Our outstanding results year on year and the welcoming, nurturing atmosphere at Meoncross are not down to chance. Nor is it a coincidence that our pupils emerge from this setting confident, caring and outward looking. All this stems from the excellence of our teaching staff.

Staff are recruited with great care, and it is the culture of the school to help them to improve their teaching skills year on year. We perform regular observations both planned and unplanned and provide detailed feedback with support to help them make improvements. Staff are encouraged to make their lessons creative and engaging as this is the route to inspire and inform our pupils.

All the staff share a common sense of purpose and morale is boosted by the everyday friendliness of our staff room, and staff have regular opportunities to participate in social events.

We operate an open door policy at the school and should you wish to contact a member of staff you may do so by emailing them. The email protocol is firstname.surname@meoncross.co.uk.  Alternatively if you would prefer to speak to someone over the phone or would like to arrange a face to face meeting, please call the office on 01329 662182 and we will do our best to put you in contact.

Deputy Head Upper School, Head of Sixth Form, Head of English & Drama Mrs Claire Jepson BA (Hons), MA, PGCE
English & Drama Mr John O’Hanlon BEd (Hons), QTS, Dip.Dr & Theatre Arts
English Mrs Jo Capon BA (Hons), iPGCE
Deputy DSL Mrs Kerri Jenkins MEd, BA (Hons), QTS
Head of Mathematics Mr Thomas Holdstock MMATH, GTP, QTS
Mathematics & History Mr Brian Perry BEd
Mathematics Miss Elena Opinca MSc (Hons), PGCE
Head of Languages Mrs Lauren Kimble BA (Hons)
Languages Mrs Rosemary Dorey BA (Hons), PGCE
Languages Mrs Sarah Ebery MEd, BSc (Hons), PGCE
Languages Mrs Caroline Lopez BA (Hons), PGCE
Languages Mrs Helen East BA (Hons), PGCE
Head of Science / Biology Mr Stephen Stewart BA (Hons), PGCE
Chemistry Mrs Penny Murray BSc (Hons), PGCE
Physics Miss Mary Bruley BSc (Hons), PGCE
Physics & Astronomy Mrs Fiona Pope Bsc (Hons), PGCE
Science Mrs Deborah Whittingham BSc (Hons), PGCE
Science Mrs Anna Todd BSc (Hons), PGCE
Head of Art & Design Technology Mrs Paula Cross BA (Hons), PGD Tex, PGCE, QTS
Art & Design Mrs Donna-Marie Ansen BA (Hons)
Music Teacher Mrs Natasha Burns BMus (Hons) DipABRSM
Music Teacher Mrs Paula Barnes BA (Hons), PGCE
Geography Mr David Trollope BA (Hons), PGCE
Geography Mrs Chloe Watkis BA (Hons), PGCE
Geography Mrs Michele Ness BSc (Hons), PGCE
History Mr Ben Lovett MA (History), BA (Hons) PGCE, QTS
Head of Classics Mrs Andrea Allman BA (Hons), MA, MEd (Cantab), PGCE
Head of PRS and PHSE/Careers Mrs Angela Carter BA (Hons), PGCE
Head of ICT, Computer Science and Business Studies Mr Martin Barratt BSc (Hons), PGCE
Computer Science Mr Glenn Broadway
DSL / SENCo / Pastoral Lead KS4 Mrs Bev Watts MEd, BEd (Hons), Cert Ed, Cert SPLD
Home Economics Mrs Chrissie Clapton Cert Ed, City & Guilds Advanced Domestic Cookery
Director of Sport/ Pastoral Lead KS3 Mr Matt Russell BA (Hons), QTS
PE, Second in Department Miss Emma Pickering BA (Hons), QTS
PE Mrs Gemma Eldridge BA (Hons)
PE Mr Louis Dear BA (Hons), QTS
PE Mrs Tracie Burroughs BA (Hons), QTS
Deputy Head Lower School Mrs Sarah George BA (Hons), PGCE
Year 6 / English Coordinator Lower School Mrs Bonnie Birse BSc (Hons), PGCE, CELTA
Year 6 / Mathematics Coordinator

Lower School

Miss Teresa Asplett BSc (Hons), PGCE
Year 5 Mrs Alison Skilling BA (Hons), PGCE
Year 5 Miss Rebecca Hanslip BA (Hons), QTS
Year 5 Miss Jessica Walton BSc (Hons), QTS
Year 4 / Director of Curriculum Operations/ Pastoral Lead KS1 & 2 Mrs Kerri Jenkins MEd, BA (Hons), QTS
Year 4 Mrs Amanda Marshall BA (Hons), PGCE, PG Dip Maths (Open)
Year 3 Mrs Debra Foley BA (Hons), PGCE
Year 2 Miss Sarah Lane BA (Hons), PGCE
Year 2 Mrs Rae Gamblin BSc (Hons), PGCE
Year 2 Mrs Charlotte Forrestall BA (Hons), PGCE
Year 1 Mrs Charlotte Reid BA (Hons), QTS
Year 1 Mrs Claire Searle BSc (Hons), PGCE
Reception / KS1 Leader of Teaching Mrs Claire Robinson BEd (Hons), QTS

Level 3 Beach School Practical Skills and Environment Management

Head of Nursery (Maternity Leave from Sept) Mrs Gemma Ankouri NVQ Level 4

Level 3 Beach School Practical Skills and Environment Management

Head of Care Mrs Cheryl Davis NVQ Level 4
SENCo Mrs Jackie Rushforth NVQ Level 4
Nursery Supervisor Mrs Lisa King BA (Hons), Early Years
Nursery Assistant Mrs Danae Lovegrove NVQ Level 3
Nursery Assistant Mrs Palmira Kew Early Years Foundation State training
Nursery Assistant Mrs Sally Nieddu Level 3 Child Minding
Nursery Assistant Miss Eleanor Bristowe BA (Hons), Early Years
Nursery Assistant Miss Rebekah Powell NVQ Level 3
Nursery Assistant Mrs Wendy Fisk NVQ Level 3
Nursery Drama Teacher Mrs Rachael Davis BA (Hons), NNEB Diploma, City & Guilds 706/1 & 706/2
Assistant SENCo Mrs Rachel Lushey OCR Diploma –  Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning
Learning Support Assistant Mrs Rachael Davis BA (Hons), NNEB Diploma, City & Guilds 706/1 & 706/2
Learning Support Assistant Mrs Holly Dawson BSc (Hons)
Learning Support Assistant Mrs Abby Waterhouse BA (Hons)
EYFS Transition Helen Williams BA (Hons)
Admissions Mrs Holly Dawson
Admissions & Pupil Data Assistant Mrs Nicola Jones
Head’s PA / HR Miss Sue Watson
Bursar Mrs Sue Blower
Finance Officer, H&S Assistant Mrs Samantha Howe NVQ level 3 in business administration
EYE Grant Coordinator Mrs Debbie Chaplin
Administration Officer Mrs Gilly Hillyer
Administration Officer Mrs Abbie Suttie
Administration Officer Mrs Jeanette James
Administration Officer Mrs Catherine Winter
Reprographics Assistant Mrs Alison Pegg
ICT Technician Mr Ian Letchford
Laboratory Technician Mrs Gillian Seaman BSc (Hons)
Home Economics Assistant Mrs Lynne Lewis Level 2 Food Hygiene
Catering Manager Mrs Debbie Davis City & Guilds 706/1 & 706/2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
Assistant Catering Manager Mrs Sarah Rowe Level 2 Food Safety and Catering
Catering Mrs Julie Cook Level 2 Food Safety and Catering
Catering Mrs Joanne Clarke Level 2 Nutrition & Health
Catering Mrs Sue Peterson Level 2 Food Safety and Catering
Catering Mrs Sue Swift Level 2 Food Safety and Catering
Lunchtime Supervisor & Catering Assistant (Maternity Leave from Oct) Mrs Jessica Eschweiller-Taylor
Lunchtime Supervisor Mrs Corinne Jones
Caretaker Mr Mark Kent Fire Safety Management, First Aid at Work
Assistant Caretaker Mr Steve Cooper First Aid at Work
Minibus Driver Mr Andrew Bridger
Minibus Driver Mr Richard Dix
Music Mr David Edwards Diploma of Licentiate in Pianoforte Playing
Guitar Teacher Mr Luke Browning BA (Hons), PGCE, RSL
Percussion Teacher Mr Steve Duffy
Woodwind Teacher Mr Russell Shipley MA, BA (obtained in USA)
Piano Teacher Mr Jack Davies  BMus (Hons) R.N.C.M.
Swimming Coach Mrs Susan Wilson BEd (Hons)
Drama & Swimming Coach Mrs Pauline Didymus
Tennis Coach Mr Matthew Rogers LTS Senior Tennis Coach
Hula Hoop Mrs Hannah Murphy
Baby Ballet Miss Lucy Daly
First Aid Trainer Mrs Jayne Favill
French Teaching Volunteer Mrs Nancy Perrier
Speech & Drama Workshop Mrs Julia Wilkes
Whole School Mr Chris Allery BA (Hons), Cert Ed
Whole School Mrs Kathy Lincoln BA, PGCE
Whole School Mrs Christine Flack BEd (Hons)
Whole School Mrs Anne Stephenson BA (Hons), PGCE