickenham), BA (Southampton), PGCE (Roehampton)
  • Miss Julie Grant BA (York), PGCE (York), MRes (York)
  • Mrs Debbie McMahon BA (Liverpool), PGCE (Manchester)
  • Mrs Fiona Muir BA (Royal Holloway), MA (King's College, London), PGCE (Oxon)
  • Mrs Sophie Toland MA (Cantab,) PGCE (Brunel), CPP (Roehampton)
  • Dr Penelope Wickson MA (Bristol), BA, MPhil, PhD (Birmingham), PGCE (Greenwich)

GEOGRAPHY

  • Mr Daniel Curran (Head of Department) BSc (Plymouth), PGCE (Cantab)
  • Ms Emma Mathias-Williams BSc (University of Liverpool), PGCE (University of Bath), MA (Institute of Education UCL)
  • Mrs Sarah Tanner BA (Cardiff), PGCE (Exeter)
  • Mrs Hannah Willcox - Maternity Cover

HISTORY AND POLITICS

  • Mrs Samantha Handy (Head of Department) MA (Oxon), PGCE (Bristol)
  • Dr Adam Burns BA (Birmingham), PGCert (Northumbria), PGCE, MEd (Birmingham), MSc, PhD (Edinburgh), EdD (Leicester), FRSA, FRHistS, SFHEA
  • Mr Owen Dutton-Sedman MA (Royal Holloway), PGCE (Bristol)
  • Mr Andrew Morris BA (UCL), PGCE (SCITT)
  • Mrs Ali Visser BA (Southampton), PGCE (Leeds), CPP (Roehampton)

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)
  • Mr Farzad Bhatti BSc (Nottingham), PGCE (Reading)
  • Mr Stephen Douglas BSc (Bath University), PCGE (Bath University)
  • Dr Stephen Drape (Academic Data Manager) MA, MSc, DPhil (Oxon), PGCE (Hull)
  • Mrs Faye Lovell BSc (Coventry), PGCE (Bristol)
  • Mr Matthew Rose BSc (Warwick), PGCE (Oxford Brookes)
  • Mrs Ruth Thomas BSc (Swansea), PGCE (UCW Aberystwyth)

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • Ms Magali Guillaume (Head of Department) MA (Université Francois Rabelais), PGCE (Bath Spa)
  • Mrs Bianca Alberelli (Italian)
  • Mrs Claire Bolton (French and Spanish) BA (Leeds), PGCE (Sheffield)
  • Ms Melanie Davies (German) BA (University of Portsmouth), PGCE (Open University)
  • Mrs Annika Falconer (Head of German) BA (Universität Münster), GTP (Mid Somerset Consortium)
  • Mrs Christina Mitchell (Head of Mandarin) MA (Bath), BA (Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan)
  • Miss Cécile Rinjonneau (French) BA (Aix-Marseille Université), MA (Aix-Marseille Université), PGCE (Goldsmiths University of London)
  • Miss Beatriz Sanchez Rodriguez (Head of Spanish) BA (Edinburgh), MA (Malaga)
  • Mrs Zoe Ross (French) BA (Exeter), PGCE (Oxon)
  • Mrs Alison Villalobos Ruiz (Spanish) BA (Portsmouth), PGCE (Bristol)
  • Mrs Sarah Wilkinson (French Language Assistant)
  • Mrs Idoia Urquidi Oset (Spanish Assistant)
  • Mrs Valerie Scott-Ashe (French Assistant) Licence (France), PGCE (Canterbury)
  • Mrs Sherry Husband (Chinese Language Assistant), (Niangbo University), Diploma (Brockenhurst College)

MUSIC

Academic and Full Time Staff

  • Miss Marie-Claire Arthur (Director of Music) BA (Hons), MA, PGDIP (ADVANCED), PGCE
  • Dr Daisy Gibbs (Head of Academic Music) PhD (Newcastle) MA (Oxon) PGCE (Buckingham)
  • Mrs Rachel Allard (Singing) Dip RAM, LRAM, GBSM, ABSM
  • Mrs Bethan Dudley Fryar (Director of Vocal Studies) BA (Birmingham), LRAM, ARAM, Dip RAM
  • Mr Dominic Joyce (Resident Organist, Piano) BMus (Hons)
  • Miss Sarah Wilby (Teacher of Music) BA, PGCE (Oxon)
  • Mrs Joanna Black (Music Secretary)

Visiting Specialist Music Teachers

  • Mr James Allard (Percussion) GBSM, ABSM
  • Mr Craig Bissex (Singing) BA (Hons)
  • Miss Jenny Broome (Harp) MA (Cantab)
  • Mrs Jennifer Cannon (Flute) BA, ABSM, ALCM
  • Mrs Diane Charlesworth-Herbert (Singing, Piano) AGSM, FISM
  • Mr Allen Cheshire (Brass) BA, Ad. Dip WCMD
  • Miss Alice Cubbin (Clarinet, Saxophone) BMus, MISM
  • Mrs Kate Elphick (Cello, Double Bass, Violin) Dip TCL
  • Mrs Amanda Hodder (Piano) GGSM, PGCE
  • Mrs Sarah Loveridge (Violin, Viola) PGDip, BMus, Dip ABRSM
  • Ms Jemima Palfreyman (Piano) BMus, RNCM, LRSM, dipABRSM
  • Mr Simon Parker (Clarinet, Saxophone) MA, ALCM, LLCM
  • Mrs Susan Sharp (Singing) BA, LRSM, Dip ABRSM, CTABRSM
  • Mr Christopher Totney (Piano, Organ) BA (Dunelm), ARCO (DipCHD)
  • Mr Steve Weeks (Drums) drumtech Dip
  • Mrs Angela Williams (Bassoon, Oboe, Recorder) GRSM, LRAM
  • Mr Mark Witney (Guitar)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Mr Tim Waldron (Head of Department) MA (Leeds), BA (Durham), PGCE (Bristol)
  • Mrs Sarah Tanner BA (Cardiff), PGCE (Exeter)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Mrs Tammie Williams (Director of Sport) Bsc (UWIC), PGCE (Southampton)
  • Mr David Abini (Head of Lacrosse)
  • Miss Sorcha Brivio-Stone BSc (Sheffield Hallam) PGCE (University of Buckingham)
  • Mrs Natalie Baldwin BEd (Sheffield)
  • Miss Lucy Setterington BA (York St John), PGCE (Bath Spa)
  • Miss Evie Stephens (Lacrosse and Sports Performance Specialist) BSc (Leeds Met), MSc (Loughborough)
  • Mrs Elizabeth Thompson BAQTS (Surrey)
  • Miss Helen Turley BA (Chichester), PGCE (Chichester)
  • Miss Anna-Simone Williams
  • Miss Kerry Emms (Equestrian Co-ordinator)
  • Mrs Nikki Harris (Swimming Coach)

St Mary's Calne Tennis Academy (SMCTA)

  • Mr Jonathan Hayes (Director of Tennis)
  • Mr Cliff Gray (Professional Tennis Coach)
  • Miss Pippa Hayes (Professional Tennis Coach)
  • Mrs Dawn Riley (Head of 11-and Under Tennis)
  • Mr Ross Gilbert (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

  • Mr Ashley Hilton (Head of Biology) BSc (Leicester), GTP (Derby)
  • Mrs Vicky Firth BSc (Exeter) PGCE (Cardiff Met)
  • Mr Michael Smyth BSc (Newcastle), PGCE (Cambridge), MSc (Oxon)
  • Mrs Emma Unwin BSc (Durham), PGCE (Bath Spa)

Chemistry

  • Mrs Carol Wilson (Head of Chemistry) BSc (University of York), PGCE (University of York)
  • 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

Psychology

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

Science Technicians

  • Miss Jessica Rosier (Head Technician)
  • Miss Anna Cooper (Biology Technician)

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)
  • Ms Felicia Davies BA (Lancaster), PGCE (Durham), PG Dip (Oxford Brookes)
  • Mrs Emma Douglas BSc (Bath), PGCE (Bath Spa)
  • Mrs Julia Pike BSc (Bath), PGCE (Bath)

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

  • Ms Laura Holloway MA (Oxon), MA (Oxford Brookes)

SIXTH FORM ADMINISTRATOR

  • Mrs Zoe Beaven BA (Chichester)

OXBRIDGE COORDINATOR

  • Ms Laura Holloway

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 Sophie Toland (Deputy Head Pastoral)

FLORENCE DYAS

  • Mrs Debbie McMahon (Housemistress) BA (Liverpool), PGCE (Manchester)
  • Miss Sophia Chichester (Deputy Housemistress) BA (Oak Hill College)
  • Mrs Carol Tait (Day Housemistress)

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)

JOYCE WALTERS

  • Mrs Ali Visser (Housemistress) BA (Southampton), PGCE (Leeds), CPP (Roehampton)
  • Miss Lucy Setterington (Deputy Housemistress)
  • Mrs Sally Thorneloe (Day Housemistress)
  • Mrs Rosie Smedley (Day Housemistress)

GIBBINS

  • Mrs Vicky Firth (Housemistress) BSc (Exeter), PGCE (Cardiff Met)
  • Miss Anna-Simone Williams (Deputy Housemistress)
  • Ms Debi James (Day Housemistress)

ST CECILIA'S

  • Mrs Emma Unwin (Housemistress) BSc (Durham), PGCE (Bath Spa)
  • Miss Evie Stephens (Deputy Housemistress)
  • Miss Irena Ignjacic (Day Housemistress)
  • Miss Robyn Caldwell (Resident Graduate Assistant)

ST PRISCA'S

  • Miss Louise Cavanagh (Housemistress) BA (Royal Holloway), PGCE (Buckingham)
  • Miss Helen Turley (Deputy Housemistress) BA (Chichester), PGCE (Chichester)
  • Mrs Alison Carter (Day Housemistress)

SCHOOL HOUSE

  • Mrs Fiona Muir (Housemistress) BA (Royal Holloway), MA (King's College, London), PGCE (Oxon)
  • Ms Jemima Palfreyman (Deputy Housemistress) BMus, RNCM, LRSM, dipABRSM
  • Mrs Chris Hayes (Day Housemistress)

RESIDENT TUTORS

  • Miss Evie Stephens BSc (Leeds Met), MSc (Loughborough)

PASTORAL ASSISTANTS

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

HEALTH CENTRE

  • Ms Sophie Sawyer (Lead Nurse)
  • Miss Lotte Hutchings (Nurse)
  • Mr Nate Kelly (Nurse)
  • Ms Susan Mannings (Nurse) RGN
  • Mrs Zoe McCarthy (Administrator)

CHAPLAIN

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

SCHOOL COUNSELLOR

  • Mrs Clare Coppen

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

  • Mrs Philipa Batty

HEADS OF COMPANY

  • Edmund Rich - Mrs Faye Lovell
  • Grosstete - Mrs Claire Bolton
  • Moberly - Mrs Natalie Baldwin
  • Osmund - Mrs Elizabeth Rothwell
  • Poore - Mr Hugo Lopez

SUPPORT TEAMS

HEADMISTRESS’S OFFICE

  • Mrs Annie Vodicka (PA to Headmistress)

SCHOOL OFFICE

  • Mrs Hilary Bampton (Office Manager)
  • Miss Natalie Burchell (Receptionist)
  • Mrs Emma Makepeace (Receptionist)

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

  • Mr James Steer (Head of Management Information Systems)
  • 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 Sally Davis (Admissions Assistant)
  • Mrs Sally Dickens (Registrar)
  • Ms Kristy Jones (Publication & Events Manager) BCom (Curtin, WA)
  • Mrs Emma Smith (Deputy Registrar)
  • Mrs Frankie Smith (Marketing & Admissions Development Assistant)

DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNAE RELATIONS

  • Mrs Cari Depla (Director of Development, Marketing & Admissions) MA (St Andrews)
  • Mrs Gill Cooper (Development & Fundraising Event Coordinator) BSc (Surrey), DipM
  • Mr Sam Osman (IT Systems Manager) BSc (Staffordshire)
  • Mrs Caroline Wrench (Alumnae Relations' Manager)

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Ms Alex Stroud (Human Resources Manager)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CO-ORDINATOR

  • Mrs Cari Depla

SCHOOL LOGISTICS MANAGER / GUARDIANSHIP CO-ORDINATOR

  • Mrs Deb German

SCHOOL SHOP

  • Mrs Phillipa Hatlapa (School Shop Manager)
  • Mrs Sophie Gaselee (School Shop Assistant)

BURSARY & SUPPORT STAFF

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

CATERING MANAGEMENT

  • Mrs Linda Thomas (Catering Manager)

COMPUTER SERVICES DEPARTMENT

  • Mr David Page (Network Manager) BSc (Reading)
  • Mr Will Butcher (Junior IT Technician)
  • Mr Connor Gibson (IT Technician)
  • Mr Pete Slater (Senior ICT Technician) BA (Plymouth Marjon University)

ESTATES DEPARTMENT

  • Mr Angelo Harrison (Estates Bursar) BA (Southbank)
  • Mr Bob Lunn (Consultant Operations Manager)

PREMISES & GROUNDS

  • Mr Julian Davis (Premises & Grounds Manager)
  • Mr Robert Angel
  • Mr Dave Gibbons (Carpenter)
  • Mr Jason Hood
  • Mr Marcus James
  • Mr Dave Keating (Electrician)
  • Mr Matthew Kerr
  • Mr Brian Merritt
  • Mrs Karen Morgan
  • Mr Andrew Oatley
  • Mr Bob Steel
  • Mr Jay Taylor (Plumber)

HOUSEKEEPING

  • Mrs Ali Felton (Domestic Services Manager)
  • Mrs Angela Fish (Assistant Housekeeper)
  • Mrs Janice James (Housekeeper)
  • Mrs Pauline Johnson (Assistant Housekeeper)

SECURITY

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