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Our Staff

Beechwood Park School is a happy, thriving school, where our staff, a talented team of experienced and committed teachers and support colleagues, encourage, challenge and nurture the pupils in their care.   Beechwood Park teachers are diverse, some with years of experience under their belt, and some starting out in their careers, but each member of the team helps to create our inclusive, nurturing environment for our pupils where everyone is encouraged to discover, explore and develop.

The School is led by the Head and the Senior Leadership team, supported by the Governing Board.

If you need to get in touch with a member of staff, please contact the Front Desk via email or call 01582 840333

Senior Leadership Team
Headmaster: Christian Pritchard - BA (Hons) with QTS University College of Ripon and York St Johns, MA Oxford Brookes University
Deputy Head (Pastoral): Jaime Packer - L ès L DAESS Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Deputy Head (Academic) and Chaplain: Oliver Bullock - BA (Hons) MA (Oxon), QTS Roehampton University
Assistant Head, and Head of Middle Department: Nicola Greenwood - B Ed (Hons) Cantab
Assistant Head and Head of Junior Department and Early Years: Sam McIntosh - B Ed (Hons) Exeter University
Director of Co-Curricular: Ottilie Macpherson - BA (Hons) Exeter University, PGCE with QTS Birmingham City University
Bursar: Anne-Marie Ridler - BSc (Hons), Durham University, CMgr FCMI
Assistant Head and Head of Senior Department with Senior School Admissions: Laurence Darcy - BSc (Hons) Royal Veterinary College, PGCE University of Portsmouth
HR Director: Andrew Lawson - Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (F.C.I.P.D), BA (University of West Anglia)

Click here to see our Board of Governors

Teaching Staff

Miss S Ali, BA (Hons), MA, PGCE with QTS – Brunel University

Mrs M L Anderson, BA (Hons), University of South Africa, H.D.E. Natal University, Head of Classics

Miss L Bailey, BMus, University of Sheffield and a PGCE from University of Buckingham

Miss V Barker, B Ed (Hons), University of Technology, Sydney, M Phil Homerton College, Cambridge

Mrs H Beavis, B Ed (Hons), Homerton College, Cambridge

Ms J Begley, BSc (Hons), Glasgow, PGCE University of Hertfordshire, Head of Science, Head of Year 7 

Mrs M Bloomfield, BA (Hons), LA Sainte Union, PGCE Southampton University, Head of Year 2

Mrs S Brown, MA University of Bedfordshire, B Ed (Hons) De Montfort University, Specialist SPLD Teacher and Assessor Joint Head of Learning Support

Mrs C R Bullock, MA (Oxon), PGCE Cambridge University

Mrs C Burton, BA (Hons), Durham University, PGCE South East Wales Centre for Teachers

Mrs N Carley, BA (Hons), University of Brighton, Director of Sport

Mrs K Diamond, BSc (Hons), UCL, PGCE Homerton College, Cambridge

Miss C Dicastiglione, BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching, Middlesex University

Mr M Cook, MA (Hons) University of St Andrews, PGCE University of Oxford, Head of History

Mr A Dixon, BSc (Hons) Sheffield Hallam University, PGCE with QTS University of Buckingham

Mrs S Doyle, BA (Hons) De Montfort University, PGCE University of Buckingham

Mrs K Fairburn, BA (Hons) University of Durham, PGCE at Westminster College, Oxford

Mr T Fox, BSc University of Westminster, Head of Design Technology 

Mrs J Gbedemah, BEng (Hons) Salford University, PGCE University College London Head of Maths

Mr I Griffiths, BA (Hons) Lancaster University, PGCE Exeter University

Mrs C Groeneveld, BA (Hons) with QTS, University of Surrey, Head of Year 5

Miss A Hamilton, BSc (Hons) PGCE Brunel University, Assistant Director of Sport

Ms R Harris, BA (Hons) Durham University, MA UCL, PGCE University of Bristol, Head of Boarding and Head of Geography

Mrs L Hegarty, BA (Hons) Laban Centre (London), PGCE University of Brighton, Director of Dance and Drama, Head of Year 8

Mrs D Johnston, BSc (Hons) Derbyshire College, PGCE University of East London

Mrs Alice Kelway-Bamber, MA (Oxon), MA UAL, PGCE Buckingham University, Head of Art

Mr S King, BA (Hons) University of Manchester, QTS, Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Mr C Kneller, BA (Hons) QTS University of York

Mr K Lambert, MSc, PGCE, University of Hertfordshire

Miss H Ling, BA (Hons) Nottingham Trent University (Artist in Residence)

Mr K-P Le Bas, B Ed Dip of Teaching, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Mrs R Le Bas, BA (Hons) QTS, Roehampton University, Forest School Leader

Mr A Lound, MA (Hons), University of Kent

Mrs U Oatham, BA (Hons) Brunel University, GTP University of Hertfordshire, Head of Year 3

Mr M Outson BSc Newcastle College, PGCE University of Northumbria

Mrs T Plummer, B Ed (Hons), Hatfield polytechnic.

Mrs S Porter, B Ed University of Plymouth, QTS

Mr P Reading, Certificate of Education, Leicester Polytechnic

Mr N Robinson, B Ed (Hons), University of London

Mrs S Routledge, BA (Hons), PGCE University of Northampton Head of Year 4

Mrs P Roxan, B Ed (Hons) University of Hertfordshire, Head of Reception

Mr S Sadler, BA (Hons) with Cert Ed, Loughborough University and MA STEM Ed, Kings College London. Head of Digital Learning

Mrs P Savage, FDAS Special Educational Needs University of Hertfordshire, PG Cert Dyslexia & Literacy BDA Joint Head of Learning Support  

Miss H Summerfield, BSc (Hons), University of Exeter, QTS St Mary’s University

Mrs J Waiting, BA (Hons) Hull University Head of PSHE

Mrs C Wallis, BA (Hons), PGCE, University of Hertfordshire

Mrs C Wheeler, BA (Hons) University of Cardiff, PGCE Canterbury Christchurch University, Head of Year 1

Mr J Wood, B Ed (Hons) Trinity College, Head of Theology, Philosophy and Religion

Mrs L Wright, LLB (Hons), University of Essex, QTS, The Shire Foundation, Luton

Mrs K York, BA (Hons) University of Hertfordshire, PGCE UCL Institute of Education, Head of English

Early Years

Mrs Z Pritchard, Head of Woodlands Nursery, B Ed (Hons) Heriot-Watt University

Mrs D Comfort, Deputy Head of Woodlands Nursery, NNEB Dunstable College

Mrs R Baker, Early Years’ Practitioner, LLB (Hons), Early Years Foundation Degree

Miss C Brown, Early Years’ Practitioner, BA (Hons), Early Childhood

Mrs S Brown, Early Years’ Practitioner, EYTS (Early Years Teacher Status) and BSc (HONS) Psychology

Mrs C Claridge, Early Years’ Practitioner, NVQ3 Children and Young Peoples’ Workforce

Ms T Jenkins, Early Years’ Practitioner, BA (Hons) Educational Studies, EYPS

Mrs N Kneller, Early Years’ Practitioner, BA (Hons), PGCEMr

K-P Le Bas, Early Years’ Practitioner B Ed Dip of Teaching, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Miss E Matthews, Early Years’ Practitioner, B Ed (Hons). University of Hertfordshire, PG Cert in Special Education: Speech and Language

Mrs C Swain, Early Years’ Practitioner, CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

Miss S Swain, Early Years’ Practitioner, NVQ3 Children and Young Peoples’ Workforce

Mrs S Shillinglaw, Early Years’ Practitioner BA (Hons) Liverpool University, PGCE Reading University

Miss V Barker, Early Years’ Practitioner B Ed (Hons), University of Technology, Sydney, M Phil Homerton College, Cambridge

Teaching Assistants

Mrs E Brown

Miss E Davis – GTA, BA (Hons) City University London

Mrs S Ford

Mrs S Grant

Mrs M Jones

Mrs D Jones

Miss H Ling, BA (Hons) Nottingham Trent University (Artist in Residence)

Mrs M Lynch

Mrs T Murphy

Mrs Z Phillips

Mrs P Pope

Miss R Prestedge

Mrs R Storey

Miss E Stredwick

Miss H Seal – GTA, BSC (Hons) Loughborough University

Sports Coaches

Mrs L Briscoe, Certificate of Higher Education, Nottingham Trent University

Mr R Graham, BSc (Hons) and MSc from Loughborough University

Mr G Hall, BSc Sports Science, Liverpool John Moores University

Mrs L Kington, BA (Hons), University of Exeter

Mr L Cooper, Sport Coaching certificate

Medical Staff

Mrs C Jacques, MSc Kings College, BSc Royal Marsden, Lead School Nurse

Mrs R Norton, Registered Nurse, School Nurse

Music Staff

Mrs J Lodge, B Mus (Hons) PGCE, Director of Music

Mrs A Jarvis, B Mus (Hons) PGCE University of London, Class Teacher and Instrumental Music Teacher, Brass

Mrs H Bennett, PG Dip, B Mus (Hons), LRAM, Brass

Miss A Boddy, Double Bass

Mr B Buckton, AGSM LGSM, Violin

Miss S Candlin, Dip RCM (Hons) Royal College of Music, Piano

Mrs E Childs, GRSM (Hons), ARAM, LRAM, Flute and Piano

Miss C Daggett, BMus Hon Royal College of Music, Singing 

Mr M Gambrell, BA (Hons) – Guitar, Head of Music Technology

Mrs E Greenwood, GCLCM, Clarinet and Saxophone

Mr F Harrington,  B Mus (Hons) Edinburgh Napier University, MMUS Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Head of Keyboard

Mr T Hutchison – BMus (Hons) Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Percussion

Mrs F Meakins, B Mus (Hons), Royal College of Music, Harp and Piano

Mrs F Robertson, G Mus (Hons), Royal Northern College of Music, Violin

Ms P Schofield, LRAM, Royal College of Music, Cello

Mrs S Whibley, B Mus (Hons), GRNCM, MA, LTCM (Music Education), Bassoon and Piano

Mrs G Proctor, BA (Hons) in Learning and Teaching, Music Department Administrator

Administrative Staff

Finance and HR

Mrs K Jenkins, Assistant Bursar

Mrs D Barbour, HR and Payroll Manager

Mrs N Naik, Billing Manager

Mrs G Gamble, iSAMS & Lettings Administrator

Mrs I Lazarescu, Purchase Ledger Administrator

Admissions and Marketing

Mrs E Graham, Registrar and Head’s Secretary

Mrs S Le-May, Head of Marketing

Mrs R Johnson, Assistant Head of Marketing


Mr D Williams, Network Manager

Mr Piers Casimir-Mrowczynski,  IT Support

School Library

Ms F Messent, School Librarian

Mrs S Ford, Junior Department Librarian

School Office

Miss L Allen, School Secretary / Receptionist

Mrs W Hunt, School Secretary / Receptionist

Mrs L Lynes, Junior and Sports Department

Housekeeping and Playground

Mrs A Allen, Head House Keeper for Boarding

Mrs D Duggan, Boarding Housekeeper, Breaktime Supervisor, After School Care Inspector

Mrs G Hurrell, Boarding Housekeeper, Breaktime Supervisor, Crossing/Kiss and Drop Supervisor

Mrs S Vickery, Breaktime Supervisor

Estates Staff

Mr J Jones, Estates Manager

Mr P Hudson, Estates Maintenance and Facilities Assistant

Mr D Murphy, Estates Maintenance and Groundsperson

Mr S Nicholls, Estates Maintenance and Groundsperson

Mr R Swindell, Estates Maintenance and Groundsperson

Transport Staff

Mr S Andrews, Transport Manager

Mr S Harvey, School Bus Driver/Chaperone

Mr D Culver, School Bus Driver/Chaperone

Mr S Gregory, School Bus Driver/Chaperone

Miss G Kennedy, School Bus Driver/Chaperone

Mrs R Faulkner, School Bus Driver/Chaperone

Mrs S Grant, School Bus Driver/Chaperone

Mrs N West, School Bus Chaperone

Mrs J Topham, School Bus Chaperone

The open and trusting relationship that staff and pupils enjoy... leads directly to some excellent pupil choices
ISI 2019
"Staff ... across the board seem to ooze passion for their subject"
Good Schools Guide