“If the topic is ‘light’, then at other schools all the pupils might make lamps. We don’t do that at Bethany. We encourage each child to interpret the subject matter themselves and then make something they are interested in, because if they are enthusiastic they achieve to the best of their potential.”

Marcus Norman, Head of Design & Technology


Mr Roger Stubbs B Soc Sc, CMRS (Chairman)
Mrs Wendy Kent (Vice Chair)
Mr Jonathan Fenn LLB (Vice Chair)
Mr Peter Askew
Mrs Susan Bonell OBE BA FCIS
Mr Keith Buckland
Mr Roger Clark
Mrs Elizabeth Connell BA LLB
Mr Andrew Cunningham
Dr Robert Hangartner BSc, MB BS, MBA, FRCPath
Mr Matthew Harman BSc (Hons) MCIOB
Mr Nigel Kimber BSc, FCA
Mrs Philippa Mackinnon
Mr Robert Pilbeam
Mrs Gabby Power
Mrs Lindsay Roberts BEd (Hons)
Mr Dan Shaw
(To contact any member of the Governing Body please use the following address: c/o Bethany School, Curtisden Green, Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1LB Tel: 01580 211273)

Senior Staff

Mr Francie Healy BSc HDipEd NPQ, Headmaster
Miss Toni Carter Chartered MCIPD, HR Manager
Mrs Victoria Epps-Wood Bursar
Mrs Emily Hill BA (Hons), PGCE, Deputy Head Academic, Teacher of English
Mr Alan Sturrock BEd (Hons), Deputy Head Pastoral, DSL, Teacher of Games and Geography

Teaching and House Staff

Mr Alex Axon, Geography Teacher and Assistant Housemaster of Kendon
Mr Ritchie Beckham BA (Hons), Teacher of English and Media
Mr Alex Bolton BA (Hons), NPQSL, Director of Performing Arts, Head of Year 11
Mr Jonny Brinson BMus, PGCE, Head of Music
Miss Leah Bullock, BA Hons, Music Trainee Teacher
Miss Nicola Brown BDes, PGDE, Teacher of Art and Textiles
Miss Amy Dalley, Art Technician and Trainee in Art
Mr Richard Clough BA (Hons), PGCE, Teacher of History, Assistant Housemaster of Pengelly
Mr Cliff Cooper MSc, Director of Outdoor Learning, Teacher of Maths, Boarding Assistant
Mr Simon Davies BA (Hons), Head of History & Politics, Housemaster The Orchard
Mr Simon Duff BEd, TEFL, NPQML, Head of Business Economics, Assistant Housemaster The Orchard
Mrs Sarah Fuller BSc(Hons) Speech Pathology and Therapy, Learning Support Assistant and Exam Access Arrangements
Mr Alejandro Garcia, Teacher of Spanish
Mrs Tamara Gautier, Head of Modern Foreign Languages
Mr Sherrick Hamilton BA (Hons), Head of Computing and IT Services
Mrs Kate Harper BSc (Hons) QTS PGCert SpLD, School SENCo, Head of Learning Support Specialist Teacher
Mrs Frances Healy BA SpLD, Teacher of English
Mr Tom Henson BA (Hons), TA, Trainee Teacher
Mr Phil Hughes BA (Hons) PGCE, Lead Teacher of RS, First Assistant The Orchard
Mr Anthony Khan BA (Hons) PGCE, Teacher of Business Studies, Housemaster The Mount, Head of Student Enterprise, Head of Year 10
Miss Sam King BA, Head of Girls’ Sport
Ms Liz MacRae BA (Hons) QTS, Lead Teacher of Food & Nutrition Studies, Third Assistant Housemistress Old Poplars
Mr Adam Manktelow BSc (Hons) PGCE, Joint Head of Maths, Competitive House Coordinator
Miss Claire Mills BEd (Hons) PGCert SpLD, Head of PSHCE, Learning Support Specialist Teacher
Mr Marcus Norman BEd (Hons), Head of Design & Technology
Mr Matt Payne BSc (Hons) PGCE, Director of Sport
Mrs Rachael Payne BA (Hons) PGCE, Lead Teacher of Dance
Mr Rob Philbin BSc (Hons) Zoology, PGCE, Head of Biology
Mr Devin Reilly BSc (Hons), Teacher of Science, Head of Kiplings
Ms Nicola Rendall-Jones BA (Hons), DTEFLA, PGCE, Head of EAL
Mrs Carly Shapland BA (Hons), Head of English and Media
Miss Fleur-Estelle Shaw MA PGCE, Head of Geography, UCAS Coordinator
Mrs Sarah Smart BA (Hons) Design Crafts PGCE NPQML, Head of Art
Mrs Anne-Marie Sturrock BEd (Hons), Teacher of DLS and EAL
Mr Mike Thomas MSc PhD, Head of Science, Lead Teacher of Physics, 3rd Assistant Housemaster, Kendon
Mr James Vickerman BSc (Hons) PGCE, Teacher of Science, Housemaster Kendon, Head of Year 9
Mrs Jules Wareham BEd (Hons), Teacher of Maths and Games, Head of Year 7 and 8, First Assistant The Orchard
Ms Jada Woolf BSc (Hons), MEd, Joint Head of Maths
Ms Leaf Ye Zhao, Mandarin Teacher and House Assistant

Non-teaching Staff

Ms Jacky Austen, Cleaning Supervisor
Mrs Karina Austen, Housekeeper, Old Poplars
Mrs Monica Beadsworth, Finance Manager
Mrs Sara Cooper, Admissions Assistant
Mr Phil Crafter, IT Technician
Mrs Maxine Delves, Housekeeper, The Orchard
Mrs Andrea Discombe, PA to Headmaster/Office Manager
Ms Rhiannon Eyre, RN BSc (Hons), Senior Sister Wellness Centre
Mrs Margaret Fillery, Senior Science Technician and Archivist
Mr Jamie Forde, Swimming Pool Manager
Mrs Penny GrahamSchool Office and HR Administrator 
Mrs Mandy Hallett, Housekeeper, The Mount
Mrs Ann Hurst, Learning Support Assistant
Miss Karen Lane, Housekeeper, Kendon
Mr Mick Levett, Design & Technology Technician/Food & Nutrition Studies Technician
Mrs Sally Martorell BA (Hons), Registrar
Mrs Ceri Mooney, School Receptionist
Miss Caroline Webb, BA (Hons) PGCE, Marketing Manager
Mrs Claire Rendell, Librarian and Archivist
Mrs Penny Thompson, Deputy Sister Wellness Centre
Mr Chris Thorncroft, IT Technician
Ms Katja Thornton, Exams and Data Manager

Estates team

Mr Jonathan Bourne, Head Groundsman
Mr Andrew Austen, Maintenance
Mr Paul Davey, Minibus Driver
Mrs Shirley Goldsmith, Cleaner
Mrs Lucia Jaramba, Cleaner, Art & Design studio
Mr Alan Jones, Cleaner and Maintenance
Mrs Jean Relf, Cleaner
Mr Glen Ridout, Minibus driver and Maintenance
Mr Steven Sault, Minibus driver and Maintenance
Mr Danny Sears, Estates Foreman
Mr Jakub Sleczka, Maintenance
Mrs Sue Wilson, Cleaner
Mr Robert Wright, Minibus Driver