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Kingswood Secondary Academy

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Science Faculty Staff

 

Dr Deborah Simpson - Curriculum Lead for Science.

"I have been a teacher at Kingswood Secondary Academy since January 2021. I have been a leader of many different faculties and departments, including Childcare and Health and Social Care in an Academy in Spalding, Lincolnshire; Social Sciences with Food, Travel and Tourism, Psychology, Sociology and Health and Social Care in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire; and Science and Technology in Boston, Lincolnshire.  

I have a Bachelor of Science (honours) degree in Biochemistry and Genetics and a Ph. D. in Biochemistry from University of Leeds. I also have a Level 4 Certificate of Health and Social Care from the Open University and a PGCE in Science, including Biology from the University of Aberdeen; both of these were awarded at Distinction level.   I also have a Level 1 and Level 2 in British Sign Language and play the tenor horn in two brass bands.

I am currently teaching KS4 in all three sciences and KS5 Biology and Chemistry."

Mr Eric Asumang - Standards and Progress Lead for Science. Biology/Chemistry

"I have been teaching at Kingswood since April 2017 after nearly a decade in a very successful academy chain.  I have an honours degree in Applied Science from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, a GTP certificate and a Master’s degree in Education both gained in University of Northampton .  I teach all 3 sciences up to GCSE level and specialise in Biology teaching it at A Level.  I also have an HND certificate in Veterinary and can look after small animals and pets.   I am the assistant head of Science here at Kingswood Secondary Academy."

Miss Rebecca Meredith -  Teaching and Learning Lead for Science.  Bioloigy/Psychology

“I have been at Kingswood Secondary Academy since 2012. I gained both my degree in Psychology and Neuroscience and my PGCE from the University of Leicester.  I teach across all key stages and specialise in Biology and Psychology at KS5”. 

Mr Dan Hempkin Chemistry/Biology

"I have been teaching at Kingswood since January 2017. I have an honours degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry with Sport and Exercise Science. I teach all 3 sciences up to GCSE level and specialise in Chemistry teaching it at A Level. "

Miss Daiana Oprea

Mrs Brijeet Champion Science/Biology

"I am new member of the Science department but have been teaching for several years. I have an honours degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry. I teach all 3 sciences up to GCSE and Biology to A level. I'm an AQA GCSE Biology and Physics examiner and was an OCR A level Biology examiner in the past.

Mx Georgina Walkington

"I have been a teacher at Kingswood Secondary Academy since September 2021. I have a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Psychology from Durham University. I am currently teaching both KS3 and KS4 in all three sciences."

Mr Liam Curry Chemistry/Biology

"I started teaching at Kingswood Secondary Academy in 2021. I have an honours degree in pharmaceutical chemistry. I am currently teaching all three sciences in KS3 and KS4."

Mrs Annie Varghese

Miss Hannah Dove

I joined KSA in September this year (2021) as part of a school direct teacher training programme. Previous to this I graduated from the University of Leicester with an honours degree in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry). I am also a Queens Scout and volunteer much of my free time to the Scouts.  

Mr Howard Jones Physics Specialist

Mr Edd Harris Physics Specialist

Mr Pete Sanderson Senior Assistant Principal

"I joined KSA in September 2018. I have a Masters Degree in Conservation Biology, a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Environmental Science and a post graduate certificate in education."

Mr Dan Scallan

Mrs Nicola Pratt - Science Technician  (Physics Specialist)

Mrs Jean Branney - Science Technician  (Biology Specialist)