Our passionate and talented teaching staff are dedicated to providing the very best standards of education.  This is backed up by high levels of pastoral care so that our staff ensure that every child is truly nurtured and supported during their time at Denstone College Preparatory School.


Headmaster:
Mr Jerry Gear
B.Ed (Hons) (Trinity College, Carmarthen, University of Wales)
Email: headmaster@denstoneprep.co.uk
Head of Pre-Prep & Pre-School:
Mrs Helen Griffith
B.Ed., P.G.C.E. (Early Years), M.Ed. (Early Years) (Massey NZ)
Email: helen.griffith@denstoneprep.co.uk

School Business Manager:
Mrs Jill Stone
Email: jill.stone@denstoneprep.co.uk

Main Prep Department

Mrs Tina Belcher
B.A. (Hons) Fashion & Marketing (Nottingham Trent) P.G.C.E. in Design Technology & Art (London Goldsmiths College)
Email: tina.belcher@denstoneprep.co.uk

Miss Helen Bennett
LL.B. (Hons) (Nottingham), P.G.C.E (Cumbria)
Email: helen.bennett@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mr Andy Bettaney
B.A. (Hons) (Nottingham Trent)
Email: andy.bettaney@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Tracey Davies
B.Sc Sociology & Education (Hons)
P.G.C.E. Manchester
Email: tracey.davies@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Kathy Emmerson-Friend
B.Sc (Hons) (Birmingham), P.G.C.E. (Northampton)
Email: kathleen.friend@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mr Martin Genders
B.Ed (Hons) (De Montfort)
Email: martin.genders@denstoneprep.co.uk

Ms Lindsey Hart
BA (Hons) (Lincoln and Hull), Q.T.S.
Email: lindsey.hart@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Jayne Lea
B.A. (Hons)(Manchester), Q.T.S.
Email: jayne.lea@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Sally McKenzie
B.Sc (Hons) Manchester, P.G.C.E.
Email: sally.mckenzie@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Sally Moran
B.A. (Hons) European Business Studies, (Hull)
Email: sally.moran@denstoneprep.co.uk

Main Prep Teaching Assistants

Miss Emma (Mrs Emma Hart)
Mont. Dip. Ed.
Email: emma.hart@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mr Geoff Kelly
Dip. Physical Recreational and Adventurous Training
Email: geoff.kelly@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Caroline Lucas
Child Care & Education Level 3,
Teaching Assistant Level 3
Email: caroline.lucas@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Karen Wason
B. Ed (Hons) Primary Education specialising in Art and PE (Derby)
Email: karen.wason@denstoneprep.co.uk

Tina Wilson
Year 5 TA
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
tina.wilson@denstoneprep.co.uk

Miss Hannah Winfield – Trainee TA

Pre-Prep Department

Mrs Claire Clews
B.Ed (Hons) (Wolverhampton)
Email: claire.clews@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mr Michael Eley
BA Hons 3 – 7 Education with QTS (Sheffield Hallam University)
Email: michael.eley@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Vicki Lakin
B.Ed. (Hons) (Reading) PCDL (York)
Email: vicki.lakin@denstoneprep.co.uk

Pre-Prep Assistants

Mrs Gina Boston
CTA 2, B.A. (Hons) in Education (Staffordshire)
Email: gina.boston@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Vicky Fenton
BA(Hons)(Stafford) Q.T.S. (Manchester Metropolitan)
Email: vicky.fenton@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Sally Williams
B.Tech. National Certificate in Childhood Studies
Email: sally.williams@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Jane Young
Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies (Staffordshire)
Email: jane.young@denstoneprep.co.uk

Pre-School Assistants

Senior Supervisor:
Mrs April Barbour
NVQ Level 3
Email: april.barbour@denstoneprep.co.uk

Ms Jenny Ganning
NVQ Level 3
Email: jenny.ganning@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Steph Greatrix
NVQ Level 3
Email: steph.greatrix@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Clare Salt
NVQ Level 3
Email: clare.salt@denstoneprep.co.uk

Music Department

Director of Music:
Mrs Ann O’Brien
Dip. R.S.A.M.
Email: ann.obrien@denstoneprep.co.uk

Ms Sarah O’Brien – Flute Teacher
BMus R.N.C.M .

Mr Robert Murray – Brass Teacher
BA Hons in Music & Teaching

Mr Chris Hall – Piano Teacher
PGCE, PG Dip, B Mus (hons), Dip ABRSM

Ms Liz Spear  – Cello/String Teacher
Mus.B (Hons) P.G.C.E.

Ms Fiona McManus – Piano Teacher
G.B.S.M, A.R.C.M, A.B.S.M, P.G.C.E

Ms Liz Oughton – Woodwind Instrument & Singing Teacher

Support Staff

School Secretary:
Mrs Elaine Shanley
Email: elaine.shanley@denstoneprep.co.uk

Registrar:
Emma Warrilow
Email: registrar@denstoneprep.co.uk

Headmaster’s Wife:
Mrs Melanie Gear
BA (Hons) (Kent), PGCE (Cambridge)
melanie.gear@denstoneprep.co.uk

Finance Officer:
Fran Harris
francesca@denstoneprep.co.uk

Catering Manager:
Mrs Kath McMahon
Email: kath.mcmahon@denstoneprep.co.uk

Estate Manager:
Mr Matthew Boston
Email: matt.boston@denstoneprep.co.uk

Marketing:
Mrs Emma Warrilow
Email: emma.warrilow@denstoneprep.co.uk

I.T. Technician:
Mr Andy Emmerson
Email: andy.emmerson@denstoneprep.co.uk