Earlsdown

Geraldine Harris - Housemistress

Geraldine Harris joined St.Swithun’s School in 2015, but is no stranger to running a boarding house having previously worked as a teacher, assistant housemistress and deputy head of sixth form for six years. 

Geraldine graduated from the University of Plymouth and The University of Kent where she studied Fine Art Photography and Electronic Imaging. She also completed her PGCE at The University of the West of England. 

Geraldine teaches art here at St.Swithun’s but has also taught art, a-level and HND photography, as well as running girls football, horse riding and school swim teams at previous schools. 

In addition to teaching, Geraldine is also a professional photographer and enjoys active hobbies such as horse riding, running, skiing and travelling. 

Geraldine lives in the ground floor Earlsdown flat with her partner Pierre and their young daughter Bow. Bow throughly enjoys and is very used to the company of 40+ girls, having lived in a boarding house since she was born. 

Abbey Connor - Assistant Housemistress

Originally from Perth, Australia, Abbey completed a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Western Australia before transferring to complete her fourth year at Curtin University. After university she decided to take a gap year working in the boarding and the physical education department’s at St Swithun’s. She fell in love with life at St Swithun’s and jumped at the opportunity to continue working with the school. Abbey hopes to go on and undertake her teacher training in the near future. In her spare time Abbey enjoys endurance running, travelling, the outdoors and spending time with friends and family