Governors and Staff

The School Governing Body



Chairman K R B Jackson, MA FRSA
Members J Allen
Lt. Col. R G Cartwright, LVO
Mrs G Covill
S F R O’Brien, FCA
His Honour F Mitchell
Mrs S Parsons
P Walker
Headmistress Mrs A Sylvester-Johnson, BA
Clerk to the Governing Body and Bursar J Hutchison, MIB, MBA

The School Executive

Mrs Anna Sylvester-Johnson, BA (Kent) Headmistress
Chris Wolsey, MA (Nottingham) MEd (Buckingham) Deputy Headmaster
Chris Banfield, MSc (Open) MA (Leeds) Senior Master
John Hutchison, MIB (Southern Cross) MBA (Dallas) Bursar

The Senior Management Team

Russell Collins, BSc Hons (Cape Town) Director of Operations and Head of PVI
Kevin Darlington, MSc (LSE) Head of Sixth Form
Lee Faith, BSc (London Metropolitan) Master in Charge of Teaching and Learning
Mrs Sophie Gillen, MA (Oxon) Deputy Head of Sixth Form and PVI, Sutherland Tutor
J-D Price, BSc (Exeter) Senior Tutor

Heads of Faculty

Dr Anna Cairns, PhD (Oxon) English
Jacques van Vuuren, BSc (Manchester Metropolitan) Nat Dip Sports Mgmt (Nelson Mandela) Games and Physical
Mrs Aleid Farnum Ford, MA (Cantab) History of Art (Maternity Leave)
Luc Martin, BA (East Anglia) PhD (Cantab) Humanities
Matthew Smith, MMath (Exeter) Mathematics
Mrs Catherine McBride, BA (Dunelm) Modern Languages
Miss Sabrina Shah, BA (Brighton) School of Art and Design
Miss Mary Goodhew, MEd (Open) School of Dance
Mrs Kelly Quick, BA (Roehampton) School of Drama
Charles Janz, MA (Oxon) PGDip School of Music
David Evans, BEng (Bristol) PhD (Cantab) Science
Rob McGrath, BSc (Swansea) Social Sciences

Senior School Responsibilities

Ross Greenwood, BA (Canterbury) MEd (St Mary’s) Housemaster: Brearley
Miss Anya Latham, BA (Dunelm) Housemaster: Findlay
Oli Williams, BA (Bristol) Housemaster: Montefiore
Sam Robinson, BA (Sussex) MEd (Buckingham) Housemaster: Paget
Gus Docx, MA (Oxon) Head of EPQ
Ross Greenwood, BA (Canterbury) MEd (St Mary’s) Pupil Development/Outdoor Education
Bruno Kaczmarek, MA LEA (Lille) Visits Co-ordinator
Mrs Wendy Malseed, MA (Reading) Learning Support (Access Arrangements) Co-ordinator
Miss Charlotte Rhead, MBioch (Oxon) Outreach and Partnerships
Mark Robinson, MEng (Cantab) Gibbins Tutor
Sam Robinson, BA (Sussex) MEd (Buckingham) Careers
Mrs Christine Young, BEd (Lancaster) Dip SLD Cert TESOL SEND Co-ordinator

Senior School Academic Staff

* denotes also teaches in the Prep School
Chris Anderson, MA (Edinburgh) English
Mrs Ciara Anniboletti, BA (Perugia)* Modern Languages
James Bartlett, BA (Cantab) Music
Miss Adene Bennett, BA (Stellenbosch)* Games and Physical
Miss Danielle Bills Games and Physical
Mrs Alexandra Borthwick, BA (Oxon) MA (London) History of Art
Richard Brown, BSc (Southampton)* Games and Physical
Miss Emily Buckett, BA (Canterbury Christ Church)* Games and Physical
Dr Anna Cairns, PhD (Oxon) English
Paolo Canonica, MA (Cantab) MSc (LSE) AFBPsS Psychology/Chemistry
Miss Amy Cartwright, BA (Roehampton) MA (London) Digital Innovation and Learning
Miss Simone Cheshire, BA (Liverpool John Moores) History
Russell Collins, BSc Hons (Cape Town) Mathematics
Ms Carey Combe, BA (Roehampton) Classics and Ancient History
Mark Costin, BSc Hons (Southampton)* Games and Physical Education
Huw Daniel, BSc (London) Chemistry
Kevin Darlington, MSc (LSE) Ethics
Mrs Elizabeth Davies, BEd (Cantab) Mathematics
Emmanuel Diaz, Licence ès Lettres (Avignon) Modern Languages
Gus Docx, MA (Oxon) Geography
Mrs Silvia Downey, BA (Lima) Modern Languages
Edward Elstub, BA (Newcastle) MA (Middlesex) English
David Evans, BEng (Bristol) PhD (Cantab) Mathematics/Physics
Mrs Aleid Farnum Ford, MA (Cantab) History of Art (Maternity Leave)
Brad Forbes, MDiv (Fuller, Pasadena) Philosophy and Ethics/Religious Studies
Miss Lynne Francis, BA (Swansea) Modern Languages
Miss Georgia Galton-Ayling, BA (Oxon) English
Mrs Sophie Gillen, BA (Oxon)* Modern Languages
Miss Mary Goodhew, MEd (Open) Dance
Ross Greenwood, BA (Canterbury) MEd (St Mary’s) Mathematics
Miss Antonia Hall, BA (Winchester) Drama
Mrs Ilaria Harris, MA (Milan) Art
Mrs Saba Hassan, BSc (King’s) MSc (City) Mathematics
Mrs Lucy Hibbert, BA (Exeter) Mathematics
Dr Helen Hurst, BA (Cantab) PhD (Imperial) Biology
Mrs Sophie Jacobi, BSc (Dunelm) Physics
Charles Janz, MA (Oxon) PGDip Music
Mrs Wendy Jennings, MA (London) Modern Languages
Bruno Kaczmarek, MA LEA (Lille) Modern Languages
Mrs Alexis Kelly Cookery
Greg Kerr, BSc (Leeds) Physics
Dirac Lam, BEd (Hong Kong) BSc (Hong Kong) Biology
Miss Anya Latham, BA (Dunelm) Geography
Ben Lawson, BA (UWIC)* Games and Physical
Stan Le Pocréau, Licence ès Lettres (Rennes) Modern Languages
Miss Abigail Levesque, BA (Sussex)* Psychology/Mathematics
Adam Malcolm, MA (St Andrews) MSc (Oxon) History
Mrs Wendy Malseed, MA (Reading) English
Luc Martin, PhD (Cantab) History
Hadi Matar, BSc (Michigan) MSc (Edinburgh) Mathematics
Mrs Catherine McBride, BA (Dunelm) Modern Languages
Mrs Gill McCafferty, MSc (Oxon) Chemistry
Rob McGrath, BSc (Swansea) Economics
Tom Meston, BSc (Edinburgh) Mathematics
Miss Josie Middleton-Smith, BSc (Birmingham)* Games and Physical
Ms Caroline Mills, MA (Open)* Classics
Ms Julie Newton, BSc Hons (Cape Town)* Computing/
Miss Anastasia Nicola, BA (Kent) English
Miss Kate O’Connor, BA (Stanford) MSt (Oxon) MA (King’s) English
Ms Anna Rose O’Dwyer, BA (Dublin) MSc (Edinburgh) History/Politics
Jeremiah O’Sullivan, BEd (Leeds Metropolitan) Design Technology
Philip Peel, BSc (Portsmouth) Mathematics
Mrs Nicky Porter, BSc (Brunel)* Games and Physical
J-D Price, BSc (Exeter)* Biology/Geography
Mrs Kelly Quick, BA (Roehampton)* Drama
Miss Charlotte Rhead, MBioch (Oxon) Biology
Mrs Pamela Roberts, BA (Pretoria)* Modern Languages
Mark Robinson, MEng (Cantab) Physics
Sam Robinson, BA (Sussex) MEd (Buckingham) Geography
Ms Jane Sanderson, BSc (Imperial) Chemistry
Miss Sabrina Shah, BA (Brighton) Art
Ben Sin, MEng (London) Mathematics
Martin Slade, PhD (London) Biology
Matthew Smith, MSc (Exeter) Mathematics
Mrs Virginie Smith-Canham, Licence (Jean Monnet)* Modern Languages
Xiaoming Sun, MBA (Ulster) Modern Languages
Charles Tatchell, BSc (Bolton) Design Technology
Miss Helen Taylor, BSc (Gloucester) MA (UCL)* Biology/Chemistry
Jacques van Vuuren, BSc (Manchester Metropolitan) Nat Dip Sports Mgmt (Nelson Mandela) Games and Physical Education
Mrs Anushka Walsh, BSc (London) MA (London) Chemistry (Maternity Leave)
Mrs Sharon Waszkiewicz, BA (Reading) English
Oli Williams, BA (Bristol) Modern Language
Chris Wolsey, MA (Nottingham) MEd (Buckingham) Government and Politics
Miss Hannah Wood Teaching Assistant
Mrs Lizzie Wright, MA (Cantab) Chemistry

The Prep School Management Team

Miss Kate Bevan, MA (Surrey) Head of Prep School
Martin Smith, BEd (Surrey) Deputy Head of Prep School (Academic)
Miss Sophie Bartholomew, BA (Oxford Brookes) Deputy Head of Prep School (Pastoral)

Prep School Responsibilities

Miss Amy Kinross, BA (Warwick) Computing
Adam Ralph, BA (Buckinghamshire) MA (UWL) English
Mrs Alice Turner, BSc (London) EYFS
Mrs Sally Walls, BA (London) French
Mrs Lindsay Parker, BSc (Leeds) Gibbins Tutor
Miss Beth Dinsmore, BA PrimaryEd (Dunelm) Humanities
Mrs Lauren Albert, BA (Cape Town) Library
Ms Michelle Meeks, BEd (Maastricht) Mathematics
Mrs Josie Moore, BA (Leeds) Music
Stephen Townsend, LLB (Kingston) PSCHE
Miss Julie Driver, BSc (Swansea) RS
Martin Smith, BEd (Surrey) Science
Mrs Eileen Ahwai SENCO

Prep School Academic Staff

** denotes Senior School Staff
Class Teachers
Mrs Lauren Albert, BA (Cape Town) Prep 1
Miss Sophie Bartholomew, BA (Oxford Brookes) Prep 5
Miss Beth Dinsmore, BA PrimaryEd (Dunelm) Prep 3
Mrs Kate Foster, BA (Newcastle) Prep 1
Miss Nicola Groutage, BA (St Mary’s) Prep 2
Mrs Susan Holcombe, MA (London) Prep 6
Miss Amy Kinross, BA (Warwick) Prep 4
Ms Sheila McKeogh, MSc (UCL) Prep 4
Mrs Lindsey Parker, BSc (Leeds) Prep 2
Adam Ralph, BA (Buckinghamshire) MA (UWL) Prep 5
Stephen Townsend, LLB (Kingston) Prep 6
Miss Clarissa Trant, BA (Exeter) Prep 3
Miss Rebecca Tucker, BA (Leeds Metropolitan) Kindergarten
Mrs Alice Turner, BSc (London) Kindergarten
Subject Teachers
Mrs Chiara Anniboletti, BA (Perugia) ** P6 Latin
Miss Julie Driver, BSc (Swansea) RS and Maths
Clifford Edwards, BEd (Kwa-Zulu, Natal) KG-P2 PE and Games, P2 Music and Movement, P4 Maths
Miss Emma Gregory, BA (Manchester) Art and DT
Miss Abigail Levesque, BA (Sussex) ** P6 Maths
Mrs Josie Moore, BA (Leeds) Music/KG and Prep 1 Music and Movement
Ms Julie Newton, BSc Hons (Cape Town) ** P5/P6 Computing, P6 Geography
Miss Helen Taylor, BSc (Gloucester) ** Prep 6 Science
Mrs Sally Walls, BA (London) French

Learning Support – Support Teachers

Mrs Sara Cowie, BA (Bristol)
Miss Denise Curran, BA (Plymouth)

Classroom Assistants

Ms Aleksandra Cholewa, MA (Maria Curie-Sklodowska)
Miss Rio Colman, BSc (Hertfordshire)
Mrs Shelia Francis
Mrs Sue French
Miss Sarah Humphreys
Mrs Samantha Leigh
Mrs Julie Papworth
Mrs Victoria Price
Mrs Virginie Smith-Canham, Licence (Jean Monnet)
Mrs Catherine Veloso, BA (Westminster)
Mrs Yvette Villet

Visiting Teachers

Ms Elide Cosentino, Pilates CSEN Contemporary, Jazz
Ms Makiko Fukuda, Dip RAD (PDTD) Musical Theatre, Ballet
Ms Lauren Griffin, Dip Laines, ISTD DDI Acro Gymnastics, Theatre Jazz, Musical Theatre, Stretch Conditioning
Ms Larna Martin, Cert Ed RAD (Dance Education) Acro Gymnastics
Ms Lisa Millard, Dip RBS (TCPD) AISTD (CSF) Ballet, Modern and Tap
Ms Kate Scott, Dip Rambert, NATD (Contemporary) Ballet, Contemporary, Silver Swans
Miss Erica Bartrum, BA (Essex) Drama/LAMDA

Learning Support

Mrs Sara Cowie, BA (Bristol)
Mrs Alison Shafiee, BA (Kent) MA (Bath Spa)


Luke Anthony, MPhil ALCM DipABRSM Guitar, Bass and Piano
Joel Bell, PhD PGDip PGCE PGCert Guitar
Adrian Crawford, GDLM Saxophone
Miss Calyssa Davidson, BMus (Hons) MPerf Violin and Viola
Andrew Davies, MA, PGDip RAM Voice
Miss Charlotte Eksteen, GRSM ARCM DipRCM ’Cello
Mrs Jenny Hatfield, GRNMC Voice
Clement Hetherington, BMus (KCL) MMus (GSMD)
Ms Serena Kay, BMus (Hons) PG Dip Opera (RCM)
Mrs Katy Lees, BA (Cantab) Voice
Tom Lees, GRNCM ARCM Brass
Brian Lynch, BA ARCT Guitar
Ms Zia Moranne, BA (Oxon) Piano
Kieran Parker, Dip RMSM Adv Cert (Moeller) Percussion and Drums
Jamie Rock, BA, MA, MMus Voice
Mrs Louisa Sparks, MMus RAM LRAM Flute and Recorder
Ivo Stankov, LRAM PGDip RAM Violin and Viola
Ian Stuart, BA DipASRCM Clarinet, Saxophone and Recorder
James Underwood, BMus Violin and Viola


John Hutchison, MIB (Southern Cross) MBA (Dallas) Bursar
Miss Catherine Voysey Registrar
Mrs Diana Russell Assistant to the Headmistress
Mrs Anthea Marshall, AGSM SMT Assistant
Ms Jane Goss, BA (London College of Printing) School Assistant
Mrs Maya Sunda, BSc (Gdansk) School Assistant
Mrs Sue Watkins School Assistant
Mrs Katherine Fennell Administrative Assistant
Miss Clare Griffiths, BA (Kingston) Prep School Assistant
Lt Col Stephen Barnwell, BMus (Royal Military School of Music) Examinations Officer
Mrs Carol Selimi, HNC AAT FCCA Management Accountant
Mrs Kathy Khan, AAT Bursar’s Assistant/Fees Clerk
Mr Rana Iftikhar, BSc (Greenwich School of Management) Bursar’s Assistant
Mrs Amy Lumsden, BSc (Roehampton) Finance Assistant
Miss Angela Platt, BA MSc MCLIP MA (Roehampton) Librarian and Archivist
Christo Nel, B.Tech IT (Nelson Mandela University) Data Manager
Siva Sivasuthan, BSc (London) Network Manager
David Leach Senior ICT Technician
Chris George ICT Technician
Miss Chloe Hemming, BA (Bournemouth) Art Technician
Stephen Ballard Laboratory Technician
Mrs Xiujie Sun, BSc, MBA (Liaoning) Laboratory Technician/Administrative Assistant
Andy Ward, BSc (Oxford Brookes) Technical Theatre Manager
Reece Baskett Theatre Technician
Miss Alice Lewis, BSc (Liverpool John Moores) School Nurse
Kevin Vacher Estates Manager
Alan Savage Catering Manager
Josh Stephens Head Chef

School Keepers

School Keepers
Derek Brown Robert Harrison
Karl Byrne Karl Maddock
Perry Denn Joe O’Brien
Paul Doran Peter Scott
Albert Harrison Lutfi Shebana

Gardeners and Groundsmen

Head Gardener
Joe Rudd
Ian Dean

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