The Sunninghill Team


We have a very strong team of dedicated teaching professionals, supported by several specialist staff, who visit school to teach sport and music lessons. Sunninghill staff are supported by the Bursar and her staff which include the Registrar and Administration staff, Estates staff, the kitchen and housekeeping teams.

Acting Head

Mrs Nancy Sewed, BSc (Hons) PGCE, Dip SpLD, MA Ed


Mrs Eileen Akerman, AInst Man (Dip)


Deputy Heads
Academic: Mrs Lecca Moss, BA BMus Ed Dip – Form 4 Teacher
Pastoral: Mr Ian Stazicker, BSc (Hons) PGCE, FRGS – Head of Geography, Outdoor Education

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Sarah Smith, BA (Hons), MSc PMBA, PGCE

Mrs Margaret Evans, BA (Hons) PGCE – Head of Science
Mrs Donna Fernley, BA (Hons) PGCE – Head of English & Drama, Highly Able & Talented Co-ordinator, Exams Officer
Mrs Karen King, BSc (Hons), PGCE, TEFL – Wellbeing Co-ordinator
Mrs Lesley Nolan-Stone, BA (Hons), PG Dip, LTCL – Director of Music
Mrs Susan Saines, BEd (Hons) – Head of Art and Design
Mrs Frédérique Salisbury, BSc (Hons), PGCE – Head of Maths
Mr Jonathan Salisbury, BEd (Hons)  – Head of Technology
Mrs Marielle Smith, BA (Hons), QTS – Head of Modern Foreign Languages
Mrs Sarah Smith, BA (Hons), MSc PMBA, PGCE – Head of Humanities, Head of PHSE
Mrs Joanna Telfer, BA (Hons), PGCE – Games and Science Teacher
Mr Neil Vanburgh, BA, BMus (Hons) – Music Teacher
Ms Sue Wilson, BEd (Hons) – PE and Games Teacher
Mr Kevin Willemse, BA (Hons), PGCE, M.Ed – Head of PE and Games, Science Teacher & Co-curricular Co-ordinator

Head of Junior Prep: Mrs Emma Sleightholme, MEd (Open) – Reception Teacher

Mrs Natasha Johnstone, BA (Hons) Drama QTS – Form 3 Teacher
Miss Catherine Livesey, BA (Hons) QTS – Form 1 Teacher
Mrs Jo Thorpe, BEd (Hons) – Form 2 Teacher – In charge of Pupil Voice

Early Years – Nursery
Mrs Katie Beasley – NVQ3 Childcare and Education, FdA Childhood Studies Care & Education Level 4 – Early Years Senior Practitioner – Maternity Leave
Mrs Laura Pitman, NNEB, NVQ3 Nursery Nursing – Early Years Senior Practitioner – Maternity Cover
Learning Support
Ms Claire Thomasson, BEd (Hons), Cert SpLD Head of Learning Support
Mrs Helen Looker, MEd, PGDip Ed (SpLD)

Learning Assistants
Miss Annika Askew – Maternity Cover
Mrs Sarah Baker, BN, NVQ Level 3 Early Years, NVQ Level 3, HLTA and Teaching Assistant
Miss Sophie Blair, Level 3 Diploma in Childcare – Maternity Leave
Mrs Joannie Culshaw, Diploma 3
Mrs Sarah Hill, NVQ Level 3 CCLD
Mr Stuart Holland, BA (Hons), NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant – 1:1
Mr Jamie Riddoch, 1:1
Miss Nikki Thoumnok, BA (Hons) – Prep Club Leader
Mrs Elizabeth Tolmie-Thomson, BA (Hons), Montessori Teaching Diploma – 1:1


PA to the Bursar
Mrs Emma O’Donnell, BA (Hons) PgDip CCLD Level 2

Registrar and Marketing Director
Mrs Amanda Jones, BA (Hons), AMCIS Cert in Admissions Management

School Secretary
Mrs Lydia Griffin, NVQ3 – Business & Administration

Mrs Jeanette Wedge
Mrs Danielle Bushnell


Catering Department
Catering Manager: Mrs Kerry Davies – NVQ3 Food Preparation & Cooking – Intermediate Food Hygiene, NCFE Cache Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Mrs Nicki Ball – Assistant Chef – Level 2 Food Safety in Catering, City & Guilds Food Preparation and Cooking
Mrs Victoria Brown – Assistant Chef – Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety
Mrs Sarah King – Assistant Chef – NVQ3 Food Preparation & Cooking – Intermediate Food Hygiene
Ms Tracey Ward – Kitchen Assistant – Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety
Miss Leanne Ward – Kitchen Assistant – Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety

Estate Management
Mr Ant Buik
Mr Les Senter
Mrs Liz Stein – Head Gardener

Housekeeping Department
Mrs Sharon Studley – Head of Housekeeping and Kitchen Assistant – Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety
Mrs Maureen Legg – Housekeeper
Mrs Donna Rose – Housekeeper
Miss Julie Waddle – Housekeeper
Miss Sophie Winch – Housekeeper

Bus Drivers
Mr Robbie Dennett
Mr Gavin Jones
Mr Maurice Read