Contacting Staff

Effective communication between you as parents/carers and the school, is an essential part of supporting your child in their progress. Whilst there are set dates in the school calendar for you to come into school to meet your child’s teachers, there will also be instances outside of these times, when you may wish to make contact with an individual member of staff or a department within the school. To support you in being able to do this effectively, we ask that you follow the simple guidance below.

Who to contact

With almost 200 members of staff at the school, sometimes it is difficult to know who to contact.

If your query relates to an academic issue, we ask that you contact your child’s subject teacher in the first instance. Your child’s subject teacher will be able to liaise with the Head of Department for that subject if this is necessary. On rare occasions, it may be appropriate to contact the Head of Department first, rather than the teacher directly, however, this will not normally be the case.

E.g. If you have a query about your son/daughter’s progress in English or if you have a query regarding the homework set by your child’s mathematics teacher, you should contact your son/daughter’s English or mathematics teacher directly, as necessary.

If your query relates to a non-academic issue, we ask that you contact your child’s tutor, who is the first point of contact regarding any pastoral issues. Your child’s tutor will be able to liaise with your child’s Head/Assistant Head of Year if this is necessary.

E.g. If you have a query relating to a change in home circumstances that you wish for us to be aware of, you should contact your child’s tutor.

There are a very small number of students for whom the first point of contact should be our Student Support Team. (Mrs Lloyd – year 7-9 or Mrs Dixon – year 10-13). If this is the case, this will have been previously agreed between the parent/carer and the respective member of staff.

There are a number of other departments within the school, whom you may wish to contact, such as:

  • Admissions
  • Attendance
  • Exams
  • Finance
  • IT Services
  • School Reception
  • Sixth Form

If for any reason you do not know the name of your child’s teacher and would prefer not to ask your child, please look at their timetable on ParentFrog or call Reception (see below) who will be happy to help.

How to contact

There are a number of ways that you can make contact with a member of staff. Given the size of the school, our preferred method of initial communication is through email.

It is perfectly acceptable to email a member of staff. If you wish to do this, please see the list of staff emails below.

Email

We ask that you only send the email directly to one person, although in some cases you may wish to copy (cc) another member(s) of staff so that they are aware of your contact. All emails received will be responded to within 2 working days. If you have a query that will take longer than this to respond fully to, you will receive an initial response within 2 working days and then a fuller response in due course. This response time may be slightly longer in the case of part-time staff.

Staff emails are not monitored outside of school hours and whilst some members of staff may choose to respond to emails outside of school hours, this is actively discouraged in order to promote a healthy work/life balance for our staff. Any emails addressed to staff should be written in a polite and respectful manner, as will always be mirrored in our response to you as parents/carers.

Telephone (01242 235555)

There may be some instances when you may prefer to speak to someone directly. Our School Reception telephone line is active between 8:00am and 4:30pm (Monday to Thursday) and between 8:00am and 4:00pm (Friday). Please be aware that if your query is not a ‘general’ query and the member of staff at our School Reception is unable to respond fully to your query, we will provide you with the option of leaving a voicemail for the respective member of staff, which will be sent to their email account. As above, these messages will be responded to within 2 working days.

Letter

If you wish to write to a member of staff by letter, please address your letter as follows:

MEMBER OF STAFF
Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre
Warden Hill Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51 3EF

Letters will be responded to within five working days of receipt of the letter.

In person

There are times when you may value the opportunity to have a conversation in person with a member of staff. If this is the case, please use one of the above forms of communication to request a meeting. Given the number of students at the school, it is highly unlikely that if you arrive in Reception without an appointment that you will be able to see the member of staff whom you would wish to.

Emergencies

In the case of an urgent message needing to be relayed to your child or a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team, please telephone the School Reception as above.

Pastoral Contacts

   
Year 7    
Miss K Hughes Head of Year 7 kh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss P Balhatchet Assistant Head of Year 7 psb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S Alat Year 7 Tutor ssa@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss E Askew Year 7 Tutor eza@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr D Freeman Year 7 Tutor df@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss J Liddon Year 7 Tutor jl@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr P Liles Year 7 Tutor pnl@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss R Marles Year 7 Tutor rem@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr D Mumford Year 7 Tutor djm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr J Spashett Year 7 Tutor js@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S Willis Year 7 Tutor saw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Year 8    
Miss J Kelly Head of Year 8 jek@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr J Crowford Assistant Head of Year 8 jzc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr J Byrne Year 8 Tutor jb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Ms A Dalton Year 8 Tutor ad@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss S Bowen Year 8 Tutor sb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs K Bowers Year 8 Tutor klb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr L George Year 8 Tutor ldg@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss L Martin Year 8 Tutor lam@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr L Richards Year 8 Tutor hlr@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss L Smith Year 8 Tutor las@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Watts Year 8 Tutor rdw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Year 9    
Mr R Waters Head of Year 9 rpw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs L Rudge-Wills Assistant Head of Year 9 lrw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr S Blakesley Year 9 Tutor ssb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Dr G Tugwell Year 9 Tutor gct@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss F Mitchell Year 9 Tutor frm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Lewis Year 9 Tutor jel@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss C Poole Year 9 Tutor crp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr A Prior Year 9 Tutor ajp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss L Rigby Year 9 Tutor lrr@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr I Langley Year 9 Tutor ial@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss S Sheppard Year 9 Tutor shs@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Year 10    
Mr M Hirons Head of Year 10 mdh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs E Tandy Assistant Head of Year 10 ekt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S Walker Year 10 Tutor sjw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr J Koller Year 10 Tutor jsk@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs R Stickland / Miss G Elliott Year 10 Tutor rks@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss R Panniers Year 10 Tutor rmp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr E Bishop Year 10 Tutor etb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss N Hall Year 10 Tutor nh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr P Lockyer Year 10 Tutor pal@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Staley Year 10 Tutor mes@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr S Millar Year 10 Tutor slm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Year 11    
Mr J Bashford Head of Year 11 jpb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss E Allsopp Assistant Head of Year 11 eaa@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss I Ludlow Year 11 Tutor icl@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs L Littlewood / Mrs K Whitlock Year 11 Tutor kjw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A Clare Year 11 Tutor amc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Hemsley Year 11 Tutor rhh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss E Knibbs Year 11 Tutor eek@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs T Jackson Year 11 Tutor tjj@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss R Frost Year 11 Tutor rlf@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss L Boothroyd Year 11 Tutor lsb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Year 12    
Ms A Saunders Head of Year 12 ads@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A O’Dwyer Assistant Head of Year 12 ajo@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr D Bass Year 12 Tutor dab@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss A Bham Year 12 Tutor aab@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Daniels / Miss K Eatock Year 12 Tutor jnd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
kee@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Gray Year 12 Tutor mrg@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Naylor Year 12 Tutor rjn@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss I Fernandez Year 12 Tutor icf@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr B Gibbons Year 12 Tutor bgg@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Johnston Year 12 Tutor mj@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A Warren Year 12 Tutor aw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Year 13    
Mr K Warren Head of Year 13 kw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Pope Assistant Head of Year 13 rjp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Banks Year 13 Tutor mb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs C Costello Year 13 Tutor clc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Cutress Year 13 Tutor mjc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr H Hunt Year 13 Tutor hh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss K Plummer Year 13 Tutor kep@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr G Taylor Year 13 Tutor glt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr S Taylor Year 13 Tutor dst@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Wolsey Year 13 Tutor rw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     

Learning Support and Student Support

   
Mrs S Lees SENCO sal@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs V Weir Lead Practioner for SEND vmw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs C Lloyd Student Support (Year 7-9) ctl@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs B Dixon Student Support (Year 10-13) bd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     

Academic Contacts

   
Art    
Mr S Taylor Head of Department dst@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss E Askew Assistant Head of Department eza@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Lewis Teacher of Art jal@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Pedley Teacher of Art/ITT Coordinator jmp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs K Ferguson Teacher of Art kmf@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S Willis Teacher of Art saw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Business    
Miss L Smith Head of Department las@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss R Wolsey Teacher of Business rw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Computing and ICT    
Mr H Hunt Head of Department hh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr N Prior Assistant Head of Department ajp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Naylor Assistant Head of Department rjn@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Waters Teacher of Computing and ICT rpw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs K Tilling Teacher of Computing and ICT kt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Design Technology    
Mr B Gibbons Head of Department bgg@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S Alat Assistant Head of Department ssa@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss G Elliott Teacher of Design Technology ge@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr J Bashford Teacher of Design Technology jpb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss L Boothroyd Teacher of Design Technology lsb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss N Hall Teacher of Design Technology nh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Drama    
Mr M Banks Head of Department mb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr D Freeman Teacher of Drama df@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Economics    
Miss K Hanley Head of Department kjh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
English    
Mrs D Duncan Head of Department dmd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss E Knibbs Assistant Head of Department eek@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A O’Dwyer Teacher of English ajo@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss C Poole Teacher of English crp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs E Tandy Teacher of English ekt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss J Kelly Teacher of English jek@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr D Freeman Teacher of English df@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Ms A Dalton Teacher of English ad@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss I Ludlow Teacher of English icl@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs L Tomkins Teacher of English lgt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss N Iddin Teacher of English nki@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S Richardson Teacher of English sjr@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs Z Wilson Teacher of English zcw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Film and Media    
Mr R Watts Head of Department rdw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Geography    
Miss R Marles Head of Department rem@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr K Warren Teacher of Geography kw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss L Rigby Teacher of Geography lrr@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr S Blakesley Teacher of Geography ssb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs B Warren Teacher of Geography bw@bournside@gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A Clare Teacher of Geography amc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Higher Education & Upper Ability Provision    
Mrs L Hemsley Head of Department lh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
History    
Mr P Lockyer Head of Department pal@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Pope Assistant Head of Department rjp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss J Liddon Teacher of History jl@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Law    
Mrs K Heppleston Teacher of Law kah@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Godfrey Teacher of Law jmg@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Maths    
Mrs S Williams Head of Department scw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr B Robinson Teacher of Maths, KS5 Coordinator br@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs K Bowers Teacher of Maths, KS3 Coordinator klb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr E Bishop Teacher of Maths etb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr J Spashett Teacher of Maths js@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr P Liles Teacher of Maths pnl@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Dr G Tugwell Teacher of Maths gct@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Hemsley Teacher of Maths rhh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr L George Teacher of Maths ldg@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss R Panniers Teacher of Maths rmp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr D Mumford Teacher of Maths djm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr A Green Teacher of Maths acg@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Modern Languages    
Mr D Bass Head of Department dab@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Johnston Assistant Head of Department mj@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss I Fernandez Teacher of Modern Languages icf@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs L Littlewood Teacher of Modern Languages ll@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss L Martin Teacher of Modern Languages lam@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr J Byrne Teacher of Modern Languages jb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss R Frost Teacher of Modern Languages rlf@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Music    
Mr J Clift Head of Department jac@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A Clare Teacher of Music amc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Cutress Teacher of Music mjc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Psychology    
Miss K Plummer Head of Department kep@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss F Mitchell Teacher of Psychology frm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Physical Education    
Mr G Taylor Head of Department glt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Lewis Teacher of Physical Education jel@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr J Crowford Teacher of Physical Education jzc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss P Balhatchet Teacher of Physical Education psb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs R Stickland Teacher of Physical Education rks@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Hirons Teacher of Physical Education mdh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss S Bowen Teacher of Physical Education sb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Stratford Teacher of Physical Education mzs@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Politics    
Mr P Lockyer Head of Department pal@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Religious Studies    
Mr M Gray Head of Department mrg@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss L Rudge-Wills Assistant Head of Department lw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A Saunders Teacher of Religious Studies ads@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss K Hughes Teacher of Religious Studies kh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Science    
Mrs A Corbin Head of Department ac@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Staley Assistant Head of Department/Head of Chemistry mes@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr L Richards Head of Biology hlr@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S Walker Head of Physics sjw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A Warren Teacher of Science aw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss E Allsopp Teacher of Science eaa@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs E Fisher Teacher of Science ejf@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss K Eatock Teacher of Science kee@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs K Whitlock Teacher of Science kjw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs T Jackson Teacher of Science tjj@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr S Millar Teacher of Science slm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss A Bham Teacher of Science aab@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss S Sheppard Teacher of Science shs@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr J Koller Teacher of Science jsk@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs B Warren Teacher of Science bw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Sociology    
Mrs J Daniels Head of Department jnd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs C Costello Teacher of Sociology clc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     
Work Related Learning    
Mrs K Heppleston Work Related Learning Coordinator kah@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss L Smith Assistant Work Related Learning Coordinator las@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     

Senior Leadership Team

   
Mr G Burton Headteacher pa@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Godfrey Deputy Headteacher jmg@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss K Hanley Deputy Headteacher kjh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs B Warren Assistant Headteacher bw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr D Hillyard Assistant Headteacher dah@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Stratford Assistant Headteacher mzs@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S Lees Assistant Headteacher sal@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr A Hastings School Business Manager afh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
     

Other Departments

   
Admissions admissions@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk  
Attendance attendance@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk  
Catering catering@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk  
Exams exams@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk  
Finance finance@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk  
IT Services itservices@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk  
Personnel personnel@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk  
School Reception admin@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk  
Sixth Form sixthform@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk