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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

Susan Bourne BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS – Head

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Sarah Lemmon BA (Hons) Mont Dip EYPS
Head of Pre Prep

As Head of the Pre-Prep I have overall responsibility for the children from the nursery (Robins) up to and including Year 2 (Bronte). With over 20 years of experience in early education, I am the lead teacher in the nursery and supervise the assessments of children applying to join the reception (Kingfishers) classes. I also teach French in KS1, teaching Year One (Skylarks) and Year 2 (Bronte) children thus ensuring that I spend some time each week in all the pre-prep classes.

Following my initial degree in English and Drama, I was trained in the Montessori method and have completed my post-graduate degree in the Early Years Foundation Stage and been awarded the Early Years Professional Status qualification. Not only do I get to know all the children individually, but I act as a parent liaison for all families in the pre-prep. This is particularly important from a pastoral point of view and especially as they transition from St Luke’s Church to 47 Redcliffe Gardens.

Having seen my own son flourish at Redcliffe and move on to prep and senior school, it is a privilege to play a part in the lives of very young children here, watching them grow and develop by encouraging their individual thirst for knowledge. I hope you will come and see our pre-prep soon.

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Vicky Ellis MA BSc (Hons) QTS – Director of Studies

Here at Redcliffe I am responsible for the curriculum and the preparation of the boys’ 8+ examinations.

At Redcliffe we recognise that education is an area of constant change and improvement.  It is a privilege to be involved in the development of the school with many exciting projects already underway and planned for the future.

The Bursar
Kate Stevens BA (Hons) ACA  Bursar

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

Julia Bottomley BA (Hons) PGCE

Kate Burnett GTCL LTCL Cert Ed

Nissa Caldwell BEd

Beth Curtis BSc PGCE

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

Pascaline Thompson MA LLM BA (Hons) AESS

Rose Williams BA (Hons) QTS

Sue Woodhead BA (Hons) QTS

Teaching Assistants

Debbie Abdulgani

Kevan Bamforth

Shahnoza Brown

Nick Gardner

Tahnee Hippolyte

Julie Lawrence

Alison Marty

Tracey Ordway

Sharon Pichon

Rosie Smith

Paula Spearpoint

Alison Werner

Administration Team

Henrietta Corbett

Dave Evemy

Marisa Hutchens

Ellie Howe

Andrea Peartree

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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