(Left to right: Stuart Lee, Charlie Lee and Henry Lee)
Mr & Mrs Lee are the school’s resident Houseparents. They live in the boarding house in a self-contained flat with their son Henry. Mrs Lee is the Head of Boarding, Director of Wellbeing and Head of Maths.
Other Residential Staff
Mark Bone teaches ICT/Maths/Swimming and has been part of the Copthorne boarding community for 30 years. Liam Gallagher is an English/Drama teacher who joined in 2018 and Karen Norman is a House Tutor.
Every year we have Gap Students who come to live and work in the school. Some are Post Graduates (21/22 year olds) and some are younger 18 year olds who chose to do a Gap Year pre-university. These students are important in helping to provide the family feel of the boarding house and can often bridge the age gap between the staff and the children. These gappies work throughout the school giving them a broad spectrum of experiences and they assist duty staff in the evenings, helping with activities, mealtimes, snack and bedtime routines.