Head of Outreach: Poppy Donaldson

Poppy was educated at Malvern College, Worcestershire, and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA (Hons) in Classics and Archaeology. Whilst completing her degree, Poppy played hockey at a high level, gaining UKCC qualifications which took her to coach in the USA. She also participated in the ERASMUS scheme and spent a year […]

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Head of EAL: Jacqueline Stevens

Jacqui is an experienced teacher of English as an Additional Language and prior to joining the College she has been working in Taunton School in Somerset. She has an MA in TESOL Educational Leadership and Management from Portsmouth in addition to Diploma and Certificate qualifications in EAL from Cambridge and Southampton Universities respectively. Jacqui is […]

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Head of Wellbeing: Rachel Lockyer

Rachel was born in Hong Kong and was educated at Sherborne School for Girls where she was a boarder. She has a BA from Bristol University and she gained her PGCE in Primary Education from the University of the West of England. She also has a Certificate of Advanced Professional Studies in Science from Bath […]

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Head of Learning Enrichment: Lyndall van Onselen

Lydall leads the MCM Learning Enrichment Department working collaboratively with classroom teachers to holistically support the needs of students. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, elements of ADHD, Speech and Language issues as well as general difficulties accessing the curriculum are catered for through additional lessons.    

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Head of Humanities: Bronwyn McDiarmid

Bronwyn is originally from Kwa Zulu-Natal in South Africa and was educated there. She attended Rhodes University where she obtained a degree in Classical Civilisations. She then completed her PGCE whilst working at a startup school, Willow View Academy, as a teacher and the HM of the boarding house. She also taught at her Alma […]

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Head of Art: Nadia Turner

Nadia Turner grew up in Australia and graduated with a BA in Visual Arts from the Queensland University of Technology. Her career led her to England, Canada and Singapore where she painted, exhibited and taught art. Nadia has exhibited and sold paintings throughout the world and been fortunate enough to have had notable collectors. Nadia […]

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Head of Prep Library: Victoria Wise

After graduating from the University of Exeter with a Bachelor of Science, Vicky was accepted onto the outstanding Teach First Leadership Development Programme. She completed her PGCE and QTS in Secondary Sciences and went on to work at Pinewood Preparatory school in Wiltshire as a fully involved member of the Common Room. During her time […]

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Head of Modern Foreign Languages and Year 6: Holly Brigden

Holly was educated at Blundell’s School in Devon where she grew up in the junior boarding house. Having finished school she travelled extensively around South America before starting her French degree at Reading University, whilst continuing to study Spanish, and incorporating a year at Université Stendhal in Grenoble. After graduating, Holly moved to South Wales […]

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Head of Prep School Drama: Mary Grinstead

Mary attended St Edward’s Senior School in Cheltenham, where an outstanding Drama Department inspired her to take her passion for theatre further. She graduated from The University of Manchester with a BA Hons in Drama.  Before completing her PGCE in Primary Education at the University of Gloucestershire, Mary worked in the Parabola Arts Centre at […]

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Head of Design and Technology: Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason attended Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield, which is where he developed a passion for DT, Art and Science. He went on to read Product Design at the University of Leeds, becoming the course President and graduating with a First Class Honours Degree. After becoming a qualified white-water kayak and paddle-sports coach., Andrew […]

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