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. He was educated at Wellington College, then went 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, Head of Boarding, 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.
Mr E Cook
Head of Juniors
Mr E Cook

Ed Cook is the Head of Juniors (Reception to Year 6) 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
Senior Master
Mr O L White
Mr White is our Senior Master (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 Art, Art Technician
SRB Mrs S R Bell  Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
TLB Mrs T Boddice Year 2 Class Teacher
EAB Mrs E Booth Science Teacher, Year 9 Tutor
JB Mrs J Butler Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
EC Mrs E Collins Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
JPC Mr J Collins Maths Subject Coordinator, Year 6 Tutor
FMC Miss F Cross Director of Music
VED Mrs V D’Ovidio Prep Teaching Assistant
PJD Miss P J Denny Year 5 Class Teacher, Global Studies Coordinator
JD Mrs J Duce Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
CGE Mr C G Earley Art & DT/STEM Coordinator,  Games, Year 8 Tutor
SJE Mrs S J Earley PE/Games, Year 7 Tutor
CEO Ms C Ellison-Oakes Year 4 Class Teacher, English Coordinator
MEV Mrs M Evans Preschool 2 Room Leader
BJF Miss B Fenn Sports Graduate
CG Mrs C Griggs Learning Support Assistant
AH Mrs A Hayes Learning Support Assistant
SJH Mrs S Henshall Reception Class Teacher
JH Mrs J Herbert Pre-Reception Assistant
SAH Mrs S A Hodder Reception Assistant
ARH Mr A Holt English, Year 6 Tutor
JMH Mrs J M Howes Preschool 3 Room Leader
JDH Mr J Hyslop Sports Graduate
AOI Mrs A Isherwood Humanities Teacher
VIJ Miss V Jackson Reception Teacher
ECJ Mrs E C Jeffery  Swimming Teacher, Year 5 Tutor
EJ Mrs E Jordan Pre-Prep Swimming Assistant
CAL Mr C A Lesiak Director of Sport, Year 6 Tutor
JMA Mrs J Mackenzie Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
VMD Mrs V Macia Spanish
HAM Mrs H McKenley Preschool 3 Assistant
FMT Mrs F Mayhew Drama
KMG Ms McGlashan Year 4 Tutor
MKJ Miss K Mookherjee  Languages Coordinator, Year 8 Tutor
JEP Mr J Poulson Year 3 Class Teacher
GEP Miss G Prior Year 2 Class Teacher
SJR Mrs Sarah Ranson Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
JR Mrs J Read Learning Support Assistant
HRL Mrs H Romer-Lee Learning Support Assistant
BES Miss B Sewell  Preschool 2 Room Leader
EKS Mrs E K Shipley Year 3 Class Teacher
GES Miss G Smith Year 1 Class Teacher
SSS Mrs S Starn Preschool 2 Assistant, Biscuit club coordinator
HKT Ms H Tharin Learning Support Assistant
LJT Mrs L Thompson Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
CLT Miss C L Turner  Year 1 Class Teacher
JJU Mrs J Upson Reception Class Teacher
LKW Mrs L Walsh SENCo
NAW Mrs N Wakeman Learning Support Assistant
LAW Mrs L Watson English
CW Mrs C Wild Reception Teacher
DJW Miss D J Williams  Reception Assistant


PMA Mr P M Allen Squash Professional
ECJ Mrs E C Jeffery Swimming Teacher
EJ Mrs E Jordan Pre-Prep Swimming
RT Mr R Twyman Tennis Professional


Mr K Barrett Minibus Driver
ICB Miss I Bradbury Front Office Administrator
TDB Mrs T Brannon Finance Assistant
Mr M Collins Minibus Driver
DE Mrs E Daraee HR Assistant
Mrs L Dyson Admissions Registrar and Head’s PA
LJE Mrs L Elnadi Front Office Administrator
MGL Mr M Lyne Operations Manager
DLM Mrs D Mallett Health & Wellbeing Assistant
Sam Matthews Shadow
Chloe Minnett Shadow
JM Mr J Moore Maintenance Assistant
NJM Mr N Morris Finance Officer
MP Mr M Pavey Caretaker
Miss P Romer-Lee Shadow
Mr T Ruxton Maintenance Assistant
Ms S Sidwell Minibus Driver
CNS Mrs C Sismey Marketing Officer
JS Mrs J Speakman Health & Wellbeing Assistant
Mr B Stephens Sports Hall Manager
PKS Mrs P Swaine Science Technician


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


Mrs C Coombs Catering Assistant
Mrs J Goldsmith Catering Assistant
Mrs J Harrow Catering Assistant
Mr A Harvey Chef
Mrs C Jones Catering Manager
Ms April Page Catering Assistant
Mrs J Tarbet Catering Assistant
Mrs L Whymark Kitchen Porter


Mr T Curd Brass
Mr G Eaton Woodwind
Mrs Urand Flute, Clarinet & Saxaphone
Mrs O Iskas Cello
Mr T Jiggins Drums
Mr C Kuhnert Guitar
Mrs E Nash Piano
Mrs J Plackett Piano & Woodwind
Mrs A Hicks Singing
Miss Wieland LAMDA
Mr L Tarrant Electric 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