Design Technology Staff Profiles

Jason Grindle, BSc, BEd (Loughborough University), is the head of the department. A former housemaster, Jason coaches the Senior Colt B Rugby team, is Master in Charge of Boys' Tennis, is a member of the school's CCF, and assists with the Duke of Edinburgh Award teams.

Jonathan Griffiths, B Tech (Brunel University), is currently the longest serving member of the department. Now Head of Boarding, he was Housemaster of Tuckwell house for 13 years, and coaches the Senior Colt A rugby team.

Frances Salisbury is our new Design Technology teacher. Frances studied design at Liverpool Polytechnic and computer graphics at Central St Martins in London. Frances previously taught at Bullers Wood School in Chistlehurst before recently relocating to Devon. Her interests include modern art, reading, cycling and redesigning and replanting her garden.

Ross Friend is our Design Technology Technician. Ross joined the world of education in 2009 having previously worked in industry for the likes of Airbus and Thales. He decided to make the move having taken up woodwork as a hobby. When he is not in the workshop helping support the students in their practical work you will find him either on his bicycle meandering around the Somerset lanes or in his workshop tinkering with his latest project.

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