Governors Biographies

BIO

Helen Lello

Chair of Governors & Safeguarding Governor

Helen Lello

Having trained and worked in London, Helen is now a senior associate in the Farm & Estates team at Wilsons Solicitors in Salisbury.  Her two sons both attended Chafyn and during their time Helen was an active member of the parent body, including Chair of the Year Reps Committee.  Away from the office Helen enjoys many types of music, trips to the theatre and can often be found on a tennis court or in the garden.

BIO

Nick Jones

Marketing Governor

Nick Jones

For the past 20 years Mr Jones has been responsible for the corporate affairs activities of several international companies and is currently Communications Advisor at DSTL, Porton Down.  Recently appointed as a governor, he has a particular interest in marketing and governance matters.  He and his wife Chrissie have had all three children at Chafyn Grove.

BIO

Mark Mortimer

Chair of Education Committee

Mark Mortimer

Mr Mortimer is the current Headmaster of Bryanston School and has been a governor since 2014.  He sits on the Education Committee.  He teaches history and, before becoming a teacher, spent eight years as an infantry officer and was also, briefly, a management consultant.

Governors & Staff

Head

  • HEADMASTER – Simon Head, MA (Cantab), BA, PGCE
  • DEPUTY HEAD (ACADEMIC) – Dan Gazard B Ed (Hons)
  • DEPUTY HEAD (PASTORAL) – Lynsey Hearsey BA
  • SENIOR MASTER/HEAD OF BOARDING – Jason Webster BA
  • BURSAR & CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS – Michelle Davies BA (Hons) Assoc CIPD
  • HEAD OF PRE-PREP – Catherine Jones B Ed (Hons)

Governors

  • Helen Lello – Chair of Governors & Governance of Nominations Committee
  • Yori Griffiths – Vice Chair of Governors
  • Nick Jones – Marketing Link Governor
  • Michael Roller – Chair of Finance Committee
  • Mark Mortimer – Chair of Education & Pastoral Committee
  • Mark Wordsworth – Estates & H&S Link Governor
  • Anne-Marie Perry – Boarding Link & Safeguarding Lead Governor
  • Debi Coveney

To contact the Chair of Governors, please write to:

Mrs Helen Lello
c/o Clerk to the Governors
Chafyn Grove School
Bourne Avenue
Salisbury
Wilts
SP1 1LR 

PREP SCHOOL TEACHING STAFF

  • Rebecca Arch BA (Hons), Director of Music & Drama Teacher
  • Stewart Bell BSc, PGCE, Head of Years 5 & 6, Science Teacher
  • Dan Gazard B Ed (Hons), Head of Science & Director of Studies
  • Tony Goddard HND, Cert HE, Design Technology Teacher (sabbatical)
  • Hannah Green BSc (Hons) Grad Dip Ed, Maths Teacher
  • Sally Anne Harrison Montessori Diploma, MA SEN Learning Support
  • Simon Head, MA (Cantab), BA, PGCE, Head of Classics
  • Lynsey Hearsey BA Maths, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Science and Games Teacher
  • William Hearsey BSc (Hons), Maths Teacher
  • Vicki Jagoe B Pharm Science Teacher & Librarian
  • Emma Killick GRSM (Hons), PGCE Assistant Director of Music, Year 5 Teacher
  • Edward Lewis BA (Hons), Head of Geography
  • Barbara Lovibond BA (Hons), PGCE Head of English
  • Amanda Maxwell BA (Hons), PGCE, Head of Modern Languages, Head of Years 7 & 8
  • Jenny McVeigh, EAL Teacher
  • Marcus Reeve BA (Hons), PGCE, Director of Sport
  • Hannah Rogers B Ed (Hons), Head of Girls’ Games
  • Rosie Rule B Ed, Year 3 Teacher
  • Rachel Shadlock B Ed (Hons), Head of Visual Arts
  • Michael Spice BSc, PGCE Head of ICT 
  • Fiona Thomas B Ed (Hons), Year 3 Teacher
  • Lindsay Tory B Ed (Hons), Year 4 Teacher
  • Lucy Vuckovic BA (Hons), QTS Year 3 Teacher, Head Years 3 & 4
  • Katie Walker BA (Hons), PGCE English, History and Maths Teacher
  • John Wallis BA (Hons), PGCE, Head of History, Classics, English and Games Teacher
  • Jason Webster B Ed (Hons), Senior Master, Head of RS, Head of Boarding
  • Sharon Webster B Ed (Hons), Year 4 Teacher, House Parent
  • Vicki Wellman Games Teacher, Year 3 Teacher TA, DT Teacher
  • Alison Wells, Learning Support
  • Rachel White BA (Hons), PGCE Year 4 Teacher

PRE-PREP DEPARTMENT

  • Catherine Jones B Ed (Hons), Head of Pre Prep &  Year 2 Teacher
  • Sian Jenkins, Year 1 Teacher
  • Faith Martin, Nursery Manager
  • Helen Morgan B Ed (Hons), Reception Teacher
  • Mary Sage BA (Hons), Montessori Diploma, Year 1 Teacher

TEACHING ASSISTANTS

  • Rebecca Blackwell Year 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant
  • Mandy Burt NVQ 3, Reception Teaching Assistant
  • Jenny Tyrer Years 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant

PERIPATETIC STAFF (MUSIC)

  • Karen Cannings LTCL Cert Ed – Violin
  • Mary Chelu – Flute
  • Sara-Lois Cunningham – Singing
  • Ollie Dixon – Drum
  • Glenn Dutfield CT, ABRSM – Guitar
  • Chris Hurn BA (Hons) – Cello
  • Mark Newman-Wren – Brass
  • Meinir Ottoway GRNCM, PPRNCM – Singing
  • Sarah Price GRSM (Hons), LRAM – Clarinet / Saxophone / Theory
  • Ute Schwarting Dipl Berlin – Piano
  • Susan Topp GTCL, LTCL – Saxophone / Clarinet / Theory
  • Rosalie Watson MMus, Bmu – Oboe

MEDICAL STAFF

  • Alison Wells Medical Matron/Boarding House Matron
  • Rachel Purdy Medical Matron
  • Dr Sam Dominey MRCGP School Doctor

SUPPORT STAFF

  • Hazel Ashfield, School Shop Manager
  • Michelle Davies, Bursar & Clerk to the Governors
  • Claire Horsfall, Finance Manager (Fees & Payroll)
  • Paula Mortimer, Network Manager
  • Katie Straker, HR/Compliance Officer
  • Sabrina Strong, Marketing Manager
  • Claire Ward, Headmaster’s Personal Assistant & Registrar
  • Alison Wilby, School Secretary (Saturdays)
  • Toby White, DipHE AssocRICS TechIOSH Assistant Bursar
  • Ginny Woodhouse, Finance Manager (Purchase Leger & Management Accounts)

ESTATES

  • Ryan Gibbs, Maintenance
  • Dave Lawrence, Head of Grounds

CATERING MANAGER

  • Stuart Malcom

HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER

  • Paula Yates

GAP STUDENTS/SPORTS INTERNSHIP

  • Tommy D’Cruz (2020) – Bath University Sports Internship
  • Elizabeth Balls (Autumn term 2020)
  • Edwina Griffith (2020)

OPEN DAYS

Chafyn holds formal Open Days each term, but parents are welcome to arrange a visit via the office for whatever day suits.


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