Stephen Whitby is the Houseparent of Grenville, he is married to Meike, who is an Occupational Therapist and they have two daughters (who attend Stowe and Winchester House School).
Stephen has been an outstanding teacher of Design & Technology at Stowe since 2020. Stephen is involved in all aspects of Stowe life, including leading the RAF Section of CCF, coaching cricket and rugby, and running the School motorcycle club and a popular activity aimed to encourage more girls into engineering. Until recently, he was Assistant House Parent of Walpole House and was previously AHP in Chandos.
Stephen has a degree in Motorcycle Engineering and Design and is, currently, studying, part-time, for an MPhil in Educational Leadership at Cambridge University. He became a teacher in 2008 after a career as a technician for British and World Superbikes with Pirelli. He joined Stowe from Wellingborough School where he was a Teacher of Design & Technology and a Housemaster, prior to that he was at Northampton School for Boys as a teacher, House Leader and tutor. He is one of our most popular teachers and has an excellent rapport with pupils. Within House, Stephen has proved himself to be indispensable; his support for the boys in his care goes beyond his duty hours and he is seen as approachable, empathetic and a source of wise counsel.
Since joining Stowe, Steve has woven himself into the fabric of Stowe and has an infectious energy and enthusiasm. In his own words, Stephen would like to say: ‘the role of Grenville Houseparent is the culmination of 15 years of preparation. I am incredibly excited to work with you and your children during their time at Stowe. I am a fully subscribed member of Stowe and all it has to offer Stoics. Both of my girls are progressing through The Stowe Group and I see, daily, how Stoics become Change Makers and grow and develop, and I wanted this for my children. I want this for your children. I promise you that I will do everything within my power to support them along whatever pathway they choose to take.’