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 FormHaving been born and educated in the neighbouring county of Berkshire, 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 Head 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.


Miss Burrow is on maternity leave from 24th April 2023, Mr Till will be Assistant Headteacher-Director of Sixth Form during this period.

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 2022-2023  


Senior Leadership Team  

Miss T Hartley – Headteacher  

Mr N Hathaway – Deputy Headteacher  

Miss H Burrow – Assistant Headteacher; Director of Sixth Form  (Maternity leave)

Mr M Till - Assistant Headteacher; Director of Sixth Form - Maternity cover

Mr D Sammels – Assistant Headteacher  

Mr J Turner – Assistant Headteacher  

Mrs K Bailey – Business Manager  



Miss A Pigott - Teacher i/c Art

Ms H Twiggs (p/t)  

Mrs S Boone - Technician  


Business and Economics  

Mr J Turner - Head of Business and Economics

Mr M McCormack  - Head of Year 11

Mrs A Harding


Computer Science  

Mrs S Ali - Head of Computing 

Mrs E Eddison  


Design and Technology 

Mrs J Corcoran - Head of Design Technology 

Miss G Davies

Mr M Smith

Mrs S Bedford - Teacher i/c Food and Nutrition

Ms S Boone - Art Technician

Ms G Nickless - Food Technician 

Mr L Green - DT Technician


Mr M Till - Assistant Headteacher - Director of Sixth Form - Maternity cover

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

Dr L Estridge (p/t)  

Miss L Janke - Head of English - Maternity cover

Mr K Khan - Head of Year 9

Mr R Langridge (p/t)  

Mr G Lowe  

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 12)


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 9

Miss C Draper  - SENDCO

Mrs S Fidalgo  

Mrs J Pook  - Head of Year 8

Miss H Paterson



Mr S Dean – Head of Maths 

Mrs H Livingstone  - Deputy Head of Maths

Miss A Bridgwater  

Mr G Clapperton  

Mr M Hill  

Mr T Zindonda  

Mrs E Millar

Mr M Kingman



Mr N Rogers - Director of Music & Music Technology 

Mrs A Bingham - Deputy Head of Sixth Form (Year 13)



Mr T Neill - Director of Sport  

Mr E Barnett

Mr C Taylor  

Mr S Olhausen - Head of Hockey

Mr J Cunis

Mr P Jaminson - PE Technician  



Ms L Bridger - Head of Psychology 



Ms M Sri Head of RS, Head of PSD  

Mr H Singh





Mr D Arnold (p/t)  

Mrs S Bedford (p/t)  

Mr M Ingram  

Ms N Mamoun

Mrs A Deb  



Mr A Folkes - Head of Chemistry 

Mrs E Odell 

Dr J Wade  




Mr N Dunn - Head of Physics 

Miss M Doxopoulou  



Lab Technicians  

Mrs S Holley  

Mr C Matheson  

Mrs S Shahir

Mrs A Lindsay


Pastoral Structure  

Mr N Hathaway – Deputy Headteacher/DSL  

Miss C Draper - SENDco

Head of Year 7   Ms P Williams  

Head of Year 8   Mrs J Pook

Head of Year 9   Miss R Cousins

Head of Year 10 Mr K Khan

Head of Year 11 Mr M McCormack


Miss H Burrow – Director of Sixth Form  Maternity Leave

Director of Sixth Form Maternity Cover -  Mr M Till

Deputy Head of Sixth Form (Year 13)   Mrs A Bingham

Deputy Head of Sixth Form (Year12)  Mrs F Tremelling


Support Staff  

EA to the Headteacher and Deputy Head   Mrs D Templing  

HR Manager   Mrs A Pankhania

PA to the Leadership Team   

Sixth Form Pastoral Support   Mrs J Webster

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   Mr S Smith 

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   

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 E Glover (afternoon)  



Mrs P Balbini, Mr T Cook, Mrs Drayton-Freier, Ms J Harford, Mrs C Iddon, Mrs H Laughton, Mrs D Lowe, Mrs O Smith, Mrs P Toone, Ms P Williams  


Site Team  

Site Manager   Mr S Light  

Site Team   Mr T Collins, Mr G Cyster, Mr K Stoute