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Our Staff

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.

Senior Management Team

Headmaster

Mr Jerry Gear
B.Ed (Hons) (Trinity College, Carmarthen, University of Wales)
headmaster@denstoneprep.co.uk

School Business Manager

Mrs Jill Stone
jill.stone@denstoneprep.co.uk

Deputy Head

Mrs Tracey Davies
B.Sc (Hons) (Buckinghamshire),
P.G.C.E. (Manchester)
tracey.davies@denstoneprep.co.uk

Head of Pre-Prep

Mrs Claire Clews
B.Ed (Hons) (Wolverhampton)
Level 3 Forest Schools
claire.clews@denstoneprep.co.uk

Pastoral Lead

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

Main Prep Department

Mrs Tina Belcher
B.A. (Hons) Fashion & Marketing (Nottingham Trent) PGCE in Design Technology & Art (London Goldsmiths College)
tina.belcher@denstoneprep.co.uk

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

Mrs Tracey Davies
(Deputy Head)
B.Sc (Hons) (Buckinghamshire),
PGCE (Manchester)
tracey.davies@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Kathy Emmerson-Friend
B.Sc (Hons) (Birmingham),
PGCE (Northampton), Level 3 Forest Schools
kathleen.friend@denstoneprep.co.uk

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

Mrs Amanda Greene
B.A. Applied Languages (French & Spanish) (Dublin City)
PGCE QTS – (Wales Institute, Cardiff)
M.A. Education – (Staffordshire)
amanda.greene@denstoneprep.co.uk

Ms Lindsey Hart
B.A. (Hons) (Lincoln and Hull), QTS
lindsey.hart@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Jayne Lea
B.A. (Hons) (Manchester), QTS
jayne.lea@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Sally McKenzie
(Pastoral Lead)
B.Sc. (Hons) Manchester, PGCE
sally.mckenzie@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Elaine Wheat
PGCE in Secondary Schools PE (Wolverhampton)
B.A. in Sports Studies (Derby)
Higher National Diploma in Sports Studies (Derby)
elaine.wheat@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Vanessa White
B.Sc. PGCE
vanessa.white@denstoneprep.co.uk

Pre-Prep Department

Mrs Claire Clews
(Head of Pre-Prep & Year 1 Teacher)
B.Ed (Hons) (Wolverhampton)
Level 3 Forest Schools
claire.clews@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mr Michael Eley
(Year 2 Teacher)
B.A. (Hons) 3 – 7 Education with QTS (Sheffield Hallam)
michael.eley@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Vicki Lakin
(Reception EY Teacher & SENDCo)
B.Ed (Hons) (Reading) PCDL (York)
vicki.lakin@denstoneprep.co.uk

Support Staff

School Secretary:

Mrs Helen Heron
helen.heron@denstoneprep.co.uk

Marketing / Admissions:

Mrs Emma Warrilow
registrar@denstoneprep.co.uk

Headmaster’s Wife:

Mrs Melanie Gear
B.A. (Hons) (Kent), PGCE (Cambridge)
melanie.gear@denstoneprep.co.uk

Finance Officer:

Miss Fran Harris
francesca@denstoneprep.co.uk

Catering Manager:

Mrs Heather Day
heather.day@denstoneprep.co.uk

Grounds Maintenance Manager / Health & Safety Officer:

Mr Dave Chaplin
dave.chaplin@denstoneprep.co.uk

I.T. Technician:

Mr Andy Emmerson
andy.emmerson@denstoneprep.co.uk

Cleaning & Housekeeping Manager:

Mrs Donna Chaplin
donna.chaplin@denstoneprep.co.uk

Music Department

Mrs Ann O’Brien
Director of Music
Dip. RSAM
ann.obrien@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mr Chris Hall
Piano Teacher
PGCE, PG Dip, B Mus (hons), Dip ABRSM
chris.hall@denstoneprep.co.uk

Ms Fiona McManus
Piano Teacher
GBSM, ARCM, ABSM, PGCE
Fiona.mcmanus@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mr Robert Murray
Brass Teacher
B.A. Hons in Music & Teaching
robert.murray@denstoneprep.co.uk

Ms Liz Oughton
Woodwind Instrument & Singing Teacher
liz.oughton@denstoneprep.co.uk

Mrs Hannah Paterson
Strings Teacher
hannah.paterson@denstoneprep.co.uk

Miss Linden Kaniewski
Strings Teacher
B Mus. (Hons)
linden.kaniewski@denstoneprep.co.uk