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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.


Mr David Newberry, BSc (Hons), GTP


Mrs Eileen Akerman, AInst Man (Dip)


Deputy Heads
Academic: Mrs Lecca Moss, BA BMus Ed Dip, NPQSL – Highly Able & Talented Co-ordinator, Form 4 Tutor
Pastoral: Mr Ian Stazicker, BSc (Hons) PGCE, FRGS – Head of Geography, Outdoor Education, Form 5 Tutor

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

Mrs Margaret Evans, BA (Hons) PGCE – Director of Studies, Head of Science
Mrs Donna Fernley, BA (Hons) PGCE – Head of English & Drama, Form 8 Tutor
Mrs Karen King, BSc (Hons), PGCE, TEFL – Wellbeing Co-ordinator
Mr Ben Moss, MA (Distinction) Sustainable Design QTS  – Art Teacher
Mr Simon Rich, BSc (Hons), PGCE – Head of Maths, Form 7 Tutor
Mrs Lesley Nolan-Stone, BA (Hons), PG Dip, LTCL – Director of Music
Mrs Susan Saines, BEd (Hons) – Head of Art and Design
Mr Jonathan Salisbury, BEd (Hons) – Head of Technology, Exams Officer
Mrs Audrey Derrick PGCE, MA (Hons) – 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 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, Form 6 Tutor

Head of Junior Prep: Mrs Emma Sleightholme, MEd (Open) – Form 2 Teacher
Mrs Lucy Davies BEd (Hons) Drama – Reception Teacher
Mrs Natasha Johnstone, BA (Hons) Drama QTS – Student Council, Form 1 Teacher
Miss Catherine Livesey, BA (Hons) QTS – Reception Teacher (on maternity leave)
Mrs Jo Thorpe, BEd (Hons) – Reception Teacher
Miss Eleanor Wake-Walker, BA(Hons) Eng Lit, PGCE –Form 3 Teacher

Early Years – Nursery
Mrs Katie Beasley – NVQ3 Childcare and Education, FdA Childhood Studies Care & Education Level 4 – Nursery Manager
Mrs Laura Pitman, NNEB, NVQ3 Nursery Nursing – Nursery Manager
Miss Harmony Neaves – Nursery Apprentice

Learning Support
Ms Claire Thomasson, BEd (Hons), Cert SpLD – Head of Learning Support
Mrs Helen Looker, MEd, PGDip Ed (SpLD)

Learning Assistants
Mrs Sarah Baker, BN, NVQ Level 3 Early Years, NVQ Level 3, HLTA and Teaching Assistant
Miss Sophie Blair, Level 3 Diploma in Childcare
Miss Hannah Brown, BSc (Hons), CACHE Level 3
Mrs Joannie Culshaw, Diploma 3
Mr Stuart Holland, BA (Hons), NVQ Level 3 – 1:1
Mrs Susan Shead, BA (Hons) – Librarian


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

Marketing and Admissions
Mrs Tammy Newberry MA (Hons) – Registrar and Marketing Manager
Ms Karen Woollam – Marketing and Admissions

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 Victoria Brown – Assistant Chef – Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety
Mrs Sarah King – Assistant Chef – NVQ3 Food Preparation & Cooking – Intermediate Food Hygiene
Mrs Sharon Studley – Kitchen Assistant – Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety
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 – Site Manager
Mrs Liz Stein – Head Gardener

Housekeeping Department
Mrs Maureen Legg – Housekeeper
Mrs Donna Rose – Housekeeper
Miss Julie Waddle – Housekeeper
Miss Sophie Winch – Housekeeper

Bus Drivers
Mr Maurice Read