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
Miss S J Styles MA BA (Hons) (QTS): Headmistress
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 BA (Hons) PGCE: MFL Co-ordinator
Miss M Charles BA (Hons) PGCE: Form 2 Teacher, MFL Teacher
Mrs D Cooke BEd (Hons) PGD: PE Teacher, Forest School
Mrs B Dillon BA (Hons) PGCE: Maths & ICT Co-ordinator, Form 6 Teacher
Mrs S Frecknall BA (Hons) QTS: Music Co-ordinator
Ms S Gibson BA (Hons) QTS: Form 1 Teacher
Miss R Henry : Ballet Teacher
Mr S J Kang BA (Hons) PGCE: Form 3 Teacher
Mrs A Mackett BEd (Hons) PGD: PE & Games Co-ordinator
Mrs C Posnack: Teaching Assistant
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
Mrs J Little BA (Hons): Teaching Assistant
Mrs H Longman: Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Pesskin: Teaching Assistant
Mrs L Rozelaar: Teaching Assistant
Mrs C Posnack: Teaching Assistant
Mrs C Sullivan BA (Hons): Teaching Assistant
TEACHING STAFF, BLUEBIRD NURSERY
Mrs K Thomas NNEB: Nursery Manager
Miss O Dwyer BA (Hons) PGCE: Deputy Nursery Manager (maternity cover)
Mrs B Pateman B.Ed (Hons) PGCE: Early Years Teacher
Mrs C Godfrey BA (Hons) Teaching Assistant
Miss M Robinson Level 3: Teaching Assistant
Mrs M Castellotti Level 3: Nursery Practitioner
Miss S Mohamed Level 6: Nursery Practitioner
Miss E Livett Level 3: Nursery Practitioner
Miss L Highfield Level 3: Room Leader (maternity cover)
Miss C Hardwick Level 2: Nursery Practitioner
Mrs S Seal: Assistant Bursar
Miss K Varnava: School Secretary/PA
Miss R Messing: School Receptionist/Medical Officer
Mrs L Selby: Admissions Co-ordinator
Mrs M Shah: Marketing & Events Co-ordinator
Miss A Blaszko: After School Care Supervisor
Mr D Shepherd: Estates Manager
Mrs M Dwane: Housekeeper
Mrs E Cox: School Cleaner
Mr H Cox: School Cleaner
ALDENHAM FOUNDATION GOVERNING BODY
Mr Trevor Barton (Chair of Governors) is a former pupil of Aldenham School who, after doing a law degree at Exeter University, served as an officer in the Royal Navy for ten years. He then trained as a solicitor and became a partner at Clyde and Co. More recently, he has worked in financial Public Relations and was Executive Director of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. He is now a business consultant.
Mrs Vandana Shah (Deputy Chair) 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.
Mrs Sarah Altman is a former parent of Aldenham, who had both a son and a daughter at the School. She is a Chartered Accountant who has worked both within the charity sector and for many years as Director of a property company.
Ms Fiona Cuttell is a former pupil of Aldenham. A Chartered Secretary, who currently works for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, (“IHG”), and is secretary to a number of IHG’s subsidiary companies.
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.
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's Brewery PLC.
Mr Alan Day (Chairman of Estates Committee) is a former pupil of Aldenham who was a Chartered Building Surveyor and former Lead Partner within the project management team at Cushman & Wakefield.
Mr Anthony Hellman is a former parent whose son was a pupil in McGill’s. He was 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 Ronak Mashru is a General Manager for Glanbia Performance Nutrition. He was formerly a Trade Sales Director for Diageo, Director of Sales and Capability at Smarty Train Consultancy and worked for Procter & Gamble in their sales division for seven years. The Stonegate supplier of the year for 2017, Ronak is a Liveryman of the Brewers’ Company.
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.
Ms Harriet Simmons is an Independent Food Safety/Food Law Consultant. She was formerly a General Manager at SAI Global Assurance Services and a Technical Director for Connaught Plc.
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 was the Headmaster of St Martin’s Preparatory School in Northwood, and 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 Richard Fuller is the Upper Warden of the Brewers’ Company and in this capacity serves as one of the appointed Brewers’ Governors.
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.