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Gemma Greenwood is an Old Cranleighan who studied Microbiology & Virology at the University of Leeds, and following her undergraduate course, went on to complete an MSc in Human Disease, also at Leeds. She took up her first teaching post at Cranleigh and began teaching Biology in September 2012.

Sue Kemp studied for both her BSc and PhD at the University of London. After graduating, she spent 20 years in industry as a Technical Services Manager and Quality Manager. In 2006 she undertook a PGCE course and retrained to teach secondary science. On gaining QTS she started teaching Chemistry at Cranleigh and has been Head of Chemistry since September 2012.

Rachel Nicholson studied for her MA at Oriel College, Oxford and followed this up with a PGCE at Trinity College, Oxford. She then worked in business in Paris for nine years before taking up her first teaching post at Cranleigh in 2007. She is Head of French and Italian and also teaches German. She is also Assistant Head of Careers and coaches hockey to both boys and girls.

Charlotte Osner-Clark studied Biomedical Science at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she tutored Maths throughout her time there. She has been teaching at Cranleigh since September 2012, where she also coaches Hockey, and has previously taught Maths at St Bede’s School, Redhill.

Uta Yardley studied at the University of Mainz in Germany. She has worked at Cranleigh for 11 years and has previously worked at Sir William Perkins’ School Chertsey, St. George’s College Weybridge and Leighton Park School Reading (where she was Head of Modern Languages). She is Head of German and runs Badminton and also teaches French.

Simon Young has been married to Andrea for 23 years, and has 4 children. He completed his BSc in Geology at Sheffield University, his MSc in Marine Biology at Bangor University and his PhD in Palaeontology at Birmingham University & the Natural History Museum. He holds a Royal Society Fellowship at the Muse de Histoire Naturelle, Bruxelles. He completed his PGCE at Warwick University and has taught Biology and Geology at Cranleigh since 1993. He is heavily involved in Outdoor Education and he is OC CCF and Head of Outdoor Education.

Miss Nikki Lockwood studied for a BA (Hons) in Drama at Exeter University, and following a short stint in professional theatre programming, trained as a teacher with the London Arts Consortium. Following her training she worked at Surbiton High School for girls and joined Cranleigh as a Drama teacher in January 2011. As from September 2012 she will be in post as Director of Drama.

Richard Saxel is a concert pianist who has taught at Cranleigh since 2001. He read a music degree at the University of York, and Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music as a postgraduate, and continues to perform and broadcast all over the world. He has released several CDs with a wide variety of musicians. Richard’s other interests include cricket and golf. He has two daughters, two female Labradors, and is married to the Housemistress of West. Male company is something that he appreciates.

Jenna Wiles studied Mathematics with Management at the University of Exeter and then went on to do a PGCE in Mathematics. She took up her first teaching post at Cranleigh and has been teaching Mathematics since September 2013. She is a keen sportswoman, with a particular interest in hockey. She currently coaches hockey to the girls.

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