Senior Leadership Team



Mr Michael Bond, BA (Hons)

Mr Bond joined Brentwood School as Headmaster in 2019. He was previously Vice Principal Education of Berkhamsted Schools Group, a family of six schools in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire run on a similar Diamond model to Brentwood. 
Mr Bond completed his PGCE at the University of Newcastle in 1994, having achieved a 1st Class Honours degree at the University of Liverpool the previous year. His teaching career began in his native North East, where he worked for seven years at RGS Newcastle.  His career has also included appointments at Merchant Taylors’ School, where he was Head of Sixth Form for five years, before which he had been Head of History and Housemaster of a senior Boys’ Boarding House at Christ College Brecon. He is currently a Governor at The Beacon School in Chesham Bois. Married to Suzanne, Michael has two sons and is a keen sportsman with an interest in football (he says he is a long-suffering supporter of Newcastle United), skiing and fitness.


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Mrs Nicola Jenkin, BA, MA
Senior Deputy Head (Pastoral)
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Teacher of German

Mrs Jenkin is Senior Deputy Head responsible for pastoral care.  She is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the Senior School and is a member of the German department.  Mrs Jenkin holds an MA from Cambridge in Modern Languages and started her teaching career in 1989. Before joining Brentwood in September 2013 she gained experience as a resident boarding tutor at King Edward’s School, Witley, worked as a modern languages teacher at St Albans’ High School for Girls, the Almaty International School in Kazakhstan and Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School and was then appointed as Head of German and Deputy Head of Sixth Form at St Helen’s School, Northwood. She moved to Sir William Perkin's School, Chertsey, in 2007, to become Head of Sixth Form and the member of the Senior Leadership team responsible for teacher training.


Mr Jonathan Barfield Moore, MA
Deputy Head (Academic)
Teacher of Religion & Philosophy

Mr Barfield Moore joined the school in 2014 as Director of the IB Diploma Programme. He read Philosophy at Churchill College, Cambridge and is currently most interested in Political Philosophy, Nietzsche and existentialism. He teaches IB Philosophy and IB Theory of Knowledge, as well as Religion.


Miss Alice Miller, BA, MA, MA
Teacher of 
Religion & Philosophy
Deputy Head (Staffing, Co-Curricular & Operations)

Miss Miller joined the school in 2019 as Deputy Head responsible for Staffing, Co-Curricular, and Operations and is part of the Religion & Philosophy department. Miss Miller began her teaching career after working as a policy advisor on climate change and sustainability for the Department of Communities and Local Government and quickly found her passion in education. Miss Miller holds two Masters - Globalisation and Postnational Communication from SOAS and an MA in Education from the Institute of Education.

Prior to joining Brentwood Miss Miller held the Vice Principal responsibilities for Teaching & Learning and for Curriculum at The UCL Academy in Camden, London. Miss Miller sits on the Chartered College of Teaching's Assessment Board for their CTeach Programme as well as being a permanent member on the Advisory Panel for the RE PGCE at the Institute of Education.



Mr Jeremy Blunden, CBE LVO BSc (Hons)
Bursar & Clerk to the Governors

The Bursar is responsible for all non-academic aspects of the School, including Estates, Facilities, Grounds, Maintenance, HR, Finance and IT, and reports to the Chair of Governors. Mr Blunden recently completed service in the Royal Navy during which he attained the rank of Commodore. He held a number of commands during his naval career including command of multinational task forces in the Indian Ocean combatting piracy and maritime terrorism, the Fleet Flagship HMS BULWARK and the destroyer HMS NEWCASTLE . He was also the last Navigating Commander of The Royal Yacht Britannia. 

His most recent posting was as an Executive Director of the Defence Academy covering operational and financial management, compliance and new commercial activities as well as running the UK Armed Forces’ flagship senior leadership development programme. In addition to considerable experience gained in the Royal Navy, Mr Blunden has a BSc in Systems and Management from City University London.



Mrs Sarah Carswell, BA (Hons) ACA
Finance Director & Deputy Bursar

Mrs Sarah Carswell has been at Brentwood School since 2010 and is the School's Finance Director and Deputy Bursar. She read History at the University of East Anglia and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Peat Marwick (later KPMG) in 1986. She spent several years working in industry as Financial Controller for John Brown Engineering PLC, part of the Trafalgar House Group, before moving into the Education sector. As Financial Director she is responsible for the School’s finances and is a Compliance Inspector for Independent Schools.



Mr Oli Adams, BA (Hons)
Director of Communications, Admissions & Development

Mr Adams joined Brentwood School in 2014 after spending ten years in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles at Pearson, the world's largest education company. He manages the communications, marketing and pupil recruitment for the whole school as well as the Old Brentwoods relations and fundraising activity. He acts as School Liaison Officer on the Board of the Society of Old Brentwoods, and chairs the 'Friends of Brentwood School' (parent association) Committee. He also acts as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for AMCIS, the Association for Admissions, Marketing and Communications in Independent Schools.

He was educated at St. Columba's College, an independent school in his home city of St. Albans in Hertfordshire, where he now serves as a Governor, and went on to study French & German at the University of Exeter from 1997 to 2001, spending a year abroad in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, teaching English to German pupils aged between 10 and 14. He now lives in a village south of Bishop's Stortford with his wife, two children and Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Hugo.

He is a self-confessed brand and grammar geek and in his spare time, he enjoys travelling, cooking, wine, gardening, swimming, and walking.


Mr Rob Higgins, Director of Sixth Form and IB
Teacher of English



Mr Ian Wignall, BA
Director of Sport
Head of Fourth Year

Mr Wignall is passionate about sport and hopes to promote both participation and excellence. He previously played football for Southend United and Grays Athletic.  As a fitness enthusiast Mr Wignall hopes to inspire a future generation of young sportsmen and women to enjoy a lifelong commitment to sport. He sits on the School's Senior Leadership Team.