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Meet the Team

  • Senior Management Team

  • Adam Hurst
    • Adam Hurst

      Headmaster

      BA English Language and Literature (University of Reading) QTS

       

  • Toni Riemer
    • Toni Riemer

      Deputy Head Academic

      Bachelor of Primary Education (Rhodes University, South Africa); QTS

      I love Dolphin because: 

      "It has an exciting, unique curriculum and it constantly strives to identify and then nurture the individual talents of every child! "

      Interesting fact:

      "I grew up in a small town in the Drakensburg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa."

  • Charmaine Stewart
    • Charmaine Stewart

      Deputy Head Pastoral

      Bachelor of Primary Education (University of Natal, South Africa); South Africa Council for Educators

  • Jane Robinson
    • Jane Robinson

      Head of Early Years

      BSc (Hons) Business Studies (Bath); PGCE (Reading)

      I love Dolphin because:

      “It gave all 3 of my children an amazing start both academically and creatively, enabling them to go onto excellent secondary schools and top universities.”

      Interesting fact:

      “I have recently welcomed a wonderful golden cocker spaniel called Brody, having not been a dog lover for most of my life!”

  • Kim Tsang
    • Kim Tsang

      Bursar

      BA (Hons) Accounting, Finance and Economics (Essex)

      I love Dolphin because:

      “Every day is different and there is never a dull moment!”

      Interesting fact:

      “I can drive a tractor!” 

  • Administrative Staff

  • Emma Butchart
    • Emma Butchart

      School Administrator

      School Administrator

  • Stacey Goldsmith
    • Stacey Goldsmith

      School Administrator

      School Administrator

  • Emma Henley
    • Emma Henley

      Finance Assistant and PA to Bursar

      BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Management Studies, University of Nottingham

      I love Dolphin because:

      "No one day is ever the same, something exciting is always going on."

      Interesting fact:

      "I play in a ladies football team."

  • Zoe Hudson
    • Zoe Hudson

      School Administrator

      School Administrator

  • Kate Spooner
    • Kate Spooner

      Head's PA and Admissions

      I love Dolphin because:

      “It's such a warm and welcoming place to work, even Sri the school cat is pleased to see you!  Also .... I have an amazing view from my office!”

      Interesting fact:

      “I used to be a PA within the worlds of Formula 1 and the World Rally Championship." 

  • Teaching Staff

  • Chris Leakey
    • Chris Leakey

      Senior Teacher, Head of Computer Studies

      BA (Hons) French and German (Oxford Brookes); PGCE (London South Bank)

      Subjects taught:

      Computer Studies, French, German, Sport (Cricket, Rugby and Football Coach)

      I love Dolphin because:

      “It's different. It doesn't pretend or have airs, it does what it sets out to do and the children grow into affable, easy-going young men and women, ready to conquer the world!”

      Interesting fact: 

      “I have been charged by a gorilla in Rwanda, fought off a baboon with a lunch box lid in Kenya and I enjoy playing cricket for Littlewick Green.”

  • Alice Baker
    • Alice Baker

      Head of Science and Head of Maths

      BSc (Hons) Biology (University of Durham)
      PGCE (University of Reading)

      Subject taught:

      Science

      I love Dolphin because: 

      "Of the inquisitive and investigative atmosphere that the school fosters. The children are given the freedom to design, carry out and analyse their own experiments. As an Old Delphinian myself, I know how broad and diverse the curriculum is, allowing the children to learn while exploring."

      Interesting fact:

      "In 2012 I was part of the fastest 5-person relay team to swim the English Channel."

  • Richard Brewin
    • Richard Brewin

      Geography and PE Teacher

      BA in Cultural and Literary Studies (University of Capetown)
      PGCE (London South Bank University)

      Subjects taught:

      Geography and PE

       

       

       

  • Ruth Carlisle-Smith
    • Ruth Carlisle-Smith

      Head of Modern Foreign Languages

      BA Modern Languages (French) (University of Durham); PGCE (University of Oxford); QTS

      Subjects taught:

      French

       

  • Bryony Collins
    • Bryony Collins

      Y1 Teacher

      Head of Community Outreach

      BSc Geography (University of London); PGCE (University of Cambridge); QTS

       

  • Chris De Souza
    • Chris De Souza

      Head of Classics

      BA (Hons) Music (Bristol), QTS

      Subjects taught: 

      Classics, Latin

      I love Dolphin because: 

      “There is something palpable about the atmosphere here. The children’s confidence is what really got me and I adore being able to teach Latin which is one of my passions.”

      Interesting fact: 

      “I started in teaching but then diverted into opera direction at ENO, and broadcasting. I am the host of Emirates' classical inflight programme. Some of my music has been broadcast, but I serve a real composer as Franz Schubert's body-double at Madame Tussaud's in Vienna..”

  • Jake Findlay
    • Jake Findlay

      PE and Games Teacher

      BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

  • Matthew Hartley-Stevens
    • Matthew Hartley-Stevens

      Head of Music

      QTS; PGCE in Secondary Music (Roehampton University)

      BA Music (University of Bristol)

      Subject taught:

      Music
       

  • Jane Hunt
    • Jane Hunt

      PE Teacher

      BA (Hons) Geography and PE (Birmingham); PGCE (Loughborough)

      Subject taught:

      Physical Education

      I love Dolphin because:

      “The sheer variety of learning that happens! The children are fortunate to have so many different subjects to enjoy and experience, combined with wonderful trips and visits to bring their topics to life.”

      Interesting Fact: 

      “Dolphin has given me many learning experiences too including; sketching, climbing mountains, orienteering, teaching Morris dances and much more.”

  • Jo Hurst
    • Jo Hurst

      Head of English

      BA (Hons) English Literature (University of Cambridge), QTS

      Subject taught:

      English

  • Ruth Jones
    • Ruth Jones

      Maths Teacher

      BA Primary Education with QTS; MA Management in Education (Reading); MRes in Education (Reading)

      Subjects taught: 

      Maths

      I love Dolphin because: 

      “Children can be themselves and they develop a genuine love of learning.”

      Interesting fact: 

      “I love being in the outdoors – walking, climbing, skiing and snowboarding.”

  • Pip Kirkby
    • Pip Kirkby

      Head of Sport

      PGCE in Physical Education (Brunel University)
      BSc in Sport and Physical Education

      Subjects taught:

      Physical Education

  • Matthew Laverty
    • Matthew Laverty

      Teacher

      BA (Hons) International Relations (Essex); QTS

      I love Dolphin because:

      "Children have the opportunity to learn in so many different and exciting ways."

      Interesting fact:

      "I lived in Madrid for a year whilst working as a teaching assistant in a bilingual primary school."

  • Susan Mandalos
    • Susan Mandalos

      Nursery Teacher

      BSc (Hons) Mathematics (Manchester); EYPS; Montessori Diploma

      I love Dolphin because:

      “I enjoy helping children to understand and be inspired by the world around them, in a nurturing and exciting environment.”

      Interesting fact:

      “Teaching runs in my family – one son and three nieces are also teachers.”

  • Sophie Pindoria
    • Sophie Pindoria

      French Teacher

      Certificate in Education, PGCE

      Subject taught:

      French

      I love Dolphin because: 

      "It is a kind and accepting environment."

      Interesting fact:

      "I have ran 4 marathons, over 30 half-marathons and I hope one day to finish a marathon under 3h50mn."

  • Alice Reynolds
    • Alice Reynolds

      Early Years Practitioner

      CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (QCF)

      NCFE CACHE L2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years

       

  • Katie Richards
    • Katie Richards

      Head of Art and Design

      BA (QTS) (Hons) PE and Geography (Warwick)

      Subject taught:

      Art and Design

      I love Dolphin because:

      “The children are inquisitive and have a love of learning. It is like no other school and if I could bottle the secret I would!”

      Interesting fact:

      “I have achieved a Grade 6 clarinet and Grade 5 piano.”

  • Judy Seall
    • Judy Seall

      Head of Drama

      BA (Hons) English & Drama (London); MA Children's Literature (Reading); PGCE in English (Oxford)

      Subject taught:

      Drama

      I love Dolphin because:

      “Quite simply it is the best school in the world and I have taught in schools in many different countries. I love it here!”

      Interesting fact:

      “I was once offered a part on a TV soap called 'Fiebre' (Fever) whilst I was living in Colombia.”

  • Davinder Shergill
    • Davinder Shergill

      Y1 Teacher

      BA (Hons) Business Studies (Wolverhampton); Diploma Level 3 in Children's & Young People's workforce; NVQ Level 2 in Child care

      I love Dolphin because:

      “I love the relaxed vibe of the school and how the school respects everyone’s individuality.”

      Interesting fact:

      “I used to organise parties for Prince Charles.”

  • Hannah Spiers
    • Hannah Spiers

      Deputy Head of Early Years

      BA (Hons) Primary Education Early Years (University of West of England, Bristol)

      I love Dolphin because:

      "Of the relaxed atmosphere seen through the children wearing their own clothes and calling teachers by their first name."

      Interesting fact:

      "I lived in the Middle East for three years and went on a zipline down in front of the Burj Khalifa!"

  • Emma Tate
    • Emma Tate

      English Teacher

      Head of SMSC

      MA Arts in English Literature and Sociology (Glasgow); PGCE (Roehampton)

      Subjects taught:

      English, Earth Studies

      I love Dolphin because:

      “It feels like home. After seeing the positive impact Dolphin had on my son, as a teacher I wanted to work here to contribute to the beacon of positivity that the school represents.”

      Interesting fact:

      “I once worked for 3 months on a Northern Australian Banana Farm – I became a dab hand with a scythe, lived in a caravan and spent all day trudging around a tropical banana plantation, usually soaking wet.”

  • Helen Waneis
    • Helen Waneis

      Year 2 Teacher

      MA Hons Modern Languages, QTS

      Interesting fact:

      “I have learnt Russian and have travelled extensively in and worked throughout the Former Soviet Union.”

  • Adam Warner
    • Adam Warner

      Head Of History, Head Of Boys' Games, Walking Trip Coordinator

      BA (Hons) History (Cardiff); PGCE History and PE (Cheltenham and Gloucester)

      Subjects taught:

      History, Physical Education (Rugby, Cricket, Football Coach)

      I love Dolphin because:

      “I love the unique trips that Dolphin offers and especially the chance to introduce pupils to Britain's wild mountain areas!”

      Interesting fact:

      “I have taught History and P.E. in Kenya, Malawi and Chile."

  • Antonia Webster
    • Antonia Webster

      Year 1 Teacher

      BA (Hons) History of Art; PGCE (University of Southampton), QTS

      I love Dolphin because:

      “It is unique and the individuality of its pupils is nurtured and celebrated.”

      Interesting fact:

      “I lived in the Netherlands between the ages of 6 and 18.”

  • Lisa Williams
    • Lisa Williams

      Teacher

      BA (Hons) Primary Education Physical Education (Manchester Metropolitan University)

      I love Dolphin because:

      "It’s wonderfully unique school which nurtures diversity. Every day is different. I love teaching, it’s the best job in the world!."

      Interesting fact:

      "I have climbed to the top of the Burj Khalifa in 27 minutes (albeit on a stair machine)"

       

  • Jade Jeffries
    • Jade Jeffries

      Teaching Staff

      Associate Teacher

      Head of PSHEE and Charities

      I love Dolphin because:

      "There is a creative, enthusiastic and kind environment for both staff and pupils to thrive in. Every day brings a sense of happiness and fulfilment ....also Dolphin does not do events by half! "

      Interesting fact:

      "Having lived in Scotland for a couple of years I took the time to climb a (small!) mountain."

  • Forest Schools

  • Naomi Griffiths
    • Naomi Griffiths

      Forest Schools Coordinator, Teaching Assistant

      Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Early Learning and Childcare; Open Awards Level 3 Forest Schools Practitioner Award

      I love Dolphin because:

      “I love the exciting hands-on, cross-curricular learning opportunity Dolphin offers its children.”

      Interesting fact:

       “I am a keen traveller and take my son backpacking all over the world. We enjoy exploring the different types of flora and fauna and have delighted in staying in various tribal villages.”

  • Librarian

  • Kirsty Harrison
    • Kirsty Harrison

      Librarian, Teaching Assistant

      I love Dolphin because:

      “It is a wonderfully colourful and interactive place to work. The energy and enthusiasm of the children should be captured in one of Roald Dahl's BFG 'Dream Jars'! ”

      Interesting fact:

      “I grew up in Zimbabwe and wanted to be a game ranger when I was young!”

  • Teaching Assistants

  • Kate Donnelly
    • Kate Donnelly

      Teaching Assistant

      BSc (Hons) Biochemistry (University of Bath)

  • Phoebe Goldsmith
    • Phoebe Goldsmith

      Teaching Assistant

      BA (Hons) Classics (University of Reading)

  • Sabine Greenfield
    • Sabine Greenfield

      Teaching Assistant

      I love Dolphin because:

      “The atmosphere throughout the school is warm and welcoming and I love seeing the children arrive full of enthusiasm and eagerness to get on with learning. The varied and interesting trips the pupils can go on is amazing, and really helps them become confident and independent.”

      Interesting fact:

      “When I was 18, I went to Greece on a bus with £25 in my pocket and stayed for 6 years.”

  • Jade Jeffries
    • Jade Jeffries

      Teaching Staff

      Associate Teacher

      Head of PSHEE and Charities

      I love Dolphin because:

      "There is a creative, enthusiastic and kind environment for both staff and pupils to thrive in. Every day brings a sense of happiness and fulfilment ....also Dolphin does not do events by half! "

      Interesting fact:

      "Having lived in Scotland for a couple of years I took the time to climb a (small!) mountain."

  • Emma Paddison
    • Emma Paddison

      Teaching Assistant

      Teaching Assistant

  • Charlotte Richards
    • Charlotte Richards

      Teaching Assistant

      Gap Year Student

  • Courtney West
    • Courtney West

      Teaching Assistant

      Teaching Assistant

  • SEN Tutors

  • Kate Barrett
    • Kate Barrett

      SENDCO

      QTS & PGCE (University of Leicester);
      BA (Hons) Geography (University of London);  Postgraduate Certificate with Distinction in Education (National Award for SEN Coordination) (Oxford Brookes)

      Subjects taught:

      SEN

  • Rebecca Lok
    • Rebecca Lok

      SEN Teacher

      QTS; PGCE (Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln)

      Subjects taught:

      SEN

      Interesting fact: 

      I worked as a chalet host in Tignes in the French Alps and I enjoy skiing and snowboarding.

  • Peripatetic Teaching Staff - Music

  • Sammie Drean
    • Sammie Drean

      Peripatetic Singing Teacher

      Ba Hons in Music

      Rockschool Grade 7 Contemporary/Rock Singing

      Trinity Grades 1-8

  • Gabriela Eddy
    • Gabriela Eddy

      Clarinet, Saxophone and Piano Teacher

      MA Music (Silesian University)

  • Robert Jane
    • Robert Jane

      Drum Teacher

      Bachelor of Music, University of Chichester

  • Patrick Johnson
    • Patrick Johnson

      Electric Guitar Teacher

      Certificate of Higher Education in Popular Music Practice

  • Dean Jones
    • Dean Jones

      Brass Teacher

      BRASS TEACHER

  • Jonathan Large
    • Jonathan Large

      Violin Teacher

      The Certificate of Teaching (Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music)

  • Marcia Reis
    • Marcia Reis

      Piano Teacher

      The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Grade 8 Piano

  • Peripatetic Teaching Staff - Sport

  • Stacey Gould
    • Stacey Gould

      Gymnastics Coach

      Gymnastics Coach

  • Libby Putney
    • Libby Putney

      Dance Teacher

      Dance, BA English with Film and Television Studies, IDTA Teacher of Dancing

      I love Dolphin because: 

      “Teachers really care about their pupils and the children are happy and confident. It is such a vibrant setting and a joyful place to work.”

      Interesting fact:

      “I have danced on stage at the World Music Awards at Earl’s Court in London in 2006 with Michael Jackson and Chris Brown in the Thriller dance.”

  • Custodians

  • Sam Bennett
    • Sam Bennett

      Custodian

      Custodian

  • Chris Holden
    • Chris Holden

      Caretaker

      Custodian

  • Ross Parker
    • Ross Parker

      Custodian

      I love Dolphin because:

      “There is always a friendly face to talk to.”

      Interesting fact:

      “I am a massive motocycle racing enthusiast.”

  • Daniel Pike
    • Daniel Pike

      Head Groundsman/Custodian

      Custodian

  • Alex Saunders
    • Alex Saunders

      Custodian

      I love Dolphin because:

      “The staff, parents and children are so friendly.”

      Interesting fact:

      “I am a qualified diver and kayaker.”

  • Catering Staff

  • Helen Hutchins
    • Helen Hutchins

      Catering Assistant

      Catering Assistant

  • Eliza Rogulska
    • Eliza Rogulska

      Dinner Lady and Cleaner

      Dinner Lady and Cleaner

  • Anna Uszpulewicz
    • Anna Uszpulewicz

      Catering Assistant

      Catering Assistant