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Solefields School, Sevenoaks

11+ SUCCESS

Yet again Solefield scored 100% pass rate at 11+.  This followed on from our seventh year in a row with 100% success at Common Entrance. Well done to the boys involved. Click here to see a full list of our scholarships and results.

 

 

 

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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:
Click directly on a name if you would like to contact a particular staff member by e-mail.

Mr Dougal Philps 
Headmaster
B.Sc (Hons) Manchester
IAPS
Mrs Diana Mahon
Deputy Head & Head of Juniors, DCPC

 TEACHING STAFF

 Reception
Mrs Catherine Openshaw
MA (Ed) Open University
BEd (Hons) Homerton College, Cambridge
Reception teacher & ICT Coordinator
 

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

Year 1R
Miss Harriet Rowe
BA (Hons) Falmouth, Cornwall; PGCE Chichester, West Sussex
Year 1 teacher

 

Miss Angie Turner
Junior Department Assistant

Year 2M
Mrs Diana Mahon
BEd (Hons) Sunderland
Deputy Head & Head of Juniors, DCPC
Year 2 teacher


Mr Mike Parker
Junior Department Assistant

Year 3G Mr Ed Gamwells
BA (Hons) Exeter
Year 3 form teacher
& Games
   Mrs Carol Garton
Junior Department Assistant
       


Mrs Carolyn Sambruck
Junior Department Assistant

 Year 4H

 


Mr Carlos Henry
BEd,
Dunedin College of Education, New Zealand
Year 4 Form Teacher, Games, Clubs & House Coordinator

 Year 5B

Mr Peter Browne
BEd (Hons), London University
Year 5 Form Teacher

 

Year 5W

Miss Gemma Wilson
BA (Hons) Durham; PGCE Canterbury, Christchurch
Head of Modern Foreign Languages & Year 5 form teacher
 Year 6P

 

 

Mrs Linda Payne
GRSM, RAM, PGCE Homerton College, Cambridge; English/Music
Head of Geography & Year 6 form teacher
Assistant Geography Coordinator IAPS District 2 (Kent)

 

Year 6WB      

Mrs Rachel Weston-Betts
BA (Hons) PGCE Bath
Head of English & Drama & Year 6 form teacher

English Coordinator IAPS District 2 (Kent)

Year 7K

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

Year 8PJ

Mrs Amanda Parker-Jones
MA, New College, Oxford; PGCE York St. John University, York
Director of Studies
Head of Religious Studies & Year 8 form teacher

Religious Studies Coordinator IAPS District 2 (Kent)


 

 

Mr Philip Betts
BSc (Hons) Portsmouth, QTS (GTP) Canterbury Christ Church
Director of Sport & Head of History

 

Mr Rob Fenning
BA, Music, Hull
Director of Music

 

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

 

Mrs Dana Baker
BA (Hons) Slade School of Art, UCL
PGCE, Middlesex
Head of Art

 

 

Mr Keith Palmer
BA (Hons) London
Classics Teacher

  Mr John Bowden
Assistant Director of Sport, ICT Coordinator
 

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

 

 

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

 

Mrs Ali Clare
Learning Support Assistant

 

Mrs Gloria Moscatelli
Learning Support Assistant

  Mrs Kimberley Paterson
Learning Support Assistant
 

 

Mr Kim Raymond
Teaching Assistant & Games



 

Mr Malcolm Burkett
Visiting Judo Coach

ADMINISTRATIVE & SUPPORT STAFF

 


 

 

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

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

 Miss Jacqueline Crowley
Finance
ACA, BA (Hons)

 

 

Mrs Anne Hill
School Secretary
&
Clerk to the Governors

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

Mr Jason Healey
Groundskeeper & Caretaker

GAP YEAR STUDENTS

Cormac Barry Sophie Hicks

Matthew Watts
Old Solefield boy

Matthew Whicheloe
Old Solefield boy

 

CATERING TEAM

Holroyd Howe staff provide the catering for us at Solefield.
 

Mrs Jane Tovey
Chef Manager
Mrs Mel Savage
Assistant Chef
Mrs Beth Healey
Catering Assistant
Ms Katy Wiggins
Kitchen Assistant

PERIPATETIC MUSIC STAFF

Mrs Susan Bouette
Cello

Mr Robert Connell
BA (Hons), PGCE, ATCL
Guitar

Mr Peter de Croos
MA, BMus,

GTCL LTCL, ATCL
Piano & Keyboard

Ms Jacqueline Dennett
ARAM, Dip RAM
Violin

 

 

Mrs Alice Yelf
Brass

 Mrs Ann Murray
GTCL, LTCL
Recorder

Miss Parsons
Woodwind

Mr Nick Quiney
GLCM, PGCE
Piano

 

 

 

Mrs Helen Walker
AGSM
Voice & Choir

Mr Matt Wilson
Drums

 

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