Staff Structure / Trustees

Hollygirt School is a charitable trust: The Rhoda Jessop Educational Charity, registered number 508617.

The trust is overseen by a small group of Trustees, who also act as governors of the school.  Trustees are voluntary. They come from a range of professions and some have had a previous association with the school.

Here is a list of our Trustees:

Dr M Heath (Chairman)PhD, MPhil, FIMLS
Mr J Wheeler (Vice Chairman)BA (Hons), OBE.
Reverend Dr S Hippisley-CoxBSc, MA, PhD
Mr D Overton
Mr S PhillipsFCA
Mrs B Rimmer CertEd
Mr R DunmoreBA (Hons), ACA



Our Senior Management Team oversee the strategic direction of the school.

Here is our SLT:

Mrs P S HutleyHeadmistressBA (Hons) (Worcester), PGCE (Aberystwyth)
MSc (Huddersfield)
Mr C Dean Deputy HeadBSc (Sheffield), PGCE (Leeds)
Mrs V WrightHead of Juniors
Year 3 and 4 Teacher
BSc (Hons) (Warwick) PGCE (Kingston)
Mrs D FisherBursarACIB
Miss M IfouldPE and Games Teacher
Senior Teacher (Curriculum)
Examinations Officer
BEd (Ilkley)
Diploma in Careers Education

At Hollygirt we have an exceptional teaching staff, who go above and beyond ensuring that each child, at the end of their time with us, has achieved the very best that they can.

Here is a list of our Teaching Staff:

Miss A ArcherApprentice Childcare Assistant
Mrs W AthertonHead of ScienceMA (Oxon), PGCE (Oxford)
Mrs A BoltonHead of ICTDipM (Nottingham), GTP (Nottingham)
Mrs D CarrChemistry TeacherBSc and PGCE (NTU)
Mr P DeaconPE TeacherBEd (Sheffield Halam)
Mr G EvansMathematics TeacherBsc (NTU), PGCE (Nottingham)
Mrs A FergusFood Technology TeacherMA (London), PGCE (Greenwich), BA (Hons) (Guildhall)
Miss D FryHead of Art & DesignBA (Hons) (Derby) PGCE (Nottingham)
Mr J GoodheadDeputy Head of Juniors
Year 5 Teacher
BSc (Hons) (NTU), PGCE (Cambridge)
Mrs D GriffithsHead of Religious Studies
Assistant Examinations Officer
BA (Hons) (Leicester) PGCE (Nottingham)
Miss J HardyYear 3 Key Skills BA (Hons) (Thames), PGCE (Leeds)
Miss L Heathcote Head of HistoryBA (Hons) (Durham), PGCE (Nottingham)
Mrs R HeatlieReception TeacherBA (Hons), MA (Wales), PGCE (Bedford)
Mrs N HowlettHead of Geography
BA (Hons) (Sussex), PGCE (IOE, London)
Mrs S KaraSubject Co-ordinator of Spanish BA, PGCE (Chester)
Mrs C Keyworth Year 6 TeacherBA (Hons) (NTU)
Mrs S MahlAfter School Club Supervisor
Classroom Assistant
Mrs P MasonClassroom AssistantBTEC
Dr D McKitterickPhysicsBSc (Hons) PhD (Nottingham)
Mrs J MorganHead of PEBEd (Chichester)
Mrs H NicholsonNursery NurseNNEB (Nottingham)
Miss A Roberts English TeacherBA (Hons) (Huddersfield), PGCE (Aberystwyth)
Mrs C ScottReception Teacher
EYFS Co-ordinator
BA (Hons) (Reading)
Mrs C SearleDesign Technology Teacher
(Junior School)
BEd (Cardiff)
Mr D SudHead of MathematicsBSc (Hons) (Aston), PGCE (Nottingham)
Mrs L SwiftHealthcare Co-ordinatorNNEB
Mr D ThompsonHead of MusicBMus (Hons) (London), PGCE (Cambridge)
Mrs J ThorntonHead of EnglishBA (Hons) (Nottingham) PGCE (Nottingham)
Mr J TorodeLunchtime Playground Supervisor
Mrs F TwomeySubject Co-ordinator of French
Head of Careers
BA (Hons) (Nottingham)
PGCE (Leicester)
Mrs S WalkerBTEC (South Notts)Teaching Assistant
Mrs G WandYear 1 TeacherBEd (Hons) (Exeter)
Miss G WilsonYear 2 Teacher / Junior School SEND Co-ordinatorBA (Hons) (Lincoln), PGCE (Lincoln)

Our school is supported by a strong office support team, friendly kitchen staff, efficient caretakers and loyal cleaners.

Here is a list of our Office & Support Staff:

Mr R Arnold Science and Technology TechnicianBA (Hons), BTEC Nat.(Science)
Miss J ButlerCook / Kitchen Manager
Mrs V FordCleaner
Mrs K HewittKitchen Assistant
After School Club Assistant
Miss A HillReceptionist
Mrs L Hudson Bursarial Support
Miss R HutleyMarketing ManagerBA (Hons) (Warwick)
Miss H LockeCleaner
Mrs N MarriottSchool SecretaryBA (Hons) (Swansea)
Mr C McDonaldCaretaker
Mr S NeilsonCaretaker
Mrs T PlaterCleaner
Mrs C SchmidtReceptionistBA (Hons) (Strathclyde)
Miss K SheppardKitchen Assistant
Mrs M StevensonCleaner
Mrs C Thorpe Cleaner
Mrs L WilkinsHeadmistress’ PA & RegistrarBA (Hons) (NTU)
Miss E YoungIT Technician

At Hollygirt we provide our pupils with the opportunity to develop other skills, during the school day, including individual music and singing classes.  We bring in teaching staff specifically for these lessons:

Here is a list of our Peripatetic Staff:

Mrs S BellamySinging TeacherBMus (Hons) (Birmingham Conservatoire) ALCM, LLCM
Mr D Bohane Guitar Teacher
Mrs J IbbettPiano TeacherALCM (London College)
DPSE Music (Birmingham) CertEd (Bristol)
Mrs K TaylorSpeech and Drama Teacher

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