Dr Peter Gardener

Dr Peter Gardner

Founder and Director

B.A. Hons., Dip.Psych., M.A., Ed.D., A.F.B.Ps.S., C. Sci., CMgr MCMI, F.Inst.D.

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, BPS Chartered Psychologist, Full Member BPS Division of Neuropsychology, BPS Special Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists,

Faculty of Paediatric Neuropsychology

Chartered Scientist, Health and Care Professional Council, Registered Psychologist: Practitioner Counselling Psychologist, Practitioner Educational Psychologist, Practitioner Forensic Psychologist, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, Chartered Manager, Member of the Chartered Management Institute, Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Mr David King


B.Ed. Hons (University of Liverpool), M.I.A.

Teaching Staff

Mrs Jackie Clark

Mrs Jackie Clark

Head of Lower School, Lower School Teacher

BSc Comb Hons (Exeter University), PGCE (Bath University), SpLD (Southampton)

Mrs Lorna Maccormac

Mrs Lorna MacCormac

Head of Upper School, Upper School Teacher

MA (Oxon), PCGE (Kings London)

Mr Richard Caley

Mr Richard Caley

Head of Sixth Form, Head of Oak House, Upper School Teacher

BA Hons, PGCE (South Glamorgan Inst. Higher Education) Hornsby Diploma SpLD


Mrs Shelagh King

Head of Learning Support, Upper School Teacher

B.Ed(Hons) University of Exeter, SENIOS, AMBDA

Simon Coombes

Mr Simon Coombes

PE Teacher

BSc. Hons, Sports Studies, PGCE (University of Bath)

Ms Della McGuckian

6th FormTeacher

BA Hons (Bath Spa), MA SpLD/Dyslexia (Bath Spa),AMBDA

Helen McGarrigle

Mrs Helen McGarrigle

Maths Teacher and 6th Form Teacher

BA (Hons) Open University. BDA 2


Mrs Janice Raffle

Head of Science

B.Sc. Hons, University of Surrey, PGCE (Southampton)

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Miss Hannaleen van der Merwe

Head of Music

HDE – Bloemfontein Teachers’ Training College (South Africa) Abschlussbescheinigung (Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria)

Mr Mark Ball

Mr Mark Ball

Design and Technology Teacher

B.Ed Hons in PE & ICT

Mrs Helen Booth

Mrs Helen Booth

Lower School Teacher

BA Hons (University of Warwick), PGCE (Bath College of Higher Education), Hornsby Diploma SpLD

Mrs Wendy Dopheide

Mrs Wendy Dopheide

Head of Drama

BA (Hons), PGCE (London University)


Mrs Mikyla Francis

English, Drama and PSHE Teacher

B.Ed Hons (Utrecht University The Netherlands), Major in Social Studies ESL Teacher Cambridge GCSE Examiner

Mrs Jacqui Gillan

Mrs Jacqui Gillan

LowerSchool Teacher

Cert E.d. (Salisbury)

Mr Pete Goodings

Mr Pete Goodings

Head of Maths

B.Sc Hons (Leeds Met University), PGCE (Southampton)

Mrs Gwen Goodings

Mrs Gwen Goodings

Head of English

BA Hons (University of Huddersfield), PGCE (Leeds)

Miss Hannah Johnson

Miss Hannah Johnson

Information Technology Teacher

BSc ICT (University of Glamorgan) PGCE (Swindon SEITT)

Kelly Pullen

Miss Kelly Pullen

Lower School Teacher

BA (Hons) (MMU Cheshire)PGCE (Bath Spa University)

Victoria Swerdlow

Mrs Victoria Swerdlow

Lower School Teacher

B.Sc. Hons (Bristol)PGCE (Roehampton)M.Ed (Bristol)

Dean Filkins

Mr Dean Filkins

History Teacher

BA Hons (University of Winchester), MA (University of Gloucestershire), PCGE (University of Sunderland)

David O'Connor

Mr David O’Connor

Head of Art, Design and Technology

B.A. Hons in Fine art (Sunderland Polytechnic) Higher Diploma in Fine Art -( Slade School of Fine Art-UCL) Cert Ed- University of Southampton Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors

Mr David King

History Teacher

B.Ed. Hons (University of Liverpool) MIA

Mrs Lynn Noble

Food Technology Teacher

BSc (Hons) Home Economics & PGCE (Bath Spa)

Mr Robert Fielder

Lower School Teacher, Head of PE and Games

BSc Hons Sports Coaching, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Mr Matthew Dean

Art & Design Teacher

BA (Bournemouth Arts University

Mrs Elisabeth Wrench

Lower School Teacher

BA Hons Oxon, English language/literature, QTS North Wiltshire S.C.I.T.T

Mrs Sally McMullen

English Teacher

Miss Jemma McCleery

Science Teacher

Specialist Staff

Mrs Elizabeth Hatton

Mrs Elizabeth Hatton


MA, Integrative Child Psychotherapist


Mrs Helen Twentyman

Deputy Head of Learning Support and Occupational Therapist


Mrs Marion Hughes

Occupational Therapist

B Sc Hons Occupational Therapy HCPC

Mr Thomas Cope

Speech and Language Therapist

Mrs Michelle Prout

Speech and Language Therapist

Mrs Emma Morrey

Mrs Emma Morrey

Occupational Therapist

DipCOT HCPC registered. SROT

Mrs Rosemary Eachus

Mrs Rosemary Eachus

Speech and Language Therapist

MA Linguistics & Language Pathology, BA, certMRCSLT, HCPC(reg), MSc, AMBDA


Miss Sarah Sharpe

Speech and Language Therapist

B.Sc. Hons, Speech Sciences, RCSLT HCPC

Mrs Christine Sawyer

THRIVE Practitioner

Emotional Learning Support Assistant

Foundation Degree in Education Studies for Teaching Assistants (Bath Spa Uni)
NVQ Level 3 Specialist Teaching and Learning Support
NVQ Level 3 Supporting Children and Young People


Mrs Sarah Bishop

Iona Gray

Mrs lona Gray

Head of Boarding and Pastoral Care

DesignatedSafeguarding Lead, Advanced Training First Aid at Work, including Paediatric First Aid Administration of Medication

Mrs Fiona Filkins

Deputy Head of Boarding and Houseparent for Girls Yrs 9 – 13

Diploma in Children’s studies Understanding Dyslexia First Aid at Work Channel General Awareness Medicines Awareness for Schools


Mr Charles Anderson

Houseparent for Boys, Yrs 10 and 11

MA in Politics and International Relations Emergency First Aid in the Work Place with an Emphasis on the Outdoor Environment UKCC Rugby Coaching Level 2 World Rugby Strength and Conditioning Level 1


Mrs Coral Wedd

Houseparent for 6th Form boarders

NVQ 4 CCLD Child Protection Training First Aid at Work, including Paediatric First Aid Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Care of Medicines – Advanced

Mrs Sarah Bishop

Houseparent for boys, Yrs 3 – 9   

Mr Andy Wedd

Houseparent for boys, Yrs 3 – 9   

Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning & Development (NVQ L3 CCLD)
3 day First Aid, Medication Administration in Schools
Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Supervisor Training Course
Coastal & Countryside Camping Endorsement & Leader Course

Miss Amy Cleaver

Houseparent for Girls Yrs 3 – 8

NVQ 3 CCLD Child Protection Training First Aid at Work, including Paediatric First Aid Care of Medicines – Advanced Administration of Medicines

Administration Staff

Mrs Carolyn Shipstone

Mrs Carolyn Shipstone MBE

Head of Admin and Marketing, PA to Headmaster


Mrs Claire Cooper

HR Officer


Mrs Wendy Cull



Mrs Justine Palmer

Finance Administrator

Mrs Jan Lock