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Staff summary

There is no staff room at Sands School – this, added to the general ethos of the school, encourages a very close relationship between staff and students. This applies to everyone who works at Sands; both teaching and non-teaching staff.

The staff at Sands come from a variety of professional backgrounds giving them a balanced and interesting set of skills and experiences.  All the teaching staff are fully qualified to teach their subjects and were employed by the students for their teaching ability and social compatibility with the ethos of the school.  All staff are free of strict teaching guidelines and so can provide an exciting and diverse education.

Andy Corry IT Teacher BA, PGCE
Angie Watson Secretary
Bridget Dare Languages Teacher BA, PGCE
Ceri Baker SENCO BA Hons, SpLD APC
Clare Tyler Art Teacher and office BA Hons
Donald Barr School administration BA Hons
Ellie Guy Art Technician BA Hons
Huw Morgan Science teacher BSc ExeHons, PGCE
Irwin Smith Maintenance
Jasper Solomou Lab technician / science support BSc
Joe Webster Art Teacher BA, PGCE
Kate Day School counsellor BA Phil, Cert Coun, AD Coun, , MBACP
Katie Mackay Drama teacher BA, PGCE
Leslie Stroz English & Art Teacher BA, MA
Liam Tanser Caretaker and maintenance  
Martin Roberts Music and English Teacher BA, PGCE
Nathan Gribble Maths Teacher and Safeguarding Lead BSc, PGCE
Paul Petrie-Ritchie Woodwork teacher
Peta Cox Bursar
Sean Bellamy Administrator and Humanities Teacher BA Cantab, PGCE
Susan Widlake Learning Support and Counselling BSc, PGCE


More information about each member of staff and, for teachers, their subjects can be found by following the links from the Staff heading drop-down menu.

In addition to the permanent staff listed above details of any temporary or short-term staff can be found on the school website.