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Frewen College

Frewen College

Meet the Senior Team

Senior Team Information

A full list of staff can be viewed here.

Principal - Nick Goodman


Nick Goodman BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH

Nick has extensive experience in senior leadership and development of schools, in the independent, maintained and international sectors.  Nick's background is in the Arts, and he attended Art School, studying fine art, film and sound before training to become a teacher, and working as Head of Department, Head of Faculty, Assistant Headteacher, Director of Specialism and Vice Principal. Nick was responsible for overseeing Special Needs provision for 15 years before being appointed Principal of Frewen College in September 2014.


Vice Principal - Gregoire Godin

Vice Principal

Gregoire Godin

Gregoire was born in Paris where he obtained his BA and PGCE equivalent in Sports Science before coming over to England in 1995. He has since taught Physical Education, Maths and French in a multitude of maintained and non-maintained settings from primary to secondary and mainstream to special school. He joined Frewen with 9 years experience in the Special Needs Education sector. Gregoire has taught and been Head of Department before becoming Assistant Head in schools dealing with a wide range of Special Needs, and joined Frewen in September 2016.

Gregoire is a family man and a keen sportsman, playing rugby and taking part in ultra marathon in his spare time.

Business Manager - Yvonne Hopkins

Business Manager

Yvonne Hopkins MSc, FCMA

Business strategy, Finance, Estates and Marketing

Yvonne has worked in a number of sectors throughout her career and most recently education.

Phone: 01797 253388

Head of Frewen Preparatory - Sally Welch

Head of Frewen Preparatory

Sally Welch BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip SpLD

Sally has been at Frewen since 2002, as 'Teacher in charge' at the junior school, Head of English, and since January 2015, Head of the Prep School. Sally brings experience, enthusiasm and expertise to the role, and holds the  role of Head of Year 7 in order to ensure the transition to the senior school is as seamless as possible. 


Head of Boarding - Sarah Medcraft

Head of Boarding

Sarah Medcraft, MA


Head of Sixth Form and Careers - Hazel Lawrence

Head of Sixth Form and Careers

Hazel Lawrence, BA (Hons), PGCE, OCN Level 3 Dyslexia

Hazel is a passionate teacher with over 15 years experience working in Mainstream and with Special Needs.

She joined Frewen College in 2012 in the Humanities department; later taking responsibility for leading this department before becoming Head of Sixth Form & Careers in September 2017. Trained as a History teacher, Hazel has also taught Geography, RE, PSHE & SEAL. She is also an examiner for GCSE History. 



Head of Senior School - Mr Neil Stanley

Head of Senior School

Mr N Stanley, BA (Hons) MA, PGCE, FRSA



  • British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
  • Crested
  • The Good Schools Guide
  • Boarding Schools Association
  • Elklan's 'Communication Friendly Schools
  • Independent Schools Association