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 (Maternity Leave)
Mrs C Oldham  BSc(Sociology & Social Policy) GTP QTS (Primary) 
Head of Prep (Maternity Cover)
Miss J Veratau  BSc(Hons) PGCE
Deputy Head / Director of Studies/ Hd. of Humanities / Careers Manager
Mrs B Wright BA(Hons) MA Cantab PGCE
Registrar / PA to Headteacher / Hd. of Marketing
Mrs B Smith AMDIS Marketing Dip
Prep Teacher/ Y5&6 Phase Group Leader
Mrs S Ware CertEd
Head of Learning Support
Mrs E Barnard BSc (Hons) PGCE

DSL = Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hd. = Head

Tr. = Teacher


Academic Staff

Teacher of Music Mrs L Barker  
Head of Learning Support Mrs E Barnard Bsc(Hons) PGCE
Midday Supervisory Asst. & After School Club Ms S Campbell  
Teacher of PE & Games, French & R.S. Mrs S Campbell-Colquhoun BSc
Head of MFL & PSHCE, Teacher of English Ms S Collins BA(Hons) MA PGCE
Teaching Assistant Mrs R Coombs  
Teacher of French  Mrs A Cottage  BA(Hons) PGCE
Teacher of Chemistry & Biology Mrs C Danquah BSc(Hons) PGCE
Teacher of DT & Head of ICT Mr J Fleming BA(Hons) PGCE
Prep Teacher Miss Frazer  
Head of Science Mr D Gamble BSc(Hons) PGCE
Teacher of Art Mrs E Gimenez BA(Hons) PG Dip
Teacher of Spanish Sra D Gonzalez BA
Teacher 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
Head of Art/Photography/ DT Mr D Liversage BA(Hons) PGCE MA (RCA)
Curriculum Support & First Aid Ms N Nikolin  
Gap Year Student Miss A Palmer  
Head of PE and Games Mrs F Pearce BSc(Hons) PGCE
Lab Technician Ms N Spencer  
Teacher of Music (sabbatical) Mr T Sutcliffe BA(Hons)
Teacher of PE and Games Miss R Thompson BEd(Hons)
Prep Teacher and Head of Prep (Maternity Cover) Ms J Veratau BSc(Hons) PGCE
Prep Teacher/ Y5&6 Phase Group Leader Mrs S Ware Cert Ed
Teacher of Drama Mrs B Willan BA(Hons) PGCE
Head of Maths Mr T Willan BSc(Hons) PGC PGCE
Head of English Ms O Williams BA (Hons) M.Ed PGCE

Administrative Staff

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

Estates Staff

Estates Manager Mr I Chalk
Maintenance Operative Mr M Cope