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Kingswood Secondary Academy

Ofsted Good


   Alex Copson - Curriculum Lead

Harriet Helm - Head of Faculty

"I have been teaching at Kingswood School for over twenty years now!  I have an Hons Degree in 3 Dimensional Design, specialising in Jewellery and silversmithing.  I am really proud of the fact that students at Kingswood still have the opportunity to be creative and experience learning how to design and make products.  They have the opportunity to use CAD CAM as well as  make healthy dishes and  create textile based products.  The students really enjoy being in our department and it is a pleasure to see them take home the outcomes from lessons to share with their families.

Out of school time I enjoy cooking  gardening , travelling and all aspects of the Arts including visiting the cinema."


Jill Regan Kellet - Teacher of Food Technology

"I have been teaching at Kingswood Secondary Academy since September 2016. I have a first class honours degree from Nottingham University and a PGCE from the Open University. Prior to teaching, my career was diverse, from working with drosophila in the Genetics Department at Cambridge University to being a Forensic Photographer.

I am interested in all things Food related. In my spare time I can be found renovating an old narrow boat."

Sandra Mandziuk - Head of Year/Textiles Teacher/Art Teacher

"I have been working at Kingswood for many years now after previously working in an SEN school.  I trained at Worcester College and specialised in Textiles and Art with PE as a second subject area.

During my time here I have organised cross-curricular work involving large companies such as Levis and Mattel Toys alongside fashion shows to showcase work produced.  I have also been a Head of Year for a long time now, seeing a few year groups through from year 7 to year 11 which has been extremely rewarding.  I also enjoy playing hockey and now play for Kettering Ladies on a weekly basis".

Lisa Wray - Textiles Teacher/Art Teacher

"I have worked for Kingswood Secondary Academy since 2005.  I am lucky to teach Art, Textiles and Food. I love the creative aspect of my subjects and the inspiring students that I work with. Kingswood is a school with a real community feel which is why I am still here! "

Trish Guy - Food Technology Technician
Linda Crozier - Art and Textiles Technician
John Macleod - Design Technician