Senior Leadership Team
Mr Jamie Anderson (Deputy Headteacher)
I started teaching in 2000 and should, if I had realised my ambition at the time, be teaching in a prison by now.
My plan was to teach in mainstream education in order to ‘cut my teeth’ and then move into educating prisoners at a later date. Needless to say since starting my first job in education I have never looked back. I am passionate about school life enriching the whole student with academic progress and extra-curricular opportunities being of equal value.
I thoroughly enjoy the vibrant community at Bournemouth School and am proud to work with such fine young people. I am fortunate enough to run the Student Council and I am always impressed with their commitment to their school and their desire to help shape its future.
I moved down to Bournemouth from Guildford, in Surrey, with my wife and two children in January of 2014 and in my spare time can be found paddle boarding up and down the river or, if lucky, enjoying some of the local surf.
Mrs Katie Ateaque (Deputy Headteacher)
I joined the teaching profession in 1998 shortly after completing my degree in French and Spanish at Cardiff University.
I find Bournemouth School a very special place to work as student-teacher relationships are very strong and I particularly enjoy the challenges and rewards that working with our young people bring.
I live locally with my husband and four daughters and, like the headmaster, usually walk to and from school. My eldest daughter attended the sixth form at Bournemouth School.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family in the New Forest or visiting local beaches.
Dr Dorian Lewis (Headmaster)
I started teaching in 1994, shortly after obtaining a PhD in Chemistry from Southampton University.
I became the headmaster of Bournemouth School in September 2009. The best part of my job is how every day is different, with each one having its own successes and challenges.
I live locally and try to walk to and from school as often as I can. My two sons attend Bournemouth School, and my daughter hopes to join our sixth form in the future. Students of Bournemouth School will also be familiar with my wife, who has supervised lunchtimes, invigilated examination and supported students in lessons.
On weekends and during the school holidays, I enjoy spending time with my family (including our unruly black labrador) walking in the Purbecks or further afield.
Mr Steve Viney (Assistant Headteacher)
I started teaching at Bournemouth School in 2001, 3 years after obtaining a degree in Biology from the University of Liverpool.
I began here as an NQT and found that I was ‘in the right place at the right time’ when opportunities for promotion presented themselves. I have therefore had a range of roles and I believe that I have been involved in virtually every activity the school runs at one point or another! I was appointed as Assistant Headteacher in April 2009.
The best part of my job is dealing with students and helping them to solve the problems and difficulties that they experience growing up in the 21st Century. I also enjoy supporting my colleagues to take the ‘calculated risks’ that improve the teaching and learning experience for all students. I would like to think that as a school we embrace effective techniques – whether modern or traditional, inside of the classroom or activities ‘beyond’ - to deliver the best education that we can to our students.
My current life beyond school is a little limited, having two children under 4 years of age who occupy as much of my time as they can! However, I enjoy travel and being outdoors whenever the opportunities present themselves. Fortunately my wife and children share this love of the outdoors, though you are more likely to see us on the beach on a wet November weekend than when it is packed with tourists during the summer!
Mrs Julie Wheatley (Business Manager)
I have worked at Bournemouth School for 17 years and feel extremely honoured to be a member of the school community. Supporting the staff to enable the students to fulfil their potential means that every day is worthwhile.
My working days are spent trying to provide the best services and facilities possible for the students which, unfortunately, is severely hampered by the lack of funding. My job is made easier by the unsung stars - the very dedicated support staff who work at the school who always put the students first.
My children are now young adults but attended local primary and grammar schools prior to studying at university. I studied for my degree as a mature student and obtained my degree in School Business Management whilst working full-time.
I have recently taken up cycling and successfully completed the 100km 'Woman V Cancer Ride the Night' cycling event through London to raise money for three cancer charities.
Mrs Clare Wood (Assistant Headteacher & SENDCo)
Having grown up in the North-East and obtaining a Bachelor of Education in 1993, I began my teaching career in Milton Keynes.
I have gradually moved south, holding a variety of positions from Head of Department, Head of House to Assistant Headteacher at Rossmore Community College. I joined Bournemouth School in 2010 where I became the SENCo in 2011. I have found this to be the most rewarding and enjoyable experience of my career.
I live in Wimborne with my husband and two children. My daughter is studying her A-levels at Bournemouth School and my son is studying for his GCSEs at another local school. Other than my allegiance to, and passion for, Newcastle United football club, I enjoy travelling and visiting new countries. My recent involvement in the Bournemouth School multi-activity day and the Ski trip to Bardonecchia during the recent February half-term have pushed me outside my comfort zones but I have enjoyed the challenges immensely.
Every day for me is different but one thing remains the same; the fantastic, engaging, intelligent students that I am fortunate enough to teach each day.