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

MA, MEd

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

Michaela Modebe

MAAT

Bursar

Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff 

Titus Anagho

BSc (Hons)

Maths Teacher

Lynda Barnikel

BA (Hons), QTS

Food and Nutrition Specialist Teacher, Year 13 Tutor

James Bridges

PGCE, MA

Head of Computing

Hannah Gillen

BSc (Hons), PGCE

Maths Teacher, Year 8 Tutor

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

James Lord

BSc (Hons), PGCE

  History Teacher

Ben Marshall

BSc (Hons), PGCE

Head of Design Technology, Year 8 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), QTS

Biology Teacher

Nina Nathanson

BA (Hons), PGCE

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 9 Tutor

Darren Rampton

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

Head of Music, Year 7 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

MMath, PGCE, QTS

Head of Mathematics, Year 9 Tutor

Laura Shackel

BA (Hons), PGCE

Director of Sport

Mathew Sutherland

BA (Hons), PGCE

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

Michelle Dransfield

BA (Hons), QTS

Head of Year 1 - 4, Year 2 Teacher

Kerry-Lea Farmer

BA (Hons), PGCE

Year 6 Teacher

Simona Godliman

MSc, BA (Hons)

Year 3 Teacher

Louise Hight

BA (Hons), PGCE

Prep Art Teacher, Year 8 Tutor

Rebecca Hope

BA (Hons), PGCE

Year 4 Teacher 

Amy Marshall

BA (Hons), QTS

Year 6 Teacher

Shaunagh McGroarty

 

Year 4 Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Andrew Rowson

 

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) 

Michelle Dransfield

BA (Hons), QTS

Deputy Head of Junior Prep - Year 1 - 4, Year 2 Teacher

Ashley Thorne 

BEd (Hons), QTS

Deputy Head of Junior Prep - Reception, Reception Teacher

Louisa Mclaughlan

BA (Hons), QTS

Reception Teacher

Lucy Davies

BA (Hons), QTS

Reception Teacher

Bethany Cooper

BA (Hons), QTS

Year 1 Teacher

Hannah Cutler

BEd (Hons), QTS

Year 1 Teacher

Hayley Gardiner

BA (Hons), QTS

Year 2 Teacher

 

Teaching Staff - Pre Reception

Natalie Coles

NVQ3

Pre-Reception Manager

Kelly Summers

 

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Pre-Reception Practitioner

 

Lorraine Perry

NVQ3

Pre-Reception Practitioner

Susan Ash

CACHE Level 3
CYPW Level 3 

Pre-Reception Practitioner

 

Teaching Staff - Nursery 

Sophie Percival

 

Nursery Manager

Molly Walker

 

Deputy Nursery Manager

Tracey Avery

NVQ3

Nursery Practitioner

Deniz Aydogu Kiresci

BA (Hons)

Fireflies Room Leader

Louise Mclean

 

Nursery Practitioner

Hannah Lake

 

Caterpillars Room Leader

Emma French

 

Nursery Practitioner

Julia Harding

NNEB

Nursery Practitioner

Melanie Hewson

NNEB

Ladybirds Room Leader

Hannah Hook

BA (Hons)

Butterflies Room Leader

Amy Jeffreys

BA (Hons)

Nursery Practitioner

Victoria Littley

CACHE Level 3 

Nursery Practitioner

Breda Miles

NVQ3

Nursery Practitioner

Lucy Milnthorpe

NVQ3

Nursery Practitioner

Theresa Seymour

NVQ4

Nursery Practitioner

Philippa Thomas

 

Nursery Practitioner

  Courtney Parnell  

Apprentice

Megan Smith

    Apprentice

Daniella Nash-Oliver

    Apprentice

Lauren Jones

    Apprentice

Afansa Akhtar

 

Nursery Practitioner

Rebekah Brown

    Nursery Assistant

 

Teaching Assistants 

Imogen Usherwood

GAP Student

Georgina Smith

Teaching Assistant

Carrie Johnson

Senior Prep Inclusion Lead

Nikki Le Roux

Learning Support with EAL Specialism

Charleen De Mendonca

Teaching Assistant

Sophia Lucas

Seniors Inclusion Lead

Michelle Matson

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (PE)

Emma O'Reilly

Teaching Assistant

Georgia Place

Teaching Assistant

Kirstie Spencer-Smith

Teaching Assistant

Sally Stringer

Teaching Assistant

Nicola Williams

Teaching Assistant

Melanie Zeferework

Teaching Assistant

 

Non-Teaching Staff

Mark French

Facilities Manager

James Andrews

Facilities Assistant

Stephen Andrews

Facilities Assistant

Graham Skinner

Facilities Assistant

Danielle Bishay

PA to Executive Head 

Felicity Stringer

PA to Deputy Head

Sue Page

Senior Administrative Officer

Stacey McFadyen

Administration Assistant

Rachel Redbond

Lead School Nurse

Charlotte Elvidge

Finance Assistant

Izza Ghani

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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