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Kingswood Secondary Academy

History Staff

Zoe Paul - Head of History

"I joined Kingswood in 2016 and love teaching here. Prior to this I spent the vast majority of my career in Peterborough where I had been an Assistant Principal for five years.  I came to Kingswood as I love teaching History and wanted to spend more time in the classroom, which I happily now do.  I trained in Nottingham completing my PGCE in 2000. My interests include local history, cycling and travelling around the UK to see our wonderful History". 

Barney Glaze  - Teacher of History

"Having left Aberystwyth University in 2007 with a BA Hons in History and a PDip in Medieval History; I qualified as a History Teacher in 2009 and spent the first few years of my career teaching in a variety of schools, learning my trade.  When I arrived at Kingswood in 2014, I knew that I had found the place for me and I have enjoyed my time here immensely.  I love all aspects of History as a subject but my particular areas of expertise are Medieval Britain and Nazi Germany.  In my free time I enjoy being a dad, reading and watching (and occasionally playing) rugby".

Laurie Magee - Teacher of History

“I have been working at Kingswood since 2009.  I trained at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, USA where I gained my B. Sc Degree.  I taught history in Atlanta for 5 years before moving back to Corby to be closer to my family.  My favourite part of teaching history is anything to do with the Tudors and the gross stuff in Medicine through Time.''

Karen Martindale - Teacher of History/Assistant Principal

"I am Assistant Principal at Kingswood Secondary Academy and have the privilege to teach history here at the Academy.  I have always loved history and am one of those people who enjoy visiting castles, old ruins and historical sites . I especially like it if you can physically touch the sites and imagine the number of people who have done that before you.  I love travelling, meeting new people and amercing myself in new cultures.  As a teacher I get ample holiday time to take advantage of this and have been lucky enough to visit a number of different countries over four continents and look forward to visiting many more."

Emma Carroll - Teacher of History

"I have been a part of Kingswood Secondary Academy since January 2010. During my time at Kingswood I have had a variety of exciting roles. I am a Year 10 Form Tutor and as a form we explore a variety of topics during Form Time. This allows us to build confidence within group discussions and learn about ourselves and the world around us. I completed a Degree in Teaching at The University of Northampton in 2014 and currently teach Humanities, which includes subjects History, Geography and Religious Studies."