This September, as part of the school's extension to sixteen plans, Crosfields welcomed a host of new teaching staff to its already strong and dynamic staff. Read on to learn more.
New to the school from September 2021, Simon joined Crosfields from Waingels College where he held the position of Head of Year 11. Simon brings with him an abundance of experience in teaching Senior School students to GCSE, having also taught at The Piggott School and Windsor Boys School for some 19 years combined. Simon has specialised in PSHE and sport during his teaching career and has led the way on GCSE PE. He will no doubt be a valuable asset to Crosfields as it moves forward.
Sarah joined Crosfields in September 2021 as Head of Art and Head of Quercus house. Previously, Sarah spent nine years working as Head of Art and Head of Year 11 at Sherfield School, and most recently spent four years at St Edmund’s School while it transitioned from a prep school to a successful senior school. Here she was employed as Head of Art but was promoted to Assistant Head in 2019. Sarah has a broad range of experience teaching juniors through to GCSE, A-Level and IB and has a proven track record of strong GCSE results. In her spare time, Sarah is a practising artist specialising in oil painting and enjoys life drawing.
Jessica came to Crosfields from The Grange School in Aylesbury where she taught Drama to GCSE and A-Level students. No stranger to the stage, Jessica is trained in physical and musical theatre and has starred in many shows and musicals including Starlight Express, Wicked and Les Misérables to name but a few! As a teacher of Drama and Performing Arts, Jessica has built her career teaching at Windsor Girls School as well as The Grange, and has also taught drama at a school in Brooklyn, New York.
Ianthe joins Crosfields from Shiplake College, where she spent two years teaching in the Learning Development department and supporting the college’s outdoor education and DofE provision. Prior to this she spent a decade at Elthorne Park High School in London, where she held various posts including RS Teacher, Head of Year and DofE Manager. Ianthe’s real interest lies in understanding the different ways in which young people learn and she has recently completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties, which she will put to good use supporting our Senior School pupils. She is also very passionate about the benefits of outdoor education for young people and is looking forward to leading our first cohort of Year 9 students through their Bronze DofE Award.