Official Visitor: HRH The Duke of York
Director of Greenwich Hospital: Mr Hugh Player
Chairman of Governors: Mr Henry Strutt
Headmaster: Mr Simon Lockyer
Mr H Strutt
Chairman of Governors, Nominations Sub-committee and Remuneration Sub-committee.
Henry has a BA from the University of Edinburgh. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young and has subsequently had a career in investment banking and asset management, which included 20 years in the Far East (Hong Kong and Tokyo). He currently holds a number of directorships and is chairman of a listed investment trust. He lives and farms in Suffolk, of which he is a Deputy Lieutenant.
Mr J Gamp
Member of the Finance and Resources Sub-committee.
Clerk in Charge and Deputy Director of Greenwich Hospital.
John Gamp was born in 1953 in Kent and educated at The King’s School Rochester, Sussex University and the Sorbonne. Following early careers in international banking and college lecturing, he joined the Ministry of Defence in 1979. His career has covered a variety of policy and operational posts including arms control, international defence procurement, and running the UK Sovereign Base Areas dependant territory on the island of Cyprus. Following a tour as the Private Secretary to the Chief of the Air Staff, he was seconded to the School’s parent charity, Greenwich Hospital, as the Deputy Director and Clerk-in-Charge. He is responsible to the Director for the day-to-day operation and charitable output of the Hospital, with particular responsibility for the Royal Hospital School.
Mr H Player
Member of the Nominations Sub-committee and Remuneration Sub-committee.
Director of Greenwich Hospital, the Royal Navy’s Crown Charity, and the parent charity of the Royal Hospital School, since 2012. Background in commercial and charity organisations; formerly a Royal Marine. Married, with daughter at university.
Mr J Agar
Chairman of the Finance and Resources Sub-committee.
Jonathan is CEO of Birketts Law Firm in Ipswich. Jonathan joined Birketts from a world leading financial services provider where he was Chief Operating Officer for the corporate and investment banking finance division. He has also held positions at Fidelity International and Schroders Investment Management and served in the British Army for six years with the Royal Green Jackets.
Mrs V Bidwell BA PGCE FRSA
Member of the Education Sub-committee and member of the Finance and Resources Sub-committee and Nominations Sub-committee.
Valerie is a modern linguist, who has 45 years’ experience in education, including Senior Mistress and Head of Modern Languages at a HMC boarding school and 25 years as Head of an independent day school. She was a former team member of the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate for many years and for a time, Chairman of the Girls’ School Association Eastern Region and for three years, on the GSA Council. Chairman of the Education sub-committee from 2011 to 2018.
Mr T Hill QC
Member of the Finance and Resources Sub-committee.
Thomas Hill QC has more than 25 years’ experience in the fields of planning, environmental, compulsory purchase and related administrative law. He is regularly instructed at public inquiries and in the High Court, acting for a wide variety of developers, local authorities and third party clients. His practice has for many years encompassed advocacy and advisory work in relation to major infrastructure – with particular emphasis on the airport (runway and terminal expansion ), port (container port proposals, HROs and harbour dues litigation) and energy sectors (biofuels, EfW, wind and solar energy). He is also very familiar with the full range of issues relating to residential development (including both bringing forward strategic greenfield sites and complex brownfield redevelopment opportunities).
Work of note includes appeal and advisory work for several UK airports, for Birmingham City Council on its Development Plan, numerous section 78 appeals for residential developers and housing associations, as well as appeal and advisory work for many private individuals, with particular emphasis on projects with complex design issues in London. Tom has, for many years, been recognised as a Leading Silk for Planning work by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.
Mr A Kerr
Member of the Finance and Resources Sub-committee.
Adam is Head of Annuity Transactions at Legal & General Property. Having held Director level positions at Kilmartin Property Group, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, and Stonehage Property Partners. He has a broad range of experience both within financial institutions and private property companies. He gained a Masters in Land Economy at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Mr J Lynas
Member of the Education Sub-committee and Risk and Audit Sub-committee, nominated Safeguarding Governor.
James was educated at Bablake School, Coventry, graduated in law from the University of Nottingham in 1992 and completed his Law Society Finals the following year at the Nottingham Law School (NTU). Currently a Partner and Consultant at Winckworth Sherwood and has specialised in employment law since 1995 and is a recommended lawyer in the latest Legal 500 directory. His particular professional specialisms are: helping employers resolve crisis situations; managing large scale redundancy exercises; advising on complexity of TUPE consultation and indemnities and defending complex tribunal litigation
James’ professional experience is augmented by his experience in public life. He was a City Councillor, director of a Co-operative Development Agency, governor of a Catholic Secondary School and community Junior School in his hometown of Coventry. In London he has been a Trustee of the Mildmay Community Partnership and served as Chair of Governors at Highbury Fields Secondary School from 2008-2013 in which time he appointed a Headteacher and survived two Ofsted Inspections. He sits as a member of London First’s Employment and Skills Advisory Group and the Skills London/Capital Talent Sub-Group.
Dr P Marshall MB ChB
Member of the Education Sub-committee and Risk and Audit Sub-committee, governor with responsibility for the pastoral support of pupils.
She studied medicine at Bristol University, graduating in 1990. She spent her early career working in Exeter, Bristol, Frimley and London before moving to Suffolk in 1997. She worked for many years locally as a GP at a Colchester based practice and she has three grown up children. Penny joined the governing body in 2010.
Mr P Smith
Chair of the Education Sub-committee.
After graduating from Queens’ College Cambridge with a degree in Geography and a blue in rugby football he joined Lloyds Bank as a graduate trainee. However the call of education proved too strong and he was appointed to the staff of St. John’s School, Leatherhead where he became a house master, head of Department and ran the school rugby football.
He then moved into school leadership after having obtained a Masters degree in Educational Management from Bath University, firstly as Second master at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester and then into two headships, for six years at Oswestry School, Shropshire and eleven years at Truro School, Cornwall. During his time at Truro School he was elected to the HMC membership Committee and became a member of the Cornwall Rural County Council.
Paul is married to Kathy and has two daughters and four grandsons. Paul is interested in most sports, mostly as a spectator these days, but is endeavouring to reduce his golf handicap! He is an enthusiastic bird watcher and enjoying the time that retirement affords him to develop his appreciation of art. Kathy and Paul retired to Suffolk four years ago to be near their daughter and grandsons and Paul is enjoying the challenges of Chairing the Board of the local community shop.
Capt. A Tate
Chairman of the Risk and Audit Sub-committee.
Andrew Tate joined the Royal Navy in 1975, entering the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth as a Midshipman. Following basic training ashore and in HM ships FEARLESS, TORQUAY and ANTRIM, he studied at the Royal Naval Engineering college in Plymouth and gained a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He was selected for promotion to Captain in 2001 and appointed to the Defence Logistics Organisation. In 2006 he became the UK Naval and Air Attaché in Beijing before returning to London in 2009 to an appointment in policy and strategy.
Andrew is married to Sandie and they have two sons, both of whom have followed their father into the Royal Navy.
Mr N Bevington
Member of the Education Sub-committee.
After a childhood living in the Hampshire countryside and attending Portsmouth Grammar School, Nicholas Bevington read International Relations at Keele University, gaining First Class Honours. He joined the British Airways graduate programme, working on cost of sale, but realised that teaching was his true passion. A PGCE at Newcastle University followed, prior to a first teaching role at Elstree School in Berkshire. Nicholas became Deputy Head of Abercorn School in London in 2003 before being appointed to his first headship at St Bede’s in Eastbourne in 2007. In 2013, Nicholas was appointed as Town Close School in Norwich seventh Headmaster. He moved to Norfolk with his wife Catherine, a consultant rheumatologist, and two sons Samuel and Oscar. The family are thoroughly enjoying all that Norfolk has to offer, with tennis and gardening, being two particular passions outside education.
Professor N Norris
Member of the Education Sub-committee.
Nigel Norris is a Professor of Education at the University of East Anglia. He specializes in the evaluation of educational reforms, innovations, organizations and policies as well as the development of professional expertise. He has been Dean and more recently Head of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning (1998 – 2001 & 2007 – 2010), he was Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 1998 – 2004, and again in 2012 – 13 and in 2014 he was acting Head of the Norwich Medical School. He is the Executive Editor of the Cambridge Journal of Education.
Mr Paul Winter
Member of the Risk and Audit Sub-committee.
Paul Winter was Chief Executive of Ipswich Building Society between 2007 and 2016. During that period the Society grew its assets significantly. As CEO, Paul was responsible for the development of the strategy of the organisation and leading the Executive team to deliver it. Paul chaired the Greater Ipswich City Deal Steering Committee which successfully bid for additional government funding aimed at improving the skills and employability of young people in Suffolk. In recognition of that work, Paul was awarded an MBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list.
Previously Chairman of the Institute of Directors in Suffolk, Paul has also chaired the Regional Advisory Board of Business in the Community and was HRH The Prince of Wales Ambassador for Responsible Business in the East of England.
Paul is currently a non-Executive Director of the Teachers Building Society and chair of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Skills Board as well as Independent Director of the University of Suffolk and a Trustee of Eastern Angles Theatre Company.
Headmaster: Mr SW Lockyer BSc, MEd
Second Master: Mr SJ Dixon MA
Director of Finance & Operations (Bursar): Mr A McNiff LLB FCA FCILT
Deputy Head (Academic): Mrs CA Stevens BSc
Director of Learning: Mr MR Routledge BA
Deputy Head (Pastoral): Miss ZS King BSc
Assistant Head (Pastoral): Mr LM Corbould BSc
Assistant Head (Co-curricular): Mr CA Rennison BSc
Head of Sixth Form and Careers: Mr CM Graham BSc
Director of Communications: Mrs S Braybrooke BA
Chaplain: Revd Dr JWP McConnell MA
Head of Middle School: Mr AP Wynn BSc
Higher Education Co-ordinator: Mr CD Barker MA
Head of Digital Learning: Mr H Mackenzie BA
Examinations Officer: Mr AJ Loveland ACGI MA
Academic Challenge Co-ordinator: Mr GNG Johnson BA
Director of Music: Mr WR Saunders BMus
Director of Sport: Mr DP Hardman BA
Director of Sailing and Water Sports: Mr E Sibson MSc
Director of Graham Napier Cricket Academy: Mr G Napier
Head of Ceremonial: Lt Cdr (Retd) NM Griffiths QGM
CCF Contingent Commander: Maj JF Pooley
Senior Deputy Bursar: Mr MJ Beard BSc
Deputy Bursar (Finance): Mr P Phillips
Estate Manager: Mr J Reid OBE, MA
Catering & Hospitality Manager: Mrs D Bellamy
Health Centre: Sister D Sweeney RGN
Operations Manager: Mrs C Fitzpatrick
HR Manager: Mrs J Roberts
IS Manager: Mr A Davison
Registrar: Mrs K Evers BA
International Registrar: Mrs E Allinson
Admissions Assistant: Mrs T Fry
International Admissions Officer: Ms L Warner
Marketing Manager: Mr J Blackwood
Director of Development: Mr S Marsh
RHS Community & Alumni Relations Officer: Mrs L Pembroke
Headmaster’s PA: Mrs F Stratford
Bursar’s PA & HR: Miss T Dowsing
Data Manager: Mrs Y Mouncer
Second Master’s & SMT Secretary: Mrs M Bleasby
Academic Administrator: Mrs H Hindmarsh
Music School Administrator & Chaplain’s Secretary: Mrs K Griffiths
Transport Manager: Ms D Hodgdon
Dental Clinic: Mr D Buchanan & Ms K Vale
Teaching Staff by Department
*denotes Head of Department | Housemaster/mistress
- Design Technology
- Duke of Edinburgh's Award & CCF
- English as an Additional Language
- Film & Media Studies
- Learning Support
- Modern Foreign Languages
- PE & Sport
- Religious Studies
|Mr CGT Gould BA||CGTG||English||Hawke|
|Mr TH Hodson BA||THH||English||Nelson|
|Mrs AK Jones BA||AKJ||English, Film & Media Studies||Hood|
|Mr P Madge BA||PM||English|
|Mrs AI Pearson BEd||AIP||English||Raleigh*|
|Mrs AM Pooley BEd||AMP||English||Nelson*|
|Miss SJ Read MA||SJR||English||Drake|
|Ms JL Stone BA||JLS||English*||Raleigh|
|Miss SM Talbot MRes||SMT||Drama & English||Howe|
|Mr JRW Battman MEng||JRWB||Mathematics||Nelson|
|Ms SC Botley BSc||SCB||Mathematics||Howe*|
|Mrs NJ Christison MSc||NJC||Mathematics|
|Miss LE Compton BSc||LEC||Mathematics||Anson|
|Mr LM Corbould BSc||LMC||Mathematics|
|Mr PA Cuddihy BSc||PAC||Mathematics||Cornwallis|
|Mr SY Eales BA||SYE||Mathematics||St Vincent*|
|Mr RT Gibba BSc||RTG||Mathematics||Collingwood|
|Mr CM Graham BSc||CMG||Mathematics|
|Mr AJ Loveland BSc MA ACGI||AJL||Mathematics||St Vincent|
|Mr KJ Reid MSc||KJR||Mathematics*||Collingwood|
|Mr CA Rennison BSc||CAR||Mathematics||St Vincent|
|Mr AP Wynn BA||APW||Mathematics|
|Miss LJ Adams BSc||LJA||PE & Netball*||Blake|
|Miss MB Armes BSc||MBA||PE||Blake|
|Miss K Bryce||KEB||PE||Blake|
|Mr TB Butt BA||TBB||PE & Hockey*||Hawke|
|Mr JA Chapman BSc||JAC||Sailing||Blake|
|Mr PM Cohen BA||PMC||PE & Cricket*||Cornwallis*|
|Mr NL Cooper BA||NLC||PE||Blake*|
|Mr DP Hardman BA||DPH||PE||St Vincent|
|Mrs EJ McConnell BEd||EJM||Geography & PE||Hood|
|Mr GR Napier||GRN||Cricket|
|Mrs RE Owen MA||REO||Sailing||Blake|
|Mr NS Platt BA||NSP||PE||Drake*|
|Mrs AA Pugh||AAP||PE|
|SSgt P Ryan||PR||Climbing* NICAS Awards Director||Collingwood|
|Mr A Sayers||AXS||PE||Cornwallis|
|Mr EMG Sibson MSc||EMGS||Sailing*||Hawke|
|Miss EC West BA||ECW||PE||Blake|
|Mrs SJ Williams BEd MA||SJW||PE (Academic)*||Nelson|
|Mr MRJ Ashworth BSc||MRA||Chemistry*||Drake|
|Mr DJ Corby BSc||DJC||Physics||Cornwallis|
|Mr GE Croft BSc||GEC||Biology||St Vincent|
|Mr SJ Dixon MA||SJD||Chemistry|
|Mr M Edmondson BA||ME||Physics||Blake|
|Mr T Ellis-Peckham BSc||TEP||Science*|
|Dr MR Gibbs BSc||MRG||Physics*||Drake|
|Miss ZS King BSc||ZSK||Biology|
|Mrs PG Noble BSc||PGN||Chemistry||Anson|
|Mrs P Platt BSc||PJP||Chemistry||Blake|
|Mr JF Pooley BEd||JFP||Biology||Nelson*|
|Mr BA Raybould BSc||BAR||Biology*||Blake|
|Dr SA Ryan MSc||SAR||Chemistry||Hood|
|Mrs CA Stevens BSc||CAS||Biology|
|Miss GJ Tachauer BSc||GJT||Physics||Howe|
|Mrs MZ Warren BSc||MZW||Physics|