Dr Charlotte Goddard
MA (Oxon) PhD (Cantab) MA (St Mary's University Twickenham)
Head of Classics

Charlotte Goddard is Head of Classics and a tutor in St Hugh's.  She studied Classics at The Queen's College, Oxford, and subsequently at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where she completed a PhD in Renaissance Latin Literature.  She has taught Classics in several schools, and has particularly specialised in Catholic independent education.  She has an MA in Catholic School Leadership from St Mary's University, Twickenham. Before joining Ampleforth, she was Deputy Principal at New Hall School.  She is married with two adult children.  She is also a violinist with a keen interest in playing chamber music.

  • Bill Lofthouse
    MA (Oxon)
    Classics Teacher

    After completing his degree at Oxford University, Bill taught Classics for five years at Kingston Grammar School and a further eight years at St Bede’s College, Manchester, before joining Ampleforth as Head of Classics in 1997.  During his time at Ampleforth he has also served as Housemaster of St Aidan’s and Housemaster of St Hugh’s for a combined total of five years.  He became Head of Sixth Form in 2001.  Bill is also a tutor in St Margaret's and Centre Coordinator for the Extended Project Qualification.

  • Jonathan Mutton
    MA (Leeds)
    Classics Teacher

    Jon studied an undergraduate degree in Classics and English at the University of Leeds before going on to complete a Masters in Classics. He joined Ampleforth as Head of Classics in 2011 from  The Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, where he had also been Head of department. He is a keen sportsman, coaching the 1st XV and the 1st VII rugby sides. He has also represented England at Chess. Jon is also Housemaster of St Thomas' House.  He is married to Sara, a Primary school teacher, living in St Thomas' with their daughter, Constance, and their dog, Daphne.

  • Ambrose Henley OSB
    MA (StA) STB (Rome)
    Classics Teacher

    Fr. Ambrose joined the monastic community at Ampleforth in 2011, making his final profession of vows in 2015, and was ordained priest in 2017.  Fr. Ambrose holds degrees in Classics, Philosophy and Theology from the University of St Andrews and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.  Fr. Ambrose is the Dean of the College, responsible for its life as a benedictine community. Alongside this role, he continues to teach students in the Classics Department, and to be a House Chaplain in St John's.