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.


Mr John Hicks
Mr John Hicks

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 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.


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 Glenn Day
Mr Glenn 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 Andrew Eaton
Mr Andrew 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 Ian Wileman
Mr Ian 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 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...

Dr Julia Leatherland
Dr Julia 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 Sue Whittaker
Ms Sue 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 Duncan Horner
Mr Duncan 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 Adrian Boyer
Mr Adrian 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 Ashley Lidster
Mr Ashley Lidster
Current Parent

Senior Management Team
Mr John B Hicks Headmaster
Mr Paddy Birbeck Head of Senior School
Miss Natalie Cox Assistant Head for Well Being and Pastoral Care - Senior School
Mr Paul Bunton Director of Studies - Senior School
Mr Jon Clark Head of Junior School
Mr Adrian Tedcastle Deputy Head of Junior School
Mrs Vina Khan Bursar and Registrar
Mrs Emma Rees-Oxley BSc PGCE Advanced Early Years Head of Early Years & SENCo
Miss Rebecca Hall NVQ Level 3 Deputy Pre-School Leader
Mr Scott Watson HLTA Level 2 EYFS Practitioner
Mrs Laura Beaumont BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies EYFS Practitioner
Mrs Lynda Bolderson EYFS Practitioner
Miss Emma Walsh EYFS Practitioner
Miss Emily Heath Reception TA
Junior School
Mrs Amy Longley BA (Hons) MA, PGCE Year 1
Miss Joanne Vickers BA (Hons) QTS Year 1
Miss Emily Vaughan BA Year 1 TA
Miss Lydia Lockhart Year 1 TA
Mrs Cheryl Swift Foundation degree in Education Year 2 TA
Mr Matthew Hawker BA (Hons) PG DipEd MA Year 2
Mrs Natalie Walker BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS - Old Westbournian Games Teacher & TA
Mr Ben Bray BA (Hons) Cache Level 3 TA/After School Club
Mr Gavin Magenty BMus (Hons) PGCE QTS Forest School
Miss Amelia Wright BA (Hons) QTS Year 3
Mrs Catherine Whitmore BEd (Hons) Year 4
Mr Adrian Tedcastle BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS Year 5
Mrs Julie Paul BA (Hons) PGCE QTS Year 6
Miss Cordelia King MA, BSc Year 6/JS Science and Computing co-ordinator
Mr Michael Woodward BA (Hons), MSc, PGCE Music
Mrs Sallianne Foster-Major B Ed (Hons)QTS Drama/DT
Mme Valerie Hinchliffe Maîtrise (Rennes) QTS French
Mr Nigel Elvidge Latham BSc (Hons) PGCE Games and PE
Mrs Laura Mirfin BSc (Hons) PGCE Games and PE
Mrs Katrina Lillywhite BA (Hons) PGCE QTS SENco Learning Support
Senior School
Mr Matthew Farn BA (Hons) PGCE Art & Design
Mr Chris Bell BA (Hons) PGCE Design Technology
Mrs Nicola Rigby BA (Hons) PGCE Drama & Religion
Miss Charlotte Smith BA (Hons) PGCE English
Mrs Deborah Loane BA (Hons) PGCE English & Film
Mrs Deborah Loasby BA (Hons) PGCE Food Technology
Mrs Valerie Hinchliffe Maîtrise (Rennes) French
Miss Natalie Leyland English
Mr Ian Davey BA (Hons) PGCE Geography
Mr Sam Glover BSc (Hons) Geography, History & Games
Miss Katie Baker MA, MA, PGCE Computer Studies
Mr Paul Bunton BA (Hons) PGCE Mathematics
Mr Paddy Birbeck MA (Cantab) PGCE Mathematics
Mr Max Binns BA/MSc 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
Mrs Charlotte Woodger PE & Games
Dr Anne Twitty PhD BSc (Hons) PGCE Science
Mr Adam Brown BSc (Hons) PGCE Science
Mrs Nikki Staff BSc (Hons) Science
Mrs Marie Bisby BSc Science
Mrs Sam Fairbank BSc (Hons) PGCE Science
Mrs Louise Luck BA French
Mr Simon Roberts BA (Hons) PGCE Spanish & French
Mrs Rebecca Wilcox BA (Hons) PGCE Spanish & French, PSHEE & Post 16
Music Staff
Mr Joe Green BA (Hons) 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
Support Staff
Mr Adrian Wraith Curriculum Support Technician
Mrs Liliana Korgul ASC/Lunch time Support NVQ Level 3
Mrs Kathryn Hales PG Dip Literacy & Dyslexia.
Mrs Helen Fagbohun SENco
Mrs Sarah Houdmont Learning Support
Dr Kate Wrennall Senco & Learning Support
Miss Lucy Harper Marketing Consultant
Mrs Laura Brittle PA to the Headmaster/Office Administrator
Mrs Fiona Walker, LCCI Private Sec Cert. Senior School Secretary
Mrs Jane Kersley BA (Hons) Junior School Secretary
Mrs Carla Whitehead Admissions/Admin Assistant
Mr Steven Needham Network Manager
Mr Daniel Lawless Finance Assistant
Mr Glyn Dodds Caretaker
Mr Noel Lynch Groundsman
Mr Mathew Naughton Minibus Driver
Mr Paul Fox Minibus Driver

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