St Bees School

Meet the Boarding Team

Meet the Boarding Team

A boarding house is not complete without a whole host of staff to look after, care for, and manage the wellbeing of all students. We’re lucky to have some pretty phenomenal staff...

 Mrs Emma Stott
Head of Boarding

Emma absolutely loved school as a youngster and was an extremely high achieving and gifted student. It was this experience that has propelled her into becoming fully immersed into the life of St Bees as Head of Boarding and there couldn’t be a more warm, bubbly or wonderfully kind person to oversee the everyday runnings of a busy Boarding community.

Emma, a previous county gymnast for three consecutive years, may have hung up her leotard and whilst not backflipping down the corridors, has the meticulous organisation and ability to juggle a million things at once. These are skills most certainly necessary to keep a house full of young people in check - whilst also ensuring they have fun and feel that this truly is their home from home.

Following school education, Emma worked in an established catering department before going into care work, successfully completing her Diploma in Dementia/Alzheimer’s and end-of-life care. As the Mental Health lead at St Bees, Emma is fully qualified in Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children, Deprivation of Liberties, medication administration and is familiar with the Mental Health Capacity Act.

Sadly Emma had to leave her care position with the birth of her son, Noah (frequently seen wandering around the Boarding House!) - but fortuitously became Head of Boarding in 2019. Emma is a fantastic Head of House and is absolutely thrilled to play such a vital part in each and every boarder’s experience of living away from home


Mrs Nadine Dockwray
Boarding Assistant

 Nadine joined the St Bees Boarding Team having come from a background working predominantly in the third sector, focusing on addressing homelessness and trauma.

Her employment history has given her a vast knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. Nadine has extensive training in various holistic therapies which has further enriched her ability to provide comprehensive care to people.

She is also a trained counsellor which enables her to provide emotional support. As a mother to six children she enjoys the family feel of our boarding house and is passionate about the pastoral care of our students. 



Mrs Ann Stott
Lead First Aider and Commercial Manager

Ann is our Commercial Manager here at St Bees, but also ‘champion of the pool’ and all things sports related.

Following a long and varied career as Manager and Training Co-ordinator for the Leisure area of Centre Parcs, Penrith, Ann brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the St Bees Team.

Ann has pretty much every qualification going in terms of Health and Safety, First Aid and Safeguarding, leaving every individual child in the safest of hands.

Whilst at Centre Parcs, Ann completed a Business Management degree, a qualification she puts to great use at St Bees in managing the hiring of our Sporting facilities, as well as running and organising the popular swimming lessons.

Ann is part of the House Team, looking after the welfare of students and her passion for all things ‘LEGO’ is clearly illustrated in her hugely successful running of the LEGO League Club during the after school programme.

Ann never sits still and works incredibly hard to make every moment at St Bees count for the students here.

In addition to running the summer programmes, Ann is passionate about bringing in international students, more opportunities and for thinking outside the box about what we can offer here at St Bees.