Louise NorthPrincipal of the college & Head of the Senior School
Louise North joined Framlingham College as Principal and Head of the Senior School in September 2019.
Following a degree in French and Spanish from Durham University, Louise’s career has been dedicated to independent, co-educational day and boarding schools. Her first appointment was at St. Peter’s School, York, where by the age of 26 she was running a day house. There then followed nine years as a boarding housemistress, firstly at Glenalmond College in Scotland, then at Marlborough College, where she counted a member of the Royal Family among her charges. Louise moved into Senior Management in 2010, forging a new role at Stonyhurst College as the Deputy Head responsible for the Sixth Form.
Prior to joining Framlingham, she was Senior Deputy Head at Oakham School, one of the largest independent schools in the UK. Louise is married with two children, both of whom are in the Senior School. She loves languages, reading, and the beautiful Suffolk coast and countryside.
Jonathan EganHead of the Prep School
Jonathan Egan joined Framlingham College as Head of the Prep School in April 2021.
Before joining the College he was the Deputy Head of the Prep School at Bedford School with a particular focus on the curriculum, timetabling and ‘teaching and learning’ development. He gained a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Roehampton. Jonathan taught at the Rondebosch School in Cape Town, South Africa, before returning to the UK to teach at The Hawthorns School. Prior to joining Bedford Prep School in 2015, he was Head of Mathematics and Director of Studies at King’s College School, Wimbledon. Jonathan is excited to be joining Framlingham College to build on the school’s long tradition for outstanding education and to be part of the future outlined in the College’s inspiring ‘Vision 2025’. He is married to Felicity and they have three children.
Susan WesselsSenior Deputy Head
Susan Wessels joined Framlingham College as Senior Deputy Head in 2011 from The King’s School, Canterbury, where she had been a teacher of Physical Education and Geography and a Housemistress.
Prior to this, Susan was an international hockey player and represented South Africa 148 times and played in two Olympic Games, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, where she captained the team.
David AshtonDeputy Head (Academic)
David Ashton joined the College as Deputy Head (Academic) in 2013 from Bedford School where he had been Head of English.
David also worked at Wesley College, Perth, where he was Head of English and also at Trinity Grammar School, Melbourne, where he taught English and Drama along with being Head of Debating. He is married and has two children.
Darren BiltonDeputy Head (Academic)
Darren Bilton joined Framlingham College Prep School as Deputy Head (Academic) in September 2018.
Previously, Darren spent six highly successful years at Pennthorpe School in West Sussex and prior to that he was assistant Head in a 2,000 strong comprehensive school in Surrey.
Oliver LloydDeputy Head (Pastoral)
Oliver Lloyd joined Framlingham College Senior School as Deputy Head (Pastoral) in September 2020.
Oliver spent 7 years at Harrow, Hong Kong, where he founded a new Boarding and Day House. In his time there, he was a Senior Housemaster, Chief Innovation Officer, which saw him implement a cutting-edge ideation and innovation platform, as well as a Teacher of History. Prior to this, Oliver was a Housemaster at King’s College, Taunton. Oliver brings with him almost twenty years’ experience as a senior pastoral leader and teacher of History, Classical Civilisation and Art History.
Before becoming a teacher, Oliver worked for BBC Worldwide in Sales and Marketing and as a trainee management consultant. Oliver is married with three children.
Jo Coventry-KingDeputy Head (Pastoral)
Joanna Coventry-King joined Framlingham College Prep School as Deputy Head (Pastoral) in September 2018.
She previously spent two years as Deputy Head at South Lee, has been Head of Boarding at Orwell Park, Ipswich and is also a trained Inspector.
Bruce WilsonDeputy Head (Co-curricular)
Bruce Wilson joined the Prep School as Head of Boarding in 2002 from Barnard Castle Prep School in Co Durham and was appointed to his current role in 2012.
Bruce started his career as a Gap Year Student at Forest Grange Prep School in West Sussex before a brief foray in to the Royal Air Force. He studied for his Bachelor of Education degree at Kingston University before restarting his work in school at Belmont Prep School, Surrey. Although Bruce has a background in Science and Mathematics teaching, since 2004 he has taught ICT and Computing at the Prep School.
Ruth StegglesHead of Nursery & Pre-Prep
Ruth Steggles joined Framlingham College Prep School in 2005 after a career as a wine merchant.
Ruth changed her focus to the education of young children when her children started to attend pre-school. Following her Diploma in Pre-School Practice and leading a local pre-school, she went on to study for her BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies before training as an Early Years Teacher.
After working as a nursery teacher, she was seconded to Suffolk County Council’s Early Years Education team and spent three years advising and supporting early years settings on how to improve their practice. Ruth has taught in Pre-Prep for 16 years and now combines running the Nursery with her role as Head of Pre-Prep.
Ruth is married with three children. When not working, she enjoys cooking, reading and getting away to the Peak District with her husband for good walks, enjoying some meals out and a little light shopping!
Alex Boyd-WilliamsHead of Sixth Form
Alex Boyd-Williams has been Head of Sixth Form since joining the College in September 2020.
After completing his first degree at Aberystwyth University, he went on to study at the European Film College, Denmark and Cambridge University.
After a short period of time working as an actor, he began his boarding-school career at Millfield School in Somerset as a teacher of English and Drama, later becoming Director of Drama and Housemaster of a Sixth Form girls house. He then moved to the Swiss Alps to take up the role of Housemaster of a 13-18 boys house.
He returned to England and spent six years as Housemaster of a Sixth Form girls house at Uppingham School; during this time, he also completed a Master’s in Educational Leadership.
He is married with two daughters.
Martin Myers-AllenDirector of Development
Martin was educated at Trent College, Derbyshire, the University of Newcastle- upon-Tyne and later at the University of Bath.
After a spell as a Stockbroker he first joined the College as a teacher and then became a Housemaster, the Senior Master and went on to become the Headmaster of the Prep School at Brandeston Hall from 2007-2016. He is now a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the Senior School focusing mainly on development and the school’s activities programme. Martin also runs the CCF and Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme and has been leading trekking expeditions all over the world for more than twenty years. His wife, Helen, is Housemistress of Moreau House and they have three sons. For the Autumn and Spring Terms of the 2020/21 Academic Year, Martin was Acting Head of the Prep School.
Sally WoodDirector of People
Sally joined Framlingham College in 2007 as the founding member of the HR department and has built and developed the team over the last 14 years. She is a chartered member of the CIPD and joined the Senior Leadership Team in September 2020.
After graduating in Human Resources from the University of Teesside, Sally started her HR career working in an education establishment in the North East before moving back to East Anglia, securing a role at Centre Parcs. This was followed by six years at the Forestry Commission before joining Framlingham College. She is married and has two children.
Mark Madden joined Framlingham College as Bursar in August 2021 after a successful career in the NHS and the private sector.
Prior to this role, Mark was a financial consultant after spending the previous 16 years as a Finance Director within the NHS. His varied NHS finance director roles included Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Ipswich Hospital and The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Trust Foundation Trust.
Before this, he worked in the private sector in director roles covering commercial finance and project management.
Mark is married with two grown up children and is passionate about Welsh rugby.