Senior Leadership Team

Please view a profile of each member of our Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Sarah Richardson

Position:
Head

Career Sarah has a wide range of significant experience at leading independent schools. After graduating in history from the University of Kent and completing a PGCE at Christchurch College, Canterbury, Sarah taught history and politics as well as coaching hockey...

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Miss Asha Sidu

Position:
Deputy Head (Academic)
Qualifications:
MSc Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology – UCL
PGCE in Secondary Biology – IOE
BSc Biochemistry – UCL

Career Following my degree, I went into research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine after which I explored the field of bioethics. I then decided to become a teacher. Before joining Mount House I was an Assistant...

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Mr Matt Kerr

Position:
Deputy Head
Qualifications:
MSc Information Technology
BSc Geography and Sports Science, PGCE

Career Following four amazing years at Loughborough University, I headed for the bright lights of London to work for a large consultancy firm as an IT consultant in the City. After three years trying to solve the Millennium bug and...

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Mr Craig McCormick

Position:
Head of Sixth Form
Qualifications:
Gordonstoun and King Edward VI Grammar School
BA (Hons) in History and Politics at the University of New Brunswick
MA Brock University, Ontario, Canada
PGCE University of East Anglia

Career I taught in the maintained sector for nine years, moving to Mount House School from Dame Alice Owens School in 2015 to teach history. In 2016, I became Head of Sixth Form, overseeing a rapid increase in A Level...

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Mrs Rhian Billington

Position:
Head of Marketing, Admissions and Communications
Qualifications:
History BA (Cantab.)
MA - Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma
INSEAD Marketing Strategy Diploma

Career I have worked in a variety of commercial marketing leadership roles across sectors including global brands such as Barclays Bank and Pernod Ricard and smaller UK businesses such as Searcys. I made the decision to move to the education...

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Mrs Natasha Hillcoat-Hyde

Position:
Assistant Headteacher - Head of Lower School - Director of Sport & Co-Curricular Activities
Qualifications:
MA Sports Development
PGCE in Secondary Physical Education
BA Leisure & Sports Management

Career Following my degree I taught at Baston School, Farringtons School and Immanuel College where I undertook the roles of either Head of Girls’ PE or Head of Department. Before joining Mount House I was Head of Year 11 Girls...

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Miss Alison Gillet

Position:
Head of Middle School (Maternity Leave) Senior Head of House, Geography Teacher
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Education - Secondary (Geography)

Career Following my degree, I taught in Western Australia, both in remote and urban schools. I taught Humanities subjects such as geography, politics and economics, but have also taught agriculture, food science and led a variety of staff and student...

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Mr Tony Phillips

Position:
Assistant Head, Head of History
Qualifications:
BA (HONS) – HISTORY – LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
PGCE – EXETER UNIVERSITY

Career I have been a teacher since 1989. I taught at Queen’s College, Taunton until 1992 and then joined Seaford College near Chichester. I was Head of History and Politics for 24 years and a sixth form boarding housemaster for...

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