Mathematics Department

Miss Elizabeth Warnes BSc, MEd
Head of Mathematics

Miss Warnes joined Brentwood school in 2018 in the Mathematics Department having previously worked at St Martin’s School and Saffron Walden County High School. She has a degree in Mathematics from Heriot-Watt University and after studying for her PGCE also attained a Masters in Education from Cambridge University.

Ms Louise Ward, BSc
Second in Mathematics

Dr Thomas Bourne, MMath, PhD
Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs Katherine Bowes, BSc, PGCE
Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs Katherine Bowes is a teacher of Mathematics, teaching across all year groups and abilities.  She joined Brentwood in January 2006 having previously taught at KEGS and St John Payne in Chelmsford.  She has a first class honours degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and a PGCE in Mathematics, both from the University of Keele.  In addition to teaching she is a support tutor for 4th/5th year, she assists with CSU and is involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as a trainer and assessor at both Bronze and Silver levels.

Mr Michael Childs, BA
Teacher of Mathematics

Mr Michael Childs is currently teaching Mathematics. He joined Brentwood School in 2018, having previously taught at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred for four years. He has a Maths degree from Open University and is studying for his PGCE from the University of Buckingham. He has a keen interest in badminton, squash and other racquet sports, and also enjoys logical puzzles and games.

Mr Tim Cope, MEng
Teacher of Mathematics

Mill Hill Housemaster

Miss Grace Cutbill, BA
Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs Robyn Dryden, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics

Mr Richard Ewin, BSc
Teacher of Maths


Mr Ryan Finch, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics

Miss Grace Furnell, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics

Miss Stephanie Hunter, BSc (OB)
Teacher of Mathematics
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bronze Leader

Miss Hunter, an Old Brentwood, started teaching at Brentwood School in 2017, having previously taught in the primary sector at a local school in Billericay. She attained a first class Economics degree from the University of Warwick before studying for her PGCE.


Mr Brian Paredes, BA, MA
Teacher of Mathematics
KS4 Co-ordinator of Mathematics

Miss Emily Preston, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics and Dance

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Silver Leader

Miss Emily Preston is currently teaching Mathematics. She joined Brentwood School in 2015, having just completed her degree in Mathematics at the University of Exeter. In addition to her teaching, she is the Co-ordinator for the Duke of Edinburgh's Silver Award, she coaches the U12B netball team and assists in the dance department and with swimming galas.

Mr Joe Stevens, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics

Mr Charles Wakeling, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics and Economics

Mr Wakeling started teaching at Brentwood School in 2016, having previously taught at Westcliff High School for Boys. He teaches in both the Mathematics and Economics departments as well as being a Third Year tutor. He has a joint degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Warwick and studied for his PGCE at the University of Buckingham. In addition to his teaching he runs mathematics support and enrichment sessions for students and plays an active role within the School's Combined Cadet Force and water polo team.

Miss Lynsey Williams, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics

Mr David Wood, BSc, MSc (OB)
Teacher of Mathematics
Head of Squash