Our people make Westbourne the special place that it is

Teaching aids, well-equipped classrooms and modern technology are nothing without the proper calibre of staff and Westbourne's teaching staff is without doubt out greatest asset.

Headmaster

Mr John Hicks M.Ed
Mr John Hicks M.Ed
Headmaster

Mr John Hicks M.Ed, started at Westbourne in September 2004. He was previously Head of Upper Secondary and Head of Campus at the International School of the Regents, Thailand.
Mr Hicks has three children.

Mr P Birbeck
Mr P Birbeck
Head of Senior School

Mr Birbeck MA (Cantab) PGCE has worked at Westbourne for over 14 years since moving to the area with his family; prior to that he lead successful Maths departments in large comprehensive state schools. Mr Birbeck has one daughter.

Mr J Clark
Mr J Clark
Head of Junior School

Mr Clark has been at Westbourne since 2006 and has worked in a number of independent and maintained schools.
He joined the teaching profession in 1998 and has two teenage sons.

Mr A Tedcastle
Mr A Tedcastle
Deputy Head of Junior School

Mr Tedcastle BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS has been at Westbourne for the past 12 years and Deputy Head for the past seven years. He is also an active member of our Senior Management Team. Mr Tedcastle has a daughter and a baby son.

Governors

Mr Peters
Mr Peters
Chair of Governors

A current parent of two boys in the Senior School. Dorrien Peters joined the Governing Body in March 2020. Originally qualified as an electronic engineer, Dorrien made a career change and has been a solicitor for nearly 20 years. He is ...

Mrs A McKinna
Mrs A McKinna
Deputy Chair/Parent of former Head Boy

Mr G Day
Mr G Day
Current Grandparent

Retired businessman Glenn joined the Board of Governors in April 2017. He brings with him a wealth of experience in marketing, sales and business development.
In May 2017 Glenn was appointed Vice President of Sheffield United FC.

Mr A Eaton
Mr A Eaton
Former Pupil

A former pupil and former parent. After 20 years living in the south of England Andrew moved back to Sheffield in 2008 so that his children, George and Sophie, could attend Westbourne. Andrew is a Financial Accountant.

Mr I Wileman
Mr I Wileman
Former Headmaster

Ian is the Sheffield Hallam University Link Tutor for trainee teachers, where he is also an Associate Lecturer. Ian was Head Teacher at Dore Primary School from 1986 to 2008 & a mentor to Head Teachers for the LEA for 10 years.

Mr M Schofield
Mr M Schofield
Current parent

Marcus Schofield is a parent of both a past pupil and a current pupil of the school giving him a 12 year connection with Westbourne. With over 24 years in media working with regional news brands such as the Yorkshire Post, Sheffield Star...

Dr J Leatherland
Dr J Leatherland
Current parent

PhD Autism & Education. A Governor since 2019. With a special interest in mental well being, Julia is passionate about empowering pupils to achieve their potential through the provision of appropriate support & enabling environments.

Ms S Whittaker
Ms S Whittaker
University of Sheffield

Sue’s career has been spend working in marketing and publicity. She spent 10 years working as Head of Student Recruitment and Marketing at the University of Sheffield before taking early retirement in August 2020 and joining the governin...

Mr D Horner
Mr D Horner
Current Parent

Parent of two. Duncan joined us in 2021.
Marketing leader in consumer brands, athletic events, entertainment properties & regional non-profit for extended learning.

Mr A Boyer
Mr A Boyer
Assistant Headteacher, Former Headmaster

Adrian Boyer, father of two teenage boys, joined our governing body in 2021. Currently working as an Assistant Headteacher at the Sheffield Inclusion Centre, Adrian was formerly an Independent School Headteacher and ISI inspector. 

Mr Lidster
Mr Lidster
Current Parent

Senior Management Team
Mr J B Hicks Headmaster
Mr A Tedcastle Deputy Head of Junior School
Mr P Birbeck Head of Senior School
Mrs V Khan Bursar and Registrar
Mrs N Day Assistant Head for Well Being and Pastoral Care in Senior School
Mr P Bunton Director of Studies - Senior School and Head of Maths
Mr J Clark Head of Junior School
Mrs L Harper Marketing Consultant
Pre-School
Mrs E Rees-Oxley BSc PGCE Advanced Early Years Head of Early Years & SENCo
Miss R Hall NVQ Level 3 Deputy Pre-School Leader
Mr S Watson HLTA Level 2 EYFS Practitioner
Miss L Sizer BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies EYFS Practitioner
Miss C Channer - Old Westbournian EYFS Practitioner
Miss E Cunningham - Old Westbournian EYFS Practitioner
Junior School
Mrs A Longley BA (Hons) MA, PGCE Year 1
Miss J Vickers BA (Hons) QTS Year 1
Mr B Bray BA (Hons) Cache Level 3 Year 1 TA/After School Club
Mrs C Swift Foundation degree in Education Year 2 TA
Mr M Hawker BA (Hons) PG DipEd MA Year 2
Miss N Hinchliffe BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS - Old Westbournian Games Teacher & TA
Mr G Magenty BMus (Hons) PGCE QTS Forest School
Miss I Fay BA (Hons) QTS Year 3
Mrs C Whitmore BEd (Hons) Year 4
Mrs J Paul BA (Hons) PGCE QTS Year 5
Mr A Tedcastle BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS Year 5
Mrs K Moss (BA (Hons) QTS Year 6
Mr R Lomax MA, BA (Hons) PGCE Year 6/ JS Science and Computing co-ordinator
Mr M Woodward BA (Hons), MSc, PGCE Music
Mrs S Foster-Major B Ed (Hons)QTS Drama
Mme V Hinchliffe Maîtrise (Rennes) QTS French
Mrs D Loasby BA (Hons) PGCE QTS Design Technology
Mr N Elvidge Latham BSc (Hons) PGCE Games and PE
Mrs L Mirfin BSc (Hons) PGCE Games and PE
Mrs S Fairbank BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS Science
Ms Carol Longmire SEND/MAPS
Mrs K Lillywhite BA (Hons) PGCE QTS Learning Support
Senior School
Mr M Farn BA (Hons) PGCE Art & Design
Mr C Bell BA (Hons) PGCE Design Technology
Mrs N Rigby BA (Hons) PGCE Drama & Religion
Miss C Smith BA (Hons) PGCE English
Mrs D Loane BA (Hons) PGCE English & Film
Mrs D Loasby BA (Hons) PGCE Food Technology
Mrs V Hinchliffe Maîtrise (Rennes) French
Miss N Leyland English
Mr I Davey BA (Hons) PGCE Geography
Mr S Glover BSc (Hons) Geography, History & Games
Miss K Baker MA, MA, PGCE Computer Studies
Mr P Bunton BA (Hons) PGCE Mathematics
Mr P Birbeck MA (Cantab) PGCE Mathematics
Mr G Beckett Cert Ed Mathematics
Mr C Allison MA BA Mathematics
Mr C Motley BEd Mathematics & Games
Mrs M Pritchett BA (Hons) PGCE Music
Mr A Collis BMus (Hons) Music
Mr N Elvidge Latham BEd (Hons) PGCE PE & Games
Mrs L Mirfin BSc (Hons) PGCE PE & Games
Miss V Pursehouse BSc (Hons) PGCE PE & Games
Mrs C Woodger PE & Games
Mrs R Wilcox BA (Hons) PGCE PSHEE & Post 16
Dr A Twitty PhD BSc (Hons) PGCE Science
Mr A Brown BSc (Hons) PGCE Science
Mrs N Staff BSc (Hons) Science
Mrs S Fairbank BSc (Hons) PGCE Science
Mr S Roberts BA (Hons) PGCE Spanish/French
Mrs R Wilcox BA (Hons) PGCE Spanish & French
Music Staff
Mr J Green BA (Hons) Drums
Mr K Walker Guitar
Mr C Walker Guitar
Miss G Walters BMus (Hons) Singing
Ms C Burchell BA (Hons) CT ABRSM Violin
Mr B Petty BA (Hons) Piano
Mr B Winter Woodwind & Brass
Support Staff
Mr A Wraith Curriculum Support Technician
Mrs L Korgul ASC/Lunch time Support NVQ Level 3
Mrs C Longmire HLTA, Dyslexia & Literacy Level 4
Mrs K Hales PG Dip Literacy & Dyslexia.
Mr J Jewitt BCS (Hons) Games Support
Administration/Technicians/Maintenance
Mrs L Brittle PA to the Headmaster/Office Administrator
Mrs F Walker Senior School Secretary LCCI Private Sec Cert.
Mrs J Kersley BA (Hons) Junior School Secretary
Mrs C Whitehead Admissions/Admin Assistant
Mr S Needham Network Manager
Mr D Lawless Finance Assistant
Mr G Dodds Caretaker
Mr N Lynch Groundsman

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