Opened in 1994, Macmillan is named after Old Sexeian Douglas Macmillan, who also founded Macmillan Cancer Care. Our boarding girls and boys are supervised by the team below. You can follow Macmillan’s news on Twitter @SexeysBoarding.
Meet the Houseparents
Senior Houseparent: Mr Fraser Dewar
Mr Dewar has extensive boarding experience, and he has held positions in boarding since September 2016. Health and fitness is extremely important to him, having trained and worked as a PE teacher. He has a particular interest in basketball, and also enjoys films, particularly action, thriller and Eastern cinema. A film club is on the cards!
Assistant Houseparent: Mr Henry Bull
Henry initially joined Sexey’s as a Graduate Boarding Assistant, and was promoted to Assistant Houseparent in 2020. He attended Cardiff Metropolitan University where he studied Sports Coaching. His passions include all types of sport, but most specifically rugby. His role in the school is to support students in school and boarding and to be an ambassador for university study.
Assistant Houseparent: Ms Jane Radley
Following an 18-month career break in 2010 travelling extensively, Ms Radley sought a change of career and became a houseparent working mostly in International boarding schools where she very much enjoy being part of a diverse student community.
Ms Radley likes to get out and about and enjoy long coastal and country walks and generally being outdoors. She enjoys skiing and being in the mountains as well as wild and rugged coastlines.
Assistant Houseparent: Ms Aysha Sharpe
Ms Sharpe is passionate about the care of young people. She has Houseparent experience in boarding since 2015 and has also worked in an educational setting in pastoral and welfare roles. She has also previously worked as a nanny, living with a range of international families across the UK.
Assistant Houseparent: Mr Will Thompson
Mr Thompson is a keen rugby player and brings his love of the sport to the boarding house. His previous boarding experience includes working in the clubs at Millfield School.
Assistant Houseparent: Miss Laura Turnbull
Miss Turnbull joined as a Assistant House Parent in 2020. She attended Plymouth Marjon University where she studied Physical Education, but most recently completed her PGCE in primary teaching with Bath Spa University. Her passion is football and whilst at University she was club captain for two years, running the women’s team.
Laura enjoys making lots of memories and capturing them. She loves exploring walks and beaches with her cockapoo whilst listening to music. In addition to her boarding role at Sexey’s, she works within the SEND team in school.
Assistant Houseparent: Mrs Jacky Watts
Mrs Watts joined the Boarding department in September 2020. She is a mum and grandma, enjoying precious time with them all. Bringing a wealth of experience to the Boarding House, Mrs Watts was a House Assistant in a local Independent school for 6 years. She is approachable, kind and generous with her time, and enjoys activities in House, her specialty being pancakes and homemade sausage rolls.
Matron: Mrs Lisa Hole
The first port of call for the Macmillan students’ every day living concerns, Mrs Hole keeps the house running smoothly and in ship-shape order.