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Kingswood Secondary Academy

Ofsted Good



Carolyn Wood - Head of English

Paula Clifford - Second in English

Susan Connor - Third in English

"I've been teaching at The Kingswood Secondary Academy for two years now and really enjoy teaching both Language and Literature.  The students have amazing insights and it is a pleasure to be a part of their progression."

Alex Bonner - Teacher of English Head of Year 11

"Since obtaining my degree from Northampton University in 2006 I have taught in Corby Community College and CBA, but in 2009 I joined Kingswood and have never looked back. I thoroughly enjoy teaching English and love the constant different interpretations and viewpoints that students bring to the classroom. I am currently Head of Year 11 and although it is a very challenging time for our students, it will be worth all the hard work to help our young people achieve their potential."

Deborah Cooksley - Assistant Principal/Teacher of  English

"I have been at Kingswood since 1992.  I have a degree in Modern English and Philosophy, a PGCE from Crewe and Alsager’s College of Higher Education, and completed a Master’s degree in Education whilst teaching.  During my career at Kingswood I have been the Head of English, and Assistant Principal.  I teach English and my great passion out of work is writing and illustrating children’s books."

Ben Eley – English Teacher and Head of Year 7

"Although I have only recently been appointed as the Head of Year 7 at Kingswood Secondary Academy, I bring a wealth of experience to the role. Having previously worked in three different schools over a thirteen year period, in roles such as Head of Year, Assistant head of department for English and Assistant Principal, I hope to utilise my experience for the benefit of our students. Prior to teaching, I completed a BA with Hons in Politics and Government at the University of Kent. My interests outside of school include Rugby, Mountaineering, Canoeing and Fishing."

Sinead Meehan - Teacher of English

William McCormick - Teacher of English

Catherine Stevenson - Teacher of English (Head of year 8)

"I have worked at Kingswood for 14 years in a variety of roles and really enjoy teaching the students at this school. I am currently teaching English, alongside being a Head of Year, which I thoroughly enjoy. I completed a degree in Psychology at Northampton University and also a MA in Learning and Teaching at the University of Leicester.  I have also achieved a PGCE in English. In my time at Kingswood I have taught Health and Social Care, Travel and Tourism and my favourite subject which is English"

Neil Watson - Teacher of English

"After completing my degree at Bath University in 1990 and doing a brief stint at a government research establishment, I headed off to the far East and spent 15 years teaching at a boys' school in Hong Kong.  In 2014 I returned to the UK and, after teaching in a couple of schools in the local area, I eventually found a home from home in the English department at Kingswood, where I have been extremely happy teaching all Key Stages for the past 3 years".

Maria Wiley - Teacher of English

Sam Wood - Teacher of English

Sarah Williams - Teacher of English

Caroline Wallace – Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Liz Hadrys – Higher Level Teaching Assistant