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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 Leadership 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 E Akass, Teacher of Biology, MA (Hons), MSc; 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; Mrs A Brooks, Head of Art, BEd Art, Cert Ed; Mrs W Craig, DT Teacher and DT Technician, BA; Mrs Y Dall’Omo, Teacher of Drama, BA (Hons), PGCE; 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; Mr D Durow, Teacher of Business Studies and Economics, BA (Hons), PGCE; Ms R Egan, Assistant Head (Assessment and Pupil Tracking), BEng Electrical Engineering; Miss K Farnhill, Teacher of English, BA (Hons), PGCE; 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 D Gardner, Teacher of Computer Science, BA(Hons), 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 M Henderson, Teacher of Mathematics, MA, BE (Hons), PGCE; 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 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 F Morris, Teacher of Music, BMus, 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); Mrs L Reynolds, Teacher of Sociology with Religious Studies, BA (Hons), PGCE; 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 Y Williams, Head of English, BA (Hons) English; PGCE; PDPM; Mrs 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 C Elsley, Junior School After Care Assistant, NVQ Level 3 (Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning); 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) BA (Hons), Level 4 International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy.

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 S Kingdon-Marsdon, Tennis Coach; Mrs J Laithwaite, Pilates; Miss E Lyford, Dance, FDI/CDE; Mr S Marlow, Hockey Coach; Mr B Moles, Pianoforte / Singing, MMus; Ms A Osborne, Netball Level 2 Coach; Mr M Robinson, Boxing and Fitness Coach; Mr Q Shillingford MBE, Boxing ABA Advanced Coach; Miss M Swift, Hockey 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 D Adshead, Minibus Driver; Mr W Baker, Network Manager; Ms J Barrett, Catering Assistant; Mrs M Bartlett, Librarian and Learning Resources Manager BA (Hons); Mrs L Bateman, Chef Manager; Mr S Bellinger, Minibus Driver; Mrs A Boyle, Catering Assistant; Mr P Brudenell, Caretaker; Ms M Chapero, Spanish Language Assistant; Miss E Clark, Creative Arts Technician, BA Media Arts; Mrs N Clements, Food Services; Assistant;  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; Miss E Duck, Junior School Assistant; Mr G Dunford, Out of Hours Caretaker; Mrs K Duck, PA to the Headmistress, BSc (Hons); Mrs E Fawley, Food Services Assistant, 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; Mrs J Holden, Receptionist / Administrator; Ms S Jackson, Reprographics/Resources Officer; Mrs M Mangnall, Junior School Receptionist; Mr R McGregor, Minbus Driver; Mr P Norwood, Food Services Supervisor; Miss J Newman, Receptionist / Administrator BA (Hons); Miss L Newport, Examinations Officer and Data Assistant, BSc (Hons); BA (Hons); Mr M Patilla, Minibus Driver; Mr S Pearce, Minibus Driver; Mr M Savage, Minibus Driver; Mr K Scammell, Caretaker; Mrs B Scoates, Laboratory Technician, FdA Learning Support; Mrs M Shipp, Assistant Cook; Mrs J Shivjee, Grounds/Facilities Team Member; Mrs K Skinner, School Counsellor; Miss J Smith, Food Services Assistant; Mrs C Thomson, Admissions Registrar; 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  M Williams, Minibus Driver; Miss R Williams, Sports Department Graduate, BA (Hons); Miss K Xiao, International Welfare Officer/Teaching Assistant;  Ms YL Yeung, Food Services Technician; Mr D Zimmerman, Minibus Driver and Facilities Assistant.

Local Governing Body

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 (Vice-Chair), Mrs A McMeehan Roberts (Chair), BA, Mr N Pitman.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors, Miss Louise Newport, 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