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She is an active member of her local church and is involved in much of the children’s’ work there. Amanda and her husband, John, have a grown up son and daughter and a baby granddaughter. She spends as much time as possible with her family and in her free time enjoys Pilates, aquaerobics and walking.
Tony is married to Maggie, a fellow teacher. They have two children who have inherited the travel bug. Having travelled extensively and flitted between jobs, much to the alarm of their parents, Owen and Emma are now pursuing careers in medicine and journalism in Cardiff and Singapore.
Granville Sykes retired as Deputy Head (Academic) at QEH Bristol in 2015, having previously served as Director of Studies, Senior Master and Head of Mathematics. Prior to this he taught maths at Clifton College and at Haydon Bridge High School in Northumberland. He was a member of the Independent Schools Council Maths ‘Experts’ Group and an experienced inspector of independent schools. Among other things he does for Hope’s Place, he is responsible for this web site. Granville is also a trustee of Crisis Centre Ministries and does voluntary maths tuition at Oasis Academy, Brightstowe and Oasis Academy John Williams as well as offering private tuition in mathematics. Granville is married to Sandra and they have two grown-up sons. He enjoys watching sport, especially Yorkshire and England cricket, Huddersfield Town and Woodlands Rangers FC in the Bristol Churches League. He attends St Nicholas’s Church in central Bristol.