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The Principal

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Andria Hanham, The Principal

I have spent the last 11 years as Deputy Headteacher at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury. Before that I taught across schools in the North East of England in the comprehensive sector, also in Hungary and Tunisia and thus bring a breadth of experience. I was appointed as The Mandeville School's Principal in November 2015 and am also a teacher of Drama, General Studies, English Literature and Language and the Theory of Knowledge. I thoroughly enjoy my job and coming to school each day and I am committed to making The Mandeville School a highly successful school. I am proud of what the staff have achieved together in recent months: we are a united and positive workforce!


Tony Rogerson, Acting Principal

Tony joined The Mandeville School in July 2015.  Previously he was the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion and SENDCo at The Misbourne School in Great Missenden.  He has been a teacher of English Literature and Language for 11 years.

Vice Principals


Hannah Tongue - Student Behaviour and Raising Achievement

Hannah joined The Mandeville School in September 2016 from The Bridge Academy in Hackney where she has been Assistant Vice Principal responsible for Key Stage Three.  Hannah has been a History teacher for 10 years. Currently on maternity leave, returning early February 2019.


Paul Miles - Acting Vice Principal

Paul joined in September 2005 as Subject Leader for PE when The Mandeville School was awarded Specialist Sports College status.  He held the same role previously at Isleworth and Syon School for Boys in Hounslow.  Paul became Head of Hartwell House when our pastoral system changed to vertical and joined the Leadership Team in June 2014.


Jenny Thompson - Acting Vice Principal

Jenny joined The Mandeville School in September 2001 as Head of Year.  In September 2005 Jenny became Director of Key Stage 4 and 5 and has been an Assistant Head since this time.  Jenny was approached by the LA to lead on a project working with those at risk of permanent exclusion at Key Stage 3 and had a secondment for 6 months in 2010 to deliver this programme in the South of Buckinghamshire.

Extended Senior Leadership Team

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David Cockroft - Acting Senior Leader, Sixth Form Leader

David joined us in 2006 as an NQT English Teacher, having previously worked for a decade in the motor industry. He was worked in a variety of pastoral roles, having headed up Windsor House and subsequently worked as Year Leader for a variety of age groups. He started his new role as Sixth Form Leader in June 2017.

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Maria Gomez - Acting Senior Leader, Subject Leader of English and Drama

Maria has been with The Mandeville School since April 2002. She joined as a teacher of English and within two years was appointed second in department. Maria was subsequently appointed Subject leader in 2009. Maria heads up the Drama department as well. Maria brings wisdom to the table and is making improvements on our attendance driving working with the Attendance team.

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Sarah Hammond - Strategic Finance Manager

Sarah joined The Mandeville School in May 2017. She was previously employed for a number of local authorities in Senior Strategic Finance roles, mainly working in Social Housing. She also worked in a Combined School in Buckinghamshire as their school's Bursar. Since joining us, Sarah has had a tangible impact on the school's finances working closely with The Principal and operates extremely well at both strategic and operational levels.


Shayne Harnett - Acting Senior Leader

Shayne joined The Mandeville School in September 2013. Previously he was a PE teacher at Townsend Church of England School in St Albans. Shayne came to the school as a PE teacher and has progressed to a Year Leader, Head of the House system and now is an Acting Senior Leader with the responsibility for the pastoral system.


Chris Penson - Acting Senior Leader, Subject Leader for Science

Chris joined The Mandeville School in 2012 as a teacher of science. For a period of time he was a Staff Governor saying he became a Governor because he felt passionate about the school and would like to see it continue the journey to good and then outstanding.  He has been Subject Leader for Science since September 2018. 

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