Meet the Team

Our Staff

We are proud of our committed team of well qualified and experienced staff at St George’s who are ably led by Headmaster Mr Cormac Timothy.

To view a full list of staff members please click below.

Staff & Roles

  • Cormac Timothy

    Headteacher

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    Cormac Timothy

    Headteacher

    I joined St George's in 2014 and have been a teacher for over 25 years. I have taught in Ireland, Bermuda and London as well as Jersey. Prior to coming to St George's, I was assistant Head teacher at JCG. In my time at JCG I had responsibility for the curriculum, external examinations, reporting and assessment, extra-curricular activities as well as being head of the science department.  

    At St George's I lead the Science and Maths departments as well as being a Year 5 form tutor. I am married to Tricia and have two children, Liam who goes to Mont l'Abbe school and Orla who is at JCG prep.  Liam is autistic with severe learning difficulties and as such I am a trustee on the board of Autism Jersey.   I am also a qualified OfSTED Inspector.  

    I am very interested in all types of sports particularly Gaelic football, Soccer and Rugby.   My interest in any sport no matter how unusual is heightened by the participation of Ireland and am known to get quite animated whilst watching from my armchair.

  • Lindsey Fidrmuc

    SLT Member & Form II Teacher

    Lindsey Fidrmuc

    SLT Member & Form II Teacher

    KS1 Co-ordinator, Reception Teacher, Senior Leadership Team Member

    After leaving Jersey at the age of 18 I gained a BSc (Hons) in Geography from Leeds University. During the last semester of my degree I was given the opportunity to work in some of the local primary schools as part of the 'Geographers into Teaching' programme. I enjoyed this experience so much that I decided to enrol on my Primary PGCE also at Leeds University.

    After gaining my PGCE I moved to the North East of England and started my first teaching post at Ashington Central First School as a Year 1 teacher. Over the next few years I developed the school grounds so that the children could experience growing their own food as very few of the children had the opportunity to do so at home. I also became the ICT coordinator and completely redeveloped the ICT curriculum throughout the school. I am lucky enough to have a superb team of staff to work with who are passionate about delivering the best possible education to our children.

    Much of my spare time is spent with the Air Cadets as I am a commissioned officer within the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training Branch). I started cadets when I was 13 years old and apart from a brief spell away, I have never left. It has been through cadets that my interest in the outdoors has stemmed. I am a qualified first aider, a Basic Expedition Leader and an archery instructor. I am keen to use the grounds at St. George's to both support and enhance the learning that goes on and to educate children about the importance of looking after the environment in which we work and play.

    I feel very privileged to work in such an extraordinary school as St. George's, where it is clear that everyone works hard to ensure that every single child enjoys and achieves.   

  • Rachael Morris

    SLT Member & Form V Teacher

    Rachael Morris

    SLT Member & Form V Teacher

    ICT Coordinator KS2, E-Safety Officer, Form V Teacher, Senior Leadership Team Member

    After being educated to the age of 18 in Jersey, I read Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath. I then gained a PGCE in upper primary teaching from Rolle College, part of the University of Plymouth.

    After qualifying, I spent a short time teaching in Devon, before taking a post at an International School in Alicante in Spain.  I taught a mixed Nursery / Reception class there with children from all over Europe for nearly three years.

    On returning to Jersey, I taught in Key Stage 1 and 2 at Rouge Bouillon, before moving to St George's in 2001.  

    My interests include sport, particularly swimming and sailing.  I greatly enjoy spending time improving my ICT skills and recently completed a course on web page design.  I love reading a wide range of books and tend to have a pile set up for each holiday!

  • Emma Hall

    Form IV Teacher

    Emma Hall

    Form IV Teacher

    Having taught in England for two years, I moved to Jersey and started working at St George's in 2004. I began life at St George's teaching in KS1 in both Forms I and II. I also held the responsibility of Literacy Coordinator. Since having my own children, I have been teaching in KSII as the form tutor to Form IV and the subject teacher of history to Forms IV, V and VI. I also hold the role of History Coordinator. In any spare time I have, I go running (very slowly!).

  • Sarah Huelin

    Form IV Teacher

    Sarah Huelin

    Form IV Teacher

    I graduated with a BA (hons) degree in Theology from Durham University and then went on to complete a PGCE course at Southampton University.   I taught Theology and Ethics at The Thomas Hardye's School in West Dorset and then after a time of travel came to Jersey with my husband who is from the Island.   I began teaching at St George's in 2008 as Form teacher and Head of Religious Studies.  

    In my spare time I enjoy swimming, walking, horse riding and having adventures in the great outdoors with my two sons!

  • Jo Wrigley

    Reception Teacher

    Jo Wrigley

    Reception Teacher

    I have worked in Education for the last twenty years, teaching children in nursery to year 6.  I have also spent over half of my teaching experience in senior management positions starting from Head of Nursery to taking on responsibility for the whole school.  My specialism lies in the early years of a child's education but I also enjoy working with those above year3!  I spent eight years at home looking after my children once child number two was born.  I have eased myself back into the world of teaching by taking on supply and part time roles. I am now enjoying being back on a permanent basis and developing my skills in education further.  When I am not teaching I love to spend time with my family and my ever increasing pets!

  • Andrew Moon

    Form IV Teacher

    Andrew Moon

    Form IV Teacher

    I graduated Staffordshire University in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Sport Studies.  Over the coming years I worked across a variety of roles, mainly in Sports Development.  In 2008 I was appointed as a Competition Manager for Newcastle under Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands, a role devised to increase competitive opportunities for all young people in the run up to London 2012.

    In 2011 I joined Newcastle under Lyme Junior School as a full time teacher.  I taught across the curriculum from Years 1 to 6 and was responsible for PE and Games. 

    In June 2015 my wife Becky was appointed as a Biology teacher at Victoria College and in December 2015, along with our daughters Megan and Daisy, our cat and dog we moved to the Island.

    I enjoy all sports, both playing and watching, am ultra-competitive and now enjoy the opportunity for spending more time outdoors and on the beaches with my family.

  • Lana Hamilton

    Form II Teacher

    Lana Hamilton

    Form II Teacher

    I graduated with a BA (hons) degree in English Literature from Cardiff University and then went on to gain my PGCE at the Westminster Institute of Education.  I completed my first year as a teacher in a Year 3/4 class in Oxfordshire before moving back to the island and beginning my life at St George's Prep. School.  During my time at St George's, I have been both a Form I and II class teacher and have taught English to Form VI.  I have thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the choreography and production of many of our school performances.

    In my spare time, I love to sing, read, cook, exercise and I am learning how to play the guitar.

  • Ruth McKimmon

    Form I Teacher

    Ruth McKimmon

    Form I Teacher

    I have a degree in Theology from the University of Durham and followed this with a PGCE from the University of Cambridge.

    I worked as a Graduate Trainee for Barclays Bank plc before regaining my senses and returned to teaching.  My first post was at St Mary's C. of E. primary school in Finchley.  I moved to Jersey to join my husband and taught at Le Squez initially.  I moved to St George's for a couple of years before moving to the Isle of Man.  I returned to Jersey with two children who joined St George's and I became a full time teacher again here.  I have a dog which keeps me busy.

  • Jenny Tieppo

    Form I Teacher

    Jenny Tieppo

    Form I Teacher

    I studied at the University of Winchester for a degree in Education and Music and began my teaching career in Jersey.  After working in the UK and Australia, I returned with my family to Jersey and began teaching at St George's six years ago.  I currently teach Form I and I am also a specialist music teacher in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One.  During my spare time I love listening to music as well as playing the piano and 'cello.

  • Jo Pallot

    Reception Teacher

    Jo Pallot

    Reception Teacher

    I graduated from University College of Winchester with a BA (hons) in Primary Education specialising in Advanced Early Years, I returned to Jersey to take up a teaching post at Rouge Bouillon before joining St George's in 2007 as a Reception teacher.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two children and finding quiet moments to read.

  • Pat O’Neill

    Head of Little Dragons Nursery

    Pat O’Neill

    Head of Little Dragons Nursery

    Originally from Holland I have been in Jersey since being a student.  I am married to a hotelier and we live in St Brelade's Bay with our two sons.

    I joined St George's in January 2008.  Having worked for several years previously in primary education throughout the age groups, it is working with the youngest I find most rewarding and fascinating.  I feel very proud to be part of the St George's team and being the Nursery Manager of an experienced and loyal team in both Blue and Orange Little Dragons makes it even more special.

    I am looking forward to moving the Nursery forward with the other members of the team, taking full advantage of the wonderful walled garden and surrounding grounds at the same time as retaining the nurturing and academic standards for which the School is renowned.

  • Jan Daly

    Nursery Assistant

    Jan Daly

    Nursery Assistant

    I have worked with children for over 20 years in nurseries and I have worked at St Georges Preparatory for 6 years. I joined Mrs Rae in the Little Dragons Blue room when it opened in 2013. I am a mother of three children and two grandchildren and I enjoy eating out and hot sunny days.

  • Sofia Bonazzi

    Nursery Assistant

    Sofia Bonazzi

    Nursery Assistant

    I'm Italian and I've worked in nurseries, primaries and secondary schools in Italy and Jersey.  In Italy I taught history and geography and in Jersey I've taught Italian and French as a second language.

    I enjoy spending time with my son and my two fox terriers, walking and cycling around Jersey.

  • Julie Nerac

    Nursery Assistant

    Julie Nerac

    Nursery Assistant

    I have worked with Little Dragons at St George’s for many years. I feel very fortunate to do a job that I love and I enjoy being with the little ones. I have two grown up children that both work in education. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and walking, knitting and reading.

  • Nicola Sinclair

    Nursery Assistant

    Nicola Sinclair

    Nursery Assistant

    I have been at St  Georges for several years. Having gained experience working in primary education in Hong Kong I am delighted to continue this back home in Jersey. I have two teenage children that keep me busy. In my spare time I like spending time outdoors, cooking and running.

  • Kelly Corfield

    Nursery Assistant

    Kelly Corfield

    Nursery Assistant

    I joined Little Dragons Blue in February 2016.  I have a NVQ Level 1 & 2 and have experience of working in Nurseries and Primary Schools.  I also work at the Du Mond Gymnastics Academy as a part-time coach. 

    I feel very fortunate in teaching young children as it is something I really enjoy doing.  I have four children and in my spare time I like to go cycling, baking and gardening.  

  • Wendy Clavel

    Teaching Assistant

    Wendy Clavel

    Teaching Assistant

    I have Bachelor in Education Degree in Primary Education and Art from the University of Chichester.  I have worked in a number of Island Primary Schools before joining St George's in 2000.

    I have worked with children of all ages from Nursery to Form VI at St George's.  I very much enjoy teaching reading to children and being able to enjoy small group and one to one teaching.

    In my spare time I enjoy horse riding and looking after my horse Danny-Murphy. I have also got two dogs and spend a lot of my time going for walks in our beautiful Island.

  • Claire Gibson

    Modern Foreign Languages Teacher

    Claire Gibson

    Modern Foreign Languages Teacher

    I arrived in Jersey after spending eight years teaching at a primary school in South London where I was a Year 5 Class Teacher as well as Modern Foreign Languages Subject Leader.  At St George's I co-ordinate French and Spanish teaching as well as teaching English, mathematics and most other subjects if required.

    My background is languages; after studying Languages for Business at university I worked for a charity for children with physical disabilities before coming into teaching.   When I was growing up I lived in various parts of Africa and as an adult I lived and worked in France and Ecuador.  

  • Andrea Lathwell

    Form III & French Teacher

    Andrea Lathwell

    Form III & French Teacher

    I graduated with a B.Sc. (hons) degree in Tropical disease Biology from the University of Liverpool.  I spent the following eight years as a Cell Line Development & Molecular Biologist in the pharmaceutical industry as well as teaching Mad Scientist after-school clubs. It was through my contact with these clubs that I discovered my love of teaching.

    I began teaching at St George's in 2014 as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher having spent much of my adolescent years growing up in France.  I have a passion for languages and particularly enjoy Chinese and the history of its origins.

    In my spare time I enjoy taking my dog for walks on the beach, quilting and creating imaginative worlds with my two daughters.

  • Sally Le Neveu

    Head of Sport

    Sally Le Neveu

    Head of Sport

    I am in my 20th year working at St George's.  Previously, before starting my family I taught PE at Beaulieu.   I have two grown up children.   Hockey was my major sport and I played for the Island, but nowadays I enjoy playing tennis or racketball and generally keeping fit through walking, swimming and gardening.

  • Natacha Morgan – Pasquali

    Swimming Teacher

    Natacha Morgan – Pasquali

    Swimming Teacher

    I have been working at St George's since September 1998.  I have a bachelor of Education degree in P.E. and Art and Design and I studied at The College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth. 

    I am currently working at St George's as the swimming teacher (ASA Level 2).  I also teach P.E. and coach netball in the school.

    Over the years I have been a Form teacher for both Year 4 and Year 6 children.  Out of school I have worked as the Jersey Primary Schools' Secretary for 10 years, organising cross country and athletics events throughout the year.  I am a qualified netball coach and I work with the Accies Youth Netball teams, coaching and umpiring.  I am also involved with Jersey Netball Development, delivering netball to primary school children.

    I am married and I have two young children who both attend St Georges.

  • Alex Pemberton

    PE Teacher

    Alex Pemberton

    PE Teacher

    PE Teacher & Maths Teacher

    I began my teaching career as a Year 5 class teacher at Plat Douet Primary School.  My next teaching post was as a PE specialist on the Primary PE Team, which involved working in 5 different schools a week.  I would spend a day in each school to teach PE to a variety of year groups.  In 2010 I joined St George's as a Form V teacher and as part of the PE Department.

  • Cath Jones

    Learning Support, Art & DT

    Cath Jones

    Learning Support, Art & DT

    I joined St. George’s in 1995, initially as a Form I teacher, before moving into Form II the following year. After the birth of my first son in 2000, I took on a part-time role teaching literacy, maths and Art in Key Stage 1. In 2003 my second son was born, and on returning to St. George’s I taught literacy in Key Stage 2 and became the Learning Support co-ordinator.  I have always loved working with the children to create interesting and imaginative displays, so was thrilled when the post of Art co-ordinator became available in January 2013. In 2014, I was offered the opportunity of becoming the DT co-ordinator. In my spare time I enjoy knitting, sewing and cooking.  I particularly enjoy creating dishes using vegetables harvested from our allotment. My family and I enjoy holidays in France, and have recently achieved a long-held ambition of owning a VW campervan.

  • Laura O'Neill

    Nursery Assistant

    Laura O'Neill

    Nursery Assistant

    I joined Little Dragons Blue in October 2016.  I have a BTEC National Certificate in nursery nursing and have worked with children for 30 years in various roles, including nurseries, school's and a full-time nanny.

    In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and travelling.

  • Katie Lapthorn-Nears

    Nursery Assistant

    Katie Lapthorn-Nears

    Nursery Assistant

    I have recently joined St George's after raising my two children.  I have a Btech in Nursery nursing and  have over 20 years experience in the UK and Channel Islands, which has included managerial positions. I have also worked as a Nanny looking after babies and teenagers, and have been fortunate enough to travel around the world whilst doing this.

    In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, running and cycling.  I also enjoy cooking and spending time with my family.

Board of Directors

St George’s is a charitable trust and is led by a Board of Governors who meet regularly with the Head teacher and School Bursar.

If you have any questions or concerns that we can help you with you can contact the governors via the school office.

Please see below our current Board of Directors.

Our Board of Directors

  • Mike Cushing

    Mike Cushing

    My son and daughter are both past pupils of St George’s and I joined the Board of Directors in 2014, following my children moving on to their secondary educations. I have recently become a trustee of the Jersey Educational Trust 2015, the charitable trust which holds the school and its buildings.  I am committed to working with the Board and with the senior management team of the school to continue to improve and develop the school and its facilities in order to provide the best possible environment to allow the pupils and teaching staff to thrive.  I am a lawyer by profession and am the Managing Partner of one of the Island’s largest law firms.  In my spare time I enjoy playing and watching sport, spending time with friends and family, and watching my children become better than me in most things.

  • Graham Ireson

    Graham Ireson

    My involvement with St George’s began in 1994 when my son and daughter joined the school. I was Chairman of the GA for 3 years helping to raise funds for equipping the Sports Hall when it was first built and I joined the Board of Directors in 2003, becoming a Trustee of The Jersey Educational Trust, which owned the School, in 2007.  Following the recent reorganisation I am now Chairman of the Board of Directors of the School and Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Jersey Educational Trust 2015, the new charitable Trust which now owns the School and the Manor.  I am committed to enhancing the facilities and learning experience at School whilst ensuring it remains a great place to work for the staff.  Away from School I run my own Accountancy practice and enjoy wining and dining, travel and sport.

  • Julian Spurr

    Julian Spurr

    I am a past parent and an “old Boy” having attended St George’s when the School was based both in Rouge Boullion and at St Ewold’s on Trinity Hill in the 1950’s! Sad to say I never made Prefect or Head Boy!  I have a background in banking and compliance and joined the Board of Directors in 1990 becoming a Trustee of The Jersey Educational Trust, which owned the School, in 2003.  I am currently a trustee of the Jersey Educational Trust 2015 which now owns the School and Manor.  My role as a Director and Trustee is to oversee the running of the School and ensure its ethos and proud traditions are upheld whilst being open to new ideas and methodologies.  At home I enjoy eating out, family time and thinking about restoring a 1937 Talbot 2 seater car I own!

  • Paul James

    Paul James

    As with the other directors I am a past parent and joined the Board of Directors in 2006. I have recently become a Trustee of the Jersey Educational Trust 2015 which owns the School and Manor.  As a director my role is to ensure the smooth running of the School in accordance with its policies and procedures and I am particularly interested in the exciting projects the Board is planning which will enhance the facilities we are able to offer.  I will be heavily involved in bringing these to fruition and in raising the necessary funds to ensure their completion.  I have a background in Finance and am Global Head of Citibank’s Trust Companies.  Outside of school I enjoy travelling, family life and boating when I have an opportunity! 

  • Bob Cook

    Bob Cook

    I have been a Head teacher for over 25 years in State and Independent schools (HMC) and was lead consultant and founding Head teacher of the UK's first Venture Capital School that opened in London in 2011.  It was graded 'Outstanding' in every category by Ofsted.

    In 2014,  I was Founding Principal of NBH Canonbury based in Islington, London and this school too was graded ‘Outstanding’ in every category in its initial Ofsted inspection.  I was involved at the highest level of educational change, working with UK Government Ministers and Opposition spokespeople involving education reform. 

    I have led national conferences, been a key note education speaker and was an Ofsted Inspector and Senior Examiner for the OCR Examination Board.  I am currently Director of ‘Adeoci Consultancy International' a Jersey based education consultancy offering expertise in a wide range of school improvement strategies, covering Secondary and Primary school education. 

    I work closely with education leaders offering leadership support and school improvement initiatives