View teacher profiles

Bedales Schools’ Board of Governors

For details of governors, click here.

Three Schools’ Senior Team

Headmaster, Bedales Schools
Magnus Bashaarat, MA Edinburgh, PGCE London (King's College), MBA Winchester

Senior Deputy, Operational & Pastoral
Louise Wilson, BA London (King's College), MA Bath 

Head, Bedales Prep, Dunhurst
Colin Baty, NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship), BEd, Diploma of Teaching (Waikato University, NZ), BPP (Boarding Professional Practise, Roehampton University)

Head, Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie
Victoria Homewood, BA London (Goldsmiths)

Bursar
Richard Lushington, BA, MCIPD Thames Polytechnic London

Director of External Relations 
Rob Reynolds, BSc London (Royal Holloway), MBA Strathclyde, MCIM

Dunhurst Senior Team

Head
Colin Baty, NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship), BEd, Diploma of Teaching (Waikato University, NZ), BPP (Boarding Professional Practise, Roehampton University) 

Deputy Head (Academic)
Andy Wiggins, BA Kent, PGCE Portsmouth

Senior Pastoral Team

Colin Baty, NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship), BEd, Diploma of Teaching (Waikato University, NZ), BPP (Boarding Professional Practise, Roehampton University)
Simon Kingsley-Pallant, BA Brighton
Alice Tang-Pullen, BA Newcastle, PGCE Gloucestershire
Alex Freeman

Dunhurst housestaff

Boys’ Housemaster
Simon Kingsley-Pallant, BA Brighton
David Ellis, BA Portsmouth, PGCE Buckingham (Assistant Housemaster)

Girls’ Housemistress
Alice Tang-Pullen, BA Newcastle, PGCE Gloucestershire 
Mea Wade, BA London (King's College), MA Music Performance Royal Academy of Music, PGCE Institute of Education (on parental leave)

Matrons
Alex Freeman (Resident Matron)
Anneli Woods (Cover Matron)
George Davies (Medical Matron)

Dunhurst teaching staff

*Head of Department in italics

Academic Support
Caroline Armstrong, BA Sheffield Hallam
Anneli Bush, MA Edge Hill, PGCE Homerton College
Kath Connolly, BA Surrey College, PGCE Brighton
Rosie Lennon, BA, Portsmouth, MSc Oxon, PGCE Portsmouth, CELTA Cambridge 

Art and Pottery
Ken Cope, Dip AD Bristol
Susan McFarlane, MA Edinburgh, HDFA Slade School of Fine Art, PGCE Bath

Design and Textiles
Helen Howarth, BA Manchester, ATC London (Goldsmiths)
Lucy Thompson, BA Norwich University of the Arts, PGCE Cambridge 

Drama
Simon Kingsley-Pallant, BA Brighton
Alice Tang-Pullen, BA Newcastle, PGCE Gloucestershire

English (Blocks)
Samantha Athawes, BA QTS Brunel 
Melissa Canter, BA Exeter, PGCE UNSW Australia, QTS Reading
Nichola Hadley (nee Gotel), BA Winchester, PGCE Cambridge
Rachel Hewett
Nina Zietman, MA St Andrew's, MA London (City), PGCE Exeter

Groups’ Class Teachers (English, Humanities and Wellbeing)
Samantha Athawes, BA QTS Brunel 
Will Bray, BSc, PGCE Chichester (Head of Groups)
Rachel Hewett 
Jonathan Peers, BA Portsmouth, PGCE Roehampton (Head of Groups' Humanities)
Su Robinson, BA Open University, PGCE Manchester Metropolitan, Dip Open University (Head of Blocks)
Duncan Selmes
Alice Tang-Pullen, BA Newcastle, PGCE Gloucestershire
Andy Wiggins, BA Kent, PGCE Portsmouth (Director of Teaching and Learning)

Geography (Blocks)
David Ellis, BA Portsmouth, PGCE Buckingham

History and PRE (Philosophy, Religion & Ethics) (Blocks)
Steve Jeggo, BA Winchester, PGCE Bath

Information Technology
Kath Connolly, BA Surrey College, PGCE Brighton
Jonathan Peers, BA Portsmouth, PGCE Roehampton

Latin
Olivia Burnett-Armstrong, BA Exeter, PGCE Cambridge (Homerton College)

Mathematics
Darran Kettle, BEd Oxford (Westminster), Diploma in Educational Coaching, Newcastle College (Head of Mathematics)
Jonathan Peers, BA Portsmouth, PGCE Roehampton
Su Robinson, BA Open University, PGCE Manchester Metropolitan, Dip Open University (Head of Blocks)
Alice Tang-Pullen, BA Newcastle, PGCE Gloucestershire

Modern Foreign Languages
Olivia Burnett-Armstrong, BA Exeter, PGCE Cambridge (Homerton College)
Uta Colbey
Inma Franco Gonzalez, BA Universidad de Murcia
Kessie Hourahine, BA Jinnan (Chinese), CertEd Zhao Qing, China, PGCE Portsmouth
Christine Ingram

Music
Penny Carpenter, MA Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (maternity cover for Mea Wade)
Ben Harlan, BMus Guildhall School of Music and Drama, PGCE Roehampton
Mea Wade, BA London (King's College), MA Music Performance Royal Academy of Music, PGCE Institute of Education (on parental leave)

Outdoor Work
Ryan Walsh, BA Northampton

Wellbeing (Blocks)
Debbie Baty
Mea Wade, BA London (King's College), MA Music Performance Royal Academy of Music, PGCE Institute of Education (on parental leave)

Science
Rachel Abel, BSc London (King's College), QTS Portsmouth
Samantha Athawes, BA QTS Brunel 
Melissa Canter, BA Exeter, PGCE UNSW Australia, QTS Reading
Erawin (Olly) Olie, BSc Warwick, PGCE Swansea, MEd Open University
Andy Wiggins, BA Kent, PGCE Portsmouth

Sport
Samantha Athawes, BA QTS Brunel 
Shelley Broughton Byrne, BA Chichester
Will Bray, BSc, PGCE Chichester (Head of Groups)
David Ellis, BA Portsmouth, PGCE Buckingham
Heather Lowe (Head of Girls' Games)
Debra Payne
Jonathan Peers, BA Portsmouth, PGCE Roehampton

Teaching Assistants

Caroline Armstrong
Marianne de Giovanni
Angela Mowat
Christine Ingram (MFL)

Technicians

Gillian Martin, BSc Nottingham (Science)
Suzy Sharp, BA Kingston Polytechnic (Art)

Dunhurst administrative staff

Sarah Armstrong, BA Sheffield, (Music Administrator)
Yvonne Fletcher, CIMA Level II (Senior Academic Administrator)
Erica Kollek (Music Assistant), BA Honours Kingston University, MA Music Education University of London, MTC Institute of Education
Carole Randell (Head’s PA)
Juliet de Watteville (School Office Manager)

Counsellors

Mandy Hopkins, PGDip (Relationship Therapy), MBACP (Accred) (Family Counsellor)
Jenny-Clare Yeates, Diploma in Counselling (School Counsellor)

Librarians

Frances Shields (Library Assistant)
Laura Walsha 

Visiting Dance & LAMDA staff

Dance
Rosie Nash, CDE, AISTD DDE, FDI

LAMDA
Jack Freeman, BA University of Arts
Olivia Glass
Rosanna Sloan

Visiting Music staff

African Drums
Kristian Bediiako

Bassoon
Suzi Hoppton

Cello
Allyxa Ruby

Clarinet
Emma Sperry (RCM)

Double Bass
Debbie Rogers, Dip RCM (Perf) Royal College of Music

Drums
John Roberts
Simon Whittaker

Flute
Simon Diggens

Guitar (Classical, Acoustic, Electric and Bass)
Arne Brattland (Norwegian State Academy of Music) (Classical)
Stuart Wheaton (Surrey)

Harp
Frances Kelly

Oboe
Mea Wade (on parental leave)

Percussion
Kristian Bediiako
John Roberts (Musicians Institute London)
David Saunders
Simon Whittaker (Trinity, MA SOAS) 

Piano
Mark Dancer (Durham)
Gillian Hill (LRSM)
Frances Kelly
Nic Saunders - Jazz Pianist (Guildhall)

Recorder
Suzi Hoppton (Trinity)

Saxophone
Sarah Armstrong

Trumpet/French Horn 
Jeremy Banks (Guildhall)

Trombone/French Horn
Russell Howarth (RCM)

Ukulele/Mandolin/Banjo
Stuart Wheaton (Surrey)

Violin/Viola
Catherine Lett (Guildhall)
Elena Parker (Suzuki method - European Suzuki Association London Training
Course Level 1,2,3,4 and 5)

Vocal Studies
Meredith Braun
Hilary Pardoe (Manchester)

Visiting Modern Foreign Languages staff

Russian
Emma Eldridge, BA Yerevan State Linguistic University
Uta Colbey

For a list of three schools support staff, see Bedales School Staff.