Senior School Staff

Our teachers work hard to establish strong relationships with every pupil so that they can help them succeed at school, in exams and in later life.

Senior School Staff

Our teachers work hard to establish strong relationships with every pupil so that they can help them succeed at school, in exams and in later life.

Find out more about Colchester High School’s senior staff members here. Our teachers and support staff work hard to establish strong relationships with pupils so they succeed.

Mr Chris Rayner

Mr Chris Rayner

Key Stage 3 Phase Leader

I am the Key Stage 3 Phase Leader at Colchester High School, the Educational Visits Coordinator (EVC) and a teacher within the PE Department.  As Phase Leader, my main role is to ensure a smooth tran...

Miss Alison Banks

Miss Alison Banks

Key Stage 4 Phase Leader

I am the Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) Phase Leader at Colchester High school and a teacher in the PE Department. My role as Phase Leader is to provide pastoral care for the pupils and make sure the...

Miss Cora Allen

Miss Cora Allen

Head of Learning Support

My journey as Head of Learning Support at Colchester High School started 6 years ago and SEND has always been a highlight of my role as an educator. No school can be outstanding if it is not inclusive...

Staff Name Job Title/ Form Qualifications
Mrs Fiona Ritson Senior School Academic Lead BA (Hons), QTS
Mr Simon Newcomb Senior School Pastoral Lead BA (Hons), PGCE

 

Staff Name Job Title/ Form Qualifications
Mrs Rachel Barber Form Teacher 8B BA (Hons), PGCE
Ms Chloe Haggerty Head of Digital & Creative Arts BSc Hons, QTS
Mrs Emma Traynor Form Teacher 7TR MA, BA (Hons), PGCE

Staff Name Job Title/ Form Qualifications
Ms Fiona Ritson Head of English BA (Hons), QTS
Mrs Sarah Hoddell Form Teacher 11H BA (Hons), PGCE
Mrs Sally Stock BA (Hons), PGCE
Miss Georgina Tyndall Form Teacher 7TY Ba (Hons)
Miss Dannielle Harrison BSc (Hons), PGCE
Mrs Anne Hazell BA (Hons), MPhil, QTS)

 

 

Staff Name Job Title/ Form Qualifications
Mrs Eve Brindley Head of Humanities MA (Oxon), QTS, PGCE, CELTA
Mrs Harriet Croydon Assistant Headteacher BA (Hons) INT, QTS, PGCE
Mrs Olivia Cullen BA (Hons), PGCE
Mr Kieran Kitchen BA (Hons), PGCE and QTS
Mrs Samantha Larwood Form Teacher 9L BA (Hons), QTS, PGCE
Mr Simon Newcomb Form Teacher 11NS BA (Hons), PGCE

Staff Name Job Title/ Form Qualifications
Mrs Michelle Hewes Head of Maths BSc(Hons), PGCE
Mrs Nicola Martell-Smith Form Teacher 8MS BSc (Hons), QTS
Miss Sarah Legg Form Teacher 10L BSc (Hons) Mathematics, PGCE
Mrs Debbie-Ann Shoaaddin Form Teacher 9S

Staff Name Job Title/ Form Qualifications
Mrs Katrina Brown Head of Modern Foreign Languages BA (Hons), PGCE, PgDL, LPC
Miss Sandrine Atmadjov Form Teacher 9A BA, PGCE, QTS
Mrs Nicola Sanchez Form Teacher 10S BA (Hons), QTS

Staff Name Job Title Qualifications
Miss Mercedes Romero-Fernandez Head of Music BMus, PGDip, PGAd, PGCE, QTS
Mrs Katrina Brown BA (Hons), PGCE, PgDL, LPC
Mrs Jessica Sillett Form Teacher 11NS BA (Hons), QTS

Staff Name Job Title/ Form Qualifications
Mrs Heather Rose Head of Science BSc (Hons), GTP
Mr Ben Abbott Form Teacher 11A BSc (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Mr Matt Rose Form Teacher 10R BA (Hons), QTS

 

Staff Name Job Title/ Form Qualifications
Mr Adam Dowson Head of PE & Games BA (Hons), QTS
Miss Alison Banks KS4 Phase Leader BEd (Hons), QTS
Mr Chris Rayner KS3 Phase Leader BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS

Staff Name Job Title Qualifications
Ms Cora Allen Head of Learning Support BA (Hons), PGCE
Miss Nicola Andon BEd Hons QTS, T.E.F.L
Mrs Jackie Finch Cache Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice
Miss Katie Dixon
Mr Edmund Wells

Staff Name Qualifications
Mr Greg Eaton
Mr Ross Farley
Mrs Gillian Gerrard LTCL, GTCL (Hons)
Mr Chris Kuhnert L.G.S.M.
Mrs Dee Mardi
Mr Colin Matthews LLCM, Cert. (Mus.Ed.) TCL
Mr Phil Smith

Staff Name Job Title
Mrs Joanna Cowell Examinations Officer
Mrs Stacey Lane Office Manager
Mrs Laura Evans Secretary
Miss Louise Drake Secretary
Mr Tom Door School Secretary
Miss Mary Bullard Receptionist
Main Tel:
01206 573389
After School Club:
07505 436582
Early Years Wraparound:
01206 217110