Governors
Mr Ian Tyler - Chairman
BCom, ACA, FICE
Chairman of Governors (since 2012)
First appointed as a Governor in 2010

Ian was the Chief Executive of Balfour Beatty PLC, a post he held from 2005 to 2013, prior to which he was Chief Operating Officer and before that Finance Director of the company. Previously he held senior positions in Hanson PLC and Storehouse PLC. He is a chartered accountant and is President of CRASH, the construction and property charity for the homeless.
Should you wish to contact the Chairman of Governors please write to Mr Ian Tyler c/o The School Bursar, Woldingham School, Marden Park, Woldingham, Surrey CR3 7YA. governors@woldinghamschool.co.uk

Ms Marie-Ange Bouchard
JP, MBA
Chairman of the Marketing Committee
Member of the Education Committee
First appointed as a Governor in 2009

Marie-Ange’s background is in Marketing and Financial Services. After completing an MBA in the United States, she moved to London, joining the corporate finance arm of CIBC Wood Gundy. She later became part of the start-up team at Churchill Insurance where she remained for 14 years as Marketing Director and a member of the Executive Committee. When Churchill was acquired by RBS she moved back into banking working for both Coutts and Bank von Ernst, a Swiss private bank. Her portfolio of vocational and non-executive roles has included an advisory position on the board of Lloyds TSB Business Banking, a Governor role at Bromley Girls’ High School, an advisor for Young Enterprise and a Mentor for Surrey Community Action. Marie-Ange is currently a Magistrate for both the Adult and Family Courts.

Mr Simon Collins
Member of the Marketing Committee
Member of the Education Committee
First appointed as a Governor 2013

Simon came to education from turnaround management in High Street retail, theatre and the Police Service. He has taught in a wide range of schools, independent and maintained – both boarding and day schools, and has been a course tutor for the Boarding Schools Association. Simon is currently a Governor of a Maintained primary school, and is also a member of the Academic Committee at Woldingham School. Simon was voted Independent School Head of the Year in 2010, was shortlisted for a creative business initiative award in 2011 and 2013, and is currently the Headmaster of Aberdour School in Surrey. He is a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) and the Academy for Chief Executives (ACE).

Mr Nicholas Crapp
BSc, FCA
Member of the Finance Committee
Member of the Estates Committee
First appointed as a Governor in 2010

Nicholas became the Head of Group Internal Audit at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group in February 2012. Prior to that he was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs International where he worked in various roles in New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo and London since 1993. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Nicholas qualified as a Chartered Accountant, working for Coopers and Lybrand both in London and New York. Whilst in Tokyo, he served on the Board of Trustees of the British School in Tokyo, both as Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of the Finance Committee. Nicholas and his wife Kathleen live locally and their two daughters attend Woldingham, one as a boarder and the other as a day girl.

Mr Bill Crothers
BSc, ACA
Member of the Board
First appointed as a Governor 2010

After qualifying as a chartered accountant at KPMG in 1985, Bill worked for over 20 years at Accenture (formerly Anderson Consulting) holding positions on the UK Board, the Global Resources Industries Operating Committee, and the Global Customer Relationship Management Operating Committee. He was Managing Partner for the Northern Europe Resources Industries business unit covering nine countries and annual sales of approaching $1Bn. From 2007, Bill has a been a senior civil servant in the Home Office initially leading on all commercial and technology matters to create the National Identity Scheme and is now the Home Office Commercial Director. Bill has extensive Information Technology and Commercial experience and is an FCA, a Chartered member of the British computer Society, and a member of CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply). Bill is vice Chairman of UK Youth, a leading national youth work charity. He lives in Woldingham and has four daughters.

Mrs Alexandra Maule
LLB
Member of the Education Committee
Member of the Marketing Committee
First appointed as a Governor in 2010

After acquiring an LLB and a Diplome d’Etudes Juridique Francaises at universities in England and France, Alexandra trained as a solicitor at international law firm Herbert Smith. She qualified in 1991 and practised European and Competition law advising large corporate clients before moving within the firm to work on the set up of the new Professional Support group and advising on a range of legal areas including corporate and commercial law. She also spent several years in central management developing risk management systems and running the relevant Management Committees. Alexandra has also served on a number of committees outside the workplace and has served on the Board of Governors at Woodlea Primary School.

Mrs Ciara McNamara
BA (Mod) (LegSc) (Dublin), MEconSc (NUI)
Member of the Marketing Committee
Member of the Education Committee
First appointed as a Governor in 2015

After graduating in law from Trinity College, Dublin, Ciara joined JP Morgan in London, where she worked in Corporate Finance. Subsequently she moved into financial communications and spent 15 years with consultancies in London and Dublin, advising government departments and corporate clients. She has run her own communications consultancy business, specialising in public affairs and reputation management for the past several years. Ciara completed a Masters in 2008 in economics and politics and has since undertaken academic research projects for the School of Law, UCD on regulation. She has published academic papers on regulatory governance. Ciara has served on several committees outside work, including the Finance Committee of the Teresian School in Dublin. She is a current parent with one daughter at Woldingham.

Mr Robert Parkinson
MA (Oxon)
Member of the Finance Committee
Member of the Estates Committee
First appointed as a Governor 2014

Robert’s initial career spanned over ten years in marketing and sales in major FMCG organisations, culminating in senior international roles. He moved into general management in the early 1990’s and was MD of a number of businesses in healthcare and security and latterly of divisions of organisations providing outsourced support services to the UK public and private sectors.
Robert became a headhunter in 2004 and recruits at board and senior executive level in the infrastructure, support services and defence sectors. Both his daughters attended Woldingham. He is also chairman of a charity which provides care and support for vulnerable children.

Mr Martin Redman
Chairman of the Estates Committee
Member of the Finance Committee
Chairman of the Policies Review Committee
Child Protection Governor
First Appointed as a Governor in 2008

Background in property and planning. Martin’s professional years have been in private practice as well as corporate life. Formerly a Director of Hamptons International, and member of the Residential Development Board, he has been responsible for residential developments, investments and planning in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. Passionate about buildings and building, his varied projects have included refurbishments, conversions, new build and mixed use schemes, with an eye on achieving acceptable planning consents and adding value for clients. The investment side has included private portfolio management and the letting and review of commercial property. Martin is past President of the Croydon and District Auctioneers and Surveyors Association and a past Chairman of Hazelwood School Parents Association. A past parent of Woldingham, Martin has four children with two boys currently at Worth.

Mr Alistair Stoker
BA (Cantab), FCA
Chairman of the Finance Committee
Member of the Estates Committee
First appointed as a Governor in 2008

Alistair has been Director of Finance for the global activities of PricewaterhouseCoopers since the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers in 1998. Prior to the merger, Alistair held the same role in Price Waterhouse Europe after a career in management consultancy, working for Price Waterhouse in UK, Africa, Australia and Indonesia. He has experience in the charity sector as Deputy Chairman of one of the oldest charities in the UK, Equipment for Independent Living, and worked for Save the Children Fund in Nepal for two years. His three daughters all attended Woldingham.

Mr Tim Woffenden
MA (Oxon)
Chairman of the Education Committee
Member of the Marketing Committee
Member of the Policies Review Committee
First appointed as a Governor in 2010

After teaching at The Edinburgh Academy and Stockport Grammar School, Tim moved to Haileybury, a boarding and day school 20 miles north of London where he was first Head of History and then Director of Studies. He lives locally and is now a consultant for the International Baccalaureate Organisation and a writer of text books on twentieth century dictators.

Mr James Wright
MA (Cantab)
Member of the Finance Committee
Member of the Estates Committee
First appointed as a Governor in 2015

James qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen and worked there for 10 years, including a period in Sydney, before joining Deloitte in 2002. He has worked in a client facing role in International Tax for his whole career, but has also held a number of management roles including leading Deloitte’s International Tax team in London, leading the TMT industry team and he is currently a member of the Tax Executive team, with responsibility for clients and markets. James lives locally and his only daughter attends Woldingham.

Co-opted Members
Mrs Alex Hutchinson- Headmistress
Mrs Margaret Giblin – Senior Deputy Head
Mr Niall Campbell – School Bursar / Clerk to the Governors
School Leadership Team
HEADMISTRESS
Mrs Alex Hutchinson MA (Oxon)
Alex studied Chemistry and was awarded an Open Exhibition at St Edmund Hall, Oxford before obtaining her PGCE at the University of Bristol. Having begun her teaching career in co-education, she has since taught in girls’ schools for the past 15 years. Previously Head of Science at St Mary’s Ascot and twice a Head of Sixth Form, most recently at Wimbledon HS, she joined Woldingham as Deputy Head in January 2015. Alex was appointed Headmistress of Woldingham in September 2016; she says, “It is a great privilege to be the Headmistress of Woldingham School and I am tremendously excited to be leading the school for the next stage of its development. As an already established member of this vibrant and welcoming community, I am committed to promoting an educational philosophy that sets bold aspirations for our girls whilst underpinning our daily life with the Sacred Heart values.” Away from school, Alex still enjoys playing hockey and avidly grows her own vegetables.

BURSAR
Mr Niall Campbell MBA Def (Cranfield)
Niall attended Stowe School and had a full career of 36 years in the Army, retiring as a Colonel, before joining Woldingham School in October 2011. Co-curricular activities include coaching Fencing at school and still competing (just) at national level. Niall enjoys history and politics and is currently a local councillor in Whyteleafe.

SENIOR DEPUTY HEAD

Mrs Margaret Giblin BA
Margaret studied Theology and English at St. Patrick’s University Maynooth, Ireland before obtaining her H.Dip Ed (PGCE) at the same university. Much of her career has been spent in girls’ education, where she has been both Head of Year and Head of Department. Before becoming Head of Marden, she was Head of RS at Woldingham. Away from school she enjoys an active life with her family, also reading and cycling. She is also currently working towards her Masters in Catholic School Leadership.

DEPUTY HEAD ACADEMIC
Ms Nicole Weatherston BSc (Hons)

Nicole studied Physiological Sciences at the University of Newcastle before obtaining her PGCE at Durham University. The first ten years of Nicole’s career was spent teaching in the state sector before moving to be Head of Sixth Form at The Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth. She joined Woldingham as Deputy Head Academic in September 2016. Away from school she enjoys foreign travel, cooking and tries to make time for a little running.

DEPUTY HEAD PASTORAL
Mrs Judith Brown BEd (Hons)
Judith studied Drama with English at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She worked for twelve years in Cambridge teaching Drama and PSHE, with a two year break from education working in publishing and children’s television. Judith moved to Woldingham in 1995 as Deputy Head Pastoral, spent 10 years as Head of Drama and has been Director of Pastoral Care since 2007. Judith lives on site with her husband who also works at the school. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and flower arranging, live theatre and has recently taken up silversmithing.
HEAD OF SIXTH FORM
Ms Josephine Lane BA
After completing a degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies at the University of Leeds, Josephine went on to spend a graduate year at The University of California. She initially worked as a television producer and after her second daughter was born she decided to retrain as a teacher. Over the past ten years she has been a Head of Drama, Deputy Director of Sixth Form and before joining Woldingham in September 2015 was Senior School Leader in an international school. When not teaching she loves going to the theatre, horse riding and hiking.
HEAD OF MARDEN
Ms Charlotte Owen BA
Charlotte studied Spanish and Italian at Royal Holloway, University of London before completing her PGCE at Kingston University. Throughout Charlotte’s teaching career she has remained exclusively in all girls’ education and was previously Head of Languages at Prior’s Field School before joining Woldingham in September 2016. Away from school, she is a Zumba enthusiast and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Director of Marketing

Mrs Saskia Jordan MA (Cantab)
Saskia studied English Literature at Cambridge University, following a one year’s Art Foundation at Falmouth School of Art. Following university, Saskia pursued a career in advertising working for some of the top global agencies and brands such as Coca Cola, BT and Procter and Gamble. Saskia subsequently moved across to the marketing and strategy side working for the BBC and UKTV. Prompted by her family (who are all teachers) she moved into schools’ marketing in 2012 and has worked for both senior and prep schools. Away from school she plays tennis, ferries her children around and occasionally makes it to the theatre.

PASTORAL/RESIDENTIAL STAFF
UPPER SIXTH
Ms J Lane BA (Leeds) Head of Sixth Form
Mrs M Massey BA (Queen’s Belfast), MA (London) Head of Year
Mrs L Cheesman Assistant Head of Year
Miss T Bennett BSc (Durham), MSc (Oxton) Deputy Head of Boarding
LOWER SIXTH
Mrs C Dyer BSc (Plymouth) Head of Year
Mrs A Wiseman Assistant Head of Year
Mrs L Wiseman Day Matron Upper & Lower Sixth

YEAR 11

Mrs S Norman BSc (de Montfort) Head of Year
Miss J Langmuir BA (Leeds) Housemistress
Miss K Maynard NNEB Prof. Pract Cert. Boarding Staff (Roehampton Assistant Housemistress

YEAR 10

Mrs R Whitton BSc (Liverpool) Head of Year
Mrs Sarah Lomax BEd (Bedford) Housemistress
Mrs P Burgham Assistant Housemistress

YEAR 9

Mr D Wahab BA (Brighton) Head of Year
Miss M Bonnici BA MBA (Malta) Housemistress
Miss L Waterhouse Assistant Housemistress

YEARS 7 & 8

Ms C Owen BA (London) Head of Marden
Miss R Newcombe Cert Prof Dev (Boarding Education) Marden Housemistress
Miss C Forrester BEd (South Africa) Marden Assistant Housemistress
Miss K Berndt BA (Oldenburg) Year 7 & 8 Assistant Housemistress

CHAPLAIN/PRIEST IN RESIDENCE

Rev Father Gerry Devlin

Admissions Team
Mrs L Underwood School Registrar
Mrs J Armstrong Assistant Registrar
Ms S Vodicka Admissions Assistant

Teaching Staff
Note * denotes Head of Department

Art
Mrs M Connery BA (Surrey)
Mrs L Darby BA (University of Lancashire)
Miss P Fitzherbert BA (Newcastle)
Miss C Reay BA (Manchester Metropolitan) *
Careers and Higher Education
Mr R Peachey BA (Oxon), BA (Open), MA (SOAS) *
Classics and Latin
Mr N Fahey MA (Cantab)
Mr T Hayward BA (Oxon), MA (SOAS)*
Mr L Zweig BA (Brown USA), MPhil (Cantab)
Design and Technology
Mr D Wahab BA (Brighton) *
[Mr S Smith BEd Design (London), MA (Open)] Mrs C Wilkinson BA (Loughborough)
Drama
Mrs J Brown BEd (CNAA)
Mrs E Love BA (Manchester)
Mrs L Mann DipDrama (Middlesex), LRAM *
Mrs C Nasskau BA (Hull)
EAL
Mrs T Carrilero BA (Spain)*
Mr A Cullen BA (SOAS)
Economics and Business
Mr W Bohanna BA (UEA) *
Mrs U Pickles BSc (Cardiff)
Mr I Smith BA (Liverpool), MEd (Greenwich)
English
Mrs S Alexander BA (Surrey)
Mr D Baker BA (Kent)
Dr O Bennett BA (USA), PhD (Cantab)
Mrs E Burdett BA (Surrey)] Ms J Lane BA (Leeds)
[Miss B MacLean BA, MA (Canada)
Mr S Maunder BA (Sheffield)
Mr R Peachey BA (Oxon), BA (Open), MA (SOAS)
Mrs J Vivian BA (Wales), MEd (Newcastle) *
French
Mrs M Emery BA equiv, MA equiv (France)
Mrs G Haythorne MA (Oxon)
Mrs C Maillot BA equiv (France) *
Mrs H Poullain BA (Sorbonne), MA (Sorbonne)
Geography
Miss T Bennett BSc (Durham), MSc (Oxon)
Mrs L Jenkins BSc (Oxford Brookes)
Mr D Lock BA (London)*
Mrs M Massey BA (Queen’s Belfast)
Miss A O’Neill BEd (London)
German
Mr V Ceska BA (Czech), MA (France) *
Mrs G Haythorne MA (Oxon)
Goverment and Politics
Mr H Patterson BA (Bristol)
Mrs K Payne BA (Dunelm) *
Miss A Whitworth BA (Exeter)
History
Mrs A Manktelow BA, MA (Exeter)
Miss G Noble BA (Exeter), MEd (Cantab)*
Mr H Patterson BA (Bristol)
Mrs K Payne BA (Dunelm)
Miss A Whitworth BA (Exeter)
History of Art
Mr A Cullen BA (SOAS) *
ICT and Computing
Mr T Nunes MSc (North West University of South Africa)
Mr M Underwood BA (GWU, USA) *
Learning Enhancement
Ms T Clarke BA Politics (Hull)
Mrs T Lock BEd (deMontfort)
Miss K Maynard NNEB Prof. Pract Cert. Boarding Staff (Roehampton)
Ms R Moorvan BA (S Africa), BEd (S Africa), MEd (OU) *
Mrs C Nasskau BA (Hull)
Miss A O’Neill BEd (London)
Miss L Waterhouse BA (Brighton)
Mathematics
Mrs E Knight MSc (Moscow)
Miss L McCabe BA (Greenwich), MA (Manchester)
Mrs R McKenna BSc (Cardiff)
Mrs F Payne BSc (Reading)
Miss H Robjent BSc (Bristol), MSc (Oxford Brookes)
Mr P Rollitt BSc (London, MSc (London)
Mrs P Schofield BSc (Liverpool)
Mrs C Sinclair MA (Oxon) *
Mrs H Vile BSc (Hatfield), CMath (IMA)
Media Studies
Mr S Maunder BA (Sheffield) *
Music
Miss M Andrews BMus (London), BSc (Open), MA (Kingston), EdM (Roehampton), ALCM, LTCL, EdM(d) (Roehampton)
Miss R Collinson BMus, PGDip (RCM)
Mr H Dyer ARCM
Mr J Hargreaves BA (Ebor), MMus, FRSA *

Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education

Miss A O’Neill BEd (London) *

Physical Education
Miss B Blackwood BTeach (NZ)
Mrs T Lock BEd (de Montfort)
Mrs S Lomax BEd (Bedford)
Miss A May BEd (Liverpool)
Mrs S Norman BSc (de Montfort)
Miss A O’Neill BEd (London)
Mrs C Treacy BSc (Gloucestershire) *
Mrs R Whitton BSc (Liverpool)

Psychology

Miss R Collinson BMus, PGDip (RCM)*
Mr I Smith BA (Liverpool), MEd (Greenwich)

Science Faculty
BIOLOGY
Mrs S Baldwin BSc (London) *
Miss B Batchelor BEd (Exeter)
Mrs S Lane BSc (Greenwich)
Mr A Ward BAppSc (Canberra), GCert (ACU), GDip (Canberra)
Ms N Weatherston BSc (Newcastle)

CHEMISTRY
Mrs H Barnes BSc (Stirling)
Mrs K-J Chandler BSc (Exeter)
Mrs A Hutchinson MA (Oxon)
Mr P Rickard BSc (Bristol)
Dr R Yu BA, MSc (Cantab), Dr rer nat (Dresden, Germany)*

PHYSICS
Miss F Clifford MEng (Oxon)
Mrs K Connor BSc (East Anglia) *
Mrs C Dyer BSc (Plymouth)
Dr D Eve BA (Essex), PhD (London)
Mr N Hillier MSc (LSE), BA (Oxon)

Spanish
Miss L Banton BA (Cantuar)
Mr A Lopez BA (Oviedo) *
Ms C Owen BA (London
Mr A Osorio BA equiv (Colombia)
Mrs H Poullain BA (Sorbonne), MA (Sorbonne)

Theology

Mr N Fahey MA (Cantab)
Mrs M Giblin BA (Maynooth)
Mr T Hofmeyr BA (Cardiff), MA (UL)
[Mrs E Molla BA (Oxon), PDip, CPE Law (OB)]
Mr T Oulton MA (Oxon), MSt (Oxon) *
Mr R Peachey BA (Oxon), BA (Open), MA (SOAS)
Mr A Ross BA (Lancaster), AIDTA(B)

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