Senior Management Team

Headmaster

David Craggs

David Craggs has been Headmaster at Gad’s Hill since September 2000. He developed his early teaching experience at a 1500+ comprehensive school in North Tyneside then travelled south to teach Design & Technology to GCSE & A Level at King’s School Rochester.

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Head of Senior School

Paul Savage

Paul attended Norwich School, in Norfolk, and subsequently studied French and Russian at the University of Bristol. During his degree, he had his first teaching experience, as an English teacher in the Alexander Nevskii School, in Moscow.

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Head of Junior School and Kindergarten

Fiona Fisher

Fiona was born and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. She attended Craigholme School for Girls, top independent school for the west of Scotland, and went on to study Environmental Science and Education at Southampton University.

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Director of Standards and Development

Shirley Gurteen

Shirley spent her formative years in Consett, County Durham, where she attended the local Grammar school before embarking upon an Honours Zoology degree at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Although interested in teaching, she decided to widen her horizons and spent the next two years as a Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer in the Pathology…

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Director of Studies

Stephanie Burke

Stephanie graduated from the University of Wales, Swansea in 2006 with a BA (Hons) in Geography. After working as a pharmaceutical dispenser she completed her teaching qualification after being offered a place on the Graduate Teacher Programme with Maidstone Grammar School for Girls. She completed her NQT year at Sandwich Technology School, teaching Project Based…

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