Meet the staff

Learn more about the staff at Downe House.

Leadership Team

5.5 Meet the Staff Emma McKendrick Housemistress downe house school

Mrs Emma McKendrick

Headmistress

Mrs Emma McKendrick has been the Headmistress of Downe House School for over twenty years. Read the welcome from the Headmistress.

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Mrs Emma McKendrick

Headmistress

Emma is a linguist who was educated at the Universities of Liverpool and Birmingham.  She was Headmistress of the Royal School Bath from 1994-97 and took up her appointment as Headmistress of Downe House in 1997.

She has a great deal of experience as a Governor of a variety of independent Senior and Prep Schools and was a member of the Independent Schools’ Examination Board. She is a Trustee of the Prep School Baccalaureate, a Member of GSA, HMC and BSA and a Fellow of the RSA.

She is married and has two sons.  When time allows, she enjoys travel, the theatre and cinema, and spending time with her family.

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Mrs Areti Bizior

Deputy Headmistress

Mrs Areti Bizior is Deputy Headmistress at Downe House and teaches Computing and ICT and is an Upper School academic tutor.

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Mrs Areti Bizior

Deputy Headmistress

Born and raised in South Africa, Areti attained a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Africa before going on to do further study in Education and Educational Leadership. Areti has worked in the UK for 17 years and has a long history in education management, especially in the Independent Sector.

She is experienced in strategic development, digital strategy, governance, educational consulting, professional development and classroom management.

Alongside her role as Deputy Headmistress, Areti is a School Inspector, and has co-authored three text books for Oxford University Press on Computing. She is currently in her final year of an MBA at UCL.

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Mrs Genevieve Ford

Boarding Deputy and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs Genevieve Ford became Boarding Deputy Head at Downe House after working as Housemistress of AGS and then Head of Upper School. Genevieve is responsible for the residential welfare, pastoral care and wellbeing of each student, working closely with Housestaff.

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Mrs Genevieve Ford

Boarding Deputy and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Genevieve graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Theology and Religious Studies. After joining becoming a member of the Downe House community, she became an Upper School Housemistress before accepting the role of Head of Upper School. Genevieve has an in-depth understanding of boarding and life at Downe House and works closely with staff across the school to ensure that every girl feels secure, known and safe. As Boarding Deputy, Genevieve has introduced and is constantly developing the unique-to-Downe Wellbeing programme, Finding Balance, which seeks to promote self-care and healthy minds and bodies.

“We feel very privileged in our roles and work closely with parents and the girls to ensure that there is strong communication and mutual trust.”

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Mr Mark Hill

Academic Deputy

Mr Mark Hill is Academic Deputy at Downe House and is also involved in the Sixth Form curriculum as a teacher of History and academic tutor.

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Mr Mark Hill

Academic Deputy

Mr Mark Hill completed his first degree in History, pursuing research by completing an MA in International Relations and History. Mark then started working in publishing for an American company. As a career shift Mark trained to be a teacher and undertook a PGCE. After qualifying as a teacher, Mark had a variety of roles in a range of different maintained schools and colleges; Head of Key Stage, Head of Department and Head of Year.

Mark came to Downe and has been responsible for academic aspects of the school such as curriculum development, assessment design and development. He has worked closely with Cambridge Assessment on qualification development and undertook a Masters in Education 2006-2008, specialising in assessment design and leadership capacity building. Mark certainly exemplifies the statement that “learning is a lifelong experience” and is currently studying for an MSc in Human Resource Management which aids his current role as Academic Deputy, as well as teaching History and being an Academic Tutor in the Sixth Form.

Michelle Scott Assistant Headmistress (Foundation) meet the team downe house

Mrs Michelle Scott

Assistant Headmistress (Foundation)

As Assistant Headmistress responsible for Foundation, Mrs Michelle Scott oversees the Foundation Office who are responsible for alumnae relations, school development and fundraising and external relations.

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Mrs Michelle Scott

Assistant Headmistress (Foundation)

Originally from Australia, Mrs Michelle Scott began working at Downe House as a Drama teacher before becoming Director of Drama and then Director of External Relations. This means that she understands the ins and outs of everyday school life and the girls see her as a familiar friendly face. One of the key purposes of the Foundation Office is to encourage life-long connections with our alumnae and their families by providing memorable experiences and opportunities that inspire continued support of Downe House and Michelle travels all over the world to ensure that Downe House is building and maintaining connections in the Downe House community.

As well as her role as Assistant Headmistress, Michelle is an academic tutor in the Sixth Form, helping girls make decisions about the higher education and guiding them through a challenging and busy time of life.

5.5 Meet the Staff Judith Gilpin Jones Head of Lower School

Mrs Gilpin Jones

Head of Lower School

Judith Gilpin Jones was delighted to join Downe House as Head of Lower School in 2008 following a long association with the School, watching her own daughter grow and flourish here as a pupil.

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Mrs Gilpin Jones

Head of Lower School

Having combined the posts of Senior Teacher and Director of Music at her previous school, as well as fulfilling her role as an Independent Schools’ Inspector, Judith was delighted to join a happy and dedicated team as Head of Lower School in 2008. This followed on from watching her own daughter Hannah spend seven incredibly happy years as a pupil at the Downe House.

As a teacher of Wellbeing (PSHE) and the conductor of Once Removed, Judith teaches every girl in the Lower School which gives her an added insight into the girls’ individual characters both academically and pastorally. She has been residential in two boarding schools during her teaching career and, with over ten years at Downe House, understands the great privilege of being part of your daughter’s social and academic development. As Head of Lower School, Judith oversees your daughter’s academic progress and pastoral care, playing a major role in securing her seamless, happy transition into life at Downe House.

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Mrs Anna Dourountakis

Head of Upper School

As Head of Upper School, Mrs Anna Dourountakis oversees the academic progress and pastoral care of the Upper Fourth, Lower Fifth and Upper Fifth during which girls complete their GCSEs.

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Mrs Anna Dourountakis

Head of Upper School

Before working at Downe House, Anna worked at various schools in the UK. Her career in education spans nearly twenty years and she is passionate about educating girls. Anna has worked within a boarding environment for the past twelve years and fully values the benefits of this model of education.

Anna graduated with Honours from the University of Natal (Durban) and then went on to receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

“In the Upper School we seek to encourage all of our girls to become more academically focussed, independent and outward looking. Pastorally my main focus is that girls should be fundamentally happy and encouraged to develop a positive self-concept, sound judgement and motivation to succeed. My office has an ‘open-door policy’ ensuring that girls can get to see me effortlessly.”

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Ms Melissa Stimson

Head of Sixth Form, Teacher of Politics

Beginning with teaching History and Politics, Ms Melissa Stimson acquired plenty of experience working in boarding schools Housestaff roles and is now Head of Sixth Form at Downe House.

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Ms Melissa Stimson

Head of Sixth Form, Teacher of Politics

Mel started her teaching career in Scotland after graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a History degree and completing a PGCE in Glasgow. Since then she has gradually moved further south working in Preston, Oundle and Bristol!

After realising how much she enjoyed being involved in students’ academic and social development, she knew this was an area she wished to pursue further and took on additional pastoral roles.

Mel was appointed Head of Sixth Form in 2012 and oversees the Housestaff teams of York and Willis as well as working with academic staff and tutors to support the girls’ academic progress.

“Being Head of Sixth Form at Downe House is a multifaceted role and I thoroughly enjoy the variety of my current post as no two days are ever the same!”

Mrs Philippa Toogood director of the murray centre meet the staff downe house

Mrs Philippa Toogood

Director of the Murray Centre

After a long career in different roles at Downe, Mrs Philippa Toogood was appointed Director of the Murray Centre – our stunning new centre for learning which hosts our library, collaboration spaces and academic enrichment events.

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Mrs Philippa Toogood

Director of the Murray Centre

Philippa graduated from the University of Leeds in 1996 with a degree in Theology and Religious Studies and then completed her PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church College. After teaching posts in North Oxfordshire and at Sherborne School for Girls, she joined Downe House in September 2003 as a part-time teacher of Religious Studies. Philippa took on the full time role of Head of Religious Studies a year later.

Further posts at Downe including Examinations Officer and Director of Studies have allowed Philippa a significant amount of contact with girls, staff and parents around the School. She then became temporary Head of Sixth Form before being appointed as Director of the Murray Centre where she oversees the academic daily life of the building as well as putting on an exciting and broad academic enrichment programme of events.

I have found great satisfaction in being part of a team that helps them to realise their ambitions and go forwards into university or a career as confident and independent young women.

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Mrs Kate Tuttle

HR Director

Mrs Kate Tuttle heads up the HR team and is also involved in daily school life as an academic tutor for AGS Upper School girls.

Mr David McClymont

Director of Information Systems

As Director of Information Systems at Downe House, Mr David McClymont is responsible for the school network and IT support and software across the school.

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Mr David McClymont

Director of Information Systems

David began working at Downe House as Network Manager before becoming Director of Information Systems. In his role, he manages the Information Systems team and AV team to ensure that all the tech that helps Downe House works as it should to facilitate learning, sharing information and making work easier for staff, students and parents.

David is a passionate technophile and has driven our digital teaching and learning strategy, noticeably the roll out of the Microsoft Surface Programme at school. We are also proud to be a Microsoft Showcase School and David and his team help other members of staff become Microsoft Innovative Educators.

David lives onsite with his wife Mrs Sofie McClymont, Housemistress of AGS, and their two young daughters.

Mr Alasdair Heath

Director of Estates, Property and Services

As Director of Estates, Property and Services at Downe House, Mr Alasdair Heath ensures that all the practicalities of daily life at a boarding school run smoothly.

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Mr Alasdair Heath

Director of Estates, Property and Services

Not only this but Alasdair is involved in the School’s development and Ten Year Vision, whether that be the construction of new buildings such as the Murray Centre or renovations of boarding Houses, classrooms and communal spaces.

Colin Cockburn bursar meet the staff downe house

Mr Colin Cockburn

Finance Bursar

Mr Colin Cockburn is on the leadership team at Downe House as the Finance Bursar and overseas the Bursary team.

Huw Morgan meet the staff director of business development downe house

Mr Huw Morgan

Director of Business Development

Huw Morgan joined the Downe House team in 2017 and is responsible for developing the international schools projects which involves liaising with prospective partners to establish new campuses overseas.

Housemistresses

5.5 Meet the Staff Kim Collingwood Hermitage Housemistress downe house school

Mrs Kim Collingwood

Hermitage Housemistress, Teacher of PE

With years of experience working at independent boarding schools, Kim Collingwood joined the Downe House staff in 2016.

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Mrs Kim Collingwood

Hermitage Housemistress, Teacher of PE

Kim grew up in Rutland before going to Loughborough University of Technology to read Physical Education, Sports Science and Recreation Management. Whilst at university she participated in many different sports and also competed successfully as an amateur jockey, point-to-point steeplechasing around the country at weekends. After graduating, Kim completed her PGCE at Homerton College, Cambridge, before taking her first Assistant Housemistress and teaching post in Bristol.

Before joining Downe House Kim taught at a girls’ boarding school in Ascot, performing many different roles including Assistant Housemistress, Duke of Edinburgh Leader and Head of Year in a number of key stages. Kim believes an important aspect of a successful House lies in setting standards and developing a positive ethos where each individual feels valued, safe and secure. As Housemistress of Hermitage Kim works hard to ensure each girl in her care enjoys all the opportunities available to her whilst being fully supported by the dedicated Hermitage team. Kim also gets involved in the wider school community as a teacher of PE, specialising in netball and cross-country.

Kim lives onsite with her husband Mark, their two children Jake and Skye aged eight and five and their dog Tanner.

5.5 Meet the Staff Claire Williams Hill Housemistress downe house school

Mrs Claire Williams

Hill Housemistress, Teacher of Geography

Claire Williams joined Downe House in 2017 and is Housemistress of Hill House in the Lower School as well as teaching Geography.

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Mrs Claire Williams

Hill Housemistress, Teacher of Geography

Claire Williams is the Housemistress of Hill and teaches Geography. Claire grew up in Shropshire and loves the outdoors, spending school holidays outside with her husband.

At university, Claire studied Geography and then completed her PGCE. She then taught in Shropshire for seven years, initially as a teacher of Humanities, and then as Head of Years 10 and 11. Claire lives in Hill with her husband Nathan and their dog, Flick. The girls love to walk Flick in the woods when the weather is good! During the holidays Nathan and Claire enjoy hillwalking, rowing and more recently, paddle boarding.

The part of Claire’s role that she really enjoys is helping the girls in the House with all sorts of different aspects of school life, from what to wear at their first social to how to revise for exams. The Boarding House is a vibrant place to be and has a lovely atmosphere.

5.5 Meet the Staff Frankie Capps Darwin Housemistress downe hosue school

Mrs Frankie Capps

Darwin Housemistress, Teacher of PE

After training in Physical Education and beginning her teaching career, Frankie joined the Downe House community in the Lower School alongside raising her own family.

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Mrs Frankie Capps

Darwin Housemistress, Teacher of PE

Frankie Capps trained at Bedford College of Physical Education and then started her teaching career in Haslemere, Surrey, where she taught for several years.

Frankie then went on to be Head of Physical Education at Wycombe Abbey. She left Wycombe to have a family and then worked part-time at Queen Anne’s Caversham. In recent years Frankie has put her wealth of experience to good use as the Housemistress of Hill House. As part of the Lower School Boarding project (2015) Frankie became Housemistress of Darwin, where she lives with her husband, Alan, their two black labradors Dexter and Digby and her son James.

Frankie also oversees the Wakefield Award, which has been developed to allow our Lower School girls to extend their horizons and discover their potential.

5.5 Meet the Staff Deborah Scotland Head of Veyrines

Mrs Deb Scotland

Head of Veyrines

A lifelong Francophile, Mrs Deb Scotland was appointed to the role of Head of Downe House, Veyrines in 2013.

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Mrs Deb Scotland

Head of Veyrines

Deb graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in French Studies and after a successful first career as a steel trader in the City of London, re-trained as a Languages Teacher. Deb taught French and Spanish for many years, becoming Head of a thriving Modern Foreign Languages department and then an Advanced Skills Teacher in a successful boys’ comprehensive school. She was then appointed to the role of Head of Downe House, Veyrines. Above all, Deb loves teaching in the classroom and in Veyrines she has the opportunity to help the girls get to grips with French and see them become more confident communicating in real-life situations.

Pastoral care is at the core of everything Deb has done in her my teaching career and she enjoys getting to know her students on an individual basis, guiding each of them into realising their particular talents. She looks forward to welcoming your daughter to Veyrines, caring for her and being part is undoubtedly an unforgettable lifetime experience.

Mrs Kimberly Masters

Aisholt Housemistress

After fifteen years of living in Abu Dhabi, Kim joined Downe House as Housemistress of Upper School House Aisholt.

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Mrs Kimberly Masters

Aisholt Housemistress

After fifteen years away living in Abu Dhabi, Kimberly moved back to the UK and took the position of Aisholt Housemistress. She lives on site with her family: Hein, her husband who is a prep school Maths teacher, and their two children, Henry and Hannah. After growing up in the desert, Henry and Hannah are curious to be living in an environment that is so naturally green!

Kimberly is a passionate English teacher, however, as her career has progressed, she has forged a rewarding path in pastoral care.

I believe that confidence in oneself, irrespective of the challenges the girls of Aisholt will be faced with, is paramount for success and growth.  I look forward to sharing my love of art, sport, games, music, writing, cooking and of course eating with the girls, and see it as my purpose to build lasting relationships with all the girls in my care. I am excited for the years ahead and know that the strength and personality that each individual girl has will continue to allow Aisholt to shine.

5.5 Meet the Staff Sam Cartmell AGN Housemistress downe house school

Miss Sam Cartmell

AGN Housemistress, Teacher of Chemistry

Science has always been a passion for Sam Cartmell who now successfully combines teaching Biology to the Lower School girls and Chemistry at GCSE and A Level with being the Housemistress of AGN House. Each role informs the other and gives Sam useful insight into both the academic and pastoral aspects of the full boarding life the girls lead at Downe House.

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Miss Sam Cartmell

AGN Housemistress, Teacher of Chemistry

Chemistry was her favourite subject at school, and Sam always dreamed of being a medic, so she studied Chemistry at Cardiff University.  Along the way she worked in the NHS in a special Baby Care Unit and in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health team which she really enjoyed – however, a placement in surgery made Sam realise that medicine wasn’t right for her. Inspiration followed with the hit TV series, ‘Educating Yorkshire’, which prompted Sam to decide that she would teach Chemistry with the aim of inspiring others to go to medical school, and so went on to do her PGCE at Oxford University.

Before coming to Downe House in 2017, Sam taught Chemistry in the state sector at the Piggott School, a Secondary Academy School near Henley-on-Thames. When she became Head of Year 10, she found that she enjoyed connecting with the pupils and helping them to get the most out of their studies which brought her to taking on further responsibility for students’ pastoral care and took on a Housemistress’ role at Downe House.

Sam said, “Being a Housemistress means getting involved in every aspect of the girls’ lives and making a difference on a daily basis. I get to know every girl and find out what makes her tick – they are all so different and we work through the trials and tribulations of being a teenager. It is a balance of being a parent and a friend and the girls know that they can come to me at any time for help with anything that is on their minds, whether that is how to work the washing machine, friendship issues or help with their Chemistry prep! I think that being a member of the academic staff does give me a tremendous insight into the ‘other side’ of the girls’ lives and of course teaching the Lower School girls means that I get to know the girls before they come to AGN.

Mrs Sofie McClymont

AGS Housemistress, Learning Skills

Mrs Sofie McClymont is Housemistress of our Upper School House AGS and lives onsite with her husband David McClymont, Director of Information Systems, and their two daughters.

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Mrs Sofie McClymont

AGS Housemistress, Learning Skills

Sofie is Housemistress of Acren Gate South (AGS) and brings a wealth of experience from her previous career as a solicitor specialising in employment law. Sofie’s interest in law stemmed from doing work experience when she was at school in a criminal law practice which led to her going on to study law at Cardiff University, a Diploma in Legal Practice and a two-year training contract with Geldards LLP in Cardiff.  Following her qualification, she moved to a permanent position at Royds Withy King in Wiltshire.

Her introduction to Downe House came through her husband, David McClymont who joined the IT Department in November 2007 and is now Director of Information Systems. As Sofie got to know the School, she became increasingly interested in working with the girls in a pastoral role and started to work in AGS House just one evening a week in January 2013. Within six months, she took on the post of Assistant Housemistress and the following year, she stepped up to the role of Housemistress for AGS House. Over six years on, Sofie hasn’t looked back and in addition, she is currently working within the Learning Skills Department providing one to one support for a number of girls at Downe House and last year gained her OCR Diploma in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties and is currently studying her Level 7 Diploma in Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention.

“I thoroughly enjoy my role as Housemistress helping and motivating the girls to get the most out of their everyday school life.”

5.5 Meet the Staff Barbara Brader Holcombe Housemistress downe house school

Mrs Barbara Brader

Holcombe Housemistress, Teacher of History

We were delighted to welcome Barbara Brader back to Downe House as Housemistress of Holcombe House after teaching History and Politics here for six years until 2014.

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Mrs Barbara Brader

Holcombe Housemistress, Teacher of History

Barbara studied at St Andrew’s University and after completing an MA in English and Scottish History went onto Edinburgh University to do her PGCE. Whilst teaching at Downe, she also supported NQT teachers as a mentor and has a particular interest in facilitating the professional development of teachers.  She is also a Senior Examiner for A-Level Cambridge International History, and has examined for several different boards over the years.

Barbara taught History and Politics at Downe House as a full-time member of the academic staff for six years before succumbing to the lure of her home in Scotland and returning there in 2014 to become Head of History at Albyn School. Finding that she missed the pastoral care aspect of teaching in the full boarding setting, Barbara was attracted back to Downe by the possibility of taking on the Housemistress role. Barbara has enjoyed returning with more experience gained in another school and a fresh pair of eyes to enrich her new role. Barbara has also joined the academic staff as a history teacher once more and is currently teaching the Lower Fourth and mentoring a Lower Sixth EPQ student.

Alongside being Housemistress and teacher, Barbara is currently studying for a Masters in Educational Research at Oxford University, with a focus on Teaching and Learning. Her current research is looking at strategies to motivate the most able students, and now that she is back at Downe House, she intends to look at how the new Murray Centre is going to impact on teaching and learning which will be of great interest to all.

5.5 Meet the Staff Sarah Barnard Tedworth Housemistress downe house school

Mrs Sarah Barnard

Tedworth Housemistress, Teacher of History, Overseas University Advisor

Like all our Housemistresses, Sarah Barnard wears many hats – she combines teaching History at both GCSE and A Level with her role advising an increasing number of girls on overseas university applications and of course runs Tedworth House – one of our five Upper School Houses.

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Mrs Sarah Barnard

Tedworth Housemistress, Teacher of History, Overseas University Advisor

The old adage of ‘if you want something done, ask a busy person to do it’ certainly applies to Sarah!

Having studied Modern History at St Andrew’s University, Sarah began her career at St Leonards School in Fife as an Assistant Housemistress and History teacher. Following a stint at St Mary’s in Wantage, Sarah joined Downe House in 2005 as a full-time History teacher and within a few years, she also became the Overseas University Co-ordinator to support the rapidly increasing number of girls looking to study abroad for the next phase of their education. Sarah took on the role of Housemistress of Tedworth in 2014 and currently teaches History to the Lower Fourth, Lower Fifth and Upper Sixth girls.

Sarah said, “I think that it is so good for the girls to see that you have an intellectual curiosity and also work as an academic member of staff. I very much enjoy engaging the girls in discussions about current affairs and run history revision sessions around exam time to help them with their studies. Being a teacher and housemistress gives me an invaluable 360° view of the girls’ lives which helps me to understand and support them so much better, regardless of whether we are talking through their exam results and GCSE options or having a chat about friendship issues.

Tara Reeve Housemistress Willis downe house

Mrs Tara Reeve

Willis (TR) Housemistress, Prep School Liason, Teacher of Russian

Mrs Tara Reeve has worked at Downe House for over ten years after a career as a producer for BBC News.

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Mrs Tara Reeve

Willis (TR) Housemistress, Prep School Liason, Teacher of Russian

After graduating from Edinburgh University with a First Class MA Honours degree in Russian and then a PGDip in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire, Tara spent eight years producing major news stories in the UK and Russia for BBC News.

Tara joined the Downe House community as a Russian teacher in 2008 and then headed up the World Languages Department, managing the widely spoken languages of Chinese, Japanese and Russian. After becoming a Sixth Form tutor and an evening tutor in Aisholt, Tara became Housemistress of Willis. Tara lives in Willis with her husband Ben,  three daughters and two cats.

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Ms Victoria Ryan

Willis (VKR) Housemistress, Drama Teacher, Head of Sixth Form General Education

Ms Victoria Ryan has been a Housemistress of Willis (VKR) at Downe House for ten years as well as teaching Drama and overseeing the GPR/EPQ programme of academic enrichment for the Sixth Form.

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Ms Victoria Ryan

Willis (VKR) Housemistress, Drama Teacher, Head of Sixth Form General Education

After a degree in English and a PGCE in English and Drama, Victoria began teaching drama and became involved in pastoral care of Sixth Form girls as an Assistant Housemistress, working at a variety of boarding schools.

Victoria lives in Willis House with her son and enjoys working with the Sixth Form, supporting the girls both pastorally and also through the academic enrichment which she coordinates.

“I feel very privileged to share my life with the girls in Willis and I am particularly pleased to be keeping the girls for two years, providing invaluable continuity from Lower to Upper Sixth.”

Ellen Clark Housemistress York meet the staff downe house

Miss Ellen Clark

York (EC) Housemistress, Higher Education Advisor

Miss Ellen Clark joined Downe House in September 2014 and after a year working in Willis, moved over to York to become a Sixth Form Housemistress.

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Miss Ellen Clark

York (EC) Housemistress, Higher Education Advisor

Throughout her career, Miss Ellen Clark has worked in various schools as a Psychology teacher, including two years at an International School in Bejiing. She has always held the role of Sixth Form tutor and has such has been heavily involved in the UCAS process, seeing students successfully gain places at Oxford and Cambridge and various prestigious universities both in the UK and overseas.

Alongside her work overseeing the pastoral wellbeing and academic progress of the girls in York, Ellen uses her experience to provide individualised guidance for the Sixth Form girls to take them through the UCAS process and the array of Higher Education options avilable to them.

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