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DT Department Staff

Jon Martin

Head of Design Technology
BEng (Hertfordshire)
MSc (Liverpool)
PGCE (Brunel)

Jon joined the department in 2001. He is responsible for our adventure training activities and canoe club and also coaches rowing. A keen climber and kayaker - he will give anything remotely dangerous a go.

Ben Coward

BArch (Nottingham)

Ben joined the Canford Design and Technology Department in 2018, after a 12 year career in the British Army.

As well as his teaching role, Ben is a House Tutor in School House, runs the Army Section of the CCF, takes an active part in school expeditions and coaches hockey. He currently lives on site with his wife Laura (GP), son Harry (4yrs) and daughter Poppy (2yrs). He happens to be an Old Canfordian, having left in 2001 and so is finding things interesting on the other side of the fence!

Phil Effick

BEd (Melbourne)
BSc (London Guildhall)

Phil joined Canford in 1997. He is Housemaster of Tennis Court Lodge. He is also in charge of school netball and helps with rugby and softball - being Australian he plays to win!