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Staff

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

KJ McLaughlin MA

Headmaster

hmsec@durhamschool.co.uk

Mrs SL Harrod BA

Headmistress of Bow

bow@durhamschool.co.uk

AJ Pearson BSc

Deputy Headmaster [Academic]

Dr JM Burns BA PhD

Deputy Headmistress [Pastoral]

Dr MP Alderson BA MA PhD

Deputy Headmaster [Staff]

Mrs D Leigh BA FCA

Bursar

PC Gerrard BEd

Head of Sixth Form

Mrs KL Rochester BA

Director of Co-Curriculum, Senior Housemistress Pimlico

Col. N Millen OBE

Director of Operations

Mrs E Cathrae

Director of Admissions and Marketing

A Beales MSci MInstF(dip)

Director of Development

Administrative Staff

Miss R Sanderson

Receptionist

Mrs J Green BA

Bow Head's PA

bow@durhamschool.co.uk

Mrs J Reeves BSc MSc

Headmaster's PA

hmsec@durhamschool.co.uk

Mrs D Leigh BA FCA

Bursar

Mrs E Mussell

Assistant Bursar

Mrs E Cathrae

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Mrs S Langthorne

International Admissions Officer

admissions@durhamschool.co.uk

Mrs K Hunt BA

Admissions Officer

admissions@durhamschool.co.uk

Miss R Langthorne BSc

Marketing/Social Media Assistant

Col. N Millen OBE

Director of Operations

A Beales MSci MInstF(dip)

Director of Development

Mrs D Stanford BA

Assistant Development Director and Events Manager

C Looker

Print Manager

Mrs G Wotton BA

Examinations' Officer

Art and Design and Photography

MCT Baldwin BA

Head of Art and Design

MJ Clayton BA

Mrs NJ Thompson BA, MA

Senior Housemistress MacLeod, Head of PSHE Education

M Younger BA

Senior Housemaster School

Biology

MF Burke BSc

Head of Biology, Head of Lower School

Dr M Smith BSc PhD

Deputy Housemaster Poole

PD Sturt BSc

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

Bow Classoom Assistants

Miss M Cleasby

Mrs G Fletcher

Learning Support Assistant

Miss D Nattrass

Mrs F Lee

Mrs S Parker

Chemistry

Mrs TL Moore BSc, MChem

Head of Science, Head of Chemistry

AR Wallace BSc

Mrs FJ Gowland BSc

Classics

C Hope BA MA MPhil

Head of Classics, Deputy Head of VI & Elite Applications' Coordinator

Miss KE Addison BA MA

Mrs AM Warne BA

Director of Teaching & Learning

Coaches

DM Rumble BSc

Resident Tutor School

EC Bryant BSc MSc

Head of Rowing

M Fishwick

Head of Cricket

Mrs NC Fordyce

Swimming, Director of International Pupils

Mrs S Sweeting

Netball

Drama

Mrs A Brownlee BA

Head of Drama

Miss B Yates BA MA

Mrs K Gatziou-Gidopoulos

Visiting Drama Staff

Economic and Business Studies

A Graham BA

Head of Economics and Business Studies

A Gouge BA

Miss JM Little BSc

English

Mrs F Swan BA

Head of English

Mrs E Melville BA MA

D Reith MA [Lit] MBA

Senior Housemaster Poole

S Thompson BA

Deputy Housemaster Caffinites

English as an Additional Language

Mrs C Pin BA

Head of English as an Additional Language

Mrs LE Pollard BA

Estates Staff

BM Hunter BSc(Hons) MCIOB

Estates Manager

B Boustead

Groundsman

S Lithgow

Maintenance Craftsman

G Gamble

Maintenance Craftsman

D Merrigan

Groundsman

H Shannon

Maintenance Craftsman

R Wilson

Maintenance Craftsman

D Keeler

Maintenance Assistant

Geography

Dr C Scott-Warburton BSc PhD

Head of Geography, Head of Middle School

Miss SA Buist BA

O/C RAF Section

History and Politics

S McNair BA MSc

Head of Politics, Careers Adviser

SP Wright BA MA

Head of History

House Matrons

Mrs I Relph

School

Mrs J Gill

Poole

Mrs J Haley

Pimlico

Mrs S Taylor

Caffinites

Information Communication Technology

A McMillan BSc

Head of ICT, Resident House Tutor Poole

Miss JM Little BSc

Learning Support

Mrs J Wood BA

Head of Learning Support

MO Stephens BA MA

Mrs L Marsh BSc

Mathematics

CS Fordyce BSc

Senior Housemaster Caffinites, Educational Adviser DSI & Access 12

T Middleton BSc MSc

Head of Mathematics

AJ Pearson BSc

Deputy Headmaster [Academic]

JE Armitage BSc MSc

Mrs MC Gordon BA

Assistant Head of Lower School

S Wright BSc

Medical Centre Staff

Mrs A Dutton RGN

Nurse

Mrs P Abbott BA RGN

Nurse, Junior Housemistress Macleod

Modern Languages

Mrs K Wilkinson BA

Head of Modern Languages

Dr JM Burns BA PhD

Deputy Headmistress [Pastoral]

Dr MP Alderson BA MA PhD

Deputy Headmaster [Staff]

Miss LJ Hinde MA

Junior Housemistress Pimlico

Mrs C Pin BA

Subject leader Spanish

Mrs CL Eccleston BA

Music

RA Muttitt BMus MA ARCO

Director of Music, Director of Scholars

Mrs EP Murray BA, LRSM

Assistant Director of Music

PE and Games

MI Bedworth BA

Director of Sport

Mrs KE Dougall BA

Head of Girls' Games

Mrs KL Rochester BA

Senior Housemistress Pimlico House, Director of Co-Curriculum

PC Gerrard BEd

Head of Sixth Form

PJ Dias BSc

Head of Boys' Games

Physics

A Smith BSc

Head of Physics

T Williams BSc

Assistant Head of Middle School, EPQ Co-ordinator, O/C RN Section

KJ McLaughlin MA

Headmaster

S Hetherington BSc

Psychology

Miss S Watchman BSc

Head of Psychology

Religious Studies

Fr. SA McMurtary MA MTh TSSF SCP

Chaplain, Head of Religious Studies, Philosophy & Ethics

Miss T Black BA MA

Resident Tutors

Miss R Dean BA MA

Pimlico

M Calvert BA

Poole

Miss H Barton BSc

Tutor in Residence

Miss KA Hastings BSc

Tutor in Residence

Miss R Moore BA

Tutor in Residence

Miss R Turner BA

Tutor in Residence

School Marshall

K Relph

Technical Staff

P Sanderson BSc Dip Comp

Head of Digital Strategy & Examinations Officer

Mrs P Hughes

Laboratory Technician

D Blake

IT Technician, Laboratory Technician

D Burton

Laboratory Technician

JC Renshaw BA

Art/DT Technician

M Ridsdale

Network Manager

Miss F Kelly BA

Laboratory Technican

Visiting Music Staff

A Lewis

Trumpet and Trombone

B Stewart

Flute

C Senior

French Horn

D Dixon

Drum Kit

L Watson

Clarinet & Saxophone

M Haynes

Organ

Mrs E Leckie

Cello and Piano

Mrs J Woods

Piano

Mrs L Layfied

Clarinet & Saxophone

P Coulson

Voice

P Cull

Oboe

R Woods

Guitar

V Bojkova

Piano

V Fleming

Violin / Viola

W Watson

Trumpet

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