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
Mr J Adams
Year 10 Tutor
jwa@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
Ms D Ryland
Year 11 Tutor
dar@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
Mr S Millar
Head of Physics
slm@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 J Adams
Teacher of Science
jwa@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