You can contact any Head of House through the Staff Contact Directory below:

Griffin – Mrs N Wells


Mrs N Wells

 I joined #TeamNailsea in 2018 after relocating back to the South West having previously taught in Devon and Cambridgeshire. My primary subject is Physical Education, and I am keen to instil the values of teamwork, honesty and effort developed through sport into the house ethos. 

 Nailsea is a supportive and caring school that it is great to be part of, students and teachers here set high expectations of ourselves and each other and we work hard and encourage each other to achieve our goals. Members of Griffin house are proud ambassadors of their community they always look out for one and other demonstrating tolerance, empathy and inclusivity.

Dragon - Mr W Hellier
Dragon – Mr W Hellier


Mr W Hellier

I have been a member of staff here at Nailsea School for 15 Years.

In that time I have held many roles before becoming a Head of House in September 2018. 

My background is in youth work and I try to bring the cornerstones of that in to my way of working:  Empowerment, Participation, Education and Equality of Opportunity.  

Nailsea School is a great place to work, and I really do think that we focus on the whole student, not just academic ability. 

I am very proud to be both Head of Dragon House (The Green Team) and to be part of the Nailsea School family. 

Phoenix – Mrs S Wisby


Mrs S Wisby

I joined Nailsea School in 2010 as an English teacher, and now have over 20 years’ experience teaching Secondary students across all age groups.

I love teaching and alongside that I have a keen interest in pastoral care and pupil development, seeing these three things as completely intertwined. It’s essential that students find me accessible and it is my responsibility to find ways of getting to know them and support them both in and out of the classroom.

I’m proud to be Head of Phoenix House, working with a great team of talented and caring tutors to help all the students in our house realise their full potential both academically and personally.

Unicorn – Mr J Howard


Mr J Howard

I joined Nailsea School this academic year and already feel very welcome and at home. I am driven to ensure that every child in my care is also made to feel welcome and at home and supported to achieve their full potential. 

I have really high expectations of myself and those I am here to serve. I strive to lead by example and am grateful for the extraordinary support of our fantastic tutors. Unicorn House seeks to be a kind and nurturing place that seeks to develop aspiring students with an excellent work ethic.

I really believe in the power of good communication between home and school and see this as crucial to seeing students thrive in their education and personal lives. Please keep me and your tutors informed of student’s successes both in and out of School so they can be celebrated.

Assistant Head of House - Mr J Morris
Assistant Head of House – Mr J Morris


Mr J Morris

The Assistant Head of House works closely with the Heads of House and the pastoral team to support you and your child during their time at Nailsea School.

Mr Morris offers support and assistance in all aspects of school life, including: