Leehurst Swan School


Independent Co-Educational Day School

Tel: 01722 333094

Our Staff


At Leehurst Swan we have a wealth of amazing staff. Our teachers recognise the needs of each individual child and give them the confidence to find their voice.

We are also fortunate to have fantastic support staff who contribute to making Leehurst Swan a happy, nurturing and caring school.


Senior Leadership Team

Headteacher and DSL
Mrs M Bateman BA (Hons) MA PGCE
Mrs L Chater  
Head of Prep 
Mrs C Oldham  BSc (Sociology & Social Policy) GTP QTS (Primary) 
Deputy Head of Prep 
Miss J Veratau  BSc (Hons) PGCE
Deputy Head / Director of Studies/ Hd. of Humanities / Careers Manager
Mrs B Wright BA (Hons) MA Cantab PGCE
Head of Learning Support and SENCO
Mrs E Barnard BSc (Hons) PGCE
Assistant Head (Strategy and Development)/ Head of Music
Mr G Harris BMus(Hons), PGCE, NPQH

DSL = Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hd. = Head

Tr. = Teacher


Academic Staff

Head of Learning Support and SENCO Mrs E Barnard Bsc (Hons) PGCE
Prep Teacher  Ms P Booth  B.Ed (Hons)
Midday Supervisory Asst. & After School Club Ms S Campbell  
Gap Year Student Mr M Chater  
Head of MFL & PSHCE, Teacher of English Ms S Collins BA (Hons) MA PGCE
Teacher of French  Mrs A Cottage  BA (Hons) PGCE
Prep Teacher  Mrs J Dale  BSc (Hons) MA PGCE
Teacher of Chemistry & Biology Mrs C Danquah BSc (Hons) PGCE
Head of English Mrs K Flinter  BA (Hons) PGCSE
Prep Teacher Miss Frazer  BSc (Hons) Psych, QTS
Head of Science Mr D Gamble BSc (Hons) PGCE
Head of Art and DT Mrs E Gimenez BA (Hons) PG Dip
Teacher of Spanish Sra D Gonzalez BA
Assistant Head (Strategy and Development)/ Head of Music Mr G Harris BMus(Hons), PGCE, NPQH
Prep Teacher Mrs V Jackson BA (Hons) with QTS
Teacher of Maths Mrs K Joss BSc (Hons), PGCE
Cover Supervisor  Mrs P Kautoga  
Teacher of Art and Photography Mr D Liversage BA (Hons) PGCE MA (RCA)
Teacher of Computing and Design Technology Mr R Maddison  BA (Hons) QTS PGCE 
Teacher of History and RS Ms T Martin  BSc (Hons) PGCE
Learning Support Teaching Assistant  Mr G Moody   
Curriculum Support & First Aid Ms N Nikolin  
Gap Year Student Miss K Oldfield  
Teaching Assistant  Miss A Palmer  
Head of PE and Games Mrs F Pearce BSc (Hons) PGCE
Learning Support Teacher Miss M Rideout BA (Hons) QTS NASENCo
Prep Teacher Miss J Shenton BA (Hons) PGCE
Lab Technician Ms N Spencer BSc (Hons), AIBMS
Teacher of PE and Games Miss R Thompson BEd (Hons)
Prep Teacher and Deputy Head of Prep  Miss J Veratau BSc (Hons) PGCE
Teacher of Drama Mrs B Willan BA (Hons) PGCE
Head of Maths Mr T Willan BSc (Hons) PGC PGCE
Teacher of English and Humanities Mr S Wood  BA (Hons) PGCE

Administrative Staff

PE Administrator and Sports Coach Mr B Baker NGBs
IT Manager Mr J Haq  
Exam Officer Mrs K Hamilton  
Registrar and Marketing Officer Mrs G Middleton  
School Secretary and PA to Headteacher  Mrs R Orchard BA (Hons) 
Accounts Assistant & Data Manager Miss J Patrick BSc Econ(Hons)

Estates Staff

Estates Manager Mr I Chalk TechIOSH, AIWFM, NEBOSH Dip
Maintenance Operative Mr M Cope