Our Staff

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Sherfield School teaching staff are among the best teachers in independent schools in the UK.

From nursery school to prep and seniors, your child will be at the centre of a tailored, all-round learning programme with our professional, encouraging teaching staff.

Sherfield teachers include English, Maths, History, Economics, Computing, Biology, Science, Latin, PE, Arts and Music experts who are experienced in curriculum and help your child achieve at the highest level.

Our small class sizes ensure our staff have the time and space to focus on each child’s unique talents and needs.

You are welcome to meet with our teaching staff to discuss education approaches and methods. Contact us here.

Senior Leadership Team

Nick Brain

  BA (Hons), PGCE, MAEd, NPQH

Executive Head

Christopher James-Roll

BSc (Hons), PGCE

Deputy Headmaster

Berna Bouwer


Head of Prep, Lead Inclusion Specialist

Duncan Page

BA (Hons), PGCE, MA

Head of Seniors

Rebecca Seamark

BSc (Hons), PGCE

Assistant Head Teacher - Post 16 and Programmes

Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff 

Titus Anagho

BSc (Hons)

Maths Teacher

Lynda Barnikel

BA (Hons), QTS

Food and Nutrition Specialist Teacher, Year 12 tutor

James Bridges


Head of Computing, Year 11 Tutor

Hannah Gillen

BSc (Hons), PGCE

Maths Teacher, Year 7 Tutor

Lee-Anne Hampson

BA (Hons)

Head of Art

Rachael Howe

MLang (Hons), CELTA, PGCE

  Modern Foreign Languages, Year 7 Tutor

Simon James

BSc (Hons), PGCE

Tennis Coach

Jessica James-Roll

BA (Hons), PGCE

English Teacher

Sarah Kirkland

BA (Hons), PGCE

English Teacher, Year 10 Tutor

James Lord

  BSc (Hons)       PGCE   History Teacher

Ben Marshall

BSc (Hons), PGCE

Head of Design Technology, Year 7 Tutor

Charlotte Martinez

BSc (Hons), PGCE

Head of Year 7 & 8, PE Teacher

Nathan Megaw

BEng (Dis, Hons), PGCE

Teacher of Physics, Year 9 Tutor

 Andrew Molin

 BSC (Hons)


  Biology Teacher

Nina Nathanson

 BA (Hons)


  English Teacher, Year 11 Tutor

Zoe Neville-Harris

BSc (Hons), PGCE

Deputy Head of Seniors, Humanities Teacher 

Daniel Nicholson

BSC (Hons), PGCE

Teacher of Boys' PE

Gianni Paganuzzi


BSc (Hons), PGCE

Mathematics Teacher, Year 13 Tutor


Darren Rampton

Masters in Music (MMus), BA (Hons), PGCE

Head of Music, Year 8 Tutor

Raphaëlle Ranchin-Meakin

License (Montpellier), PGCE, MA

Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Year 11 Tutor

Matthew Reynolds

BA (Hons)

Head of Performing Arts, Year 10 Tutor

Alexandra Rouse

BA (Hons)

Economics and Business Studies Teacher

Tim Saunders


Head of Mathematics, Year 9 Tutor

 Laura Shackel

  BA (Hons)         PGCE   Director of Sport

 Jolyon Smith

MA,  BA(Hons),


  Head of Year 5&6, Year 5 Tutor

Mathew Sutherland

 BA (Hons),


  English Teacher

Rosie Taylor

BSc (Hons), PGCE

Head of Humanities, Year 10 Tutor

Nick West

BA (Hons), PGCE

History Teacher, Year 12 Tutor

Alex Westwood

BSc (Hons), PGCE

Science Teacher

Daniel Wignall

BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE

Head of Science

Adam Ykhlef

BSc (Hons), QTS

PE Teacher, Head of Boarding

Meredith Younger-Murray

TESOL, Grad Dip Ed Cert, BA (Hons), MA

Head of English, Year 13 Tutor


Teaching Staff - Junior and Senior Prep School (Years 3 - 8)

Louisa Attoe-Martin

BA (Hons), PGCE

Prep Languages Coordinator, Prep Teacher

Hannah Cutler

  BEd (Hons), QTS   Year 1 Teacher

Michelle Dransfield

BA (Hons), QTS

Head of Year 1 - 4, Year 2 Teacher

Kerry-Lea Farmer

  BA (Hons), PGCE   Year 7 Teacher

Simona Godliman

  MSC, BA (Hons)   Year 3 Teacher

Louise Hight

BA (Hons). PGCE

Prep Art Coordinator, Year 7 Tutor, Boarding Tutor

Rebecca Hope

BA (Hons), PGCE

Year 3 Teacher 

Amy Marshall

  BA (Hons), QTS   Year 6 Teacher

Amy Stewart

BA (Hons), QTS

Year 4 Teacher

Kerry Walsh

BSc (Hons), QTS

Prep Maths Coordinator, Year 5 Tutor

Subject specialist teachers from the Senior School, teach Years 7 and 8 pupils in the Prep School.


Teaching Staff - Junior Prep School (Reception, Years 1 - 2) 

Ashley Thorne 

BEd (Hons), QTS

Head of Reception

Louisa Mclaughlan

BA (Hons), QTS

Reception Teacher

Bethany Cooper

BA (Hons), QTS

Year 1 Teacher

Hayley Gardiner

BA (Hons), QTS

Year 2 Teacher


Teaching Staff - Pre Reception

Natalie Coles


Pre-Reception Manager

Kelly Summers


BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Pre-Reception Practitioner


Lorraine Perry


Pre-Reception Practitioner

Susan Ash

CACHE Level 3
CYPW Level 3 

Pre-Reception Practitioner


Teaching Staff - Nursery 

Leanne White

BA (Hons)

Nursery Manager

Tracey Avery


Nursery Practitioner

Deniz Aydogu Kiresci

BA (Hons)

Caterpillars Room Leader

Clara Benavides

International Degree

Nursery Practitioner 

Lucy Davies

BA (Hons), QTS

Nursery Practitioner

Daiane Da Silva


Nursery Practitioner

Susan Demirel

CACHE Level 3

Nursery Practitioner

Emma French


Nursery Practitioner

Julia Harding


Nursery Practitioner

Melanie Hewson


Ladybirds Room Leader

Hannah Hook

BA (Hons)

Butterflies Room Leader

Amy Jeffreys

BA (Hons)

Nursery Practitioner

Daiane Kelly

International Degree

Nursery Practitioner

Victoria Littley

CACHE Level 3 

Nursery Practitioner

Breda Miles


Nursery Practitioner

Lucy Milnthorpe


Nursery Practitioner

Theresa Seymour


Nursery Practitioner

Sally Treadgold


Nursery Deputy Manager & Fireflies Room Leader

Rosie Vince 



  Courtney Parnell  



Megan Smith



Daniella Nash-Oliver



Lauren Jones



Philippa Webber-Gant


Nursery Practitioner


Teaching Assistants 

Imogen Usherwood

GAP Student

Victoria Hazelden

  Teaching Assistant

Carrie Johnson

Senior Prep Inclusion Lead

Nikki Le Roux

Learning Support with EAL Specialism

Sophia Lucas

Seniors Inclusion Lead

Michelle Maggs

Junior Prep Inclusion Lead

Michelle Matson

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (PE)

Emma O'Reilly

Teaching Assistant

Georgia Place

Teaching Assistant

Paul Smallman

Enrichment Assistant

Kirstie Spencer-Smith

Teaching Assistant

Nicola Williams

Teaching Assistant

Melanie Zeferework

Enrichment Assistant


Non-Teaching Staff

Michaela Modebe

School Bursar

Mark French

Facilities Manager

James Andrews

Facilities Assistant

Stephen Andrews

  Facilities Assistant

Graham Skinner

Facilities Assistant

Cameron Cochrane

Facilities Assistant Trainee

Elayne Rustom

House Parent

Danielle Bishay

PA to Executive Head (on Maternity Leave)

Felicity Stringer

PA to Deputy Headmaster

Sue Page

Senior Administrative Officer

Valerie Myerscough

  Receptionist & Administrative Assistant

Rachel Redbond

Lead School Nurse

Charlotte Elvidge

Finance Assistant

Sian Brain

  Head of Admissions

Catherine Male

  Admissions Assistant

Louise Porter

Marketing Manager

Elayne Rustom

Boarding House Parent

Penny Morris

Senior Science Technician

Paul Smallman

Science Technician


Please contact Main Reception for the full staff list which includes peripatetic music teachers, sports coaches and maintenance staff. 

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