Governors & Staff

Relationships with parents and carers are truly valued at St Mary’s. We believe that a successful education rests upon strong partnerships between home and school. We are therefore wholly committed to establishing good parent/teacher relationships and we encourage parents to contact any member of staff at any time should they have concerns or simply want an interim report on progress.

St Mary’s Governors

Mrs Elizabeth Bevan

Position:
Chair
Qualifications:
BSc (Business Administration, University of Wales)

Mrs Melanie Loxley

Position:
Deputy Chair
Qualifications:
LLB (Law and Psychology, University of Keele)

Mr Graeme Lambert

Position:
Deputy Chair
Qualifications:
BComm (Commerce, University of Edinburgh)

Mrs Rachel Brown

Position:
Governor
Qualifications:
BA (Business and French, University of Aston)

Mrs Laura Gray

Position:
Governor
Qualifications:
LLB (Law, University of Kent)

Mr Jack Magill

Position:
Governor
Qualifications:
MA (English, Christ’s College, Cambridge)

Mrs Joanne Triggs

Position:
Governor
Qualifications:
Diploma in Personnel Management (University of Suffolk)

Mrs Brenda Morelli

Position:
Governor
Qualifications:
BA (Hons) Open University – Childhood and Youth Studies

The Chair of Governors may be contacted via the School Office.

Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Hilary Vipond

Position:
School Principal
Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) PGCE Dip Ed MEd NPQH

Miss Anwen Jones

Position:
Director of Senior School
Qualifications:
BEd (Hons) NPQH

Mrs Emma Stanhope

Position:
Director of Lower School
Qualifications:
G Mus PGCE NPQH

Mr Sean Cooke

Position:
Bursar

KINDERGARTEN STAFF

  • Miss Suzy Violett | Early Years Foundation Degree Level 2 Forest School | Kindergarten Manager
  • Miss Samantha Iddon | NNEB Dip | Kindergarten Practitioner
  • Miss Carla Martins | NVQ Level 3 in Childcare | Kindergarten Practitioner
  • Miss Dionne Patroklou | CACHE Level 3 | Kindergarten Practitioner
  • Miss Rachel Pyke | CACHE Level 3 | Kindergarten Practitioner
  • Mrs Lynn Suttle | BTEC National Certificate in Childhood Studies Level 3 | Kindergarten Practitioner
  • Mrs Donna Turner | CACHE Level 3 | Kindergarten Practitioner
  • Miss Laura Williams | CACHE Level 3 | Kindergarten Practitioner

LOWER SCHOOL TEACHING STAFF

  • Mrs Denise Adamson | BA (Hons) QTS |Assistant Director of Lower School (Pastoral); Assessment Coordinator, Class Teacher
  • Mr Mark Bainton | BEd (Hons) | Director of ICT
  • Mrs Sandra Bowler | Level 2 Forest School | Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Gill Boyd | Dip Ed | Class Teacher; Geography Coordinator
  • Miss Robyn Cheeseman | CACHE Level 3 | Prep Practitioner
  • Mr Christopher Daniels | BEd (Hons) QTS | Music Teacher
  • Mrs Alex Heather | BA (Hons) PGCE | French
  • Mrs Karen Howard | NNEB CACHE Diploma Level 2 | Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Emma Jones | BA (Hons) QTS | Class Teacher; Subject Leader for Mathematics, History Co-ordinator
  • Mrs Carolyn Kurzynski | BEd (Hons) | Class Teacher, RE Co-ordinator
  • Mrs Deryn Lilley | BA (Hons) PGCE | PE
  • Mrs Elisavet Mangwana | MA PGCE | Class Teacher, Healthy Schools Co-ordinator
  • Mrs Hazel Pritchard | BA (Hons) PGCE | Class Teacher, Eco Schools Co-ordinator
  • Mrs Alice Rassell | BA (Hons) QTS | Forest Schools Leader
  • Mrs Sarah Rees | CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3 | Teaching Assistant
  • Miss Brogan Simpson | BA (Hons) | Class Teacher, DT Co-ordinator
  • Mrs Sue Sutton | Cert Ed | Class Teacher; Art Co-ordinator
  • Mrs Hayley Taylor-Howse | BA (Hons) PGCE | Class Teacher, Science Co-ordinator
  • Mrs Zoe Wentworth | BA (Hons) QTS | Assistant Director of Lower School (Academic); Preparatory Class Teacher; Assessment Co-ordinator

LOWER SCHOOL NON-TEACHING STAFF

  • Mr Ivan Birchmore | Caretaker
  • Miss Louise Clarke | Lower School Office Assistant
  • Mrs Toni Lovegrove | Head of Marketing, Admissions and Communications
  • Mrs Johanna Lowery | School Shop Manager
  • Mr Mark Mangwana | Network Manager
  • Mrs Jane Nangle | Finance Officer
  • Mrs Sarah Nicholls | Marketing Officer
  • Mrs Jenefer Rudling | Lower School Office Manager
  • Mr Kym Stroud | Site Manager
  • Mrs Justine Tierney | Registrar
  • Miss Anne Walker | Finance Manager

LOWER SCHOOL VISITING STAFF

  • Ms Karen Binks | Dip (Musical Theatre) | Theatre Arts Academy
  • Miss Millie Binks | | LAMDA
  • Mrs Mary Blanchard | B Mus | Flute and Piano
  • Mr Timothy Clapp | Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Popular Musics, Certificate in Education | Drums
  • Miss Chantelle Cook | | Cheerleading
  • Miss Stephanie Cook | | Ballet
  • Mr Ashley Ford | ECA | Tennis
  • Mrs Caroline Gibbon | | Piano and singing
  • Miss Kelly Jones | BA (Hons) in Music | Violin and Viola
  • Ms Alison Kent | BA (Hons) in Art History | Cookery
  • Mr Colin Matthews | LLCM, CertMusic Ed, TCL | Brass
  • Mrs Helen Wright | BA | Singing

SENIOR SCHOOL TEACHING STAFF

  • Mr Mark Bainton | BEd (Hons) | Director of ICT
  • Mrs Claire Bowell | BA (Hons) PGCE | Music
  • Mrs Angela Bush | BEd (Hons) | Head of Classics; Latin
  • Mrs Colette Byford | BA (Hons) | PE
  • Mrs Lucille Callaghan | LLB (Hons) PGCE | SENCo and Mentoring Co-ordinator; English
  • Mrs Charlotte Chamberlain | BA (Hons) PGCE | Modern Foreign Languages
  • Miss Fiona Cross | BA (Hons) | Head of Music
  • Miss Rebecca Doe| BA (Hons) | Modern Foreign Languages
  • Mrs Lisa Gibbs | BA (Hons) PGCE | Mathematics
  • Mrs Anderley Hampson | BEd (Hons) | English
  • Mrs Rachel Harries | BA (Hons) PGCE | Head of Drama; English
  • Miss Emma Hawkins | BEd (Hons) | Head of PE
  • Mrs Vivienne Heath | BEng (Hons) PGCE | Mathematics
  • Mrs Elizabeth Holmes | BA (Hons) PGCE | Modern Foreign Languages
  • Mrs Jude Johnson | BEd (Hons) | Head of PSHEE; PE; Careers
  • Miss Anwen Jones | BEd (Hons) NPQH | Geography
  • Mr Andrew Kershaw | BEd (Hons) | Science
  • Mrs Helen Lally | Cert Ed PGCE | Head of Food and Nutrition
  • Mrs Victoria Lascelles | BMus (Hons) | Choral Director
  • Mrs Florence Lazos | BA (Hons) PGCE | Art
  • Mrs Jackie Maydon | BEd | Textiles
  • Miss Joanna Middleditch | BSc (Hons) | Head of Year; Wellbeing Co-ordinator; PE; Healthy Schools Co-ordinator
  • Mrs Marina Mitchell | BEd (Hons) PGCE | Head of English; Head of Year
  • Mrs Luminita Murray | BSc (Hons) MSc | Head of Year; Biology
  • Madame Chrystelle Napolitano | Licence es Lettres (CAPES anglais) | Head of Modern Foreign Languages
  • Mrs Katie Palfree | BA (Hons) PGCE | Textiles
  • Mrs Caroline Parry-Jones | CertEd FETC | Head of Textiles
  • Mrs Claire Pullen | BSc (Hons) PGCE | Maths
  • Mr Benjamin Rassell | BA (Hons) MA PGCE | Head of History; Round Square Co-ordinator; School Council
  • Mrs Ruth Robinson | BA (Hons) PGCE | Head of Year; Head of Religious Studies
  • Mr John Saunders | BA (Hons) PGCE | Head of Art
  • Mr Roque Segade Vieito | BA (Hons) PGCE | Head of Science
  • Miss Alison Tew | BSc (Hons) MSc PGCE | Head of Year; Biology; Study Skills; Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator
  • Mr Anthony Varela | BSc (Hons) PGCE | Head of Mathematics; Assessment Manager
  • Dr Marian de Vooght | MA PhD | Dutch
  • Mrs Sarah Wilding | BA (Hons) PGCE | Head of Geography; Eco-Schools Co-ordinator

SENIOR SCHOOL NON-TEACHING STAFF

  • Mrs Zoe Branfoot | Science Technician
  • Mrs Val Cassell | Librarian
  • Miss Katherine Cooper | Senior School Office Assistant
  • Mrs Alexis Cornell | Textiles Technician
  • Ms Sue Gibson | PA to the Principal
  • Mr Alan Godley | Minibus Driver
  • Mr Ahmad Golabi | Caretaker
  • Mr David Grimshaw | Minibus Driver
  • Mrs Anna Lambert | Data and Admin Support
  • Mrs Susan Lee | Textiles Technician
  • Mrs Toni Lovegrove | Head of Marketing, Admissions and Communications
  • Mrs Johanna Lowery | School Shop Manager
  • Mr Mark Mangwana | Network Manager
  • Mrs Debra Marchant | Senior School Office Manager
  • Mrs Jane Nangle | Finance Officer
  • Mrs Sarah Nicholls | Marketing Officer
  • Miss Alyson North | Examinations Officer
  • Mr Ray Parker | Estates and Health and Safety Manager
  • Mr Mike Pavey | Minibus Driver
  • Mr Richard Pavitt | Minibus Driver
  • Mrs Mary Polley | Senior School Office Assistant
  • Mr Patrick Reynolds | Finance Supervisor
  • Mrs Louise Stevenson | Senior School Office/Marketing Admin
  • Mr Barrie Strawson | Minibus Driver
  • Mr Kym Stroud | Site Manager
  • Mrs Justine Tierney | Registrar
  • Miss Anne Walker | Finance Manager
  • Mrs Elizabeth Wallace | MA (Hons) | Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Coordinator

SENIOR SCHOOL VISITING STAFF

  • Mrs Mary Blanchard | B Mus | Flute and Piano
  • Mrs Velma Guyer | BM BB | Singing
  • Mrs Cheryl Jessop | Postgraduate Diploma in Early Music | Violin and cello
  • Mr Colin Matthews | LLCM, CertMusic Ed, TCL | Brass and saxophone
  • Mrs Kiyo Reeves | PGCE, Lifelong Education Sector | Japanese
  • Mrs Helen Wright | BA | Singing

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