Meet the team
Mr Simon Kibler
(BA Geography, University of Leicester)
Born and bred in South Devon, Simon moved along the coast to Sussex and attended a local Independent school, before reading Geography at Leicester University. Married to Kate, they have 4 children, two older boys and two younger girls who both attended Terrington Hall.
Simon’s first teaching post was in Sussex at Newlands Prep School, where he taught Geography and Sport. He then moved to Abbotsholme in Derbyshire, a through school from 3-18, where he became Director of Sport and taught Geography. Simon was then appointed as Housemaster of a senior boy’s house at Milton Abbey in Dorset, before being promoted to Assistant Head Pastoral, and in his last 3 years opened and ran the inaugural girls house, with Kate.
In 2015 Simon was appointed Senior Deputy Head at Dover College, a through school from 2-18, before being appointed to his dream role as Headmaster in glorious North Yorkshire, where he and his family are very settled. Simon is a very keen sportsman having played semi-professional football and cricket. In his spare time, he now enjoys road cycling, playing and coaching cricket and following Aston Villa FC.
Senior management team
Mme Claire Grant
Deputy Head Pastoral, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Teacher of Spanish
(BA Hons Spanish and French- Manchester Met and PGCE in Primary Education, York St John)
Claire joined Terrington Hall in 2005 as a French Teacher and introduced Spanish from Reception throughout the school. Spanish remains a popular choice for our pupils at GCSE at their Senior Schools. She is now Deputy Head Pastoral, Designated Safeguarding Lead and teacher of Spanish from Year 4 – Year 8. The role of DHP encompasses many areas including a full overview of the pastoral system, supporting staff and children with their wellbeing and supporting the recruitment, induction and mentoring of new staff.
Claire took a degree in French and Spanish, spending a year in Seville and Bordeaux and then went into international banking using her languages. She retrained as a teacher in her late 30s having had a demanding career as a Manager for a French recruitment company in Bristol, and had three daughters whilst supporting her husband in the running of a girls’ boarding house in an Independent Secondary School in York.
In her free time, Claire is a member of a local book club, is a voracious reader and enjoys cycling having finally bought an electric bike. She enjoys travelling and visiting galleries, keeping up with her friends and entertaining when time allows. Her three daughters are now in London working, so that is a popular visiting spot these days.
Mr Stuart Keens
Deputy Head Academic, Teacher of Maths
(BCertHE Computing, BSc (Hons) Mathematics Education, MA (Education), PGCert (Leadership and Management) and FCIEA (Fellow, Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors, 2010))
Stuart joined Terrington Hall in January 2015, prior to which he was the Senior Deputy Headmaster at Confucius International School, Qingdao, China. Over his 26 years teaching, he has held teaching and leadership positions in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Yorkshire.
Stuart has a background in maths teaching, ICT and data analysis. Besides teaching, he spends much of his school day working on policies, arranging cover, liaising with senior schools, and writing school timetables. A keen distance runner, he takes the school cross country team. Outside school, he enjoys spending time with his wife and twin children, tinkering on computers, running, and assisting his wife with her dog home boarding and walking business.
Miss Rachel I'Anson
Assistant Head, Pupil Wellbeing and Mental Health, Head of Pre-Prep, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
BA (Hons) Primary Education and English, York St John University
Rachel started her career in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and joined Terrington Hall in 2010. She soon led the Early Years team and later progressed into senior leadership as Head of Pre-Prep. She is also Assistant Head in school, with a focus on Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Rachel is passionate about forming solid relationships with her students and parents, to ensure that the best support and care can be given. She feels that a healthy mental wellbeing is what encompasses a whole rounded education.
Rachel also draws on her experience and expertise in leading teams, recognising that staff should be empowered to seek new initiatives to maintain super professional development but also to keep their learning environments vibrant, fresh and exciting. In her free time, Rachel enjoys walking, crafting and singing but most importantly spending precious time with her partner and their children.
Mrs Doobori Hazorika-Stéphany
Head of Lower Prep and Year 5 Teacher
Born and raised in the North East of England, Doobori was educated in an all-girls environment at Teesside High School. She went on to study Medicine at St George’s Hospital Medical School in London and Durham University, before realising her true vocation was teaching.
Doobori started her teaching career in inner-city state primary schools teaching children aged 5 to 11. In addition to leading on French and Science, she held the position of Key Stage 2 manager.
Prior to joining Terrington Hall, Doobori was a Form Tutor and Resident Housemistress at St Martin’s Ampleforth for five years. Arriving at Terrington Hall in 2018, Doobori has loved teaching Year 5 and is now the Head of Lower Prep.
Doobori enjoys a wide range of outdoor pursuits including horse riding and mountain biking. Her greatest passion is skiing and she is a qualified instructor.
Additional interests include choral singing (she sang for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain) and Speech and Drama (Doobori has a diploma in performance). A dog lover, you will often find Doobori out walking with her black Lab called Fairfax with her little boy, Valentine.
Mrs Katie Cole
Mr Adrian Upton
Adrian joined Terrington Hall in 2011 having worked at St Peter’s, Bootham, Abbotsholme and Ackworth Schools.
Apart from keeping Terrington’s finances in order, he is responsible for overseeing the maintenance, catering and cleaning of the school and for all health and safety issues.
He plays cricket locally, is involved with York Round Table and enjoys walking and cycling.
Ms Claire White
Head of Marketing and Admissions
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, Leeds University; PGDip Journalism, Cardiff University
After a career as a regional and national news and features journalist, Claire became a freelance communications consultant, working primarily with local businesses to grow their profile.
She joined Terrington Hall in 2021 and oversees the admissions process, from the first enquiry to welcoming children and their families to our community. Claire also oversees our marketing strategy and growing social media presence.
In her free time, Claire enjoys catching up with friends, watching live music, trying to keep on top of the garden, walking in the gorgeous local countryside, and reading.
|Miss E A Atkin||Year 1 teacher|
|Mrs A A Cooper||Nursery teacher|
|Mrs N M Dance||Director of Performing Arts, Year 7 form teacher|
|Mrs D Hazorika-Stephany||Head of Lower Prep, Year 5 form teacher|
|Mr N J K Hyde||Head of Boys’ Sport, Humanities, Year 7 form teacher|
|Miss R A I’Anson||Assistant Head, Pupil Wellbeing|
|Mrs L H Langley||Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant|
|Mr P D Magson||Teacher of Art|
|Mrs A Martinez-Armitage||Teacher of Spanish|
|Mrs N A Morrell||Year 3 teacher|
|Mr P G Mulryne||Teacher of English|
|Mr S Pickering||Teacher of Science|
|Miss L A Ramli||Year 4 teacher and Girls’ Games|
|Mrs C T Rieder||Head of Girls’ Sport and teacher of Geography|
|Mrs A C Salisbury
||Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant|
|Mr O J Sigsworth
||Teacher of Y4 and Houseparent|
|Mr G M Simpson||Y6 form teacher and teacher of Geography, ICT and Maths|
|Mrs C E Stubbs||Teacher of TPR|
|Mrs N G Taylor||Reception teacher|
|Mrs E Watt
|Mrs V J Whittle||Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant|
|Miss S C A Wilson||Lower Prep Teaching Assistant|
|Mr N J Witteveen||Teacher of English and Classics|
Safeguarding staff team
|Mrs C L Grant||Designated Safeguarding Lead|
|Miss R A I’Anson||Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead|
|Mr P G Mulryne||Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead|
|Mrs A C Salisbury||Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Pre-Prep)|
|Mrs K Willink||Independent Listener|
Peripatetic Performing Arts staff
|Mrs J Haley||Strings|
|Mr O Houlston
|Mr T Johnson||Drums|
|Ms R Lloyd||Drama|
|Mr C McLean||Brass|
|Mr C O’Gorman||Singing|
|Mrs J Purcell
|Mrs L Simaku
|Mrs R Sword||Flute|
Peripatetic Sports staff
|Mr H Jackson
|Mr B Orton||Tennis|
In one pupil’s words, ‘It’s perfect.’
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