Staff & Governors 2021-22

HeadmasterMr Duncan MurphyMEd, BA (Hons) English Lit, IAPS, SoH, FRSAEnglish, HPQ Teacher
Deputy HeadmasterMr Ian MitchellMA, BA (Hons) PGCE, PG Dip EdHead of Geography, Maths, Games, Deputy DSL
Director of StudiesMr James MarchBA (Hons) PGCEHead of English
BursarMrs Sally Witts
Head of SeniorsMr Sachin SukhdeoBSc (Hons) Maths, Dip.EducationMaths Teacher, GTI Coordinator, Deputy DSL
Head of Upper Prep Mr Liam ClarkeBSc Open, PGCEHead of Upper Prep, Games, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Head of Lower PrepMrs Nicola Lambert BA (Hons) PGCEYear 2/3 Form Teacher, Deputy DSL - EYFS
Mr Mike BaileyIPGCEHead of Design Technology, Games
Mr David BarrattBEd Maths and ScienceMaths, Science& Games Teacher, Year 7 Form Teacher
Miss Amanda BlackMA Education Practice, PGDEHead of Science, Year 7 Form Teacher, Head of Careers
Mrs Eleanor BrayBA (Hons) Philosophy, PGDEEnglish Teacher, Year 9 Form Teacher, Independent Learning and Life skills Coordinator
Mr Edward CribbGap, Sports & Grounds Assistant
Miss Laura de KlerkBEd (Early Childhood Development)Reception Teacher, Clubs Coordinator
Miss Bernice ForbesMA, PGCEYear 5 Form Teacher, General Subjects Teacher
Miss Kimberley FosterMA Teaching Musician, BA 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, Geography & Games Teacher, Trips Co-ordinator
Mrs Gemma LindleyBSc, PGCE Year 6 Form Teacher, Head of Maths
Mrs Chantel MartinsBA (Hons) Ceramic Design, Graduate Dip interior Design, TEFLGraduate Assistant
Mrs Sandra O’SheaNVQ Level 3 in Supporting in Learning and TeachingIndependent Learning Supervisor
Miss Nikita Patel BSC (Hons) Genetics, PGCEScience, Year 7 Form Teacher, DofE Coordinator
Miss Ilse RoetsBSc, HDE, MEd, QTS, MTAMaths Teacher
Mrs Sally SeiverBEd (Hons)General Subjects Teacher
Miss Julie SmithLevel 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning, HLTA, Level 3 in Education and TrainingFunctional Skills Teacher
Miss Zoe SmithBA (Hons) Educational Studies, PGCEYear 4 Form Teacher, Houses, Charities & School Council
Ms Fiona SwiftiPGCE Year 6 Form Teacher, Head of PSHE, General Subjects Teacher
Mrs Stella TaylorPDLS, PGCEHead of French, Year 8 Form Teacher
Mrs Pippa WebbBA (Hons), PGCE, QTS Head of ICT/Computer Science
Mr Jeremy WestcottBSC (Hons) Sport & Fitness Coaching, LTA Coaching Level 2, P.T.R.Graduate Assistant
Mrs Stephanie WestonPGCE, Dip. C.O.T. Head of RS, Classics Teacher, Year 10 Form Teacher
Mrs Monica WraithCert.Ed. Cert. Ed., Higher Dip Fine Art, Dip. Art & Design Head of Art, Year 11 Form Teacher, Values & Subject Enrichment, Deputy DSL

Governors 2021 – 2022

The Kingswood House School Trust Limited is controlled by a board of Governors under the chairmanship of Mr RJ Evans. Mr Evans 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 J R EvansBEd (Hons), MEd Management, IAPS. Chairman from July 2021. Experienced Prep School Headmaster of four IAPS Schools; retired now an Accredited IAPS Educational Consultant, Heads Mentor and Appraiser. ISI Independent School and Boarding Inspector, and Chairman of the Educational Sub-Committee
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 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 LawAccountant. 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
Mr C ShipleyLLB (Hons) MBA. Chair from September 2015-July 2021. Former parent. Local solicitor (Corporate Law) & Former Senior Partner at Downs Solicitors in Dorking Sub-Committees: Finance, Pastoral, Development

The Study Centre Teaching Staff 2021 – 2022

Head of Study Centre, Upper Prep & Senior SENCo - Miss Harriet Wilson BA (Hons) Primary Teaching, QTS, NaSENCo, BPS Registered Qualified Test User, Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment, Access Arrangements
Lower & Upper Prep SENCo - Mrs Emma IbbitsonBBEng (Hons) Electronics and Communications PGCE QTS
Mrs Sherryn AltonBSc (Hons) Logopaedics (Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology), MSc (Hons) Human Communication, ACS in Deafness; BSL Level 2, HCPC registered, Member of RCSLT, Member of ASLTIP
Mrs Miranda BagleyOCR Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Specific Learning; Level 5 Associate Diploma in the Arts; Level 4 Certificate in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector; Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Children with Specific Learning Difficulties; Patoss Associate MemberDifficulties
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
Ms Ashna GanatraP.G. Dip. Speech and Language Therapy B.Sc. Business Management and Law
Mrs Jeanette GrovesLevel 5 Diploma in Teaching Children with Specific Learning Difficulties (Maths and Literacy), Patoss Associate Member
Mrs Juliet GrünB.A. (Hons) French, P.G.C.E, Post Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy
Mrs Lucy FanningBSc (Hons) Psychology, PGCE, Post Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy
Mrs Joanna McMurtrieLevel 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties, NCFE Cache Level 2 in Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
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


Ms Katey TimothyNVQ Level 3 TA, Youth Mental health course, TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Cache Sexual Health Awareness, Adult Mental Health First Aider, Traumatic Bereavement Certificate, Zones of Regulation Certificate, SFAUSI

Learning Support Assistants 2021 – 2022

Mrs Abi AndersonBA (Hons) Ancient History; iPGCE
Mr Calum BarnesLevel 3 Health & Social Care
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, Cache Level 2 Understanding Autism
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
Mrs Heather JonesBA (Hons) English & RS, H.D.E Youth Mental Health First Aider
Mrs Kate LongLevel 2 Understanding Autism, Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools
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 Claire MillsB.Sc. (Hons), PGCE, TESOL, Level 5 ESOL
Ms Sandra O’Shea NVQ Level 3 Support in Learning and Teaching, Supporting Children with Language and Communications, Independent Learning Supervisor
Ms Nicola ParsonsCert SLPS (Open)TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Miss Sophie RobertsTQUK Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
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
Miss Julie Smith Level 2 Cert in Supporting Teaching and Learning, H.L.T.A., Level 3 in Education and Training, Functional Skills Teacher
Mrs Linzi Sudell Level 3 Supporting Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties, TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (RQF)
Ms Katey Timothy NVQ Level 3 TA, Youth Mental Health Course, Cache (Prog.) Sexual Health Awareness, TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF), Adult Mental Health Awareness Course
Mrs Maria West BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Level 3 in Childcare
Mrs Rosie WoodElklan qualification Level 3 Speech & Language for 5-11 year olds

Administrative Staff 2021-2022

Mrs Zoe AshtonHead of Admissions
Miss Emily Burdon Science Technician (Maternity Cover)
Mrs Amanda Earl Head of Marketing
Mrs Katie EdwardsCompliance & Exams Officer
Mrs Karen HardingSchool Secretary / Headmaster's PA
Mr Rana IftikharFinancial Controller
Mrs Susan LucasSEN Secretary
Mrs Huma RazaScience Technician (Maternity Leave)
Mrs Debbie SteerBursar's PA
Mrs Ines WittsAdmissions & Office Administrator
Mrs Sally WittsBursar

Peripatetic Staff

Ms Shereene Al ArdDrama

Music Peripatetic Staff

Mr Stephen Bradfield Guitar
Ms Francesac HoleSinging
Ms Alison Knight Piano
Mr Alex Temple-Heald 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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