Staff List

The Royal School

Headmaster

Mr Matthew Close

Senior Leadership Team

Meet our Senior Leadership Team

Safeguarding Team

Meet our Safeguarding Team

Head of Section 

Mr Ed Taylor-Gooby, Head of Lower School

Ms Rebecca Thorpe, Deputy Head of Lower School, PSHE Lead

Mrs Rebecca Salt, Head of Upper School

Mrs Valerie Henbury-Demargne, Head of Sixth Form

Mrs Sylvie Barlett-Rawlings, Head of Boarding

Year 5 and 6 Teachers

Mr David Guest, Year 5

Mr Kieran Knock, Year 6 

English Department and Media Studies

Ms Sarah Watson-Saunders, Head of Department

Mrs Lisa Cole, Teacher of English and Media

Mathematics Department

Ms Diana Klusch, Head of Department 

Mrs Teresa Bowden       

Mrs Jane Crane   

Dr Elizabeth Evans

Mr Vernon Seddon

Ms Jemima Toner

Science Department

Mr Glen Simmons, Head of Department

Mrs Nicole McGregor

Mr Paul Norman  

Computer Science and Digital Media

Mr Daniel Downie, Head of Department   

Creative Arts

Drama & Music

Ms Nicola Plowman, Head of Department

Mr Ed Taylor-Gooby

Mr Stewart Conley-Harper

Mr Callum Quinn

Art, Design Technology, Photography and Textiles

Mrs Philippa Lane, Head of Department

Mr Rupert Davies            

Ms Claire Jackson         

Ms Victoria Smith

EAL

Ms Rachel Hockham, Head of Department        

Future Ready

Mr Peter Beard, Head of Department

Humanities

Ms Katie Allison-Guy, Head of Department

Ms Jessica Callanan

Mrs Rebecca Salt

Mrs Carolyn Warner

Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs Valerie Henbury-Demargne, Head of Department 

Ms Cathrin Brockhaus

Mrs Lara Morley 

Mrs Sylvie Bartlett-Rawlings

PE

Mr Peter Beard, Head of Boys' PE

Mrs Sonia Cartwright, Head of Girls' PE

Psychology

Mrs Karen Cox             

SEND

Mr Aled Leyshon, SENDCO

Ms Julia Harrison, Learning Support Assistant

Ms Katherine Anderson, Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Sally Waghorn, Learning Support Assistant

Ms Martine Jones, Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Anne Dean, Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Anna Jackson, Learning Support Assistant

Support Staff

Ms Sue Hashemi, PA to the Headmaster

Ms Claire Kerr, Receptionist and Administrator

Ms Sally Gray, Receptionist and Administrator

Ms Michelle Barnsdale-Ward, Receptionist and Administrator

Mrs Marcia Bourne, Head of Admissions

Mrs Deborah Hockley, Bursary Assistant

Mrs Karen Rowden, Bursary Assistant

Ms Ranee Spencer, Finance Assistant

Mrs Tracey Simons, Marketing and Exams Officer

Mrs Kirsten King, HR Manager

Mr Ryan Casey, IT Technician

Mr Marc Hughes, Facilities Manager

Mr David Bowden, Maintenance

Mr Jason Hughes, Maintenance

Mr Sebastiano Piglio, Maintenance / Minibus Driver

Mrs Elizabeth Forster, Minibus Driver

Mr Stephen Swan, Minibus Driver

Mr Raymond Wenman, Minibus Driver

Mr Anthony Marks, Estates Manager

Mr Sam Lague, Groundsman and Facilities Compliance Assistant

Ms Kathryn Cooper, Domestic Supervisor

Ms Linda Gardner, Domestic Assistant

Ms Beatriz Sabado, Domestic Assistant 

Miss Nadia Khan, QEII House Parent

Mr Devon Campleman, GAP Boarding Assistant

Ms Giulia Piglio, Matron and Boarding Assistant

Mrs Katharine Fry, Careers Adviser

Ms Rebecca Holland, Senior Lab Technician

Ms Deborah Lane, Counsellor

Ms Samantha Spiller, School Nurse

Peripatetic Staff

Ms Ellie Bowyer, LAMDA

Mr Ian Anthony Bicknell, Tennis coach

Mr Nicholas Sharratt, Golf coach

Miss Gemma Wiltshire, Tennis coach

Mr Stephen Knowles, Guitar Teacher 

Mr Simon Diggens, Flute Teacher

Mr Vasileios Rakitzis, Piano Teacher

Ms Amanda O'Brien, Piano Teacher

Mr Jonathan Griffiths, Music Teacher

Ms Martene Grimson, Singing Teacher

Ms Anna Hunt, Music Teacher

Ms Laura Senior, Violin Teacher

Ms Tara Congdon, Volunteer - Independent listener for boarders (on call)

Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator

Mr Kieran Nock