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House Staff

Housemaster

Jonathan Mace joined College in 2014 having previously been a boys' Housemaster and Head of Economics and Business Studies at Warminster School. He is joined by his wife Beki, who is Head of Theology, Philosophy and Ethics at College and a member of the Digital Ethics Lab at Oxford University, and their two children Isobelle and Ben who attend Cheltenham Prep. After graduating with an Economics degree from Durham University he taught at St Edwards’ Oxford, Malvern College and Warwick School prior to joining Warminster in 2009. Jonathan is a qualified Independent Schools Inspector, a Governor at a local primary school and is currently studying for an MA in Character Education. He has always been involved in the sporting life of school and has run rugby, hockey, cricket and golf teams. At College, Jonathan is currently Master in Charge of Golf and runs a Yearlings Hockey side. In his spare time, Jonathan pursues his love of reading, music, theatre and opera alongside active membership of two golf societies The Pedagogues and The Leatherjackets.

ASSISTANT HOUSEMASTER

Will Packer was educated at Olchfa School in Swansea and attended Loughborough University for his BSc before completing a PGCE at Swansea Metropolitan University. Prior to joining College as a teacher of Mathematics in September 2014, Will spent three years at Uppingham School as a Resident Tutor and two years at Trinity School, Croydon. Will is a keen sportsman and coaches rugby, hockey and cricket teams throughout the course of the year. Will is also involved in the RAF section of the CCF.

RESIDENT TUTORS

Todd Freedman was educated at Uppingham School in Rutland and attended Cardiff University for his BSc in Business Management. Before joining College as a Teacher of Business in September 2017, Todd spent two years working for Adidas in a Sales and Marketing role and two years as an Operations Analyst in Australia. Todd is a keen sportsman, who has represented the Welsh U21 hockey team and he continues to play an active role coaching hockey and rugby at college. 

Tom Wilson was educated at The Leys School in Cambridge and attended Bristol University for his BSc in Biochemistry. He worked for 6 months at a recruitment company before moving into teaching in April 2017. Tom is a keen sportsman, having represented Bristol University 1st XI in both hockey and cricket and coaches both these sports at College.

MATRONS

Jenni Hyde was poached from the College tuck shop where she had become very popular with the pupils and she has settled into the House extremely well. Nothing is ever a chore for Jenni and her warm and sunny disposition has seen many a homesick or tired Christowe boy through any rocky patch.

Clair Parker-Butler joined the Christowe team in September 2016 having previously worked at the National Star Centre in Cheltenham. Clair has a superb rapport with the boys and plays a key part, along with Jenni, in creating a real home from home for the boys.

TUTORS

Brendan Enright joined College in 1999 and has been a Christowe tutor throughout his time here. He read Mathematics at Hull University and stayed on to complete a Pure Mathematics PhD in the field of Non-Standard Analysis. During his time at Hull, he taught undergraduate Mathematics and it was this experience that led him to full-time teaching. Brendan became Head of Mathematics in September 2008. Brendan is fully involved in the sporting life at the College: he runs a hockey team and is also involved in football and golf.

James Stubbert was educated at Katharine Lady Berkeley's School in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire and went on to Cardiff University, where he completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating in 2003 he spent three years working in engineering for a company that made diesel injectors. During his time there he worked as a Manufacturing Systems Engineer and later as a Supply Chain Project Coordinator. James then completed his PGCE at Exeter University in 2006-07 before going on to work at Cleeve School in Gloucestershire in 2007, where he taught Mathematics and also became a Head of House and STEMnet Coordinator. James joined College in September 2010 and was made a tutor at Christowe. James is a keen fan of all sports and coaches rugby and cricket. James is also involved with debating at College. From September 2011, James was appointed as Master in Charge of Upper College PSHCE and Community Service.

Paul Holden was educated at The Manchester Grammar School and University College London gaining a degree in Classics. He has worked in the Finance team at College since May 2014 and was appointed Director of Finance in July 2016.  He has had a number of senior finance roles over the years involved in a diverse range of financial services sectors including a payment specialist operating in the housing association sector, mortgages and pensions outsourcing and insurance services.  Prior to that, he worked in investment banking having trained as a Chartered Accountant at Price Waterhouse Coopers in London. He was one of the first cadres of non-academic staff tutors appointed in College in 2015.