Senior Leadership Team
Michael Chanter joined Willington in 2013 having previously been a Headmaster and Deputy Head in boarding and day schools in the South East of England and the Midlands. His career has seen him work in both the independent and the state sectors in a range of all-age through schools and senior schools across England. His undergraduate degree is in Politics and Modern History and he has a Masters Degree in War Studies. Michael is a member of IAPS (Independent Association of Preparatory Schools) and enjoys the theatre, cinema, opera and reading as well as a wide variety of team sports.
Bursar and Clerk to the Governors
Peter Luard spent 32 years in the British Army with The Royal Green Jackets, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served on six operational tours in Northern Ireland and one in former Yugoslavia. Peter commanded 4(V)RGJ and as SO1 G1/G4 was the ‘bursar’ for the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Since leaving the Army in 2001, he has been the Bursar at a number of leading independent schools around the country before arriving at Willington School in October 2013.
Marcus Tattersall joined Willington in 2000 after starting his teaching career in Liverpool and Lancashire. Initially recruited to the position of Head of Geography and subsequently Head of Football, Marcus is now Deputy Head. Although he has seen many changes at the school he believes a constant throughout has been the caring, friendly and happy atmosphere created by the staff, parents and most importantly, the boys. This has enabled countless boys to fulfil their potential in whatever field that may be.
Away from school, Marcus enjoys spending time with his young family. He is a lifelong Blackburn Rovers supporter and has also discussed football matters in the media. He has a passion for music (despite not being able to play an instrument) and enjoys the opportunity to don some headphones and DJ events such as the Parents of Willington Ball and Disco, if and when the time allows.
Assistant Head (Common Entrance and Future Schools)
Assistant Head (Years 4-8)
Assistant Head (Juniors)
Louise Maughan joined the school in 2017 as Head of Juniors, having come from a pre prep in central London where she worked as Deputy Head and Year Three teacher. Louise has previously taught in Dubai for a couple of years and loves a new adventure. She enjoys working with the junior staff and boys and watching them flourish in a caring, nurturing environment. Louise has a background in the teaching of PSHE and enjoys teaching this throughout the school.
Louise is a keen singer and a member of a local choir. She is often seen riding her bike to and from school. She also enjoys craft and will happily take on new projects that allow her to get out her sewing machine, when time allows.
Assistant Head (Academic and SEND)
Louise worked in fashion and luxury brands PR before starting her teaching career in the UK. She originally joined Willington as a class teacher in 2009 after teaching in both state and independent sector schools in London and she was reappointed, following a maternity and childcare break, in 2013.
Louise holds a BA (Languages), a PGCE qualification and a Level 6 SENCO Diploma, as well as Montessori Diplomas in Early Years and Elementary Education. As Assistant Head (Academic and SEND) she is responsible for Extended Learning, Assessment and Reporting. Louise also works as part of the team developing the curriculum and timetable, as well as coordinating PSHCEE provision at Willington.
As a committed Montessorian, Louise believes passionately that every child is a marvel who develops at his or her own pace. Facilitating personalised learning, and a belief that every day is a clean slate underpin Louise’s teaching philosophy.