Our Team

Holmwood House School and Nursery would not be what it is without our team of truly passionate and dedicated teachers and support staff.


Mr E Bond
Mr E Bond

Edward Bond has been Head since September 2021. He was previously Head of Lower School at Haileybury where he taught for 20 years. Educated at Wellington College, then to Durham where he did a History degree and PGCE. More recently, he gained an MA in Educational Leadership at Bath. He was previously a senior examiner in history for the IB, as well as being involved in the IB Curriculum Review Committee – and he has experience of inspecting schools for the ISI too. He enjoys sport and is a rugby coach

Mrs F C Bradbury
Deputy Head
Mrs F C Bradbury
Mrs Francesca Bradbury is the Deputy Head, Learning Support Coordinator and DSL at Holmwood House. She has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Biology, a PGCE in Secondary Science, a PG Diploma in Education of Deaf Children and NPQSL. Mrs Bradbury is also an ISI Team Inspector. She has worked in a variety of educational settings, both in the state and independent sector and across a variety of age ranges. Mrs Bradbury is committed to providing a high level of pastoral support, with one of her career highlights being supporting hearing impaired pupils in a mainstream setting using her British Sign Language and Teacher of the Deaf skills.
The value of outdoor education in developing independence, risk taking and resilience in pupils and preparing them for life beyond the classroom is something Mrs Bradbury has always promoted through residential activity and field trips and sports. The opportunity of accompanying a group of pupils to Ecuador to support them with both physical and emotional challenges, as well as social and cultural experiences very different to our own, was another highlight of her career to date.
Miss S J Henshall
Head of Phase 1
Miss S J Henshall

Bio coming soon

Mrs T L Boddice
Head of Phase 2
Mrs T L Boddice

Mrs Boddice has taught at Holmwood House for 19 years and has worked with a variety of Pre-Prep year groups. She was previously a teacher at the Ilford Ursuline Preparatory School for Girls where she initially taught in Year One before going on to found, open and lead their new Pre-Reception department.

Mr E Cook
Head of Phase 3
Mr E Cook

Ed Cook is the Head of Phase 3 and has been at Holmwood House for 10 years. He is a Bachelor of Science, played National level rugby and came to Holmwood after running his own business. He has a deep love of the outdoors, especially watersports and enjoys adventures with his young family.

Mr O L White
Head of Phase 4
Mr O L White
Mr White is our Head of Phase 4 (Year 7 and 8). He has a Bachelor in Science and has worked in outdoor education with both adults and children, something he is still involved in. Mr White currently plays national level rugby and has several years of rugby coaching as part of Northampton Saints academy system.


Full Staff List


KB Mrs K Baker BTEC PDATA Art, Art Technician
SRB Mrs S R Bell BSc (Hons), Cert SLPS Reception Class Teacher
JB Mrs J Butler Learning Support Assistant
PJD Miss P J Denny BSc (Hons), PGCE Year 5 Class Teacher,
Global Studies Coordinator
JD Mrs J Duce CACHE3 Pre-Prep Assistant
CGE Mr C G Earley MA Art & DT/STEM Coordinator,  Games, Year 6 Tutor (Water)
SJE Mrs S J Earley Year 3 Class Teacher
CEO Mrs C Ellison-Oakes BA Hons PCGE Year 4 Class Teacher,
English Coordinator
AF Mrs A Fairs Year 2 Class Teacher
NJF Mrs N Floodgate Pre-Prep Assistant
CG Mrs C Griggs Learning Support Assistant
RGU Mrs R Gupta BEng (Hons), QTS Maths, Year 6 Tutor (Land)
JMH Mrs J M Howes NNEB Pre-Reception Room Leader
SJH Mrs S Henshall Reception Class Teacher
JH Mrs J Herbert Pre-Reception Assistant
SAH Mrs S A Hodder NNEB Reception Assistant
ECJ Mrs E C Jeffery ASA Swimming Swimming Teacher,
Pre-Prep Assistant
EJ Mrs E Jordan Pre-Prep Swimming Assistant
IPJ Mr I P Jeffries FA Level 2 (CC)


IT Technician, Games,
Senior Tutor (Air)
CAL Mr C A Lesiak FA Level 2 (CC) Director of Sport, Year 6 Tutor (Air)
SL Mrs S Lincoln BA Ed (Hons) Year 3 Class Teacher
VMD Mrs V Macia Spanish
HAM Mrs H McKenley Pre-Reception Assistant
FMT Mrs F Mayhew ISTD DDI DDE ALAM Pre-Prep Assistant
HJM Mrs H J Mitchell BMus (Hons), PGDip (RCM)  Director of Music, Year 5 Class
Teacher, PSHCE Coordinator
MKJ Ms K Mookherjee BA (Hons), PGCE


Languages Coordinator,
Senior Tutor (Land)
CCP Mrs C C Peartree BA, PGCE Learning Support Assistant
HRL Mrs H Romer-Lee Learning Support Assistant
JES Mrs J E Slater BEd (Hons) Year 3 Class Teacher,
Learning Support Co-ordinator
EKS Miss E K Shipley Year 4 Class Teacher
FCT Mrs F C Taylor Year 3 Class Teacher
ET Miss E Topliss English
CLT Miss C L Turner BA (Hons), QTS Year 1 Class Teacher
JJU Mrs J Upson Reception Class Teacher
JMW Mrs J M Watkins BEd (Hons) Year 2 Class Teacher
LAW Mrs L Watson BA (Hons), PGCE English, Senior Tutor (Water)
DJW Miss D J Williams NNEB Reception Assistant


PMA Mr P M Allen BSc (Hons) Squash Professional
LA Mrs L Ashton Sports Coach
Miss B Dodd Sports Coach
SCG Mrs S C Goldring Sports Coach
ECJ Mrs E C Jeffery ASA Swimming Swimming Teacher
EJ Mrs E Jordan Pre-Prep Swimming
SAS Mrs S A Spencer BA (Hons), PGCE, ECB Level 2, UKAA Level 2 Sports Coach
RT Mr R Twyman Tennis Professional


FI Mrs F Baldwin Secretary
TGB Mr T Brown Gap Year Student
ALB Mr A Boyd Groundsman
LJE Mrs L Elnadi Health & Wellbeing Assistant
MF Mr M Ford Groundsman
MG Mr M Green Sports Hall Manager
NG Mrs N Grout Finance Assistant
DLM Mrs D Mallett Health & Wellbeing Assistant
SAM Mrs S Owen Admissions Registrar and Head’s PA
MP Mr M Pavey Caretaker
JMS Mrs J Sadler LLB (Hons) Secretary
LMS Miss L Sharman Graduate Assistant
LS Mrs L Shiret MAAT Accountant
CNS Mrs C Sismey Marketing Officer
SSS Mrs S Starn Biscuit Club Co-ordinator
PKS Mrs P Swaine Science Technician


Vicki Shreeve Nursery Manager
Claire Cutts Nursery Manager
Charlotte Taylor SENCO, EYFS Coordinator,
Snowdrops & Primroses Team Leader
Jo Brooks Team Leader
Jody Latter Level 3 Practitioner
Shenise Elmes Level 2 Practitioner
Kate Hughes Level 3 Practitioner
Teresa Parry-Davies Level 3 Practitioner
Snowdrops & Primroses
Michelle Evans Team Leader
Sally Tyler Level 3 Practitioner
Aimee Ford-Townley Level 2 Practitioner
Phoebe Jameson Level 2 Practitioner
Emma O’Donoghue Nursery Assistant
Silvia Cadamuro Room Leader, Level 3 Practitioner
Karen Travers Level 3 Practitioner, DSL
Mindy Crane Level 2 Practitioner
Sherry Anne Brookes Nursery Assistant
Carol Polley Poppies Language & Literacy Co-ordinator
Emma Roberts Poppies Language & Literacy Co-ordinator
Wendy Seager Lunchtime Assistant


Miss N Barr Catering Assistant
Mrs C Coombs Catering Assistant
Mrs T Howlett Catering Manager
Mrs C Jones Chef
Mrs J Goldsmith Catering Assistant
Mrs J Tarbet Catering Assistant
Mrs L Whymark Kitchen Porter


Mr T Curd Brass
Mr G Eaton Woodwind
Mrs F Hill Woodwind
Mr C Kuhnert Guitar
Mrs J Plackett Piano & Woodwind
Mrs A Hicks Singing
Mr P Snell Piano
Mr L Tarrant Guitar


Holmwood House Nursery

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827
E: nurserymanager@holmwood.house


Holmwood House School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305
E: office@holmwood.house