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 of House 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
Frank House
Mr J Crowford
Head of House
jzc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Hawking House
Mr D Freeman
Head of House
df@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Owens House
Miss J Kelly
Head of House
jek@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Parks House
Mr M Hirons
Head of House
mdh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Rowling House
Mr G Taylor
Head of House
glt@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
COVID-19 Interim Tutor Group Arrangements for September

Pastoral Intervention Leaders

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

Learning Support and Student Support

Mrs S Lees
Assistant Headteacher / SENCo (Strategic) / Designated Safeguarding Lead
sal@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs V Weir
SEND Lead Practitioner
vmw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs C Lloyd
Safeguarding Officer
ctl@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs B Dixon
Safeguarding Officer
bjd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss C Davis
Safeguarding Officer
mcd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs E Ashford-Kelleher
SENCo (Operations)
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 G Jenkins
Teacher of Computing and ICT
gdj@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
Mrs G Elliott-Squire
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
Mrs F 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
Mrs 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
Ms 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
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
Miss I Ludlow
Teacher of English
icl@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs A Whiles
Teacher of English
ajw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr I Hepworth
Teacher of English
iah@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss K Ayre
Teacher of English
kla@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
Miss L Rigby
Assistant Head of Department
lrr@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr K Warren
Teacher of Geography
kw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mr S Blakesley
Teacher of Geography
ssb@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Health and Social Care
Mrs C Jaep-Evans cbj@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
Mrs J Cresswell
Teacher of History
jec@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs P Dennis
Teacher of History
pkd@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
Miss L Jones
Assistant Head of Department
lmj@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs K Bowers
Assistant Head of Department
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
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 McKinlay
Teacher of Modern Languages
rlm@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
Ms M Goddard
Teacher of Physical Education
mgk@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
Teacher of Religious Studies
tsp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Mrs V Allen
Teacher of Religious Studies
vja@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 A Douglas
Teacher of Science
acd@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
Mr S Evans
Teacher of Science
she@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Miss S Williams
Teacher of Science
slw@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
Sociology & Health and Social Care
Mrs J Daniels
Head of Department
jnd@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk

Senior Leadership Team

Mr S Jefferies
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
Mrs D Cservenak
Interim School Business Manager
dc@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk

Other Departments

Admin Services/Reception admin@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk
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
Sixth Form sixthform@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk