Prep School Staff

The teachers and teaching assistants in our Prep School are a cut above, and their passion for educating and inspiring pupils is palpable.

Prep School Staff

The teachers and teaching assistants in our Prep School are a cut above, and their passion for educating and inspiring pupils is palpable.

The enthusiasm of our Prep School team is contagious and pupils cannot help but be swept along on a daily wave of discovery. The Prep teachers are led by the hugely experienced Mrs Chand, Deputy Head (Head of Prep), who joined Hydesville as over 12 years ago, and has extremely high standards and a level of professionalism that is second to none.  The calibre of teachers, their commitment and aspirations for the pupils means children have the very best environment for making excellent progress, on all fronts.

We encourage all our staff to pursue professional development and have embedded this through a process of performance management that supports our culture of aspiration and continuous improvement. Our teachers continue to add to their skill set and develop professional knowledge and understanding; we also have an excellent partnership with the University of Worcester to work with trainee teachers. This in itself ensures our teachers are up to date with current practice.


You can contact a member of staff direct via email.  You will find a list of email addresses here:


Prep School Staff

Staff NameStaff TitleQualifications

Mrs M Chand

Deputy Head and Head of Prep School BSc (Hons) University of Reading, QTS, MEd University of Buckingham

Miss E Bowdige

Class Teacher, Performing Arts Coordinator & EVC National Diploma in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre, PGCE University of Staffordshire

Mrs K Brown

Class Teacher BA QTS (Mus) Lancaster University

Mr D Burnham

Class Teacher, Science Coordinator & 11+ Tutor BSc (Hons) University of Central Lancashire, PGCE Birmingham City University

Mrs J Burnham

Class Teacher BA (Hons) University of Wolverhampton, PGCE University of Wolverhampton

Miss L Crump

Class Teacher, English Coordinator, PSHE Coordinator & Joint Lead Tutor BEd Primary (Hons) University of Wolverhampton

Mrs K Dowen

Reception Teacher & EYFS Coordinator BA (Hons) Three-Dimensional Design Manchester Metropolitan University, PGCE University of Central England

Mrs E Duffield

Teaching Assistant Cache Level 3 learning and Development

Mrs C Entecott

Class Teacher & Mental Health Champion BA (Hons) University of Leicester , PGCE University of Birmingham

Miss D Fairbrother

Teacher of PE, Enrichment Coordinator & Careers Advisor BSc. (Hons) University of Gloucestershire, PGCE Loughborough University

Mrs A Fellows

Teacher of Spanish BA (Hons) University of Wales, Cardiff, PGCE University of Birmingham

Mr J Hill-Jayne

Head of Music BA (Hons) Birmingham City University (Head of Music)

Miss K Jhaj

Class Teacher & Computing CoordinatorBA (Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University, PGCE (QTS) Birmingham City University

Mrs D Jones

EYFS Teacher Cache Diploma in Early Years, Sutton Coldfield College

Mrs E Kenton

Class Teacher, Maths Coordinator & Joint Lead Tutor BEd (Hons) PGCE Secondary Education

Mrs N Khan


Mr C Leslie

Class Teacher & Interim Humanities Coordinator BA (Hons) University of Kent at Canterbury, PGCE University of Paisley, MA (English) Open University

Mrs A Majithia

Class Teacher Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, The University of Sheffield, PGCE University of Leeds

Mrs C Makan

Learning Support Assistant C. Makan B.A. (Hons) Manchester Polytechnic, P.G.C.E. University of Wolverhampton, P.G.C.E. (Coaching & Mentoring) University of Wolverhampton, P.G. Diploma (Management Studies) University of Central England, QTLS, Level 4 SEND

Mrs P Mavi

Higher Level Teaching Assistant & Children's University Coordinator BA (Hons) University of Birmingham. PGCE University of Leicester

Mrs L Rees

Teaching Assistant & Art Teacher Level 3 NVQ

Mr J Staffiere

Class Teacher & Academic Development Coordinator (Processes) BEd (Hons), Primary Education with QTS, Wolverhampton University

Mrs G Taylor

Class Teacher BA (Hons) Coventry University, PGCE Birmingham City University

Mr J Thorne

PE Coach & Before School Club BSc (Hons) Nottingham Trent University

Mrs N Watson

Class Teacher & Humanities Coordinator BSc (Hons) University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, PGCertT Manchester Metropolitan University
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