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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 - Katie Skinner

Vice Principal

Katie Skinner Ba (Hons), MA (Hons), QTS, NPQSL 

Katie has taught in a range of special schools including provisions for pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex needs and Communication and Interaction difficulties. During the last 8 years she has held a range of leadership roles including Assistant Head, Wellbeing Manager and CPD Manager for the Collaborative Learning Alliance of Special Schools. Prior to joining Frewen College she was a Specialist Teacher for Social Emotional and Mental Health needs in the Kent district of Swale supporting settings to meet the needs of learners with SEND by providing advice and support, delivering training and leading provision development projects.  Katie is a Sleep Scotland sleep counsellor and has been involved in creating a range of free support resources and interventions with particular relation to friendship skills, executive function, diagnosis support and Tourette's.  


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 - Hannah Lewis 

Head of Boarding

Hannah Lewis, BA (Hons)


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