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It is 'our people' that make us special. Durham School staff are all skilled practitioners, each with a passion for Durham School.
Our teachers and coaches love their subject or sport and have a burning desire to enthuse the pupils they teach.

Creating inspiring lessons which expose pupils to a range of media and learning styles, they aim to help young people of all abilities to develop learning habits which will not only lead them to exam success but stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.

As well as their own subject specialisms, our staff bring a diverse range of talents and contacts to Durham School which help enrich the life of the school - from arranging special trips, sporting events or learning challenges to staging concerts, exhibitions and school plays.

Teachers, tutors, house parents and management teams also work collaboratively to create a positive and purposeful atmosphere where young people feel happy and valued, can express their individuality and learn to conduct themselves with maturity, courtesy and respect, whilst developing a quiet ‘confidence for life’.

If you're interested in working with us, please browse our latest vacancies.

Senior Management Team

Mr KJ McLaughlin MA


Mr JM Webb MA

Deputy Headmaster [Academic]

Dr JM Burns BA PHD

Deputy Headmistress [Pastoral]

Dr M P Alderson BA MA PHD

Senior Master [i.c. Boarding], Senior Housemaster School

Mrs D Leigh BA FCA


Mr PC Gerrard BEd

Head of Sixth Form

Mrs S Harrod BA QTS

Head of Bow

Mr N Millen

Director of International Operations

Mrs KL Rochester BA

Director of Co-Curriculum, Senior Housemistress Pimlico

Mrs E Cathrae

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Mr A Beales

Director of Development

Administrative Staff

Mrs J Green

Bow Head's PA

Ms L Jackson

Marketing Assistant

Mrs S Langthorne

Admissions Officer

Mrs D Leigh BA FCA


Mr C Looker

Print Manager

Mr N Millen

Director of Operations

Mrs E Cathrae

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Mrs D Stanford

Assistant Development Director

Mrs S Spence

Headmaster's PA

Mrs E Mussell

Assistant Bursar

Mrs G Wotton

Exams and Data Assistant

Mrs K Hunt

Admissions Officer

Art and Design and Photography

Mr MCT Baldwin BA

Head of Art and Design

Mr M Clayton BA

Mrs NJ Thompson BA, MA

Senior Housemistress MacLeod/Head of PSHE Education

Mr M Younger BA

Assistant Housemaster Poole


Mr M F Burke BSc

Head of Biology

Mr M Smith BSc

Mr P Sturt BSc

Deputy Housemaster School, O/C CCF, DoE co-ordinator

Bow Classoom Assistants

Miss M Cleasby

Mrs G Fletcher

SEN co-ordinator

Mrs J Garfoot

Miss D Nattrass

Mrs F Lee


Mrs T Moore BSc, Mchem

Head of Science, Head of Chemistry

Mr A R Wallace BSc

Mrs F Gowland BSc


Miss K Baylis BA, MA

Mr C Hope BA MA M Phi

Head of Classics


Miss B Yates BA

Mr EC Bryant BSc

Head of Rowing

Mr M Fishwick

Head of Cricket

Mrs S Sweeting



Miss A Parkin BA

Head of Drama, Assistant Head of Middle School

Economic and Business Studies

Mr OJ Hughes BA

Head of Economics and Business Studies, Head of Lower School

Mr A Gouge BA

Mr S Wardle BA

Mrs V Turnbull BA


Mrs F Swan BA

Head of English

Mrs E Melville BA MA

Mr D Reith MA

Senior Housemaster Poole

Mr S Thompson BA

Deputy Housemaster Caffinites

Mr P Jennings MA

English as an Additional Language

Mrs C Piñán BA

Estates Staff

Mr B M Hunter BSc, MCIOB

Estates Manager

Mr B Boustead


Mr G Ditchburn

Maintenance Craftsman

Mr G Gamble

Maintenance Craftsman

Mr D Merrigan


Mr H Shannon

Maintenance Craftsman

Mr R Wilson

Maintenance Craftsman

Mr D Keeler

Maintenance Assistant


Dr C Scott-Warburton BSc PhD

Head of Geography

Miss S A Buist BA

History and Politics

Mr D Tyreman BA, MA

Head of History, Head of Middle School

Mr S McNair BA MSc

Head of Politics

Mr JM Webb MA

Deputy Headmaster [Academic]

House Matrons

Mrs E Arkley BA


Mrs I Relph


Mrs J Haley


Mrs S Taylor


Information Communication Technology

Mr A McMillan BSc

Head of ICT

Learning Support

Mrs J Wood BA

Miss J Thoy BEd

Mr MO Stephens BA, MA


Mr C S Fordyce BS

Senior Housemaster Caffinites

Mr S Wright BSc

Mr T Middleton BSc

Head of Mathematics

Mrs M C Gordon BA

Assistant Head of Lower School

Medical Centre Staff

Mrs A Dutton RGN


Mrs P Abbott BA, Cert.Ed RGN

Nurse, Junior Housemistress Macleod

Modern Languages

Mrs K Wilkinson BA

Head of Modern Languages,

Dr J Burns BA PhD

Deputy Headmistress [Pastoral]

Dr M P Alderson BA MA PHD

Senior Master, Senior Housemaster School

Miss LJ Hinde MA

Mrs C Piñán BA

Subject leader Spanish

Mrs CL Eccleston BA


Mr RA Muttitt BMus, MA, ARCO

Director of Music, Director of Scholars

Mrs C Summers BA

Mrs EP Murray BA, LRSM

Assistant Director of Music

PE and Games

Mr MI Bedworth BA

Head of Boys Games

Mr P Dias BSc

Junior Housemaster School

Mr PC Gerrard Bed

Head of Academic PE, Head of Sixth Form

Mrs KE Dougall BA

Head of Girls Games

Mrs KL Rochester BA

Senior Housemistress Pimlico House, Director of Co-Curriculum


Mr T Williams BSc

Mr A Smith BSc

Head of Physics


Miss S Watchman BSc

Mr B Brownlee BA

Head of Psychology, Assistant Head of Sixth Form, EPQ co-ordinator, Elite-course co-ordinator

Religious Studies


Chaplain, Head of Religious Studies, Philosophy & Ethics

Miss T Black BA MA

Resident Tutors

Miss R Dean

Pimlico Resident Tutor

Miss A Landert

Tutor in Residence

Miss H Inntjore

Tutor in Residence

Mr C Stubbings

Tutor in Residence

School Marshall

Mr P R Atkinson


Technical Staff

Mr P Sanderson BSc, Dip Comp

Head of Digital Strategy

Mrs P Hughes

Senior Laboratory Technician

Miss F Kelly BA

Laboratory Technican

Mr D Burton

Laboratory Technician

Mr D Wood

ICT Apprentice Technician

Mr J Renshaw BA


Mr M Ridsdale

Network Manager

Visiting Music Staff

Miss K Buzzard


Mr B Stewart


Mr C Senior

French Horn

Mr D Dixon

Drum Kit

Mr J Milgate


Mr L Watson

Clarinet & Saxophone

Mr M Haynes


Mr P Coulson


Mr P Cull


Mr R Woods


Mr S Wilson


Mr V Bojkova


Mr V Fleming

Violin / Viola

Mr W Watson


Mrs C Slater


Mrs E Leckie

Cello and Piano

Mrs J Woods


Mrs L Layfied

Clarinet & Saxophone

Mrs S Ferris


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