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Deputy Head of Secondary
After graduating from the University of Queensland with a Science degree majoring in Biochemistry and a Teaching degree, Carol worked in a school in Australia for three years, where she was able to develop the core skills of teaching. She then decided she was ready to move abroad and take on the challenge of learning a new curriculum and schooling system and moved to the UK. There she worked in an inner London school where she started as a secondary Science teacher but, within a few months, took on responsibility first for Key Stage 3 Science and later as Head of Science. In these roles, Carol’s aims were to improve student attainment and to develop a curriculum that engaged the students and motivated them to want to study Science further. Her last role in the UK was as an Assistant Head and in this role she was part of a leadership team that transformed a challenging inner city London school into a nationally recognised outstanding institution.
Head of Science
After graduating with a first class BSc (hons) Chemistry degree, Paula was a research scientist firstly with ICI, then DuPont following a company buy out. She was in the polyester intermediates field specialising in Pure Terephthalic Acid. In 2002, she decided to embark on her teaching career and firmly says she has had absolutely no regrets in pursuing teaching as a career. She loves the mental stimulation that she needs for the role and which enables her to help others gain the knowledge they need to aid them on their career journey. She taught all specialities of Science and Maths in the North East of England for many years before moving to teach Chemistry and Biology at the British School in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Mr Raye’s passion for teaching began with tutoring Physics to pre-university students while he was pursuing his Bachelor’s degree. He took on his first international teaching position in a sovereign island country, Maldives, to teach Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Physics. He then moved to China about eight years ago to capitalise his teaching experience as well as to explore the third largest country in the world.
After graduating from Plymouth University with a degree in marine biology Sally was afforded the opportunity to combine her interest in chemistry with marine science through her PhD and a post-doctorate position. It was during her time working in academia teaching undergraduates and in education outreach programmes that Sally found her passion for teaching. Sally subsequently retrained at Bristol University to become a secondary school chemistry teacher before working as a chemistry teacher in the UK teaching both the A level and IB system co-currently as well as co-running the Duke of Edinburgh programme and taking on a variety of other responsibilities. Most recently she has been working in British schools in Madrid as a teacher of chemistry, where she has taken on roles as second in department and then in a more pastoral capacity as student support coordinator.
Annabel come to teaching from a practical Science background. She has worked for many years as a Senior Environmental Health Officer with many responsibilities such as Pollution Control, Food Hygiene and Public Health. She has taught Science in both Grammar and Non Selective schools in the UK, All three sciences up to GCSE and Biology up to A Level.