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.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Mr E Bond
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Headmaster
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
BSC (HONS), PGCE, PGDIP
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Deputy Head
Mrs F C Bradbury
BSC (HONS), PGCE, PGDIP
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.
Mrs T L Boddice
BA (HONS), QTS
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Head of Phase 2
Mrs T L Boddice
BA (HONS), QTS

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
BSC (HONS), GTP QTS
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Head of Phase 3
Mr E Cook
BSC (HONS), GTP QTS

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
BSC (HONS), PGCE
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Head of Phase 4
Mr O L White
BSC (HONS), PGCE
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

ACADEMIC STAFF

BMA Miss B Ashton Year 2 Class Teacher
KB Mrs K Baker BTEC PDATA Art, Art Technician
SRB Mrs S R Bell BSc (Hons), Cert SLPS Reception Class Teacher
EAB Mrs E Booth Science Teacher
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
RPC Miss R Copping Year 3 Class Teacher
CPC Mr C Curtis 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 Teaching Assistant
CGE Mr C G Earley MA Art & DT/STEM Coordinator,  Games, Year 8 Tutor
SJE Mrs S J Earley PE/Games, Year 7 Tutor
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 Teaching Assistant
CG Mrs C Griggs Learning Support Assistant
AH Mrs A Hayes Learning Support Assistant
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
DHD Mrs D Hunter-Driver SENCO
ECJ Mrs E C Jeffery ASA Swimming Swimming Teacher, Pre-Prep Assistant
EJ Mrs E Jordan Pre-Prep Swimming Assistant
IPJ Mr I P Jefferies FA Level 2 (CC) ICT, Games
CAL Mr C A Lesiak FA Level 2 (CC) Director of Sport, Year 6 Tutor (Air)
VMD Mrs V Macia Spanish
HAM Mrs H McKenley Pre-Reception Assistant
MM Mrs M Maslen Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
FMT Mrs F Mayhew ISTD DDI DDE ALAM Drama
HJM Mrs H J Mitchell BMus (Hons), PGDip (RCM)  Director of Music, Year 5 Class Teacher, PSHCE Coordinator
MKJ Miss K Mookherjee BA (Hons), PGCE Languages Coordinator, Year 8 Tutor
JEP Mr J Poulson Year 3 Class Teacher
JR Mrs J Read Learning Support Assistant
HRL Mrs H Romer-Lee Learning Support Assistant
EKS Miss E K Shipley Year 4 Class Teacher
DDT Mrs D Thompson Year 1 Class Teacher
LJT Mrs L Thompson Pre-Prep Assistant
CLT Miss C L Turner BA (Hons), QTS Year 1 Class Teacher
JJU Mrs J Upson Reception Class Teacher
NAW Mrs N Wakeman Learning Support Assistant
LAW Mrs L Watson BA (Hons), PGCE English, Year 6 Tutor
DJW Miss D J Williams NNEB Reception Assistant

SPORTS COACHES

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

SUPPORT STAFF

FI Mrs F Baldwin Secretary, Head of Compliance
Mr K Barrett Minibus Driver
Miss M Church Shadow
Mrs L Dyson Admissions Registrar and Head’s PA
LJE Mrs L Elnadi Front Office and Medical Assistant
MF Mr M Ford Groundsman
Mr S French Minibus Driver
MG Mr M Green Sports Hall Manager
NG Mrs N Grout Finance Assistant
Mr O Hilliard Shadow
DLM Mrs D Mallett Health & Wellbeing Assistant
JM Mr J Moore Maintenance Assistant
MP Mr M Pavey Caretaker
Miss L Rawaqua Shadow
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
Mr M Taylor Maintenance Assistant

NURSERY STAFF

Vicki Shreeve Nursery Manager, DDSL
Claire Cutts Nursery Manager, DDSL
Charlotte Taylor SENCO, EYFS Coordinator, Snowdrops & Primroses Team Leader, DDSL
Bluebells
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
Poppies
Silvia Cadamuro Team Leader, Level 3 Practitioner
Karen Travers Level 3 Practitioner, DSL
Mindy Crane Level 3 Practitioner
Phoebe Jameson Level 2 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

CATERING STAFF

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

VISITING MUSIC STAFF

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


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Holmwood House Nursery

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

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Holmwood House School

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

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