Duff Miller Sixth Form College Teachers

Inspiring Our Students to Achieve the Best Possible Results

Through a combination of expert subject knowledge, meticulous exam preparation and enthusiasm for learning, the outstanding teachers at Duff Miller Sixth Form College inspire our students to ensure they make exceptional progress in achieving their academic goals.

More than 50% of our staff graduated from a top 10 university. Friendly and approachable, they are always on hand to answer students’ questions or provide guidance and reassurance. Our staff room has an open-door policy, meaning that teachers and students frequently continue classroom discussions outside of lessons.

Tutors are assigned a number of students, often from their own teaching groups, for whom they take special responsibility throughout their time at the college. This personal tutor relationship means that students can easily seek advice and support, regarding both academic and pastoral matters, whenever they need it. Our personal tutors ensure that students are always held accountable for their own work and behaviour.

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Staff List 2016


Senior Management
Gareth Davies BSc, PGCE Principal
Dave Costin BSc, CPE Director of Studies
Robert Cousin BSc (Hons) Director of Pastoral Care


Admin Staff
Carol Milstead Office Manager & Lead Safeguarding Officer
Rachel McDonagh Registrar
Lianna Sukumaran Administrator and Assistant Registrar
Deonne Newby Receptionist and Administrator
Cherelle Bovell Attendance Officer
Leonna Smith Exams Officer
Terri Al-Rabee College Nurse


Teaching Staff
Sarah Knowler BA, MA Art
Rob Cousin BSc (Hons) Business Studies
Homer Shahnamy BSc (Hons), MSc Business Studies & Economics
Phil O’Malley BSc, PhD Head of Science & Teacher of Biology
Gwyneth Fadipe BSc, B.Ost Biology & Maths
Habib Maroon BSc, (Hons), PhD, PGCE Biology
Ravinder Khambay BSc, PGCE Chemistry
Angela Stewart BSc (Hons), MA, PGCE Chemistry
Matthew Boddum BS, MSt, BA Chemistry
Paul Long BSc, PhD Chemistry
Leona Smith BSc, PGCE Computer Science
Bernard Bruce MSc, MA Economics
Bill Symes MA, PhD English Literature, History of Art & Religious Studies
Ed James BA English Literature & Film Studies
Patricia Theleste  BA, PGCE French
David Sneesby BA (Hons), QTS French
Elizabeth Lang BSc, PGCE Geography
Monika Boothby Cert.Ed, QTS German
David Callard BA, QTS Government & Politics
Daniel Penn BA (Hons), MA, PGCE History & Government & Politics
Martyn Coulter BA, DTEFLA, MA, QTS IELTS
Martina Rossi BA (Hons), MA Italian
Dave Costin BSc, CPE Maths
John Laughton MA, PGCE Maths
Peter Morgan BSc, Med, PGCE Maths
Martin Smith BA, MSc, PGCE Maths
Mavis Holt BSc (Hons), Cert.Ed, MSc, BA (Hons) Maths
Catherine Kay BSc, MSc, PGCE Psychology
Sam Siddiqui BSc, MsC, B.Ed, PhD Physics
Kim Cunningham MA Photography
Ainhoa Diaz Crespo Garay BA, Cert.Ed, QTS Spanish
Sonya Galouzis CERT ED, BA Theatre Studies