Matthew has been with The Mandeville School since September 2020, having previously been at St Michael's Catholic School in High Wycombe, and brings a wealth of knowledge to the school. Matthew's background is as a history teacher and he taught in Maidenhead prior to entering senior leadership. He is passionate about developing students as life long learners and has always been keen to continue to learn himself: he completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford in 2014.
Since arriving, he has led significant changes at The Mandeville School while guiding the school through unprecedented times resulting from the pandemic.
"My fundamental goal is that students will flourish here. For me, flourishing means developing successfully in both academic and non-academic ways because of the environment around you. The school will become a place where students achieve great things, including a significant improvement in GCSE, vocational, and A-Level performance. Yet, the school will not measure achievement only through exam results, it will also do this through the kind of people our students become."
ASSISTANT HEADTEACHERS AND LEAD PRACTITIONERS
Hannah Lloyd- Assistant Headteacher
Hannah is an excellent teacher of Maths and Psychology. Having worked in a range of challenging contexts, Hannah is delighted to be leading on Behaviour and Pastoral Care at The Mandeville School.
Maria Gomez - Assistant Headteacher/SENDCO
Maria is a dedicated and dogged advocate for children with Special Educational Needs. An experienced English teacher, she has an infectious enthusiasm for her subject, and works tirelessly to ensure all children can flourish at The Mandeville School.
Jack Deary - Assistant Headteacher
Jack is an experienced PE teacher and leader with a strong belief in what our students can achieve. He is responsible for student achievement.
Jonny is an exceptional teacher of English and leads on teaching, learning and curriculum. Jonny joined us from Princes Risborough School after a number of successful years there.
Justine Webb - Director of Maths
Justine leads the Maths department. She's a fantastic cheerleader for our students; from watching their sporting games, to attending performances and trips, Justine gives her energy and time freely to all. Justine is leading data and assessment across the school.
Lemara Raven - Director of English
Lemara has led a range of successful English departments around Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire over the last 15 years. She is passionate about supporting students from all walks of life to find the joys of reading brilliant texts and communicating well. Lemara is also leading staff CPD.
Neil is a highly experienced leader within humanities and is a geography specialist.
Chris is a former Head of Science, dedicated to helping students grow a love for learning. Chris oversees pastoral care and Safeguarding in Key Stage 3.
Lowri is a highly successful science teacher, leader and trainer. She has been deployed to the school as part of the support provided by Insignis Academy Trust with the intention of building a culture of excellence in science and beyond.
Gareth is a highly successful PE teacher, leader and trainer. He has been deployed to the school as part of the support provided by Insignis Academy Trust with the intention of building a culture of excellence in PE and beyond.
Hayley is a highly successful art teacher, leader and trainer. She has been deployed to the school as part of the support provided by Insignis Academy Trust with the intention of building a culture of excellence in art and beyond.