Wetherby Senior School Staff List 2021-2022

Senior Staff

Joe Silvester BA (Hons), MA, PGCE
Deputy Head Staff and Operations, and Director of Admissions
David Lawrence BA (Hons), MA, PGCE
Deputy Head Academic
Kate Bainbridge BA (Hons), MA, PGCE
Deputy Head Pastoral 
Christine Pheiffer BA (Hons), QTS
Director of Studies
Andrew Atkinson BA (Hons), MA, PGCE
Head of Sixth Form
Dena Deedat BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, FRGS
Head of Middle School
Hannah Dodson MSc (Hons), PGCE
Head of Lower School
Kate Eaves MA (Hons), PGCE
Head of Co-Curricular 
James Sullivan BA (Hons), PGCE

Art and Graphic Design

Sam Smith BVA, DipEd Director of Art & Graphic Design (maternity cover)
Nathan Murphy BA (Hons), MA, QTS, MRSS
Monty Lewis BA (Hons) Art Technician



Miranda Nash BA (Hons), PGCE Head of Classics and Asst. Head of Lower School
Alice Woods BA (Hons), PGCE

Computer Science

Ilia Avroutine BA (Hons), MA, QTS Head of Computer Science


Abbey Twomey BA (Hons), PGCE Director of Drama and Head of Fleet
James Tibbles BA (Hons)

Economics & Business Studies

Alex Wingrove BA (Hons), MA, PGCE Head of Economics and Business Studies
Zeynep Holmes BA (Hons), QTS
Sofia Idrissi BA (Hons) MA, PGCE


Lucy Murray BA (Hons), PGCE Head of English
Adam Chidell BA (Hons), MA, QTSS Second in Department
Oliver Hayes BA (Hons), PGCE
James Cross BA (Hons), QTS, PGCE
James Tibbles BA (Hons)


Alayna Smith BA (Hons), PGCE Head of Geography
Dena Deedat BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, FRGS Head of Sixth Form
Lilian Maroudi BSc (Hons), PGCE Head of Ravensbourne

History and Politics

Angela Neilson BA (Hons), MA, PGCE Head of History and Politics
Gillian Mendes da Costa BA (Hons), MA, PGCE Assistant Head of Sixth Form
Julian Robertshaw BA (Hons), MA, PGCE
Jonny Crowe BA (Hons), MA, PGCE


André Astbury-Palmer BSc (Hons), PGCE Head of Mathematics
George Bowman BSc (Hons), PGCE Second in Department
Michael Malone BSc (Hons), QTS, PGCE
Will Packer BSc (Hons), PGCE
Antony Bray BSc (Hons), PGCE

Modern Foreign Languages

Mark Leverage MA (Cantab), PGCE, NPQH Päätos Head of MFL and Head of French
Kate Eaves MA (Hons), PGCE Head of Lower School
Ruth Atkinson BA (Hons), PGCE Head of Spanish and Asst. Head of Middle School
Hugo Carey BA (Hons), QTS
Iria Miguez  BA (Hons), MA, PGCE
Angela Page BA (Hons), PGCE Head of German and Head of Tyburn


Jon Martin MSc, BA (Hons), PGCE Director of Music
Adam Repa BSc (Hons) Music Department Assistant


Andrew Atkinson BA (Hons), MA, PGCE Head of Philosophy and Director of Studies
Alexander Thornton BA (Hons), MA, PGCE

Physical Education

James Sullivan BA (Hons) PGCE Director of Sport
Ryan Underwood BA (Hons) PGCE, QTS Head of Academic PE, Head of Football, Head of Tribs and Effra
Paul Nockels BA (Hons), PGCE, QTLS Head of Careers and Head of Walbrook
Ryan Fuller BSc (Hons) QTS
Ben Tucker BSc (Hons)


Tim Pimlott BSc (Hons) MSc, PGCE Head of Science and Head of Biology


Tim Pimlott BSc (Hons) MSc, PGCE Head of Science and Head of Biology
Emma Zaman MA (Cantab), MSc, PGCE
Yanting Choong BiomedSc (Hons), MEntr, PhD Melb


Mehrnoush Ataii BA (Hons), AST, QTS Head of Chemistry
Jack Oxley BA MSc (Hons)
Hannah Dodson MSc (Hons) PGCE Head of Middle School


Oliver Davies BSc (Hons), MA, PGCE Head of Physics
Daniele Curlante BA (Hons), MSc, PGCE
Frances Buist MPhys (Hons), PGCE

US University Counselors

Dena Deedat BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, FRGS Head of Sixth Form
Dr Jason Smith MEng PhD
Martine Gagnon MA

Learning Support

Michael Hannaway BA, PGCE, CPT3A, FCCT Head of Learning Support and SEND Co-ordinator

Wellbeing Team

Rachela Leonello Dip Pysch, UKCP, IAPC&M Head of Wellbeing 
Shaun Goodwin Dip Pysch UKCP

School Librarian

Rob Munday BA (Hons)

Administration and Support Staff

Amy Hodkinson PA to Headmaster
Mary Erekpaine School Secretary
Estelle Gilby Hannah House Receptionist
Kathryn Easthope Registrar
Victoria Galeotti BA (Hons) Marketing Manager
Parvin Zaman Finance Officer

Science Technicians

Briony Phillips BSc (Hons)
Betina Westphal BSc (Hons) MA, PhD

IT Support

Ajay Kabaria IT Technician


Fred Achurch Chef Manager


Ian Waters Senior Facilities Manager

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