Alton School


Senior Leadership Team

Mr Karl Guest MA Theology, PGCE Headmaster
Mrs Magdelena Jackson MA Economics & Politics Bursar
Mr Carl Bingham BA (Hons) PGCE Senior Deputy Head (Pastoral)
Mrs Pim Grimes BA (Hons) English PGCE Head of Prep School
Mrs Susie Brooks BSc (Hons) Maths PGCE Deputy Head (Academic)
Mr Scott Sanderson BA (Hons) Physical Education, Maths (SKE) Head of Sixth Form/Assistant Head Pastoral
Mrs Sara Acworth BA (Hons) French & German Director of Marketing, Admissions and Communications 

Academic Staff

Mr T Andrews Physical Education
Mr J Barnes BSc (Hons) Physics Head of Mathematics
Mrs C Beard OCR Dip SpLD ACE Co-ordinator
Mrs C Burden BA (Hons) Education Year 6
Mr G Bradshaw BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems, PGCE Business and IT Computer Science
Mrs B Brown BA (Hons) Physical Education Head of Prep School Sport
Dr L Clayton BSc Biology of Plant & Animals PhD PGCE Head of Science
Mrs A Cowle BEd (Hons) Physical Education Head of Senior PE
Mr J Daniel Drama
Miss E Dolby-Brown BSc Agriculture and Sustainability with Business Management Year 5
Mrs M Downey  BSc Psychology & Counselling MSc Therapeutic Psychology Psychology
Mrs C Drage BSc (Hons) Applied Biology PGCE DipHe combined science Biology, Head of Chemistry
Mrs G Eacott BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Science, MSc Biomedical Engineering, PGCE Mathematics, Pastoral Leader
Mr T Gay BA (Hons) French, BA (Hons) Philosophy/Theology QTS Head of Religious Studies
Mr M Hall BMus(Hons) MA LRSM MCMI Music
Mr G Hawkins BA (Hons) History, PGCE Head of History, Government and Politics
Ms M Hodgson BA (Hons) English & American Literature & Language MSt MLitt MA PGCE Head of English, Head of Teaching and Learning
Miss E Inglis BA (Hons) Fine Art PGCE Head of Creative Arts, Acting Head of Art
Mr S James BSc (Hons) BSc PGCE LTA Level 5 (MCC) NASM-PES QTLS Director of Sport
Mrs M Jeffery Cert Ed Environmental Science Reception & Deputy Head Prep
Mrs R Jordan BA (Hons) Latin & Italian PGCE Latin
Mrs V Knight BSc (Hons) PGCE Science
Mrs J Love BEd Music & PE Year 1
Mr M Lyons BA (Hons) English Literature Senior School Librarian, English
Mrs H Maher BA (Hons) Religious Studies with History Religious Studies, Geography, History
Mr R Morgan MEng (Hons) IChemE PGCE Cantab Physics, Co-curricular Co-ordinator
Mrs J Naylor-Davis BA (Hons) American Studies PGCE Art
Mrs J Nessa BA (Hons) English/History PGCE Year 2
Miss P O’Donnell BEd (Hons) Physical Education Physical Education
Mrs P Payne MA PGCE Reception
Mrs S Penny BA (Hons) History PGCE Head of Humanities, Careers Co-ordinator
Mrs M Plana Duran BA (Hons) Tourism Mgt Prep Spanish
Mrs K Riley Art
Caroline Rixon BSC (Hons) Communication Engineering PGCE Mathematics
Mr R Robinson MA, ARCM (performing), ARCM (teaching), LRAM, Dip RCM Perf, ALCM Director of Music
Mrs V Sanderson Art
Ms C Seth-Smith Year 6
Mrs S Schofield BA (Hons) French & Spanish PGCE Spanish
Mr K Scowcroft BSc (Hons) Banking & Finance (DIPS) PGCE Year 3
Miss K Silvester BSc (Hons) Geography Acting Head of Geography
Mme M-H Smith French
Mr P Swabey BA (Hons) European Studies (French and Politics), PGCE French and IT Head of Languages
Mr G Thomas LTA Level 4 Tennis Coach
Mrs I Walker BA (Hons) English MA PGCE English, Media Studies
Mr S Watts BA (Hons) Economics MSc PGCE Economics, Business Studies
Miss S Wood-Davison Year 4
Mrs A Whicher Cert Ed English Year 6

Academic Support Staff

Mrs K Lowman (DPP) Welfare Officer
Dr D Powell BSc (Hons) Zoology with Marine Zoology MSc Oceanography PhD Marine Biology Senior Science Technician

Class Assistants

Mrs Allen Classroom Assistant
Mrs J Briggs BA (Hons) French Classroom Assistant
Mrs K Lawrence Classroom Assistant

Early Years Department

Mrs S Harvey BA (Hons) Early Years (Open) EYITT Nursery Manager
Mrs H Bannister Nursery Practitioner
Miss E Barrett Level 2 in Child Care & Education Nursery Practitioner
Miss C Beadle W/T Level 3 Child Care and Education Nursery Practitioner
Mrs M Bicknell Level 3 Child Care & Education Nursery Practitioner
Miss A Bray W/T Foundation degree in Early Years Robins Room Leader
Miss G Caddy Nursery Practitioner
Mrs Lynne Funnell Nursery Practitioner
Miss R Gadd, Level 2 in Child Care & Education Nursery Practitioner
Miss A Gryglik NVQ Level 3 Chicks Room Leader/Senior Practitioner
Miss L Harriott Lunchtime Nursery Supervisor
Miss E Malphus Cache Dip Level 3 Nursery Practitioner
Mrs E Molyneux Dip Level 5 Childhood Practice Pre-School Room Leader and Upper Nursery Co-ordinator
Mrs P Pearson Dip Level 3 Early Years Child Care & Education Nursery Practitioner
Mrs S Percy Level 6 BA (Hons) in Child Care & Education Nursery Practitioner
Mrs H Rae Dip Level 3 Child Care & Education Nursery Practitioner
Mrs Stephanie Rodriguez Nursery assistant
Mrs M Schofield NVQ Level 3 Nursery Practitioner
Mrs C Short NVQ Level 3 Lower Nursery Co-ordinator / Senior Practitioner
Miss M Smith NVQ Level 3 Nursery Practitioner

Peripatetic Staff

Mr R Anderson FTCL LTCL Keyboard, Drums
Mrs H Nagatomo-Banks FLCM, ARCM Piano
Mrs E Bowyer BA (Hons) Music, RAD DDTS, PGCE LAMDA
Ms S Cartwright BA (Hons) LTCL, ATCL, CTABRSM Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Mr S Diggens MMus ATCL DipABRSM Flute, Piano
Ms A Duguid MA (Hons) PPRNCM Voice
Mrs S Ellison MA (Hons) Oboe, Bassoon, Piano
Mrs N Gadsby Swimming
Mrs V Golborn RADTeachDip LisD CDEd Ballet and Modern Dance
Mrs J King Swimming
Mrs W Lowe BA (Hons) Violoncello, Double Bass
Mrs S Nagle LTCL Violin, Viola
Mrs E Ongley LRAM, LGSM, PGCE Voice
Mrs J Stephenson BA(Hons) Mus Ed, P.G.C.E Mus Dram
Brass, piano and recorder and theory
Mr P Taylor RCM Guitar (acoustic, electric, bass)
Mrs S Wheaton BMus (Hons) CTABRSM Flute
Mrs R Wood MSc Environmental Science Taekwondo

Administrative Staff

Mrs A Comfort HR
Mrs A Blacklock Finance Assistant
Mrs P Gillett Administrative Assistant
Mrs H Hayward BA (Hons) Visual Culture Finance Assistant
Miss R Hayler BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science Office Manager
Mr S Mansell IT Technician
Mrs E Mitchinson BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies Social Media Co-Ordinator
Mrs S Pigott Head’s PA & Admissions Registrar
Mrs L Spindler Finance Assistant
Mr J Webb Transport Co-ordinator / Bursar’s Assistant
Ms E Wilding BA (Hons) French Examinations Officer, Bursar’s Assistant
Mrs A Winkworth Admin & Finance Assistant

Site and Domestic Staff

Miss J Clegg Cleaner
Mr D Burch Site Assistant
Mrs L Coulson Cleaner
Mr P Jerram Cleaner
Mrs M Jones Cleaner
Mr P Francis Site Manager
Mr R Marvin Head of Maintenance
Mrs M Oliver Cleaner
Mrs P Peters Cleaner
Miss M Ruszcyk Cleaner
Miss S Smith Cleaner
Mr A Smykala Site Assistant