Staff: Durham School: independent day and boarding school in the North East of England for boys and girls
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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

KJ McLaughlin MA


Mrs SL Harrod BA

Headmistress of Bow

S Grant BSc, FCMA, Post Grad Diploma HRM, MCIPD, MBA


AJ Pearson BSc

Deputy Headmaster [Academic]

Dr JM Burns BA PhD

Deputy Headmistress [Pastoral]

A Beales MSci MInstF(dip)

Director of Development

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

M Parker BA

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Administrative Staff

Mrs J Green BA

Bow Head's PA

Mrs J Reeves BSc MSc

Headmaster's PA

S Grant BSc, FCMA, Post Grad Diploma HRM, MCIPD, MBA


Mrs E Mussell

Assistant Bursar

Mrs M Byers

Development and Alumni Officer

Mrs K Hunt BA

Admissions Officer

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

M Parker BA

Director of Marketing and Admissions

Miss R Sanderson


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

RC Boyle BSc

Poole Housemaster


MF Burke BSc

Head of Biology, Head of Lower School

PD Sturt BSc

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

Dr DC Stevenson BSc PhD

Bow Classoom Assistants

Mrs G Fletcher

Learning Support Assistant

Miss D Nattrass

Mrs F Lee

Mrs A Seymour

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs N Thomson

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs R Ward

Curriculum Support Assistant

Mrs S Parker


Mrs TL Moore BSc, MChem

Head of Science, Head of Chemistry

AR Wallace BSc

Mrs FJ Gowland BSc


C Hope BA MA MPhil

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

Mrs AM Warne BA

Director of Teaching & Learning


DM Rumble BSc

Resident Tutor School

EC Bryant BSc MSc

Head of Rowing

M Fishwick

Head of Cricket

MJ Browbank BEd

Sports Coach

Mrs NC Fordyce

Swimming, Director of International Pupils

Mrs S Sweeting



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


Mrs F Swan BA

Head of English

Mrs E Melville BA MA

S Thompson BA

Deputy Housemaster Caffinites

Miss C O'Donnell BA

English as an Additional Language

Mrs C Pin BA

Head of English as an Additional Language

Mrs LE Pollard BA

Estates Staff


Estates Manager

B Boustead


S Lithgow

Maintenance Craftsman

G Gamble

Maintenance Craftsman

D Merrigan


H Shannon

Maintenance Craftsman

R Wilson

Maintenance Craftsman

K Relph

School Marshall

D Keeler

Maintenance Assistant


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 MacNair BA MSc

Head of Politics, Careers Adviser

T Lehain BA MA

SP Wright BA MA

Head of History

House Matrons

Mrs I Relph


Mrs J Gill


Mrs J Haley


Mrs S Taylor


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

Mrs L Marsh BSc


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


Mrs P Abbott BA RGN


Modern Languages

Mrs K Wilkinson BA

Head of Modern Languages

Dr JM Burns BA PhD

Deputy Headmistress [Pastoral]

Miss LJ Hinde MA

Junior Housemistress Pimlico

Mrs C Pin BA

Subject leader Spanish

Mrs CL Eccleston BA


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


A Smith BSc

Head of Physics

T Williams BSc

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

KJ McLaughlin MA



Miss S Watchman BSc

Head of Psychology

Mrs S Abbiss BSc MSc


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


Miss K Jobling BSc

Miss KA Hastings BSc

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

MJ Ricketts BSc MSc

D Blake

IT Technician, Laboratory Technician

D Wiles BSc PhD

JC Renshaw BA

Art/DT Technician

M Ridsdale

Network Manager

Visiting Music Staff

A Lewis

Trumpet and Trombone

B Stewart


D Dixon

Drum Kit

L Watson

Clarinet & Saxophone

Mrs E Leckie

Cello and Piano

Mrs J Woods


Mrs L Layfied

Clarinet & Saxophone

Mrs V Bojkova


P Coulson


R Woods


V Fleming

Violin / Viola

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