House Staff supporting the LV Form are led by Housemistress Mrs Ali Visser, ably assisted by Miss Sarah Wright (Deputy Housemistress) and Mrs Sue Eaton (Day Housemistress). Mrs Visser has many years’ experience as a Housemistress; she has a home attached to Joyce Walters which she shares with her husband and two sons. As well as being a Housemistress, Mrs Visser teaches History and Politics in the Fifth Form and above. She has a BA from the University of Southampton, completed her PGCE in Leeds and has postgraduate qualifications in Boarding Practice and SpLD.
House Tutors from amongst the academic staff also come in during the evening. These are Miss Sharon Skelhorn, Miss Sarah Wilby, Mrs Caryn Harward, Mrs Heidi Marvin, Mrs Anne Thornton, Mrs Rebekah Lord, Mrs Faye Lovell, Mrs Lucy Weeden and Mrs Caroline Heathorn. The system of House Tutors works well, giving students an opportunity to meet with teaching staff in a more informal environment.
The House is named after Mrs Walters who was Headmistress of St Mary’s from 1972 until 1985, which was when the House opened. It is nestled among the other senior Houses of the school with stunning gardens and fabulous trees surrounding it. There is also a private courtyard garden for the girls to enjoy.
The girls in LV Form are encouraged to be independent and therefore have their own washing facilities and fully equipped kitchen.