Staff and Governance

Our dedicated staff are loved by the children and parents alike. We have a high staff/child ratio ensuring that the children’s academic and pastoral needs are well cared for.

Our goal is to teach to the highest standards the many subjects we offer so that children pass examinations successfully. We attach equal importance to inspiring your children with enthusiasm and a love of learning which will be an asset for life.

Northbourne Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all members of staff, teaching or non-teaching have undertaken an enhanced DBS check.

Governing Body 2020/21

Governing Body  

President – The Lady Northbourne

The Governing Body


Chair of Governors
Stephanie Loomis    see more ...



Chair of the Finance & General Purposes Committee (F&GP)
Anthony Lucas    see more ...





 Susie Barter - Safeguarding and Child Protection  see more ...



 Stefania Buras-Rees   see more ...


 Ben Hutchinson    see more ...


Marco Keir    see more ...


Marian Nairac    see more ...


Fiona Poole


Jo-Anne Tharp-Skelton    see more ...



The Chair of Governors can be contacted by writing to:
The Chair of Governors
Northbourne Park school
Kent  CT14 0NW


Teaching Staff

Headmaster – Sebastian Rees BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH

Teaching Staff (Prep School)

Janet Carpenter - BA (Hons) Diploma SEN, NPQH (Head of Learning Support)
Dominic Chambers – BSc (Hons), QTS (Junior Form Teacher)
Elisa Esteve – BSc, PGCE (Spanish)  
Alison Goodall – BA (Hons), PGCE (Director of Studies and Head of English) 
Elizabeth Hayes – MA, BSc, PGCE (R.S.) (Head of Geography and Religious Studies)
Naomi Honour – BA (Hons), PGCE (Head of Music)
Marie Hutchinson - Licence ( TB) Maitrise (TB),  (Head of Modern Languages)   
Anne-Sophie Martindale – BA, PGCE (Art)
Alice McGeoch – BSc (Hons), PGCE Head of Science
Sophie Papougnot – BTS, Diploma (OU), TEFL (Head of Section Française Bilingue)
Patrick Papougnot Maitrise ès Sciences Naturelles (French classes Maths, Science)
Craig Riley – BA, (Director of Sport)
Christie Riley – BA, (Junior Subjects Head of History and Girls’ Games)
Dale Spencer – BSc, PGCE (Deputy Head)
Vivienne Withey – BA, PGCE (Junior Form Teacher and Girls’ Games)

Teaching Staff (Pre-Prep School)

Head of Department – Gillian Rees BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH
Nicole Marsh – BA Ed  (Hons)
Fiona Richardson - BSc, PGCE
Richard Smith – BSc (Hons), PGCE
Sue Beevers – Teaching Assistant
Joanne Cliff – Teaching Assistant
Christine Cook – Teaching Assistant
Carla Herring – Teaching Assistant
Kathryn Morton  – Teaching Assistant
Dee Wilson – Nursery Nurse

Visiting Teachers

James Bellas – Spanish guitar
Christopher Berriman – Brass/Organ
John Cullis – Cello                 
Gawain Douglas – Singing
Nicolette Douglas – Piano
Amanda Gregory – Strings / Woodwind
Mark Gregson – LAMDA
Dave White – Percussion
Sophie Williamson – Percussion (pre-prep department)
Amanda Wyatt – Violin

Non-Teaching Staff

Shaun Carlton – ICT Manager
Jazmin Cioffi – Learning Support
Elisa Esteve – Head of Boarding
Emmeline Henderson – Pre-Prep Administrator
Graham Hogben – Maintenance
Jackie Jones – School Administrator & Admissions
Sophie Mann – Graduate Assistant
Caroline Meadows – Accounts Assistant
Callum Meadows – Graduate Assistant
Jason Merry - Maintenance
Kelly Moores – Bursar
Cara Nicoll – Housemistress
                  – Marketing & Lettings Co-ordinator, Alumni Secretary
Laura Sanchez – Graduate Assistant
Maureen White – School Matron
The Rev. Nigel Hale – Chaplain

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