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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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To report a child's absence for years 7-11 please email dow-studentabsence@cset.co.uk or call 01454 862395.  For 6th Form please call 01454 862333.  

Staff List

Position Name
Headteacher Linda FERRIS

Deputy Headteacher

Ben HICKMAN

Deputy Headteacher Rachael CORNS
Assistant Headteacher Jarah COLE

Assistant Headteacher / Designated Safeguarding Lead

Charlotte PROWLE

Assistant Headteacher 

Fran ALLEN
School Operations Manager Diane WALTERS
Head of English Clementine MORTON
Assistant Head of English Mischa EDWARDS
Teacher of English Clare ABRAHAMS
Teacher of English Max BENJAMIN
Teacher of English Carly SHORLAND
Teacher of English Amy COUSINS
Teacher of English Sonia KAUR 
Teacher of English Lizzy LAWRENCE
Teacher of English David NICKLAS
Teacher of English Claire GIBBONS
Teacher of English Zoe PROWSE
Teacher of English & Deputy SENCo 

Melissa TOTHILL

Teacher of English/Media

Rai SWEET

STA: Library

Tina HANKS

Head of Maths Anthony ELLIOTT
Assistant Head of Maths Billy WILSON
Teacher of Maths Chris ASHWORTH
Teacher of Maths Aiden BENT
Teacher of Maths Caoilfhionn DE BUITLEAR
Teacher of Maths David DOUIS
Teacher of Maths Victoire HUCHET
Teacher of Maths Fatma JAMEL
Teacher of Maths Anne MURPHY
Teacher of Maths Sumbul RAFIQ-HUSSAINI
Teacher of ICT Christopher WORDEN
Head of Science Steven LEACH
Assistant Head of Science Alex GARNER
Teacher of Science Fran ALLEN
Teacher of Science Madeline AUSTIN
Teacher of Science Ursula BOWLT
Teacher of Science Jonathan CROUCH
Teacher of Science Jenna DAVIES
Teacher of Science  Sebastian JACKSON
Teacher of Science  Rena KAUL
Teacher of Science Emma MERRYWEATHER
Teacher of Science  Lyndsey MOMBER
Teacher of Science Sarah PICKARD
Senior Teacher: Timetable Matt McCOLLOM
Senior Science Technician Anura SAMANTILLEKE
Technician: Science Curtis AVENT
Technician: Science Oscar MOSS
Technician: Science Saeeda SHAH
Head of Art Jon WELSH
Teacher of Art  Sandie MUNRO
Teacher of Art Jordon THOMPSON
Teacher of Art Victoria WHITCOMBE-SAY  
HLTA: Art Nick SMITH
Head of Business Sophie WATSON 
Head of Drama Jon VOAKE
Head of Drama Charlie SCHERP
Head of Geography Steve MORGAN
Teacher of Geography John ALLEN
Teacher of Geography Sharon DAVEY
Teacher of Geography James SMALE
Head of History Andrew PARASKEVA
Teacher of History Jane BOLAM
Teacher of History Nicola PORTINGALE
Head of Languages Cath LOVE
Teacher of Languages Richard BROWNE
Teacher of Languages Douglas COOKE
Teacher of Languages Laurent DANSAULT
Teacher of Languages Tony ROLLE
Teacher of Life Skills  Jordon THOMPSON
Head of Music Alice MUIR
Teacher of Music John PITTS
Head of PE Huw BEAVERSTOCK
Teacher of PE Aston NEWMAN
Teacher of PE Natasha PETERS
Teacher of PE Lauren YEATES
Teacher of PE Chloe RAYNER
Head of RS Jennifer MORGAN
Teacher of RS Tim BROCKWELL
Head of Social Science Kate LONG
Teacher of Social Science Gemma FREEMAN
Teacher of Social Science Sian VICKERY
Head of Technology Gareth WILLIAMS
Assistant Head of Technology Claire BURR
Teacher of Technology Mark COMMANE
Teacher of Technology Pam KEEGAN
Teacher of Technology Caileigh MCNEIL
Teacher of Technology Wayne PEARCE
Technician: Technology Jennifer WILCOX
Technician: Technology Lucas OYLER
Head of House: Brunel Sonia KAUR
Head of House: Carpenter Aston NEWMAN
Senior Head of House: Grace / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Pam KEEGAN
Head of House: Muller Lauren YEATES
Head of Sixth Form Katie LONG
Sixth Form Mentor Kim BUDDEN
Sixth Form Administrator Tracy BARRINGTON
SENCO Sharon DAVEY
Teaching Assistant Adrian AINSLEY
Teaching Assistant Lois BROMLEY
Teaching Assistant Caroline DARLING
Teaching Assistant Evie HODGES
Teaching Assistant

Abi HOOD

Teaching Assistant Lynette JACKSON
Teaching Assistant Sze LEE
Teaching Assistant  Amanda NICHOLLS
Teaching Assistant Laura PETRUCCO
Teaching Assistant Gill SMITH
Teaching Assistant  Rebecca SWEENEY
Teaching Assistant Grace STEVENS
Teaching Assistant Diana STOIAN
Teaching Assistant Kerry WHITSHIRE
Teaching Assistant  Narise WORLOCK
Cover Supervisor  Ki Ling TSUI 
Cover Supervisor  Chloe RAYNER
Head of Careers   James SMALE
Head of Careers Emma MERRYWEATHER
Senior School Administrator  Samantha TROTMAN
School Administrator Tracey THOMAS
Inclusion Administrator Gill TANNER
School Wellbeing and Mental Health Lead

Sarah WARE

Student Support Centre Manager

Caroline BAXTER

Student Centre Support Worker

Amanda BARRY

Student Centre Support Worker

Sophie DORMAN 

Student Centre Support Worker

Angela HEWSON
Student Centre Support Worker Jacqui WITTCOMB
Student Centre Support Worker  Sarah BINSTEAD (T-F)
Mental Health First Aider Sarah WARE
School Receptionist

Martine THOMAS (M-W)

Terri OWEN (T-F)

Finance Assistant Gabriella KELL
Data Coordinator Stephanie PAYNE
Data Administrator Kim GARN (M-T)
Exams Officer  Cathie PERKINS
Cover Co-Ordinator  Michelle DAVEY
Attendance Administrator Katherine WHATLEY
Technician: IT Benjamin WINTLE
Reprographics Officer Jackie FILER
Lead Caretaker Jim FRANCOMBE
Caretaker

Martin CLEMENTS (AM)

Paul WILLIAMS (PM)