Staff & Governors

Headmaster, Peter Jones, is supported in managing Littlegarth School by a Board of Governors, a Senior Management Team and experienced form teachers and specialised subject teachers, each qualified to meet the needs of the specified age ranges. Our team has helped to maintain Littlegarth as one of Essex and Suffolk’s leading independent schools.

Mr Jones is assisted by Deputy Head, Lynda Turner and Head of Pre-Prep and Foundation Stage, Sharon Bennett.

The Chair of Governors is Mr James Henderson who can be contacted via the school.

CHAIRMAN – Mr J Henderson, PHD, MA (Oxon)


Mr D Burden, CB CVO CBE

Ms C Clouston, MA (Hons), PGCE

Mr C Erith, BSc (Hons)

Mr A Maheshwar, FRCS (ORL-HNS), DLO, MBBS

Mr M McKaughan, BEd, Dip T, Dip TG

Mrs M McKenna, MA (Oxon), MBA, FCMA

Mrs M Oats


Mrs D Stanton, Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, SOM, BAHT

Mrs WF Thompson, BEd (Hons), Cambridge





Headmaster – Mr Peter H Jones, BEd (Hons)

Deputy Head – Mrs Lynda Turner, BA (Hons), PGCE

Head of EYFS & Pre-Prep – Mrs Sharon Bennett, BA (Hons), PGCE

Year VI Form Master, Head of Boys’ PE & Games – Mr Keith Dawes, BA (Hons), QTS

Year VI Form Mistress, Head of English – Mrs Heather Shropshire, BA (Hons), PGCE

Year V Form Master, Head of Maths – Mr Nathan Crame, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Year V Form Mistress, Head of Learning Support – Mrs Jane Rogers, BA Hornsby Dyslexia Dip

Year IV Form Mistress, Head of Girls’ PE & Games – Mrs Sarah Atherton, BEd (Hons)

Year IV Form Mistress, Head of Music – Mrs Jane Pashby, BA (Hons), Ad PG Dip (RCM)

Year III Form Master, Head of Computing – Mr Steven Thomas, BA (Hons), PGCE

Year III Form Mistress – Mrs Elena Roberts, BA (Hons), QTS

Year II Form Mistress – Miss Laura Cook, BA (Hons), PGCE, Level 3 in Outdoor Education

Year II Form Mistress – Mrs Sharon Crouch, BA (Hons), PGCE

Year ll Form Mistress – Mrs Louise Crocombe, BSc (Hons), QTS

Year I Form Mistress – Miss Helen Smith, BA (Hons), QTS

Year I Form Mistress – Mrs Jennifer Watson, Cert Ed, LTCL, Level 3 in Outdoor Education

Reception Form Mistress, Head of EYFS & Pre-Prep – Mrs Sharon Bennett, BA (Hons), PGCE

Reception Form Mistress – Mrs M-C Elmakahleh, BA (Hons), QTS

Head of Science         – Mr Peter Adams, BSc, PGCE

Geography, RE & PE – Mrs Zoe McBeth, BA (Hons), QTS

Computing & Geography – Mr Steven Pashby, BMus, QTS (RCM)

Head of Art & Design Technology – Mrs Rosemary Bailey, BEd (Hons)

IT Manager – Mr Daniel Fountain, MBCS

Head of Music – Mrs Jane Pashby, BA (Hons), Ad PG Dip (RCM)

Drama – Mrs Sally Fisher, BA (Hons), PGCE, AISTD

Head of Modern Foreign Languages – Miss Niamh Ging, BA (Hons), PGCE

French – Mrs Catherine Johns, BA (Hons), PGCE


Head of Nursery – Mrs Sharon Bennett, BA (Hons), PGCE

Upper Nursery

Mrs Rachel Clark, BA in Early Years, Cache Diploma, FDA

Miss Aimee Perry, NNEB Cache level 3

Mrs Jenny Watt, Diploma Pre-School Practice

Lower Nursery

Mrs Naomi Henry, Btech Level 3 Diploma in Childhood Studies

Miss Linda Nice, NNEB

Mrs Ione Toleman, BA (Hons), Cache Level 3 Diploma


Mrs Margaret Brooks, NVQ 2 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jan Carney, Diploma Pre-School Practice

Mrs Sarah Chapman, Cache Level 3 Diploma

Mrs Lorraine Coombes

Mr Matthew Halsey

Mrs Nikki Loizides

Mrs Beverly Marangou, NVQ 2 Teaching Assistant

LEARNING SUPPORT                    

Head of Learning Support – Mrs Jane Rogers, BA, Hornsby Dyslexia Dip

Miss Alison Chapman, BA (Hons), PGCE

Mrs Claire Jones, Hornsby Diploma (Specific Learning Difficulties and Dyslexia)

Mrs Pauline Stockwell, BA (Hons), OCR Level 5 Teaching Children with Specific Learning Difficulties

EYFS SENCO – Miss Helen Smith, BA (Hons), QTS


SPEECH & DRAMA – Mrs Tracey O’Donnell, BEd (Hons), Dip DramED

MUSIC DEPARTMENT                    


Head of Music – Mrs Jane Pashby, BA (Hons), Ad PG Dip (RCM)

Music Administrator & Drums – Mr Steven Pashby, BMus, QTS (RCM)

Piano, Voice – Ms Miranda Cook, BA (Hons)

Trumpet – Mr Joel Cooper, BMus (Hons)

Piano, Strings – Mr Greg Eaton, BA Hons (Music)

Woodwind – Mrs Claire Hynd

Guitar – Mr Adrian Johnson, BA (Hons)
Voice – Ms Dee Mardi, BA (Hons), ATCL

Piano, Voice – Ms Amy Secretan, (To follow)

Drums – Mr Steven Timms, BA (Hons)

Violin, Clarinet, Piano – Mrs Beverley Warrington, BA (Hons), ALCM Brass

Piano – Mr Antony Watson, BA Arts (Music)

Cello – Mrs Gabbie Watson, (To follow)

Woodwind – Mrs Joscelin Watt, Cert Mus, GMus, LTCL

Piano, Voice, Harp, Woodwind – Ms Meinir Wyn Davies, BMus (Hons), MA, ATCL, ALCM, (TD), LLCM, Dip ABRSM, FRSA

BALLET – Mrs Tamsin Mann, ARAD, RAD RTS


Headmaster’s Secretary and Registrar – Mrs Carolyne Morey

School Secretary – Mrs Penny Toleman

Bursar – Miss Jane Ward, MA (Cantab), FCCA, DChA

Bursar’s Assistant – Mrs Toni Saunders, Mrs Caroline Saville

Librarian – Mrs Sarah Jasinski

Site Management – Mr Lyndon Bowman, Mr Mark Crisell

Catering – Mr Mervyn Roberts (Manager), Mrs Louise Sage, Mrs Nicola Beckwith, Mrs Jackie Bugg, Mrs Joanne Burton, Mrs Charlotte Hayes, Miss Lottie-Mae Stratford

Cleaners – Mrs Jane Asensio, Mrs Caroline Carter, Mrs Dawn Chapman, Mr Vernon Hearn

School Shop – Mrs Alison Jay, Mrs Amanda Clarke