Who's who

Headmistress


Mrs J Whittingham

Headmistress

B.Ed Cert., Prof.Prac.SpLD

Senior Leadership Team


Mr R Clark

Bursar:

ACMA CGMA


Mrs A Clarke

Deputy Head: Head of Curriculum and Assessment

​BSc (Hons) MA PGCE 


Mrs U Hillery

Head of Early Years

BA (Hons) PGCE 

Head of EYFS and Transition to KS1, Year 1 Form Tutor


Mrs G Mitchell

Head of Pastoral Care

BA (Hons) MA PGCE

 Year 6 Form Tutor, Head of Pastoral Care and Designated Safeguarding Lead


​Mrs J Price

Head of Pre-Prep

BA (Hons), QTS

Head of Pre-Prep and Transition to KS2, Year 3 Form Tutor

Academic Teaching Staff


Mrs L Alcock

BA (Hons) PGCE 

​Head of Mathematics and Year 5 Form Tutor


Mrs R Bathe-Taylor

CLANSA Adv Dip (Ed) PGDPSE, MEd

Lead SENCO


Mrs L Beach

BA (Hons) PGCE

Year 3 Form Tutor


Miss J Brooker

BA (Hons) PGCE

Head of Art


Mrs C Cooper

BA (Hons), LGSM

Speech & Drama and LAMDA


Mrs P Clements

BEd

Physical Education


Mrs R Clemons

BA, Dip LT

Head of Languages and Year 4 Form Tutor 


Mrs R Davidge

BA (Hons) PGCE

Year 3 Form Tutor 


Miss K Dodman

BA, QTS

Head of Science and Year 5 Form Tutor


Miss H Evans

MA (Oxon) MMus

Director of Music and Year 4 Form Tutor


Mrs L Fairbairn

BA, QTS

Director of Sport and Year 5 Form Tutor


Mr R Fairbairn

BSc (Hons) QTS

Head of Computing, DT and Games


Miss P Hall

BEd (Hons) MA

Director of Sport and Head of Religious Studies


Miss N Kershaw

Year 1 Class Teacher

BA (Hons) PGCE

Key Stage 1 Literacy Co-ordinator


Miss D Le Bas

Head of English and Year 6 Form Tutor

BA (Hons) QTS


Mrs H Longbottom

Year 2 Class Teacher and Digital Leader Co-ordinator

BSc (Hons) PGCE


Mrs M Price

BA (Hons) MA

Head of History and Geography, Head of Philosophy, Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator and Year 4 Form Tutor


Miss S Read

Year 2 Class Teacher 

BEd

Year 1 Numeracy Co-ordinator


Ms L Roberts

Reception Class Teacher

BA, PGDipTeaching and PGDipStratMgt

Key Stage 1 French Teacher


Mrs J Verdoorn

FFC Cert, NVQ3

Deputy EYFS Manager and Reception Class Teacher


Mrs L Ward

BA (Hons) PGCE

Learning Support


Mrs G Wilhelm

BEd (Hons)

EYFS and Key Stage 1 Class Teacher


Mrs L Wood

BA (Hons)

Music Teacher

Teaching Assistants


Mrs E Chaplin

NNEB, Mont Dip, Forest School Level 2


Mrs A Cowley

NNEB


Miss A Crawley

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education


Mrs C Emery

NNEB


Mrs G Hickman

BA (Hons) Dip Art & Design


Miss K Higgins

Sports Assistant

BTEC Dip EY


Mrs D Hook

NVQ3


Mr I Jones

Sports Assistant


Ms N Linskey


Mrs M Lynn

NVQ3


Miss F Thomson

NNEB, RSH

Nursery Department Staff


Mrs J Calverley

NNEB

Deputy EYFS Manager


Mrs L Thornton

NNEB

Deputy EYFS Manager, EYFS SENCO and After School Care Club

Nursery Practitioners


Miss L Amies

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare & Education


Miss R Andrews

BA (Hons) CACHE Level 4 in Childcare & Education


Miss J Barnes

BSc (Hons), Registered Managers Award and NVQ 4 Health and Social Care


Miss J Cannon

Level 2 Childcare and Education in the Early Years


Miss I Evans

CWDC and CACHE Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development


Miss E Keen

Level 2 Health and Social Care


Mrs M Meanwell


Mrs S Skingle

BA (Hons) RGN RHV


Mrs L Streatfeild

NNEB


Miss G Williams

CACHE Level 3

After School Care Club


Miss C Woodman

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Room Leader of Nursery Room

Administration


Mrs J Alldritt

Wardrobe Mistress


Mrs H Anthony

Accountants Officer


Mr D Aristidov

Site Manager


Mrs N Barriball

Marketing Manager

BSc (Hons)


Mrs A Churaman

PA to the Headmistress


Mrs J R Dickenson

Registrar


Mr C Edwards-Moss

Deputy Site Manager


Mr C Lynn

Minibus Driver


Mr L Punter

Minibus Driver


Mrs B McHardy

Office Administrator

BA (Hons)


Mrs A Slade

Office Administrator


Mr M Strickland

ICT Manager

BA (Hons)


Miss J Trew

Office Manager and Lead First Aider


Mrs N Wilkinson

Accounts Assistant

Visiting Specialists

Miss K Bertolaccini

BMus FTCM PGCE

Flute, Piccolo, Recorder

Mrs J Cameron

BMus (TCM), AMusA (Cello), ATCL (MusEd), MISM

Violin, Cello

Miss S Clements

Dance

Mrs R Fagioli

ISTD

Dance

Mr D Hitchen

GRSM, ARMCM (Singing) and ARMCM (Piano)

Singing

Mrs P Hogan

RAD RTS

Dance

Mr A McBride

ABSM

Drums 

Mrs A Scott

ARAM

Cello

Mr J A Tuck

BSc

Chess

Mrs J Warwick

LRSM CTA ABRSM

Piano

Mr R Wilson

Dip ABRSM

Brass, Piano, Strings, Woodwind

Mrs L Wood

BA Hons Mus. Ed.

ARCM Piano, Guitar

Board of Governors


Mr Richard Thompson

Chair of Governors

BSc (Hons) MBA

Mr Thompson’s career was in information technology and business management working in various sectors including the airline industry, insurance underwriting and broking, IT consultancy, retail management and logistics. Immediately before retiring he was IT director for MSAS, a global logistics business, now incorporated into DHL.
Since retiring, his passion for education has led him to become actively involved with his local school in Shackleford, St Mary’s Infant School, where he has been a governor for the past seven years and is currently Chairman.
Mr Thompson has a BSc in Management Sciences from the University of Warwick and an MBA from Henley Business School.
His interest in technology resulted in building a new eco-house and then extensively refurbishing an Edwardian property in Shackleford, incorporating as much eco-technology as possible. He now lives there with his wife Jean, where they have also developed the garden that they open for the National Garden Scheme.
 


Mrs J Alldritt

Mrs Alldritt had a successful career in advertising including newspaper media sales as well as representing several in-flight magazines in the travel sector including British Airways. She also worked as a brand manager within the duty free and luxury goods industry partnering with many of the major airlines for their onboard retail products.  Having left the media industry to start a family, Mrs Alldritt’s passion for sewing/dressmaking helped her to come 2nd in a national costume design competition - skills St Hilary’s now have in the wardrobe department.  Both Mrs Alldritt’s children attended St Hilary’s School.  Mrs Alldritt is the governor responsible for SEND.




 


Mr Simon Allen

MA MEd

Mr Allen read Modern Languages at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He now teaches Spanish at Charterhouse and is senior tutor, overseeing the academic performance of all pupils in the school as well as the delivery of tutoring by colleagues. He has also coached football and cricket and has the FA Level 3 coaching award. His interests include birds, natural history, travel sport and Latin American literature and culture. Both his children have attended St Hilary's School. Mr Allen is the governor responsible for Safeguarding.


Dr C McShane

MA (Oxon), MPhil (Cantab), PhD

Claire is Deputy Headmistress (Academic) at St Teresa’s School, Effingham. She is also a teacher of Latin, Ancient Greek and Classical Civilisation, and is the Head of the Classics Department. She is also involved in boarding duties, and lives onsite.
Claire read Medieval Literature at University College, Oxford and took an M.Phil in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Queens’ College, Cambridge, before completing her PhD at Edinburgh University. In her spare time she enjoys literature, quizzing, opera and the theatre.
 


Mrs Jackie Nickson

MA (Oxon) MRICS MSc

Mrs Nickson attended St John's College, Oxford and qualified as a chartered surveyor whilst working in private practice in London. She has a broad range of experience gained in different sectors of the property industry and currently works for Oxfam GB where she is responsible for managing the real estate aspects of part of their retail portfolio. She is also a governor at Frensham Heights School where both of her daughters progressed to after attending St Hilary's School.


Mrs V Powell

LRAM ARCM DipEd

Mrs Powell is a retired music teacher, teaching general music for seven years in maintained schools and then for 33 years taught piano at Lanesborough School, Guildford. She is now involved with music societies in the locality and extremely keen on the performing arts, travel and sport. Her two daughters attended St Hilary's School. Mrs Powell is the governor responsible for the Early Years (EYFS).


Mr K Ratcliff

BSc FCA JP

Mr Ratcliff is a chartered accountant with extensive finance and business experience and recently retired as college accountant at Epsom College, having been employed there since 2004. He also serves as a magistrate in South West Surrey Adult and Family Courts.

 


Mrs F Reid

BA (Hons) History, Sociology, FCA

Mrs Reid is a chartered accountant and a senior manager within Smith and Williamson Ltd, responsible for a wide portfolio of clients including independent schools and other registered charities.  Mrs Reid is the chairman of the Fiance Committee and has 2 children.



 


Mrs S Sims

BEd (Hons) (Cantab)

Mrs Sims trained at Homerton College, Cambridge, securing a certificate in education in 1976 and a bachelor in education degree from Newnham College. She has recently retired as Head of Art at a girls' prep school in Surrey. Mrs Sims has two daughters, enjoys pilates, arts and crafts, visits to antique fairs in search of pieces to renovate, walking and cycling. Mrs Sims is the governor responsible for Staff Liaison.


Mr F Sullivan

MA (Oxon) MSc

Mr Sullivan has a masters degree from Oxford university and has worked at HSBC's head office in Canary Wharf since 2004. His two daughters attended St Hilary's School and benefitted enormously from the supportive educational environment. Both girls won scholarships to Frensham Heights. He is a keen runner (but would not call himself an athlete...).


Mrs S Timms

Mrs Timms is a qualified solicitor and senior lecturer at the University of Law. Her three children all attended St Hilary's School.




 

Governor Committees

Finance

Miss Fiona Reid (Chairman)

Mr Richard Thompson

Mr Ken Ratcliff

Mr Malcolm Thomas

Headmistress

Bursar

Buildings

Mr Malcolm Thomas (Chairman)

Mr Richard Thompson

Mrs Jackie Nickson

Mr Alan Brown

Mr Peter Riddy

Headmistress

Bursar

Nominations and Governance

Mr Francis Sullivan (Chairman)

Mr Richard Thompson

Mrs Jane Alldritt

Mrs Veronica Powell

Headmistress

Bursar

Strategic Review Group

Mr Francis Sullivan (Chairman)

Mr Richard Thompson

Mr Ken Ratcliff

Mrs Jane Alldritt

Headmistress

Bursar

Education

Mrs Sue Sims (Chairman)

Mrs Veronica Powell

Mr Simon Allen

Mrs Jane Alldritt

Headmistress

Deputy Head

Major Development Working Group

Mr Francis Sullivan

Mr Richard Thompson

Miss Fiona Reid

Mr Malcolm Thomas

Headmistress

Bursar

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