Our Governors and Staff

Clayesmore’s affairs are governed by the Council of Clayesmore, chaired, at the present time by Mr John Andrews, a lawyer and former parent.

The governors represent, between them, a considerable range of skills, interests, professions and backgrounds and include at the present time a number who are former pupils and parents. They all share a very deep commitment to the wellbeing of Clayesmore, its pupils, its staff, and its future. The full Council meets every term as do all its sub-committees.

Council of Governors

  • Mr J Andrews LLB (Chairman & Chairman of F&GP)
  • Mrs F Deeming BA, PGCE
  • Mr D Haywood MA, PGCE (Senior School Education Committee Chair)
  • Mrs J Howard, BA
  • Mr T Ingram MA, MBA, FCIB
  • Mr R Shaw BA, Dip Urb Des, MRTPI
  • Mrs R Stiven MA (Vice Chair)
  • Major General J Stokoe CB, CBE, FIET
  • Mr M Sussman BSc, MBA, CEng, MIET
  • Mrs F Waller, BEd
  • Mrs S Wilson BA, MA Ed, PGCE

Emeritus Council Member

  • Mr RC Kingwill, BSc, MS

If for any reason you would like to contact Mr Andrews directly, you can do so by writing to him at the school address.


Head – Mrs J Thomson, BA (QTS), MBA, FRSA

Senior School Senior Leadership Team
Senior Deputy  Mr JR Carpenter BA
Deputy Head (Pastoral) Mrs EM Bailey BA, PGCE
Assistant Head (Middle Years and Teaching & Learning) Mr M McKeown BA, PGCE
Assistant Head (Planning and Organisation) Mr MI Newland MA, PGCE
Assistant Head (Sixth Form)  Mrs SJ Newland BSc, PGCE
Director of Academic Progress Mr JA Reach BEng
Chaplain Mr AR West BA, MA
Director of Finance and Operations Mrs A Hughes BSc ACA
Prep School Senior Leadership Team
Head of Prep Mr J Anderson, BA QTS

Deputy Heads

Mr D Browse, BA, MEd, QTS

Mrs EL Reach, BEd, CertSpLD

Teaching and Learning Mrs Anna Coombes
Assistant Head, Head of Pre-Prep & Nursery Mrs C Townsend, MA, PGCE
Director of Finance and Operations Mrs A Hughes BSc ACA
Director of Assessment Mrs SL Hart BA, PGCE, MEd

Clayesmore Senior School Staff List – Autumn Term 2019

Clayesmore Prep Staff List