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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.

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.

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 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
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

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

Dr Sarah Costen
Dr Sarah Costen
Current Parent

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 Headmaster
Mr Paddy Birbeck Head of Senior School
Miss Natalie Cox Assistant Head for Well Being and Pastoral Care - Senior School
Mr Jon Clark Head of Junior School
Mr Adrian Tedcastle Deputy Head of Junior School
Mrs Rebecca Wilcox Director of Futures
Mr Adam Anderson Bursar and Registrar
Junior School
Mrs Laura Beaumont BA (Hons) Early Childhood StudiesBA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH Reception teacher
Mr Scott Watson HLTA Level 2 Reception TA
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
Miss Emily Heath 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
Mrs Emma Rees-Oxley BSc PGCE Advanced Early Years 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
Miss Hannah Thompson-Smith BA (Hons), 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 SENDCo Years 1 to 6
Senior School
Mr Matthew Farn BA (Hons) PGCE Art & Design
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 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
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 Specialist Teacher for Literacy and Numeracy
Mrs Sarah Houdmont Specialist Teacher for Literacy and Numeracy
Mrs Kate Barrett SENDCo Years 7-11
Mrs Anna Shirley Marketing Manager
Mrs Fiona Walker PA to the Headmaster/Office Administrator
Mrs Fiona Walker, LCCI Private Sec Cert. Senior School Secretary
Mrs Laura Brittle Junior School Secretary
Mrs Carla Whitehead Admissions/Admin Assistant
Mr Steven Needham Network Manager
Mr Daniel Lawless Finance Assistant
Mr David Henry Caretaker
Mr Noel Lynch Groundsman
Mr Mathew Naughton Minibus Driver
Mr Paul Fox Minibus Driver

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