Teaching Staff

At Abbey Gate College, we pride ourselves on our teaching staff. We believe they are not only specialists in their field of teaching but also experts in knowing each child and their needs. The Independent School Inspectorate recognises the school's commitment to pastoral care with "relationships between staff and pupils are excellent" with "extensive and high quality pastoral care".


Infant and Junior School

Mrs M Hickey

BSc (Hons) PGCE

Mrs C Travis

BA (Hons), PGCE
Teacher and Pastoral Lead

Mr P Butcher

BEd (Hons)

Mrs J Dukes

PGCE, BEd DipMusTech
Music Teacher

Miss L Green

BA (Hons)

Mrs W Richards

BEd (Hons)

Mrs S Tomlins

BA (Hons), PGCE

Mrs A Williams

BEd (Hons)

Mrs E Newman

BEd (Hons)

Mrs G Foulkes

Teaching Assistant

Mrs W Jones

Teaching Assistant

Mrs C Spreyer

Teaching Assistant

Miss S Parry

BEd (Hons)

Senior School and Sixth Form

Mrs T Pollard

BEd(Hons), NPQH, MA

Mr G Allmand

BSc(Hons), PGCE
Deputy Head (Teaching and Learning) & Geography Teacher

Mr A Austen

BSc (Hons), PGCE (Geography)
Head of Co-Curricular Education

Mr A Green

BEd (PE & Mathematics)
Director of Studies & Maths Teacher

Mrs N Moses

BA (Hons), PGCE (English)
Head of Pastoral with Safeguarding Lead & English Teacher

Mr M Cavallini

BSc (Hons), GTP (Mathematics)
Head of Sixth Form & Maths Teacher

Mr J Andrews

BMus (Hons), PGCE
Head of Music

Mr K Bailey

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
Head of Business and Economics (Maternity Cover)

Dr S Ball

PhD, MPhys (Physics), PGCE (Science)
Head of Physics & Head of Ripley House

Mrs K Baty

MA, PGCE (English)
Head of English

Mrs C Bennett

BA (Hons), PGCE (Modern Foreign Languages), MA Educational Practice
Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Mr M Booth

MA (Cantab), PGCE (Mathematics)
Director of Teaching and Learning, Head of Mathematics

Mr P Carter

B.Ed (Hons), MA. PG Cert. (SpLD) PAPAA (Specialist Teacher Assessor)
Head of Learning Enrichment

Mr C Cutler

BSc (Hons), (PE)
Head of PE

Mr M Dickins

MA, PGCE (History)
Head of History, Government & Politics

Mr G Darbey

BA (Hons) (Geography), MA (Space, Place and Politics), PGCE (Secondary Education)
Head of Geography

Mrs C House

BA (Hons) Theatre, PGCE
Head of Drama and Theatre

Mrs F Kay

BSc (Hons) Biology, PGCE
Head of Psychology and Teacher of Science

Mrs H Kitchin

BSc (Hons), PGCE (Economics & Business Studies)
Head of Business Studies & Economics

Dr J Lloyd-Johnson

EdD, MA, PGCE, BA (Hons)
Head of Art

Mrs N Stammers

BA (Hons) (Business Studies), PGCE (Business Technology)
Head of ICT/Computing

Mr D Stockley

MSc, PGCE (Design & Technology)
Head of Design & Technology

Mr M Tempest

BEng (Hons), PGCE (Physics/Chemistry)
Head of Science

Mrs C Ayton

BA (Hons), PGCE (French), PGC SpLD, APC PATOSS
Specialist Teacher - Learning Enrichment

Mr A Bowen-Lewis

CT ABRSM Advanced DipMusTech (Brass)
Music Teacher

Miss K Burdon

BSc, PGCE (Mathematics)
Second in Mathematics

Mrs S Dolan

BSc (Hons), PGCE (Biology)
Biology Teacher

Mrs S Hall

BA (Hons), History, QTS, AMBDA, PG cert (SpLD)
History Teacher & SEND Specialist

Mrs C Faithfull

Speech & Drama Teacher

Miss R Falcon

BSc (Hons) Industrial Design and Technology, QTS
Design & Technology Teacher

Mrs C Garratt

BA (Hons) French Studies with German, PGCE (Modern Foreign Languages)
Modern Foreign Languages Teacher

Mrs A Byers

BA (Hons) Fine Art, PGCE Art and Design
Art & Textiles Teacher

Mrs C Houghton

BA (Hons), PGCE (History)
History, Government & Politics Teacher

Mrs K Jackson

HDE, GTP (English)
English Teacher

Miss G Johnson

BSc (Hons), PGCE
Maths Teacher

Miss E Jones

BA (Hons), (PE)
Head of Girls PE & PE Teacher

Dr E Leatherbarrow

PhD, AMIBiol, BSc (Hons) PGCE (Science)
Head of Biology, Head of Excellence in Learning & EPQ Co-ordinator

Mrs Z Leonard

BA (Hons), PGCE (English)
English and RE Teacher & Head of Year 7

Mr D Luckwell

BA (Hons) PGCE, PgDip
English Teacher

Miss H Milloy

BA (English), MA (Creative Writing), QTS
English Teacher

Mr D Murphy

BSc (Science Education), PGCE, DipHE (Pharmacology)
Biology and Chemistry Teacher

Mrs S Parker

MSc, PGCE (Geography)
Geography Teacher

Mrs A Prestwich

Maitrise FLE, PGCE (Modern Foreign Languages)
Modern Foreign Languages Teacher

Mrs L Poyser

BSc, PGCE (Chemistry)
Science Teacher & Deputy of Safeguarding

Mr D Rowett

BSc (Hons), PGCE (PE)
PE Teacher & Head of Year 11

Mrs E Sanders

BEd (Hons) (PE)
PE Teacher

Mrs S Storrar

BSc Hons (Human Movement) and PGDip (PE & Science)
PE Teacher

Mrs G Thomas

BSc (Hons), PGCE(Mathematics), MA
Maths Teacher & Head of Year 8

Mrs E Worth

MA (Hons), PGCE (MFL - French, German, Spanish)
German Teacher

Mr S Murray

BA (Geography and Management Studies)
Teaching Assistant

Mr S Rowson

BA (Mathematics and Physics), PGCE (Mathematics)
Maths Teacher

Mrs C Platt

Foundation Degree (Childhood Studies Early Years Education)
Teaching Assistant

Mrs S Demuth

NNEB (Childcare), NAMCW (Childcare and Human Development)
Teaching Assistant