DT Team

Oliver Millington BA. PGCE. - Head of Department

Graduated from Nottingham Trent University in a BA in Product Design in 2006. I have been based in London for the last 8 years where I completed my PGCE in Design and Technology at Goldsmiths College, London in 2009. I have worked at Greenford High School, Middlesex since 2009 when I worked as the KS3 Co-coordinator of DT and also the Head of Thinking Skills until moving to Suffolk in 2015.

Adrian Wilding BEd. Hons.

I joined RHS in 1985 as a resident assistant housemaster in Cornwallis House and remained for six years until getting married to Susan. Following a further two years in CWS I worked in a number of houses during the move to co-education, eventually settling in Drake until moving to St Vincent house when Drake became the Junior Boys House.

I joined the CCF to lead the REME section and have been responsible for numerous large scale and long term projects including assembling and maintaining boats and their trailers and refurbishing a number of land rovers for the CCF contingent to use on field days and camps. During the summer months and holiday I also assist with RHS river sailing on our Cornish Shrimper keel boats and support RIB.

My primary interests include furniture making, motor vehicle engineering, badminton, shotgun shooting and field sports and sailing my own sports boat on our fine local rivers.

David Simmons

Graduating in 1984 and working initially in Andover, my career has taken me to a variety of locations over the intervening years. During this period I have been a Head of Department and a House master in both Day and Boarding schools. With the skills I have developed I have also undertaken a number of Relief projects in developing countries, which has allowed me the opportunity to visit Central and South America, and Africa. I enjoy using my abilities to solve real life problems in a range of materials.

Jacomien DuToit, BSc Home Economics (Hons), Anson Housemistress

Twenty years ago, my husband Piet and I came to England from South Africa where we grew up. After completing university there, I did a year of adult education and then started my own textiles business and lectured at university for short periods. This was followed by my most important (but lowest paying) job, motherhood! I started teaching Food and Textiles Technology at RHS in 2008 and was a tutor in Cornwallis (now Anson) for three years before becoming Housemistress in 2011. Piet is a mathematics teacher and we have two lively and often barefoot boys, PC and Basson (both at RHS). I have been a keen sportswoman all my life and especially enjoy running; interior design and architecture are some of my other interests.

Colin Moore, Senior Technician

Wanda Elias, Food Technician/Reprographics/Housekeeping