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Our Team

Bredon School is owned and operated by Cavendish Education; the Proprietary Body also known as the Governing Body. Any reference to Governors means any Director of Cavendish Education.

Governing Body

Mr Aatif Hassan

Mr J Pickles
Ms D Carr
Mr S Aiano

Local Advisory Board

Mrs L Melhuish
Former-Principal, Padworth College, Reading & ISI Team Inspector

Mr J Robertson
Former-Headmaster, The Marchant-Holliday School, Educational Consultant

Mr R Wainwright
Old Bredonian

Miss C Melhuish
Specialist Educational Solicitor

Mr J Perry
Old Bredonian

The Board meets once a term. The Chairman, Mr Aatif Hassan, can be contacted here.

Senior Leadership Team

Mr David A T Ward MA, B.Ed

Mr Koen Claeys BA GLSE (Belgium).

Mr B Ferrari MA, PgCert, BA (Hons), DipEdPsy, FIFL, FCIEA, FRSA
Deputy Head Curriculum

Mr N S Allison BSc, DipSW, PGCE
Deputy Head Pastoral/Head of Safeguarding

Mrs G Hamilton PCGE
Deputy Head Pastoral

Mrs D Jones BA (Hons) Cert SpLD
Head of SEN

Mrs J Merchant B.Ed. (Hons). Cert. SpLD, M.Ed. SENCO Key Stages 1 & 2
Head of Lower School

Mrs H Archer-Smith FCA DChA

Teaching Staff

Mrs A Abrams BA (Hons), MA Cantab, PGCE

Mrs P M Adams PCGE
Science, Joint Head of Sixth Form

Mrs M Pardo Arguello
Teacher of MFL

Mrs M Ayland BSc (Hons)

Mr G Barnicoat BSc (Hons)
Outdoor Ed & Assistant Houseparent

Mrs W Blair B.Ed (Hons), M.Ed, PGCert SpLD, AMBDA, APC
Access Centre

Mrs H Boakes Cert Ed, Level 7 Dip SpLD, MA LLL, D32-34, FSET
Access Centre

Mr I Boundy BSc, PGCE

Mrs C Britten BSc (Hons), PGCE

Mrs M Challoner BA (Hons), PGCE
Access Centre

Mr H Chance BA (Hons), PGCE

Mr G Crwys-Williams HND, Cert Ed
Catering & Hospitality

Ms H Di Tomaso
Speech & Drama

Mr S Dudman PCGE, LLB
Assistant Deputy Head & Religious Studies

Mr A Edwards PGCE, BSc, Dipl.
Maths & Sport 

Mr H Ellison PGCE, BSc
Information Technology & Computer Science

Mrs G Ferrari PGCE, MISM, MSET

Mr C Follett BA (Hons), PGCE
Mathematics & Acting Director of Studies

Ms S Fry
Access Centre

Mrs J Grant Dip SpLD, B.Ed (Hons)
Access Centre

Miss A Grey BA (Hons),  PGCE
Head of Art,  Arts & Textiles

Ms V Haines BA (Hons)
Photography with Art

Mr J Handyside Cert Ed
Outdoor Education & Water Sports

Miss K Henshaw BA (Hons), PCGE
Access Centre

Miss H Jeffery BSc, MA, PGCE
Junior School

Mr M Johnson BA (Hons), PGCE
Business Studies, Joint Head of Sixth Form

Mrs L Jones Level 5 Dip SpLD,
Access Centre

Mr S Jones

Mr D Keyte PGCE
Physical Education

Mrs J Larner Dip SpLD, HNC, Level 3 TA
Junior School

Mrs V Last B.Ed (Hons), Cert SpLD, Dip SpLD
Access Centre

Miss S Lea BSc (Hons), PGCE
Physical Education

Mrs A Leeke BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip SpLD
EYFS/Key Stage 1

Mr A Lister
Outdoor Education

Mrs G McCabe B.Ed
Languages, EAL and Speech and Language Therapy

Mrs F McKeand BA (Hons), PGCE, Level 5 Dip SpLD

Mr P Milton BA (Hons), PGCE

Mr N Monk BA (Hons) PGCE

Mrs K Morris BTEC Speech & Language
Careers, PSHE/Citizenship

Mr P Neethling BA, B Hons, B.Ed
CISCO Academy

Mr R Pool BA (Hons)

Ms A Price Cert SpLD
Drama and Access Centre

Mrs A Recker BSc (Hons) PGCE
Key Stage 1

Miss K Reeve-Black BA, MA, PGCE, O.A. Dip. (Autism Awareness)
Access Centre

Mrs L Rushby-Jones Dip COT, Level 7 Dip SpLD

Miss J Scanlon BA (Hons), DTLLS, PG Cert SPLd
Access Centre

Mrs E Simpson B.Eng (Hons), MPhil (Eng), PGCE, Cert Ed
Design Technology, Physics & Maths

Mr J Stafford BA (Hons), PGCE
Junior School

Miss B Swait BSc (Hons), PGCE
Outdoor Education

Miss M Uren
Teacher of EFL

Mrs S Watson B.Ed (Hons)
Food Technology & Careers

Mrs L Wood Adv Dip SpLD
Access Centre

Mr A Wright BA (Hons)
Technology & Engineering

Teaching Assistants

Mrs A Amos
Miss S Buffin NVQ2
Mrs A Davis NVQ3
Mrs G Egginton
Mrs A Gardner
Mrs S Jupp B.Ed, NVQ4, LDSS
Miss A Palmer
Mrs C Partridge
Mrs S Pool  B.Ed
Mr C Randall
Mrs S Rogers
Mrs A Stephens
Mrs D Webb NVQ3
Mrs C Webster BA (Hons), DipCG, Level 3
Mr J Wedgbury

Speech & Language Therapy

Mrs A Kemp, BSc
Mrs L Morse, BSc
Mrs S Stockton Reg. MRCSLT
Miss H Walker, BSc
Ms A-L Kelly


Mrs C Clough MSc
Mrs L Prudden BTech
Mr C Rees Cert Ed


Miss J Parkes BSc (Hons)
Miss S Shail

House Staff

Mr K Summers BA (Hons)
Lead Houseparent & Houseparent Senior Boys

Mr G Barnicoat
Outdoor Ed & Assistant House parent

Miss L Bodenstein BA (Hons) MA, DMP, RDMP
Assistant Houseparent

Miss C Eaton, Dip O.A Dip
Houseparent Girls

Miss R Glover BA (Hons)
Assistant Houseparent

Mr J Kerr, NVQ
Assistant Houseparent

Mrs P Stagg
Assistant Houseparent Girls

Mrs N Starr
Houseparent Junior & Middle Boys

Mr R Starr
Houseparent Junior & Middle Boys

Mrs P Tromans BA (Hons)

Assistant House Parent Girls


Mrs E Roberts

Ms C Henney
Pastoral Matron

Miss L McTear
Pastoral Matron

Medical Staff

Mrs A Carr SEN-RGN, ENB405/998

Mrs J Blakeney

Administrative/Secretarial Staff

Ms E Bagshaw BA (Hons)
Apprentice Accountant

Mr J Clarke
IT Manager

Mrs J Cook
Studies Office & Student Services Assistant

Mrs J Crowe
Principal’s PA

Mrs J Geerlings Cert Ed, Dip SpLD, Adv Dip ESOL
Examinations Officer / SAA Assessor

Mrs N Hatfield
Credit Controller

Mrs D Milner
Data Manager

Mrs C Smallwood
Receptionist/Clerical Assistant

Miss E Strong HND
Marketing Coordinator

Mrs M Taylor
Bursary Assistant

Mr J Wood
Pastoral Support Officer

Maintenance Staff

Mr C Iddles
Clerk of Works

Mr J Hooper
Mr N Smith

Accommodation Services

Mr M Taylor
Accommodation Services Manager

Miss O Da Silva
Mrs J Davies
Mrs R Hawthorne
Mr J Main
Mrs D Askey
Mrs J Haden

Catering Staff


Angie Bates  – Catering Manager
Craig Butler  – Head Chef
Sharon Bartlett  – Assistant cook
Maciej Garlinski  – Cook

Denise Treacy – Cook

Catering Assistants:
Ross standing
Daphne McVicker
Fiona Bayliss
Mandy Baldwin
Darcie Reason
Jacqui Haden
Bethan McVicker
Olivia King
George Botsford

Visiting Professionals

Mrs E Hawkes (Teens in Crisis)

Mrs C Forster, Cert Ed
Dyslexia Tutor

Mrs J Thornton, BSc
Occupational Therapist

Contacting staff by email

The convention is as follows. When emailing a member of staff for the first time, please copy in so that we can alert you if your email is mis-addressed and therefore not going to reach your intended contact.

Mrs D Jones is contactable at


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