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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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  • Year 6 Parents/Carers - Our Open Evening is Thursday 22nd September, please visit our Open Events page under 'About Us' for further details. 

Staff List

Position Name
Headteacher Lisa HOWELL
Head of School Linda FERRIS

Deputy Headteacher

Wyn LOTWICK

Deputy Headteacher (Assessment & Examinations) Ben HICKMAN
Assistant Headteacher (Teaching and Learning) Jarah COLE

Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion) / Designated Safeguarding Lead

Charlotte PROWLE

Assistant Headteacher (Year 11 Progress, Student Voice & Transtion)

Sam WHITE

Assistant Headteacher (SENCO)

Rachael CORNS
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 BUTTLE
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 Lynette DE NOBRIGA
Teacher of Maths David DOUIS
Teacher of Maths Lisa HILL
Teacher of Maths Victorie HUCHET
Teacher of Maths Anne MURPHY
Teacher of Maths Sumbul RAFIQ-HUSSAINI
Teacher of Maths Colin WALKER
Teacher of ICT Christopher WORDEN
Head of Science Samuel SHATFORD
Assistant Head of Science Rena KAUL
Teacher of Science Fran ALLEN
Teacher of Science Madeline AUSTIN
Teacher of Science Ursula BOWLT
Teacher of Science Johndan CHILCOTT
Teacher of Science Jenna DAVIES
Teacher of Science Alex GARNER
Teacher of Science Elionor HULL
Teacher of Science  Sebastian JACKSON
Teacher of Science Sarah PICKARD
Senior Teacher: Timetable Matt McCOLLOM
Teacher of Science Emma MERRYWEATHER
Teacher of Science Emma WELCH
Senior Science Technician Anura SAMANTILLEKE
Technician: Science Curtis AVENT
Technician: Science Oscar MOSS
Science Support Irosha EDIRISINGHE
Head of Art Jon WELSH
Teacher of Art Ian CAMPBELL
Teacher of Art  Sandie MUNRO
Teacher of Art Jordon THOMPSON
Teacher of Art Victoria WHITCOMBE-SAY (Maternity Leave)
HLTA: Art Nick SMITH
Teacher of Business Josh SLADE
Teacher of Business Sophie WATSON (Sabbatical)
Teacher of Business Joe WINFIELD
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
Teacher of History Josh SLADE
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
Head of Music Alice MUIR
Head of PE Huw BEAVERSTOCK
Teacher of PE Aston NEWMAN
Teacher of PE Natasha PETERS
Teacher of PE Joe WINFIELD
Teacher of PE Lauren YEATES
Head of RS John FOWLE
Teacher of RS Tim BROCKWELL
Teacher of RS Kim LEWIS
Teacher of RS Jennifer MORGAN
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
Teacher of Technology Olivia RYDER
Technician: Technology Jennifer WILCOX
Technician: Technology
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 Sharon DAVEY
Head of Sixth Form Katie LONG
Sixth Form Mentor Kim BUDDEN
Sixth Form Administrator Tracy BARRINGTON
SENCO Racheal CORNS
Teaching Assistant Adrian AINSLEY
Teaching Assistant Alison ARNOTT
Teaching Assistant Twofo BAKAYA
Teaching Assistant Louisa BARTER
Teaching Assistant Lois BROMLEY
Teaching Assistant Caroline DARLING
Teaching Assistant Melanie DAY
Teaching Assistant Evie HODGES
Teaching Assistant

Abi HOOD

Teaching Assistant Marianna LAMPROU
Teaching Assistant Ann MACEY
Teaching Assistant Laura PETRUCCO
Teaching Assistant Gill SMITH
Teaching Assistant Grace STEVENS
Teaching Assistant Diana STOIAN
Teaching Assistant Beverley WEEKS
Teaching Assistant Kerry WHITSHIRE
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 Lucy SANSUM
Student Centre Support Worker Jacqui WITTCOMB
Mental Health First Aider Sarah WARE
School Receptionist

Michelle DAVEY (M-W)

Kim GARN (T-F)

Finance Assistant Gabriella BILLINGS
Data Coordinator Stephanie PAYNE
Exams & Cover Co-Ordinator Cathie PERKINS
Attendance Administrator Wendy RIMELL
Technician: IT Tim CARTHY
Reprographics Officer Jackie FILER
Lead Caretaker Jim FRANCOMBE
Caretaker

Martin CLEMENTS (AM)

Paul WILLIAMS (PM)