Staff & Governors

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Mrs McClure

Headmistress, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
BA (Hons) French, Birmingham. PGCE, French & Spanish, Birmingham. MEd, Educational Leadership, Buckingham. 

Mrs Easton

Deputy Head & Year 5 Teacher 
BEng Portsmouth, PGCE Kingston.

Teaching Staff

Miss Showell

Reception Teacher & EYFS Key Person
BSc (Hons) Pharmacology, Newcastle Upon Tyne. PGCE (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church.

Mrs Robinson

Year 1 Teacher & Head of Drama
BA (Hons) Greenwich.

Mrs Mack

Junior Department Assistant

Mrs Goodwin

Head of Pre-Prep (Rec-Y2), Year 2 Teacher & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
BA (Hons) French, Reading. PGCE, Canterbury Christ Church.

Mrs Hicks

Junior Department Assistant
BA (Hons), PGCE Goldsmiths, London.

Mr Henry

Year 3 Form Teacher
BEd, Dunedin College of Education, New Zealand. MEd, Educational Leadership, Buckingham.

Mrs Garton

Junior Department Assistant & After School Care Supervisor

Mrs Rogan

Year 4 Form Teacher
BA (Hons) History, University College Swansea. PGCE, Canterbury Christ Church.

Miss Turner

Junior Department Assistant

Mr Coston

Assistant Headteacher, Director of Technology & Year 5 Form Teacher
BA Childhood Studies and Professional Practice Studies, Northumbria. PGCE, Canterbury Christ Church.

Mrs Glennon-Cousins

Head of Learning Development & Year 5 Form Teacher
BA (Hons) & PGCE, PG Dip Dyslexia and Literacy, PG Cert National Award for SENCO, Level 3 Certificate, Counselling Skills for working with children, Place2Be. 

Mr Bowden

Year 6 Form Teacher & Head of Cricket 

Mr Fenning

Director of Music & Year 6 Form Teacher
BA, Music, Hull.

Mrs Payne

Head of Geography & Year 7 Form Teacher & Director of Organisation
GRSM (Hons), Royal Academy of Music. PGCE Homerton College, Cambridge/Music.

Mr Cramp

Head of History, Head of Rugby & Year 8 Form Teacher
BSc (Hons) Sports Management, Bournemouth University
iPGCE University of Buckingham.

Mrs Snow

Head of English
BA, UEA. PGCE Leeds.

Mr Budden

Director of STEM
BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham. PGCE Primary, Institute of Education, London. MA Pedagogical Leadership in School Sport & PE, St Mary's Twickenham.

Mr Farmery

Head of Science & Director of Timetabling
BEd, Biological Sciences, Warwick.

Mrs Koheji

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Head of Art, Pastoral Lead for Welfare.
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Slade School of Art, UCL. PGCE Art and Design, Middlesex. Level 3 Certificate, Counselling Skills for working with children, Place2Be. 

Mr Parker

Director of Sport. BA (Hons) Childhood & Youth Studies, Canterbury Christ Church.

Mrs Shanmuganathan

Head of Religious Studies
BA (Hons) Modern Languages, Liverpool John Moores. PGCE, Canterbury Christ Church.

Mrs Alteirac

Head of Modern Languages
BA Joint Hons, French & Italian, Birmingham. PGCE, Oxford.

Mrs Cook

French Teacher 
BA (Hons) French and Spanish, University of Exeter. PGCE Primary with Spanish, Institute of Education, London.

Mrs de May

Latin Teacher
BA (Hons) University of Durham. PGCE Homerton College, Cambridge.

Mrs Cheveley

Teaching Assistant
BSc Economics & Business, University of Southampton & PGCE (Secondary Maths) University of Greenwich.

Mrs Obeney

Learning Development Assistant

Mrs Moscatelli

Learning Development Assistant

Mr Raymond

1 to 1 Assistant & Games Coach

Miss Elphinstone

1 to 1 Support Assistant

Mr Burkett

Visiting Judo Coach

Mrs Huddart

Assistant Judo Coach

Administrative & Support Staff

Mrs Volpato

Registrar & Headmistress' PA
BA (Hons), ACIB

Miss Wright

Office Administrator
CIPD Level 3

Mrs Savage

Facilities Manager & Clerk to the Governors
BSc (Hons) Loughborough

Miss Crowley

Finance Manager
ACA, BA (Hons)

Mrs Henry

Marketing Manager
BMus (Hons), BCom, MBus, Otago, New Zealand

Mr Smeeth


Gap Year Students

Mr Holden

Solefield Old Boy

Mr Barty

Solefield Old Boy

Catering Team

Mrs Chatterton

Chef Manager

Miss Pearce

Chef De Partie 

Miss Byrne

Kitchen Assistant

Peripatetic Music Staff

Mr Connell

Guitar BA (Hons), PGCE, ATCL

Mrs Cross

Strings DipABRSM (Violin)

Mr Francis

Recorder & Clarinet

Mr Quiney


Mrs Sage

Voice & Choir BMus (Hons)

Mr Welch

BA (Hons), Brighton. QTS, Goldsmiths. Music Scholar in Central Java Peforming Arts School.


Mr Clewley - Chairman

ACMA - Past Parent

Mr Clewley has been proud to be associated with Solefield since 1993, initially as the father of three boys who each benefited from a wonderful education at the school, and since 1999 as a Governor and Chairman of the Finance Committee. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Governors in 2004, and retains the roles of Chairman of the Administration and Health and Safety Committee, and membership of the Finance Committee.
After qualifying as an accountant in 1976 he enjoyed a long career in senior financial and general management roles with Whitbread Plc in the UK and overseas. Since 2002 he has worked as a consultant and in interim management and also enjoys the challenge of being Chairman of three other diverse businesses.
He has lived in the Sevenoaks area for over 25 years. His wife is a yoga instructor and they have three grown up sons who retain many of their best friends from their memorable days at Solefield.

Mr Clewley may be contacted through the School Office, Solefield School, Solefields Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1PH. Telephone: 01732 452 142. Email: [email protected]

Mr Malcolm

BEd, MA, FRSA, (IAPS) - ex Headmaster

Mr Malcolm was previously Headmaster at Priory Preparatory School in Banstead. He joined the Governing Body in September 2008 and is Chair of the Education Committee. He has a Bachelor of Education degree and a Masters Degree in Educational Management. He has been an Inspector of Schools since 2002, inspecting Independent Schools across the country. As a member of the IAPS he has been on the National Sports Committee with specific responsibility for football. He is married with two children at Independent Boarding Schools. Mr Malcolm and his wife, who is a teacher, live locally.

Mr Somjee

Current Parent & Solefield Old Boy

As a former pupil and current parent, Mr Somjee has a long-standing involvement with Solefield School.  He has lived in Sevenoaks for most of his life.  He is a partner in a regional law firm and specialises in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.  Mr Somjee joined the Board of Governors in 2016 and is Chairman of the Finance Committee. 

Mr Wrafter

BA (Hons), ACA, CTA – Current Parent

Mr Wrafter joined the Governing Body in June 2016 and serves on the Education Committee.  He and his wife moved to Sevenoaks from London in 2012 and have two young sons, who are both at Solefield School. He qualified as a chartered accountant and tax adviser, having worked in the City for most of his working life.   

Mrs Foster

BA (Hons), PGCE, MTeach - Current Parent

Mrs Foster is a former Deputy Head Teacher with over 12 years teaching experience as a French and Spanish teacher.  She has a Masters degree in Teaching and is experienced in many different areas of education ranging from pastoral care to curriculum design.  She previously worked at a large, high performing comprehensive Secondary school in North London before moving to Sevenoaks with her husband and two boys in 2015.  Both her boys are at Solefield.  

Mr Shanmuganathan

MA (Cantab), MSc (London) - Current Parent

Mr Shanmuganathan runs his own advisory business, having previously worked in government (including as a British diplomat in South Africa and Greece), finance and consultancy.  He is married to Sarah, Head of Religious Studies at Solefield. They have three children - their son is a current pupil at Solefield. He is also Chairman of Trustees for St Jude India ChildCare Centres UK.

Mr Collini

MA Oxon, ACA - Former Parent

Mr Collini has lived in Sevenoaks for over 20 years and has two adult children. His son attended Solefield until 2011 and his wife was more recently a Teaching Assistant at the school.  He has run his own corporate restructuring and debt advisory business in Covent Garden for almost 20 years. He joined the Governing Body in 2021.

Mrs Webb

B.Ed, MA , NPQH.

Mrs Webb had a career in education teaching in the Private and Maintained sectors. She has experience as a classroom teacher, a boarding mistress, a Deputy Head, an ISI inspector and finally a Headmistress at Hilden Oaks School in Tonbridge, where the school doubled in size during her headship. She was a governor at Cobham Hall School, where she was Chair of the Education Committee.

She is delighted to be a governor at Solefield and is wholly committed to the schools inclusive, holistic philosophy. Her hobbies are gardening, horse riding and travelling.