My letter this week contains more
information about new staff joining the school next year, but first a reminder
that next Wednesday we break up for our short half-term holiday.
I hope that all of our students and their
families have a restful time and come back to school full of vim and verve for
the final, action-packed half term of the academic year. The third term of the year is one of our
busiest so please keep an eye out for key dates and details of events. School
will reopen on Monday 2nd June at the normal time.
Continuing in alphabetical order, new
staff joining the Alice Smith School include:
– Art Teacher, Secondary Campus.
Su-yin was born and raised in Hong Kong before moving to
Cornwall to complete her secondary education. She completed a BA (Hons) in Fine
Art at University College, Falmouth, followed by a PGCE (Art and Design
Secondary) at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Subsequently she has
achieved an MA in Education at University College Plymouth. Her first post was
at Oasis Academy in Croydon but since 2010 Su-yin has taught KS3, 4 and 5 Art
& Design and Photography at Treviglas Community College in Newquay. She is
also faculty Gifted and Talented lead co-ordinator for KS3 and KS4, has
mentored trainee teachers, delivered art and design workshops to Primary
Schools, organised exhibitions and been involved with community events such as
the Newquay Carnival. Su-yin will be moving to KL with her husband William.
Lee Jolly –
Physics Teacher, Secondary Campus.
Lee gained his BSc (Hons) degree in Science and the
Environment from De Montfort University and his PGCE from the University of
Leicester. His first teaching post was as a Teacher of Science for KS2, KS3 and
KS4 (IGCSE) at the International School of Madrid. He returned to teach at
Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes as Teacher of Science at GCSE and Physics A
level, before joining El Colegio Britanico in Mexico City in 2003 where he was
Deputy Head. Subsequently Lee returned to the UK to teach Science at Clayton
Hall Business and Language College and at Saint John the Baptist School in
Woking. In 2009 he was appointed to Doha College, Qatar where he currently
teaches Physics to A level and General Science. He has substantial pastoral
experience and has always been a form tutor. Lee will be moving out to KL with
his wife Nohelia and children Alexander and Andrea.
– Business and Economics Teacher, Secondary Campus.
Laura graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA
(Hons) in Political Studies and went on to gain an ACA in Accounting and Audit
while employed as a Trainee Chartered Accountant. She then achieved a PGCE in
Business Education from Sheffield Hallam University and joined Notre Dame High
School, Sheffield as a Teacher for Economics and Business. Laura was also
Curriculum Innovator for Enterprise. In 2011 she moved to Sheffield High School
as a Teacher of Economics and Business. She has taken part in programmes to
share outstanding practice with other schools, has led sessions on the VLE, is
currently Young Enterprise Lead Teacher and has organised many educational
visits. She is currently an OCR Examiner for both AS and A2 and an Edexcel
Examiner for GCSE Business and Economics.
Laura will be moving to KL with her daughter Sadie and her husband
– Class Teacher, Primary Campus.
Amelia has an LLB law degree from the University of Bristol
and then qualified as a teacher through the Teach First programme at Canterbury
Christchurch University. She has also taken the Institute of Education National
Award for SEN Co-ordination. Amelia trained at Mandeville Primary School,
London and has remained teaching at the school since qualifying. She taught
Year 3 for two years and since 2012 has been SEN Co-ordinator and Assistant
Head Teacher. Her responsibilities have included managing resources to pupils
with SEN, line managing support staff, delivering training and liaising with
external support services, managing two year groups in lower KS2, mentoring
newly qualified teachers and modelling outstanding teaching. Amelia will be
joining the school with her husband Jonathan Edwards.
Jennie Leyfield – Class Teacher, Primary Campus.
Jennie has a BA
(Joint Honours) in French and Music from Cardiff University, a Diplome d’Etudes
de la Langue Francaise (Levels 1-4) and a PGCE from the University of
Worcester. Her first post was as a Teacher of MFL (French) at South Dartmoor
Community College. She then joined Taipei European School as a Nursery and
Reception Bilingual Class Teacher and later became a Year 3 Teacher. In 2010
she moved to Casablanca American School, Morocco as a Year 3 teacher and Infant
Team Leader leading a team of 6 infant teachers. Returning to Cornwall in 2012
she was a Peripatetic Music Teacher for Cornwall Music Academy before joining
Marazion School as a Year 3 / 4 Teacher. Jennie will be joining the school with
her husband David Devey.
– ICT Teacher, Secondary Campus.
Sazida’s first degree was a BEng (Hons) from City
University, London. Her PGCE came from Kings College London and she is
currently completing an MA in Education and Technology at the Institute of
Education. Her first teaching post was as Teacher of ICT and ICT Co-ordinator
at All Saints Catholic School, London where she taught up to KS5. Since 2010
Sazida has been Head of ICT and Computing at The Grey Coat Hospital School,
London. She has led the development of resources, schemes of work, assessment
and teaching strategies to raise standards of teaching and learning within her
department. She has also promoted the use of the Virtual Learning Environment
and delivered training to increase the effective use of learning technologies.
Oliver Morgan - Head of Physical Education,
graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science at University College Chichester
and then completed the Graduate Teacher Programme through Canterbury Christ
Church University. He initially taught at Harvey Grammar School Folkestone as a
Teacher of PE where he was responsible for PE at GCSE, he coached the 1st and
2nd XI Football, Hockey and Cricket teams and organised a range
of school clubs. In 2011 he moved overseas to the Modern English School, Cairo,
as Teacher of PE for Early Years, KS1 and KS2. Oliver currently has
responsibility as Extra-curricular Activity Coordinator for the Primary School.
In addition he coaches Basketball, Swimming and Athletics and is the Weekend
Football Academy Director. Oliver will be moving to KL with his wife Laura.
details of staff joining us will be published in the next issue of KLASS Times.
Have a lovely weekend and an enjoyable half –term break.
Director of School