Our Leadership Team and Staff

Calder House is lucky enough to have fantastic facilities in a beautiful location. But it is our staff that makes our school what it is. The transformative impact Calder House has on the lives of its pupils is down to the dedcation, hard work, empathy and expertise of the people who work here. You can't have an outstanding school unless you have outstanding teachers and a Senior Management Team that is determined to ensure every child fulfills their potential.

Our Senior Management Team is made up of three people.

Headteacher: Karen Parsons

Joined Calder House in 2015 from the Royal High School Bath where she was Deputy Headteacher. Karen has overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school, the well-being and happiness of pupils and staff and the educational outcomes  Calder House achieves.


Director of Studies: Ian Perks

Joined Calder House in 2005 and has particular responsibility for devising each child's personalised learning program reflecting the Subskill (remedial) support they require. Ian is also Subject Leader for English and oversees the design of our English curriculum and its effective delivery. Ian is an outstanding teacher - and a former regional finalist in the Primary School Teacher of the Year competition!

Bursar, Registrar and Managing Director: Jason Page

Joined Calder House in 2005. Jason has particular responsibility for the school's finances. He also oversees enquiries from prospective parents and the admission of new pupils to the school. He is the Managing Director of Calder House Ltd - the company which owns the school. Calder House was founded by his parents, Sandra and Colin Agombar, in 1995.

Further information about all members of school staff, their qualifications and role can be found in our Staff List - a copy of which can be downloaded by clicking here.

We would also like to introduce Edward Agombar. Ed has worked at Calder House since the school first opened its doors in 1995. Ed works in school as a Teaching Assistant and has a specialist qualification in delivering the Arrow remedial programme (targeting reading comprehension, self-correction and auditory memory). Ed is dyspraxic himself and knows from first hand experiencewhat having a specific learning difficulty is really like.  Ed is the son of Calder House's founders and is also a Director of Calder House Ltd.  Come rain or shine, every morning Edward is at the gate (with Freddie the school dog!) to greet pupils as they arrive at school.