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Leadership & Governance

The school is led by a team consisting of the Head, Assistant Heads (Academic & Pastoral) and Senior Leaders.

Mrs Sally Weber-Spokes, Head at Yarrells School & Nursery

Mrs S Weber-Spokes

Head, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Girls Games Teacher

Mrs L Sharpe

Assistant Head (Academic), Head of Geography & Year 7 Form Tutor

Mrs C Cunningham

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

Mr T Lewis

Head of Senior Prep, Head of RE, Pastoral Care Lead & Year 6 Form Tutor

Mr F McClelland

Head of Junior Prep, Lead for Assessment, Senior History Teacher, Year 4 Form Teacher

Mrs V Wilson

Head of Pre-Prep & Early Years, Year 2 Teacher & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


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 Advisory Governing Body which meets termly to offer strategic advice and challenge to the leadership of the school and its policies. The members of the Advisory Governing Body 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 Advisory Governing Body.

Members of the Advisory Governing Body (AGB)

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

Directors: Mrs Natalie Covell, Mr Adam Covell and Mr Crispian Covell

Clerk: Mrs Helen Breakwell

Representative of the School: Mrs Sally Weber-Spokes (Head)

AGB Members: Dr Alison Blakeway, Mr Will Dunlop, Mr Will Fraser, Mrs Amanda Neesam, Mr David Parker and Mr Andrew Smith.


GovernorArea of Expertise / ProfessionArea of Overview
Dr Alison Blakeway Doctor, Former ParentSafeguarding
Mrs Natalie CovellProprietor, Former Head TeacherHealth, Safety and Welfare
Mr Adam CovellDirector, ArchitectPremise, Equipment and Information
Mr Crispian CovellDirector, Set DesignN/A
Mr Will DunlopFormer Head of Prep SchoolTeaching and Learning
Mr Will FraserHousemasterPastoral Care (SMSC)
Mr Ian GlenCompany Director, Former ParentPHSCEE Curriculum, Chair of the Advisory Governing Body
Mrs Amanda NeesamFormer HR Professional, Artist, ParentEYFS
Mr David ParkerFormer Education Board ProfessionalHR, Safer Recruitment
Mr Andrew SmithTeacherTeaching and Learning
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