Staff & Governors

Senior Leadership Team

Mr Alastair Thomas

Position:
Headmaster
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Dr Paul Quinn

Position:
Director of Finance and Operations
Qualifications:
BSc Hons, PhD

Mrs Victoria Evans

Position:
Deputy Head Academic, Head of Assessment, Years 3-6 Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mr Varun Footring

Position:
Deputy Head Pastoral, EYFS and Years 3 to 6 Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Qualifications:
M. Ed, BA Hons, PGCE

Mrs Pippa McConnell

Position:
Head of Pre-Prep, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Qualifications:
BEd Hons

Mrs Jennifer Shaw

Position:
Head of Years 3 and 4, Year 4 Form Teacher, Mindfulness Coordinator
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mr Neil Jackson

Position:
Head of Years 5 and 6, PE & Sport Teacher, Year 6 Form Teacher
Qualifications:
BSc Hons, PGCE, ASA Level 2 Swimming Coach, CNWM Level 3 Cert Forest School Leadership

Mrs Nicole Burroughs

Position:
Director of Admissions, Communications & Marketing
Qualifications:
BA Hons

Governors

Mr Shaun Forrestal

Position:
Chair
Qualifications:
MEng, MPhil, MBA – Former parent

Address for correspondence:
Mr Shaun Forrestal
The Manor Preparatory School
Faringdon Road
Abingdon
OX13 6LN

Mrs Sian Champkin

Qualifications:
LLB – solicitor and Partner at Knights Solicitors Professional Services Limited heading up the corporate Team.

Mrs Debra Clayphan

Qualifications:
BA, PGCE, MSc. Former Head of Learning Development and Pupil Wellbeing at St Edward's.

Mr Tom James

Mr Tom James
Qualifications:
BSc, MSc. Former Sub-Warden at St Edward’s School.

Dr Lucy MacLaren

Qualifications:
BSc Hons, MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP, MRCPCH – Former paediatrician, GP.

Mr Simon McConnell

Simon McConnell
Qualifications:
MNAEA, Head of Residential Sales at Carter Jonas

Mrs Margaret Ruiseal

Qualifications:
MA – Global HR Transformation Director at Johnson Matthey, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants, former parent.

Mrs Sue Sowden

Qualifications:
BSc(Hons), AKC, PGCE, Adv Dip Ed (Open) – Former Head of St Mary’s School in Wantage and Former Registrar at Headington School.

Mrs Anita Stokes

Mrs Anita Stokes
Qualifications:
BA Hons & PGCE. Former Deputy Head of The Manor

Mr Stuart Wooldridge

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Qualifications:
BSc, FCA, Partner at KPMG LLP

Early Years

Mrs Vicky Alsworth

Position:
Pre-Nursery Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
BTEC Level 3 Childhood Studies

Mrs Janet Bicarregui

Position:
Reception Teaching Assistant, Reception French Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE, MSc, DPhil

Mrs Tania Constance

Position:
Early Years Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
NVQ Level 3

Mrs Anna Dashwood

Position:
Nursery Teaching Assistant, EYFS and Year 1 and 2 Forest School Leader
Qualifications:
CACHE Level 3 Dip Pre-School Practice, Level 3 Cert Forest School Programme Leadership (QCF)

Miss Cathy Dennis

Position:
Nursery Teacher (maternity cover)

Mrs Sharon Grillo

Position:
Reception Teaching Assistant

Ms Lisa Harris

Position:
Nursery Lead Practitioner
Qualifications:
BA, NNEB, NPQICL, Level 3 Foundation Degree in Arts

Miss Tracy Heath

Position:
Pre-Nursery Lead Practitioner, Breakfast Club Coordinator
Qualifications:
NNEB, BA Early Years Level 6

Mrs Denise Higgins

Position:
Nursery Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sarah Howe-Davies

Position:
Nursery Teaching Assistant

Mrs Samantha Howse

Position:
Pre-Nursery Teaching Assistant, Key Person
Qualifications:
Foundation Degree in Early Years Level 5

Miss Lucy Ingram

Position:
Reception Teacher, Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator
Qualifications:
BA Religious Studies, QTS

Mrs Karen Lygo

Position:
Pre-Nursery Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education

Mrs Sharron Parkinson

Position:
Reception Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
NNEB

Mrs Clare Sandford

Position:
Reception Teacher, Pre-Prep English Coordinator
Qualifications:
BEd Hons

Mrs Miriam Slade

Position:
Reception Teacher (maternity cover)

Mrs Jenny Smith

Position:
Pre-Nursery Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
BA Hons

Mrs Laura Vernède

Position:
Teacher, Pre-Prep and Prep Learning for Life (PSED/PSHEE) Coordinator (currently on maternity leave)
Qualifications:
BSc Hons, PGCE

Years 1 and 2

Mrs Carol Bartley

Position:
Year 1 and 2 Teaching Assistant

Miss Beth Davis

Position:
Year 1 Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
Foundation Degree, Level 3 Dip in Residential Childcare

Mrs Tracy Dunne

Position:
Year 1 Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
B Prim Ed

Mrs Fiona Gold

Position:
Year 2 Form Teacher
Qualifications:
PGDip, BA Hons, QTS

Mrs Nicola Gordon

Position:
Year 2 Form Teacher, Pre-Prep Humanities Coordinator
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mrs Emma Gower

Position:
Year 1 Form Teacher, Pre-Prep Maths Coordinator
Qualifications:
BA Hons, QTS

Mrs Rachel Haines

Position:
Year 2 Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
Dip Childcare & Education

Mrs Victoria Lewis

Position:
Year 1 Form Teacher, Pre-Prep Humanities Coordinator (currently on maternity leave)
Qualifications:
BA Primary Education, QTS

Mrs Lenka Murdoch

Position:
Year 2 Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
BA Level 6, QTS

Mrs Rebecca Neill

Position:
Year 1 Form Teacher
Qualifications:
NNEB, BA Hons, PGCE (Early Years)

Mrs Laura Porter

Position:
Teacher (Currently on Maternity Leave)
Qualifications:
BA, PGCE

Mrs Sarah Willmott

Position:
Year 1 Form Teacher (maternity cover)

Miss Samantha Wood

Position:
Year 1 Teaching Assistant

Years 3 to 6

Mrs Amanda Bodley

Position:
Years 3 to 6 Teacher
Qualifications:
BSc Hons, PG Dip Law, PCGE

Mrs Sarah Chaffey

Position:
Year 3 Form Teacher

Miss Georgina Ellard

Position:
Year 3 Form Teacher, Gifted, Able and Talented Coordinator, Head of RE
Qualifications:
BA (Ed) Hons, QTS

Mrs Sarah Fifield

Position:
Year 4 Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mr Phillip Gaskin

Position:
Year 4 Form Teacher

Mrs Sarahjane Gillies

Position:
Year 4 Form Teacher, Prep Forest School Leader, Head of Geography
Qualifications:
BA Early Childhood Studies, QTS, Level 3 Advanced Award in Forest School Leadership

Mrs Emma Holman

Position:
Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Hons

Miss Eleanor Ingram

Position:
Year 5 Form Teacher, Head of Learning for Life, PE and Sport Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Sport, Coaching and Physical Education

Mrs Victoria Laurie

Position:
Years 3 to 6 Teacher
Qualifications:
PGDip, BA Hons, PGCE

Mrs Annie Leung

Position:
Teacher
Qualifications:
QTS, BEd Hons

Mrs Liz McGill

Position:
Year 6 Form Teacher, Head of History, Years 5 and 6 Humanities Teacher, Year 6 English Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mrs Lucy Pater

Position:
Year 3 Form Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Hons, UWE, PGCE

Mr Harrison Read

Position:
Year 5 Form Teacher, Head of Maths, Manor Fun Coordinator, Manor Fun DSL
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE, Level 4 FA Football Referee

Mrs Hannah Thomas

Position:
Year 6 Form Teacher, Head of Science, Pre-Prep and Prep Science Coordinator, Years 3 to 6 Teacher
Qualifications:
BSc, PGCE

Mr Richard Valentine

Position:
Year 5 Form Teacher, Head of Design Technology, Manor Fun Co-ordinator, Manor Fun DSL
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mrs Pippa Webb

Position:
Years 3 Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
NNEB

Other Subject Teachers

Mrs Natalie Abbott

Position:
EAL Co-ordinator
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PG Cert EAL

Mrs Louise Cloke

Position:
Learning Support Assistant
Qualifications:
BSc Hons

Mrs Catherine Duff

Position:
Head of Food and Nutrition, Educational Visits Coordinator, Charities/Community Links Coordinator, Year 1 and 2 Swimming Teacher, PE Teacher, Manor Fun Co-ordinator, Manor Fun DSL

Mrs Danielle Footring

Position:
Head of Drama
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mrs Rhonda Forbes-Smith

Position:
Director of Sport and PE, Head of Girls’ Sport
Qualifications:
England Netball Level 2 Coach and Tutor, ILEX dip (Employment Law), CIPD Cert (Human Resources)

Mrs Joanna Hornsey

Position:
Head of Learning Support, SENCO
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE, Cert. Dyslexia & Literacy

Mr Michael Jennings

Position:
Music Teacher

Mrs Fiona Lewis

Position:
Head of English, Years 5 and 6 Teacher
Qualifications:
BA, PGCE

Mrs Catherine Mentzel

Position:
Librarian
Qualifications:
BSc Hons Royal College of Nursing

Miss Samantha Melotti

Position:
1:1 Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Fiona Mullaney

Position:
Head of Computing, Prep and Pre-Prep Computing Coordinator, Pass and 3Sys Coordinator

Mrs Emma Naylor

Position:
Prep Learning Support Coordinator
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE, AMBDA, MA - Special Learning Difficulties

Mrs Kayleigh Scotcher

Position:
Head of Art
Qualifications:
BA Hons Fine Art, SCITT QTS

Miss Rachel Pearmain

Position:
Director of Music
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mrs Jude Plater

Position:
Learning Support Specialist Teacher
Qualifications:
BEd Hons, PGCert Literacy Difficulties

Mr Andrew Roberts

Position:
Head of Boys' Sport, Director of Extra Curricular Activities
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mme Anne-Gaëlle Spikes

Position:
Head of French, Head of Latin, Head of Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning
Qualifications:
Maitrise, PGCE

Mrs Hannah Teal-Wright

Position:
Learning Support Assistant
Qualifications:
BA Hons Music, PGCE

General Teaching Assistants

Miss Charlotte James

Position:
General Teaching Assistant

Visiting Music Teachers

Mrs Clare Cottingham

Position:
Piano
Qualifications:
BEd Hons, CT ABRSM

Mrs Alison Cutting

Position:
Violin
Qualifications:
BA

Mr Stephen Cutting

Position:
Brass
Qualifications:
ALCM, BA Hons CNAA, ARCM

Mr Robert Davies

Position:
Guitar
Qualifications:
BSc, PGCE

Ms Jane Fenton

Position:
Cello
Qualifications:
AGSM Soloists Performance Diploma

Mr Steve Gower

Position:
Drum Kit and Percussion, Ukelele
Qualifications:
BA

Ms Jenny Hill

Position:
Harp
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGdip TCM, ARCM

Mrs Karen Kidd

Position:
Clarinet
Qualifications:
MA Hons

Ms Olga Meadows

Position:
Piano
Qualifications:
MMus CT ABRSM Dip ABRSM (teaching) QTS, Grade 5 Jazz Piano

Ms Kari Moffatt

Position:
Singing
Qualifications:
MA, MSc

Mr Glyn Rowlands

Position:
Piano
Qualifications:
BA Hons, ABRSM

Mrs Clare Woodall

Position:
Singing Teacher

Administrative Staff

Miss Kerry Arnold

Position:
Marketing and Admissions Assistant
Qualifications:
AMCIS Dip Schools Marketing, GNVQ Media Communications and Production

Mrs Louise Dench

Position:
Assistant Bursar (Currently on Maternity Leave)
Qualifications:
BA Hons, FCA

Ms Rachel Hodgson

Position:
HR Officer
Qualifications:
CIPD

Mrs Sarah Horrox

Position:
School Secretary

Mrs Philippa Johnson

Position:
Music Department Administrator
Qualifications:
Dip HE

Mrs Liia Latypova

Position:
Assistant Bursar (Maternity Cover)

Ms Jackie Mann

Position:
Bursary Administrator

Mrs Judy Ramm

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Position:
School Nurse
Qualifications:
RN

Mrs Katherine Sherbourne

Position:
Communications and Admissions Assistant

Mrs Joanne Tse

Position:
Executive Assistant to the Headmaster

Key Ancillary Staff

Mr Chris Arnold

Position:
Housekeeping Manager and Maintenance Assistant

Mr Robert Bland

Position:
Gardener

Mr Mike Bogue

Position:
Minibus Driver

Mrs Christine Carswell

Position:
Minibus Driver

Mr David Copping

Position:
Minibus Supervisor

Mrs Emma Dodd

Position:
Catering Manager

Mrs Dee Evans

Position:
Minibus Supervisor

Mrs Fiona Francis

Position:
Minibus Supervisor

Mrs Sue Matthews

Position:
Bus Supervisor, Playground Supervisor

Mr Zeeshan Najmi

Position:
IT and Network Manager
Qualifications:
BS Computer Engineering, MSc Data Telecoms and Networks

Mr Andy O’Shaughnessy

Position:
Minibus Driver

Mr Dave Stepney

Position:
Site Manager

Revd Peter Wilkinson

Position:
School Chaplain

Mrs Jane Winfield

Position:
Minibus Supervisor

Mr Richard Winfield

Position:
Minibus Driver

Where Next

Open Day

Please join us for our Open Day on Saturday 8 October.
We look forward to meeting you!

Open Day

For more information visit www.manorprep.org/admissions