Staff at Portsmouth High School
Portsmouth High School has 55 teaching staff (some of whom are part-time), 56 support staff (some of whom are part time) and 30 peripatetic staff. The teaching staff are highly qualified, all either have a recognised teaching qualification or are working towards one.
Senior school teachers have a good degree and some have postgraduate and research degrees (Masters and/or Doctorates) in related subjects. The Junior School has specialist teachers in music, modern foreign languages, physical education, computer science, design technology and learning support.
Support staff are well qualified for the roles they perform. The school has a robust and well funded system of continuing professional development for all staff.
Senior Management Team
Headmistress - Mrs PJ Prescott BSc NPQH, Deputy Head - Mrs H Trim MSc, BSc, Head of Junior School - Mrs P Harris-Burland MA Mont Dip, Deputy Head of Junior School - Mr P Marshallsay BA Education, Assistant Head (Sixth Form) - Mrs J Cresswell BA, Assistant Head (Development) - Mr G Field MBA BSc (Open), Director of Studies - Mr J Paget-Tomlinson MA, BA; Director of Finance and Operations - Mrs T Coleman.
Senior School Teaching Staff
Mrs J Arthers, Teacher of Languages, BA (Hons) European Business with French; Mr J Barrett-Danes, Art Teacher (ceramics), BA (Hons) Ceramics; Mr R Bevan, Head of Chemistry, BSc, MSc, MPhil, AKC, FRMetS; Mr T Braddock, Head of History and Teacher of Economics and Business Studies, BA (Hons), MA (History); Mrs A Brooks, Head of Art, BEd Art, Cert Ed; Mrs K Brown, Head of Geography, BSc Geography, PGCE; Mrs R Comrie, Head of Drama and Head of Years 10 and 11, BA English and Drama, PGCE, ACP; Mr A Craig, Teacher of Languages, BA (Hons) Accountancy, MA (Education) Open; Mrs L Divilly, Director of Sport, BA (Ed) Hons; Mrs J Dukoff-Gordon, Head of Religion and Philosophy, BD, MTh, PGCE; Ms R Egan, Head of Mathematics, BEng Electrical Engineering; Mrs L Farnhill, Teacher of English and Drama and Second in English, BA (Hons) English, PGCE; Dr S Gerard, Biology Teacher, BM, BSc Biochemistry, PGCE; Mrs G Griffiths, RE teacher and teacher in charge of psychology, BTh (Hons), PGCE; Mrs C Griffiths, Teacher of mathematics and Head of Year 7, BSc Mathematics, Cert Ed; Mr J Guthrie, Music Teacher, BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip ABRSM, Mrs C Guy, Teacher of Chemistry, BSc Biological Sciences, PGCE; Mrs K Hourahine, Mandarin Teacher, BA Chinese; Miss S Humphreys, Head of Languages, BEd (Hons) French; Mrs A Hunter, Head of Science, BSc Biology, PGCE; Mrs J Lennon-Bell, Teacher of English and SEND coordinator, BA(Hons) Sociology and English; Mrs F Marshallsay, Teacher of PE and Duke of Edinburgh coordinator, BEd (Hons) Physical Education with Science; Miss J Mitchell, Teacher in charge of Latin, BA Classical Literature and Education; Miss L Munoz-Villena, MFL Teacher, BA Translating and Interpreting; Mrs S Nelson, Teacher of PE and Head of Years 8 and 9, BEd (Hons) Physical Education; Mrs K Peters, Teacher of Languages, BA (Hons) Modern Languages and Literature; Mrs K Price, Teacher of RS, MA (Applied Theology), BA (Hons); Mrs L Scott, Teacher of Design and Technology, BEd Design and Technology; Mr P Simpson, History Teacher, MA History, BA (Hons), PGCE; Mr J Smith, ICT Co-ordinator, BSc (Hons) Physics, PGCE; Mrs S Smyth, Teacher of Mathematics, MA, BSc, Cert Ed, BSc; Mrs S Spender, Head of PHSE and Careers, Cert Ed PE and Careers; Mrs K Taylor, Teacher of Chemistry, charities co-ordinator, MA, MChem (Hons); Mrs A Thompson, Teacher of Geography, BSc (Hons) Geography, PGCE; Mr G Tinsley, Director of Music, MMus, BMEd; Miss S Wield, Teacher of Mathematics, BSc; Mrs Y Williams, Head of English, BA (Hons) English; PGCE; PDPM, Mrs C Williams, Head of Physics, MSc (Open), BSc (Hons) Physics, PGCE.
Junior School Teaching Staff
Mr D Barrett, MA Scriptwriting, BA (Hons) Music, MMus, PGCE; Mrs K Fricker, MA, BA (Hons), PGCE; Mrs R Hairsine, BA (Hons); Mrs B Hill, Music, GGSM, AST; Mrs E Michou, BA (Hons); Mrs H Parrott, Head of Pre-Prep, MA(Hons) History and Art History, PGCE; Mrs G Pridmore, BEd (Hons); Miss H Taulbut, BA (Hons) Sports Studies, PGCE; Mrs G Venn, BA Early Years (ICT); Mrs Z Woolley, BEd (Hons) Mathematics, MSc.
Mrs A Dyer FdA Early Years Education, Miss C Mills FdA Early Years Education.
Mrs S Parsons, After Care Supervisor; Mrs M Poulton, Teaching Assistant; Mrs R Rogers, Teaching Assistant; Mrs S Ross, Teaching Assistant; Mrs M Salvetti, After Care Supervisor, BA (Open), Cert Ed; Mrs A Swain, Teaching Assistant, BA (Hons) in Professional and Continued Education.
Mr R Blanken, Clarinet / Saxophone, GRNCM; ARCM; Mrs L Collinson, Speech & Drama, BA(Hons) English Language and Literature; PGCE; Mrs B Crick, Cookery; Mr M Davis, Brass; Mrs P Denison, Pianoforte, BA, Dip; Miss C Draycott, Flute, LLB, Dip ABRSM-Flute, Dip Mus; Miss K Durbin, Cello, B Mus; Mrs J Flatman, Recorder, BA(Hons) Music, LRSM; Mrs J Hall, Pianoforte, CT ABRSM; Mr O Hancock, Choirmaster; Miss D Hannah, Singing, B Mus; Miss P Harris, Dance; Mr J Harris, Percussion; Ms K Howard Harris, Ceramics; Miss A Ireland, Dance, BA; Mrs J Laithwaite, Pilates; Mr A McVittie, Pianoforte, BA (Hons); Mr B Moles, Pianoforte / Singing, MMus; Ms J Osborne, Netball; Mr G Randall, Cricket; Mr N Roach, Fencing; Ms K Robertson, Violin and Viola, GRSM (Hons), LRAM; Mr J Russell, Badminton; Mr M Squires, Hockey; Mr P Stylianou, Football; Mr M Whitelock, Trampoline; Mr K Williams, Badminton; Miss L Willits, Oboe; Mrs D Worley, Clarinet / Saxophone, Dip ABRSM, Mr N Worley, Guitar, LTCL.
Administrative and Support Staff
Mr W Baker, Network Manager; Mrs S Barrows, Head's PA, BEng; Mrs M Bartlett, Librarian and Learning Resources Manager, BA (Hons); Mr P Canning, Minibus Driver; Mrs M Chapero, Spanish Language Assistant; Mr A Childs, Minibus Driver; Miss E Clark, Arts Technician, BA Media Arts; Miss S Colbert, Senior Science Technician, BSc (Hons) Biology; Mrs W Craig, Design Technology BA; Mrs L Dale, Welfare / Administrative Officer; Mr M Davis, Minibus Driver; Miss J Harris, Chinese Language Assistant; Mrs S Holley, Laboratory Assistant; Miss M Hudson, Gap Student Volunteer; Mrs C Hunter, Admissions Registrar; Mrs J Isaac, Receptionist; Mr M Malone, Premises and Facilities Manager; Ms J Moon, Finance Officer; Mrs M Noble, Academic Registrar, BSc (Hons); Miss P Ortega, Gap Student Volunteer; Mrs N Richardson, French Language Assistant; Mr T Smith, Minibus Driver; Miss B Thompson, Gap Student Volunteer; Miss L Thomas-Peter, Junior School secretary, BSc; Mrs S Tiller, Marketing and Communications Officer, BSc (Hons), Dip CW (Inst); Mr P Toogood, ICT Technician; Mrs T Webb, School Secretary.
Local Governing Body
Sir J Band, GCB ADC; Mrs K Butwilowska, JP BA MEd; Ms S Dryden, LLM; Revd Canon D Isaac, BA; Miss S Kite, BEd; Mrs A McMeehan-Roberts, BA; Mrs C Sharman; Mrs S Pulvertaft (Chair), MBc MBA MCIM.