A leading day school in Midhurst for 2~13 year olds
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Conifers School Staff

Our school staff are not only extremely passionate and experienced in their field but also form a strong part of our whole school community. Lead by an excellent leadership team, we hold great importance to the well-being and energy of each member of staff to ensure that they are happy, motivated and well trained. Together, we have created what we feel is a dream team of educators and support staff.

PROPRIETORS

Aaron Stewart
Proprietor
James Polansky
Executive Head – QV Education

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Emma Smyth
Headmistress
Rebecca Thorpe 
Deputy Head (Academic) 
Jo Gear
Learning Support Teacher, SENCO
Chloe Pestell
Head of PR, Marketing and Admissions
Emma Fownes
Deputy Head (Pastoral)
Juliette Pearce
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Lucy Willett
Head of Sport
Health and Safety

TEACHING STAFF

Fiona Allen
Reception Class Teacher

Hannah Corps
Forest School Leader
Marlow Gillham
Head of Music
Daniel Jeram
Year 5 Tutor
English and Humanities Teacher
Elly Morgan
Upper Prep Form Tutor
English & French Teacher
Louisa Payen
Year 3 Form Tutor
Humanities Teacher
Sharon Payen
Design & Technology Teacher

Moyra Davey
Year 1 Class Teacher
Head of Mathematics

Rupert Davies
Specilaist Art Teacher
Annabel Keville
Languages – Mandarin, Spanish, French
Nick Mathias
Sports Coach and PE Teacher

Toby Hughes
Teaching Assistant

Paul Crosdil (Farmer Paul)
Outdoor Learning and Horticulture 

EARLY YEARS STAFF

Amy Cunnington
Toddlers Class Teacher
Early Years Manager
Daphne Ralph
Nursery Teacher
Juliette Pearce
Pre-School Class Teacher
Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Katherine McCarthy
Early Years Teaching Assistant

SUPPORT STAFF

Melissa Holland-Smith
Admissions Administrator
Liz Mayson
Bursar
Alison Brennan
Office Manager and Head’s PA

PERIPATETIC STAFF

Chris Larley
Vocal Coach
Annette Mathias
Piano
Deborah Parker
LAMDA
David Billington
Brass
Jane Happel
Recorder and Ocarina
Alan White
Drums
Gemma Billington
Woodwind

HOUSEKEEPING AND MAINTENANCE

Simon Laking
Katy Rowlands