Staff List

How to contact our staff

To contact any member of staff, use their first initial plus surname, followed by @ola.org.uk. For example, the email address for Dr Anonymous Teacher, would be ateacher@ola.org.uk.

Who to Contact

1. Pastoral/Academic Questions

a) Lower School

Where parents have concerns or questions, in the first instance they should contact their child’s Form Tutor. To arrange a meeting with the Principal please call the School Office on 01235 524658 or email principalspa@ola.org.uk

b) Senior School

Where parents have concerns or questions, in the first instance they should contact their child’s Head of Section for pastoral matters, or the relevant Head of Department for academic matters. They will then liaise with other members of staff where appropriate, including the Principal and the Senior Management Team.

2. Absences

a) Lower School

For absence due to illness please call the School Office 01235 524658 or email attendance@ola.org.uk.

For medical and dental appointments please email your child’s Form Tutor to request permission for absence.

For all other planned absence please make your request in good time to the Principal at principalspa@ola.org.uk. All requests are considered on an individual basis.

b) Senior School 

For absence due to illness please call the School Office 01235 524658 or email attendance@ola.org.uk in the first instance. If you also ‘cc’ the Form Tutor as a secondary source, this will ensure that the registration process is completed appropriately and avoids any situation in which a pupil will be misregistered.

For medical and dental appointments please email your child’s Form Tutor to request permission for absence.

For all other planned absence please make your request in good time to the Principal at principalspa@ola.org.uk. All requests are considered on an individual basis.

OLA Executive Leadership Team

The OLA Executive Leadership Team works in partnership with the Governors Strategic Review Committee to lead the School in terms of strategic development and business planning. 

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Leader: Mr P Karian CIPD

Principal: Mr S Oliver BA Hons Birmingham, MLitt St Andrews, PGCE Cambridge

OLA Leadership Team 

The OLA Leadership Team reports to the Executive Leadership Team and manages all academic and pastoral matters across the wider OLA community. 

Deputy Head: Dr B Reynaert BA Hons, Applied Biology Cardiff, PhD (London), PGCE (Reading)

Assistant Head (DSL): Mrs C Sharkey BA Hons De Montfort, PGCE UWE

Assistant Head (Pastoral): Mr Luke Allen BSc, PGCE Cardiff (Head of Boys’ PE)

Lower School Leader: Mrs Jane Fairbairn B Ed Hons

Lower School full staff list

Senior School full staff list