Staff list

Oakleigh House School – Staff List Academic Year 2023/2024

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Cognita Group CEO: Frank Maassen
Cognita European CEO: Michael Drake
Chair of Governors: Helen Hier

Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Tamara PayneActing Headteacher, Head of Pre-Prep, Year 1 Class Teacher
Mr Andrew HodderHead of Preparatory, Year 6 Class Teacher, E Safety and Data Manager
Mrs Cheryl WanlessHead of Early Years, Preschool Class Teacher
Mrs Emma OwenDesignated Safeguarding Person, Reception Class Teacher
Mrs Cerys WendonALN Co-ordinator, Head of Music, Year 6 Class Teacher
Mrs Helen HierChair of Governors

Teaching Staff

Miss Katherine ThomasYear 5 Class Teacher, English Lead
Miss Charlotte LawsonYear 4 Class Teacher, Mathematics Lead
Mr Peter GriffithsYear 4 Class Teacher, Science Lead
Mrs Carol GarnerYear 3 Class Teacher, Art and Humanities Lead
Mr Nicholas ThomasYear 3 Class Teacher, School Council Lead
Miss Laura KerswellYear 2 Class Teacher, NACE Lead
Mrs Maria ToshackYear 2 Class Teacher, Eco Council Lead
Mrs Suzanne van HooijdonkNursery Teacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Person
Mrs Linzi RogersDrama and Speech Tutor
Mrs Joyce LloydSpanish and French Tutor
Mrs Tracy MargettsCover Teacher
Miss Alexandra WhitehouseClass Teacher (Maternity)
Miss Jessica LinkClass Teacher (Maternity)

Teaching Assistants

Miss Taslima BegumTeaching Assistant and Out of Hours Supervisor
Mrs Pamela EvansNursery Assistant and Bus Chaperone
Mr Thomas FerrimanTeaching Assistant, Out of Hours Assistant
Mrs Isobel HartnollTeaching Assistant, Head of Sport, Out of Hours Assistant
Mrs Julie Ann LewisTeaching Assistant, Out of Hours Assistant
Miss Sarah MaskellTeaching Assistant, Out of Hours Assistant
Miss Amber MoulandPreschool Assistant, Out of Hours Assistant
Mrs Elaine SaundersLearning and Wellbeing Support Assistant, First Aid Lead
Miss Hannah JacksonNursery Assistant (Maternity)

Peripatetic Staff

Mr Michael BastinDrums Tutor
Mrs Kathryn RankinStrings and Piano Tutor
Mrs Sara RichardsBallet Tutor
Mr Bill SharpGuitar Tutor

Administration Staff

Mrs Vikki NapierHead of Admissions
Mr Adam MatthewsFacilities Manager
Mrs Claire JewellSchool Administrator and PA to Headteacher
Miss Susan BargussSchool Receptionist
Mr Ross WilliamsCaretaker
Mr Tim SnookIT Technician
Mr John RuggieriDriver
Mr Stephen ManshipDriver
Mrs Julie RuggieriChaperone

Clubs and Activities

Mr Sipho DonovanChess Tutor

Thomas Franks - Catering Staff

Mr Kevin LathamCatering Manager
Mr David Castro CruzChef
Ms Sedigheh AminiCatering Assistant
Mrs Jan HesfordCatering Assistant

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