Governors

Our Founder’s Intentions

Harsnett was clearly someone of considerable foresight, and took measures to establish good governance for Chigwell School from the very outset. While we are living in different times, the Governing Body continues its endeavour to create the environment in which the values embodied in his Ordinances will flourish. Though speaking of students as cultivating ‘budds of virtue’ seems quaint nowadays, the contemporary world demands education which not only informs the mind, but develops the individual’s character, the capacity to be adaptable and to maintain positive relationships, described by Harsnett as ‘gentleness and ingenuity’.

“I ordain that both the Schooles respectively be forever ruled and Governed by Governors, … And that these and those who shall succeed them doe from tyme to tyme elect & Constitute the Schoolemasters respectively and remove and expel them as there shalbee cause, See the Ordinancs of the Schooles duely kept and observed, receive the Anuall Rents, pay the Schoolemasters, and doe all other matters and thinges That shall or may concerne the welfare and prosperitie of the said Schooles forever…."

Founder of Chigwell School, Archbishop Samuel Harsnett (Foundation Ordinances 1629)

Governance Today

While the values have remained consistent, the duties of the Governing body, the trustees of the charity, have developed in ways the founder could not have imagined. The Governors of Chigwell School are responsible for the effective oversight to ensure that the school achieves its aims. They have ultimate responsibility for educational standards, financial planning and the ongoing investment in staff, accommodation and resources. The Governing body is also responsible for ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, including the annual review of safeguarding and child protection arrangements. In order to exercise this role effectively, the Governing body invests considerable time and expertise to acquire an informed perspective into the working of the school, providing the management team with support, challenge and the stimulus for growth and development.

Please send enquiries for the Governors to Mrs Sarah Hodgson (shodgson@chigwell-school.org).

To contact the Chair of Governors, please write to: Ms R Serrelli, Chair of Governors, Chigwell School, High Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6QF or email rserrelli@chigwell-school.org

Governors

Chair of Governors - Ms Roseanne Serrelli

Roseanne was educated at The Ursuline in Ilford before reading English and Law at New Hall, Cambridge. Following graduation she worked as a political researcher and as a teacher before she pursued a career in law. Roseanne is now a Head of Strategy at Sharpe Pritchard LLP. She advises the Government on major infrastructure and is a senior commercial negotiator for the public sector. Current projects include some of the UK’s biggest infra projects including heritage buildings, power, energy and rail. Roseanne has two sons, both of whom are Old Chigwellians, and is also a Trustee and ex-officio Chair of Kids Inspire.

Vice-Chair - Mr David Morriss

B.Sc, C.Eng, F.I.E.T, F.B.C.S, C.I.T.P

David Morriss graduated in Electrical Engineering from Manchester University in 1964. After a short period with London Transport he joined IBM UK, where he held several senior management appointments and directorships in the UK and internationally. After retiring as a director of IBM UK Holdings Ltd. in 1997, he has subsequently pursued a career as a director, trustee and consultant in the corporate, public and not- for-profit sectors. He was Chairman of Waterfields Ltd., Kingston Call Centres Ltd, and Chairman of Concurrent Technology Ltd. He is Vice-Chair of Governors at Chigwell School and was a trustee of AbilityNet. He has been Master of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and President of the British Computer Society and the Chartered Institute for IT. He has held several public appointments, including General Commissioner for Income Tax.

Mrs Susie Aliker

B.A., M.B.A.

Susie is a corporate finance professional with senior level experience, mainly in the financial services sector. Currently Susie is CFO and Company Secretary of BACB plc, a UK regulated bank which specialises in facilitating trade flows between Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, Susie was a managing director at Credit Suisse and held several roles including global chief operating officer and head of new business responsible for new products and new markets. Susie left Credit Suisse in 2012 to co-found a business focusing on the delivery of innovative financial services products in the healthcare area. She has a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A., and is a qualified accountant.

All four of her children have attended Chigwell School. Susie has also held other non-executive positions in the education area, including as an NED of Young Enterprise (London). Until recently, she was also a member of the Board of SOAS, University of London.​

Mr Simon Bird

B.Sc., F.C.I.I.

Simon attended Sherborne School in Dorset and studied Modern Languages (German and French) at the University of Surrey graduating in 1983, both of which he is proud to maintain.

His entire professional career has been spent underwriting in the London insurance market, initially in the company market, Royal Sun Alliance, Munich Re and Eagle Star Re, and latterly at Lloyd’s. He is currently a senior manager at Brit Global Speciality where he has worked for the last 20 years.

He is also Chair of Governors at the Ursuline prep. School, Ilford.

Both of his children studied at Chigwell.

Mrs Emma Brett

A.C.A

Emma Brett qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, while working for the accountancy practice H W Fisher. She subsequently moved to Smith & Williamson, working there for fifteen years progressing to director level in the Assurance and Business Services department. Her specialist areas include external and internal audit, due diligence, reporting accountant for listings, business plan validation as well as investigative and special assignments. Her clients included a wide range of charitable entities including independent schools. She also played an active role in the training of students, and served as Chair of the training committee.

Emma has always lived locally to Chigwell School. She attended school at West Hatch High School in Chigwell before going to study accountancy at London Metropolitan University. Emma is also Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee of a local housing association.

Mr John Cullis

MBE. B.A., M.Sc. (Econ)

John worked in both independent and state primary schools for over forty-five years. For thirty years he was a Headteacher of three schools in East London, opening two new schools and was seconded to the Education Department of Waltham Forest as Manager of Curriculum Support Services. This gave him further broader experience. Following retirement, John organised educational conferences as well as acting as an interim Headteacher to improve failing schools.

He then became an education consultant, Professional University Tutor and a schools’ training adviser, teaching Post Graduate Certificate trainees and Graduate Teacher Programme students.

John studied at Westminster College, Oxford, and London University, achieving B.A. and M.Sc. degrees.

The Queen awarded John an MBE in October 1994 for Services to Education. His direct connection to Chigwell School is through his son, who was educated here.

Revd. Chris Davies

B.A., M.A.

Chris became Rector of Loughton in October 2015, having moved down from Great Grimsby where he had been an Assistant Curate in Grimsby Minster. His ministerial training took place at the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.

Prior to ordination Chris had worked as a social worker, mainly in residential units and Children’s homes. He worked with young people who exhibited severe emotional and behavioural difficulties related to attachment disorders. He therefore takes a keen interest in the emotional wellbeing of pupils. He also served as both a staff Governor at a Residential Special School and as Chair of Governors at Community Primary School in Hampshire. Chris lives locally in the Rectory next to the Church of St John the Baptist, Loughton.

Mr Nick Garnish

B.Sc., M.B.A C.Mgr F.C.M.I. Chartered M.C.S.I.

Nick Garnish has held a number of senior City appointments. Currently he is the Head of Treasury, Europe, Asia & Australia at CIBC, based in London. Previously he was the Global COO for Collateral and Liquidity Management at LCH Clearnet and was Managing Director, Treasurer and Global Head of Foreign Exchange at Jefferies International. Nick studied Applied Economics and holds an MBA with Distinction. He is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, as well as a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Nick is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Bakers and the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, where he is a member of the Court of Assistants. He was a Governor at Churchfields Junior School in Redbridge for ten years.

Nick is an Old Chigwellian, and Past President of the Old Chigwellians’ Association, as well as a trustee of Old Chigwellian Lodge Benevolent Fund. Both of his daughters have studied at Chigwell.

Mrs Jenny Gwinn

B.Sc., CertEd.

A specialist in teaching maths and physical education, Jenny Gwinn retired as Head of Chigwell Junior School in 2010. Previously she taught at Wycombe Abbey before moving to Wellingborough School as Deputy Head.

Jenny gained her teaching qualification at Bedford College of Physical Education, and her degree in maths and education at the Open University. Jenny has been strongly involved in community work, notably for Northants County Council Adoption Panel, as coordinator for Parent to Parent Information on Adoption Service and her Parochial Church Council. She gained many sporting accolades playing lacrosse for England as well as U21 badminton and junior tennis for Berkshire.

Currently she serves on admission and exclusion school appeal panels for the London Borough of Havering. She is also Chairman of the Havering-atte-Bower Conservation Society and undertakes voluntary work for St Francis Hospice. She has addressed the Child and Adolescent Learning Disability Psychiatric Network’s Conference on Adoption and Fostering Challenges and Opportunities.

Mr Martin Higgins

As a Director of Higgins Group PLC, Martin is particularly interested in residential property development, having worked for the company for over thirty years. As a Governor of West Hatch High School for sixteen years, Martin served as Chair of the Admissions Committee.

Martin was a member of the capital fundraising committee for the new Drama Centre at Chigwell School. Granted the Freedom of the City of London in 1986, Martin is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.

His charitable interests include supporting Jubilee Lodge, Chigwell, which provides respite care, together with fundraising for Community Services Volunteers (CSV). Martin’s interests include antiques, cooking, travelling and watching sport. Two of his children attended Chigwell School.

Mr Robin Howard

M.A.

Robin Howard was called to the bar as a barrister in 1986 and, specialises in commercial, employment, personal injury and property law. He handles matters that have arisen out of contractual disputes, franchising, insurance, insolvency, both individual and corporate, and the economic torts and restitutionary claims. He also regularly deals with injunctions and urgent remedies, both advising and appearing. Robin has also participated in numerous mediations in commercial, construction, employment, public law, and charity law disputes as adviser and representative, and is a trained mediator.

Ms Melody Jones

B.Sc P.G.C.E.

Melody has worked in both day and boarding Schools for over twenty years having read Natural Sciences at Durham University and then completing her P.G.C.E. at Manchester University. She started her teaching career as a physics teacher at Dover College and then moved on to Wellington College in Berkshire where she became Head of Physics. She was Head of Lower School and then Head of Lower Sixth and Admissions at Magdalen College School, Oxford, and is currently the Second Master at St Albans School.

Mrs Isobel Peck

B.A. (Hons)

Isobel is a marketing professional with over twenty years’ experience in the media sector, specifically publishing, exhibitions, conferences & training. Having worked for Informa plc since 1991 in various marketing roles, Isobel is currently responsible for creating and implementing key strategic initiatives focused around increasing customer engagement and developing compelling value propositions to drive revenue and growth. Her key specialisms include strategic business development, database and direct marketing, systems creation and implementation, training, customer profiling and segmentation, digital marketing, brand development, communication and analysis.

Isobel was educated at King’s College London and has a B.A. (Hons) in French & German. Both her children have been pupils at Chigwell School.

Ms Meera Ragha

M.A., L.L.B.

Meera Ragha read Theology and Management Studies at St John’s College, Cambridge. She trained at Clifford Chance in London and Singapore, and qualified as a solicitor with the firm. She specialises in Financial Regulation law. Meera is an Old Chigwellian.

Mrs Purnima Sen

B.A., M.A., M.B.A.

Purnima is an Operations & Human Resources professional with Director level experience, mainly in the digital media and IT consultancy sectors. Currently Purnima is Operations & People Director (Shareholder Owner) at an IT professional services company which specialises in providing IT consultancy through their own academy, where they train graduates over a 12 week period and then place them in the private and public sector as consultants. Previously, Purnima was an Operations & HR director at a digital media company specialising in offering consultancy to digitally transform businesses and use big data to make metric driven business decisions. At the beginning of her career, Purnima started her own business in Ice Cubes in India and sold it for a profit to help her come to England for her second masters.

Purnima has a B.A. & M.A. in Economics; she won a Scholarship from the Varkey Group (now Gems Education) to study an MBA in London. During her M.B.A., Purnima specialised in Finance and Organisational Behaviour, which she passed with cum laude. She has recently become an Alumni of Wharton after completing an Executive Programme in HR Data Analytics. All three of her daughters attend Chigwell School and previously served as Chair of the FOC for three years.

Headmaster

Meet the Headmaster

Mr Michael Punt

Michael Punt grew up locally in Brentwood and attended Brentwood School on an assisted place. He went on to study physics at St Peter’s College, Oxford during which time he was sponsored by Monsanto and worked for several months at their European Technical Centre in Belgium. Michael planned to work in industry, completed an M.Sc. in semiconductor science and technology at Imperial College but something told him to give teaching a try. In 1993 he began teaching physics at St Dunstan’s College, London where he completed a PGCE whilst working, became Head of Year and then Head of Department. In 2001 Michael moved to be Head of Sixth Form at the Perse School, where he subsequently became Deputy Head (Academic) and then, in 2007, he was delighted to become the 35th Headmaster of Chigwell School.

Michael is married to Gill, a keen marathon runner who, with other members of the Chigwell community has raised a substantial sum for Cancer Research UK. They have three boys who all attend Chigwell and are very involved in the busy wider life of the School.

Supporting pupils through the good times and the bad is important, and Michael is a long-serving member of the HMC Wellbeing Working Group. He is also a school governor and ISI school inspector but when time allows, he enjoys being outdoors, walking (more slowly than the rest of the family) and cycling.

Senior Management Team
Mr James Rea

Mr James Rea

Bursar

  • M.A.
  • F.C.A.
  • C.T.A.
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Mr James Rea

Bursar

  • M.A.
  • F.C.A.
  • C.T.A.
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James Rea joined Chigwell School as Bursar in September 2016 having previously worked for 11 years in Structured Finance at Royal Bank of Scotland plc.

James grew up in West London and was educated at St Paul’s School in Barnes. He read Economics at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge before qualifying as both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with Tenon plc.

James is married to Emma and they have three young children.

Mr David Gower

Mr David Gower

Deputy Head

  • B.Sc. (Exeter)
  • P.G.C.E. (Southampton)
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Mr David Gower

Deputy Head

  • B.Sc. (Exeter)
  • P.G.C.E. (Southampton)
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David is a South Londoner born and bred and has never lost his Crystal Palace allegiances. He was educated at Whitgift School where he developed a lifelong love of the academic, sport, music and drama kindled by all that was on offer.

Throughout his teaching career, at Davenant and now at Chigwell since 1991 he has wanted his pupils to experience the same range of opportunities that he was lucky enough to have himself and he is proud that, at Chigwell, pupils can experience all that and more.

He still keeps up his music and acting but his sport these days is restricted to encouraging others, especially those at Selhurst Park. He lives with his wife, Sarah, in the vicarage of her parish on the outskirts of Peterborough. Their faith is important to them and David is delighted that Chigwell visit a Christian ashram in Tamil Nadu each year in order to learn about the culture there and to support the work they do in the local villages

Mrs Anna Savage

Mrs Anna Savage

Deputy Head – Staff & Systems

  • FTCL (London)
  • Graduate Diploma (London)
  • P.G.C.E (London)
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Mrs Anna Savage

Deputy Head – Staff & Systems

  • FTCL (London)
  • Graduate Diploma (London)
  • P.G.C.E (London)
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Anna Savage grew up on The Wirral and attended Birkenhead High School and the Royal Northern Junior School of Music. She gained a scholarship to study music at Trinity College of Music London where she was awarded a Fellowship. Anna enjoyed travelling the world as a professional musician before she gained her PGCE and started teaching. Anna taught for sixteen years in the state sector and held various positions including Head of Music, Head of Creative Arts and Assistant Headteacher Teaching & Learning. In 2012 Anna became Deputy Head (Staff & Systems) at Chigwell School where she also trained to be an ISI school inspector. Anna is passionate about encouraging pupils to try something new and push themselves out of their comfort zone.

Anna is married to Jon and they have two boys. They live locally and all enjoy playing music, camping, walking and spending time outdoors.

Mr Simon Coppell

Mr Simon Coppell

Head of Sixth Form

  • M.A. (Edinburgh)
  • P.G.C.E. (London)
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Mr Simon Coppell

Head of Sixth Form

  • M.A. (Edinburgh)
  • P.G.C.E. (London)
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Simon Coppell has been our Head of Sixth Form since September 2017, having previously been Housemaster of Penn’s and Head of Modern Foreign Languages.

He taught at the Bishop’s Stortford High School and Brentwood School prior to joining Chigwell.

Simon studied Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Edinburgh, and subsequently also lived and taught in Spain after graduation.

Mr Andrew Stubbs

Mr Andrew Stubbs

Head of Junior School

  • B.A. (Sheffield)
  • P.G.C.E. (York)
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Mr Andrew Stubbs

Head of Junior School

  • B.A. (Sheffield)
  • P.G.C.E. (York)
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Andrew Stubbs became Head of Chigwell Junior School in September 2016, after being the Deputy Head for 11 years. Andrew began his teaching career at Bethany School in Kent, before becoming Head of Junior History at Chigwell. He has then been progressively promoted at Chigwell through the system. He has contributed to the development of the school as a Director of Studies, Deputy Head and now as Head of the Junior School. Andrew has a degree in Ancient History and a P.G.C.E in History from the University of York and retains his keen interest in history.

Andrew’s experience lies within co-educational independent schools and he is passionate about developing the talents of all the children and making sure that they are nurtured and healthy, both physically and mentally. Andrew is married to Victoria, who works in customer services. They have one son, Adam, who was a pupil at Chigwell and has now just finished his studies at university.

Mrs Jacquie Botham

Mrs Jacquie Botham

Deputy Head of Junior School

  • B.Sc. (Surrey)
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Mrs Jacquie Botham

Deputy Head of Junior School

  • B.Sc. (Surrey)
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Jacqueline Botham grew up locally and attended Bancroft’s School before studying mathematics and biology at the University of Surrey. Alongside her undergraduate degree, she completed her teaching qualification. Jacqueline joined Chigwell School in September 2009 as a biology teacher and then went on to take the role of Head of Science. Presently, as well as being the Deputy Head of the Junior School, she is an enthusiastic biology teacher. As science and nature are very close to her heart, she is passionate about weaving topical issues into her teaching.

Jacqueline is married and has two children, both of whom are Chigwellians. Outside of the classroom, Jacqueline enjoys cooking, good health and fitness. She keeps busy with running and long forest walks with her much-loved Labrador. Jacqueline also enjoys travelling abroad but mostly enjoys catching up with friends and family.

Mrs Evelyn Gibbs

Mrs Evelyn Gibbs

Head of Pre Prep

  • B.A. (Wales)
  • P.G.C.E. (Anglia)
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Mrs Evelyn Gibbs

Head of Pre Prep

  • B.A. (Wales)
  • P.G.C.E. (Anglia)
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Evelyn joined Chigwell School as the first Head of the Pre Prep in 2013 after being Deputy Head and Acting Head teacher of St. Mary’s RC Primary School in Chingford, London.

She began her professional career as a Chartered Surveyor, having gained her professional qualifications from the University of Reading, working initially for the Inland Revenue and then later as a development surveyor for the London Docklands Development Corporation.

Following the birth of twins, Evelyn worked part time as an external examiner in Land Law for the College of Estate Management, University of Reading before embarking on a career in teaching and completing a PGCE in Primary Education.

Evelyn has taught all year groups, from Reception to Year 6 and has extensive experience of school leadership, having held a number of subject coordinator posts as well as the positions of SENCO and Deputy Head. She also gained the National Professional Qualification for Headship before joining Chigwell School.

Evelyn regularly undertakes educational quality inspections of other schools in her role as a Team Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Evelyn is married to David and they have two grown up children. As a family they enjoy cycling, skiing, sailing and travelling.

Evelyn is committed to providing an education which has excellence, equity and inclusiveness at its core.

Mr Neil Saunders

Mr Neil Saunders

Director of Studies

  • B.Sc. (Surrey)
  • P.G.C.E. (Cambridge)
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Mr Neil Saunders

Director of Studies

  • B.Sc. (Surrey)
  • P.G.C.E. (Cambridge)
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Neil Saunders joined the school in September 1999 (coincidently the year he got married). As well as being Director of Studies (overseeing and managing the academic programme for Years 7 to 13), Neil is an enthusiastic and rigorous teacher of mathematics, always aiming for perfection (though rarely achieving it), and one who has high expectations of himself and his students. Our job, he says, is to get students to think. To challenge them. To learn from their/our mistakes. And to inspire a love of learning.

Along with his wife, Michelle, who teaches French and German, and their three children (all of whom are Chigwellians), Neil runs Harsnett’s; a sixth-form boarding house for overseas students (each of whom add a great deal to the Chigwell community).

Outside of the classroom, as with many Chigwell teachers, Neil is a keen sportsman who has run many school teams in both football and cricket; he expects his players to give their all, never to give up, but first and foremost to enjoy themselves. Life is for living, and to be enjoyed as much as possible.

Mrs Rebecca Williams

Mrs Rebecca Williams

Director of Teaching and Learning

  • B.Sc. (Manchester)
  • M.A. (Manchester)
  • P.G.C.E. (Manchester)
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Mrs Rebecca Williams

Director of Teaching and Learning

  • B.Sc. (Manchester)
  • M.A. (Manchester)
  • P.G.C.E. (Manchester)
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Rebecca Williams grew up locally before moving to the North West to study biomedical sciences at the University of Manchester. After her undergraduate degree she completed the Teach First graduate scheme in the North West and gained her P.G.C.E. and a Masters in Education and Leadership before relocating to South West London. While teaching in Chelsea, Rebecca had roles as head of biology, deputy head of sixth form and worked as a lead practitioner, gaining her qualification with the SSAT. After getting married she relocated closer to her family and started at Chigwell School as Director of Teaching and Learning.

She is passionate that learning is lifelong whether as a teacher or as a student and is always exploring new ways to develop teaching and learning within Chigwell School. She enjoys the great outdoors, travel and keeping busy with running, HIIT and Pilates.

Mrs Claire Tilbrook

Mrs Claire Tilbrook

Safeguarding Lead & Head of Junior School Art

  • B.Ed (Winchester)
  • Dip. SEA (Anglia)
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Mrs Claire Tilbrook

Safeguarding Lead & Head of Junior School Art

  • B.Ed (Winchester)
  • Dip. SEA (Anglia)
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Claire Tilbrook, Designated Safeguarding Lead, and Head of Junior Art, Design and Technology.

Claire arrived at Chigwell, in 1986 as our specialist Junior art, design and technology teacher. Previously, Claire was Head of Art at Beechwood Park Prep school in Hertfordshire for 4 years. Arriving at Chigwell, Claire worked in the then Junior Boarding house for 7 years.

Now the Head of Junior Art and the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Claire is committed to the welfare our pupils; liaising with the school counsellor and organising the weekly counselling appointments, and supporting pupils with their concerns.

She organises and hosts the annual Chigwell Open Art, Design and Technology Exhibition, enabling hundreds of local children to have their work displayed and to attend their own ‘Private View’. Claire also hosts a very popular annual teacher’s art workshop.

Claire believes strongly in the importance of developing the skills of every pupil, so they feel a sense of achievement and success, she also stresses the importance of developing pupils resilience enabling them to feel confident and assured.

Claire is married to Robin, who is a solicitor. They have three children who are former Chigwellians. She loves cycling, visiting art galleries and swimming in the sea.

Miss Jayne Burton

Miss Jayne Burton

Director of Marketing and Admissions

  • C.I.M (London)
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Miss Jayne Burton

Director of Marketing and Admissions

  • C.I.M (London)
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Jayne Burton studied Art & Graphic Design before beginning her career in the Creative Industry, in Soho, London. She went onto work for leading publishing and events companies, before heading up a team at the British Medical Journal, focused on online learning, post-graduate exam revision tools and research for the medical profession.

Passionate about personal-development and enabling others to thrive, Jayne is also an ILM accredited Level 7 Executive Coach & Mentor and a Registered Yoga Instructor. She enjoys everything fitness related, and in between her work at Chigwell, can be found in her favourite place, Watergate Bay in Cornwall, usually on a on a surfboard or a yoga mat.

Mrs Amaya Mugica-Davies

Mrs Amaya Mugica-Davies

HR Manager

  • MCIPD
  • M.A. (London)
  • B.A. (Spain)
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Mrs Amaya Mugica-Davies

HR Manager

  • MCIPD
  • M.A. (London)
  • B.A. (Spain)
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Amaya Múgica-Davies joined Chigwell School as Human Resources Manager in May 2017. In this role she is responsible for the delivery of the HR function for the School. Prior to joining Chigwell School, she worked in the financial sector for over 27 years where she managed all aspects of the employment process including policy and procedure development, performance management, training and development, employee relations and benefit administration.

Amaya qualified as an Occupational Psychologist in her native Spain with a view to work in Human Resources. After getting married, she relocated to the UK where she gained further post graduate qualifications up to an MA in Human Resources Management. She is also qualified CIPD and gained Chartered Member status of the Institute.

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Our School is located in the picturesque village of Chigwell. Uniquely positioned, our 100 acre school site benefits from the leafy surroundings of Epping Forest while being on the Central Line Tube for easy access to the City of London. At Chigwell, we endeavour to provide a first class, holistic education to girls and boys, aged four to eighteen.