Staff & Governors 2020-21

HeadmasterMr Duncan MurphyMEd, BA (Hons) English Lit, IAPS, SoH, FRSAEnglish
Deputy HeadmasterMr Ian MitchellMA, BA (Hons), PGCE, Pg Dip EdGeography, Maths, Games, Deputy DSL
Director of StudiesMr James MarchBA (Hons), PGCEEnglish
BursarMrs Sally Witts Deputy DSL
Head of SeniorsMr Sachin SukhdeoB.Sc.(Hons) Maths, Dip.EducationMaths Teacher, GTI, Deputy DSL
Head of Upper Prep Mr Liam ClarkeBSc Open, PGCEHead of Upper Prep, Games, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Head of Lower PrepMrs Nicola LambertBA, PGCEYear 1 & 2 Form Teacher, Clubs Co-ordinator
Mr Mike BaileyIPGCEHead of Design Technology, Games
Mr David BarrattBEd Maths and ScienceScience Teacher, Year 7 Form Teacher, Games
Miss Amanda BlackM.A. Education Practice, PGDEHead of Science, Year 7 Form Teacher
Mr Edward CribbGap Assistant
Miss Bernice ForbesMA, PGCEYear 6 Form Teacher, General Subjects Teacher
Miss Kimberley FosterBA Music (Hons)Head of Music
Mrs Julie HaunstetterBA (Hons) Medieval & Modern History, PGCEHead of History, Year 10 Form Teacher, HPQ
Mr Robert HendryBSc Sports Studies and Physical Education, IPGCEHead of Sport, Year 9 Form Teacher
Mrs Belinda HorleyHND Performing Arts, PGCEHead of Drama
Miss Gemma HylandsTeaching Assistant
Mr Thomas LaudyIPGCE Year 8 Form Teacher, Sport and General Subjects Teacher
Mrs Gemma LindleyBSc, PGCE Year 10 Form Teacher, Head of Maths (Maternity Leave)
Mrs Julie MarskellBA Primary EducationYear 3 Form Teacher
Mr George MitchellBA (Hons) GeographyGap Assistant
Miss Nikita Patel BSC (Hons) Genetics PGCEScience, Year 7 Form Teacher, DoE
Miss Ilse RoetsMA Leadership & Management in Education QTSMaths Maternity Cover
Mrs Sally SeiverBEd (Hons)Year 5 Form Teacher
Miss Zoe SmithBA (Hons) Educational Studies, PGCEYear 4 Form Teacher
Mr Sachin SukhdeoBSc (Hons) Maths, Diploma in EducationAssistant Director of Studies, GTI, Maths Teacher, Year 11 Form Teacher
Mrs Fiona SwiftiPGCE Year 6 Form Teacher, Head of PSHE, General Subjects Teacher
Mrs Stella TaylorPDLS, PGCEHead of French, Year 8 Form Teacher
Mr Matthew TwinleyMA, iPGCEYear 9 Form Teacher, English Teacher
Mrs Pippa WebbBA (Hons), PGCE, QTS Head of ICT/Computer Sceince
Mr Jeremy WestcottLTA Coaching Level 2, P.T.R.Graduate Assistant
Mrs Stephanie WestonPGCE, Dip. C.O.T. Head of RS, Classics Teacher
Mrs Monica WraithCert.Ed. Dip. Art & DesignHead of Art, Year 11 Form Teacher, Values & Subject Enrichment, Deputy DSL

Governors 2020 – 2021

The Kingswood House School Trust Limited is controlled by a board of Governors under the chairmanship of Mr C Shipley. Mr Shipley may be contacted c/o Kingswood House School, 56 West Hill, Epsom KT19 8LG. The Governing Body oversees the external management of the School. There are various sub-committees set up to assist the Headmaster. The Headmaster and his Senior Leadership Team supervise the internal management of the School. This includes, at the Headmaster’s discretion, the Deputy Headmaster, the Director of Studies, the Head of Lower Prep, the Head of Upper Prep, Head of Seniors, and the Bursar.

Mr C ShipleyLLB (Hons) MBA Chair from September 2015 Former parent Local solicitor (Corporate Law) & Former Senior Partner at Downs Solicitors in Dorking Sub-Committees: Finance, Pastoral, Development
Mr R AustenBSc (Eng), CEng, MICE, MIHT Chair from October 2005-August 2015 Former parent & retired engineer Sub-Committees: Finance, Development, Chair of Risk Management
Mrs V BaconBEd (Hons) Apple Distinguished Educator, Teacher, Education Consultant Sub-Committees: Early Years, Technology Advisor
Mrs J H BourneBSc Former biochemist with experience in IT & school administration Sub-Committees: Chair of Marketing
Dr H H Bowen-PerkinsMRCS LRCP MB BS LMSSA PGD Cardiology Old Boy, former parent, local GP & on the Council of Epsom College Sub-Committees: Chair of Health, Safety & Welfare, Safeguarding
Mr R L ClarkeDip (Hons) Architecture, RIBA Former parent, local architect with own practice Sub-Committees: Chair of Development
Mrs L CulmMEd (Hist) Oxon RSA Dip SpLD PATOSS Tutor and Assessor in Learning Development Department at St John’s School, Leatherhead Sub-Committees: SEND, Risk Management
Mr Richard EvansBEd Hons, AD Dp, ED Man Experienced Prep School Headmaster of four IAPS Schools; retired now an Educational Consultant, ISI Independent School and Boarding Inspector, and IAPS new Heads Mentor and Appraiser. Chairman of the Educational Sub-Committee.
Mr R JohnstoneBA PGCE AMDIS Marketing Diploma Teacher & House Tutor at Epsom College Sub-Committees: Academic
H H Judge G KentLLB (Hons) Former parent & former barrister Circuit Judge in criminal law Sub-Committees: Chair of Pastoral
Mr R B G Laudy L.L.B. (Hons) Former parent, Partner in Pincent Masons LLP, Sub-Committee: Strategy
Mr A LawFCA Bursar at a non-competing Independent School & Vice President of Old Freemen’s Association Sub-Committees: Chair of Finance
Mr A MatthewsMA (Hist) CANTAB ACA Chartered Accountant & former parent Private equity investment & advisory services Sub-Committees: Finance

The Study Centre Teaching Staff 2020 – 2021

SEN Co-ordinator Miss Harriet Wilson B.A. (Hons) Primary Teaching, Q.T.S, RQTU, BPS Registered Certificate in PsychometricnTesting, Assessment & Access Arrangements
Assistant SENCo - Mrs Emma IbbitsonBBEng (Hons) Electronics and Communications PGCE QTS
Mrs Sherryn AltonBSc (Hons) Logopaedics, MSc (Hons) Human Communication, ASC (Deafness) Level 2 registered MHPC, Certificate MRCSLT
Mrs Deborah Archer BA (Hons) French & European Literature, University of Warwick, Hornsby Diploma in Teaching Children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Mrs Miranda BagleyOCR Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties
Mrs Anne BallBSc Speech & Language Therapy, MRCSLT, ASLTIP, HCPC registered.
Mrs Aniesa BloreBachelor of Occupational Therapy, Clinical Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Member of Health Professions Council, Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine, Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists
Ms Isabella BudaszBSc (Hons) Geography & Sociology, Cert Ed., Certficate in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia
Mrs Lucy FanningBSc (Hons) Psychology, PGCE, Post Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy
Mrs Jeanette Groves Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Children with Specific Learning Difficulties (Maths and Literacy) Patoss Associate Member
Mrs Juliet GrünBA (Hons) French, PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy
Mrs Lucy FanningBSC (Hons) Psychology, PGCE, Post Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia & Literacy
Mrs Isabelle PickenBA (Hons) English with Medieval Studies, PGCE Primary Education TEFL Post Graduate Certificate in Structured Teaching for Dyslexia and Literacy Intervention (Dyslexia Action Guild) Supporting Study Skills in Learners with Dyslexia
Mrs Amandeep Rai B.A. (Hons) Educational Studies and RS P.G.C.E., Q.T.S. Level 5 Certificate in Dyslexia Intervention Support C.E.L.T.A.
Mrs Emma RendleBSc (Hons) Speech Sciences, MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC Registered
Mrs Leanne StewartBEd, Unicorn Maths


Miss Katey TimothyNVQ Level 3 TA, Youth Mental health course, TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Cache Sexual Health Awareness

Learning Support Assistants 2020 – 2021

Mrs Abi AndersonBA (Hons) Ancient History; iPGCE
Mr Ian BennettsExperienced LSA, TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (RQF)
Mrs Kelly BishopLevel 3 NVQ Supporting Teaching and Learning, Level 2 Certificate in Understanding SLD
Ms Raquel Campbell BSc (Hons) Logic and Maths, MA (Hons) Portuguese Literature
Mrs Sarah ConnerNCFE Level 2 Support Work in Schools, Supporting Children on the Autistic Spectrum
Mrs Tessa CurninBA (Hons) Modern Arts, PGCE Level 5 Literacy ESOL
Mrs Joanna DanksBA (Hons) History, NCFE Level3 in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in UNderstadning Children & Young People's Mental Health
Mrs Emma Darbishire B. Nursing (Hons), NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children & Young People's Mental Health, Certificate of Participation Supporting Pupils with Anxiety & Worry, NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Meeting the Needs of Learners with ADHD
Miss Jennifer Dartnell BSc (Hons) Psychology and English Literature
Mrs Glenda du PlessisBA (Hons) Geography & PE, PG Diploma in Education
Heather JonesBA (Hons) English & RS, H.D.E
Mrs Kate LongLevel 2 Understanding Autism, Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools
Mrs Chantel MartinsBA Ceramic Design, TEFL, Autism Awareness Course, Introduction to Speech, Language & Communication, Sensory Training & Supporting Children Needs
Mrs Claire McGill NVQ Level 3, Learning and Development
Mr Campbell McKelvie OADip (SEN Advanced), TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties (RQF)
Mrs Jo McMurtrie Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties NCFE Cache Level 2 in Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
Ms Nicola ParsonsCert SLPS (Open)TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Mrs Karen Santos NVQ Level 2 TA
Mrs Emma SharpeExperienced LSA, AADD course including Dyslexia & ASD, Level 2 Certificate Supporting Teenagers & Young Adults with PDA, Understanding Autism & PDA course
Mrs Linzi Sudell Level 3 Supporting Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties, TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (RQF)
Mrs Maria West BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Level 3 in Childcare
Mrs Sarah-Jane WhitfieldLevel 3 Specialist Teaching & Learning, Level 3 Certificate in supporting Speech & Language
Mrs Rosie WoodElklan qualification Level 3 Speech & Language for 5-11 year olds

Administrative Staff 2020-2021

Mrs Amanda Earl Marketing & Communications Officer
Mrs Katie EdwardsAdministration, Compliance & Exams Officer
Mrs Karen HardingSchool Secretary / Headmaster's PA
Ms Angela LiuHead of Marketing & Admissions
Mrs Susan LucasSEN Secretary
Mr Rana RiftikharAssistant Bursar
Mrs Huma RazaScience Technician
Mrs Lindsay SmartAdmin Assistant P/T
Mrs Debbie SteerBursar's PA
Mrs Ines WittsAdmissions Registrar & Office Administrator
Mrs Sally WittsBursar

Peripatetic Staff

Mrs Pamela RiderCareers

Music Peripatetic Staff

Mr Stephen Bradfield Guitar
Mrs Gudran CassidySinging
Ms Alison Knight Piano
Mr Alan Watkiss Drums
Ms Dido XenakisViolin


Mrs J Chandler Catering Manager
Miss M Lopez Assistant Cook
Miss J Leong Kitchen Assistant
Mrs I Lau Kitchen Assistant
Ms A LimCleaning & Catering Assistant
Mrs A Yeang Kitchen Assistant
Miss A Hafiz Kitchen Assistant

Grounds, Maintenance, Minibus

Mr Paul HylandsGroundsman / Minibus Driver
Mr Ron GummerMaintenance
Mr David StutterMinibus Driver
Mrs Susan Monk   Minibus Driver

Admissions Update re: Coronavirus

Kingswood House remains open for applications to join the school although additional
safeguards are in place to protect the interests of all parties. Please follow the link to our
admissions page in order to read more about our streamlined process and how to apply for a


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