The Development Office


James Bailey


Alumni Relations and Events Coordinator

James Bailey is the Alumni Relations and Events Coordinator. He attended QEH between 2003-10. His proudest school moments were winning the Year 8 Long Jump at Sports Day and becoming the first non-boarding Captain of Boarders. He also claims to be the record goal scorer in The Yard, although this fact can't be substantiated.  

In the intervening years he has interviewed George Clooney, carried the Olympic Torch, ran the London Marathon, travelled around the globe, made a speech at the House of Commons, overcome a deadly heart syndrome, lived in Barcelona for a year, lived in a hotel for two years and declared in person his undying love for David Beckham.

Now he hopes to help The Elizabethan Society flourish in its new guise and increase networking and mentoring opportunities in the society. 


Steve Ryan


Steve Ryan taught history at QEH from 1973 to 2013. Beginning as an assistant teacher of History, he took roles as Housemaster of Carr’s, form Tutor, Head of Sixth Form, Head of Boarding (15 years), Senior Master, and Deputy Head combined with Development Director. He retired from teaching in September 2013 and continues to support the Development Office in a voluntary capacity as School Archivist.