Meet the Senior Leadership Team

Mr Garfield

Mr Tom Garfield - Headteacher

I was born and raised in Chichester and 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 the 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 young people.

Mr Brooks

Mr James Brooks - Deputy 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, Head of House and Assistant Headteacher.  

My current responsibilities as Deputy Headteacher include the school's Teaching + Learning model, our CPD offer for all staff and also ensuring our Curriculum is well planned and delivered.

I am committed to ensuring our staff and students are able to be the very best versions of themselves.

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

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 Mike Calton - Assistant Headteacher

I joined Bridgemary School in September 2022.  I qualified as a teacher in 2013 and my specialist subjects are Maths and PE. I have taught at different schools across West Sussex and Hampshire. I have been fortunate enough to have a variety of different leadership roles in schools including in academic achievement, pastoral welfare and behaviour. 

My main priority is providing the very best education for the young people in the community. One of my responsibilities is attendance and I believe strongly, regular attendance is transformational in the education of our young people.  

Mr Omed Miah

I was born and raised in Portsmouth and studied Sciences at Portsmouth College where I met my Chemistry teacher who made me fall in love with Science. I decided then that I wanted to teach Science and share my passion. I went on to study Pharmacology at the University of Portsmouth and then completed my PGCE in Science. 

I have been teaching since 2012 and have had various roles in schools around Portsmouth. I am committed to helping young people achieve their academic potential and develop into successful individuals. 

Mr Ben Holmes

I was born and educated in Portsmouth and have lived in the area my whole life- apart from three years at University in North Wales. 

As an English teacher, I enjoy reading and love the moment when a book or a character comes to life with a class. 

I have worked as a Year Leader, largely in Year 11, for several years now and always leave no stone unturned in enabling students to become the very best versions of themselves.