Jo Bridgeman

Lead Subject Mentor for Art & Design

Previously an AST in Art and am currently a SLE for teaching and learning. I have organised a range of programmes to help improve teachers and move them towards a grade 1 in their teaching. This has included running a 2-1 programme and an outstanding conference.

Zena Coxon

Lead Subject Mentor for Modern Foreign Languages

Zena began her teaching career as a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages at Mayflower High School in 1998. Whilst teaching French and Spanish at Mayflower High School she also held a pastoral post of Assistant Head of Year and Second in Department as well as head of French. Zena also mentored a number of trainee teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers during this time.

Robert Daniels

Lead Subject Mentor for Computer Science

Originally from Middlesbrough, Robert graduated with a degree in Music Technology (BSc) from Leeds Metropolitan University before working as a Deputy Manager for a large entertainment company in both Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Sunderland, then relocating to Essex in 2012.

Jo Dennis

Lead Subject Mentor for Drama

Jo Dennis started her teaching career as a GTP based at Chelmer Valley High School. She has remained at the school, having been given a range of opportunities in her time there.

Stacey Dixon

Lead Subject Mentor for Mathematics

Stacey Dixon graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2008 and worked in banking for a year before deciding to embark upon a career in teaching in 2009.

Carol Kerrigan

Professional Mentor at Mayflower High School

Carol has been teaching Geography for over 37 years.  She is currently Assistant Headteacher at Mayflower High, where she has been for the last fifteen years.

Helen Price

LSM for History & PM at The Ramsey Academy

I have carried out a wide range of departmental and whole school responsibilities and initiatives, since qualifying as a teacher in 1998, including a one year secondment to SLT in the 2019/20 academic year. 

Jo Shepherd

Lead Subject Mentor for Media Studies

Jo completed her PGCE at Manchester University in English and TESOL.

Natalie Short

Professional Mentor at Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form

Natalie Short graduated from Reading University in 2009 and has been teaching Philosophy, Ethics and Religion across all Key Stages and KS3 History since 2010.    

Jennifer Turl

Lead Subject Mentor for Geography

Jennifer Turl started her career in teaching as a GTP trainee before working at Plume, Maldon’s Community Academy for 6 years where she taught Geography and was the Professional Mentor.

Nick Vosper

Co-Lead Subject Mentor for Science

Nick qualified as a microbiologist before working in a number of technical and managerial positions in the biotechnology industry. After living and working in Europe and the United States he returned to the UK as Managing Director of a multi-national biotech business; a position he held for 10 years before retraining as a science teacher.

Kim White

Lead Subject Mentor for Religious Education & Professional Mentor at Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form

Kim White graduated from the University of York in 2007 and began her teaching career in 2009. She currently teaches in the PER department at Notley High School, which won the Highly Commended award at the 2016 Essex Teaching Awards. 

DJ Barron

Professional Mentor

DJ Barron graduated from London School of Economics in 2006 having read Sociology. He took the PGCE route to train as a teacher. DJ has undertaken a number of roles across his time in education ranging from pastoral focused roles such as Head of Key Stage through to a more whole school outcomes focus as Director of Studies. In his current role, DJ is the professional tutor for ITT and NQT development as well as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

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