Staff & Governance


At St Margaret’s we are fortunate to have a highly qualified and experienced team of staff and governors.

Our Senior Leadership Team comprises:

ROLE NAME QUALIFICATION
Headmaster Mr L Bromwich BSc (Hons) PGCE
Deputy Head – Pastoral & Head of Pre-Prep Mrs J Heal BA (Hons) QTS EYPS
Deputy Head – Academic & Head of Prep Mr A Hopkins BA (Hons) PGCE NASENCo
Bursar Mr D Boswell B.Ed (Hons) QTS
 

All Staff & Governors:


Pre-Prep Staff
NAME POSITION
Mrs J Heal BA (Hons) QTS EYPS Deputy Head – Pastoral & Head of Pre-Prep
Mrs J Perkins BA (Hons) QTS Reception Teacher
Miss K Cheadle BA (Hons) PGCE Year 1 Teacher
Miss B Newman BSc (Hons) PGCE Year 2 Teacher
Mrs J Miller NNEB NVQ3 Senior Teaching Assistant - Kindergarten
Mrs A Venton NVQ3 Teaching Assistant - Kindergarten
Mr T Heal Teaching Assistant - Reception
Mrs J Hunt NVQ3 Teaching Assistant - Reception
Miss A Langford NVQ3 Teaching Assistant – Year 1/Educational Support Assistant
Miss N Melvin NVQ3 Teaching Assistant – Year 2/Educational Support Assistant

Prep Staff
NAME POSITION
Mrs S Harlock BEd BA (Hons) PGCE Year 3 Teacher
Mrs J Jackson BSc (Hons) QTS Year 3 Teacher
Mrs H Richards BEd (Hons) Year 4 Teacher
Mrs J Talbot BA (Hons) PGCE Year 4 Teacher
Miss S Giles* BSc (Hons) PGCE Year 5 Teacher
Mrs C Lucas BA (Hons) PGCE/ Miss H Coombes BSc (Hons) PGCE (Jan 2021) Year 5 Teacher
Mrs G Gibson BA (Hons) QTS Year 6 Teacher
Mrs O West BSc (Hons) PGCE Year 6 Teacher

* denotes a member of the Wider Leadership Team

Specialist Subject Staff
NAME POSITION
Mr M Callahan BSc (Hons) PGCE Head of Computing/Learning Support Teacher
Mrs H Gibbin* BA (Hons) PGCE LRSM CTABRSM Head of Performing Arts
Mr D Dury* BA (Hons) QTS Head of Sport
Mrs S White BA (Hons) PGCE Physical Education/Girls’ Games
Mr T Heal Sports Assistant
Mrs H Harris Art & Design Teacher
Mme N Colesby Diplôme de Licence PGCE Modern Foreign Languages Teacher
Mr A Millard BA (Hons) Speech & Drama Teacher

* denotes a member of the Wider Leadership Team

Learning Support Staff
NAME POSITION
Mrs A Callahan BEd DipSpLD SENCo
Mr M Callahan BSc (Hons) PGCE Head of Computing/Learning Support Teacher
Miss A Langford NVQ3 Teaching Assistant – Year 1/Educational Support Assistant
Miss N Melvin NVQ3 Teaching Assistant – Year 2/Educational Support Assistant
Mrs N Burnell-Houghton NNEB Prep Educational Support Assistant
Mrs L Pearce NVQ2 Prep Educational Support Assistant
Miss D West BA (Hons) Prep Educational Support Assistant

Administrative Staff
NAME POSITION
Mrs C Raybould Headmasters’ PA & School Secretary
Mrs D Adams School Administrator
Ms A Schoepf School Assistant (maternity leave)
Miss M Weston School Assistant (maternity cover) &
Performing Arts Administrator
Mr S Osman BSc (Hons) IT Systems Manager
Mrs S Hughes BA (Hons) CIM Marketing & Admissions Manager
Mrs P Hatlapa School Shop Manager
Mrs S Gaselee School Shop Assistant

Visiting Music Staff
NAME INSTRUMENT
Mr T Crouter BA Brass
Mrs E Isaac Johnson BMus LGSM ‘Cello
Mrs V Watson BA (Hons) QTS PGCE Clarinet & Saxophone
Mrs J Page BA (Hons) QTS Flute & Recorder
Mr D Harman Classical & Electric Guitar/Ukulele/Rock School
Miss H Butler BA (Hons) Percussion
Mr A Wraight CTABRSM ATCL Percussion/Rock School
Mrs V Harris BA (Hons) Piano
Mrs D Charlesworth AGSM Singing
Ms HC Dearnley BA LTCL Violin

Governance

The Governing Body consists of between 8 and 12 Governors with experience from a wide range of fields, including religion, education and finance. Their roles and responsibilities are set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the school and essentially consist of assuming responsibility for the land, the buildings and the business of the school, while delegating operational executive management to the Headmaster, who is directly accountable to the Governors.
 
The purpose of the Governing Body is to provide strategic direction and oversight of the functioning of the school, whose main aim is to provide an excellent education to the pupils. The Memorandum and Articles of Association of the school, states this aim in these words:
 
‘To carry on with an improved constitution the said School as a school for the education of girls and young children as day scholars and boarders … in accordance with the principles of the Church of England, and to provide a sound religious education, in accordance with said principles, for girls and young children.’
 
St Margaret's is part of the St Mary’s charitable trust and the Governors of the School are entrusted with the objects of the Charity as set out in its Memorandum and Articles of Association. The school is in sound financial health, and the audited accounts are available from the Bursar on request and from the Charity Commission’s website.

For the academic year 2020/21 the Governing Body comprises:

NAME PROFESSION/BACKGROUND IN POST SINCE...
Mr Svante Adde (Chair) Economics & Business Administration November 2018
Mrs Vicky Wilson (Deputy Chair)* Charities/Former Parent June 2007
The Venerable Hedley Ringrose* Religion/Education June 2011
Dr Simon Turton (Chairman of the Finance Committee) Medical/Finance March 2014
Dr Linda Ashton Scientist September 2016
Mr Martin Harris Education January 2017
Mrs Cate Bell Chair of Calne Girls' Association, Trustee of Cane Foundation Trust September 2017
Mrs Pamela Morris-Sykes Finance March 2019
Mrs Tricia Pearce* Education September 2019
Mr Robert Cutler* Human Resources September 2019
Mrs Anne Ferguson OBE Emeritus Governor September 2015
Professor Julia Buckingham Emeritus Governor September 2016
Mr Michael Pipes Emeritus Governor September 2017


*St Margaret's Committee
This provides a good balance of experience and makes for an effective Governing Body, which is tasked to act corporately and objectively in all decision-making. The main Governing Body is supported by a smaller Sub-Committee responsible for finance, the F and GP Committee, and by a Risk Management Committee. Governors are kept abreast of developments in school in regular communications, reports and meetings with the Headmaster and members of the Senior Leadership Team. Governors may be contacted through the Bursar, Mr Danny Boswell, who is Clerk to the Governors.
 
Please click here for an Introduction to the Governors.
 
St Margaret's Preparatory School, a subsidiary of St Mary's School (Calne).
Registered office: Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire
Registered charity number: 309482
Company registration number: 00235572