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Senior Leadership Team and Staff

An introduction to our staff at Tudor Hall


Julie Lodrick Headmistress
Adrian Bettridge Bursar & Clerk to the Governors
Simon Smith Deputy Head (Academic)
Kate Simlett Deputy Head (Pastoral)
Lucy Keyte Director of External Relations
Sadie Lapper Director of Co-Curriculum & Operations
Justine Stephens Head of Sixth Form
James Wakeley Director of Digital Strategy

Teaching staff

Lucy Andrews, BA (UAL), MA (BCU), PGCE (Exeter) Photography
Jo Benlalam, BMus, AKC, PGCE (London) Head of Careers, Head of Academic Music
Lucinda Burton-Sims, BA (Leeds), PGDipEd (Birmingham) PSHEE
Neil Busby, BSc PGCE (Worcester) Director of Sport
Sophia Chichester, BA (Middx) Religious Studies
Alan Christopher, MA (Essex), BTEC (Kingshurst), HND (Coventry) Drama
Chloe Corani, BSc (Bournemouth), PGCE (Southampton) Physical Education
Sheila Craske, BA (Oxon), PGCE (MMU) Head of Art
Lindsey Cullen, MA (Oxon) Head of Classics
Bernard D'Souza, BA (Nottingham Trent), PGCE (Warwick) Mathematics
Ruth Demery, BSc (Portsmouth), PGCE (Bristol) Mathematics
Grainne Dennison, BA (Durham), LPC (Chester) English, History
Matthew Dennison, BA (Oxon), MPhil (Glasgow) Head of History, Head of Politics
Jane Drake, CertEd (Bedford) Food & Nutrition
Gerard Duncan, PGDSST, BPE (University of Otago, New Zealand) Physical Education
Ian Edwards, BSc (Newcastle), PGCE (UEA) Mathematics, Academic Administrator
Samuel Edwards, BA (Bath), PGCE (Buckingham) Head of Tennis
Scarlett Embury, BSc (Newcastle), PGCE (Chester) Mathematics
Kate Ford, BA (London), PGCE (Exeter) English
Sara Fordy, BA (Winchester), PGCE (Oxon) Head of Textiles
Marie Genot, MA (Provence, France), PGCE (UWE) French/Spanish
Shazia Gleadall, BA (Birmingham), PGCE (Chester) Religious Studies
Victoria Gross, BA (Brunel), PGCE (Middx) Head of Design & Technology
Elizabeth Gulliver, BA (Oxon) Psychology
Kerri Hadfield, BA (Leeds), PGCE (Canterbury) Head of Geography
Clare Harding, BSc (Leeds), PGCE (Birmingham) Head of Food & Nutrition
Louise Harper, BA (Dunelm), PGCE (Oxon) Head of KS3 Geography
Matthew Harper, BA (Oxon), PGCE (Warwick) French/Spanish
Kate Hart, BA (MMU), PGCE (Birmingham) Head of PSHEE
Monica Jimenez, BA (La Rioja, Spain), PGCE (Canterbury) Head of Spanish
Kathryn Joel, BA (Warwick) DELTA, TESOL, EAL Coordinator
Andrea Johnson, BSc, PGCE (Durham) Chemistry
Lucy Keyte, BA (Nottingham), PGCE (Warwick), MSc (Roehampton) French
Rachael Knapman, Netball Level 1 Coach (UKCC) Netball
Sadie Lapper, BSc (Worcester), PGCert (Gloucester), MSc (Oxford Brookes) Physical Education
Lindsey Lea-James, BMus, LTCL, ALCM, PGCE (Huddersfield) Director of Music
Julie Lodrick, BA (Chichester), PGCE (Kingston), MEd (Open) Music
James Long, BA, PGCE (Liverpool) Head of Hockey
Victoria Marsh, BSc (Keele), PGCE (Exeter) Head of Mathematics
Harry Mitchell, BSc (Bristol), PGCE (Loughborough) Mathematics
Rebecca Moffat, BA (Durham) Learning Support
Alice Montgomery, BA (Newcastle), PGCE (Southampton) Head of History of Art
Bev Murphy, BA (Wales), MA, PhD, PGCE (UEA) History, Deputy Head of Learning Support
Sarah Neale, BA (Worcester) Dance
Amanda Neil, BA (Leeds), PGCIPP (Chichester) Head of Learning Support
Alison Osborn, BA (Reading), PGCE (Exeter) History
Pervin Özkan, Licence (Tours, France), PGCE (Exeter) Head of French
Charlotte Pemble, BSc, PGCE (Worcester) 2 i/c Physical Education, Acting Head of Sport
Jonitha Peterpillai, BSc, (Warwick) MSc, PGCE (Oxon) 2 i/c Mathematics
Lara Price, BLib (Aberystwyth) Librarian
Ryan Pickering, NPLQ, NUCO Sporting Facilities & Physical Education
James Popplestone, BSc (Southampton), DPhil (Oxon) Head of Biology
Bob Roberts, BA, MA (Warwick), PGCE (Lancaster) Head of English
Ian Robinson, BEng, PGCE (Lancaster) Physics
Emily Scates, BA (London), PGCE (CSSD) Head of Drama
Paul Scott, BSc (Newcastle), PGCE (Durham) Learning Support
Kate Simlett, MSc (Loughborough) Physical Education
Zoe Simms, BA, MA (KCL), MSc (Oxon), PGCE (Institute of Education) Head of Religious Studies
Catherine Simpson, BA, GDL, MPhil (Cantab), PGCE (Belfast) English
Rachel Smith, BA (Wales), PGCE (Leicester) Head of Psychology
Simon Smith, BA, PGCE (York) History, Politics
James Stead, BA (Cumbria), PGCE (Wales) Art
Justine Stephens, BA (London), PGCE (Middx) Drama
Holly Thomas, BA (Bath), PGCE (Coventry) Head of Modern Languages
Richard Thompson, MA (Oxon), PGCE (London) Head of Economics
Julia Thorn, BA (Reading), MSt (Oxon) Classics
Joanne Thorne, BA (Middx), MA, PGCE (Warwick), MBA (OU) Head of Business Studies
Dane Tice, BA (Lawrence University Wisconsin), DPhil (Oxon) Head of Physics
Henry Vigne, BA (London), MA (Kent), PGCE (Buckingham) Food & Nutrition
James Wakeley, BSc (OU), PGCE (Bath) Head of Computing & IT
Rebecca Warrington, BA (MMU), MA, PGCE (Middx) Textiles
Jenny Werren, Mchem (Bath) Head of Chemistry
Layla Williams, BA (London), PGCE (De Montfort) Head of Dance
James Woodward, BSc (Wales), PGCE (Exeter) Biology

Boarding Staff

Jackie Webb Boarding Coordinator
Lindsey Pickering Ashtons Houseparent
Ryan Pickering Ashtons Houseparent
Calypso Morley Ashtons Deputy Housemistress
Sophia Chichester Inglis Housemistress
Hannah Duckett Inglis Deputy Housemistress
Ruth Demery Vs Housemistress
Hannelie Jonas Vs Deputy Housemistress
Ribh Ireland IVs Housemistress
Nina Forde IVs Deputy Housemistress
Grainne Dennison IIIs Housemistress
Caroline Rimmer IIIs Deputy Housemistress
Sarah Neale IIs Housemistress
Lucy Witherspoon IIs Deputy Housemistress
Lucinda Burton-Sims Todd Housemistress
Chloe Corani Todd Deputy Housemistress
Julie Bennett Boarding support
Rebecca Coleman Boarding support
Penny Davies Boarding support
Sue Jenkins Boarding support
Maria Rees Boarding support
Georgia Thomas Boarding support


Alison Richardson School Chaplain & Staff Wellbeing Lead
Sarah Whitehouse School Counsellor


Sophie Dean Graduate Assistant Music
Serena Donnelly Drums
James Foley Guitar
Sarah Haigh Singing
Kim Keeble Oboe
Kate Pickin Piano
Miranda Ricardo Cello and Piano
Beverley Savidge Singing
Elisabeth Sharam Flute
Deborah Siepmann Piano
Kayleigh Skinner Singing
Lucy Tugwell Clarinet and Saxophone
Chris Windass Violin

Sport and PE

Lottie Gale Graduate Assistant Sport
Godwin Abah Tennis Coach
Annabelle Bailey Tennis Coach
Lucy Brown Tennis Coach
Lee Morton Tennis Coach
Ginny Steven Ballet

Speech and Drama

Pippa Phillips Speech and Drama


Calypso Morley Art Technician
Alan Christopher Ceramics Technician
Zoe Johnson CDT Technician
Sarah Carolan Senior Science Technician
Julie Brown Assistant Science Technician
Hope Talbot Waller Textiles Technician
Samantha Sullivan Textiles Technician

Learning Support

Stephanie Herbert Teaching Assistant
Isabel Rimmer Teaching Assistant
Sarah Skevington Teaching Assistant
Elizabeth Smith Learning Mentor

Modern Foreign Languages

Kubra Özkan French Language Assistant
Belen Sainz-Pardo Spanish Language Assistant
Nadine von Paledzki Teacher of German


Kenneth Iredale Financial Controller
Nicole Hamilton HR Manager
Diane Cook Finance Assistant
Louise Sollis Finance Assistant
Carol Edginton Finance Assistant

Administrative and Support staff

Edwina Roberts EA to the Headmistress
Alison Mullins EA to the Bursar & Assistant Clerk to the Governors
Amelia Senior PA to the Headmistress and HR Manager
Zoë Ludford Pastoral Administrator
Brian Wray Data Manager
Katie Donald Examinations Officer
Charlotte Redman School Events Coordinator
Helen Mascall Senior Administrative Secretary
Joanne Twelvetrees Administrative Secretary - Music
Rachael Knapman Administrative Secretary - PE
Annabelle Coombs School Reception
Helen Read Reception and Administrator to the Deputy Head Academic and PA to Headmistress and HR Manager (maternity cover)
Rachael Knapman Educational Visits Coordinator
Lesley Mansfield Transport Administrator
Caroline Thomas Commercial Manager (External lets)

Admissions, Marketing and Development

Elspeth Dyer Registrar
Fiona Gaskin Assistant Registrar
Richard Guy Head of Marketing & Communications
Nicola Mawle Graphic Designer
Lindsay Silver Alumnae Communications Manager
Carrie Davidson Alumnae Events and Development Officer

Grounds, Maintenance and Domestic Services

Ben Stowe Facilities Manager
Sam Parkin Senior Maintenance
Charlie Cross Senior Grounds
Ben Osman Facilities Administrator
Elaine Eyre Domestic Manager
Louise Gough Catering Manager

ICT Systems and Network

Paul Smith ICT Systems & Network Manager
Chris Durn Systems Network Engineer
Melanie Bolton ICT Technician


Dr Catriona Reid School Doctor
Janet Bonham, RGN Nurse-in-Charge
Caroline Hutchison, RGN Nurse
Lindsey Pickering, RGN Nurse
Virginia Rayner, RGN Nurse

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Boarding and day school.
Girls 11 - 18.
Tudor Hall, Wykham Park, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9UR