Mr Mark Logan CEO Stoke College Suffolk

Mr Mark Logan


Mark has extensive experience across the international education sector, working for a mixture of large multinational, technology, private equity and government backed organisations, including Nord Anglia and the British Council. He has developed a range of executive level skills and is also experienced in government contracting, joint venture development, mergers and operation of premium level international schools.

Mark has been working with the Stoke College Board of Directors for two years. He is passionate about the delivery of the Directors’ exciting vision for Stoke College.


Charis Hunn-Smith

Senior Deputy Head and Head of Sixth Form

What’s your degree in?
BA(Hons) English and History (University of Reading) and PGCE Secondary English (University of Bristol)

What does your role involve?
Aside from my role on the Senior Leadership Team, I am also responsible for spearheading our Sixth Form to become a truly international learning environment where young people not only gain the highest level of academic achievement, but are also prepared for independent living as they enter University or employment.

What are you most looking forward to over the next year?
I’m really looking forward to creating the events that will put Stoke College on the map (like our Arts Festival). I want to show the world what a fantastic school we are. This is a chance to build a family-friendly educational environment that offers something different: at the cutting edge of technology while also immersing ourselves in our beautiful rural surroundings.

What are your ambitions for the school?
I would like us to take full advantage of our facilities and restore them to something akin to their former glory: beautiful landscaped gardens and using the river. And I want to connect our students to the local community through events in the village and working with care homes and other community groups so that we learn the importance of serving others.


Rebecca Watson

Deputy Head (Pastoral) and Designated Safeguarding Lead

What’s your degree in?
I began my teaching career in 1999, completing a PGCE in English and Drama. Before this I gained a BA (Hons) in Literature and Art History.

What does your role involve?

My role includes working with our Stoke College families to ensure that every student has the pastoral care that they need in order to thrive. As we are a small school, we are able to provide tailored pastoral care to our students as they journey through each age and stage. It is an absolute privilege to see the students join the school and blossom into independent, confident and happy individuals.

What are you most looking forward to next year?

I am really looking forward to welcoming our new Stoke College families whilst also continuing to work with our existing families. I am also looking forward to being a part of the growth of our school as, with the support of our investors, we develop our facilities and restore our wonderful countryside setting to meet its full potential. This is such an exciting time for us.

What are your ambitions for the school?

As our facilities are developed, my ambition for the school is for even more local and international students to be able to access the unique educational experience that Stoke College provides.


Omar Khan

Head of Boarding

What led you to teaching?

After graduating with a degree in International Business Management and French, I spent several years working as a professional scuba diver as an instructor and educator in Marine Conservation (specialising in the protection of shark species and coral reefs). Training students of all ages from 10 – 65 sparked my passion for teaching.  I decided to commit to a career in teaching and commenced an IPGCE at University College London. Having been a boarder myself from Year 10 to Year 13, I have a deep understanding of the intricacies of running a boarding house and was thrilled to extend my teaching role into that of Housemaster. Now, as Head of Boarding at Stoke College, I am looking forward to bringing all of my pastoral and educational experience together at a very exciting time for the school. 

What does your role involve?

As Head of Boarding I manage a great team, each working to create a home from home for our boarders. Stoke offers a relatively small boarding environment of international and UK students which means that we quickly get to know each of our boarders very well and can tailor our offer accordingly. We are also one of the only boarding houses in the UK to offer an a la carte menu each evening – joining together for the evening meal is a lovely part of the boarding day. I work closely with parents, guardians, academic and boarding staff  – and most importantly the boarders themselves – to provide the boarders with the personalised pastoral care and support that they need to maximise their educational potential and enjoy all that being at Stoke College offers. 

Most looking forward to this year?

2023 sees the opening-up of the international markets, post-pandemic, and I am really looking forward to welcoming international students back into the boarding house. In my opinion, one of the best experiences gained from boarding is the opportunity to make friends from around the world. As a Level 2 RFU Coach, I am also looking forward to the start of the new Rugby season!

Ambitions for the school.

This is a really exciting time for Stoke College. Our academic ambition for each student together with our outstanding pastoral care is exactly what parents are looking for in the post-pandemic world – a place where students feel safe and inspired to learn amongst a happy and friendly peer group. I am thrilled to be part of this chapter.



Stoke College Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Name/ QualificationsRole
Mr Mark LoganCEO
Mrs J ErbenCFO
Mrs C Hunn-Smith BA (Hons) PGCE, NPQHSenior Deputy Head
Miss R Watson BA (Hons) PGCE, NPQSLDeputy Head, Pastoral & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr O Khan BA (Hons)Head of Boarding
Mrs Faye Shane BSc (Hons), PGCE, MAHead of Key Stage 4
Mrs Helen Lowe BSc (Hons), PGCEHead of Lower School

Teaching Staff

Name / QualificationSubject
Miss Ellen Affleck BA (Hons)Physical Education
Mrs S Beatham-McDonald BSc, PGCEMathematics
Mr Lawrence Biggs BA (Hons)Business Studies & Economics
Mr S Burridge BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA (Open)Chemistry
Miss G Coll BA (Hons), PGCEArt
Mrs K Connelly BSc (Hons), PGCEFood Technology
Miss Chloe Cook BSc (Hons)Graduate Placement
Mr Claude Cox MA, PGCE, PGCert OxonHead of History
Miss Phoebe Crofts, BA (Hons)Graduate Placement
Ms J Davey BA (Hons), PGCEHead of Drama, English
Miss Hannah Dawson BA (Hons), PGCEHistory
Mrs N De Souza BA (Hons), MA, Cert, TESOL, Trinty DipEnglish as a Second language
Mr J Evans BSc (Hons), PGCESubject Leader Physical Education
Mrs Cristina Ghetiu BA (Hons), MA, QTSSpanish
Mrs Jill Groves BSc (Hons), PGCEMathematics
Mr S Hearn MSc, BSc (Hons)Mathematics
Mrs G RodgersHead of MFL, Head of French
Mrs C Hunn-Smith BA (Hons) PGCE, NPQHEnglish, Media Studies, History
Ms W Jackson BSc (Hons), PGCEBiology
Mrs W Jeffs Bed (Hons), QTSMathematics
Mr O Khan BA (Hons)Business Studies
Ms H Lowe BSc (Hons), PGCESociology
Mrs Elyse Maidment BSc (Hons)Chemistry
Miss Jessica Meechan BA (Hons), PGCEEnglish
Mrs Selina Moodie BA (Joint Hons), PGCEEnglish, Media Studies
Dr M Olyver BA(Hons), MaDipRAM, PGCertLTHE, LRAM, MPhil, PhDHead of Music
Mrs B Parsons, BA (Hons), PGCEHead of English
Mr M Reeves BA (Hons), QTSHead of Art & Technology
Mr J Beaumont BSc (Hons), DTLLS, QTS, NPQMLHead of Computer Science
Mrs F Shane BSc (Hons), PGCE, MAHead of Mathematics
Ms K Stansfield BSc (Hons), BA (Hons)QTS, PGCEBiology, Psychology
Mr J Swain BSc (Hons), PGCE,Head of Science, Physics
Mrs A Wilson BSc (Hons)Science Technician
Mrs Aimee Winsbury-Cutts BSc (Hons), PGCEGeography

Learning Development Centre

Name / QualificationSubject
Mrs L Moore DipSpLDHead of LDC
Mrs K Hearn BA (Hons), PGCE (Special Needs)SENCo
Mrs W Jeffs Bed (Hons), QTSMaths
Mrs C WrayLSA


Mr O KhanHead of Boarding and Housemaster
Miss A AffleckDeputy Head of Boarding and Housemistress
Mr G MissoBoarding Assistant
Mr A MissoGraduate Assistant
Miss P CroftsGraduate Assistant
Miss Chloe CookGraduate Assistant
Miss E Bozwood-DaviesIntern

Operational Staff

Mrs J ErbenCFO
Mrs L ClarkAssistant Bursar
Mrs J MartinBursary Assistant
Mrs N CampbellRegistrar
Mrs V HansenAssistant Registrar
Mrs L ParrettHead of Marketing
Mr G MissoMarketing & Events
Mrs K GrantOffice Manager
Miss N SealeyAdmissions
Mr A ManleyMinibus Driver
Mr T CroftonMinibus Driver
Mr B HodgkinsonMinibus Driver
Ms J ClanfordMinibus Driver
Mr R SippittMinibus Driver
Mr B DaviesMinibus Driver
Mr C GortEstates Manager
Mr S PettittEstates Supervisor
Mr M MartinEstates Supervisor
Mr A MissoEstates Apprentice
Mr M SteadmanHead Chef
Mrs E d'ArnaudChef
Mr K LuczakChef
Ms L SherrittChef
Ms R HobartCatering Assistant
Mr R SteadmanCatering Assistant
Miss C BrierleyCatering Assistant
Ms D LanderCatering Assistant
Mrs I DavisCatering Assistant
Mrs A MarshallCatering Assistant
Mrs R Housden-KnoxHousekeeping Mananger
MX S BlythHousekeeping Assistant
Ms A MooreHousekeeping Assistant
Miss D PrestonHousekeeping Assistant
Miss L OakesHousekeeping Assistant