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Kingswood Secondary Academy

Staff

Mr M Mpieri (BSC, MSC, PGCE) – Assistant Principal (Curriculum Lead Maths/IT/Media)

"I started teaching Mathematics as a qualified teacher in 1998 at a Northamptonshire independent grammar school. I have taught all key stages in a range of schools. My previous roles have included Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Director of Mathematics and Assistant Vice Principal with responsibility for raising standards. As a Mathematician, I have the passion to see students thrive and so, will unwaveringly support and inspire them to see that there are no limits to what they can achieve. I strongly believe that every child can truly succeed if given the opportunity.

Rebecca Boulton Roe

"I joined Kingswood in 2002 as a general TA. My passion for maths was noticed and I became maths specialist TA, quickly followed by HLTA status.  My role is intervention -  this takes place across all year groups in collaboration with the class teachers.  I am able to take the student back to the point where their understanding broke down and then rebuild with secure knowledge.

I am at Study Hub after school every day to offer maths specialist advice.

I love my job , the main reward being when a student suddenly "get's it"."

Grant de Kock

"I have been working at Kingswood Secondary Academy since October 2015. Initially as the IT Technician, however I have always had a desire to teach maths and have been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to do this. I have been a Maths Instructor since September 2017 and have enjoyed every bit of it so far."

Jon Lawson (Deputy Principal)

"I've thoroughly enjoyed teaching at Kingswood for just over twenty years! I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Geography at Loughborough University, before heading to Bath University for a year to complete my PGCE. I've taught Geography, History and RS before switching to Maths. When I'm not teaching my role as Deputy Principal keeps me just a little busy."

Beverley Pitcher

"Initially a Further Education teacher, I have moved into school teaching four years ago to teach maths from SEN levels to Key Stage 4"

Maxwell Sam  -  Lead Practitioner & KS4 Co-ordinator: Maths

"I joined Kingswood Secondary Academy in 2016 from Corby Business Academy.  I am a Mathematics Teacher.  My prime objective in my profession is to raise students standard of mathematics to a level they can always live, and be lived with, in wherever they find themselves in the world.  I have been a positive role model for most students all over the world. Brighten the corner wherever you are is my hallmark. I have on a number of occasions presented two teams for Maths Team Challenges, and in all cases, we are the best or among the best (1st, 2nd or 3rd positions ) for both teams.  'Never say die until the bones are rotten'."

Kyla Smith 

"I have been at Kingswood Secondary Academy since September 2015. I gained my Mathematical Science Degree from the University of the West of Scotland, then moved to England in 2014 were I completed my PGCE at Loughborough University."

Gareth Thomas

I began my Kingswood Secondary Academy journey in September 2004 and have worked across several faculty areas in a number of roles. I rejoined the Academy in September 2018 as the Teaching and Learning Lead for Maths, IT and Media. A specialist in Behaviour for Learning, and closing the gap for low ability learners, I come to work every day with a smile - who wouldn't?

Mr J Chester

I joined Kingswood Secondary Academy at the start of September 2018 teaching Maths. I have been mentoring and coaching the development of young people for the last 30 years. I have a degree from the University Of Leicester in Computing and Business Analysis, i am a Chartered Accountant and also a qualified Mechanical Engineer.​​​​​​​

Christina Medina

My adventure at Kingswood Secondary Academy started this September 2018. I am an enthusiastic and ambitious Primary qualified teacher who enjoys building on prior knowledge and giving the students the tools they need to become the best version of themselves. I have worked in different countries such as Spain and Ireland and educational environments (academies, summer schools , public and private schools). My ultimate goal is to learn something new every day, improve my skills and inspire the students to do the same.

Miss L Rich

I began at Kingswood Secondary Academy in September 2018, working with students in KS3. I have experience working with young people across primary and secondary schools and love to see others take pride in their success. I enjoy working with others to create engaging ways to support students to access their learning.

Suzanne Johnson