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Solefields School, Sevenoaks

Star Gymnasts

Our Gymnastics Team scooped 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals at the Walthamstow Hall Gymnastics Championships. Well done team!  

Solefield win British Title!

Congratulations to our Under 11 Fencing team on winning the national title in Fencing.



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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, DSL
Mrs Helen McClure
Deputy Head (Academic) & Head of Religious Studies


Mrs Catherine Openshaw
MA (Ed) Open University
BEd (Hons) Homerton College, Cambridge
Head of KS1, Head of ICT & 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 & Year 1 Teacher


 Mr Mike Parker
Junior Department Assistant & Head of Football

Year 2A
Miss Rachael Adams
BA (Hons) Greenwich
Year 2 Teacher


Mrs Carol Garton
Junior Department Assistant & After School Care Supervisor




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




Mrs Diana Mahon
BEd (Hons) Sunderland
Deputy Head & Year 3 Teacher, DSL
Miss Angie Turner
Junior Department Assistant
Year 4H

Miss Clare Habershon
BA (Hons) Warwick; PGCE UEL
Year 4 Form Teacher

 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 5K

Mrs Cathie Kitley
BA (Joint Hons) English/Music, Cardiff & PGCE, PG Dip in Specific Learning Difficulties, PG Cert National Award for SENCO
Year 5 Form Teacher



Mr James Cramp
BSc (Hons) Sports Management, Bournemouth University
Year 5 Form Teacher & Head of Rugby


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



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


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



Mrs Janette Obeney
Learning Support Assistant


Mrs Gloria Moscatelli
Learning Support Assistant


Mrs Kimberley Paterson
Learning Support Assistant



Mr Kim Raymond
Teaching Assistant & Games


Mrs Jana Mack
After School Care Assistant


Mrs Pauline Connelly
After School Care Assistant



Mr Malcolm Burkett
Visiting Judo Coach





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

Mrs Barbara Volpato
Registrar & PA to the
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 Jason Healey
Groundskeeper & Caretaker


Each year we welcome Gap Year students to our team

Patrick Holland
(Solefield Old Boy)
Tom Nicholls Ollie Leader


Holroyd Howe staff provide the catering for us at Solefield.

Mrs Jane Tovey
Chef Manager
Mrs Beth Healey
Catering Assistant
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

Ms Jo Fooks

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: Solefields Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1PH.
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