Executive Team

Keith Morrow

Head Master

Keith Morrow joined Hallfield in 2018 and is the school’s 14th Head Master.

Keith has 18 years of experience as a Head and gained his first Headship at just 30 years old. He has worked as an Ofsted Additional Inspector, Education Consultant and a Reporting Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate. He has held a number of school roles including the co-ordination of Mathematics, Assessment and ICT.

Keith’s biggest achievement has been to create a learning culture and a climate in all of his previous schools where teachers and children enjoyed attending and trying new things without the fear of failure.

As Head Master, Mr Morrow continues to build on the successes of the Hallfield’s ‘outstanding’ ISI inspection report by maintaining excellent standards in every area. He is supported by Mr Tim Butcher, Deputy Head: Head of Prep.

Sue Bowron

Director of Finance & Operations

Sue Bowron is a highly qualified Chartered Accountant who has worked in the education sector for eight years.

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998, Sue has worked with a number of Midlands’ organisations including Cadburys Schweppes, Titan Europe and Kaplan Financial before entering the education sector.

As Director of Finance and Operations, Sue has oversight of financial and operational management across the school, including all aspects of financial operations, strategic planning and risk and compliance at Hallfield.

Tim Butcher

Deputy Head: Head of Prep

Tim has been a teacher for over 20 years, predominantly in the independent prep sector and frequently in boarding schools. Previously, he has been a housemaster, Head of Boarding, Deputy Head and, for two years, a Head Master. In each, he was integrally involved in preparing pupils for entry into the country’s foremost independent senior schools. His own prep education and beyond resulted in him being a keen choral singer, a sometime semi-professional baritone and choir director, and a keen sportsman, particularly hockey and cricket. Consequently, Tim has coached sports teams and directed various productions and musicals throughout his career. 

Tim has a passion for the holistic approach and outstanding pastoral care an excellent prep education provides and is delighted to be appointed as Deputy Head (Head of Prep) at Hallfield in September 2020.

Lizzie Sanderson

Deputy Head: Head of Pre-Prep

Lizzie joined Hallfield School in September 2019 and has 20 years’ experience of working with children across the primary phase. Having qualified as a teacher in 2000, Lizzie accepted her first teaching post at a Catholic primary school in Derbyshire. Three years later, she and her husband started a family and is a proud mum to Katie, who is studying for her A-Levels, and William who is studying for his GCSEs. Following maternity leave, Lizzie began work at Derby High School where she taught from Pre-school to Year 3, working her way up to Early Years Leader and subsequently Kindergarten leader. Lizzie was also responsible for Special Educational Needs and Mathematics. Nine years later she accepted a position as Phase Leader at The Elms Nursery and Junior School to Trent College. Lizzie was soon asked to oversee the running of the Nursery and accepted the role as Assistant Head for the Infants and EYFS. Lizzie is passionate about all children receiving the very best education and values the partnerships with parents that she works hard to create. At Hallfield she leads a team of highly qualified and experienced teachers and learning support assistants and oversees the management and operational day-to-day running of the Pre-Prep department.

Clare Florida-James

Deputy Head (Academic)

Clare joined Hallfield as Assistant Head for Key Stage 2 in 2018 after spending four years at Winterfold House School as Head of Maths, before adding Games to her specialities. Prior to this, she spent two years at the Compass International School Doha in Qatar where she was the lead practitioner in International Primary Curriculum, teaching a variety of subjects to children across the school. Recently, Clare became Deputy Head (Academic) whereby she oversees the teaching, learning and assessment of staff and children.

Emily Cook

Head of Marketing and Communications

Emily joined Hallfield School in September 2021 and oversees every aspect of marketing and communications including PR, brand, events and digital.

Emily was previously Head of Marketing at Lansons, a Reputation Management and Communications Consultancy. After more than 10 years in the consultancy and agency sector Emily made the conscious move into education where she applies her corporate knowledge and skills to enhance Hallfield’s reputation and position them as one of the leading independent preparatory schools in the country.

David Tinkler

Head of Estates & Facilities

Following an extensive career within the Independent Education Sector, David joined Hallfield School in October 2020 following three years as Assistant Facilities Manager at King Edward’s School, Birmingham.  Prior to this as Estates Manager at King Edward VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon, and preceding that, as Compliance and Condition Co-ordinator at Warwick Independent Schools Foundation for four years.

David is a Graduate Member of IOSH and has gained various qualifications within Facilities Management whilst in post.

David manages a team of Estates and Grounds staff and is responsible for all matters relating to the safe provision of the school facilities.

Helen Surr

Head Master's PA