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Our Staff

Manda Brookes

BScEd (Hons) Exon EYP

Staff Role / Subjects

Head Teacher, Proprietor, Deputy Safeguarding lead, SEND, Maths, Science, Art and DT teacher

Quote

"When we opened Edward Jenner School in 2013 I had no idea that each day would be so interesting and fulfilling. I consider myself honoured to work with such a dedicated staff and with such interesting and wonderful young people. When children at our school are feeling safe enough to say “I can’t do that yet” I know EJS is ‘making learning happen’."

Alan Davies

BEd Hons

Staff Role / Subjects

Maths and PE Teacher and Learning Support across the school.

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"I work patiently with individual children uncovering misunderstanding and rebuilding their learning. I love it when children make progress."

Kevin Downes

BSC Hons Theoretical Physics and Cert of Education (Maths and Science)

Staff Role / Subjects

Physics and Maths Teacher

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"I have a background in Nuclear Physics and a former Head of Physics and Year 12. The school continually inspires me! The children are absolutely wonderful and a pleasure to teach. I also used to look after animals in a safari park. I am interested in inspiring future engineers."

Gill Stevens

Staff Role / Subjects

Office Administrator, including attendance

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"My role is varied and busy; no two days are ever the same. As well as admin and attendance I support staff and pupils wherever and whenever needed. It is a pleasure getting to know pupils and speaking with parents over the phone."

Lucy Scotford

Staff Role / Subjects

Teaching Assistant

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"I bring an enthusiastic and caring approach to supporting pupils with their learning of Maths, English and activity afternoons."

Phil Brookes

BScEd (Hons) Exon

Staff Role / Subjects

Head of School, Exams, ICT, Science and Maths Teacher

Quote

"It continues to be a pleasure to teach young people, to take a part in their learning and expansion of their ideas about the world. By virtue of the pupils I teach I am very pleased to still be a learner."

Erin Brookes

BSc Hons PGCE

Staff Role / Subjects

Chemistry and Science Specialist, ASDAN teacher for Food Short Course

Quote

"I dedicate my time to personalised teaching and learning to enthuse young scientists."

Fiona Jacques

MA PGCE (Primary)

Staff Role / Subjects

Primary Teacher, Humanities, ASDAN History, ASDAN Animal Care and Arts Award

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"I love working throughout the school and celebrating all the little wins with each pupil, as they continue on their own individual pathway and grow with confidence. I believe all pupils can thrive with the right support and work to ensure I am giving everything I can to make this happen."

Claire Stokes

Staff Role / Subjects

Teaching Assistant and 1:1 support

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"I care passionately about young people’s well-being, ensuring children feel safe and can learn well. I am a problem solver around the school."

Rachel Reynolds

Staff Role / Subjects

Teaching Assistant and 1:1 support

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"As a new employee I am enjoying learning the unique way that EJS works with and supports the young people around the school."

Jenny Carr

MA PGCE

Staff Role / Subjects

English, Drama Specialist, Arts Award and Thinking (PSHE) teacher

Quote

"I work with precision and consideration for the individual, structuring my teaching to thoroughly prepare ach student for English language and Literature iGCSE. I love working with students to write, rehearse and perform the school play. LAMDA sessions on Friday involve rehearsing and supporting acting exams as an optional course for those students who feel for drama as I do."

Julie Cresswell

BA Hons PGCE

Staff Role / Subjects

Solution Focused Mentor

Quote

"Mentoring and coaching pupils to navigate through challenges which might be affecting their learning."

Emma Poole

Staff Role / Subects

Business Manager

Quote

"I am here to help the school run efficiently and effectively to alleviate the pressure from the teaching staff, so they are able to fully focus on providing the best education to our pupils."

Lorraine Phelps

Staff Role / Subjects

Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Deputy Safeguarding Lead and 1:1 support

Quote

"I am very experienced and enjoy working with children encouraging and supporting their learning."

Ruth Rooke

BA Hons QTS

Staff Role / Subjects

Primary Teacher, Maths, Thinking (PHSE), and Music specialist

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"I care greatly about every child in our school. I work tirelessly to ensure children learn optimally both through focussed and flexible learning tasks and by feeling truly happy with who they are."

Chris Thorpe

BSc Hons

Staff Role / Subjects

Physics and Maths Teacher

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"I have enjoyed developing remote learning supporting those students who learn best at home. I am interested in personalising my teaching to inspire future scientists."

Amy Webber

Staff Role / Subjects

Examinations Office, ASDAN Teacher, SEND Administrator and Study Support

Quote

"Even though I predominantly work with year 11 preparing them for exams and focussed portfolio work, I try to ensure I get to know pupils well. I want to be approachable and supportive so that when students reach year 10 and 11 I can help make the exams a less daunting prospect."

Maia Brookes

Staff Role / Subjects

Teaching Assistant, ICT and Admin Support

Quote

"My role at EJS is to support all the children and staff in all manner of projects. If they have a query, I will always try to solve it!"

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