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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 Form Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
BEng Portsmouth, PGCE Kingston.

Mr Coston

Deputy Head, Director of Technology, Little Acorns Teacher, EYFS Key Person. Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) & Data Protection Officer.
BA Childhood Studies and Professional Practice Studies, Northumbria

Mrs Goodwin

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

Mr Budden

Assistant Headteacher, Director of STEM, Head of Mathematics.
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.

Teaching Staff

Mr Coston

Little Acorns Form Teacher

Mrs McKeating

Little Acorns Teaching Assistant

Miss Showell

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

Mrs Frampton

Year 1 Teacher (Maternity Cover)
BA (Hons), Durham. PGCE (Primary Education), Warwick. QTS.

Mrs Moore

Reception Teacher (Cover) 
BA (Hons) Primary Education, University of Nottingham, QTS

Mrs Medlen

Year 1 Teacher (Maternity Cover)
BEd (Hons), Liverpool.

Mrs Cramp

Year 1 Teacher & Charities Coordinator (Maternity Leave)
BA (Hons) Childhood Studies, Canterbury Christ Church

Mrs Garton

Junior Department Assistant, After School Care Supervisor.

Mrs Smith

Junior Department Assistant,1:1 Support Assistant & Educational Visits Coordinator 

Miss Adams

Year Form 3 Teacher, Head of Drama.
BA (Hons) Greenwich, Primary Education with QTS

Mr Henry

Year 4 Form Teacher, Pastoral Lead Year 3-6.
BEd, Dunedin College of Education, New Zealand. MEd, Educational Leadership, Buckingham.

Mrs Mack

Teaching Assistant & School Transport

Mrs Rogan

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

Miss Turner

Teaching Assistant

Mr Bowden

Year 6 Form Teacher, Head of Cricket. 

Mr Fenning

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

Mrs Koheji

Head of Art, Year 6 Form Teacher, Pastoral Lead for Welfare, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL).
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Slade School of Art, UCL. PGCE Art and Design, Middlesex. Level 3 Certificate, Counselling Skills for working with children, Place2Be. 

Mrs Payne

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

Mr Cramp

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

Mrs Snow

Head of English
BA, UEA. PGCE Leeds.

Mr Farmery

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

Mrs Glennon-Cousins

Head of Learning Development, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL).
BA (Hons) & PGCE, PG Dip Dyslexia and Literacy, PG Cert National Award for SENCO, Level 3 Certificate, Counselling Skills for working with children, Place2Be. 

Mrs Shanmuganathan

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

Mrs Cook

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

Mr Jankowski

Head of PE, 1:1 Learning Support & School Transport
BA (Ed) & MA (Ed) Physical & Health Education, University of Lodz, Poland. 

Mrs Legg

Class Teacher
BSc Psychology, Exeter University & PGCE, Roehampton.

Mrs Cheveley

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

Mrs Obeney

Learning Development Assistant

Mr Parker

Head of Football. BA (Hons) Childhood & Youth Studies, Canterbury Christ Church.

Mr Raymond

Games Coach

Mr Nagy

1:1 Learning Support & School Assistant

Mr Burkett

Visiting Judo Coach

Mrs Huddart

Assistant Judo Coach


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Administrative & Support Staff

Mrs Savage

Registrar & Headmistress' PA
BSc (Hons) Loughborough

Mrs Webb

Office Manager

Miss Wright

School Administrator, PA to the Finance & Premises Manager & PA to the Governors
CiPD Level 3

Mrs Henry

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

Miss Crowley

Finance & Premises Manager
ACA, BA (Hons)

Mr Smeeth


School Assistant

Miss Foster

School Assistant

Mr Holness

School Assistant
Solefield Alumnus

Catering Team

Mrs Chatterton

Chef Manager

Miss Pearce

Chef De Partie 

Miss Byrne

Kitchen Assistant

Peripatetic Music & Drama Staff

Miss Butcher

Violin Teacher
AGSM (Guildhall), PGCE (Goldsmiths)

Mr Connell

Guitar BA (Hons), PGCE, ATCL

Mr Down

Trumpet Teacher
BMus (Hons)

Mr Francis

Recorder & Clarinet

Mr Quiney


Mrs Sage

Voice, Piano & Choir BMus (Hons), QTS

Mrs Swan

LAMDA Drama Teacher

Mr Welch

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


Mr Clewley - Chairman

ACMA - Former 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 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 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 Somjee

Solefield Alumnus & Former Parent

Mr Somjee has a long-standing involvement with Solefield School, both as a former pupil and his own son has gone through the 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. 

Mrs Walmsley

Current Parent

Mrs Walmsley is Deputy Head Co-Curricular at Sevenoaks School, as well as a Solefield parent. She has been teaching Biology for 8 years, and has a keen interest in debating as well as sports, music and drama. Prior to moving into teaching, Mrs Walmsley was a lawyer, working for a large London firm from 2002-2005 and then as In-House Counsel in the Financial Services sector from 2005-2015.

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 school's inclusive, holistic philosophy. Her hobbies are gardening, horse riding and travelling.  

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.