Staff and Governors List
I love my teachers because of their cheerful smiles and the fact that they always have an encouraging word for us, and are always happy to help.
Form 6 Pupil
Meet the team...
TEACHING STAFF, PREP SCHOOL
Mr A Kaye BSc (Hons) QTS Deputy Head: Form 5 Teacher, Maths Teacher
Mrs L Beg BSc (Hons) QTS: Science Co-ordinator
Mrs A Browne: MFL Teacher
Miss M Charles BA (Hons) PGCE: Form 2 Teacher, MFL Teacher
Mrs D Cooke: PE Teacher, Forest School
Mrs B Dillon BA (Hons) PGCE: Maths & ICT Co-ordinator, Form 6 Teacher
Ms S Gibson BA (Hons) QTS: Form 1 Teacher
Mrs N Hickey ARCM: Music Co-ordinator
Mrs J Hollingsworth: Ballet Teacher
Mr S J Kang BA (Hons) PGCE: Form 3 Teacher
Mrs A Mackett BEd (Hons) PGD: PE & Games Co-ordinator
Mrs K Peterman BA (Hons) PGCE: Drama & Humanities Co-ordinator
Mrs C Rosenthal BEd (Hons) Dip RSA: Head of Pre-Prep, Reception Teacher/SENCO
Mrs J Rosewall BEd Dip (Hons) LIPS: English & Art Co-ordinator/ Form 4 Teacher
Mrs K Baxter BA (Hons) SpLD OCR: Learning Support Co-ordinator
Miss S Breckenridge: Teaching Assistant
Miss W Cohen: Level 3 Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Little (Foundation Degree): Teaching Assistant
Mrs H Longman: Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Pesskin: Teaching Assistant
Mr D Shepherd ASA RLSS NPLQ: Swimming Teacher
TEACHING STAFF, BLUEBIRD NURSERY
Mrs K Thomas NNEB: Nursery Manager
Miss C Stiles BA (Hons): Deputy Nursery Manager
Mrs C Ambrose Cert Ed PRC: Early Years Teacher
Mrs S Gould BEd (Hons): Early Years Teacher
Mrs B Pateman BA (Hons) PGCE: Early Years Teacher
Mrs M Castellotti Level 3: Senior Nursery Nurse
Mrs S Wingfield NVQ Level 3: Senior Nursery Nurse
Mrs S Breckenridge BA (Hons): EYP Nursery Nurse
Miss O Dwyer BA (Hons) PGCE: Nursery Nurse
Mrs N Merali NVQ Level 3: Nursery Nurse
Miss S Mohamed Level 6: Nursery Nurse
Miss A Blaszko: Nursery Nurse
Mrs L Selby: Admissions Co-ordinator
Miss R Messing: School Receptionist/Medical Officer
Mrs K Eldridge: PA to Head/School Secretary
Mrs S Seal: Assistant Bursar/Office Manager
Mr D Shepherd: Estates Manager
Miss A Blaszko: After School Care Supervisor
Mrs E Cox: School Cleaner
Mr B Shanahan: School Cleaner
Miss M Mihalcea: School Cleaner
Mrs M Dwane: Housekeeper
ALDENHAM FOUNDATION GOVERNING BODY 2017
Mr Trevor Barton (Chair of Governors). Mr Barton is a former pupil of Aldenham School who, after doing a law degree at Exeter, served as an officer in the Royal Navy for ten years. He then trained as a solicitor, was a partner at Clyde and Co and Executive Director of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. He is now a management consultant.
Dr Deborah Nicholes is former Chair of the Aldenham School Parents Association (ASPA) during the time when her son was at the School. She is a Community Paediatrician working in Hillingdon and is the appointed governor with responsibility for Safeguarding.
Mrs Vandana Shah is a solicitor and former Chair of the Aldenham School Parents Association (ASPA) during the time when her son was at the School. She is the appointed governor with responsibility for Public Benefit.
Mr Tony Bingham is a former pupil of Aldenham who is a chartered accountant and was a partner at PWC. His career included time in southern Africa and the USA. He is also Treasurer of the Aldenham School War Memorial Educational Fund and participates in the School’s Sixth Form mentoring programme.
Mr Andrew Cox is a former pupil of Aldenham whose son and daughter were also pupils in the school. Mr Cox is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience with companies in the hospitality and leisure industries. He is currently Property Director of Young’s & Co.
Mr Alan Day (Chairman of Estates Committee) is a former pupil of Aldenham who is a Chartered Building Surveyor and former Lead Partner within the project management team at Cushman & Wakefield.
Mr Ian Dewar (Chairman of Finance and General Purposes Committee) was a governor of St Hilda’s School before joining the Aldenham governing body. He was a partner at KPMG.
Mr Anthony Hellman is a former parent whose son was a pupil in McGill’s. He is a partner at Smith Williamson heading up the International Fixed Income advisory team.
Councillor David Lambert is the Hertfordshire County Council representative on the governing body. His son was educated at Aldenham.
Mr Stephen Nokes (Chairman of Education Committee) was the Headmaster of John Hampden Grammar School, High Wycombe. He has chaired the Buckinghamshire School Forum and served on national and local committees concerning education.
Colonel Michael O’Dwyer is the Clerk to the Brewers’ Company. Prior to joining the Company he served with The Irish Guards and commanded the regiment in Iraq. He was responsible for delivering all military support to the London Olympics 2012.
Mr Torquil Sligo-Young is Human and Information Resources Director of Young and Co Brewery. He is also a Board member of Ashcroft Academy and a Trustee of Prospect Educational Trust.
The Venerable Jonathan Smith is the Archdeacon of St Albans and a Residentiary Canon of St Albans Cathedral.
Mr David Tidmarsh is the Headmaster of St Martin’s Preparatory School in Northwood. He was formerly Head of the prep section of Reigate Grammar School.
Mr Tom Wells was a Vice Chairman of Charles Wells Ltd and Chairman of Muntons plc. He was High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and served on the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group.
Mr Stephen Yeo is the Headmaster of the Purcell School. He was previously Headmaster of Exeter Cathedral School and is the Governor with responsibility for Boarding.
Field Marshall Lord Vincent of Coleshill is a former pupil of Aldenham who went on to serve with great distinction in the Royal Artillery becoming Chief of the Defence Staff and then Chairman of the Military Committee of Nato, as well as Chancellor of Cranfield University. Lord Vincent is a Governor Emeritus.
The Governing Body meets three times a year in the last week of each term. It is served by a number of committees which meet with the Headmaster and other senior staff on a termly basis. There are committees to consider the academic life of the School, the development of the School’s estate, the finance of the School, and St Hilda’s School. Matters of health and safety and public benefit, and safeguarding are considered by the Governing Body at each meeting with full reviews on an annual basis. Appointed members of the Governing Body take a specific interest in the development of the Prep School and St Hilda’s School.
Up to 8 members of the Governing Body are appointees of the Brewers’ Company which was the owner of the School’s land and buildings before gifting these to the Aldenham School Charity in 1995. Today the links between the School and the Brewers’ Company continue to celebrate the rich heritage that exists from the time of the foundation of the School with every pupil in Year 9 attending Brewers’ Hall to receive “beer money”, and two formal visits to the School by the court of the Brewers’ Company each year. Governors generally serve for a three year term with the possibility of being re-elected after that time.
The Governing Body are the trustees of the Aldenham Foundation and no member receives remuneration for their work with the School. They oversee the life and work of the School and plan for its future success, but the day-to-day running of the School is the responsibility of the Headmaster, Bursar and other senior staff. They receive a termly report from the Headmaster and aim to support a number of School events each term. The Governing Body are responsible for the appointment of the Headmaster and take an interest in other senior appointments at the School.
The teachers are kind and make me do the best I can.