We are fortunate in employing a talented and committed staff team at the school. 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.
Toby Sutherland MA, MEd (Camb): Headteacher
Mr Sutherland joined St Clement Danes School in September 2017 as Deputy Headteacher before being appointed Headteacher in January 2018. He joined us from Queens’ School, 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 schools nationally supporting school improvement. He also Chairs the Herts and Bucks Challenge Partner Hub of twelve schools and is currently the Chair for the South West Herts Consortium group of Secondary schools.
Andrew Harris, BA (Hons), PGCE: Deputy Headteacher
Mr Harris joined St Clement Danes School in September 2019 as Assistant Headteacher. He has held a number of leadership positions within a range of schools, focussing 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.
Michael 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 social sciences, creative and expressive arts and PE.
Aisling Ryan BA (Hons), PGCE: Deputy Headteacher
Miss Ryan joined St Clement Danes School 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 School 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 School.
Catherine Beavis BA (Hons) PGCE: Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Beavis joined St Clement Danes School 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 SEND, Design and Humanities. Previously she has held various roles at Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School, Barnet including Head of Humanities Faculty and Head of Geography.
Lee Arnold MA, BA (Hons), PGCE (Oxford): Director of Sixth Form and Assistant Headteacher
Mr Arnold joined St Clement Danes School in September 2022 as Director of the Sixth Form and as a teacher of history. He also leads on careers guidance throughout the school with a particular emphasis on post-18 options. Previously, he has held various senior leadership positions at a number of schools including at St Dominic’s Sixth Form College in Harrow (teaching and learning), Bushey Meads School (assessment and Key Stage 4) and Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy in Slough, a free school which he helped to establish.