Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Dr Felicia Kirk (Headmistress) BA (University of Maryland), MA (Brown University), PhD (Brown University)
Mrs Diana Harrison (Deputy Head) MA(Cantab), PGCE (Bristol), CPP (Roehampton)
Mr Danny Boswell (Bursar) BEd (Cambridge) Fellow of Institute of Leadership & Management
Mr Michael Smyth (Director of Teaching & Learning) BSc (Newcastle), PGCE (Cambridge), PGDip (Oxon) 
Mrs Ammy Davies-Potter (Senior Mistress) 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 (Senior Tutor) BA (Leeds), PGCE (Sheffield)
Mrs Anne Thornton (Director of ICT) BA (Teesside), MEd (Leeds), PGCE (Nottingham)
Miss Lianne Aherne (Director of Sixth Form, Higher Education & Professional Guidance) BA(Oxon), PGCE (Exeter), CPP(Roehampton)
Mrs Alexandra Haydon (Senior Teacher) 

DEPARTMENTS

ART

  • Mrs Kimberley Appleyard Pallot (Director of Art) BA (Bath Spa), PGCE (UWE)
  • Miss Sian Evans (Teacher of Art) BA (Birmingham School of Art), PGCE (Cardiff), MA (Bath Spa)
  • Miss Naomi Litvack (Artist in Residence)

CLASSICS

  • Mrs Elizabeth Rothwell (Head of Department) MA, PGCE (Cantab)
  • Mrs Lucy Weeden MA (Surrey), BA (Oxford)
  • Miss Kelly Malan BA (Birmingham)
  • Mrs Sharon Durant BA (Oxford University/Open University), PGCE (Bath Spa)
  • Mrs Karen Paddock
  • Miss Louise Cavanagh BA (Royal Holloway), PGCE (Buckingham)

COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Mrs Anne Thornton (Director of IT) BA (Teesside), MEd (Leeds), PGCE (Nottingham)
  • Mr Giles Mason (Head of Department) 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

  • Miss Holly Darling (Director of Drama) BA Reading, GTP, on Maternity Leave
  • Mr Duncan Ellis (Acting Director of Drama – Maternity Cover) BA York, MA Goldsmiths, PGCE
  • Ms Annabel Chater (RADA)
  • Mrs Rebecca Cochran-Patrick (RADA and LAMDA)
  • Mrs Rosalind Patterson (LAMDA)
  • Mrs Natasha Gray (LAMDA)
  • Mrs Frederica Underwood (LAMDA Co-ordinator)
  • Miss Bethany Dickinson (Teacher of Drama & Dance) BA Italia Conti
  • Miss Bethany Hughes (Drama & Dance Graduate Assistant)

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 (Oxford University)  
  • 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)

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)
  • Miss Sarah Wright BA (Cardiff), PGCE (Exeter)
  • Mrs Lucy Smyth BA (Exeter), PGCE (London) 
  • Miss Lucy Setterington BA (York St John), PGCE (Bath Spa)

HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT/POLITICS

  • Mrs Samantha Handy (Head of Department) MA (Oxford), 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

  • Mr Roger Trowbridge (Acting Head of Department) BEd (Brighton Polytechnic)
  • Dr Stephen Drape (Academic Data Manager & Maths Teacher) MA, MSc, DPhil (Oxon), PGCE (Hull)
  • Mrs Faye Lovell BSc (Coventry), PGCE (Bristol)
  • Mrs Jenny Moore BSc (York), PGCE (Oxon)
  • 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 (University of Oxford) 
  • Miss Beatriz Sanchez Rodriguez (Spanish) BA (Edinburgh), MA (Malaga) 
  • Mrs Annika Falconer (German) - Maternity Leave
  • Mr Alan Newman (German) - Maternity Cover
  • Ms Melanie Davies (German) BA (University of Portsmouth), PGCE (Open University)
  • Mrs Jacqui Northcote-Green (French)
  • Mrs Alison Villalobos Ruiz (Spanish)
  • Mrs Bianca Alberelli (Italian)
  • Mrs Susan Avis (Mandarin) Level 4 Further Education Teaching (City and Guilds)
  • Ms Shimeng Li (Chinese Assistant)
  • Ms Claire Morales (French Assistant)
  • Mrs Idoia Urquidi Oset (Spanish Assistant)
  • Mrs Astrid Harrison (German Assistant)
  • Mrs Valerie Scott-Ashe (French Assistant) Licence (France), PGCE (Canterbury)

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 (Oxford University)
  • 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
  • Miss Rosemary Evans (Piano, Organ) GTCL, FTCL, LTCL, ARCO, PGCE
  • Mrs Sarah Loveridge (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)
  • Miss Charis Hardy
  • Miss Lucy Setterington BA (York St John), PGCE (Bath Spa)

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 Caroline Heathorn BEd (Gloucestershire), Graduate Diploma in Teaching Primary (Auckland, NZ)
  • 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 Chelsea Naysmyth-Miller (Graduate Assistant Lacrosse) 
  • Miss Evie Stephens (Graduate Assistant Lacrosse) BSc (Leeds Met)
  • Miss Kerry Emms (Equestrian Co-ordinator)

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

  • Mrs Alexandra Haydon (Head of Science) BSc (Durham), PGCE (Oxford)

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), PGDip (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

Psychology

  • Mrs Ammy Davies-Potter BSc (Hertfordshire) MEd (Bristol), PGCE
  • Miss Clare Bloomer BSc (Edinburgh), PGCE (Cumbria) 

Science Technicians

  • Mr Alan Paddock (Head Technician)
  • Miss Jessica Rosier
  • Mr Peter Massey 

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
  • Mr Robert Stagg BA (Warwick), PGCE (Exeter)

LIBRARY

  • Dr Penelope James (Librarian) BSc (Nottingham), MSc (Southampton), PhD (Bath)
  • Mrs Kelly Fuller (Assistant Librarian) BA (Liverpool John Moores University)
      

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

SCHOLARSHIP COORDINATOR

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

EXAMINATIONS OFFICER

  • Mrs Ruth Medhurst BA (Southampton)

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

SENIOR MISTRESS

  • Mrs Ammy Davies-Potter (Housemistress) BSc (Hertfordshire), MEd (Bristol), PGCE

HELEN WRIGHT HOUSE

  • Mrs Zoe Ross (Housemistress) BA (Exeter), PGCE (University of Oxford)
  • 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)
  • Miss Sarah Wright (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)
  • Mrs Charis Hardy (Deputy/Day Housemistress)
  • Mrs Maria Schofield (Day Housemistress)

SCHOOL HOUSE

  • Mrs Fiona Muir (Housemistress) BA (Royal Holloway), MA (King's College, London), PGCE (Oxford University) 
  • 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

  • Mrs Janice Ryan (Clinical Lead)
  • Ms Susan Mannings (Nurse)
  • Mrs Lucy Reed (Nurse)
  • Ms Sarah Rumsby (Bank Nurse)

 CHAPLAIN

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

SCHOOL COUNSELLOR

  • Mrs Jan Davy

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

  • 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)
  • Mrs Sally Dickins (Registrar) 
  • Mrs Julie Dillon (Admissions Manager)
  • Mrs Sarah Pennington (Admissions Manager) BA (Loughborough)
  • Miss Georgina Kay (Marketing & Development Assistant) BA (Bath Spa), MA (Bath Spa)

DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNAE RELATIONS

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

GAP ASSISTANTS

  • Miss Rosie Garnock
  • Miss Barbara King-Christopher

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 (Cambridge) 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)
  • Miss Katie Adams (ICT Technician)
  • Mr Connor Gibson (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 Luke Neale
  • Mr Bob Steel

PREMISES

  • Mr Julian Davis (Premises Team Leader)
  • Mr Phil Fennel
  • Mr Richard Hawkins
  • Mr Brian Merritt

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)