At Upton House School, we have a great team working throughout the school all with the same aim of building a better future for your child. 

Meet the Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Rhian Thornton
Mrs Kate Newcombe
Deputy Head/Form 5
Mr Craig McEvoy
Head of Pre-Prep/Form 1
Mrs Susan Bish
Head of Early Years
Mrs Susan Selisko
Head of Learning Support
Mrs Kate Allies
Mrs Sandy Lewin
Director of Studies/Form 2
Mr Thomas Brown
Head of Prep/Form 4


If you need to get in contact with any member of the team, please use our online form or call 01753 862610

Full Staff List

Teaching Staff
Mrs Susi Broad, BSc (Hons), QTS, DipTH (Paediatric First Aider)
Head of Art
Mrs Honey Dearsley, BA (Hons), QTS, Montessori Adv Diploma

Miss Jessica Duncan, BA (Hons)

Form 1
Miss Gabrielle Gosztonyi, BSc (Hons), PGCE, OCR SpLD (Paediatric First Aider)
Form 2
Mrs Emma Pritchard, BSc (Hons), (Paediatric First Aider)
Mrs Kim Rae, BEd, OCR SpLD
Mrs Angela Ramm, MBA
Head of Music
Miss Olya Shafikova, MA (Hons), QTS

Miss Jessica Shaw, BA (Hons), CACHE Level 3 Diploma

Sports Coach
Miss Emma Smith, BA (Hons)


Head of English
Miss Jessica Smith, MA (Hons), PGCE
@UptonEng @UptonForm5

History, Geography, French & Latin
Miss Sarah Smith, BA (Hons), PGCE (Paediatric First Aider)

Head of Media & Computing
Mrs Marcia Strong, MA, QTS
@UptonForm3 @UptonComputing

Netball Coach
Mrs Eleanor Seldon-Walsh, BA (Hons)

Mrs Melinda Ward, BA (Hons), PGCE (PGDDL)
Head of Science
Mrs Lesley Webb, BEd (Hons)
@UptonSciences @UptonForm6
Educational Assistants
Educational Assistant
Mrs Angela Harding, NVQ3, Chief First Aider (Paediatric)
Educational Assistant
Mrs Anna Hewitt, BSc (Hons), NVQ3 (Paediatric First Aider)

Educational Assistant
Mrs Judy Hill, NVQ3

Educational Assistant
Mrs Beatriz McEvoy, NVQ3
Educational Assistant
Mrs Lindsay Piper, BA (Hons), (Paediatric First Aider)
Gap Year Student 
Miss Imogen Pritchard
Educational Assistant 
Mrs Rebecca Stewart, NVQ3

Educational Assistant
Mrs Xavora Story, BA (Hons) (USA), Montessori Diploma, (Paediatric First Aider)

Educational Assistant
Mrs Barbara Sutherland, STA (Paediatric First Aider)
Educational Assistant
Dr Sue Webb, BSc (Hons), PhD
EYFS Practitioners

EYFS Practitioner
Mrs Zainab Adnan, Level 3 Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning

EYFS Practitioner
Mrs Rita Ali, NVQ3 (Paediatric First Aider)

EYFS Practitioner / Swimming Instructor
Mrs Laura Crossland, VI NVQ3, ASA Swimming Level 2

Pre-Nursery Co-ordinator
Miss Jemima Dow, BA (Hons), NVQ3 (Paediatric First Aider)
EYFS Practitioner
Mr Daniel Guerrero Lanceta, Degree in Ed Psychology (Spain), QTS (Paediatric First Aider)
EYFS Practitioner
Mrs Lucinda House, DPP (Paediatric First Aider)
EYFS Practitioner
Mrs Lucy Murphy, BA (Hons) (Paediatric First Aider)

EYFS Practitioner
Miss Lucia Oliver, QTS

EYFS Practitioner
Mrs Monica Pedersoli, NVQ2 (Paediatric First Aider)
EYFS Practitioner
Mrs Jennie Phelan, CACHE Level 3 Diploma
EYFS Practitioner
Mrs Fiona Shaw-Daniel, NVQ3 (Paediatric First Aider)
EYFS Practitioner
Mrs Alison Zecca, Montessori Diploma (Paediatric First Aider)
Visiting Teachers
To be appointed

Mr Jed Beardmore, Coaching Diploma 

Mrs Sarah Beattie, ASA Level 2
Mrs Annabelle Brogan, BA (Hons), CT ABRSM
Violin / Piano
Miss Penelope Gee, BMus (Hons) ARCM, DipRCM
FA Qualified Coach
Mr Christopher Glover, BSc (Hons), NVQ3
Miss Vanessa Hoskins, RAD ISTD
Mr Ryan Joseph, BJA Coach GB National Squad

Piano/Cello/Junior Choir
Mr Barnabas Milner, MA, DIP.Ed, LGSM (Piano)

Mrs Alexandra Short, Tutoring in Sport Level 3

Mr Allun Proom, GRSM (Hons)

Mrs Naomi Sinclair, MA (Hons), PGCE
Support Staff
Assistant Bursar
Mrs Andrea O’Neill, BSc (Hons), FCCA
Compliance Consultant
Mr Richard Weeks, BA (Ed), MBA (Ed), FiMGT

Marketing Manager
Mrs Sarah Walker, BA (Hons), Dip.M, NVQ3

Head's PA & Registrar
Miss Rachel Atkins BA(Hons)
Office Manager
Mrs Deborah Bates
Site Manager
Mr Simon James, DMS DipM IEng MCMI MIGEM
Chef Manager
Miss Nicola James, (Paediatric First Aider) 

Assistant Chef Manager
Mr David White

Catering  Assistant
Mrs Ewa Konwicka
Catering Assistant
Miss Karen Smither 
Catering Assistant
Mrs Fatima Hanyny 
Playground Assistant
Mrs Depinder Chawla