Staff and Governors

Brackenfield is staffed by a dedicated team of teachers and support staff. Please find below a full listing of all of our staff and their roles within the school.

Teaching Staff

STAFF MEMBER ROLE

Mr Joe Masterson

Headmaster

Mr Paul Jenkins

Deputy Head

Mrs Alison Balsamini MBE

Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL), Director of Welfare & Year 6 teacher

Mrs Emilie Moon

Head of Infants and Year 2 teacher (Weds - Fri)

Mrs Jane Ingle-Illes

Reception teacher

Mrs Claire Haddleton

Year 1 teacher

Mrs Eithne Duckels

Year 2 teacher (Mon & Tues)

Miss Michelle Van-Eede

Year 3 teacher 

Mrs Cecilia Warren

Year 4 teacher and Head of Girls Games (Maternity cover)

Miss Sarah Haslop

Year 4 teacher and Head of Girls Games (Maternity leave)

Mr Jean-Claude Olesqui

Deputy DSL. Teacher of IT, DT, Head of Boys Games, Forest School, Housemaster

Ms Helen Leaf

Director of Music

Mrs Suzanne Ridings

French Teacher 

Mrs Amy Wardell

SENCo & Learning Support

Mrs Joanne Sykes

Classroom Assistant

Mrs Vanessa Stanford

Classroom Assistant

Mrs Alison Turner

Classroom Assistant 

Ms Sara Davila Torrecillas

Classroom Assistant

Mr Peter Haldane

Learning Support

Mr Shaun Stevenson

Learning Support

 

Nursery

STAFF MEMBER ROLE

Miss Katie Kerr

Nursery Manager

Miss Rachel Pearson

Nursery Supervisor, DSL for Early Years

Mrs Alexandra Hall

Nursery Supervisor

Mrs Kristy Genetti

Nursery Assistant

Mrs Nicole Turner 

Nursery Assistant

Mrs Jennifer Wharton

Nursery Assistant

Administration

 
STAFF MEMBER ROLE
Mrs Louise Krier PA to the Headteacher & Compliance Manager
Mrs Paula Russell Finance Manager
Mrs Kelly Wood Marketing Manager/Office

Peripatetic

STAFF MEMBER ROLE

Mr Tony Lovell

Peripatetic Co-ordinator & Piano

Mrs Joanne Bainbridge

Speech & Drama

Mr Jeremy Carnell

Cello

Mr Tom Foster

Strings

Miss Steph Baker

Singing

Mrs Ruth Meech

Flute & Recorder

Mr Matthew McGuffie 

Clarinet & Saxophone

Mr Daniel Webster

Guitar/Trumpet/Drums

Ms Catherine Wright

Dyslexia Teacher 

   
   

Catering & Site Management

STAFF MEMBER ROLE

Mrs Juliet Jones

Cook Supervisor

Miss Annette Goude

Catering Assistant

Mrs Rita Windsor

Catering Assistant

Mr Chris Rowntree 

Site Manager/Cleaner

Mr Richard Basnett 

Cleaner 

GOVERNORS

The proprietor of Brackenfield School is Harrogate Preparatory School Ltd.

Harrogate Preparatory School Ltd is part of the Forfar Education Group and as such the Forfar Education Group Governance Board acts as the governors of Brackenfield School.

The Chairman of the school is Mr John Forsyth. He can be contacted anytime via [email protected], or by calling 07780816294.

The Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs Jo Storey. She can be contacted anytime via [email protected], or by calling 07551 740013. 

Governor: John Forsyth
Governor for Safeguarding: Jo Storey

The school's registered address is as follows ;

4 The Vale
Chelsea
SW3 6AH