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Kingswood Secondary Academy

Ofsted Good


Carolyn Wood - Curriculum Lead for English

Paula Clifford - Teacher of English

Alex Bonner - Teacher of English & Head of KS3

"Since obtaining my degree from Northampton University in 2006 I have taught in Corby Community College and CBA, but in 2009 I joined Kingswood and have never looked back. I thoroughly enjoy teaching English and love the constant different interpretations and viewpoints that students bring to the classroom. I am currently Head of Year 11 and although it is a very challenging time for our students, it will be worth all the hard work to help our young people achieve their potential."

Deborah Cooksley - Assistant Principal & Teacher of English

"I have been at Kingswood since 1992.  I have a degree in Modern English and Philosophy, a PGCE from Crewe and Alsager’s College of Higher Education, and completed a Master’s degree in Education whilst teaching.  During my career at Kingswood I have been the Head of English, and Assistant Principal.  I teach English and my great passion out of work is writing and illustrating children’s books."

Ben Eley – English Teacher & Head of Sixth Form

I bring a wealth of experience to the role. Having previously worked in three different schools over a thirteen year period, in roles such as Head of Year, Assistant head of department for English and Assistant Principal, I hope to utilise my experience for the benefit of our students. Prior to teaching, I completed a BA with Hons in Politics and Government at the University of Kent. My interests outside of school include Rugby, Mountaineering, Canoeing and Fishing."

Carly Atkinson - Teacher of English

Nikolina Manojlovic - Teacher of English

Naomi Martin - Teacher of English

David Robertson - Teacher of English

Maria Wiley - Teacher of English

Sam Wood - Teacher of English

Taylor Promubol - Teacher of English

Miss Lorna Buchanan - Yr 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch up

Caroline Wallace – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Liz Hadrys – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Ofsted
  • NOS
  • NOS 2
  • Career Mark
  • DofE
  • London Institute