Subject Knowledge Go-to Specialists
Your subject knowledge development must take centre stage throughout your training.
This is why, in addition to your course leaders and school-based mentors, you will also have access to our pool of ‘Go-To’ subject specialists.
These are practicing experts from within our partnership who currently teach your subject in an 11-19 setting. They are therefore perfectly qualified to support you and you can find out more about them below.
Head of Computing & IT at Thomas Mills High School
I have been teaching Computer Science and ICT for 9 years now at schools in Norfolk and Suffolk and have been a Head of Department at two different schools. I have taught young people of all abilities across key stages 3, 4 and 5 in both ICT and Computer Science.
Head of Technology at Attleborough Academy
I studied City and Guilds 706/1 in Hong Kong, and then went on to study at Scarborough Technical College in the 1980’s where I gained a ‘BTEC Diploma in Hotel Catering and Institutional Operations’.
After college I worked in the catering industry for several years. This experience has given me practical knowledge that has enabled me to make clear links in the classroom, relating theory to practice.
In my 30’s I did my degree at Newcastle University and went on to do my PGCE in Design Technology Education at Sunderland University, where my main specialisms were Food Technology and Textiles
Head of Design & Technology at Dereham Neatherd High School
Completing a degree in Computer Systems Engineering and then going on to complete a PGCE in Mathematics meant I was always trying to find a balance between theoretical and practical.
I taught Mathematics for 7 years then was given the opportunity to lead the Design & Technology department.
Science Teacher at Attleborough Academy
Teaching Science for 8 Years across the age and ability range and specialising in Biology, having taught A level Biology.
Head of English at Sheringham High School
I teach the full spectrum of year 7-13 in both English Language and English Literature. I also teach Media Studies at Key Stage 5 and have previously taught it at GCSE. I have been teaching English for fifteen years in a variety of settings and for a variety of exam boards.
Head of Art & Photography at Springwood High School
A mentor and ‘go-to’ subject specialist since 2017, with 20 years of teaching experience.
Head of Design & Technology at Attleborough Academy
A mentor and ‘go-to’ subject specialist since 2017, with 10 years of teaching experience. Luke has been head of department for seven years.
Teacher of Art, Photography, and Textiles at Wymondham College
In my current role I teach Art, Photography and Textiles from KS3 all the way through to A level. I lead the GCSE Photography and A level Textiles courses and play a role in ensuring we keep our curriculum as strong as possible from year 7 to 13.
PE Teacher at Alderman Peel High School
I have a passion for mentoring new teachers in PE and sharing the enjoyment I have for the subject with them. Being a 'Go To Specialist' for PE has been brilliant and being able to support new teachers in their journey within the profession is very satisfying. With the latest changes to the GCSE PE courses schools are all currently facing, I have allowed trainee's time to work with the new specifications. With this we have focused on practical sports and how to assess accurately and also delivered, together, an introduction to 9-mark answers within the theoretical content.
Head of Drama at Attleborough Academy
I studied Drama and English at Exeter University and did my professional training at Breton Hall. I been teaching for over twenty years and am particularly interested in the way that Drama can be used to support the rest of the curriculum. I also work for OCR exam board, initially as part of the team who developed the new A-level and then delivering CPD nationally to support Drama teachers.
Head of History and Politics at Thomas Mills High School
I completed an undergraduate degree in History at the University of East Anglia before undertaking my PGCE at Nottingham University. I have been teaching History and Politics for 9 years at Thomas Mills High School, during which time I have been a Head of Year and Head of History and Politics (my current position). I am a ‘Go-To’ subject specialist and I have been a mentor to trainee teachers and NQT’s and have always enjoyed the experience.
Lead teacher for Sociology and Health and Social Care at Attleborough Academy Norfolk
I studied for my degree in Sociology and Social Policy at The University of Nottingham. I then went on to complete my PGCE in Social Science in 2005. I started teaching at Attleborough Academy in 2006 and during that time I have been the subject leader for KS5 Psychology, Sociology and Health and Social Care. I also have experience of teaching a broad range of humanities subjects for KS3 and KS4.
Teacher of Geography at Thomas Mills High School
I have just started my ninth year at Thomas Mills High School working as Teacher of Geography which is my first teaching post. My degree is BSc Environmental Sciences from Southampton and I then went onto a secondary PGCE in Geography at UEA after a year out to travel. I prefer teaching physical geography but am comfortable with both sides of the course and work as a marking examiner for OCR GCSE papers. My role in school involves teaching Years 7-13 as part of a small department. I also coordinate the Duke of Edinburgh award at all levels and have been fortunate enough to undertake two international expeditions with school to Borneo and Madagascar and we are about to Launch the expedition to South India for 2021.
Subject Lead for Art & Progress Leader for Year 7 and Transition at Attleborough Academy
I did a combined honours degree in Art and Drama, PGCE in Art. I have been teaching for 14 years mainly Art and Drama.