Talbot

Re-built in 2003 in the gardens of the original House, the Talbot is set away from the hustle and bustle of the main school, and provides a tranquil retreat from the stresses of day to day student life.

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Jonathan White, Talbot HM

The HM

Jonathan White is an Old Wellingtonian. He studied Economics at Kingston Polytechnic and then worked for KPMG in London before completing a PGCE at Cambridge University. Gaining a Hockey Blue at the tender age of 31, Jonathan returned to Wellington in 2001, having left in 1987, to teach Mathematics and coach both the boys and girls Hockey 1st XI teams. He was the Head of Fourth Form for four years before taking over the Talbot in September 2011 with his wife Amoreena and two boisterous boys, Billy and Sam. When time allows he enjoys playing sport, skiing, the outdoors and gastronomy; the cooking, consuming and imbibing.

From 2021 Adele Brown will be taking over as HM of the Talbot. She joined Wellington in September 2010 as Deputy Director of Sport and a teacher of PE and sports coach after being Head of Department (PE and Hockey) at Kingston Grammar School. Her coaching career has seen her win many National Titles with both Junior and Senior hockey teams and her role as Director of Coaching at Surbiton Hockey Club complimented the work undertaken at Kingston Grammar School.

Adele studied both in the UK, at Leeds Carnegie completing a BEd Hons and in America at East Stroudsburg University, PA. An avid sports fan, keen triathlete and dog lover, Adele coaches mainly Hockey to boys and girls, having coached the U14 girls who went on to be the first National Champions in Wellington’s history. Other sports Adele coaches include, Cricket, Rackets and Real Tennis. In addition, her organisation of the Welling10k annual fun run and the very popular MANIACS competition (an outdoor pool full of screaming pupils and staff attempting to swim two lengths in very cold conditions) in the summer term, play an important role in bringing the school community together. Her most recent roles have included being the Senior Assistant HM, giving her a valuable insight in to the Pastoral world at Wellington and she is the current Assistant HM in The Beresford. Adele’s hockey career has seen her represent England at senior level as well as playing professionally in Holland for 4 years with HGC HC in Den Haag. Away from sport, Adele supports Liverpool FC, playing for the Ladies team as a Junior and works with dogs to help them qualify as therapy trained animals, so it is no surprise that her 3 Labradors, Nyah (6), Elka (2) and Ilsa (14months) have all qualified with flying colours!

The House

The Talbot is an eclectic and exciting boarding and day House for 65 boys, and Talbotians are renowned for their friendly and welcoming approach, industrious work ethic and dedication to social and personal development. A strength of the Talbot is not only the good relations fostered within year groups but the positive rapport across year groups. If there was to be a House motto it would be, ‘Treat others as you would have them treat you’.

Re-built in 2003 in the gardens of the original House, the Talbot is set away from the hustle and bustle of the main school, and provides a tranquil retreat from the stresses of day to day student life. Near to a serene lake, peaceful woodlands and some of the school’s best playing fields, the House is conveniently situated next to the outdoor swimming pool, open during the summer months. The House has some of the best accommodation in the College and the south facing views from the ‘Piazza del Talbot’ overlooking the lake provides a great spot for our Saturday summer barbeques. In addition, the brilliantly spacious, oak-panelled, in-house dining room is the venue for breakfast and supper for the Talbot’s students.