Miss T Hartley - Headteacher

HeadteacherOriginally from Canada, Miss Hartley became Headteacher of JHGS in September 2016, only the fifth Head and the first female Headteacher in the history of the school. Miss Hartley had previously been Deputy Headteacher and Acting Headteacher at Nonsuch High School for Girls in Cheam, Surrey. She began her career in education teaching History and more recently Psychology. She joined the teaching profession after 6 years in sales and marketing firstly with Mr Kipling Cakes and then with Entertainment UK.

Mr N Hathaway - Deputy Headteacher

NHMr Hathaway joined JHGS as Deputy Head in September 2019. He was previously Deputy Head at an independent school in Abingdon and held Acting Head, Deputy Head and Assistant Head posts at a comprehensive school in Swindon and a Grammar School in Manchester. He started his teaching career in Leicestershire where he also worked as a Head of Year and then as a Head of MFL at a school in Wigan. Originally from Cheshire, just south of Manchester, Mr Hathaway studied French at Sheffield University and gained a PGDipEd in Educational Leadership and Management from Warwick University.

Mr Hathaway leads on all pastoral matters at the school and is the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Mr D Sammels - Assistant Headteacher

David SammelsMr Sammels Assistant HeadteacherMr Sammels was educated in Edinburgh before reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of York.  He was previously Head of Sixth Form at a grammar school in Slough, where he also completed his NPQSL.  He joined JHGS as an Assistant Headteacher in 2017.

Mr Sammels leads on assessment, data, reporting, exams and educational visits.

Mr J Turner - Assistant Headteacher

TurnerA product of a Devon based boys’ grammar school, Mr Turner graduated with a Business degree from the University of Surrey before gaining a PGCE from Kingston University. He was previously Head of Faculty and Assistant Director of Sixth Form at an outstanding Hertfordshire Teaching School, before joining JHGS as an Assistant Headteacher in September 2019.

Mr Turner leads on curriculum, digital strategy, outreach and pupil premium.

Miss H Burrow - Assistant Headteacher, Director of Sixth Form

HLBH Burrow Head of Sixth Form
Miss Burrow completed her BA Hons degree in German and Spanish at the University of Southampton. She joined John Hampden in 2013 as a newly qualified teacher and has since held the positions of Head of Year 7, Teacher in Charge of Spanish and Director of Sixth Form.

As Assistant Headteacher – Director of Sixth Form, Miss Burrow is responsible for the academic attainment and pastoral welfare of the Sixth Form students. She also acts as Professional Tutor and Initial Teacher Training Co-ordinator, monitoring the standards of Teaching and Learning and supporting other teachers, including those who are new to the profession, with their own professional career development.

Mrs K Bailey - Business Manager

Kate BaileyK Bailey Business ManagerMrs Bailey has been at John Hampden since 2012 and has been Business Manager since August 2014. She is responsible for finance, administration, HR and, together with the Site Manager, the premises. In short, most things that are not Teaching and Learning. She has worked in schools since 2007 and enjoys the varied challenges that each day brings!

Full Staff List

Staffing 2023-2024


Senior Leadership Team

Miss T Hartley – Headteacher

Mr N Hathaway – Deputy Headteacher

Miss H Burrow – Assistant Headteacher; Director of Sixth Form 

Mr D Sammels – Assistant Headteacher

Mr J Turner – Assistant Headteacher

Mrs K Bailey – Business Manager



Miss A Pigott - Teacher i/c Art (Maternity Leave)

Ms H Twiggs (p/t)

Miss S Venn

Mrs S Boone - Technician  


Business and Economics  

Mr E Olhausen - Head of Business

Mr M McCormack  - Head of Year 8

Mrs A Harding


Computer Science  

Mrs S Ali - Head of Computing 

Mrs S Khaliq


Design and Technology 

Mrs J Corcoran - Head of Design Technology 

Miss G Davies

Mr M Torrens

Mrs S Bedford - Teacher i/c Food and Nutrition

Ms G Nickless - Food Technician 

Mr G Newns - DT Technician

Mr A Kumar - Gap Year DT Technician



Mr M Till - Head of English, Head of Year 12

Mrs J Summers (p/t) - Deputy Head of English 

Dr L Estridge (p/t)  

Mrs L Janke-Smith - Literacy and Oracy Lead

Mr K Khan - Head of Year 11

Mr R Langridge (p/t)  

Miss S Mitchell

Mr J Durrant



Mr D Moussavi - Head of Geography 

Mr D Hirst

Mr D Day

Mrs A McEvett (p/t)  

Mrs F Tremelling - Deputy Head of Sixth Form (Year 13)


History and Politics  

Mr A Sawdon – Head of History & Politics 

Mr C Willson

Mr S Parbery (p/t)



Mr C Lowe - Head of MFL 

Mrs J Bolton (p/t)  - Deputy Head of MFL

Miss R Cousins  - Head of Year 10

Miss R Cork

Miss C Draper  - SENDCO (Maternity Leave)

Mrs J Pook - Head of Year 9 and PSD

Mrs S Fidalgo



Mr S Dean– Head of Maths 

Mrs H Livingstone  - Deputy Head of Maths

Mr Z Ali

Mr G Clapperton  

Mr M Hill  

Mr T Zindonda

Mrs E Millar

Mr M Kingman



Mr N Rogers - Director of Music & Music Technology 

Mr K Vlachos



Mr T Neill - Director of Sport  

Mr C Taylor  

Mr S Olhausen - Head of Hockey

Mr T Cook 

Mr J Cunis

Mr J Styles - School Games Officer

Mr P Nicholls - PE Technician



Ms L Bridger - Head of Psychology 


RS & P

Ms M Sri - Head of RS&P





Dr R Chambers - Head of Biology (maternity)

Mr D Arnold (p/t) 

Mrs S Bedford (p/t)

Mrs S Gordon

Mr M Ingram 

Ms N Mamoun

Mrs S Gordon




Mr A Folkes - Head of Chemistry 

Mrs E Odell 

Dr J Wade 



Mr N Dunn - Head of Physics 

Miss M Doxopoulou

Mr M Pigdon


Lab Technicians  

Mrs S Holley  - Head Technician

Mr C Matheson

Miss P Ilieva

Miss L Hussain

Mr H Akhtar


Pastoral Structure  

Mr N Hathaway – Deputy Headteacher/DSL

Miss C Draper - SENDco (Maternity Leave)

Head of Year 7   Ms P Williams

Head of Year 8   Mr M McCormack

Head of Year 9   Mrs J Pook

Head of Year 10 Miss R Cousins

Head of Year 11 Mr K Khan


Miss H Burrow – Director of Sixth Form 

Deputy Head of Sixth Form (Head of Year 12) -  Mr M Till

Deputy Head of Sixth Form (Head of Year 13)  Mrs F Tremelling


Support Staff 

EA to the Headteacher and Deputy Head   Mrs D Templing 

HR Manager  Mrs J Mistry

Admin Assistant to the Leadership Team   Mrs K McMahon

Sixth Form Pastoral Support   Mrs E Morton

Lower and Middle School Pastoral Support  Mrs S Jefferson 

Admissions Officer and Pastoral Assistant Mrs A Bedford

Sixth Form Pastoral Administration Assistant  Mrs S MacRae 

Examinations Officer   Mrs C Openshaw 

Data Manager   Mrs K Clark 

Administrator School Data   Mrs F Grimmett 

LRC Manager   Miss B Harrison

Curriculum Support   Mrs D Appleby and Mrs C White 

Cover Manager   Mrs M Rasheed

Cover Supervisor   Mrs N Kumari

Learning Support Manager   Mrs C Dunne 

Student Enrichment Coordinator Mr D Smith

Student Welfare Officer   Miss J Randell 

School Counsellor   Ms V Crouch 


Network Manager   Mr S Akimbumiti

IT Support   Mr K Lynch

Finance Assistants   Mrs F Light, Mrs K Fury, Mrs N Allen and Mrs C Hunt  

PE Administrator   Mrs K Buxton

Receptionists    Mrs H Vaughan (morning)  /  Mrs U Haani  (afternoon)



Mrs P Balbini, Miss C Cray, Mrs Drayton-Freier, Ms J Harford, Mrs H Laughton, Mrs U Mahmood, Mrs S Rafar, Mrs O Smith, Mrs P Toone, Ms P Williams


Site Team

Site Manager   Mr S Light 

Site Team   Mr T Collins, Mr K Stoute