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Kingswood Secondary Academy

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Science Faculty Staff

 

Dr Deborah Simpson - Curriculum Lead for Science.

"I have been a teacher at Kingswood Secondary Academy since January 2021. I have been a leader of many different faculties and departments, including Childcare and Health and Social Care in an Academy in Spalding, Lincolnshire; Social Sciences with Food, Travel and Tourism, Psychology, Sociology and Health and Social Care in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire; and Science and Technology in Boston, Lincolnshire.  

I have a Bachelor of Science (honours) degree in Biochemistry and Genetics and a Ph. D. in Biochemistry from University of Leeds. I also have a Level 4 Certificate of Health and Social Care from the Open University and a PGCE in Science, including Biology from the University of Aberdeen; both of these were awarded at Distinction level.   I also have a Level 1 and Level 2 in British Sign Language and play the tenor horn in two brass bands.

I am currently teaching KS4 in all three sciences and KS5 Biology and Chemistry."

Mr Eric Asumang - Standards and Progress Lead for Science. Biology/Chemistry

"I have been teaching at Kingswood since April 2017 after nearly a decade in a very successful academy chain.  I have an honours degree in Applied Science from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, a GTP certificate and a Master’s degree in Education both gained in University of Northampton .  I teach all 3 sciences up to GCSE level and specialise in Biology teaching it at A Level.  I also have an HND certificate in Veterinary and can look after small animals and pets.   I am the assistant head of Science here at Kingswood Secondary Academy."

Miss Rebecca Meredith -  Teaching and Learning Lead for Science.  Bioloigy/Psychology

“I have been at Kingswood Secondary Academy since 2012. I gained both my degree in Psychology and Neuroscience and my PGCE from the University of Leicester.  I teach across all key stages and specialise in Biology and Psychology at KS5”. 

Mr Dan Hempkin Chemistry/Biology

"I have been teaching at Kingswood since January 2017. I have an honours degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry with Sport and Exercise Science. I teach all 3 sciences up to GCSE level and specialise in Chemistry teaching it at A Level. "

Miss Daiana Oprea

Mrs Brijeet Champion Science/Biology

"I am new member of the Science department but have been teaching for several years. I have an honours degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry. I teach all 3 sciences up to GCSE and Biology to A level. I'm an AQA GCSE Biology and Physics examiner and was an OCR A level Biology examiner in the past.

Mx Georgina Walkington

"I have been a teacher at Kingswood Secondary Academy since September 2021. I have a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Psychology from Durham University. I am currently teaching both KS3 and KS4 in all three sciences."

Mrs Annie Varghese

"I joined Kingswood in September 2021. I have a Bachelor's degree in Education , a Master's degree in Physics both gained from the University of Kerala, India and a PGCE from the University of Cumbria. I teach all three sciences up to GCSE."

Miss Hannah Dove

I joined KSA in September this year (2021) as part of a school direct teacher training programme. Previous to this I graduated from the University of Leicester with an honours degree in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry). I am also a Queens Scout and volunteer much of my free time to the Scouts.  

Mr Howard Jones Physics Specialist

I joined Kingswood in September 2021, mainly teaching A Level Physics.  I am a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.  Before becoming a Physics Teacher I spent 30 years in industry, including many jobs at Rolls-Royce in Derby, where I worked in Manufacturing, Logistics, Purchasing, the Aftermarket and IT.  I have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Science from the University of Liverpool, a Master's degree in Engineering Business Management from  Warwick University and a PGCE from the University of Leicester.

Mr Edd Harris Physics Specialist

Mr Pete Sanderson Senior Assistant Principal

"I joined KSA in September 2018. I have a Masters Degree in Conservation Biology, a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Environmental Science and a post graduate certificate in education."

Mr Dan Scallan

Mrs Nicola Pratt - Science Technician  (Physics Specialist)

Mrs Jean Branney - Science Technician  (Biology Specialist)