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Staff & Governors

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ISI Inspection Report - March 2016; 'Governors have an excellent understanding of the day-to-day working of the school, including the EYFS, and provide support and rigorous challenge as a stimulus for future improvement. They receive informative reports and presentations from the leadership and staff, visit lessons, and attend formal and informal events.'
ISI Inspection Report - March 2016: 'The quality of leadership and management including links with parents, carers and guardians is excellent.'


Senior Leadership Team

Headmistress, Miss P Kirk

Headmistress - Miss P Kirk,BEd University of Exeter

Penelope Kirk has worked in a range of day and boarding schools in West Sussex, Germany, Suffolk and Hampshire.  She was Head of Portsmouth High Junior School for nine years and was appointed Headmistress at Prince’s Mead in 2002.  She has been an Independent Schools’ Team Inspector for the past sixteen years as well as being an International Team Inspector with ISI.  She is a past Vice Chairman of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools. She is the Independent School Representative on the Hampshire Safeguarding Children's Board and an Ambassador  with The Murray Parish Trust.  Her passion is Education and Travel and she is an intrepid explorer having trekked through parts of South America, Africa, Indonesia and Asia.   She has taught in Turkey and Germany and is an Advisory Board member of The Banda School, Nairobi.  Prince’s Mead supports a small rural school in India which she visits regularly to offer guidance and support to the staff and children.  She says, ‘Working with young people in schools for the past 38 years has been  truly inspirational and life changing.'

Deputy Headmaster, Mr A Greenaway

Deputy Headmaster - Mr A Greenaway, BEd(Hons) University of Wales, MA(Ed) University College Chichester

Alex Greenaway has taught Mathematics, ICT, Geography and Games at Churcher's College Junior School and has undertaken numerous roles including Head of PE, Head of Outdoor Pursuits, ICT Coordinator and since 2004 Senior Teacher of the Upper School.

A keen sportsman his main passion is golf and is a single figure handicapper at Blackmoor Golf Club, although is equally at home coaching rugby, football and cricket.  He also enjoys playing his clarinet in ensembles or as a soloist and has been lucky to have directed numerous plays and musicals over the years.  Alex also has a love of the outdoors and has travelled extensively with Senior School groups on expeditions from Mongolia to Peru and Nepal to Zambia climbing the odd 6000m peak along the way!

He says he loves the fun interaction with children and making their lessons interesting and challenging.  Alex is married to Tracey, also a teacher, and they have two children, Anneka 6 and Zach 4.

Senior Master, Mr M Anderson

Senior Master - Mr M Anderson, BEd(Hons) King Alfred's College, MA University of Winchester

Martin Anderson has been teaching for 20 years and has been Head of Year Six, Boys’ Games and Boys’ Welfare at Prince’s Mead since 2007. He became Senior Master three years ago when he joined the Senior Leadership Team.  An Equity Card holding actor, Martin spent 7 years touring England and running his own Theatre in Education Drama Company while studying for his MA from Winchester University.

Since he was 14, Martin has played for various local football, cricket and rugby clubs and is currently Chairman of Sporting Wessex Sports Club who have men’s football and cricket teams entered into locally based leagues.  He says that the day to day interaction with such fantastic children makes this job an absolute joy.

Director of Studies, Mrs S Wilkinson

Director of Studies - Mrs S Wilkinson, BEd(Hons) Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education, MA Ed Open University

Sarah Wilkinson has been teaching for 20 years, after spending four years studying for her B.Ed in Cheltenham. She has worked in many schools, both in the State and Independent sectors in Wiltshire and Somerset. Sarah has had various roles in these schools over the years, including Head Teacher and Deputy Head. She joined Prince’s Mead in 2011 and enjoys being part of an amazing school community.

Sarah is married to Colin and they have two children, Daniel and Rosie. She is an avid cat lover and her family have a love of Cornwall and can often be found in or near to Padstow during the summer holidays.


Bursar - Mr R White, BA(Hons) University of Exeter

Following a career in food manufacturing, Richard White was appointed Bursar in 2005.  He lives in Winchester with his wife and, occasionally, his 3 older children and Dusty the cat.  He enjoys playing and watching sport and plays kitchen bridge.  He is often to be found on the sports fields at Prince’s Mead coaching cricket or on the coast running the sailing activity.  On occasions he is in the classroom teaching data handling.  He says that interacting with the pupils and watching their talents unfold is one of his greatest pleasures at work.

Lower School Co-ordinator - Miss A Fecher
, BA(Hons), University College Winchester

Abbey Fecher grew up in West Sussex and qualified from Winchester University as a Primary Teacher and Mathematics Specialist in 2004. Before joining us, she taught in several State schools within Hampshire and held a wide range of roles, including teaching Year 1 up to Year 5. She has also led English, Mathematics and Science during her career.

Abbey joined Prince’s Mead in 2010 after taking a career break to travel around the world. She says that being at Prince’s Mead has brought back her love of teaching and that she enjoys working with little people who keep her on her toes!

Abbey has many creative hobbies and is a devoted Aunty to her nephew. She also enjoys making the most of her holidays by jetting off on adventures and has travelled much of Europe, California, Bali, Australia and New Zealand with her backpack in tow.

EYFS and KS1

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Reception Teacher - Mrs J Leonard
  BEd(Hons) La Sainte Union Southampton, Certificate in Early Years Education
Year 1 Teacher - Mrs F Watts
  BA(Hons) King's College London, PGCE University of Winchester
Year 1 Teacher - Mrs S O'Siochain
  PGCE University of Winchester, BA(Hons) Oxford Brookes University (Business and Management)
Year 2 Teacher/Head of English & Maths KS1 - Miss A Fecher
  BA(Hons) University College Winchester
Year 2 Teacher - Miss L Hodson
  PGCE University of Southampton, BA(Hons) Performing Arts
Reception Teaching Assistant - Mrs S Edmunds,BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing
Year 1 Teaching Assistant - Mrs Silviya Boylin
Year 1 Teaching Assistant - Mrs J Stevenson, NNEB
Year 2 Teaching Assistant - Mrs T Baines
Year 2 Teaching Assistant - Mrs Rachel Dye
Librarian - Mrs Linda Hill, B.Lib (Hons) University of Wales, Aberystwyth


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Year 3 Teacher/Head of Religious Education - Mrs B Lamb
  BA, PGCE King Alfred's College Winchester, ARAD Royal Academy of Dancing
Year 3 Teacher - Miss A Redhead
  BA(Hons) The University of Reading, PGCE Canterbury Christ Church University College
Year 4 Teacher - Mrs H Lancaster
  BA(Hons) University of London, PGCE King Alfred's College Winchester
Year 4 Teacher/Head of History/STA Co-ordinator - Mr A Macdonald
  BA(Hons) Sheffield Hallam University, PGCE University of Brighton
Year 4 Teacher- Miss K Merrick
  BA(Hons) Bournemouth University
Year 5 Teacher/Head of English KS2/Head of Design & Technology - Mrs G Jones
  BEd(Hons) King Alfred's College Winchester
Year 5 Teacher/Head of Girls Games - Mrs S Mant
  BSc(Hons) University of Southampton, PGCE University of Southampton
Year 5 Teacher/Head of Maths/Head of PSHEE - Mr I Thomas 
  BA Rhodes University South Africa, PGCE Rhodes University South Africa
Year 6 Teacher/Senior Master - Mr M Anderson
  BEd(Hons) King Alfred's College, MA University of Winchester
Year 6 Teacher/Head of ICT - Mrs W Jack
  Diploma ICT
Year 6 Teacher/Director of Studies/Head of Enterprise - Mrs S Wilkinson  
  BEd(Hons) Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education, MA Ed (Open) Open University
Learning Support Teacher - Mrs S Boyden   
  BSc(Hons) City University, PGCE Reading University, PG Dip SpLD/TESOL/AMBDA
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Speech and Drama Teacher - Mrs J Lyon

Heads of Department working in EYFS, KS1 and KS2

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Head of Art - Mrs L Thomas
  BA Rhodes University South Africa, PGCE Rhodes University South Africa
Head of Geography/Games Teacher - Mrs M Wright
  BEd(Hons) University of Exeter
Head of ICT - Mrs W Jack
  Dip ICT
Head of Modern Foreign Languages - Mrs J Martin
  BA(Hons) University of Leicester, PGCE St Mary's College
Head of Music - Miss S Williams
  BA(Hons) Open University
Head of Science - Mrs M Slattery
  BSc(Hons) The City University London, PGCE King Alfred's College Winchester
  CFPS Cambridge, CEFL Trinity College London
Director of Sport - Mr V Jakimavicius
  BA(Hons) Southampton Solent University, PGCE University of Winchester
Head of Girls Games - Mrs S Mant
  BSc(Hons) University of Southampton, PGCE University of Southampton
Head of Learning Support - Mrs S Gritti
  BA(Hons) University of Portsmouth, MA Education (SEN) University of Winchester

Support Staff

Admin Team  
Mrs Claire Brighton Marketing Manager
Mrs Debbie Charleton School Secretary
Mrs Sue Rich Admissions Secretary
Mrs Sue Organ Finance Officer
Mrs Lisa Doyle Finance Assistant
Mrs Mandy Oakley Matron
Mrs Lindy Mitchell Assistant Matron
Catering Team  
Mrs Bonnie Farwell Catering Manager
Mrs Davina Adams Catering Assistant
Mrs Caroline Kanel Catering Assistant
Mrs Eileen Luxton Catering Assistant
Miss Eran Ozgunay Catering Assistant
Mrs Donna Stroud Catering Assistant
Garden Ladies  
Mrs Sam Garlick Garden Lady
Mrs Lesley Phillips Garden Lady
Mrs Caroline Welchman Garden Lady
Caretaking & Transport Teams  
Mr Eddy Smith Caretaker
Mr Ron Monger Assistant Caretaker
Mr Vince Wingent Assistant Caretaker/Groundsman
Mrs Claire Brighton Transport & After School Clubs Manager
Mrs Catherine Pardoe Transport & Administration Assistant
Mr James Daniel Bus Driver/Assistant Caretaker
Mr Carl Jones Bus Driver/Assistant Caretaker
Mr Del Wadsworth Fleet Supervisor/Assistant Caretaker
Mr Jon Bell Bus Driver
Mr Ray Curtis Bus Driver
Mr Herb Gillman Bus Driver
Mr Peter Greaves Bus Driver
Mr Steve Messenger Bus Driver
Mr Richard Seymour Bus Driver
Mrs Donna Stroud Bus Driver


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