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 Howse

Lead Subject Mentor for Drama

Jo Howse 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.

Jo Shepherd

Lead Subject Mentor for Media Studies

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

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 six years, where she taught Geography and was the Professional Mentor.

Emma Currie

Lead Subject Mentor for Design & Technology

Emma completed her degree in Fashion Studies from the London College of Fashion in 2003, and went on to work as an Assistant Buyer. 

Fiona Duncan

Lead Subject Mentor for History

Fiona has been a History teacher since 1996, having taught in Chigwell before moving as Head of History to Notley High School in 2001.

Nicole Morrish

Lead Subject Mentor for Religious Studies

Nicole graduated with a degree in Philosophy and History from Cardiff University in 2007. It was at Moulsham High School (MHS) that she completed a GTP in Religious Studies. 

Oliver Winkworth

Lead Subject Mentor for Science

Oliver worked for six years in the City of London for a pension fund management company before switching to a teaching career. He graduated from Canterbury Christ Church in 2002 with a BSc 2.1 and worked his way to Director of Science at his previous school in Thurrock.

Paul Ellis

Co-Lead Subject Mentor for English

Paul commenced his English teaching career via the ITT route, completing the Mid Essex SCITT course in September 2004. After a short spell as an Early Careers teacher at Chelmer Valley High School, Chelmsford, he was promoted to the role of Key Stage Three Co-ordinator for English. 

Mid Essex ITT

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