Executive Leadership Team
The team at Monkton
Mr C J Wheeler BA (Dunelm), PGCE, FRSA
Chris Wheeler joined Monkton as Principal in January 2016. He previously served as Principal and CEO at Hillcrest International Schools in Kenya, Headmaster at St Christopher's, Hove, and has variously been Deputy Head, Housemaster (day and boarding) and Head of English. Chris continues to teach English and Drama and is passionate about innovative and inspirational education whether seeking effective ways to use technology to enhance classroom practice, developing ever stronger ways to take a proactive approach to pastoral care or forging international links to ensure pupils have a genuinely global outlook.
Chris is an ISI Team Inspector, has been an examiner at GCSE and A-level and often speaks at churches and chapels across the country. When not doing any of these things, he likes to take to the hills with his paraglider or head to the Alps to snowboard; in quieter moments he walks his dogs or reads a good book.
He is married to Georgie and has three children at Monkton Prep.
Mr M P Davis BEd Hons
Prep School Headmaster
Martin took up his role as Headmaster of Monkton Prep in January 2017. He has joined us from Hazlegrove Preparatory School where he was Deputy Head and taught a wide range of subjects. Prior to that he worked in Africa and taught in a Middle School in Windsor. Martin trained and served as an ISI inspector for a number of years. He is married to Nicky who is also a teacher. They have three children who have all started at the Prep School. He enjoys playing and coaching all sports.
Mrs C Winchcombe BEd Hons, MA
Head of Pre-Prep
Catherine began her role as Head of Pre-Prep in September 2016 having retuned to the UK from the Middle East. During her time overseas she held both Primary and Secondary school posts, alongside serving the Syrian and Iraqi refugee community in Jordan with her husband Simon. Prior to spending time abroad she was Deputy Head at a Church of England school in Surrey and also served in a variety of other leadership roles. Catherine has two daughters.
Mr T Davies BA, ACA, DChA
Tom joined Monkton as Bursar in October 2016. A chartered accountant, Tom had previously been a Director in the Education and Charities team at the accountancy firm, Grant Thornton UK LLP where he had advised and audited a number of schools, universities and large charities. He also regularly wrote and presented on issues affecting the charity and education sectors.
Before training as an accountant, Tom was the founding director of an international NGO which focussed on providing education and support for disadvantaged children.
Tom read Ancient and Modern History at Trinity College, Oxford and as well as continuing to pursue his interest in history, he enjoys sailing, mountaineering, cross country skiing and listening to classical music. He is married to Leonora and they live in Bath.
Mr T Reid
Director of External Relations
Trevor joined Monkton in June 2016. His career began as a journalist with the BBC and independent radio, quickly rising to Editor level with a number of broadcasters, along the way interviewing politicians, Prime Ministers, international sport figures and musicians. Trevor has subsequently worked with leading national charities and not-for-profit organisations including the NSPCC. He has a wealth of communications and marketing experience and has overseen several multi-million pound development campaigns.
Key Information 2016-2017