Andrew Hutchinson
BA (Reading), PGCE (Dunelm)
Acting Head of Christian Theology

Andrew joined the college in 2020 and holds a degree in Philosophy. He has taught for a number of years, after obtaining his PGCE from Durham University. He's currently the Acting Head of Christian Theology at Ampleforth College and a sixth form tutor in St Aidan's House. Andrew enjoys most sports, but has a special love for cricket, having represented Guernsey at the international level. A practicing Catholic, Andrew has a particular interest in the works of Sts Thomas Aquinas, Alphonsus Maria de Liguori and Francis de Sales as well as Traditional Catholic Liturgy.

  • Helen Pepper
    MA (Cantab) MEd (Cantab)
    Assistant Headteacher in charge of Teaching and Learning and Performance Development Review

    Helen is currently leading on Teaching and Learning at Ampleforth. She has been a member of the Christian Theology department since 2010 and was Head of Christian Theology from 2017-2020. She has an MA in Theology and Religious Studies from Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge and a PGCE and MEd from Darwin College, University of Cambridge. Helen is a Diocesan inspector for the Middlesbrough Diocese and an examiner for both AQA and OCR for Religious Studies. Additionally, Helen has published articles for TES and written a devotional book for CTS, ‘Calvary: through the eyes of Mary’ (2017) and is also an editor for the BBC 'Bitesize' Religious Studies Roman Catholic revision pages. Helen is also a year 13 Tutor in St Margaret’s House, EPQ supervisor and coaches netball.

  • Gaelle McGovern
    MA (Oxon), MA (Lancaster)
    Assistant Head Pastoral / Christian Theology Teacher

    Gaelle completed a Theology degree at Oriel College, Oxford, before going on to take a Masters in Religious Studies at the University of Lancaster.  Before joining Ampleforth as Housemistress of St Margaret’s House, she worked at St Bede’s College in Manchester and St Mary’s School, Shaftesbury. Gaelle is now Assistant Head Pastoral and works in the pastoral team supporting pastoral staff.

  • Maaike Carter
    BA (Dunelm), BSc (Oxford Brookes)
    Head of Christian Living / Christian Theology Teacher

    Maaike graduated from Durham with a BA in Philosophy, Psychology and English, received a PGCE from Oxford University and went on to obtain a BSc from Oxford Brookes in Midwifery.  She now leads the Christian Living and Health Education programme at the College and assists in Chaplaincy with a focus on retreat provision for the girls.  Maaike is also a tutor in St Bede's House. 

  • Richard Hudson
    MA (Oxon), MA Cath Ed (London)
    Head of Year 12 / Christian Theology Teacher

    Richard is an old boy of Ampleforth, leaving in 1984.  Having studied at Oxford, he trained and practised as a barrister.  He then spent three years in a religious community, followed by running an educational trust working in schools in south London. He has been teaching for 20 years.  He is Head of Year 12 as well as being a tutor in St Aidan's.

  • Alison Rogerson
    BTh (Surrey)
    Christian Theology Teacher

    Ali joined the College staff in January 2011 as a Teacher of Christian Theology and has been a tutor in St Dunstan’s since 2012. Prior to commencing teacher training she had practiced as a Chartered Building Surveyor for twenty years, during which time she studied for her Bachelor of Theology at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.


  • Fr Henry Wansbrough OSB
    MA (Oxon), STL (Fribourg), LSS (Rome)
    Christian Theology Teacher

    Fr Henry taught Classics at Ampleforth College between 1965-1990, was Housemaster of St Thomas’ between 1969-1981, and Head of Junior House between 1981-1990.  As Master of St Benet’s Hall, Oxford from 1990-2004, he taught New Testament at Oxford (Lecturer, Worcester College) and was Chairman of the Theology Faculty of the University. He was also Alexander Jones Professor of Biblical Studies at Liverpool Hope University. He served on the Pontifical Biblical Commission for 11 years, was until recently a member of ARCIC and Executive Secretary of ICPEL.  He edited The New Jerusalem Bible and has published over 20 books and some 2,000 book reviews.  He has taught and lectured in Australia, Africa, America and Europe, and rejoined the teaching staff in 2011.  Fr Henry is also House Chaplain in St Oswald's House.