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  • Niall FitzGerald

    Chairman
      Niall FitzGerald KBE (Chairman) is father of one Old Cumnorian daughter.  He has been Chairman and CEO of Unilever, Chairman of Reuters and Chairman of Trustees at the British Museum and is now Chairman of several organisations including The Leverhulme Trust and The Smurfit Business School.  He lives in Lindfield.

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    • Nigel Welby

      Deputy Chairman
        Nigel Welby (Chairman of Development Committee) is father of three Old Cumnorian daughters.  He is involved with a number of businesses concerned principally with property investment, development and finance.  He is Executive Chairman of Retirement Villages Limited and lives in South Chailey.

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      • Jamie Bannon

          Jamie Bannon is father of two Old Cumnorian daughters.  He is an entrepreneur and his current focus is property and property development. He is an Ambassador for the Princes Trust and lives in Blackboys.

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        • Harriet Bastide

            Harriet Bastide, an Old Cumnorian herself, is mother of three, one Old Cumnorian son and daughter, with a son still at the school.  She works part time running Ann Widdecombe’s office.  She lives in Horsted Keynes.

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          • Shauna Bevan

              Shauna Bevan is mother of two current pupils, a son and a daughter, and she is a member of the Cockburn family with strong links to the School.  She is a Collectives Investment Manager at Charles Stanley. She lives in Lindfield.

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            • Rob Boardman

                Rob Boardman is a father of three who are all current pupils. He is the CFO of Holdingham Group, which provides independent, strategic advice to the world’s leading multinationals and financial institutions. Rob qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen and has a wide range of professional services and…

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              • Richard Burnett

                  Richard Burnett is a Housemaster at Tonbridge School and father of three children.  He is a co-founder of the Mindfulness in Schools Project.

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                • Olivia Hatrick

                    Olivia Hatrick is mother of three Old Cumnorians, two daughters and a son.  She is a GP Partner at Henfield Medical Centre.  She lives in Barcombe.

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                  • Sarah Jelly

                      Sarah Jelly (Chairman of Child Protection Committee) is mother of two Old Cumnorians, a son and a daughter.  She is a solicitor specialising in family law with a firm in Tunbridge Wells.  She lives in Lewes.

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                    • Mark Johnson

                        Mark Johnson was Headmaster of Cheam for eighteen years (retired in 2016) having taught at Summer Fields, Oxford for the previous seventeen. He has previously governed three other Prep Schools. He is currently the Managing Director of MJ Associates, is a Senior Adviser for RSAcademics, a non-executive Director of SchoolNotices…

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                      • Wol Kolade

                          Wol Kolade (Chairman of Risk Committee) is father of five, three Old Cumnorians, two daughters and a son, and two at the school, one daughter and one son.  He is a Managing Partner of Living Bridge Equity Partners and lives in Bolney.

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                        • Nick Parkhouse

                            Nick Parkhouse is father of four Old Cumnorians, two sons and two daughters.  He is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the McIndoe Surgical Centre at East Grinstead.  He lives in Chelwood Gate.

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                          • Peter Roberts

                              Peter Roberts (Chairman of Education Committee) is the Headmaster of King’s Canterbury and a father of three daughters.

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                            • Joanna Vanhegan

                                Joanna Vanhegan is mother of two Old Cumnorian daughters.  She is a QC and member of Wilberforce Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn, specialising in commercial and professional negligence litigation.  She is on the Board of Directors of Bar Mutual, the provider of professional indemnity insurance to the self-employed bar.  She lives in…

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                              • Christian Heinrich

                                Headmaster
                                  Christian Heinrich B.A. (Kent), PGCE Christian was an academic scholar at 13+ to King’s, Worcester and thence gained a B.A. in American Studies (Literature) at The University of Kent, Canterbury and a PGCE. from Westminster College, Oxford.  He has taught within prep schools since 1984.  Immediately prior to becoming Headmaster at…

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                                • Matt Mockridge

                                  Deputy Headmaster & Bursar
                                    Matt Mockridge B. Sc. (Edinburgh), PGCE Educated at Cumnor and Marlborough College, Matt gained an Honours degree in Pharmacology at Edinburgh. Eschewing the financial benefits of the pharmaceutical industry, he ran his own golf club business for 12 years before re-joining CHS as a Science and Maths teacher, gaining a…

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                                  • Christopher Walker

                                    Director of Studies
                                      Christopher Walker B.Sc, PGSE, FSS Christopher joined Cumnor in 2011 as Director of Studies, having taught in Oxford, Berkshire, Norfolk and Sussex. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and an active member of the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust. His favorite number is 256 and he knows that…

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                                    • Di Medhurst

                                      Senior Mistress
                                        Di Medhurst B.Ed (Oxon) Di began her teaching career at The Dragon School, Oxford, followed by two years at Harrow International School, Bangkok, where she also indulged her passion for travel. She has been teaching at Cumnor for fourteen years as a form taker for year 4 and French teacher up…

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                                      • Sarah Snell

                                        Head of Pre-Prep & Nursery
                                          Sarah Snell B.Ed (West of England) Having grown up in a Sussex Prep school, Sarah went on to do a PGCE at the University of the West of England (Bristol.) She then went on to teach at Eaton House Belgravia Pre-Prep followed by Wetherby Pre-Prep, where she was Deputy Head…

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                                        • Belinda Heinrich

                                          Headmaster's Wife
                                            Belinda Heinrich B.A. (Kent), PGCE Belinda was at Oakdene in Beaconsfield and thereafter read French with Italian at the University of Kent. Her PGCE was from Exeter University and she taught at Lady Eden’s and Kitebrook before joining Christian at Summer Fields. Married in 1985, they have 4 children.

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                                          • Paula Talman

                                            Director of Compliance, Health and Welfare
                                              Paula Talman has been the School Nursing Sister and Child Protection Officer at Cumnor since 2010. In 2015, Paula joined the management team as Compliance Coordinator. She graduated from Surrey University on two occasions firstly with an RN dip Adult and secondly with RN dip Child. Following this she studied at…

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                                            • Yvonne Turner

                                              Assistant Head
                                                Yvonne Turner B.Sc. (UNISA), Dip.Ed (Zimbabwe) Originally from Zimbabwe where she completed her education, Yvonne moved to the UK in 2004 and started working at Cumnor House in September 2005 in the Science department. She occupies a small piece of the Sussex countryside with her husband, two boys and three…

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                                              • Ben Chapman

                                                Assistant Head & Head of Cricket and Football
                                                  Ben Chapman B.A. (Oxford Brookes), PGCE Having parents who ran two successful Prep Schools, teaching always seemed an obvious occupation. A BA in Sport and Coaching Studies and Educational Studies from Oxford Brookes followed a Shrewsbury School education. A PGCE was gained whilst being Head of PE and Assistant Housemaster…

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                                                • Will Fuller

                                                  Head of Maths
                                                    Will joined Cumnor in 2014. He is a keen mathematician and enjoys developing his, and his pupils’ mental maths skills. Will studied in the city of Oxford for both his degree and then later for his PGCE. Will is also a keen sportsman and has represented Kent in both hockey…

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                                                  • Katie Kemp

                                                    Head of English
                                                      Katie Kemp moved to Cumnor after fourteen years at Oakhyrst Grange School in Caterham. Katie is a qualified teacher with a BA in History from Bedford College, London, and has four older children. She loves books, reading and history, and the outdoors – particularly walking, canoeing and camping in British national…

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                                                    • Simon Perry

                                                      Head of Science
                                                        Simon joined Cumnor in January 2015 bringing with him over 20 years’ experience of teaching Science. He read Human Biology at Oxford Brookes and took a PCGE in Science and PE at Bath University, working as a Haematology and Virology lab manager for 3 years in between. Injury curtailed an…

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                                                      • Kim Lambert

                                                        Assistant Director of Studies and Head of Modern Languages
                                                          Kim Lambert B.A. (Hons) French (UCL), PGCE Kim was born in that exotic part of the world known as Hampshire, and has taught at Cumnor since January 2013. She has a degree in French language and literature from UCL and a PGCE in French and German from Cambridge. Since a…

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                                                        • Jane Sykes

                                                          Head of Classics and Scholarship Co-ordinator
                                                            Jane Sykes B.A. (Hons) (Exeter) Jane grew up in Kent and read Law and Sociology at Exeter University. After working in HR and Marketing, she and her husband moved gradually further north, undertaking a variety of roles within boarding schools at both prep and senior level. Since 2001 she has taught Latin,…

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                                                          • Maureen Boyland

                                                            Head of Geography
                                                              Maureen Boyland B.A. (Rhodesia), PGCE, SpLD Maureen grew up in Zambia and studied Geography at the University of Rhodesia. This led to a PGCE and Head of Geography posts in schools in Zimbabwe. In 2001 her family arrived in England and her children joined Cumnor, whilst she spent a year…

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                                                            • James Timmis

                                                              Head of History
                                                                James joined Cumnor in 2013. He is Head of History and a Year 7 Form Teacher. He also helps organise cross-country running. James worked for three years in state education in England and then in international schools in China and the United Arab Emirates. Although his specialism has always been History, he…

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                                                              • Henry Tresidder

                                                                Head of Religious Studies
                                                                  Henry Tresidder is joined as Head of Religious Studies and a Year 7 Form Teacher in 2016. He recently completed his teacher training at The Marsh Academy, in South East Kent, with a BA Hons in Religion and Education, followed by a PGCE undertaken at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. Although…

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                                                                • Barbara Darlington

                                                                  Head of Art
                                                                    Barbara Darlington joined Cumnor after 10 years as Head of Art at Brighton College Prep school. Prior to that, she worked in London in several schools as Head of Art and as a freelance community arts worker for Kids Company and Age Exchange. Barbara graduated with a Fine Art degree…

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                                                                  • Tony Woods

                                                                    Head of Design Technology
                                                                      Tony Woods B.Ed (London) (Technology) Tony has been Head of Design and Technology since setting the department up in 2002. Before this he worked as a teacher in Croydon, Edenbridge and Tonbridge. He enjoys an active role taking teams in Football, Rugby and Cricket. He is married to Sibylla and…

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                                                                    • Ray Gabbard

                                                                      Director of Drama
                                                                        Ray Gabbard B.A. (College of Idaho), MM (Az), GTP (Drama), QTS American-born Ray has been teaching at Cumnor since 2010. He holds a BA in Music Education and an MMus in Vocal Performance from Arizona State University. Before becoming a drama teacher, Ray was on the professional stage in numerous…

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                                                                      • David Newbery

                                                                        Head of ICT
                                                                          David Newbery LTCL, GTCL David has been at Cumnor since joining in 2003, having spent many years in London, first studying singing and composition at Trinity College of Music, then as a teacher at the Eaton House group of schools where he was in charge of ICT and sport. He…

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                                                                        • Hazel Chant

                                                                          Head of Learning Enhancement
                                                                            Hazel Chant B.A. (Southampton), SpLD, PGCE Hazel has specialised in the education of children with additional needs throughout her career.  She studied Archaeology and History at the University of Southampton and chose children with learning difficulties as the focus of her teacher training. Teaching in a variety of settings including…

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                                                                          • James Tunstill

                                                                            Director of Music
                                                                              James Tunstill (BMus/RCM (Hons) ALCM), was second in charge of the Music Department, Head of Peripatetic Music and Head of PSHEE & Lifeskills at Hurtwood House School, Surrey, where he worked from 2000.  Having gained his first professional qualification whilst still at school, James then studied for 4 years at…

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                                                                            • Craig Burgess

                                                                              Director of Sport
                                                                                Craig is married with two young children and is joining us from Sandroyd School in Wiltshire, where he has been teaching PE, games and swimming for the last two years. He is well- acquainted with the boarding system, having also been Senior Housemaster at Sandroyd. Craig is a qualified teacher…

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                                                                              • Caroline Park

                                                                                Assistant Director of Sport / Houseparent / Head of Rounders
                                                                                  Caroline Park B.A. (Manchester Met) (Bus. and Sport), HND Sport Coaching, Dip. Applied Sport Psych. (Bath), QTS Caroline has a degree in Business and Sport, along with diplomas in coaching and sports psychology.  She came to Cumnor in 2011 as Head of Girls’ Games and PE, having become acquainted with…

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                                                                                • Rob Park

                                                                                  Houseparent
                                                                                    Rob joined Cumnor in 2013 taking over the running of the boarding house, with his wife Caroline. Alongside this he coaches games for both boys and girls. He enjoys all sports and can still be found playing cricket, and coaching the junior members at his local club in Fletching. He…

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                                                                                  • Reem Acason

                                                                                      Reem Acason is a qualified teacher with a Fine Arts degree. She has been teaching Art at Bennett Memorial School in Tunbridge Wells since 2007 but has also worked independently as an artist during this time, exhibiting her artwork in galleries and on her website. She uses a wide variety…

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                                                                                    • Scott Brand

                                                                                        Scott is an avid sportsman who joined as a GAP student from Zimbabwe in 2009 and has worked hard to get himself qualified in the relevant fields in order to get where he is today. He jointly runs the swimming department of the school, leads the athletics season and coaches…

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                                                                                      • Amanda Brown

                                                                                        Swimming
                                                                                          Amanda qualified as a swimming instructor in 2001 before opening her own swim school. She joined Cumnor House in 2008 and subsequently became Head of Swimming. She holds numerous swimming qualifications including ASA Level 2 and is a qualified Parent and Baby teacher. Having recently gained her Level 1 coach status,…

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                                                                                        • Pippa Chapman

                                                                                          Head of Hockey
                                                                                            Pippa Chapman B.Ed (Stellenbosch) Pippa joined Cumnor in January 2012. She enjoyed playing hockey for various teams whilst completing her B.Ed. at the University of Stellenbosch. She is currently Head of Year 3 and Head of hockey. She still enjoys playing hockey for East Grinstead hockey club and loves inventing…

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                                                                                          • Natalie Church

                                                                                              Natalie joined Cumnor in 2010 as Head of Year 3; since then she has changed roles, married and had two children.  The move to Cumnor was a move back home, as Natalie was brought up locally and attended Burgess Hill School. Prior to Cumnor she was head of KS1 in…

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                                                                                            • Kim Ellis

                                                                                              Junior English
                                                                                                Kim Ellis B.A. (Royal Hollaway, London), PGCE Kim joined Cumnor in 2012 moving down from Scotland after having taught in London for many years. She is Head of Junior English and has genuine passion for the written and spoken word, especially poetry. She relishes being outdoors with her family whether…

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                                                                                              • Julie Enticknap

                                                                                                  Dr Julie Enticknap B.Sc (East Anglia), Ph.D. (Warwick) Dr Julie Enticknap studied Biological Sciences at The University of East Anglia and specialised in Microbiology for her Ph.D. at The University of Warwick. She joined at Cumnor in 2010 after several years of postdoctoral research in the United States and in…

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                                                                                                • Graham Griffiths

                                                                                                  Assistant Director of Music
                                                                                                    Dr Graham Griffiths B. Mus (Edinburgh), D.Phil (Oxon), PGCE Graham studied music at Edinburgh University (BMusHons), Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (PGCE) and at Christ Church, Oxford (DPhil., Musicology). He joined Cumnor in 2010 as Assistant Director of Music responsible for teaching music to Reception children and Years 1 to…

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                                                                                                  • Crystal Gwilliam

                                                                                                      Crystal Gwilliam is looking forward to the challenge of helping to set up the new Science department and prep room. She is an experienced lab technician, having worked in laboratories since 2007. She has most recently been at Moira House in a very similar role to the one she will…

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                                                                                                    • Laura Harding

                                                                                                        Laura Harding BSc (Hons), MA (Queen’s College, London & Westminster) An Old Cumnorian, is a mother of three current pupils, two daughters and a son.  She continues to enjoy all sport, netball being her main focus throughout university and beyond – where she is involved as a coach, player and…

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                                                                                                      • Charley Harris

                                                                                                          Having completed her degree in Drama and Performing Arts at Middlesex University, Charley worked for many years as a professional actress and ran her own Theatre in Education company. She then made a move into the fashion world, working as a stylist on numerous pop videos, TV and music shows,…

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                                                                                                        • Ben Henderson

                                                                                                            Ben returned to Cumnor as a Teaching Assistant in the Pre-Prep in 2012 having attended as a pupil until 2002. He qualified as a teacher in 2013 and has since been a form teacher in Year 3, assisted with school trips, helped the boarding community and operated as Head of…

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                                                                                                          • Jane Hicks

                                                                                                            Head of Netball
                                                                                                              Jane arrived to teach at Cumnor in 2014. Sport has played an important role in her life, having represented the county in Hockey, Swimming and Netball. Throughout university and beyond Netball has been her main focus where she has been involved as both a player and as a coach. In…

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                                                                                                            • Nick McAdam

                                                                                                                Nick McAdam was at school at Brighton College for his A’ levels and went on to take a PGCE with a Maths Specialisation at Exeter after his BA degree in American Studies. He has taught in Prep and Primary schools in Sussex, mostly concentrating on Maths with games or PE.…

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                                                                                                              • Marie-Clare McMenemy

                                                                                                                  Marie-Clare McMenemy B.Sc (King’s London), PGCE Marie-Clare joined Cumnor in 2011 from the Secondary sector. A Biologist at heart, she also enjoys Physics and its close cousin, Mathematics. She has been a form teacher and seen many tutees through the senior part of the school. She is Head of Black…

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                                                                                                                • Penny Mussell

                                                                                                                    Penny Mussell B.Ed (Worcester College) Having been at Cumnor for over thirty years, Penny is the longest-serving member of the teaching staff. In that time she has taught many subjects and every age group from the Pre-Prep to Year 8. She is currently in charge of the library and enjoys…

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                                                                                                                  • Lotte North

                                                                                                                      Lotte joined in 2013, fresh from completing her NQT year at a secondary academy in West Sussex, teaching English up to GCSE level. Prior to this, she gained both a PGCE in Middle Years English from the University of Bath and a BA Honours in English Literature and Creative Writing…

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                                                                                                                    • Rachel Pengelly

                                                                                                                        Rachel Pengelly is a Maths enthusiast, having added a Primary PGCE with Maths Specialisation and SEND from Canterbury Christ Church to her Bachelor of Science honours degree. She also has over 40 Music and Dance qualifications! Rachel comes to Cumnor after two years at St. Lawrence CEP School, Sevenoaks, where…

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                                                                                                                      • Fiona Pullen

                                                                                                                          Fiona Pullan B.A. (Hons) Classics (UCL) Fiona started teaching Latin at Cumnor in September 1993. She also enjoys an active role taking teams in Netball, Hockey and Rounders. She is married to David and has three children, all of whom were pupils at Cumnor.

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                                                                                                                        • Andrew Rose

                                                                                                                            Andrew Rose M.A. (Cantab), PGCE Andrew is the school’s Ancient Mariner, having joined in 1993 after thirteen years in the City. He holds an M.A. in English from Trinity College, Cambridge, and a PGCE. After stints as 1st XV coach, Houseparent and member of the SMT, he now sits quietly…

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                                                                                                                          • Octavia Serrano

                                                                                                                              Octavia joined Cumnor in 2016 as a French and Latin teacher. She has been speaking French since birth, and while the same cannot be said of Latin, she can at least say that she has been singing in the language since the age of 8! Before completing her Primary PGCE,…

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                                                                                                                            • Gerard Shannon

                                                                                                                              Design Technology
                                                                                                                                Gerard trained as a Craft Design and Technology Teacher at Avery Hill College. He taught CDT in mainstream comprehensive schools in Kent and was second in department in Croydon. During this time his pupils achieved excellent GCSE results and succeeded in extra-curricular competitions in DT and various sporting events. Gerard…

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                                                                                                                              • Alex Thackway

                                                                                                                                  Alex Thackway B.Sc. (Lancaster), PGCE Alex joined us in 2013 from Bedford School. Before that he worked in Yorkshire for many years. In addition to being a passionate Science teacher, he enjoys coaching football, rugby and cricket. In his spare time, he is a keen rock climber and mountaineer. He…

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                                                                                                                                • Nick Tier

                                                                                                                                    NIck Tier B.A. (Hons) (Middlesex), PGCE Nick has been a prep school teacher since 1999, after working in advertising since leaving university. He joined Cumnor as a Maths teacher in 2009 and, together with his wife Emily, ran the boarding house for 4 years, including a very successful ISI interim…

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                                                                                                                                  • Hadon Westerby

                                                                                                                                    Head of Rugby
                                                                                                                                      Hadon Westerby B.Ph.Ed (Otago) Hadon joined Cumnor in 2013, initially as a sports teacher. He works in the Sports Department as well as running the website and social media for the school. In addition to heading up rugby at Cumnor and coaching the 1st XV, he is heavily in involved…

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                                                                                                                                    • Patrick Wigan

                                                                                                                                        Patrick Wigan B.A. (Manchester), PGCE This is Patrick’s ninth year as a teacher at Cumnor, but he also spent ten years here as a boy. After Cumnor he went to Eton College, where he enjoyed playing sport and the French Horn. He read languages at Manchester University before living in…

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                                                                                                                                      • Jo Clancy

                                                                                                                                          Jo qualified in 1982 as a Montessori teacher and taught for several years in Chelsea and Fulham before moving to France with her husband David to raise their young family. They returned in 1995, sending Katie, Harry and Jack to Cumnor. In 1995 Jo started working at Cumnor and is…

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                                                                                                                                        • Kelly Davis

                                                                                                                                            Kelly Davis B.Sc. (Kent), PGCE Kelly joined our Pre-Prep team in 2010. Having taught in both Year 1 and 2 she is now a Reception teacher and our EYFS co-ordinator. She oversees the RS and PSCHE curriculum within this area of the school as these are two subjects that she…

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                                                                                                                                          • George Elwes

                                                                                                                                              George completed her IPGCE in 2015 having gained a degree in English Literature as a mature student. She is a Year 1 class teacher.  She worked in public relations prior to having her family.  She has three sons, all of whom were pupils at Cumnor, and shares her ‘boy-filled’ life with…

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                                                                                                                                            • Bryony Heywood-Waddington

                                                                                                                                                Bryony joined Cumnor in September 2015, in Year 2 in Pre-Prep. She moved from Falkner House, London, where she spent six years teaching across the Early Years. Before completing her PGCE at the University of Cambridge Bryony gained a degree in Geography from Exeter. She is a keen sportswoman, having…

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                                                                                                                                              • Xanthe Lindsay

                                                                                                                                                  Xanthe joined Cumnor House Pre-Prep in September 2012. Prior to this, she was a volunteer at Cumnor and Brambletye schools whilst gaining her NVQ Level 3 as a Teaching Assistant. Her first job was helping to run the newly established Pre-Nursery at Holmewood House in 2011. She has three children.

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                                                                                                                                                • Helen Owers

                                                                                                                                                    Helen Owers has worked in the Reception Classes at Cumnor since 2009. Prior to that ,she was a Cardiac Nurse at The Brompton Hospital , London. She is the mother of four children, all of whom were pupils at Cumnor.

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                                                                                                                                                  • Kogie Govender

                                                                                                                                                      Kogie Govender is Montessori qualified and holds a degree from the University of Greenwich. She has taught in London, Kent and India. Kogie joined Cumnor House School in April 2015. She is a Year 1 class teacher and is currently completing her iPGCE with the University of Buckingham.

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                                                                                                                                                    • Sophie Anderson

                                                                                                                                                        Sussex born and bred, Sophie completed an Art and Design course at Brighton Art School and then worked in public relations in London before marrying her husband Mark and becoming an army wife. After 15 years and 13 houses all over the world they came home to live in Sussex.…

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                                                                                                                                                      • Fran Moulds

                                                                                                                                                          Having left a career in marketing and technical theatre in order to have a family Fran developed a love of education whilst acting as a Governor and working as a Special Needs Assistant at Barcombe Primary School before joining Cumnor in 2009.  Fran is currently covering Bryony Heywood-Waddington’s maternity leave…

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                                                                                                                                                        • Annabelle McIntosh

                                                                                                                                                            Annabelle is a qualified Montessori teacher and joined the Pre-Prep team in January 2008. She is a Year 2 class teacher.  She grew up in Sussex and has four children, all of whom were pupils at Cumnor.

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                                                                                                                                                          • Tim Freeman

                                                                                                                                                              Tim has worked extensively in the music and arts industries before moving to Sussex to bring up his children with his wife, a teacher. He joined Cumnor House in 2014, having taught Key Stage 1 children with special educational needs at a large primary school in Lewes. Tim brings with…

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                                                                                                                                                            • Emily Tier

                                                                                                                                                              Nursery Manager
                                                                                                                                                                Emily started working at Cumnor in 2009 and ran the boarding house with her husband Nick for four years, before becoming the school matron. She trained at Norland Nursery Training College and spent many happy years nannying and working in London, Hampshire and Sussex before having her own children, Nancy…

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                                                                                                                                                              • Nicky Forcier

                                                                                                                                                                  Nicky had been with the Nursery since its start in January 2015. After graduating from Homerton College, Cambridge, Nicky taught in London for seven years at Thomas’s Clapham, the last three as Year 1/2 coordinator. She stopped teaching to look after her three children but is thrilled to be back…

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                                                                                                                                                                • Genevieve Paterson

                                                                                                                                                                    Genevieve joined the new Cumnor Nursery in January 2015 as a part-time assistant. After graduating with a BEd (Hons) from Homerton College, Cambridge (where she was a keen rower) she became a Yr 2 classroom teacher at Eaton House, Belgravia, before moving to Broomwood Hall where she spent four years…

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                                                                                                                                                                  • Daphne Dillon-Robinson

                                                                                                                                                                      Daphne joined the Learning Enhancement Department in 2007. She studied for her degree at Exeter University, followed by a PGCE in London. After qualifying, she worked as a primary school class teacher in a variety of state and private schools. In 2009 she achieved a Level 5 OCR qualification to teach…

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                                                                                                                                                                    • Rosemary Froud

                                                                                                                                                                        Rosemary recently completed her first year teaching part-time in the Learning Enhancement Department at Cumnor in 2015. She studied for her degree at Cardiff and PGCE at Exeter University. After almost twenty years of classroom teaching with particular specialisms in English and Drama, she decided to fulfil a long standing desire…

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                                                                                                                                                                      • Debs Lovill

                                                                                                                                                                          Debs Lovill B.Sc. (AMCollT), PGCE After graduating from Manchester University, Debs worked for a PR agency and a management selection company specialising in communications. She took a PGCE course at Roehampton University and taught in London before moving to Sussex where she continued teaching whilst her two boys attended Cumnor.…

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                                                                                                                                                                        • Christine Wood

                                                                                                                                                                            Following a successful career in Journalism, Christine joined Cumnor 16 years ago as a Learning Enhancement Teacher. She has taught across all year groups both in the Pre-Prep and the Prep School. During her time at the school she has graduated from Brighton University with a theological degree, and completed certificates…

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                                                                                                                                                                          • Kate Levy

                                                                                                                                                                            Educational Psychologist
                                                                                                                                                                              Kate Levy B.Sc., M.Sc., C.Psychol, PGCE

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                                                                                                                                                                            • Glen Rowlan

                                                                                                                                                                              Music Administrator
                                                                                                                                                                                Glen joined Cumnor in September 2015 as Music Administrator but he is also a freelance composer and sound designer for Film and TV. He studied Music at Keele University and gained a Masters in Music Composition at Kingston University. Prior to Cumnor, Glen was teaching young people with Autism and…

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                                                                                                                                                                              • Will Anderson

                                                                                                                                                                                  From Scotch College, Melbourne.  Will enjoys snow skiing, swimming, sailing, cycling (mountain biking and road racing), film making, photography, and cars. He also plays the guitar. He is looking forward to travelling during the holidays.

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                                                                                                                                                                                • Devon Campleman

                                                                                                                                                                                    From Bishops College, Cape Town, South Africa. Devon is a very competent sportsman and he enjoys most sports.  He met our tour party to South Africa (Paddy Wigan and Pippa Chapman) in 2016 when we trained at Bishops. He is looking forward to travelling with friends around Europe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  • Brad Evans

                                                                                                                                                                                      Although from Zimbabwe, Brad has spent the last two years a student at Eastbourne College breaking all sorts of records on the cricket pitch. He is part of the Sussex Cricket Academy, and has played for Sussex 2nds. He wants to be a professional cricketer and needs to qualify for…

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                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jo Hammond

                                                                                                                                                                                        From Peterhouse School Zimbabwe.  Sister of Cal who was with us in 2013.  Jo is here for two terms before university in the UK.  She enjoys hockey, tennis, swimming and athletics but her main sport is rowing, having competed at the National Championships in South Africa. She is also plays…

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                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ellie Reardon

                                                                                                                                                                                          From All Saints Anglican School, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. She has been travelling for 1 month already: 3 weeks in USA and 1 week in Edinburgh for New Year. She enjoys musical theatre and most sports (and running), and is looking forward to more travel.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lily Tehan

                                                                                                                                                                                            From Geelong College, Victoria, Australia.  Lily knows Ela (from last year) who was from the same school.  She enjoys swimming, tennis and netball, and has had lots of work experience on her father’s farm.

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