Staff and Governors

Mr Robert Grosse  MEd, BA/Ed (Hons) Safeguarding Lead


TEACHING STAFF - KS1 & KS2 (Years 1 – 6)
Mrs N Ballinger BSc, PGCE Year 1 Teacher, Phonics Lead
Ms D Seyffert BEd (Hons)  Year 3 Teacher, Science Co-ordinator, SENCO
Mrs H Cook (B.A.  PGCE) Year 2 Teacher
Mr C Denton (B.Sc.  PGCE) Year 5 Teacher, Head of PE & Sport
Mrs M Barley BSc (Hons) PGCE Year 2 Teacher
Mrs N Milburn BA, PGCE Year 4 Teacher, Head of Music
Mrs J Voice  BEd(Hons) Year 6 Teacher, Maths & Drama Co-ordinator
Mrs Hill BA, PGCE MFL, Y4 English Teacher
Mr M Pearce B.A (QTS) Hons Deputy Head & Head of English


Mrs K Sands BA, BSc, MA DDSL, Reception Teacher, EYFS Co-ordinator, Assistant Head (Pastoral)
Mrs S Sharp CACHE Level 3 Diploma, RGN Medical Officer, EYFS, Health & Safety
Ms M Bennett Foundation Degree in Children's Learning Development Nursery Lead
Mrs W Gilbey NVQ Early Years Care and Education Level 3 EYFS Key Person
Mrs C Pool-Senior Foundation Degree in Children's Learning Development EYFS Support Assistant
Ms Lidia Antos BA in Child & Youth Studies Learning Support Assistant


Mrs S Brooks CACHE Level 3 NVQ Extended Day Manager & Classroom Assistant
Mrs C MacDermot CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Speech and Language Level 2 HLTA & Learning Support Assistant
Mrs I Forrester CACHE Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 3 LSA
Mrs S Windsor CACHE Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Nursury Support Assistant
Mrs L Payne NVQ Level 3 in children's care learning and development Support Assistant
Mr M Williamson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Sports Assistant


Simon Baker   Tennis Coach
Andrew Mudie Introduction to coaching fencing (L1) Fencing
 Mrs M Atabek   Violin & Piano
Mrs A Edlin BA, MA, Cert Ed  LAMDA
Mr Nicholas Hill   Guitar
Mr Davis   Drums


Mrs B Felmer FCCA Bursar 
Mrs J Armstrong (B.Acc.  PGCE) Accounts Assistant 
Mrs C Rowson BA Marketing and Business Marketing & Admissions Officer
Miss S Foster   Receptionist/ Office Administrator


Mr D Bidmead Caretaker
Mrs D Sharp School Catering Team
Mrs M Truszcynska School Catering Team


Board of Governors

Herries is a registered charity which is controlled by a Board of Governors.

The board is made up of a combination of parent governors - who are elected by ballot - and independent governors, together with the school head.

The board meets at least once a term. In addition, there is an annual meeting between parents and governors at which parents are updated on how the school is performing (academically and financially), and invited to voice any issues or concerns they may have with the school.  We have informal coffee mornings with governors and a link governor is present at consultation evenings, where parents have the opportunity to voice any issues or concerns they may have had with the school.  

Aside from this, the governors can be contacted by any parent with suggestions or problems at any time.  

Christine Weaving


Chair of Governors from January 2020 & Chair of Education Committee: 14 years as a Headteacher of two schools in Hillingdon.  Second school was judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted in 2007. In 2011 recognised as a National Leader of Education.  A qualified coach. With an MBA in Educational Leadership. Worked as a School Improvement Officer and trained as an Ofsted Inspector. Was the link officer for 12 primary schools and led on Leadership & Management across the authority. Retired after 46 years in education.
Address: C/o Herries

Amanda Malins


Amanda has over twenty years experience working in primary education. She has taught in all year groups from Reception to Year 6 and has been on the Leadership team in both the state and independent sector.  Her particular specialisms include: literacy, special needs and inclusion, curriculum development, assessment and teacher training.
Mick O'Conchuir 
Former marketing executive in the FMCG and sports sectors. Now works as a Marketing Consultant to tech startups and as an Adjunct Lecture in post graduate business schools. Both of Mick’s daughters attended Herries.
Emma Dutton 
Vice Chair and Education/Academic Committee member. Previously a Senior HR Executive with over 20 years experience working across global organisations in the Technology sector, Emma now runs her own business specialising in Executive Coaching and Leadership Development.  Emma has been a parent of Herries for over ten years, her eldest daughter is now at Borlase Grammar school and her youngest is in Key Stage 2 at Herries.

Charles Proctor

Finance & Commercial Committee member: Charles has worked in the international energy industry for more than 30 years in a variety of commercial, finance and general management roles, and is currently CFO for a North Sea oil and gas company.  He is married with three children who attended Herries between 2004 and 2010.
Richard Buckeridge
Partner of a local legal firm, Richard's daughter used to attend Herries.
James Simpson
Finance & Commercial Committee member: James has over twenty years experience in marketing and communications leadership with a background in broadcasting. He specialises in sustainable development and disability rights and is a keen advocate of science and music teaching in the school. James is a parent governor and has two children at Herries.
Helen Essa Chair of IT, Health & Safety: Project/programme manager, experienced at managing complex IT global projects.
Abbey Turner Abbey attended Herries from 1993 until 2002, going on to Queen Anne's in Caversham and then Gresham's in Norfolk for her sixth form. With a performance sporting background, she knows the importance of sport for young children and the incredible work ethic sport, teamed with independent education, can have . Currently working as a PA at a local Grammar school, she lives in Maidenhead with her partner and daughter who attends Newlands School.