Lynley KennettLynley Kennett – Head of Art and Design and Technology


Justine Sutcliffe – Food/Textiles Technician

Justine SutcliffeJustine joined the Design and Technology team in 1997. She is dedicated in supporting teachers and students alike. She ensures an orderly and organised environment, bringing with her ideas and creativity to make the Food and Textiles areas a positive place to learn.

Having trained in art, specialising in textile design and working in the fashion industry, Justine continues to follow her passion, exhibiting her own work regularly.

Growing up on an Oxfordshire dairy farm, being a keen gardener and allotment holder, Justine has had a lifelong interest in healthy outdoor living, foraging, growing and producing delicious foods and drinks.

Mrs Susan Murphy – Susan MurphyResistant Materials/Product Design Technician

After completing her education, Sue joined the Royal Air Force as an Electrical Engineer. Her career culminated in her being a shift leader on a front line fast Jet base. She enjoyed her nine years of service, including three years in Germany and numerous detachments abroad.

Having married and raised a family, Sue returned to work full time, working at a local USAF base as a Charge hand for a large maintenance company.

In 2004, she joined The Bicester School as a Technician in the Design and Technology team, bringing many transferable skills with her.

Beverley Hodgson – Student Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition

Beverley had a career as a pastry chef working in busy restaurants, both in the UK and mainland Europe, before deciding to embark on teaching. She felt that her creativity and vast subject knowledge could be taught to young people and budding new chefs of the future.

She is passionate about food and feels that this enthusiasm for the subject rubs off on others; a real inspiration for the students. Beverley believes this is a subject where pupils can excel, giving them confidence in themselves.

Beverley finds time to remain active in many pursuits. In her spare time, she caters for private functions, parties and weddings. She also enjoys swimming and competing in sporting events, notably marathons and triathlons.