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Mr Chris Staley
I arrived at Wisbech Grammar in September 2014 having previously been Deputy Head at Milton Abbey School in Dorset. I was there for four years and had day to day operational running of the School. Before Dorset, I worked for 15 years at Cranleigh School in Surrey and had a number of roles including Head of Geography, CCF Officer, 1XV coach, Housemaster and Senior Housemaster.
I believe wholeheartedly in an all-round education and have passions outside the classroom for Music, Drama, Art, Sport and Outdoor Education. In my downtime, I love to spend time with my family, in the garden, visiting the cinema (I am a big fan of Marvel) and taking part in adventure-running activities.
I am a Governor at Woodbridge School, Suffolk since 2017 an HMC co-ed 3-18, boarding and day school. Lastly, I am also involved with helping to deliver part of the MBA in Education and Leadership at London University.
Mrs Natalie Miller
I joined Wisbech Grammar School as the Bursar in September 2015. We had always planned for our children to join the Senior School, and it was this personal connection and a personal commitment to the future of the school that led me to join the team.
My career has evolved from management accountancy through business analysis and project management to business leadership. Along the way, I have accumulated experience in both private (McVities, Hotpoint) and the not for profit sector (CITB).
I am working alongside the Headmaster, senior team to formulate the strategy to turn the Headmaster’s vision into reality over the coming years. The delivery of this task is facilitated and supported by the very capable support staff.
Outside school, when not running around after my family, I am often found sailing at Snettisham Beach Sailing Club.
Mrs Keryn Neaves
Senior Deputy Head, Prep School
Having grown up in New Zealand, qualifying as a teacher from Massey University and spending 4 years teaching in my hometown, Hamilton, I moved to the U.K to work and travel as many antipodeans do.
My first 6 months were spent living and teaching in London then I moved out to Gosfield Independent School in Essex where, within nine years, I progressed from classroom teacher to Head of Prep School. During this time, I also ran the Boarding House.
I then went on to lead Stoke College Prep School in Suffolk before relocating, along with my family, here to Wisbech Grammar School in January 2016. My son has recently moved up to the Senior School having joined the Prep School with me back in 2016.
I am enjoying working with a team, dedicated to the progression and development of our school to provide a positive educational experience for our pupils.
Mr Peter Timmis
Senior Deputy Head Pastoral
Having grown up in a small market town in Shropshire I attended Aberystwyth University and studied Physics with French. This involved a year working in an international school in Lille. It was here that I firmly decided to work in education and I believe the pastoral work I was involved in at the time also sowed the seeds for the pastoral focus my career has had to date. After Graduating with a BSc Honours I completed a PGCE in Wales, teaching in two Welsh comprehensives.
Following the completion of my training, I worked for five years in Gloucestershire, teaching physics and also working in the 6th Form Centre of a large Cheltenham comprehensive school. I then spent five years working in a boarding school in Dorset where I ran a boys’ boarding house. It was from here that I made the move up to the Fens with my wife Kate (Head of English), arriving here in 2016 as Head of 6th Form. It is my absolute privilege to now be the School’s Deputy Head Pastoral and Designated Safeguarding Lead. Wisbech Grammar School is a wonderful place to work and learn.
Mr Barney Rimmer
Deputy Head Academic
I joined the school in September 2021 and feel that I have come full circle, having been a pupil here some time ago!
This is my first appointment in an Independent school, having worked for over 22 years in the state sector. This has included leading curriculum, teaching & learning, as well as both safeguarding and pastoral. I have been fortunate enough to have had experience of secondary and, more recently, primary education and I am looking forward to further developing the curriculum and, ultimately, the learning experiences of all children across the whole school.
Outside of school, aside from my role as family taxi driver to various clubs, I also enjoy many sports, in particular playing competitive Touch rugby both locally and nationally.
Mr Russ Killick
Assistant Head Teaching, Learning & Innovation
I began my teaching at Wisbech Grammar School in September 2006 taking on the role of Head of Geography, having previously taught Geography for eight years in state schools in Portsmouth and Essex.
A member of the Senior Team since 2017, my role as Assistant Head Teaching, Learning and Innovation encompasses leading whole school strategies such as integrating technology into our pupils’ learning journey and supporting staff with their delivery of teaching strategies based in research and cognitive science. These strategies are key to enable our pupils to develop their approach to independent learning and to become lifelong learners.
For the past seven years, I have been School’s Professional Tutor, primarily responsible for the induction of new staff and oversight for those undertaking Initial Teacher Training mentoring throughout their PGCE and ECT years.
Mrs Vicky Garment
Assistant Head Academic Administration
I joined Wisbech Grammar School in September 2016 after working in the area for three years.
My main teaching subjects are Business and Economics, but because of my background in IT, it has perhaps been a natural progression into Data Administration; for example, I am responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the timetable, collation of all the assessment data for pupils and also Digital Literacy.
I spent several years working in industry before a change of career. My home is in Nottingham, with my husband, children and a growing number of grandchildren. Commuting to Wisbech has become second nature to me!
Mr Phil Webb
Assistant Head Sports & Partnerships
I have taught at Wisbech Grammar School for over 30 years and currently lead a team comprising Heads of Sport, Physiotherapist, Strength and Conditioning coach and PE staff.
Previously to this I taught History, was Head of PE and Games and a Head of Sport; this gave me the opportunity to teach sport during the week and take teams every weekend, which I believe provides our pupils with wonderful opportunities to play sport, meet other pupils, visit different places and develop not only as sportspeople but as a young people.
I have been fortunate in playing Rugby Union, Rugby League and Hockey at a high level, as well as enjoying playing other sports for various teams whilst at school which is something I am passionate about and I would like to encourage all our pupils to play for the various school teams each term. Outside of school I have coached Rugby and Hockey to County and League teams.
My current role involves me overseeing our Majority and Minority Sports programme, recruiting staff and continuing to develop so that we provide a good sporting experience for all pupils at Wisbech Grammar School and through our Sports Development programme to help pupils develop and fulfil their potential.
Dr Stuart Miller
Assistant Head Academic Leadership
I started at Wisbech Grammar School as the Head of Biology in 2004 after seven years at Oakham School where I had been a Housemaster, Head of Soccer and Head of the Army Section of the CCF. Before that, after completing my PhD in Virology at Imperial College, I spent three years working in Upstate New York at Cornell as a Senior Research Associate. I am convinced that the best way we can prepare young people for the challenges that they will face in the future is through an education that is holistic and one that fosters self-reliance and resilience. In addition to coaching the Senior Rugby squads, I also organise biennial expeditions and have led teams to Ecuador, Borneo and Costa Rica.
Dr Kevin Mann
Assistant Head Co-Curricular
I joined Wisbech Grammar School as Head of History and have been lucky enough to have been given further opportunities to contribute to the School; probably the most well-known will be as the Head of Lower School. It was a great privilege to be responsible for the pastoral support and well-being of pupils in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Forms, as well as their academic progress and discipline. My present role is as Assistant Head with responsibility for the Co-curricular provision within our School. I want to continue to present pupils with opportunities to pursue their interests and create new ones. We all know that a good School is more than just its academic excellence.
Mr Phil Lewis
Head of Marketing and Admissions
I joined Wisbech Grammar School in May 2021 in the role of Head of Marketing and Admissions. I have a strong marketing background of over 20 years across a diverse range of commercial sectors delivering full mix marketing campaigns, strategic direction, events and e-commerce. More recently I have been involved in community based roles in local sports administration and coaching including delivery into local primary and secondary schools.
My focus at Wisbech Grammar School is to continue to deliver on the excellent work of the marketing and admissions team; fully support parents and children on their admissions journey and help more people discover all the amazing things we have to offer at the school.
In my spare time I volunteer at my local cricket club where I lead the Women and Girls section and currently plan and deliver coaching sessions to around 50 women and girls at our club. I also coach on the Northamptonshire County Cricket girls pathway. I am a family man with 2 children so if there is any time left, it is usually ferrying them around to a sports field somewhere in the local area.