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."
Mrs Annie Varghese
"I joined Kingswood in September 2021. I have a Bachelor's degree in Education , a Master's degree in Physics both gained from the University of Kerala, India and a PGCE from the University of Cumbria. I teach all three sciences up to GCSE."
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
I joined Kingswood in September 2021, mainly teaching A Level Physics. I am a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. Before becoming a Physics Teacher I spent 30 years in industry, including many jobs at Rolls-Royce in Derby, where I worked in Manufacturing, Logistics, Purchasing, the Aftermarket and IT. I have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Science from the University of Liverpool, a Master's degree in Engineering Business Management from Warwick University and a PGCE from the University of Leicester.
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)