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Staff at Portsmouth High School

'Teachers are well-qualified and have very high levels of subject knowledge.' ISI Report 2015

Senior Management Team

Headmistress – Mrs PJ Prescott BSc NPQH, Deputy Head – Mrs H Trim MSc, BSc (Hons), Head of Junior School – Mr P Marshallsay BA Education; Deputy Head, Academic – Mr J Paget-Tomlinson, BA, MA, MRes, MSc; Assistant Head (Development) – Mr G Field MBA BSc (Open); Director of Finance and Operations – Mrs T Coleman; Assistant Head (Assessment and Pupil Tracking) – Ms R Egan, BEng Electrical Engineering; Director of Communications – Mrs L Webb.

Senior School Teaching Staff

Mrs J Arthers, Teacher of languages, BA (Hons) European Business with French; Mr M Bannister, Head of Science, BSc (Hons), PGCE; Mr J Barrett-Danes, Art Teacher, (ceramics) BA (Hons) Ceramics; Mr G Barrows, Teacher of Computer Science, BSc (Hons) MBA (TechMgt); Mrs A Brooks, Head of Art, BEd Art, Cert Ed; Mrs R Comrie, Head of Drama, BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, PGCE, ACP;  Mrs W Craig, DT Teacher and DT Technician, BA; Mrs L Divilly, Director of Sport, BA (Ed) (Hons); Miss A Davies, Teacher of Chemistry, BSc, GTP; Mrs M Downham, Teacher of English, MA, BA (Hons), PGCE; Mrs J Dukoff-Gordon, Head of Religion and Philosophy, Director of Teaching and Learning, BD, MTh, PGCE; Ms R Egan, Assistant Head (Assessment and Pupil Tracking), BEng Electrical Engineering; Mrs L Farnhill, Teacher of English and Drama and Second in English including Magazine, BA (Hons) English, PGCE; Mr G Field, Assistant Head (Head of Development) and Head of DT, MBA (Open), BSc (Open); Mrs K Fry, Teacher of Biology, BSc (Hons), PGCE; Mr P Gago, Teacher of Business/Economics with Computer Science, BEd (Hons) Business Studies in Education; Dr S Gerard, Biology Teacher, BM, BSc Biochemistry, PGCE; Mr P Goldbrum, Head of Mathematics and Computer Science, BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE; Mrs G Griffiths, RE Teacher and Teacher in charge of Psychology BTh (Hons), PGCE; Mr J Guthrie, Music Teacher BA (Hons), PGCE, DipABRSM, LRSM (Piano); Mrs A Hostler, Teacher of Psychology, PGCE, BSc (Hons); Dr J Higson, Teacher of Mathematics with Computer Science, Doctor of Philosophy, BSc (Hons), PGCE; Mrs K Hourahine, Mandarin Teacher, BA Chinese; Miss S Humphreys, Head of Languages, BEd (Hons) French; Mrs S Kopitsa, Teacher of Geography, BSc (Hons); Miss E Leighton-Smith, Teacher of Physical Education, BA (Hons); Mrs J Lennon-Bell, Teacher of English and SEND coordinator, BA (Hons) Sociology and English; Mrs N Mc Nally, Teacher of English, BA (Hons), PGCE; Mrs F Marshallsay, Teacher of PE and Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator, BEd (Hons) Physical Education with Science; Mr G Maude, Sixth Form Assistant Head (Academic) and Teacher of Classics, BA, PGCE; Mrs C Morgan, Teacher of Biology, BSc (Hons), PGCE; Mrs S Nelson, Teacher of PE and Head of Years 8 and 9, BEd (Hons) Physical Education; Miss E Noble, Teacher of Art, MA, BA (Hons); Mr G Oliver, Teacher in charge of Enrichment BSc, (Hons) Geology, PGCE, Dip BSD; Mr J Paget-Tomlinson, Assistant Head (Director of Studies and Head of Sixth Form), MA, BA, MRes, MSc; Mrs S Paget-Tomlinson, Sixth Form Assistant Head (Pastoral) and Teacher of History, MA History, BA (Hons) History, PGCE; Mrs K Peters, Teacher of Modern Languages and English, BA (Hons) Modern Languages and Literature; Mrs J Prescott, Headmistress, BSc NPQH; Mrs K Price, Teacher of RS, MA (Applied Theology), BA (Hons); Mr P Simpson, Teacher of Mathematics, BSc Hons (Open); Mr R Smith, Faculty Head of Humanities, BA (Hons), PGCE; Dr A Stockton-Chalk, Teacher of Physics, Doctor of Philosophy, MA, PGCE; Mrs K Taylor, Teacher of Chemistry, Charities Co-ordinator, Head of Year 7, MA, MChem (Hons); Mrs A Thompson, Teacher of Geography and PSHEE coordinator BSc (Hons) Geography, PGCE; Mr G Tinsley, Director of Music MMus, BMEd; Mrs H Trim, Deputy Head, Geography and ICT teacher MSc, BSc, PGCE; Mrs S Wield, Teacher of Mathematics, BSc; Mrs Y Williams, Head of English, BA (Hons) English; PGCE; PDPM; Miss E Wright, Teacher of Languages and Head of Years 10 and 11 , MA, PGCE, BA (Hons).

Junior School Teaching Staff

Mrs A Algieri, Early Years Co-ordinator/Reception Class Teacher, EYTS, BSc (Hons); Dr D Barrett, Junior School teacher, BA (Hons), MMus, MA, PhD, ARCM, PGCE; Miss L Cunningham, Deputy Head of the Junior School, BA (Hons), PGCE, MA (Educational Leadership and Management);  Mrs K Harris, Junior School Teacher, B Ed (Hons); Miss E Leighton-Smith, Teacher of Physical Education, BA (Hons); Mrs R Hill, Junior School Director of Music, GGSM, AST; Mr P Marshallsay, Head of the Junior School, BA Education; Mrs E Michou, KS1 Teacher, BA (Hons); Miss L Moffitt, Key Stage 1 Teacher, BA (Hons), PGCE; Mrs B Newcombe, Junior School Teacher, B Ed (Hons); Mr M Rahman, KS2 Teacher, BEd (Hons); Mrs S Williams, Key Stage 2 Teacher, BSc (Hons), PGCE.

Nursery Staff

Mrs A Dempster, Nursery Teacher, MA Cantab, QTS; Mrs J Shaw, Nursery Practitioner, FdA Early Years Care and Education, NVQ Level 3;

Teaching Assistants

Mrs H Cells, Teaching Assistant; FdA Early Years Care, BA (Hons), Mrs V Jenkins, Teaching Assistant (Aftercare), BSc (Hons) with QT; Ms L Marshall, Teaching Assistant – BA (Hons), PGCE; Mrs S Parsons, After Care Supervisor Early Years and Key Stage 1, NQV Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development; Miss D Preston, Cover Supervisor/Teaching Assistant MA, BA (Hons), PGCE; Mrs A Swain, Teaching Assistant, BA (Hons) in Professional and Continued Education; Mrs J West, Teaching Assistant (with special responsibility for Nursery and outreach), Level 4 International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy; Miss G Wood, Aftercare Co-ordinator and Teaching Assistant, BA (Hons), FdA Early Years Care and Education.

Visiting Staff

Mrs L Collinson, Speech & Drama, BA (Hons) English Language and Literature; PGCE; Mrs B Crick, Cookery, BSc (Hons), MSc; Ms J Crosthwaite, Drama Tutor; Mr L Crosswell, Drum Tutor, BSc (Hons); Mr M Davis, Brass; Miss C Draycott, Flute, LLB, Dip ABRSM-Flute, Dip Mus; Mr R Eastwood, Piano Tutor; Mrs J Flatman, Recorder, BA(Hons) Music, LRSM; Mrs A Flitcroft, Ceramics Workshop Tutor, BA Fine Art; Miss A Fuller, Singing/Piano Tutor, BA(Hons) Music; Mrs N Geddes, BA (Hons) Performing Arts; Mrs J Hall, Pianoforte, CT ABRSM; Miss D Hannah, Singing, B Mus; Mrs J Laithwaite, Pilates; Miss E Lyford, Dance, FDI/CDE; Mr S Marlow, Hockey Coach; Mr B Moles, Pianoforte / Singing, MMus; Mrs F Morris, Singing Specialist and Pianoforte, BMus, PGCE; Ms A Osborne, Netball Level 2 Coach; Mr M Robinson, Boxing and Fitness Coach; Mr Q Shillingford MBE, Boxing ABA Advanced Coach; Mr G Vaughan, Cello; Miss K Waters, Yoga Tutor, BA(Hons) Dance Theatre, Zuna Yoga/Yoga Alliance; Mr M Whitelock, Trampoline; Mr K Williams, Badminton; Mr D Williamson, Football Coach, Level 2 Football Coach; 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; Ms J Barrett, Catering Assistant; Mrs M Bartlett, Librarian and Learning Resources Manager BA (Hons); Mr S Bellinger, Minibus Driver; Mrs C Bowers-Kent, Food Services Supervisor; Mrs A Boyle, Catering Assistant; Mr P Brudenell, Caretaker; Mr D Bristow, Out of Hours GDST Enterprises Caretaker; Ms M Chapero, Spanish Language Assistant; Mr A Childs, Minibus Driver; Miss E Clark, Creative Arts Technician, BA Media Arts; Miss S Colbert, Senior Science Technician, BSc (Hons) Biology; Mrs T Coleman, Director of Finance and Operations; Mrs J Collier, Cover Supervisor and Examinations Assistant, MSc, BA; Mrs F Cox, Junior School Secretary; Mrs L Dale, Welfare Officer and Administrative Supervisor; Mr M Derrick, Facilities and Estates Officer; Mrs S Davies, Head of Careers and Head of Year 7, MA, BA; Mr M Davis, Minibus Driver; Ms E Doize, French Language Assistant; Mrs K Duck, PA to the Headmistress, BSc (Hons); Mrs S Field, HR and Office Manager; Mrs V Flanagan, Assistant Cook; Mr J Griffin, Minibus Driver; Mrs H Harris, Finance Officer; Mr G Hewitt-Henderson, Premises and Facilities Manager; Ms S Jackson, Reprographics/Resources Officer; Mrs J Geeves, Food Services Assistant; Mr A Love, Minibus Driver; Mrs M Mangnall, Junior School Receptionist; Mr A Mueller, Sports Graduate, BSc (Hons); Mr P Norwood, Catering Manager; Miss L Newport, Examinations Officer and Data Assistant, BSc (Hons); Miss L Nunan, Admissions Registrar and Data Manager, BA (Hons); Mr M Patilla, Minibus Driver; Mr S Pearce, Minibus Driver; Mrs L Puttock, Food Services Assistant; Mr M Savage, Minibus Driver; Mr K Scammell, Caretaker; Mrs B Scoates, Laboratory Technician, FdA Learning Support; Mrs M Shipp, Assistant Cook; Mrs K Skinner, School Counsellor; Miss M Smith, School Office Administrator, BA (Hons); Mrs S Tiller, Marketing and Communications Manager, PhD, BSc (Hons), ACIM, Dip CW (Inst); Mr P Toogood, ICT Technician; Mrs L Webb, Director of Communications; Mrs P Webb, School Secretary; Miss K Xiao, International Welfare Officer/Teaching Assistant; Ms YL Yeung, Food Services Technician.

Local Governing Body

Sir J Band, GCB ADC; Mrs K Butwilowska, JP BA MEd; Ms S Dryden, LLM; Cdr M J Evans, BSc (Hons) MA MCGI; Dr M Filip, PhD, MIEEE, FHEA, FIET;  Reverend Canon Peter Leonard; Mrs S Mansell, Mrs A McMeehan-Roberts (Chair), BA, Mr N Pitman.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs Kate Duck, on 023 9282 6714 or via

The Proprietor

The Girls’ Day School Trust, 100 Rochester Row, London SW1P 1JP Telephone 020 7393 6666.

All correspondence to Trust Office.

Chair of Council: Juliet Humphries.

Executive Business Manager: Alison Smith. Telephone 020 7393 6694



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Portsmouth High School is part of the Girls Day School Trust

The Girls’ Day School Trust, 100 Rochester Row, London SW1P 1JP
Tel 020 7393 6666