To contact the Chairman of Governors please write c/o Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4BW.

Senior Staff

Headmaster: A G S Davies, BSc (St Andrews), Cert Mgmt

Bursar and Clerk to the Governors: J Ralfs
Deputy Head (Academic): Dr G Hughes, BA, MSc (Oxford), MPhil, PhD (Cambridge), PGCE (Buckingham)
Deputy Head (Pastoral): N J Brown, BA, PGCE (East Anglia)

Assistant Head (Sixth Form): R B Curtis, BEd (Brighton)
Assistant Head (Academic Studies): P S Jones, BA (Durham), GTP (London), AST
Assistant Head (Co-Curricular): A F J Hunt, BEd (University of South Australia)
Assistant Head (Staff Development and Community Outreach): A D Dix, BSc, PGCE (Loughborough)
Senior Housemaster: J Howorth, BSc (Birmingham), PGCE
Director of Learning Development: A Higgins, BEd (Reading), MSc (Brunel), GDL (Kingston), OCR Cert & OCR Dip SpLD
Director of Sport: D Traynor, BSc, MSc (Exeter), GTP/QTS (St. Mary's Twickenham


Burr Housemaster: A Mallins, BSc (Birmingham), PGCE (Buckingham)
College Housemaster: R B Curtis, BEd (Brighton), PGCE (Leicester)
Everett Housemaster: T M Armstrong, BA (Exeter), BT (U of T Sydney)
Gilson Housemistress: A Higgins, BEd (Reading), MSc (Brunel), GDL (Kingston), OCR Cert & OCR Dip SpLD
Orchard Housemaster: A Moffatt, BA (Oxford Brookes)
Skipwith Housemaster: A P R Duncan, BSc, PGCE (Bath Spa)
Welsh Housemaster: J Howorth, BSc (Birmingham), PGCE
Head of Lower School: T Crisford, BSc (Southampton), GTP (Brunel)

Teaching Staff 

Name Responsibility Qualifications
Adamson, Louise (Mrs) Head of ICT and Computing BSc (Manchester), PGCE (Reading)
Alcock, Chris English BA & PGCE (Reading)
Armstrong, Tom Everett Housemaster, English BA (Exeter), BT (U of T Sydney)
Arney, James English BA (Exeter)
Bayley, Tom Design Technology BSc (Buckingham Chiltern)
Beckett, Sam Assistant Head of Lower School, Head of Rugby, Chemistry  
Bell, Lisa (Mrs) Learning Development (Part-Time) BA (Liverpool), PGCE (Leeds), OCR Cert & OCR Dip SpLD
Bluck, Darius Head of Economics, Everett Assistant Housemaster BA, MA (York), PGCS (Christchurch Cantab)
Brenton, David Learning Development, Physics, Exam Officer, Timetabler BSc (Aberdeen), PGCE (Aberystwyth), OCR Cert & OCR Dip SpLD
Brown, Nick Deputy Head (Pastoral), History BA, PGCE (East Anglia)
Colman-Weller, Lindsay Head of Physics BSc, PGCE (Durham)
Coulehan, Judit (Mrs) Learning Development BEd (ELTE)
Cox, Nikki (Mrs) Learning Development (Part-Time) BSc (Cardiff), PGCE (Cambridge)
Crisford, Tom Physical Education, Head of Lower School Sport BSc (Southampton), GTP (Brunel)
Curran, Richard Director of Music BMus, PGCE (Edinburgh)
Curtis, Richard College Housemaster, Mathematics BEd (Brighton), PGCE (Leicester)
D'Rozario, Robert (Dr) Chemistry BSc (UCL), DPhil, PGCE (Oxford)
Davies, Alison (Mrs) Learning Development (Part-Time) JP, BA Edinburgh, PGCE (Leeds)
Diez-Urkidi, Yonadab Modern Languages Licenciado Biology (Basque Country), MBA (Insituto Empresa), PGCE (Hull), QTS
Dimmick, Adam ICT and Computing, Head of Digital Literacy (KS3) BSc, MSc (Bristol), PGCE (Buckingham)
Dix, Andrew Assistant Head, Physical Education, Mathematics BSc, PGCE (Loughborough)
Duncan, Alex Skipwith Housemaster, Geography BSc, PGCE (Bath Spa)
Ebbage, Richard Head of Psychology, Head of PULSE BSc (Roehampton), MSc (Southampton), GTP
Ebun-Cole, Tiki Modern Languages, Boarding Activities Co-Ordinator BA (Newcastle), PGCE (Leeds)
Elmore, Aled Physics MPhys (Durham), PGCE (Cambridge)
Geyton, Harry Trainee Teacher of Maths BA (Aberystwyth)
Green, Paul Head of History BA (Plymouth), PGCE (Exeter)
Hallam, Eleanor (Mrs) English (Part-Time) BA (Aberystwyth), PGCE (Cantab)
Hallam, Katie (Miss) Head of Art BA (Bishop Grosseteste), PGCE (Cambridge)
Harrison, Carol (Mrs) MFL EdCert (Northumberland), ESOL Celta (Cambridge)
Higgins, Annemarie (Mrs) Gilson Housemistress, Director of Learning Development BEd (Reading), MSc (Brunel), GDL (Kingston), OCR Cert & OCR Dip SpLD
Howorth, Jonnie Welsh Housemaster, Senior Housemaster, Geography, Head of Cricket BSc (Birmingham), PGCE
Hughes, Gareth (Dr) Deputy Head (Academic), Geography BA, MSc (Oxford), MPhil, PhD (Cambridge), PGCE (Buckingham)
Hunt, Alex Assistant Head (Co-Curricular), Head of Design and Technology BEd (University of South Australia)
Johnston, Ross Head of Geography and Travel and Tourism BSc (Reading), PGCE (St Mary's University College), MA(Ed) (St Mary's)
Jones, Paul Assistant Head Academic Studies, Music, Master of Scholars BA (Durham), GTP (London), AST
Khare, Ashok (Dr) Head of Chemistry BSc, MSc, PhD (Mumbai), DTLLS, PTLLS (City and Guilds), MBA (Reading)
Krause, Sarah (Mrs) Art, Head of PSHE BA (Buckinghamshire Chiltern)
Lawson, Grant Biology, Contingent Commander CCF BSc (Swansea), MSc, MPhil (Southampton), PGCE (OU)
Lehane-Kendrick, Chris Mathematics BSc (Bath), PGCE (Bath Spa)
Mackworth-Praed, Hugh Mathematics BSc (Durham), PGCE (Cambridge)
Mallins, Adam Burr Housemaster, Geography and Travel and Tourism BSc (Birmingham), PGCE (Buckingham)
McCraw, Paul History, Head of Football MA (Edinburgh), PGCE (Aberdeen)
Milburn, Marcus Head of Media Studies, College Deputy Housemaster BA (Glamorgan), PCGE (Reading)
Miller, Duncan Second i/c English BA (Bangor), PGCE (Aberystwyth)
Miller, George Physical Education and Burr Assistant Housemaster BSc (Chester)
Moffatt, Adam Biology and Psychology, Orchard Deputy Housemaster BA (Oxford Brookes)
Mordue, Chloe (Miss) Head of Photography, Head of Netball BA (Westminster), GTP (West London)
Morgan, Anne (Mrs) ICT (Part-Time) HND (UWE)
Morgan, Lizzy (Miss) Head of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Assitant Head of PULSE BA, MA (London), PGCE (UCL - IoE)
Muhley, Peter Head of Mathematics, Skipwith Senior Tutor BSc (Loughborough), PGCE (Newcastle University)
Norrington, Kate (Miss) Head of BTEC and Vocational Learning BA (Cardiff)
Nunes, Jenny (Mrs) Head of Drama BA and PGCE (Exeter)
Patrick, Jane (Dr) Physics BSc (Natal, South Africa), PhD (Imperial College London), PGCE (Open University)
Parrott, Justine (Mrs) Head of Modern Languages and Educational Visits Coordinator BA (Essex), PGCE (Oxford Brookes)
Pearson, Sian (Mrs) Drama, Gilson Deputy Housemistress BA (Chichester), PGCE (Buckingham)
Pettifer, Charlie Mathematics BSc (Exeter), PGCE (LSBU)
Olhausen, Ed Business Studies BA, HND (Metropolitan Manchester), PGCE (Reading)
Reynolds, James Head of Biology BSc and PGCE (Durham)
Rose, David Head of BTEC Business, Welsh Assistant Housemaster BA Hons with QTS (UWE)
Satch, Sally (Mrs) Design and Technology  
Settle, Keith Mathematics, Director of Boarding Admissions BSc (York), PGCE (London)
Sharkey, David Head of English BA (University College Dublin), PGCE (King's College London)
Thomas, Keli (Mrs) Art GTP (Reading)
Traynor, Duncan Director of Sport BSc, MSc (Exeter), GTP/QTS (St. Mary's Twickenham)
Wallace, Patricia (Mrs) EAL (Part-Time) BA (Dublin), PGCE (London)
Walter, Tom

Physical Education,
Head of Girls' Games,
Head of Hockey,
Biology and PE

BSc (Exeter)
PGCE (Buckingham)

Ward, Byron Musician in Residence  BA (LCM), PGCE (Bristol)
Wilson, Luke Theology and Philosophy BA (Durham), PGCE (Buckingham)

Please note - Heads of Department are highlighted in bold and Housemasters are in italics.  

Pastoral and Medical Staff

Name Responsibility Qualifications
Knight, Julie (Mrs) College Matron and Domestic Bursar  
Bonser, Henri (Mrs) Burr Matron (Friday and Saturday)  
Blackwell, Sue (Mrs) Orchard Matron  
Cousins, Stephen (Revd) College Chaplain  
Cousins, Marion (Mrs) Lower School Matron  
Fairbairn, Lynne (Mrs) Welsh Resident Matron  
Fitzgerald, Jenny (Mrs) Medical Sister (RGN, RM)  
Kernaghan, Hilary (Miss) Residential Sister  
Miles-Thomas, Jennie (Mrs) Burr Matron (Monday to Thursday)  
Mundy, Debbie (Mrs) Senior Sister (RGN) BA (Reading) PGC (Oxford) MSc (Oxford Brookes)
Porter, Lou (Ms) Gilson Matron  
Strickland, Karen (Ms) Everett Matron  
Tanner, Niki (Ms) Skipwith Matron  
Unwin, Philip (Dr) School Doctor (MB BS, DRCOG)  
Syrett, Alison (Mrs) School Counsellor  

Support Staff

Name Responsibility Qualifications
Arpino, Sue (Mrs) School Secretary  
Ashton, Ben LAMDA Tutor (Saturdays)  
Bayley, Sally (Mrs) Thinking Space Manager BA, PGCE (Stellenbosch), OTTP & QTS (Oxford Brookes)
Bathe-Taylor, Barry Boat Manager  
Blackwell, Graham Site Supervisor  
Brazil, Catherine (Mrs) Finance Assistant  
Brinkman, Sandy ICT Technician  
Brenton, Joan (Mrs) Examination Administrator BA (Open University), TCert (Cambridge)
Buckett, Karen (Mrs) Finance Assistant  
Currie, David Director of Rowing  
Edimoh, Hanna (Mrs) Data Manager BA (Bucharest)
Emmett, Nicky (Mrs) Headmaster's PA BA (Queen Margaret, Edinburgh), PGCert (Chester)
Evans, Richard Assistant Estates Manager BSc (Preston)
Flynn, Moya (Mrs) HR Manager BA (UWE)
Green, Katherine (Mrs) Director of Marketing and External Relations BA (Exeter)
Hedges, Sue (Miss) Assistant Bursar, Finance ACCA
Hemchaoui, Suzanne Catering and Events Manager  
Hine, Vanessa (Mrs) Drama Technician LGSMD
Hutt, Jackie (Dr) Science Technician BA, MMB (Cambridge), MCRP (Royal College of Physicians)
Jenkins, Charlie Strength and Conditioning Coach, Girls' Rowing Coach  
Kemp, Roy Estates Manager BA (Bournemouth)
Macpherson, Steve SSI, DofE Manager and Head of Outdoor Education  
Mearns, Helen (Mrs) Finance Assistant  
Nel, Werner Cover Supervisor BComm Law (University of the Free State), PGCE (UNISA)
O'Toole, Claire (Mrs) Receptionist  
Parker, Rebecca (Mrs) Billing and Credit Control Manager  
Pasmore, Esther (Mrs) Admissions Registrar  
Rapple Moore, Louise (Mrs) Head of Careers  
Robinson, Fiona (Mrs) Marketing and PR Manager BA (Nottingham)
Smith, Suzette (Mrs) Receptionist  
Strudwick, Tom Marketing and Communications Officer BA (East London)
Tate, Chris Senior Science Lab Technician  
Wedge, Dawn (Mrs) Alumni and Events Officer  
White, Anne (Mrs) SEN Administrator/HLTA HLTA
Whitfield, Mike Design Technology Technician  
Williamson, Nicola (Mrs) Laundry Supervisor  
Young, Hayley (Mrs) Assistant Registrar BA (Leeds)

Visiting Music Staff 

Name Instrument Qualifications
Borzone, Ana (Ms) Cello and Lower School Music  
Branch, Gary Woodwind and Lower School Music DPLM (Leeds), LGSM
Brooks, Jon Piano  
Hartnett, Michael Guitar  
Holland, Matt Brass and Lower School Music BMus, MMus
Hughes, Asami Piano and Theory  
Kench, Julie Voice  
Major, David 'Piper' Bagpipes  
Moore, Patrick Electric and Bass Guitar BSc, MBA (London)
Reineke, Laura (Mrs) Violin  
Roper, Lynne (Mrs) Singing MA, MSc, PGCE
Sibley, Elias Guitar  
Stewart, Hamish Drums  
Watts, John Trombone, French Horn and Tuba  
Western, Dan Drums  

Visiting Sports Staff

Name Sport
Ellison, Chris Cricket
Forrester, Joel Hockey
O'Brien, Angela Pilates
9 A full ISI inspection in April 2015 judged Shiplake College as excellent across all nine inspection categories
Responding to a recommendation of the previous inspection, excellent progress has been made in relation to the monitoring of teaching and learning.
ISI Inspection - Spring 2015