Antonia Giovanazzi

Principal

MA (Hons) - French and Italian – University of Edinburgh
PGCE – St Andrews College of Education

Antonia is an experienced Principal with a demonstrated history of working in the primary/secondary education industry. She is a successful UK and international education professional with a proven track record and expertise in school start-ups and change management both in the UK and the UAE.

Antonia has more than 25 years of teaching and leadership experience in a wide range of sectors and age groups, she has a proven track record in the development and successful implementation of innovative learning and teaching practices and change management in schools and colleges.

Throughout her career, Antonia has been actively involved in research into learning methodologies and has been instrumental in designing, creating and delivering insightful professional development to meet the individual and collective needs of teachers and school and college communities. Her passion for encouraging and inspiring curiosity, independent thinking and self-reflection in both students and teachers had led her to undertake extensive action research projects and collaborate widely with colleagues across the globe.

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Antonia Giovanazzi

Antonia Giovanazzi

Principal

Simon Haines

Head of Mathematics

MA (Hons) – Pure Mathematics - University of Edinburgh
PGCE – Mathematics Education with Distinction – University of Oxford

At University, Simon’s dissertation focused on the relationship between group theory and musical rhythm. He has conducted research into stochastic differential equations and contributed to papers on computational linguistics for Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Simon was awarded a scholarship with the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) to study Mathematics Education at the University of Oxford. Since then, he has prepared young mathematicians for GCSEs, A levels and undergraduate study with outstanding results. (LINK TO RESULTS)

At NatMatSci Simon is part of the Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for the mathematics examinations for prospective students. He also runs the College’s Coding Society.

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Simon Haines

Simon Haines

Head of Mathematics

Penelope Robotham

Head of Science

BSc – Chemistry - University of Wales
PhD – Inorganic Polymer Chemistry – University of Durham
MA - Master of Education (MA) – University of Oxford – In progress

Penny held postdoctoral posts at the University of Durham and Manchester University and has taught in an international school and was Head of Science for over 12 years at one of the UK’s top grammar schools. Penny is an Advanced Skills Teacher and a Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach). She is actively involved in educational research and regularly presents at both national and regional teaching conferences. Penny chairs the Royal Society of Chemistry UK Olympiad Working Party, selecting and training the UK team for the annual International Chemistry Olympiad.

At NatMatSci Penny is part of the Senior Leadership Team and is the designated Safeguarding Lead. She also coordinates the College UCAS programme.

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Penelope Robotham

Penelope Robotham

Head of Science

Charlotte Bayliss

Head of EAL

MA - Medieval History - St Andrew’s University
CELTA Qualification for teaching English as a foreign language

At University, Charlotte studied modules in English Literature alongside Medieval History.

Charlotte worked as Head of EAL for 5 years at an independent grammar school in the UK and is used to working in a rapidly changing international school setting. She has over 10 years teaching experience within both the independent and international school sectors, leading and delivering Cambridge Examinations, academic IELTS and iGCSE English, both as a first and a second language.

Charlotte had been successfully preparing students for the Cambridge suite of examinations for the past 10 years, as well as teaching Business and Academic English.

She is a keen advocate of debating and has led the Model UN programme in her previous school. From September 2019 Charlotte will be the nominated SENDCO for the College.

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Charlotte Bayliss

Charlotte Bayliss

Head of EAL

Kieran Lambert

Physics

BSc – Physics – University of Durham
PGCE - Secondary Science Teaching - University of Chester

During his studies, he focused on Experimental Astrophysics, and he also explored aspects of Philosophy, studying applied ethics and philosophy of science.

Kieran taught Physics at a UK grammar school for five years, before taking up the post of Head of Physics at a leading UK independent school. He has a wealth of experience in preparing students for Oxbridge entry, is has been an examiner for OCR A level Physics.

At NatMatSci Kieran oversees the House System, organising a range of events and tournaments throughout the year and coordinates our Enrichment programme. He introduced Music Education also runs AstroSoc and prepares students for the British Physics Olympiads and Physics Bowl and university entrance tests such as Oxford's PAT.

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Kieran Lambert

Kieran Lambert

Physics

Charlotte Turner

Chemistry

MChem - University of Oxford
Graduate Teacher Programme - University of Warwick

Charlotte taught Science in an international school in Jerusalem for two years, where she also completed the Teaching English as a Second Language course. She worked as Head of Chemistry and Head of Year in two schools in Warwickshire. At NatMatSci Charlie is the Pastoral Coordinator, overseeing the care of students staying with our homestay families.

Charlotte's main research interest is Chemical Crystallography, a topic on which she completed her masters research project as part of her undergraduate degree.

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Charlotte Turner

Charlotte Turner

Chemistry

Steven Appleyard

Biology

BSc – Biology – University of Edinburgh
MSc – Biology - University of Edinburgh
PhD – Biology - University of Edinburgh
PGCE teacher training certificate from Sheffield University

Steve’s specialist field is Animal Behaviour, completing his honours research project at the Roslin Institute. His research at Oxford University Zoology department investigated how rearing conditions affected an animals motivation to access different resources, applying consumer demand theory to measure motivation.

Steve has over 15 years of teaching experience within the Independent and International School sectors, teaching a variety of curricula (IB, A-level, GCSE, Scottish Highers) both in the UK and internationally.
At NatMatSci Steve’s priority is to ensure success in Biology competitions and Olympiads. He is also involved in developing sustainability initiatives to reduce the College's environmental impact.

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Steven Appleyard

Steven Appleyard

Biology

Tunde Warren

Mathematics

MA– Russian and Pure Mathematics – University of Szeged, Hungary
PGCE - Greenwich University, London

Studying Pure Mathematics at one of Hungary’s elite universities, Tunde’s fields of study included Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, Calculus, Logic, and Statistics.

Tunde is an Advanced Skills Teacher, focussing on teaching provision for gifted and talented students. Tunde has been an Expert Examiner for the Edexcel exam board since 2012 and has a wealth of experience in preparing students for Mathematics Challenges and Olympiads.

At NatMatSci, Tunde oversees and develops our wide-ranging enrichment programme which includes undergraduate lecture opportunities at a range of leading Russell Group Universities as well as a wide range of cultural and social opportunities. Tunde is also our Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

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Tunde Warren

Tunde Warren

Mathematics

Daniel Knowles

Mathematics

BSc - Mathematics – University of Warwick
PGCE- Secondary Mathematics – University of Warwick

Throughout his degree, Dan’s areas of interest were Algebraic Number Theory, Philosophy of Mathematics - Language and Logic, and the History of Mathematics.

Dan has worked at a variety of schools in the UK and was AS Mathematics Coordinator for a large sixth form college in Birmingham. He has mentored numerous trainee teachers and has delivered professional development courses on engaging learners; making maths enjoyable; and outstanding classroom practice.

At NatMatSci, Dan runs the college’s Cipher Club and helps to prepare students for a range of mathematics competitions throughout the year.

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Daniel Knowles

Daniel Knowles

Mathematics

Nancy Bruce

EAL

BA English Language and Literature - University of Leeds
MA - English and Comparative Literature - University of Warwick
TEFL with a specialism in Post 16 Education – University of Birmingham

Nancy’s academic interests include Modernity and Post Modernity with a special interest in Psychoanalytic approaches to literary texts and post-modern thinkers such as Leplanche.

Nancy has 22 years of teaching experience including English as a foreign language in Europe and the United Arab Emirates. At her last sixth form college, Nancy led staff development on GCSE English Language provision for students with English as their second, third or fourth language, and was a lead teacher for A level Literature.

At NatMatSci Nancy prepares students for national writing competitions and runs the college’s Literature Society, LitSoc.

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Nancy Bruce

Nancy Bruce

EAL

Andrew MacKenzie

Computer Science and Economics

BA (Hons) - IT and Business Studies - University of Kent

PGCE - Business Education and ICT - Sheffield Hallam University

Andrew has 24 years’ experience in education, teaching ICT, Computer Science, Economics and Business Studies both International Baccalaureate and A Level (GCE) curricula. In previous roles, he successfully introduced IB and GCSE Computer Science and Robotics at a British international school in Egypt and has led 14 student companies to victory at the annual Injaz Al Arab enterprise competition.

At NatMatSci Andrew ensures that all students are equipped with computer skills to ensure success at university and beyond.

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Andrew MacKenzie

Andrew MacKenzie

Computer Science and Economics

Zoe Haywood

EAL

BA English with Linguistics focus - Dalarna University
CELTA and DELTA, Certificate in Teaching IELTS

Zoe holds a degree in English, with a focus on Linguistics. Her professional interests include phonology, syntax, and morphology.

She has over 12 years’ experience teaching English as a foreign language throughout Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. She has taught both academic and business English to students from across the age ranges. She has also been trained as an examiner for Cambridge English exams and a Cambridge Speaking Examiner for PET, FCE, and CAE.

At NatMatSci Zoe prepares students for international Cambridge Main Suite exams.

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Zoe Haywood

Zoe Haywood

EAL



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