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Teaching Staff

Mr J Wood,
Head of English,
KS5 Co-ordinator

 

  • Degree: English and Drama BA HONS (Joint) at Brunel University
  • Masters: Creative Writing (The Novel) at Brunel University
  • PGCE: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Secondary English at Brunel University
  • House of Leaves
  • "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." - Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

  

 

Miss A Brown
KS4 Co-ordinator

 

  • Degree: English and Drama (Joint) at Brunel University
  • PGCE: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Secondary English at Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Jane Eyre / The Yellow Wallpaper
  • “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Dead Poets Society

 

 

 

Miss S Bobdiwala
KS3 Co-ordinator

 

  • Degree: English BA HONS at Queen Mary, University of London
  • PGCE: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Secondary English at UCL Institute of Education
  • Masters: Teaching at UCL Institute of Education, University of London
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife
  • “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 

Miss D Hines
English Teacher
Head of Year 7

 

  • Degree: English Literature with Creative Media Writing BA HONS (Joint) at Middlesex University
  • Masters: Educational Studies at Brunel University
  • PGCE: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Secondary English at University of Hertfordshire
  • The Colour Purple
  • ”To be or not to be, that is the question” - Hamlet

 

 

 

Miss N Stanton
English Teacher

 

  • Degree: English Language with Linguistics BA HONS at University of Westminster
  • PGCE: GTP with Kingston University
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • To thine own self be true' – Hamlet 

 

 

 

 

Miss L Collinswood
English Teacher

 

  • Degree: English and Creative Writing (Joint) at Brunel University
  • PGCE: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Secondary English at Institute of Education
  • Lord of the Flies
  • “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” – To Kill a Mockingbird 
  • “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s in to kill a mockingbird” – To Kill a Mockingbird
Mr A McMunn
English Teacher

 

  • Degree: English and Sociology BA HONS (Joint) at National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • PGCE: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Secondary English at Brunel University
  • Angela’s Ashes / Great Expectations / A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • ‘Weakness and timidity and inexperience would fall from him in that magic moment.’ When you work hard, have a ‘can do’ attitude, have a ‘growth mind-set’ you can be strong and confident, the best you can be. 

 

Miss C Davies
English Teacher

 

  • Degree: English Literature BA HONS at Sheffield University
  • PGCE: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Secondary English at Sheffield University
  • Masters: Applied Professional Studies at Sheffield University
  • North and South
  • "No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings."

 

 

Miss J Springthorpe
English Teacher

 

  • Degree: English Language and Linguistics at the University of Brighton
  • PGCE: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Secondary English at Institute of Education
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird"- To Kill a Mockingbird

 

 

  • Jennifer Hurst
  • English Teacher (Part Time)
  • Degree: English, Drama and Education at Borough Road Teacher Training College
  • Jane Eyre
  • ”If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”
Mrs V Kidson
English/Maths Teacher

 

  • Degree: English and Psychology at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • PGCE: Post-graduate Diploma in Secondary Education at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • Further Study: Graduate Teacher Programme at Brunel University
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”