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

Mr KJ McLaughlin MA


Mrs SL Harrod BA

Headmistress of Bow

Mr AJ Pearson BSc

Deputy Headmaster [Academic]

Dr JM Burns BA PhD

Deputy Headmistress [Pastoral]

Mr A Beales MSci MInstF(dip)

Director of Development

Mr PC Gerrard BEd

Assistant Head (Compliance and Administration)

Mrs KL Rochester BA

Director of Co-Curriculum, Senior Housemistress Pimlico

Col. N Millen OBE

Director of Operations

Mr M Parker BA

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Miss H Thompson BA MSc MA

Head of Sixth Form

Administrative Staff

Mrs J Green BA

Administrator and Bow Heads PA

Mrs J Reeves BSc MSc

Headmaster's PA

Mrs E Mussell

Assistant Bursar

Mrs M Byers BA, MA

Development and Alumni Officer

Mrs K Hunt BA

Admissions Officer

Col. N Millen OBE

Director of Operations

Mr A Beales MSci, MInstF(dip)

Director of Development

Mrs D Stanford BA

International Admissions Manager

Miss M Lowes BA

Marketing Officer

Miss R Sanderson

Finance Assistant

Mr M Parker BA

Director of Marketing and Admissions

Mrs A Jung


Mrs G Wotton BA

Examinations' Officer

Art and Design and Photography

Mr MCT Baldwin BA

Head of Art and Design

Mr MJ Clayton BA

Mrs NJ Thompson BA, MA

Senior Housemistress MacLeod, Head of PSHE Education

Mr M Younger BA

Senior Housemaster School

Mr RC Boyle BSc

Poole Housemaster


Mr MF Burke BSc

Head of Biology, Head of Lower School

Mr PD Sturt BSc

Senior Housemaster The Caffinites, O/C CCF, DoE Co-ordinator

Dr DC Stevenson BSc PhD

Bow Classoom Assistants

Mrs G Fletcher

Learning Support Assistant

Miss D Nattrass

Curriculum Support Assistant

Mrs F Lee

Curriculum Support Assistant

Mrs A Seymour

Curriculum Support Assistant

Mrs N Thomson

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs N Okoye

Curriculum Support Assistant

Mrs R Ward

Curriculum Support Assistant

Mrs S Parker

EYFS Assistant


Mrs TL Moore BSc, MChem

Head of Science, Head of Chemistry

Mr AR Wallace BSc

Mrs FJ Gowland BSc


Mr C Hope BA MA MPhil

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

Mrs AM Warne BA

Director of Teaching & Learning


Mr DM Rumble BSc

Resident Tutor School

Mr EC Bryant BSc MSc

Deputy Housemaster School House / Head of Boys Games

Mr M Fishwick

Head of Cricket

Mr MJ Browbank BEd

Sports Coach

Mr R Sewell


Mr S Powell

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

Mrs P Griffiths

Head of Drama (Mat. Cover)

Economic and Business Studies

Mr A Graham BA

Head of Economics and Business Studies

Mr A Gouge BA

Miss H Thompson BA MSc MA



Mrs F Swan BA

Head of English

Mrs E Melville BA MA

Mr 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

Mr J Rochester

Estates Manager

Mr B Boustead


Mr S Lithgow

Maintenance Craftsman

Mr G Gamble

Maintenance Craftsman

Mr D Merrigan


Mr H Shannon

Maintenance Craftsman

Mr R Wilson

Maintenance Craftsman

Mr K Relph

School Marshall

Mr D Keeler

Maintenance Assistant


Dr C Scott-Warburton BSc PhD

Head of Geography, Head of Middle School

Miss SA Buist BA

Head of Digital Learning

History and Politics

Mr S MacNair BA MSc

Head of Politics, Careers Adviser

Mr T Lehain BA MA

Mr SP Wright BA MA

Head of History

House Matrons

Mrs I Relph


Mrs J Gill


Mrs J Haley


Mrs S Taylor


Computer Sciences

Mr A McMillan BSc

Head of Computer Science and ICT, Deputy Housemaster Poole

Learning Support

Mrs J Wood BA

Head of Learning Support

Mrs E Palmer-Muttitt

Learning Support

Mrs L Marsh BSc

Ms B Muylaert

Learning Support


Mr CS Fordyce BSc

Educational Adviser DSI & Access 12

Mr T Middleton BSc MSc

Head of Mathematics

Mr AJ Pearson BSc

Deputy Headmaster [Academic]

Mr JE Armitage BSc MSc

Mr S Wright BSc

Mrs MC Gordon BA

Assistant Head of Lower School

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


Mr RA Muttitt BMus MA ARCO

Director of Music, Director of Scholars

Mrs EP Murray BA, LRSM

Assistant Director of Music

PE and Games

Mr MI Bedworth BA

Director of Sport

Mr PC Gerrard BEd

Assistant Head (Compliance and Administration)

Mrs KE Dougall BA

Head of Girls' Games

Mrs KL Rochester BA

Senior Housemistress Pimlico House, Director of Co-Curriculum, Head of Boarding


Mr A Smith BSc

Head of Physics

Mr T Williams BSc

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

Mr KJ McLaughlin MA



Miss E Grant

Psychology Teacher

Mrs S Abbiss BSc MSc

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 K Birch

Resident Tutor

Miss KA Hastings

Tutor in Residence

Miss Z Brain

Resident Tutor

Mr A Dolman

Resident Tutor

Mr C Devine

Resident Tutor

Mr N Maiolo

Resident Tutor

Mr W jones

Resident Tutor

School Marshall

Mr K Relph

Technical Staff

Mr P Sanderson BSc Dip Comp

Head of Digital Strategy

Mrs P Hughes

Laboratory Technician

Mr MJ Ricketts BSc MSc

Laboratory Technician

Dr D Wiles BSc PhD

Laboratory Technician

Mr D Blake

IT Technician, Laboratory Technician

Mr JC Renshaw BA

Art/DT Technician

Mr M Ridsdale

Network Manager

Visiting Music Staff

Mr A Lewis

Trumpet and Trombone

Mr B Stewart


Mr D Dixon

Drum Kit

Mr L Watson

Clarinet & Saxophone

Mr P Coulson


Mr R Woods


Mr V Fleming

Violin / Viola

Mrs E Leckie

Cello and Piano

Mrs J Woods


Mrs L Layfied

Clarinet & Saxophone

Mrs V Bojkova


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