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 and Head of EYFS

Mrs Claire Haddleton

Year 1 teacher

Mrs Eithne Duckels

Year 2 teacher (Mon & Tues)

Miss Michelle van Eede

Year 3 teacher 

Mrs Sarah Clark

Year 4 teacher and Head of Girls Games 

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 Harrison

Classroom Assistant

Mrs Vanessa Stanford

Classroom Assistant

Mrs Kirsty Eastwood

Classroom Assistant

Mrs Alison Turner

Classroom Assistant 

Miss Isobel Rivett-Jones

Classroom Assistant 

Mr Peter Haldane

Learning Support

Mrs Nicola Robinson

Learning Support

 

Nursery

STAFF MEMBER ROLE

Miss Katie Kerr

Nursery Manager

Miss Rachel Pearson

Nursery Supervisor, DSL for Early Years

Mrs Denise Barros

Nursery Assistant

Mrs Jen Hutchinson 

Nursery Assistant

Miss Nicole Turner 

Nursery Assistant

Mrs Jennifer Wharton

Nursery Assistant

Administration

   

Mrs Kelly Wood

School Administrator

Mrs Paula Russell

Finance Manager

Miss Lucy Whyte 

Marketing & Admissions Officer 

Peripatetic

STAFF MEMBER ROLE

Mr Tony Lovell

Peripatetic Co-ordinator & Piano

Ms Tamsin Barnes

Speech & Drama

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 

Mrs Sarah Charneca

Art 

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 07340174612.

Governor: John Forsyth
Governor for Safeguarding: Jo Storey

The school's registered address is as follows ;

4 The Vale
Chelsea
SW3 6AH