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Leadership & Governance

The school is led by a team consisting of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Senior Leaders.


Mrs S Weber-Spokes


Mrs Sharpe, Director of Studies at Yarrells Preparatory School

Mrs L Sharpe

Assistant Head (Academic), Director of Studies & Head of Geography

Mrs C Cunningham

Assistant Head (Pastoral), Head of Learning Support & Pastoral Care Lead

Yarrells School Head of Senior Prep Andy Small

Mr A Small

Head of Assessment & Maths

Mr T Lewis

Head of Senior Prep, Head of RE & Pastoral Care Lead

Mr McClelland Head of Junior Prep

Mr F McClelland

Head of Junior Prep & Computing

Yarrells School Mrs Wilson

Mrs V Wilson

Head of Pre-Prep & Early Years

Board of Reference

Yarrells School is owned by Mrs Natalie Covell with her two sons Mr Adam Covell and Mr Crispian Covell both being Directors. The Directors are assisted in the governance of the school by the Board of Reference which meets termly to offer strategic advice and challenge to the leadership of the school and its policies. The members of the Board of Reference are each designated a specific area of overview and make regular visits to the school to monitor developments in this area and report back to the Board.

Members of the Board of Reference

Chairman: Mr Adam Covell, Yarrells Preparatory School, Upton, Poole, BH16 5EU. Tel: 01202 622229

Directors: Mrs Natalie Covell and Mr Crispian Covell

Clerk: Mr James Renwick

Representatives of the School: Mrs Linda Sharpe (Acting Headteacher) and Mrs Samantha Foster (Bursar)

Board Members: Dr Alison Blakeway, Mr Alan Brinded, Mr Ian Glen, Mr Mark Hartley, Mrs Amanda Neesam and Mr David Parker

Designated Board Member
Area of Expertise / Profession
Area of Overview
Dr Alison Blakeway  Doctor, former parent Safeguarding
Mr Alan Brinded   Former Teacher Pastoral Care
Mr Adam Covell Director, Architect Premise, Equipment and Information
Mrs Natalie Covell Proprietor, Former Head Teacher Health, Safety and Welfare
Mr Ian Glen Business Owner, former parent PHSCEE curriculum
Mr Mark Hartley Head Teacher Teaching, Learning and SMSC
Mrs Amanda Neesam Former HR Professional, Artist, parent EYFS
Mr David Parker Former Education Board professional HR, Safer Recruitment
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