St Teresa’s Senior Staff

Academic Year 2023–2024

A full list of Senior staff is available as a downloadable PDF:

Senior Staff List (PDF)

Executive Director – Mr M Farmer BA (Hons), PGCE
Headmistress – Dr C McShane MA (Oxon), M.Phil (Cantab), PhD
Deputy Head (Pastoral) – Mrs R Whitton BSc (Hons)
Deputy Head (Academic) – Mr S Field BSc (Hons), NPQSL
Director of Operations – Mr A Ellison
Assistant Head – Head of Sixth Form – Miss C Pitchford BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd, NPQSL
Senior Teacher – Miss G Nelson BEd (Hons)

Academic Staff

Mrs S Ahmed BSc (Hons),PGCE – Mathematics
Mrs A Allen – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs M Angel MBE, BA (Hons), PGCE – Head of Business & Economics
Mrs D Beattie MSci(Hons),PGCE – Chemistry
Mr J Bennett BA (Hons) – Sports Graduate Assistant
Mr W Benskin BA (Hons) – Head of Modern Foreign Languages
Dr H Benzing-Shears BA (Hons), MA, PhD, PGCE – History
Mrs S Bird BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQML – Geography
Mrs S Bosscher Ahmad BA (Hons), PGCE – Art and Photography
Mrs C Branfoot BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip. in Learning Support – Learning Support
Mr D Breeze BA (Hons), PGCE – History
Ms A Brownell BA, MBA – Learning Support
Miss E Buckett BSc (Hons) – Director of Sport, Head of Swimming, Physical Education
Miss A Burgess BA (Hons), MA, PGCE – Art & Design, Equality, Diversion & Inclusion Coordinator
Miss S Burke BA (Hons), PGCE – Mathematics, Data Co-ordinator
Mrs S Carvalho PGCE – French and Spanish
Mrs L Chapman BA (Hons) – French, German, Spanish
Miss J Church BA (Hons), ALCM, AISTD, DDE – Drama, LAMDA
Mr J Clark BA (Hons), MA, PGCE – Geography
Ms J Clarke BA (Hons), PGCE – English
Mrs K H Clarke BEd (Hons) – Librarian
Miss L Collins BSc, PGCE – Physical Education
Dcn S Conrad BA (Hons) Dunelm, PGCE, NPQH, CCRS – Religious Studies
Miss H Davis BA (Hons) PGCE – Art
Miss N Dean MSc , BA (Hons) – Head of Biology
Mrs K Durham BA (Hons), PGCE – English
Mrs C Edwards BSc (Hons), PGCE – Head of Science, Physics
Miss S Elliott BA (Hons), PGCE – Head of Hockey, Physical Education
Dr S Evans BSc (Hons), PhD, DIC, MRSC – Head of Chemistry
Mrs H Fairbanks BSc (Hons) – Learning Support
Mr S Field BSc (Hons), NPQSL – Mathematics, Computer Science
Miss S Fogwill BA (Hons) – Head of Swimming, Physical Education
Mrs C Forti BSc (Hons) – English as an Additional Language
Mr M Fuller BSc (Hons) PGCE – Mathematics
Mr J Garlic BSc (Hons), PGCE – Head of Physics
Miss S Gibson BA (Hons), PGCE – Physical Education
Mr M Giles BA (Hons), PGCE, CCRS – Head of Religious Studies
Mr A Gill BSc (Hons), M.Phil, PGCE – Psychology, Teaching & Learning Co-ordinator
Mrs M Gonzalez-Weekes BA (Hons), PGCE (Barcelona) – Head of Spanish
Mr A Gosling BA (Hons), PGCE, MA – Religious Studies
Mr D Graham BA (Hons), DipABRSM, PGCE – Music
Mrs D Granada Herbello BA PGCE – Spanish
Mrs C Gurney BA (Hons) Physical Education
Mr O Hall BSc, PGCE – Physical Education
Miss J Hansen BA, MA, PGCE – Director of Performing Arts
Ms C Harding BA, MBA – Spanish & French
Mrs C Harrison BA, PGCE – Learning Support
Mrs L Harwood – Physical Education
Miss F Hawkey BA (Hons), PGCE – Art & Design
Mrs H Hibberd PGCE – Head of German
Ms S Hobkinson BA (Hons), PGCE – Head of Geography
Mrs R Holland BSc (Hons), PGCE – Biology, Chemistry
Ms P Hooghan BSc (Hons), PGCE, DipSpLD – Learning Support
Miss H Huston BA (Hons) – Art Technician
Miss S Kay BA, PGCE – Head of Academic PE
Mrs L Keen – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs C Kenton BA, HDE, Dip.SpLD – Learning Support
Miss S Kulici BA (Hons), PGCE – English
Mrs L Linaker BSc, PGCE – Head of Food Preparation and Nutrition
Miss M Marsden BA (Hons) – Head of History and Government & Politics
Miss L McDowall BA (Hons) – Head of Mathematics
Mrs K McGrath BA (Hons), PGCE – Head of English
Dr C McShane MA (Oxon), M.Phil (Cantab), PhD – Latin, Classical Civilisation, English
Mr O Melvin BA (Hons), MA PGCE – Drama
Mr A Mirza BA (Hons) – Religious Studies
Mrs A Moncrieffe MA (Ed), PGCE, L7 (CPTAAA), Dip SpLD, BA (Hons) – SENCO/Head of SEND
Mrs F Monro BA (Hons), MA, QTS, CCET – Learning Support
Mr V Neate BA (Hons) PGCE – Mathematics
Miss G Nelson BEd (Hons) – Examinations Officer, Acting Director of Sport
Mrs C Newman – Language Assistant
Mr M Norris BA (Hons), GDip Teaching Secondary – Head of English as an Additional Language, English
Mr K Nunkumar BSc (Hons), H.E.D. – Mathematics
Mrs E Ossai BA (Hons), PGCE – Dance
Mr D Palmer BA (Hons), PGCE, LRSL, CCRS – Science and Computing
Mrs T Pearson MSc, PGCE – Science
Miss C Pitchford BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd, NPQSL – Drama, UCAS Coordinator, Head of Department for EPQ
Dr V Poffley BA (Hons), DPhil (Oxon), PGCE – Head of Classics, Latin, Classical Civilisation
Mr F Quar BA, PGCE – Latin and Classical Civilisation
Mrs S Randall – Head of Careers
Miss A Roberts – Head of Netball and Cricket
Mrs M Rowcliffe – Head of Racquets
Mr J Rynn BSc (Hons) – Biology
Miss S Shear BA (Hons), PGCE – Co-Head of Art & Design
Miss R Skilbeck BSc (Hons) – Biology
Mrs J Smith BA (Hons), MA, PGCE – English
Miss L Smith – Sports Graduate
Mr M Stephens BSc (Hons), PGCE – Science
Mrs M Stephens BSc (Hons) – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs C Stubbs BEd (Hons) PGCE – English, KS3 Coordinator
Mr G Tindall BEd (Hons) – English
Mrs J Uren BA (Hons), PGCE – Co-Head of Art & Design
Miss L Weller BSc (Hons), PGCE – Physics
Mrs C Yalden GRSM (Hons), ARCM, ARCO, PGCE, FISM – Director of Music
Mrs S Yvon-Case Licence (distinction) (France), PGCE – French, Spanish

Heads of Year

Year 7 – Miss A Burgess
Year 8 – Miss S Fogwill
Year 9 – Mr O Melvin
Year 10 – Miss S Gibson
Year 11 – Dr H Benzing-Shears
Sixth Form – Miss C Pitchford
Assistant Head of Sixth Form – Ms J Clarke

Heads of House

Mr K Nunkumar – Senior Head of House (St Dominic)
Mr M Norris (St Benedict)
Mr M Stephens(St Francis)
Mr V Neate (St Ignatius)
Mr M Fuller (St Tabitha)

Boarding Staff

Mrs Z Wragg – Head of Boarding
Miss G Sillars – Deputy Head of Boarding
Mrs E Hill – Boarding Housemistress
Miss L Lynch – Boarding Housemistress
Miss G Klem, Miss A Mentiplay, Miss L Towler – Boarding Gap Assistants

Admissions and Marketing

Mrs A Charles – Director of Admissions
Mrs N Menzies – Director of Marketing & Communications/
PA to the Executive Director
Mrs R Cope BSc, MSc – Admissions Officer
Mrs G Snowden – Admissions Assistant
Miss K Gresham – Marketing Apprentice
Mr M Bradford – Videographer


Miss S Naughten – PA to the Headmistress, Receptionist
Mrs N Mostert – Administration Assistant, PA to Deputy Heads
Mrs R Norris – Staff Secretary
Mrs C Forti – Receptionist
Mrs C du Preez Gale DipEA, MEPAA – Music & Performing Arts Assistant

School Nurses

Ms S Papageorgiou RGN, BSc (Hons) – Lead Nurse
Mrs J Curtis RN Dip BSc (Hons)
Mrs K Dring BSc (Hons), MSci
Mrs K Norris BSc (Hons)

School Doctor

Horsley Medical Centre, East Horsley

School Counsellors & Pastoral

Ms K Wilder MBACP
Mrs E Moore MBACP
Mrs J Sladen – Pastoral Assistant and ELSA


Mrs L Harber – Operations Assistant
Mrs G Gray – Office Assistant

Human Resources

Mrs J Tyerman BSc (Hons) MCIPD – Head of HR
Mrs K Babler – Recruitment Manager and HR Advisor


Mrs C Minikin BA, ACA – Director of Finance
Mrs D Hayward BA – Accountant
Mrs C Norris AAT, ACCA – Fees Ledger Controller
Mrs S Kimble – Finance Assistant
Mrs J de Voil NVQ Level 2, Laser Learning Award (Spld) Level 3 – Finance Assistant
Mrs B Krige BSc, PGCE, Bookkeeping Certification – Finance Assistant
Mrs Sheelagh Morrison – Finance Assistant


Mr R Monks (Facilities and Estates Manager),
Mr D Gale, Mr I De Agrela, Mr A Lopes, Mr R Nedza, Mr J Pearson, Mr A Cook (Groundsman),
Mr K Dobson (Caretaker)


Mr S Lewis (Ecogenie Cleaning Ltd),
Mrs A Dloniak-Markowska (Cleaning Supervisor), Mrs M Biszczanik (Laundry Assistant)


Ms C Barr – Transport Manager
Mr G Affleck, Ms L Barr, Mr M Blunt, Mr M Bowerman, Mr S Braham, Mr M Colston, Mrs B Giberson, Mr D
Harding, Mr P Hollis, Mr P Miller, Mr C Pidgeon, Mrs K Pidgeon, Mr A Stewart, – Drivers


Mr G Harvey (Catering Manager, Harrison’s),
Mr J Henson (Area Manager, Harrison’s)

IT Support

Mr D Wijas, Mr B Barna, Mr G Allen

Laboratory Technicians

Miss C Parkes HE Dip (Biological Sciences),
Ms E Tidy BSc (Hons), Mrs S Holland

Food Technician

Mrs C Gatford

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Mr M Stephens – Coordinator
Mr M Norris – Coordinator

Combined Cadet Force

Mr W Pollard BSc – Coordinator


Ms A Craig BCom CA CMC FIC BHSI – Equestrian Director
Mrs T Wise BHSAI – Centre Manager (on Maternity Leave)
Miss G Wood – BHSAI – Chief Instructor & Centre Manager
Miss K Sayer FdSc – Administrator
Ms J Lord BHSAI, Mrs E Pollard, Mrs K Spence BHSAI, Mr E Forbes BHSII – Freelance Instructors
Miss E Bennett, Miss C Paice, Miss L.Phi, Miss L Turner – Freelance Grooms

Peripatetic Music Staff

Mrs S Barnes, BMus (Hons) PGCE – Cello
Mr T Caister GRSM (Hons), ARCM, PGCE
Mrs T Charlesworth, BMus(Hons), BSc, DipRCM(Teach) – Bassoon
Miss L Geldard, ARCM, RCM Dip.Perf. – Flute
Ms G McIlwraith, BMus LGSM LLCM ALCM, Adv Opera – Voice
Mrs N Haysted BA(Hons) – Clarinet and Saxophone
Mrs D Huber, ALCM – Piano
Miss B Hull, BMus (Hons) – Violin
Mr D Lee, BA (Hons) – Drum Kit, Percussion
Mr A Nash, GLCM (Hons) – Brass
Mr D Smith, AGSM – Guitar
Mrs H Taylor, BA (Hons), ALCM, LGSM – Piano
Mrs G Wallace, GRSM LRAM – Violin
Mrs H Wharmby, BMus, LRSM, ISM – Piano