Lucton School children sitting in arches of red brick building

Meet the Team

Jon Tyler, Headmaster

Jon became Headmaster of Lucton in September 2021, having been Deputy Head (Academic) of Dauntsey’s School for six years during a period of record growth and results for the school. With a first-class honours degree from the University of Durham (where he was awarded the History Prize), Jon has also been a Head of History, Housemaster and Head of Gifted and Talented at previous HMC schools. He won a national teaching prize from O2 Learn in 2012, and has always enjoyed coaching sports teams and running extra-curricular activities alongside his teaching.

 

Elmien Niblett, Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Elmien taught Maths in South Africa for 13 years before relocating to the UK in 2002. She has a passion for ensuring that students are stretched to meet their needs and completed a BEd (Hons) on this theme whilst continuing to teach full time in South Africa. Elmien joined Lucton in 2011 and shortly after became Head of Middle School, then Pastoral Deputy Head in 2017. In the academic year 2020-21, Elmien was appointed Acting Head with Mr Goode. Elmien also has the distinction of being a proud Old Luctonian Parent

David Bicker-Caarten, Head of Prep School

David joined Lucton in January 2011 as the first Head of Lucton Prep School, having relocated from 8 years in the Persian Gulf where he was a Head of Year 5, and Headmaster of Seashell School in Oman. David has an MBA in Education (Leicester University) as well as a PGCE and a degree in Economic History from UEA. Coming to teaching via being an Activities Instructor in an Adventure Centre and a teacher in Turkey for 3 months, David had a previous career in journalism and spent 3 years managing a ski shop in sunny Guildford.

 

Sharron Goode, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

 

After a successful career as a Head in three Northamptonshire schools, Sharron joined Lucton in 2014. With her vast experience in safeguarding, having trained as a nationally-accredited safeguarding trainer and being treasurer for the Midlands Association for Safeguarding in Education, Sharron has an exceptionally broad range of educational experience from both state and private sector. Sharron studied Biological Studies at Leicester before studying Education at Oxford. In her downtime, Sharron is a qualified equestrian coach and Chair of the governing body of a local Church of England primary school.

 

Michael Wolstenholme, Head of Sixth Form

 

Michael is the Head of Sixth Form at Lucton and teaches both Economics and History. He can also be found on the sports pitches coaching Lucton football teams. Michael gained a first-class honours degree in History from Royal Holloway before completing an MA in Crusader Studies, a TSEOL qualification from Trinity College, London and gaining his PGCE from Roehampton. Prior to joining Lucton Michael has had quite the international educational experience. Having grown up in Brunei, Michael taught in leading international schools in the UK, Tanzania, and Costa