Our Team

Senior Leadership Team

Mr Nick Oldham

BA (Hons), QTS dip NLP

Nick joined Bredon School in September 2019 from West Heath School where he was Deputy Principal for eight years. Prior to this he has enjoyed a rich and diverse teaching career that has seen him teach at an all boys’...

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Mr Steve Giles


Steve was appointed to Bursar of Bredon School in October 2019 having worked in the Financial Service sector for in excess of 20 years. A qualified accountant (ACCA) Steve also has extensive experience of managing IT, Operations and Finance teams....

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Mrs Gwen Hamilton

Deputy Head (Academic)

Responsible for enhancing and developing the quality of education offered to Bredon pupils, through the promotion and delivery of the highest possible standards of education and opportunity, Gwen is Deputy Head (Academic). Gwen’s passion is creating an environment which is...

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Mr Tom Butt

Deputy Head (Pastoral and Boarding)
BSc (Hons), PGCE, QTS

Responsible for delivering the excellent levels of pastoral care offered at Bredon to both day and boarding pupils, Tom is Deputy Head (Pastoral and Boarding). Tom is also the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.  Tom is a passionate advocate of the...

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Governing Body

Mr Aatif Hassan

Chairman of Governors

Aatif is also the Founder and Chairman of Dukes Education, a leading provider of mainstream independent education with nurseries, schools, colleges. In addition, Dukes has a university admissions consultancy and is an operator of summer schools. Growing up with dyslexia,...

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Mr Simon Coles

Managing Director

He joins Cavendish Education with over twenty years of strategic leadership experience within private sector Specialist Education & Children’s Services. ​In 1998 Simon developed one of the UK’s first dedicated residential schools for young people with Asperger Syndrome. In turn,...

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Mr Jon Pickles

Chief Financial Officer

He is an experienced Chief Financial Officer with a strong background in technology and learning companies with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity fundraising, business coaching, financial and HR management. Prior to joining Cavendish Education, Jon was Finance...

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Ms Emily Richards

Finance Director

Emily is the Finance Director of Cavendish Education. She is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in Practice and multi-site, heavily regulated businesses within international Corporate (US and European), Private Equity and family run business environments. Prior to...

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Mr Stephen Aiano

Compliance Director

His career in education covers the full gamut of school categories: selective and non-selective, co-ed and single sex, boarding and day, senior, junior and even nursery level.  In the classroom, he was primarily an English teacher, but has additionally taught...

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Mrs Gemma Doyle

Marketing and Admissions Director

Her career in marketing spans a variety of sectors including financial services and the uniformed services where she held Marketing Adviser roles both for the British Army Recruiting Group as well as the Police service. She was Marketing Manager for...

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Leadership Team

Mr Nick OldhamHeadmaster
Mr S GilesBursar
Mr T ButtDeputy Head (Boarding & Pastoral)
Mrs G HamiltonDeputy Head (Academic)
Mrs L CiaravellaHead of Admissions & Marketing
Mr J StaffordHead of Junior School; Year 6 Teacher
Mr R StarrDirector of Boarding
Mrs K WestonSENCO & Inclusion Co-ordinator and Teacher
Mrs P AdamsHead of Sixth Form, Teacher of Science


Teaching Staff


Mr D AbbottJunior School Teacher
Mrs K AlianoHospitality and Catering Technician
Mrs A AmosTeaching Assistant
Mr S BerryCareers Advisor
Mrs C BishopTeaching Assistant
Mrs C BrittenHead of Science
Mr H ChanceHead of History
Mrs C CloughScience Technician
Mr G Crwys-WilliamsCatering & Hospitality Teacher
Mrs K BeswickSpecialist Learning Support Teacher
Mrs A DavisSpecialist Learning Support Teacher, Teacher of Philosophy and Ethics, Childcare and Citizenship.
Mrs N DearySpecialist Learning Support Teacher & Occupational Therapy Co-ordinator
Mrs L DicksonYear 3 and 4 Teacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms S DicksonJunior School Teacher
Miss C EatonChildcare, Citizenship and Uniformed Services Teacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Pastoral Key Stage 4 Leader
Mr A EdwardsTeacher of Mathematics
Mrs G EggintonTeaching Assistant
Mrs C FolkesArt & Photography Technician
Mr C FollettHead of Mathematics, Teacher of Politics
Miss A GambleJunior School Teacher
Ms K GeorgeTeacher of Science with Physical Education
Mrs J GrantSpecialist Learning Support Teacher and SENCO
Mrs V HainesHead of Faculty of Expressive Arts
Mrs P HobbsSpecialist Learning Support Teacher
Mrs L JonesSpecialist Learning Support Teacher
Mr S JonesEnglish Teacher
Mr D KeytePhysical Education Teacher, Pastoral Key Stage 3 Leader
Miss G LambLand Based Studies Teacher and Assistant Head of Sixth Form
Mrs J LarnerSpecialist Learning Support Teacher
Miss S LeaDirector of Sport
Mr A ListerOutdoor Education Teacher
Mrs K MorrisHead of PSHCE/Citizenship,Work Experience and Careers, ASDAN Coordinator
Mr N MonkGeography Teacher
Mrs E NeethlingTeaching Assistant
Mr P NeethlingCISCO Academy Teacher
Mrs L OldhamArt Teacher
Mr R PoolGeography Teacher
Mrs N RadfordTeaching Assistant
Mr C ReesDesign and Technology Technician
Mrs H ReynoldsYear 5 Teacher; SENCO
Ms L RichardsonTeacher of English
Mrs S RogersSpecialist Learning Support Teacher
Mrs L SaundersTeacher of Science
Miss J ScanlonSpecialist Learning Support Teacher
Mrs E SimpsonDesign Technology, Physics & Mathematics Teacher
Miss B SwaitOutdoor Education Teacher
Miss M UrenTeacher of English as a Foreign Language
Mrs L VauxSpecialist Learning Support Teacher
Mrs D WebbTeaching Assistant
Miss B WaltonSpecialist Learning Support Teacher
Mr A WrightDirector of Studies – Btec and Vocation Studies Development,
Head of Engineering


Support Team

Mr C Cambridge-HarrisonExaminations Officer
Mr J ClarkeIT Manager
Mrs S DaveyReceptionist
Mrs S FeselData Manager
Mrs H FowlerReceptionist
Ms R GreenSEN Administrator
Miss R JonesAdmissions Officer
Mrs E MaterackiPA to the Headmaster
Mr R SaveryDriver
Miss K SmithMarketing Officer
Mrs M TaylorBursary Assistant -Finance
Mrs C ThorleyHR Advisor, Bursary Administrator & Transport Manager

House Staff


Mr G BarnicoatAssistant Houseparent & Outdoor Education Teacher
Ms C FawdryAssistant Houseparent
Miss R GloverAssistant Houseparent  (DDSL)
Miss L HodkinsonHead of Stable House (Girls Boarding) (DDSL)
Mr J KerrAssistant Houseparent  (DDSL)
Mrs L PriceDomestic Matron
Mr R StarrDirector of Boarding (DDSL)
Mrs N StarrHouseparent for Tyndale House (Boys Boarding) (DDSL)
Mrs P TromansAssistant Houseparent – Girls


Medical Team

Mrs J BlakeneyNurse (RGN), (DDSL)
Mrs C AllenNurse (RMN), (DDSL)

Catering Team

Katie AndersonCatering Assistant
Mrs S BartlettChef
Miss A BatesCatering Manager
Fiona BaylissCatering Assistant
Mr C ButlerHead Chef
Miss S CloughCatering Assistant
Mr A CookCatering Assistant
Miss A CookCatering Assistant
Miss J DaleyCatering Assistant
Mr G DixChef Supervisor
Miss S HallCatering Assistant
Mr R StandingCatering Assistant
Miss S TaylorCatering Assistant
Denise TreacyChef Supervisor

Estates Team

Mr J AllenGardener
Mr S Ashley Accommodation Services Assistant
Mr A CowellGroundsperson
Miss O Da SilvaAccommodation Services Assistant
Mr R DeanMaintenance Team Leader
Mr A HadenAccommodation Services Assistant
Mrs J HadenAccommodation Services Assistant
Mr W HatchMaintenance Operative
Mr J HooperMaintenance Operative – Electrician
Mr B KaravlaAssistant Bursar – Estates
Mr J MainAccommodation Services Assistant
Miss J ParkesFarm Manager
Miss S ShailLivestock Assistant / Farm Hand
Mr N SmithMaintenance Operative
Ms L WattsAccommodation Services Team Leader