At St Faith’s we are proud of the quality and individual skills of all our staff and of the work they undertake.
A full list of staff can be seen here.
Details on The Leys and St Faith’s Foundation Governors, Chaired by Foundation Executive Sir A Brenton can be found here.
Annabel Brunner (Chair); Wendy Challen; Patricia Graves; Charles Hewitson; Christopher Kirker; Ian McCaig; Richard Mitchell; Helena Renfrew-Knight; Roger Webster
Senior Management Team
Our SMT meets weekly to discuss strategic plans and current matters of moment. The SMT have individual areas of responsibility for the management of the school.
Nigel Helliwell, Headmaster (since 2011), is responsible to the Governors for all aspects of the welfare and progress of children and staff at St Faith’s. He works closely with his colleagues on the Senior Management Team.
Joseph Davenport, Deputy Head, supports the Headmaster overseeing the day-to-day management of the school.
Richard Brent, Bursar, has overall financial management responsibility of the School, management of the proper maintenance of the School site, Treasurer responsibility to the SFPA committee, and management of catering and cleaning delivery.
Linda Smith, Head of Pre Prep, has overall responsibility for the Pre Prep department.
Margaret White, Deputy Head Academic, supports the Heads of Departments in their curriculum planning and development.
Michael Critchley, Director of Pastoral Care, oversees the pastoral care of all children in Year 3 to 8, manages the school’s rewards and sanctions system and supports the four Heads of House.
Brendan Mageean, Director of Communications, oversees communication with parents and across the school.
Heads of Departments look after the teaching and learning in their departmental areas. They monitor the children’s performance and support the departmental teachers. They are responsible for assessment procedures in their departments and work with the Deputy Head Academic to develop a coherent and effective curriculum.
The Heads of House (Prep – Bentley, Chaucer, Latham and Newton), are responsible for the pastoral welfare of all the children in the House and for the work of the Tutors in their Houses. Heads of House work closely with the Director of Pastoral Care to plan for success in this area of the School’s programme, meeting frequently with the Tutors in their Houses to ensure that the progress of all the children is regularly reviewed.
Tutors (Prep) are responsible for groups of 14 to 18 children, meeting them every day, maintaining their pupil records, supporting them and helping them to manage their lives. The Tutor is the parent’s first point of contact.
Pre Prep Class Teachers fulfil the same function as Tutors in Years 3 to 8. They know the children in their classes very well, providing information and reassurance in equal measures during the early school years.
Teaching Assistants support children’s learning in a variety of ways and provide a second adult in the class for all children in the Pre Prep. From Year 3 upwards teaching assistants are directed to provide support where there is particular need. Technicians are employed in the Science, Engineering and Art departments.