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Staff & Governors

Senior Leadership Team

Mr Alastair Thomas

Position:
Headmaster
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mrs Victoria Evans

Position:
Deputy Head Academic, Years 5 and 6 Science Teacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Head of Assessment
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mr Varun Footring

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

Mr David Ramm

Position:
Bursar
Qualifications:
BSc Hons, ACMA

Mrs Pippa McConnell

Position:
Head of Early Years, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Extended Day Co-ordinator
Qualifications:
BEd Hons

Mrs Emma Gower

Position:
Head of Years 1 and 2, Year 2 Form Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Hons, QTS

Mrs Jennifer Shaw

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

Mr Neil Jackson

Position:
Head of Years 5 and 6, PE & Sport Teacher, Head of Learning For Life, Year 6 Form Teacher, Year 3 and 4 Forest School Leader
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

Early Years

Mrs Vicky Alsworth

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

Mrs Janet Bicarregui

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

Mrs Tania Constance

Position:
Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
NVQ Level 3

Miss Camilla Copping

Position:
Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Mrs Anna Dashwood

Position:
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 Rebecca Evans

Position:
EYFS Curriculum Co-ordinator, Teacher
Qualifications:
NNEB, BA Hons, PGCE (Early Years)

Mrs Denise Higgins

Position:
Teaching Assistant

Ms Lisa Harris

Position:
Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
BA, NNEB, NPQICL, Level 3 Foundation Degree in Arts

Miss Tracy Heath

Position:
Pre-Nursery Co-ordinator, Manor Fun Leader, Breakfast Club Co-ordinator
Qualifications:
NNEB, BA Early Years Level 6

Mrs Samantha Howse

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

Miss Lucy Ingram

Position:
Teacher
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:
Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
NNEB

Mrs Laura Porter

Position:
Teacher
Qualifications:
BA, PGCE

Mrs Clare Sandford

Position:
EYFS Assessment Co-ordinator, Teacher
Qualifications:
BEd Hons

Ms Jane Seggons

Position:
Nursery Nurse
Qualifications:
BEd Hons

Mrs Jenny Smith

Position:
Nursery Nurse
Qualifications:
BA Hons

Mrs Laura Vernède

Position:
EYFS and Year 1-2 PSED and PSHEE Co-ordinator, Teacher
Qualifications:
BSc Hons, PGCE

Miss Katie Wells

Position:
Teaching Assistant

Years 1 and 2

Mrs Carol Bartley

Position:
Year 2 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Tracy Dunne

Position:
Year 1 Teaching Assistant and Learning Support Assistant
Qualifications:
B Prim Ed

Mrs Sarah Fifield

Position:
Year 2 Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mrs Aislinn Goodman

Position:
Year 2 Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
LLB Hons, Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Mrs Rachel Haines

Position:
Year 1 Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
Dip Childcare & Education

Mrs Emma Holman

Position:
Year 2 Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Hons

Mrs Monique Langman

Position:
Year 2 Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
BEd Hons

Miss Victoria Lucas

Position:
Year 1 Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Primary Education, QTS

Mrs Theresa Masih

Position:
Year 1 Teaching Assistant (Currently on Maternity Leave)
Qualifications:
Level 3 Dip Child Care and Education

Mrs Lenka Murdoch

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

Mrs Lucy Pater

Position:
Year 2 Form Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Hons, UWE, PGCE

Mrs Claire Shadbolt

Position:
Year 2 Form Teacher, Mindfulness Co-ordinator
Qualifications:
BSc Hons, PGCE

Years 3 to 6

Mr Jonathan Chitty

Position:
Years 5 and 6 English and Maths Teacher, Director of Extra-Curricular Activities
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mrs Rhiannon Demain

Position:
Years 3 and 6 Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Ed with Music Hons

Miss Georgina Ellard

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

Mrs Sarahjane Gillies

Position:
Year 1-2 Forest School Leader, Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Early Childhood Studies, QTS, Level 3 Advanced Award in Forest School Leadership

Miss Kate Holland

Position:
Year 3 Form Teacher
Qualifications:
BSc, PGCE

Mrs Annie Leung

Position:
Teacher
Qualifications:
QTS, BEd Hons

Mrs Liz McGill

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

Mrs Jude Plater

Position:
Year 3 Form Teacher
Qualifications:
BEd Hons, PGCert Literacy Difficulties

Mrs Carolyn Putter

Position:
Year 4 Form Teacher, Head of Geography
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mr Harrison Read

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

Mrs Hannah Thomas

Position:
Year 6 Form Teacher, Years 3 to 6 Teacher
Qualifications:
BSc, PGCE

Mrs Pippa Webb

Position:
Years 3 and 4 Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
NNEB

Mrs Jane Williams

Position:
Head of Science, Year 4 Form Teacher
Qualifications:
BEd Hons

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 and Charities/Community Links Coordinator, Year 1 and 2 Swimming Teacher, PE Teacher

Mrs Danielle Footring

Position:
Head of Drama
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mrs Rhonda Forbes-Smith

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

Mrs Diana Gottfried

Position:
Learning Support Manager, Learning Support Teacher
Qualifications:
OCR Cert SpLD, RSA Dip (Bus)

Mrs Joanna Hornsey

Position:
SENCO
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE, Cert. Dyslexia & Literacy

Miss Eleanor Ingram

Position:
PE and Sport Teacher, Year 5 Form Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Sport, Coaching and Physical Education

Mrs Fiona Lewis

Position:
Years 5 and 6 English and Maths Teacher, Computing Co-ordinator, Head of English
Qualifications:
BA, PGCE

Mrs Catherine Mentzel

Position:
Librarian and Hospitality Assistant
Qualifications:
BSc Hons Royal College of Nursing

Miss Rachel Pearmain

Position:
Assistant Director of Music
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mr Andrew Roberts

Position:
Head of Boys' Sport, Year 5 Form Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mrs Sue Side

Position:
Head of Art, Years 4 to 6 Art Teacher
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE, PGCAEP

Mme Anne-Gaëlle Spikes

Position:
Head of French, Latin & Verbal Reasoning, PASS/3Sys Academic Administrator
Qualifications:
Maitrise, PGCE

Mr Richard Valentine

Position:
Head of Design Technology
Qualifications:
BA Hons, PGCE

Mrs Clare Woodall

Position:
Director of Music
Qualifications:
MA, PGCE

General Teaching Assistants

Mrs Sarah Goldthorpe

Miss Hetty Mentzel

Position:
General Teaching Assistant

Miss Erin Parkinson

Miss Kalaycia Robinson

Position:
General Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
Level 3 Dip Childcare and Education. Studying BA Hons

Miss Amelie Woods

Position:
General Teaching Assistant
Qualifications:
MSc, BSc

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 Lisa Howarth

Position:
Singing
Qualifications:
MA, BA & MM

Mrs Karen Kidd

Position:
Clarinet
Qualifications:
MA Hons

Ms Kari Moffatt

Position:
Singing
Qualifications:
MA, MSc

Mrs Rachel Prince

Position:
Piano and Violin
Qualifications:
BMus (RCM), Dip RCM (teaching), PGCE

Mr Glyn Rowlands

Position:
Piano
Qualifications:
BA Hons, ABRSM

Mr Richard Thorne

Position:
Flute
Qualifications:
BA AMusA

Mrs Rebecca Van Den Berg

Position:
Singing
Qualifications:
GSMD BMus

Administrative Staff

Miss Kerry Arnold

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

Mr David Bridgford

Position:
FCA Accountant

Mrs Heather Brown

Position:
Bursary Administrator

Mrs Louise Dench

Position:
Assistant Bursar
Qualifications:
BA Hons, FCA

Mrs Becky Goodwin

Position:
Executive Assistant to Headmaster
Qualifications:
BA Hons

Mrs Sarah Horrox

Position:
School Secretary

Mrs Philippa Johnson

Position:
Music Department Administrator
Qualifications:
Dip HE

Mrs Judy Ramm

Position:
School Nurse
Qualifications:
RN

Mrs Kate Rawlins

Position:
HR Officer
Qualifications:
CIPD in HR Practice

Key Ancillary Staff

Mr Chris Arnold

Position:
Maintenance and Groundskeeper

Mr Robert Bland

Position:
Gardener

Mr David Copping

Position:
Minibus Supervisor

Miss Fatima De Andrade

Position:
General Services Manager

Mrs Fiona Francis

Position:
Minibus Supervisor

Mr Richard Gordon

Position:
Minibus Driver

Mrs Lisa Johnson

Position:
General Services Manager

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

Mr Richard Winfield

Position:
Minibus Driver

Governors

Mr Shaun Forrestal

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

Address for correspondence: Mr Shaun Forrestal c/o Mr D Ramm, Clerk to the Governors, The Manor Preparatory School Faringdon Rd Abingdon OX13 6LN

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Mrs Sian Champkin

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

Mr Tom James

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

Mr Darren Jones

Qualifications:
ICAEW – Head of Group Financial Planning and Analysis, Vodafone.

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 Jan Rimmer

Mrs Jan Rimmer
Qualifications:
Cert Ed, AMBDA – Former Head of Learning Support at The Dragon School.

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:
Former Deputy Head of The Manor, BA Hons & PGCE

Where Next

The First Few weeks of Remote Learning

The Manor community has embraced the first few weeks of remote learning, both in school and at home.

Watch our video HERE for a flavour of what we have been up to!