Staff Spotlights

Glen Simmons

Glen Simmons

Role:

Head of Science

I am head of science and teacher of chemistry at The Royal.  Having taught for many years at a grammar school in Lincolnshire where I led a very successful chemistry department, I was looking for my next challenge. The Royal was the perfect fit of academic drive and familial pastoral care which truly enables all pupils to achieve their best. There was no question I wanted to work in such a caring and supportive environment with so many amazing students.

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Teresa Bowden

Teresa Bowden

Role:

Director of Studies

My current role as director of studies allows me to teach maths, the subject I love, whilst being central to the academic running of the school. I also enjoy sharing my love of the outdoors through The Royal School Adventure Club that has been running since I joined 10 years ago.

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Sarah Watson-Saunders

Sarah Watson-Saunders

Role:

Head of English and Media

Very much a polymath, or perhaps if being described generously, a Renaissance woman. I have a background encompassing biology, religious studies and philosophy, but my great love is English.

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Callum Quinn

Callum Quinn

Role:

Teacher of Music

I am an active musician, gigging in Hampshire and West-Sussex. As an electric bass and double bass player, gigs can range from party bands at weddings, to church services as part of a chamber orchestra

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Sylvie Bartlett-Rawlings

Sylvie Bartlett-Rawlings

Role:

Head of Boarding

After 30 years of teaching and leading an MFL Department, I decided to go back to boarding and chose The Royal to do so. My belief in the profound impact of pastoral care on our students’ development played a pivotal role in choosing to go back to boarding. My ambition is to promote diversity, excellent education and boarding ethics in a safe and fun family like environment.

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Ed Taylor-Gooby

Ed Taylor-Gooby

Role:

Assistant Head, Outreach & Lower School

After I finished school I trained to be an actor and as a ‘resting job’ I was able to return to The Royal to help out, I then started to teach 1 or 2 Drama lessons per week, I never looked back.

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Peter Beard

Peter Beard

Role:

Head of Senior School Boys' PE

I’m an energetic person who loves sport and being physically active. I like meeting new people and will happily have a conversation with anyone and everyone!

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Michelle Stokes

Michelle Stokes

Role:

Bursar

Qualified accountant with 2 children with a passion to make schools inspiring places that children want to come to learn and reach their potential.

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Jennifer Lavelle

Jennifer Lavelle

Role:

Lead Nurse

I am a midwife by training. I worked in midwifery for the last decade spending most of that time at the Royal Surrey hospital in Guildford.

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