Our Senior Team

Senior Team Information

We thought you might like to meet our senior team and find out a little more about us.


Linda Smith BA (Hons), PGCE, PGC AspSynd

Designated Person for Child Protection; Head of Religious Studies
email: linda.smith@frewencollege.co.uk Phone: 01797 252494
Appointed Principal in 2006, Linda has extensive experience in senior management and development of schools, in both the independent and maintained sectors. She is a speaker on SEN at ISA Conferences, delivers INSET, and is now a qualified ISI Schools Inspector.


Business Manager

Jeremy Field BA (Hons), FCIB, ISBA

Business Strategy, Finance, Estates and Marketing
email: jeremy.field@frewencollege.co.uk Phone: 01797 253388
A 30 year career in business finance and marketing before joining Frewen in 2003. Jeremy is from a farming family and is a gardening and DIY enthusiast so well equipped for all aspects of his role. Married with three sons, two grandsons and a Westie. Enjoys skiing, golf, gym, his Pyrenean hideaway, and bananas!

Jeannette BidderHeadmistress of Frewen Preparatory

Jeannette Bidder BA (Hons), PGCE

email: jeannette.bidder@frewencollege.co.uk

Jeannette is our latest recruit to the senior team, joining us in September 2012. Jeannette has enjoyed an impressive career in both Preparatory and Primary Schools, mainly in the North West but more recently in South West London. Among her many appointments she was Literacy Advisor to Lancashire Schools. She is greatly looking forward to working with us to grow the junior school, in its new guise as our in-house Preparatory School. Jeannette has a son at University and a wide range of leisure interests, on the rare occasions she has any leisure! 

chris hoganDeputy Principal

Chris Hogan BSc (Hons), PGCE, OCN Level 3

Head of Science

email:chris.hogan@frewencollege.co.uk Phone: 01797 252494
Chris has had a widely varied teaching career including a spell in the USA. He joined Frewen in 2008 and has taken on a number of additional duties including the School Council and a number of Outdoor Activities.


Cath BellerbySENCO Catherine Bellerby,BEd (Hons) Cantab,

email: catherine.bellerby@frewencollege.co.uk  Phone: 01797 252494
Catherine is a very experienced Head of Learning Support with considerable classroom experience. Catherine will be ensuring that the coping mechanisms developed by our therapy team are fully delivered in the classroom.  

Joint Head of Boarding

Richard Sage, Cert Ed, Cert PPBE

email: sagepompey@aol.com Phone: 01797 252494
Richard and his wife Jane started looking after other peoples' children before they started their own family- the youngest of whom is now 30! They have over sixteen years' experience in boarding and joined Frewen in 2005. They also have extensive teaching experience in senior and junior schools, much of it involved with children with SEN. It all sounds great until we have to explain their football related email address!