The staff at Sauveterre are all integral in your child’s education and enjoyment of their term in France. All of the staff are passionate about French culture and language and are dedicated to instilling this into every student who attends Sauveterre. Additionally, the staff are truly committed to encouraging students to thrive during their time with us by increasing their confidence, independence and resilience. Our pastoral and support staff are all English-speaking, with many of our Gap year students being past Sauveterrians. Our academic, catering and domestic staff are all French locals, many of whom have been part of Sauveterre for over a decade.
The catering and maintenance staff are all local, most having worked at the Chateau for many years. Leading the group is Martine, who has been cooking for the Chateau for over 30 years!
Head of Boarding
Simon and Fabienne will start at Sauveterre in September 2019 and together oversee the pastoral, academic and cultural provision at the school. Simon was previously Assistant Head at Brambletye and before this was a senior school Housemaster at Royal Russell. He has also been Head of German at Canford and Head of Modern Languages at Caterham School. Fabienne worked alongside Simon to run the Boys’ boarding at Brambletye and, prior to this, was Head of Modern Languages at Royal Russell and a class teacher at Copthorne School. Fabienne is a French national and leads the provision of Learning Support at Sauveterre. They have two children, Chloe and James, who are 8 and 5.
Assistant du Directeur
Assistant du Directeur. Eddie joined the Sauveterre staff from a career in photographic journalism. He is also a drum teacher and has relentless energy in all the sporting activities. M. Stacchini's team rarely lose in a 'Wide Game', and it has been rumoured he can often last the whole term without being beaten at babyfoot...
Director of Studies
Marie Saint-Lèbe is Director of Studies and has been at Sauveterre for over 20 years. She has a passion for French literature and loves sharing this with the students. She has three daughters, Charlotte, Sophie and Jade, who have all visited the Chateau on many occasions. Marie is a regular visitor to Cothill and the other Trust schools and enjoys following the progress of past (and future) Sauveterriens.
Annabel is the school secretary and registrar. Annabel joined the Sauveterre team in 2016. She plays an essential role in helping staff, parents and children, both in the office and around the Château in general. Annabel has lived in the Gers with her husband and 2 sons, Harrison and Louis, since 2006.