Mme Wandrille Bates, Housemistress
Wandrille Bates graduated with a Masters in English and American civilisation, language, film studies and literature at Paris X, Nanterre. She came to teach French in the UK in 2005, Kent, where she met Will Bates. They joined Cheltenham College together in 2008. Will was a resident tutor in Leconfield whilst Wandrille was tutoring in Queen’s and undertaking boarding duties in Chandos. She took over as Queen's housemistress in January 2010. Her passion for England started with her love for The Beatles and Shakespeare. She loves cats, horses, reading, cream tea and holidays in St Malo with her family.
Mrs Julia Hande, Assistant Housemistress
Julia gained a BSc Open degree before becoming a registered nurse with a Dip HE in Critical Care. She has been working in Queen's for five years, first as a Day Matron, before becoming the Assistant Housemistress. She enjoys reading – her favourite book is Pride and Prejudice - Pilates, craft and being part of her Church. Her favourite things about College are the friendly and supportive staff and being part of the Queen's team. She loves having cups of tea and chats with the girls as well as the mega baking sessions! She is so impressed by their individuality – watching them develop their talents makes her so proud. Julia is also now one of the 5F tutors.
Mrs Hanneke Hale, Matron
Hanneke is originally from Cape Town, South Africa and graduated at the University of Stellenbosch with a BA Degree in Afrikaans, History and Psychology before completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching. She moved to the UK in 1999, taught for a while and then started a family (Jess – 4th form and Eliana – Year 8). Her interests are mainly sport: she loves to play netball, hockey, tennis and go for a run. She also enjoys travelling, being involved with some charity work and being part of my church. She is so excited to be joining Queen's as a part-time matron; everyone is so lovely and welcoming and it feels like a real home. It is a privilege to be matron of the Queen's girls and she is looking forward to getting to know them all better.
Mr Will Bates, Resident Tutor
Will graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Geography and a PGCE. He is a teacher of Geography, Queen’s resident tutor, and an Upper College tutor. He coaches both hockey and cricket, and enjoys following all sports in his spare time.
Lower College Tutors
Fifth Form Tutors
Miss Emily Hartley
Having been brought up in Kenya and educated at Cranleigh School in Surrey, Emily graduated from the University of St Andrews with an MA in Geography before completing her PGCE at the University of Bristol. She has been teaching at College since 2012 and took over as Head of Geography in September 2016. Emily has been a tutor in Queen’s since joining College and is currently a Fourth Form tutor. She takes an active role in extra-curricular activities, coaching hockey, netball and swimming and she is also part of the CCF. Her main interests outside of College are open water swimming and hiking; she was part of the Coast to College team in Summer 2016 who covered 200 miles from Prestatyn back to College in 7 ½ days.
Mr Dominic Meason
Dom Meason has been in College as our Examinations Officer for 6 years. He has a degree in Business and Marketing (BA). He previously worked at Cheltenham Ladies' College and has always lived in Cheltenham. He likes mountain biking, hiking, football and cooking. He is a semi-professional photographer, specialising in live music and travel. He also writes food reviews for local restaurants. He is looking forward to working with us in Queen’s and we are delighted that he has joined the team this year!
Ms Lara Beere
Lara graduated from The University of Birmingham with a degree in Chemistry, followed by a year in Cardiff to complete her teacher training. After this, she decided she would like to continue to study and so went on to graduate a second time with a Bsc degree in Psychology with The Open University while teaching. She now teaches both Chemistry and Psychology at College. She loves running, cycling and socialising with friends and family. Her favourite thing about Queen's is how it feels like a very lively and exciting home - it is just like a big family! In College itself, she loves the buildings, her friendships with colleagues, and the incredibly polite and interesting students that she has the pleasure to teach. Lara is currently on maternity leave, but will be returning to College later this year.
Fourth Form Tutor
Miss Helen Davies
Helen graduated from Lancaster University with a BA in Languages and Management. She is head of English as an Additional Language, as well as coaching netball and being involved with the Third Form Challenge. In her spare time, she loves listening to and playing music, cooking and playing board games! Her favourite thing about Queen’s is the close-knit family feel, and she is always impressed by how the Queen’s girls never give up. She also loves the werewolf game nights!
Third Form Tutor
Mrs Allyson Godwin
Allyson trained at St Pauls and St Mary’s College Cheltenham (now Gloucestershire University) with a B.Ed degree. Allyson is currently a Learning Support Co-ordinator and is also involved in the Third Form Challenge activities. Recently she has set up a cookery group hoping to inspire students to get involved in preparing simple dishes. Out of College, Allyson’s interests include youth work, as she has been for many years a Brownie Guide Leader, travel, cooking, and gardening. Allyson describes Queen’s as being very much like a family, where all of the girls are valued, supported and encouraged to try new things.