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Solefields School, Sevenoaks

Solefield wins third National title

Congratulations to Year 8, Michael B, on winning Gold in the U13 boys Shot Put National Finals.
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This follows on from Solefield winning National Title's in both Judo and Fencing.  
Judo Champions - read more
British Fencing Title - read more



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Please scroll down the page to meet our Team, Teaching Staff and Assistants, Games Coaches, Administrative, Support and Catering Staff and our Peripatetic Music Staff:
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Mr Dougal Philps 
B.Sc (Hons) Manchester
Mrs Diana Mahon
Deputy Head & Year 3 Teacher
Mrs Helen McClure
Deputy Head (Academic) & Head of Religious Studies



Miss Rachael Adams
BA (Hons) Greenwich
Reception Teacher

Mrs Emma Hicks
BA (Hons), PGCE Goldsmiths, London
Junior Department Assistant

Year 1R
Miss Harriet Rowe
BA (Hons) Falmouth, Cornwall; PGCE Chichester, West Sussex
Head of PSHE, Head of Charities & Year 1 Teacher


Mrs Carol Garton
Junior Department Assistant & After School Care Supervisor

Year 2O
Mrs Catherine Openshaw
MA (Ed) Open University
BEd (Hons) Homerton College, Cambridge
Head of KS1, Head of ICT & Year 2 Teacher


Mrs Jana Mack
Junior Department Assistant




 Year 3G





Year 3B

Mr Ed Gamwells
BA (Hons) Exeter
Head of History, Head of Houses & Year 3 Form Teacher



Mr John Bowden
Year 3 Form Teacher & Head of Cricket

Miss Angie Turner
Junior Department Assistant
Year 4C

Mr James Cramp
BSc (Hons) Sports Management, Bournemouth University
Year 4 Form Teacher & Head of Rugby

 Year 4W


Miss Gemma Wilson
BA (Hons) Durham; PGCE Canterbury, Christchurch
Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Clubs Coordinator & Year 4 Form Teacher


 Year 5H

Mr Carlos Henry
Dunedin College of Education, New Zealand
Director of Sport & Year 5 Form Teacher

Year 5S

Mrs Clare Skinner
BA (Hons) Warwick; PGCE UEL
Year 5 Form Teacher
& Library Coordinator


Year 6BR           

Mr Peter Browne
BEd (Hons), London University
Head of English & Drama & Year 6 Form Teacher


Year 6BA      


Mrs Dana Baker
BA (Hons) Slade School of Art, UCL
PGCE, Middlesex
Head of Art & Year 6 Form Teacher, Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)



Year 7K 

Mr Malcolm Kennedy
BA - Sth Africa; Cert. Ed Rhodesia; QTS, PG Dip UEL
Head of Mathematics & Year 7 Form Teacher

 Year 8P

Mrs Linda Payne
GRSM, RAM, PGCE Homerton College, Cambridge; English/Music
Head of Geography & Year 8 Form Teacher
Geography Coordinator IAPS District 2 (Kent)


Mrs Diana Mahon
BEd (Hons) Sunderland
Deputy Head & Year 3 Teacher

Mrs Helen McClure 
BA (Hons) French, Birmingham. PGCE, French & Spanish, Birmingham
Deputy Head (Academic) & Head of Religious Studies


Mr Rob Fenning
BA, Music, Hull
Director of Music


Mr Kevin Farmery
BEd, Biological Sciences, Warwick
Head of Science


Mrs Cathie Kitley
BA (Joint Hons) English/Music, Cardiff & PGCE, PG Dip in Specific Learning Difficulties, PG Cert National Award for SENCO
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)



Mrs Lisa Glennon-Cousins
BA (Hons) & PGCE, PG Dip Dyslexia and Literacy,
PG Cert National Award for SENCO
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (Maternity Leave)



Mr Mike Parker
Head of PE & Head of Football



Mr Nick Quiney
GLCM, London College of Music; PGCE, Goldsmiths University
French, Mythology and Religious Studies


Mrs Denise Cheek
Mathematics Teaching Assistant



Mrs Janette Obeney
Learning Support Assistant


Mrs Gloria Moscatelli
Learning Support Assistant



Miss Lucy Featherstone
Learning Support Assistant (Maternity Cover)





Mrs Kimberley Paterson
Learning Support Assistant (Maternity Leave)


Mr Kim Raymond
Teaching Assistant & Games


Mrs Pauline Connelly
After School Care Assistant




Mr Malcolm Burkett
Visiting Judo Coach



Miss Sarah Burkett
Visiting Judo Coach




Mrs Rosalind Philps
Estates Bursar
LLB (Hons) Kingston, Solicitor(NP)

Mrs Barbara Volpato
Registrar & PA to the Headmaster
BA (Hons)

 Miss Jacqueline Crowley
ACA, BA (Hons)



Mrs Anne Hill
School Secretary
Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Fiona Henry
MBus, BCom, BMus (Hons)
Otago, New Zealand

Mr Sean Smeeth


Each year we welcome Gap Year students to our team

Adam Davies  
Sam Hewes  

Kian Patel, ex Solefield Boy

Matt Volpato      


Holroyd Howe staff provide the catering for us at Solefield.

Mrs Jane Tovey
Chef Manager
Ms Katy Wiggins
Kitchen Assistant


Mr Robert Connell

 Mr Peter de Croos
MA, BMus,

Piano & Keyboard

Mr Martin Bloor




Mrs Alice Yelf

 Mr Alun Francis
Recorder & Clarinet

Mrs Rachel Threlfall

Mr Nick Quiney

Mrs Helen Walker
Voice & Choir

Mr Matt Wilson

Solefield School Educational Trust Limited.
A company registered in England and Wales. Limited by guarantee No. 1966993. Charity No. 293466. Registered Office: Solefield School, Solefields Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1PH.
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