Meet the Senior Leadership Team

Mr Garfield

Mr Tom Garfield - Headteacher

I was born and raised in Chichester, educated at Chichester High School for Boys. Following my A-Levels, I gained a 2:1 in BEd(sc) Education and Mathematics joint Honours from Exeter University. Having graduated, I started my teaching career at King Alfred's sports and community college in Wantage, Oxfordshire.

Following spells as Head of Year and Head of Mathematics, I moved to Manhood Community College as Head of Mathematics in 2006. Having been promoted to Assistant Headteacher (Responsible for Achievement) and Deputy Headteacher (leading on Teaching and Learning), I took up the post of Head of School in January 2016 at The Academy, Selsey. I have been very proud to be the Headteacher at the Academy and am delighted with developments made in my time there. I have been committed to educational excellence at the Academy as well as ensuring that the school is at the heart of the community.

I am delighted to be able to bring my experience to the leadership of Bridgemary School. I will be working closely with the community to build on the provision that is already in place for the young people.

Mr Woodall

Mr Assheton Woodall - Senior Deputy Headteacher

I am a qualified mathematics teacher, gaining my PGCE at Portsmouth University in 1999. Over the past 16 years, I have taught in three schools in and around the Portsmouth and Chichester area.

During my career, my posts of responsibility have ranged from being a numeracy coordinator in my first school to working alongside other heads of maths in an advisory capacity before joining Chichester High School for Girls in 2009. In 2015, I gained my National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPSQL) and became Vice Principal for Chichester High School.

In September 2017, I took up the position of Senior Deputy Headteacher at Bridgemary School. My roles and responsibilities lie in the area of Student Progress and Outcomes and Curriculum Development. I also manage and oversee the IT provision of software and systems for the school to ensure they are fit for purpose.

Mrs Eddie

Mrs Fiona Eddie - Deputy Headteacher

I have been teaching for over 20 years' and science is my first love! I started my career in London and have then worked in several schools around Hampshire. For the last 15 years, I have turned my attention to all things inclusive. Education is the most important tool our young people possess and ensuring they can come to school feeling safe, secure and ready to learn is my first priority.

I can remember the birth of the first Pterodactyl and I am ever thankful to the Scientists at Olay and L'Oréal for keeping my skin and hair looking younger than I feel!

Miss McClarnon

Miss Anna McClarnon - Assistant Headteacher

I am a qualified teacher of Religious Education, gaining QTS in 2006 whilst completing my teacher training at Bridgemary. With the exception of 6 months, I have spent my entire teaching career at Bridgemary.

During my time at Bridgemary, I have undertaken a variety of roles from Cohort Progress Manager, Head of Humanities and presently Assistant Head Teacher.

My roles and responsibilities lie in the areas of Ethos, SMSC, PSHE, the House System and Wellbeing.

I am also involved in driving Bridgemary Pride, a group that meets weekly to support LGBTQ students and staff.

Mr Brooks

Mr James Brooks - Assistant Headteacher

I joined Bridgemary School in January 2010 after qualifying from Chichester University with BA (Hons) & Qualified Teacher Status, my specialist teaching areas are within Physical Education and Geography. Since joining the school, I have had a number of roles associated with pastoral and academic support, including; Cohort Progress Manager, Head of Learning and Head of House. My current responsibilities as Assistant Headteacher include: leading the vision and direction of our pedagogical model and ensuring our staff are supported to develop their own teaching practice as well as CPD opportunities both within and outside of the school.

I am the Careers Leader and help to plan and initiate our ASPIRE programme to give our students the experiences they need to ensure they are ready for life after Bridgemary.

In 2020, I gained my National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPSQL).