Staff Profiles

Evening and weekend supervision is shared between residential boarding staff, who aim to build strong professional relationships, the foundation of which lies in mutual respect. Students are given academic support and guided through their UCAS applications, including personal statements, and are supported emotionally and pastorally throughout the year. The Headmaster has overall responsibility for boarding. The staff for the 2021-22 academic year are:
  • Miss H Byrne - Head of Boarding
  • Mr J Francis - House Parent, Teacher of PE
  • Mrs G Francis - Residential staff member in Gilberd House
  • Mr I Minton - House Parent
  • Mr C Hallows - Resident Teacher
  • Mr T Keyte - Resident Graduate
  • Miss J Anderson - Laundry Manager/Assistant Boarding Marton

Holly Byrne joined CRGS as Head of Boarding in September 2019 and has over 6 years boarding experience. Holly has a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and is now in her 10th year of working in a residential setting with teenagers; coaching, mentoring and helping them secure a place at top universities. Having spent two years setting up a new boarding house at her previous school, Holly was keen to develop the boarding community at CRGS by introducing girls to the mix. Seeking to continue to improve the provisions in place, Holly is thoroughly enjoying her new role at CRGS and resides in accommodation attached to one of the boarding houses.

Joe and Gia Francis are the residential house parents in Gilberd Hosue. With their son Freddie and daughter Florence, they bring a real family atmosphere to the boarding community. With over 15 years teaching experience between them they have a true understanding of what it means to help teenagers thrive and succeed. Joe is a Physical Education teacher at CRGS and Gia is teaching fulltime within a primary school not too far away. Gia specialises in dance and performing arts and has made a great effort to be an integral part of our boarding team.

Charlie is a PE teacher at CRGS and resides in School house. With his excellent ability to interact with teenagers and eagerness to get involved, our boarders know they can go to him about anything. Charlie can offer an up-to-date understanding of university life and guide our boarders with a true understanding of what it is like to take the next step in their education.

Ian Minton is also a houseparent in Gilberd house. Ian has a lifetime of experience working within the engineering industry and has recently made the move to CRGS. Ian has been able to adapt to teaching life tremendously well and has been a great asset to our boarding team. Ian can offer extensive guidance to those studying physics or wanting a career in engineering with his unique experience. Keen to help others learn and develop their own knowledge and understanding, our boarders can have broad or in depth conversations with Ian regarding the world of work.

Jade Anderson is the Laundry Manager/Assistant Boarding Marton, she has worked at CRGS since June 2021 originally as a part of the Site Team before extending her duties into the Boarding Team more recently. Jade currently co-runs a community based Basketball Club encouraging children into the sport from a young age through to playing in local leagues as an adult, Jade is throughly enjoying her role with CRGS and looking forward to being more involved with the boarding students and team.

Surrounding and supporting our boarding staff we have our fantastic chefs; Sonia, Dawn and Loueze, who provide our boarders with delicious home cooked meals, festive favourites and hearty Sunday roasts. Last but not least, our hard working team of cleaners are miracle workers keeping on top of a house of 30 teenagers!