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MEET OUR STAFF

The Redcliffe team is passionate about education. Our individual approach means we value every child and we make their progress at our school a priority.

Our enviable pool of expertise helps Redcliffe children discover their talents and reach their full potential at their own pace.

Above all, we are all committed to the common goal of ensuring our school provides a diverse and modern curriculum that caters for all individual needs.

All the classes for our younger children also have their own full time teaching assistants.

Senior Leadership Team


Head – Sarah Lemmon BA (Hons) Mont Dip EYPS


Deputy Head – Kristine James BA (Hons) BEd QTS

As Deputy Head of Redcliffe I am primarily responsible for the development of the curriculum, assessment and reporting. I oversee the 11+ exam preparation and, together with the Head, support parents with choosing the right next schools for their children. I am the Wordsworth (Year 6) form teacher, and love teaching Maths to our Year 5 and 6 girls.

I look to welcoming you and your children to our ‘Redcliffe Family’ and together making it possible for each child to be happy, love learning, and excel at Redcliffe School.

Head of Lower School – Mairead Dorney White MA BA (Hons) PGCE QTS

As Head of the Lower School I have responsibility for the children from the nursery (Robins) up to and including Year 1 (Skylarks). I have over 10 years of experience in education spanning Early years, KS1 and KS2. In addition to leading the Lower School I am also the lead teacher in the nursery and supervise the assessments of children applying to join the reception (Kingfishers) classes. My subject specialism is Art and over the past number of years I have enjoyed teaching my form classes as well as teaching art across different year groups.  

I am highly passionate about education and about helping each and every child to thrive. It is a privilege to watch our children grow and develop and to nurture their talents and abilities. I love getting to know them all individually and finding out what makes them tick. This is one of the great benefits of a small school. Our community spirit is strong and pastoral care is of the highest quality. Our school is a vibrant, happy place where children learn, smile and belong.

I hope you will come to visit soon to see this for yourself.

The Bursar
Bursar – Kate Stevens BA (Hons) ACA 

Having read Music at university, I diverged into a financial career working in many different sectors.  For the past eight years I have enjoyed the multi-faceted environment of the Redcliffe Bursary where I deal not only with finance, but also human resources, safety, property management and everything which is not directly connected with the curriculum.

I love working collaboratively with the team to ‘make things happen’ at Redcliffe and to provide the best possible environment for the children to support their educational needs.

Teaching Staff

Paul Allan BA (Hons) QTS

Bev Bell Primary Ed Dip

Sophie Boardman-Weston BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS

Julia Bottomley BA (Hons) PGCE

Kate Burnett GTCL LTCL Cert Ed

Nissa Caldwell BEd

Beth Curtis BSc PGCE QTS

Mairead Dorney White BA PGCE QTS

Raena Gayle BEd (Hons)

Kristine James BA (Hons) BEd QTS

Alexandra Lamb BSc (Hons) with QTS

Mary-Ann Parker-Wood BA (Hons) PGCE TEFL with QTS

Susan Plummer MSc BA PGCE

Liz Powell Mont Dip

Philippa Rae BA Hons PGCE QTS

Karolina Szymczak

Rose Williams BA (Hons) QTS

Sue Woodhead BA (Hons) QTS

Teaching Assistants

Debbie Abdulgani

Kevan Bamforth

Shahnoza Brown

Nick Gardner

Tahnee Hippolyte

Hana Jarrah

Julie Lawrence

Alison Marty

Tracey Ordway

Sharon Pichon

Paula Spearpoint

Administration Team

Henrietta Corbett

Dave Evemy

Marisa Hutchens

Ellie Howe

Redcliffe is a member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). A recognised kitemark of quality, IAPS represents 600 of the world's leading prep schools.

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