Executive Team

Senior Management Team

Mrs Nicola Olhausen

Director of Studies, Head of Upper School (Academic)

Miss Rebecca Barkham

Director of Studies, Deputy Head of Middle School

Mr Edward Tenison

Head of Upper School (Years 7 & 8)

Mr Steve Miles

Head of Middle School (Years 5 & 6)

Miss Jemima Elcomb

Head of Lower School (Years 3 & 4)

Mr Ryan Steward

Head of Pre-Prep (Reception to Year 2)
BA Education

Mrs Jane Baines


Teaching Staff


Miss Rebecca Barkham (BA QTS) Director of Studies, Head of Geography, Deputy Head of Middle School
Miss Rachel Berry (BA PGCE) Year 3
Mrs Emma Carty (BSc PGCE) Year 1
Mrs Sophie Clarke (BA Ed) Year 5
Mr Stephen Collins (BEd DMS) Head of IT, Mathematics
Mr Hugh Connor (LLB QTS) Mathematics, Housemaster of Trinity
Mrs Karine Cook Teacher of MFL
Mr Matthias Davies (BA QTS) Year 3
Mr Simon Detre (BA PGCE) Deputy Head (Academic & Digital), Modern Foreign Languages
Miss Jemima Elcomb (BA PGCE) Head of Lower School, Year 3
Mrs Kathryn Filippides (BA PGCE) Head of Music
Mrs Allison Foden-Ellis (HND PGCE) Year 5
Miss Lucy Gordon (MEd, MTheol, PGCE) Deputy Head of Pre-Prep, Year 1
Mrs Lynn Heath (BSc PGCE) Head of Science
Miss Michelle Jackson (BA PGCE) Head of Art
Mrs Lisa Jackson (BA PGCE) Year 2
Mrs Fiona Jones (BA PGCE) Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Acting Director of Studies
Miss Natalie Jones (BA PGCE) Year 4
Mrs Ghazala Kaler (BA PGCE) Year 4
Ms Olivia Kearns (BSc PGCE) Head of Mathematics
Mr Stefan King (BA QTS) Modern Foreign Languages, Housemaster of Cromer
Mr Mani Kochar (BA PGCE) PE & Games
Mr Martin Langley (BEd QTS) Mathematics, Housemaster of Eddystone
Miss Rebecca Livermore (BA) Drama
Mrs Hannah Macdonald (BSc PGCE) Year 5
Mrs Kirsty Mancinelli (BA Ed) Year 2
Miss Miriam Martinez (BA QTS) Modern Foreign Languages
Miss Marina Mateo Fernandez (BA PGCE) Modern Foreign Languages
Miss Jane May (BMus PGCE) Music
Mrs Sian McCorkell (BA PGCE) Year 1
Mr Steve Miles (BSc QTS) Head of Middle School, PSHEE, PE & Games
Mr Tom Nicholls (BA) Head of Self & Society, Acting Deputy Head of Upper School
Mrs Nicola Olhausen (MA PGCE) Director of Studies, Head of English, Head of Upper School (Academic)
Miss Zenelle Oosthuizen (BA QTS) Head of Drama
Miss Wendy Phillips (MA (cantab) PGCE) Year 4, Deputy Head of Lower School
Mrs Michelle Pickard (BA PGCE) Reception
Mr Joshua Porter (BEd) Year 3
Mr Trevor Powell (BSc PGCE) Year 5, Housemaster of Portland, Acting Deputy Head of Middle School
Mr Sam Privett (BA QTS) Games, PE, Mathematics, IT
Mr David Robinson (BSc QTS) Director of Sport
Mrs Kim Rowland Cooking & Nutrition
Mrs Victoria Sandy (BA PGCE) Year 1
Ms Afsheen Shahid (BA PGCE) English
Mrs Claire Sharp (BA PGCE) Reception, Head of Early Years
Mrs Laura Shrieve (BSc PGCE) Year 1
Mr James Skea (BEd) Senior Master (Pastoral), Games
Mrs Sylvia Slatford (BEd Dip Ed) Year 5
Mr Edward Tenison (BSc PGCE) Head of Upper School, Science
Mr Frazer Thomas (BEd MA Cert Ed) Mathematics, Games
Miss Georgina Thomas (BA PGCE) Geography
Mrs Kate Trefusis (BA PGCE) Year 4
Mr Ivan van Rooyen (BEd Dip Ed) Head of Design & Technology
Mr Mark Walker (MA BA) Head of Classics
Ms Gemma Wildman (BA PGCE) Reception
Mr Mike Williams (BEd) Head of PE, History
Mr Steve Winter (BA Dip RAM QTS) Head of History


Learning Support Centre

Mrs Michelle Breen (MA PGCE) Peripatetic SEN Teacher
Mrs Claire Ellerton (MA) SENDCo for Years 6-8
Mrs Katharine Elliott (BA PGCE) Peripatetic SEN Teacher
Mrs Jo Jess (CLANSA Hornsby Dip SpLD) Assistant Head of Learning Support, SENDCo for Pre-Prep and Year 3
Mrs Denise LaCour (BA PGCE) Head of Learning Support, SENDCo for Years 4-5
Mrs Mary-Ann Morton (BA) Peripatetic SEN Teacher
Mrs Bonnie Taylor (BA PGCE PATOSS APC) Peripatetic SEN Teacher

Pastoral Care Support

Mrs Fiona Ensor (BSc) Head of Medical Centre, Matron
Mrs Janis Milne (RGN) Assistant Matron
Mrs Caroline Yolland (BEd Dip MBACP) School Counsellor

Support Staff


Ms Elaine Ainsworth Lunchtime Cover Supervisor
Ms Juliet Aylesbury (BSc PGCE) Teaching Assistant
Miss Wendy Aynsley (BA) Teaching Assistant
Mrs Laura Bell Special Support Assistant
Miss Elena Bowden Lunchtime Cover Supervisor, Special Support Assistant
Mrs Gwyneth Brown-Lowe (SEN NNEB Cert) Teaching Assistant
Mrs Sharon Bugden Lunchtime Cover Supervisor
Mr Paul Clifton Car Park Attendant
Mrs Sue Coleman (NVQ Level 3) Teaching Assistant
Miss Michaela Cook Teaching Assistant
Mrs Anita Diffey CACHE (Level 2) Teaching Assistant
Mrs Lynsey Final Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Breakfast Club Supervisor
Mrs Jennifer Grubb Special Support Assistant
Mrs Natalie Hart Lunchtime Cover Supervisor
Mrs Kajari Harris (BSc) Special Support Assistant
Mrs Brigitta Herincs-Cser (BSc) Teaching Assistant
Mrs Jane Lewis Teaching Assistant
Miss Cate Mancinelli Teaching Assistant
Mr Graham Mawdsley (BSc QTS) Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Helen McAteer Teaching Assistant
Mrs Debbie Mehta (HLTA) Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Miss Sarah Miles Teaching Assistant
Mrs Pauline Nangle Teaching Assistant
Miss Meridyth Nankin Teaching Assistant
Mrs Nicola Shepherd (BTec Diploma) Special Support Assistant
Mrs Katie Turrell (BA) Librarian
Mrs Julie Vale Teaching Assistant
Mrs Sarah Wood (BA) Teaching Assistant


Visiting Teachers – Music and Drama

Mrs Frances Atkinson Piano
Ms Di Burnett Drama
Mrs Elaine Brown Piano
Mrs Carole Callow Piano
Mrs Amber Edlin LAMDA
Mrs Hilary Evans Woodwind
Mr Mike Gemmill Violin/Viola
Miss Susannah Holroyd Singing
Mrs Hannah Horton Violin/Viola/Piano
Mrs Debbie Ivens Singing
Mr Martin Jarvis Brass
Mr Dan Johnson Guitar
Miss Anastasiya Kryvanos Guitar
Miss Francesca Lewis Singing
Miss Miranda Lewis Piano
Mr Ian Lynch Brass
Mr Andy Mackey LAMDA
Ms Caroline Maguire Double Bass
Mr Charlie Martin Drums
Mr Will Maynard LAMDA
Mrs Natasha McDonagh Piano
Miss Gemma Moore Woodwind/Piano
Mr Kester Owen Guitar
Mr Matt Talks Cello/Piano
Mrs Jane Trainer LAMDA
Mrs Katherine Way Piano



Mrs Geraldine Bland (BA) Events & Extra-Curricular Assistant
Mrs Karen Burden (BA) Data Manager
Ms Charlotte Buswell (BA MA) Head of Development & Marketing
Mrs Victoria Smyth Development, Marketing & Admissions Co-ordinator
Mrs Helen Compton (BA) School Secretary
Mrs Mary Dewhurst (ACA BCom) Finance Manager
Mrs Hayley Farrelly Clerk to the Governors
Mr Shujah Ghauri (BSc) IT Support Technician
Mrs Kathryn Grudgings (BA) PA to the Headmaster
Mr Craig Johnson (BSc) Academic IT Development Manager
Mrs Clare Masters (BA) Finance & Operations Administrator
Mrs Philippa Pearson (BSc Dip CIM) Marketing Assistant
Mrs Bryony Rackley (LLB ACIS) Events & Extra-Curricular Assistant
Mr Jim Sanderson Facilities Manager
Mrs Michelle Steiger (BSc) Compliance Assurance Co-ordinator
Mrs Caroline Venning (BSc) Senior Finance Administrator
Mrs Andrea Ventress (BA) Marketing Assistant
Mrs Helen Wheeler (BSc) School Secretary
Mr Jarek Zwierzykowski (BSc) Network Manager


Grounds and Maintenance

Mr Adam Castell Estate Maintenance Assistant
Mr Jonathan Martin Estate Maintenance Assistant
Mr Daniel Sanderson Assistant Facilities Manager
Mr Lee Sanderson Estate Maintenance Assistant
Head’s Talk & Tours

Throughout July and August, our Headmaster, Will Phelps, is inviting future Beacon families to safely meet with him on our School site for a socially-distanced tour of our incredible school and an informal talk about your son and his education. Please click here for more details.

“The largest single sex Prep School in the UK, The Beacon still has an impressively inclusive, family feel to it, with a focus on pastoral care and turning out well-rounded boys.”

For a genuine insight into The Beacon, see our recent review from Muddy Stilettos.