Where relationships are at the heart of the school and
the school is at the heart of the community

Our Staff

Our staff are led by Headteacher, Tristram Hobson and Deputy Headteacher, Jenny Maraspin.

In line with the vision and ethos of The Swanage School we have a team of outstanding, fully qualified teaching staff, eager to make their mark on a new and ambitious local school.

Leadership team


Teaching staff


Teaching assistants


Support staff

Tutor Time

The Swanage School operates a vertical tutor group system in line with 'human scale education' principles. Vertical tutor groups are made up of all year groups which enable relationships to be forged across the school rather than just in year groups, creating a real sense of school community. Tutor groups register every morning and every afternoon together.

Morning registration is 10 minutes long and allows students to welcome and be welcomed as well as having time to prepare for the day.

Afternoon tutor time is 30 minutes long. This time is used for whole-school assemblies, house assemblies, inter-house competitions, time for reflection (eg, completing the learning log), peer mentoring and so on.


Inclusive Teaching

All students have talents and many may also have additional educational needs. As a small school, our qualified teachers and SEN coordinator will operate in a setting where abilities can be more easily spotted and nurtured and challenges identified and acted upon. If you have questions about this, please contact us.