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.

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

Attenborough House
Mr J Bashford
Head of House
jpb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Banks
House Tutor
mb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr H Hunt
House Tutor
hh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr L George
House Tutor
ldg@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr D James
House Tutor
daj@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss E Baker
House Tutor
emb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss R Panniers
House Tutor
rmp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Nelder
House Tutor
jen@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss R Frost
House Tutor
rlf@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss E Askew
House Tutor
ea@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr S Taylor
House Tutor
dst@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A Dalton
House Tutor
ad@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss E Knibbs
House Tutor
eek@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
 
Frank House
Mr J Crowford
Head of House
jzc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr L Kelly
House Tutor
lpk@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr P Liles
House Tutor
pnl@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr S Millar
House Tutor
slm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr S Blakesley
House Tutor
ssb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss N Hall
House Tutor
nh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs E Tandy
House Tutor
ekt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Ms L Jones
House Tutor
lmj@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs K Whitlock
House Tutor
kjw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss K Eatock
House Tutor
kea@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs L Duggan
House Tutor
ld@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss R Wolsey
House Tutor
rw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs K Ferguson
House Tutor
kmf@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs L Tomkins
House Tutor
lgt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
 
Hawking House
Mr R Waters
Head of House
rpw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Ms E Afseth
House Tutor
ea2@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr D Mumford
House Tutor
djm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr J Byrne
House Tutor
jb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs C Jaep-Evans
House Tutor
cbj@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss S Bowen
House Tutor
sb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs Brias-Avila
House Tutor
tba@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss L Rigby
House Tutor
lrr@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr B Gibbons
House Tutor
bgg@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A Clare
House Tutor
amc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A Clare
House Tutor
amc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S Alat
House Tutor
ssa@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Lewis
House Tutor
jal@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr C Emerson
House Tutor
cre@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
 
Owens House
Miss J Kelly
Head of House
jek@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss C Poole
House Tutor
crp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr E Bishop
House Tutor
etb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr O Winterbottom
House Tutor
ogw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr D Bass
House Tutor
dab@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs T Jackson
House Tutor
tjj@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss R Marles
House Tutor
rem@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss J Rees
House Tutor
jcr@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs D Duncan
House Tutor
dmd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Cutress
House Tutor
mjc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs Z Wilson
House Tutor
zcw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Daniels
House Tutor
jnd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs G Elliot
House Tutor
ge@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs L Joice
House Tutor
lgj@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
 
Parks House
Mr M Hirons
Head of House
mdh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr T Playfair
House Tutor
tsp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr J Spashett
House Tutor
js@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr B Merritt
House Tutor
bjm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Johnston
House Tutor
mj@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S Williams
House Tutor
scw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss D Ryland
House Tutor
dar@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss F Mitchell
House Tutor
frm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss S Sheppard
House Tutor
shs@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss J Liddon
House Tutor
jl@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs K Tilling
House Tutor
kt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Cheslin
House Tutor
jc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss R Sloan
House Tutor
rcs@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Dr J Adams
House Tutor
jwa@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
 
Rowling House
Mr G Taylor
Head of House
glt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Watts
House Tutor
rdw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Naylor
House Tutor
rjn@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Hemsley
House Tutor
rhh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S Wills
House Tutor
saw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Shermon-Tame
House Tutor
jcs@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs E Barnard
House Tutor
esb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr A Saundry
House Tutor
aks@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A O’Dwyer
House Tutor
ajo@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A Corbin
House Tutor
ac@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs E Fisher
House Tutor
ejf@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs K Bowers
House Tutor
klb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S McCormack
House Tutor
sam@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk

Pastoral Intervention Leaders

Mrs E McConnell
Pastoral Intervention Leader (Year 7)
ejm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss E Stafford
Pastoral Intervention Leader (Year 8)
ejs@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss N Berry
Pastoral Intervention Leader (Year 9)
njb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr D Mealing
Pastoral Intervention Leader (Year 10)
dnm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs L Cubbins
Pastoral Intervention Leader (Year 11)
ljc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
 

Learning Support and Student Support

Mrs S Lees
SENCO
sal@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs V Weir
SEND Lead Practitioner
vmw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs C Lloyd
Student Support Worker
ctl@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs B Dixon
Student Support Teacher
bjd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss C Davis
Behaviour Lead Practitioner
mcd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs E Ashford-Kelleher
Lead Practitioner for Intervention
ema@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
ea@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, Economics and Law
Mr L Kelly
Head of Department
lpk@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 R Naylor
Assistant Head of Department
rjn@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr Rob Waters
Teacher of Computing and ICT
rpw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs K Tilling
Teacher of Computing and ICT
kt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr C Emerson
Teacher of Computing and ICT
cre@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Cheslin
Teacher of Computing and ICT
jc@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
Mrs L Joice
Teacher of Design Technology
lgj@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss N Hall
Teacher of Design Technology
nh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs Leighton
Teacher of Design Technology
fjl@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
 
English
Mrs D Duncan
Head of Department
dmd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss L Tomkins
Assistant Head of Department
lgt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss E Knibbs
Teacher of English
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
ekt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Ms A Dalton
Teacher of English
ad@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss R Sloan
Teacher of English
rcs@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs Z Wilson
Teacher of English
zcw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss E Baker
Teacher of English
emb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs N Davis
Teacher of English
njd@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
 
History
Mr P Lockyer
Head of Department
pal@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Pope
Assistant Head of Department
rjp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs L Hemsley
Teacher of History
lh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss D Ryland
Teacher of History
dar@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss J Liddon
Teacher of History
jl@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
 
Maths
Mrs S Williams
Head of Department
scw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr R Hemsley
Assistant Head of Department
rhh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs L Jones
Assistant Head of Department
lgj@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs K Bowers
Assistant Head of Department
klb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr G Burton
Teacher of Maths
pa@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
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
Ms E Afseth
Teacher of Maths
ea2@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S McCormack
Teacher of Maths
sam@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
Mrs L Littlewood
Teacher of Modern Languages
ll@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
Miss J Rees
Teacher of Modern Languages
jcr@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs E Barnard
Teacher of Modern Languages
esb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs T Brias-Avila
Teacher of Modern Languages
tba@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
Mrs S Lees
Teacher of Music
sal@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
 
Psychology
Miss F Mitchell
Teacher of Psychology
frm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Nelder
Teacher of Psychology
jen@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
 
Physical Education
Mr O Winterbottom
Head of Department
ogw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr G Taylor
Head of Department
glt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Shermon-Tame
Assistant Head of Department
jcs@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr J Crowford
Teacher of Physical Education
jzc@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
ms@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
lrw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr T Playfair
Assistant Head of Department
tsp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
 
Science
Mr Andrew Saundry
Head of Department
aks@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A Corbin
Assistant Head of Department/Head of Chemistry
ac@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr B Merritt
Head of Biology
bjm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr S Millar
Head of Physics
slm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr D James
Teacher of Science
daj@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 J Adams
Teacher of Science
jwa@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss S Sheppard
Teacher of Science
shs@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S Farsani
Teacher of Science / Head of Chemistry
slf@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
 
Sociology & Health and Social Care
Mrs J Daniels
Head of Department
jnd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs J Daniels
Teacher of Sociology & Health and Social Care
pkd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
 

Senior Leadership Team

Mr G Burton
Headteacher
pa@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss K Hanley
Deputy Headteacher
kjh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr M Stratford
Deputy Headteacher
ms@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr W Penny
Deputy Headteacher
wjp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs S Lees
Assistant Headteacher
sal@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr K Warren
Assistant Headteacher
kw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs L Hemsley
Assistant Headteacher
lh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
 

Other Departments

Admin Services/Receptionadmin@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Admissionsadmissions@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Attendanceattendance@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Cateringcatering@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Examsexams@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Financefinance@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
IT Servicesitservices@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Sixth Formsixthform@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk