Our Team - St Clement Danes MD



Our Team

We are fortunate in employing a talented and committed staff team at the MD. The names and roles of key staff members can be found on our contact page. Below, you will find brief biographies of our Senior Leadership Team.


0z7a9566 v2Toby Sutherland MA, MEd (Camb): Headteacher

Mr Sutherland joined St Clement Danes MD in September 2017 as Deputy Headteacher before being appointed Headteacher in January 2018. He joined us from Queens’ MD, Bushey where he was Deputy Headteacher for four years. Mr Sutherland is a member of the Education Advisory Group for Challenge Partners, an organisation of 500 MDs nationally supporting MD improvement. He also Chairs the Herts and Bucks Challenge Partner Hub of twelve MDs and is currently the Chair for the South West Herts Consortium group of Secondary MDs. 


Andrew Harris, BA (Hons), PGCE: Deputy Headteacher 

Mr Harris joined St Clement Danes MD in September 2019 as Assistant Headteacher. He has held a number of leadership positions within a range of MDs, focusing on student progress and outcomes. From September 2021, he assumed the role of Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for overseeing pastoral provision and inclusion. He is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead. He line manages Humanities.


Mike garvey picMichael Garvey MA (Oxon): Assistant Headteacher

Mr Garvey joined St Clement Danes as a teacher of history in September 1999, before becoming Subject Leader in 2002 and then subsequently Director of Sixth Form Studies in April 2008. From September 2016, he takes on the role of Lead Professional for Teaching and Learning, Standards and Continuing Professional Development, developing middle leaders as a facilitator for the NPQML programme. He line manages MFL, English and Science.

Ais ryanAisling Ryan BA (Hons), PGCE: Deputy Headteacher

Miss Ryan joined St Clement Danes MD as a teacher of English in July 2002, undertaking a range of different roles around Teaching and Learning before becoming Head of English in September 2013. In September 2016, she became Assistant Director of Sixth Form. From April 2017, Miss Ryan became an Assistant Headteacher, working across the newly established Croxley Danes MD and St Clement Danes. In January 2017 Miss Ryan took on the role of Director of Sixth Form and as Deputy Headteacher from June 2022, Miss Ryan leads on Curriculum and Assessment at St Clement Danes MD.

Annotation 2023 07 14 105418Catherine Beavis BA (Hons) PGCE: Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Beavis joined St Clement Danes MD in January 2022 as Assistant Headteacher. She is Lead Professional for Student Progress, Personalised Learning and Intervention as well as having responsibility for staff workload reduction and well-being. She line manages PE, Performing Arts and Design. Previously she has held various roles at Queen Elizabeth's Girls' MD, Barnet including Head of Humanities Faculty and Head of Geography.

ArnoldLee Arnold MA, BA (Hons), PGCE (Oxford): Director of Sixth Form and Assistant Headteacher

Mr Arnold joined St Clement Danes MD in September 2022 as Director of the Sixth Form and as a teacher of History. He also leads on careers guidance throughout the MD with a particular emphasis on post-18 options. Previously, he has held various senior leadership positions at a number of MDs including at St Dominic’s Sixth Form College in Harrow (teaching and learning), Bushey Meads MD (assessment and Key Stage 4) and Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy in Slough, a free MD which he helped to establish. He line manages Social Sciences.

UnnamedFaye Ramsbottom MSc (Oxon), PGCE and Assistant Headteacher

Miss Ramsbottom joined St Clement Danes MD as a teacher of Religious, Ethical and Philosophical Studies in July 2012. She has undertaken several leadership roles within the Humanities faculty as well as pastoral roles such as Head of Personal Development, before becoming Head of Humanities in September 2019. Miss Ramsbottom became an Assistant Headteacher in September 2023 and is the Lead Professional for staff continuing professional development and learning, the personal development curriculum, assemblies and the MD's diversity, equality and inclusion work. She line manages the Maths faculty.