Meet The Pastoral Team


The Pastoral Team is led by Kate Simlett, Deputy Head (Pastoral), her deputy is Headmistress, Wendy Griffiths. 

Health Centre

The Health Centre has a vital role in caring for both the the physical and emotional wellbeing of the girls. The Health Centre is staffed 24 hours a day by a team of Registered Nurses. 

Janet Bonham, Sister in Charge.  
Sister Bonham is responsible for the smooth running of the health centre, and organises travel vaccinations.

Lindsay Pickering, Sister.
Sister Pickering has extensive background in emergency medicine and childhood immunisations.

Caroline Hutchison, Sister.
Sister Hutchison's special interests include mental health and smoking advice.

They are ably supported by Dr Nicola Elliott who is the School Medical Officer. She runs a surgery at school each Monday and is also available at West Bar Surgery in Banbury.


We have 2 school counsellors who provide a confidential support service to the girls. They each cover one afternoon a week and girls can either self refer or be referred if they feel it would be useful to talk to someone confidentially. 

Mahwish Qamar

I am a School Counsellor and I am passionate about working with young people and staff. I work in education as I deeply believe in helping people develop emotionally to achieve academic success, as we learn the best when we feel valued and appreciated. 

I have worked as a teacher in the past which motivated me to pursue training in counselling and psychotherapy. I have knowledge and experience of working with key trends in educational settings, helping students with a diverse range of issues including, but not limited to, exam stress, relationships, loss and bereavement, transition, self-harm, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, fear, anger along with other educational and boarding issues.

I work in a non-directive way to address underlying emotional difficulties empowering young people and helping them bring positive changes in their life. I enjoy working at Tudor Hall and I am here in the school to support everyone.

Contact: or 07536 309958

Denise Jones

I am a trained Counsellor and Play Therapist and I have a huge amount of experience working with young people from age three up to eighteen within schools alongside adults. 

I worked in the field of medicine in my early career changing to education and therapy after the birth of my own children. 
I have worked in an educational setting for the last eighteen years in a therapeutic and pastoral capacity. During this time I have provided support to young people, their families, staff and professionals. 
I work in a non-judgemental and young person led way to provide a safe space where any issues or concerns can be explored and supported. 
I have worked with a range of issues such as self-harm, eating disorders, bereavement and loss, anxiety, low mood and depression to name a few.  
8090新视觉 I enjoy working one-to-one and in a group setting and I am looking forward to beginning my work supporting you all at Tudor Hall. 

Contact: or 07534 364019.


The girls and staff are supported by the School Chaplain in all areas of school life. As well as leading services and providing spiritual guidance the chaplain offers an informal, confidential listening service to all girls. 

House Staff and Tutor Team

All girls are supported by a Tutor and Housemistress. Girls are placed in a small tutor group which allows them to build close relationships and their progress, in all areas, can be monitored. Housemistresses are involved in the care of both day and boarding pupils and have a vital role to play in the team.