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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 are our greatest asset.


Mr Chris Hattam
Mr Chris Hattam

Mr Chris Hattam joined Westbourne in September 2022. He was previously Head of The Elms, an independent, co-educational preparatory school in Herefordshire. He has three teenage children.

Miss Natalie Cox
Miss Natalie Cox
Deputy Head of the Whole School

Miss Cox BA (Hons) PGCE NPQH has been at Westbourne since 2011, having worked in the independent & state sector, and for the Local Authority. Achieving the National Professional Qualification for Headship in 2022. Natalie has two daughters.

Mr Paddy Birbeck
Mr Paddy 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 Jon Clark
Mr Jon 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 Adrian Tedcastle
Mr Adrian 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.

Mrs Rebecca Wilcox
Mrs Rebecca Wilcox
Director of Futures

Mrs Wilcox was a Spanish teacher and then Head of Languages for some years before becoming Head of PSHE, Post-16 & Careers in 2017. She is an active member of our School Management Team. Mrs Wilcox and her husband have three sons.


Mr Dorrien Peters
Mr Dorrien Peters
Chair of Governors

A current parent of two boys in the Senior School. Dorrien Peters joined the Governing Body in March 2020. He has been a solicitor for nearly 20 years and is a commercial disputes partner at a leading national law firm.

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

Non Executive Director for a number of different organisations specialising in growth and transformation
Parent of previous Head Boy

Mr Ian Wileman
Mr Ian Wileman

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 Marcus Schofield
Mr Marcus 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...

Mr Duncan Horner
Mr Duncan Horner

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

Mr Adrian Boyer
Mr Adrian Boyer

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 Ashley Lidster
Mr Ashley Lidster

Dr Sarah Costen
Dr Sarah Costen

Mum of two teenage boys, Sarah joined us in 2021. She has been a GP partner for 12 years and a GP trainer in a busy Sheffield practice.

Dr Andrea Subryan
Dr Andrea Subryan
Current parent

Andrea, a parent of two senior school pupils. Joined the governing body in 2022. Transitioning from a 10-year career in Family Law to her current roles as Senior Lecturer and the Equality, Diversity, & Inclusivity lead at Sheffield Hallam.

Senior Management Team
Mr Chris Hattam BA (Hons) Headmaster
Miss Natalie Cox BA (Hons) PGCE NPQH Deputy Head of the Whole School.
Mr Paddy Birbeck MA (Cantab) PGCE Head of Senior School
Mr Jon Clark Head of Junior School
Mr Adrian Tedcastle BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS Deputy Head of Junior School
Mrs Rebecca Wilcox Director of Futures
Mr Adam Anderson Bursar and Registrar
Junior School
Jon Clark Head of Junior School
Mrs Katrina Lillywhite BA (Hons) QTS SENDCo Reception - 6
Mrs Laura Beaumont BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons), PGCE Reception Teacher
Mr Scott Watson HLTA Level 2 Reception TA
Miss Emily Vaughan BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS Year 1 Teacher
Mrs Cheryl Swift Foundation degree in Education HLTA Reception - Year 4
Mr Matthew Hawker BA (Hons), PGDipEd, MA Year 2 Teacher
Miss Emily Heath BA (Hons) QTS Year 2 Teacher
Mrs Natalie Walker BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS - Old Westbournian Games Teacher & HLTA
Mr Ben Bray BA (Hons) Cache Level 3 TA/After School Club
Mr Gavin Magenty BMus (Hons) PGCE QTS, Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Head of Outdoor Learning
Miss Amelia Wright BA (Hons) QTS Year 3 Teacher
Mrs Catherine Whitmore BEd (Hons) Year 4 Teacher
Mrs Emma Rees-Oxley BSc PGCE QTS Advanced Early Years Year 4 Teacher
Mr Adrian Tedcastle BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS Year 5 Teacher
Dr Jonathan Hounsome PhD BSc (Hons) PGCE Year 6 Teacher
Mrs Julie Paul BA (Hons) PGCE QTS Year 6 Teacher
Miss Cordelia King BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS Year 3 Teacher, Junior School Science Coordinator
Ms Hannah Thompson-Smith BA (Hons), PGCE with specialist strings Music Teacher
Mrs Sallianne Foster-Major B Ed (Hons) Primary Education Drama/DT Teacher
Mme Valerie Hinchliffe Maîtrise (Rennes) QTS French Teacher
Mr Nigel Elvidge Latham BSc (Hons) PGCE Games and PE Teacher
Mrs Laura Mirfin BSc (Hons) PGCE Games and PE Teacher
Elizabeth Ogden TA. Games Coach
Senior School
Mr Paddy Birbeck MA (Cantab) PGCE Head of Senior School - Mathematics
Mr Matthew Farn BA (Hons) PGCE Art & Design
Miss Judy Hawdon BA (Hons) PGCE Art & Design
Mrs Nicola Rigby BA (Hons) PGCE Drama & Religion Studies
Miss Charlotte Smith BA (Hons) PGCE Head of English
Mrs Lee Moss BA (Hons) PGCE Scholarship Coordinator and English Teacher
Mrs Natalie Leyland BA (Hons) MA English
Mrs Deborah Loane BA (Hons) PGCE English & Film
Mrs Deborah Loasby BA (Hons) PGCE Food Technology
Mr Ian Davey BA (Hons) PGCE Geography
Mr Philippe Clayton BA (Hons) PGCE History
Mr Sam Glover BSc (Hons) QTS Pastoral Leader, Designated Safeguarding Deputy, PSHE and Games Teacher.
Miss Katie Baker MA, MA, PGCE Computer Studies
Mr James Biggane BA (Hons) PGCE Head of Mathematics. Games Teacher
Mr Max Binns BEng (Hons)/MSc/PGCE Mathematics
Mr Chris Motley B Ed (Hons) Mathematics & Games
Mrs Marie Pritchett BA (Hons) PGCE Music
Mr Andy Collis BMus (Hons) Music
Mr Nigel Elvidge Latham BEd (Hons) PGCE PE & Games
Mrs Laura Mirfin BSc (Hons) PGCE PE & Games
Miss Victoria Pursehouse BSc (Hons) PGCE PE & Games
Dr Anne Twitty PhD BSc (Hons) PGCE Science and Natural History
Mrs Nikki Staff BSc (Hons) QTS Science
Mrs Marie Bisby BSc (Hons) PGCE Science
Mrs Sam Fairbank BSc (Hons) PGCE Science
Mrs Louise Luck BA (Hons) PGCE French
Mrs Valerie Hinchliffe Maîtrise (Rennes) French
Mr Simon Roberts BA (Hons) MA PGDE Spanish & French
Mrs Rebecca Wilcox BA (Hons) PGCE Spanish & French, PSHEE & Post 16
Kate Barrett BSc (Hons) PGCE SENDCo Years 7 -11
Mrs Louise Usher SEND HLTA
Support Staff
Mr Adrian Wraith Curriculum Support Technician
Mrs Liliana Korgul ASC/Lunch time Support NVQ Level 3
Mrs Kathryn Hales Specialist Teacher for Literacy and Numeracy
Mrs Sarah Houdmont Specialist Teacher for Literacy and Numeracy
Mrs Fiona Walker, LCCI Private Sec Cert. PA to Headmaster / Senior School Secretary
Mrs Laura Brittle Junior School Secretary
Mrs Carla Whitehead Admissions Manager
Mrs A Shirley BA (Hons) Marketing and Communications Manager
Mr Steven Needham Network Manager
Mrs Sarah Ford Exams Manager
Tom Leatherland ICT Technician
Mr Daniel Lawless Finance Assistant
Mr David Henry Caretaker
Mr Noel Lynch Groundsman
Mr Michalis Kallis Minibus Driver
Mr Paul Fox Minibus Driver
Music Staff
Mr Keith Ramskill Drums
Mr Kevin Walker Guitar
Mr Chris Walker Guitar
Miss Gina Walters BMus (Hons) Singing
Miss Debra Finch Singing
Ms Catherine Burchell BA (Hons) CT ABRSM Violin
Mr Brandon Petty BA (Hons) Piano
Mr Brian Winter Woodwind & Brass
Mr Nathaniel Blakesley Cello Teacher

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