WHO'S WHO

OUR SENIOR TEAM

Andy_Kemp

Dr Andy Kemp

Principal

BSc – Mathematics - University of Warwick
PGCE - Enhanced PGCE in Mathematics Education - University of Warwick
MSc – Mathematics Education – University of Warwick
EdD - Doctor of Education - University of Warwick
MBA - Master of Business Administration – University College London

Dr Andy Kemp started his teaching career delivering adult education here in Coventry, teaching a mixture of ICT and Accountancy. In 2015 he decided to retrain as a secondary mathematics teacher at Warwick University (where he also completed his undergraduate Mathematics degree), and his first secondary teaching post was just down the road at Warwick School as a Mathematics and ICT teacher. He left Warwick School to take up the role of Head of Mathematics at Taunton School in Somerset, where he also became responsible for the timetable and the school’s ICT as their Director of Digital Strategy. He then moved to Wells Cathedral School as the Director of Studies, before later taking up the role of Deputy Head, and finally taking on the role of Head of the Senior School, leading the 11-18 phase of the school. Most recently he has been the Head of Senior School within the Stephen Perse Foundation in Cambridge, a school which boasts a significant academic track record.

Whilst most of his time is unsurprisingly taken up with leadership activities, he still enjoys the opportunity to teach mathematics whenever he can. He says “I’ve always loved the logical certainty of teaching mathematics. The fact that the mathematical proofs taught thousands of years ago are as true today when I cover them with students, and will be as true in another thousand years, is something quite unique to mathematics”. During his spare time he enjoys exploring the role that technology plays in education. Over the last decade or so, he’s taken this interest and applied it to his personal studies, completing his MSc in Mathematics Education in 2008, and his Doctorate in Education in 2013, both from Warwick University. He has spoken at conferences around the world in relation to technology and Mathematics, and has been published in several journals, articles and collective works. More recently he has completed his MBA at UCL in 2017.

Dr Penny Robotham

Vice Principal

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

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.

Tony Round

Bursar

Admissions

Jocelyn D'Arcy

Assistant Principal (Academic)

BSc – Open – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge and The Open University
MSc – Learning and Teaching – University of Oxford

Jocelyn D’Arcy studied at MIT, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and the Open University. Since then she has taught Mathematics and Economics in a wide variety of schools in both the independent and the state sector. Under her leadership, the Department of Mathematics at Warwick School achieved record examination results, and she subsequently spent three years as Director of Learning and Teaching at King Edward’s School in Birmingham, one of the leading academic schools in the UK. She has extensive pastoral experience, having served as Housemistress of Southfield, the girls’ day house at Rugby School. Jocelyn has worked as a leadership mentor for the University of Birmingham, and has been heavily involved in the activities of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics, the Institute of Mathematics Pedagogy and MathsJam.

Jocelyn has particular research interests in learning, pedagogy, and cognitive development, and in the uses and interpretation of data.

Charlie_Turner

Charlie Turner

Assistant Principal (Pastoral)

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

Charlie 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 and has much experience as an assessment writer and examiner for a UK exam board. At NatMatSci Charlie is responsible for the pastoral care of students in the College, the residence and in homestay and is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

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

HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS

Steve_Appleyard

Dr Steve Appleyard

Head of Biology

BSc – Zoology – University of Edinburgh
MSc – Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare - University of Edinburgh
PhD – Animal Behaviour - University of Edinburgh
PGCE – science education in a secondary context - Sheffield University

Steve spent time as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia before retraining as a teacher. There he was involved in quantifying the use of behaviour and physiological measures to inform on the welfare of dairy cows and another project on the effect of baby milk supplements on brain development using piglets as a model. He has completed research projects with the group that produced Dolly the Sheep (Roslin Institute, Edinburgh) and the Animal Behaviour Group at Oxford University. Since joining the teaching profession in 2003, Steve has introduced environmental initiatives in every school he has worked in, sometimes helping them to become leaders in sustainable education.

Since joining the College, Steve has introduced Biology competitions such as the Brain Bee and the Biology Olympiad and his students, helping his students achieve remarkable success. Steve currently has a 100% record of delivering A’s or A*’s for his students at A-level. Steve has over 18 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.

Charlotte_Bayliss

Charlotte Bayliss

Head of English as an Additional Language, SENDCo

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 13 years, as well as teaching Business and Academic English.

She is a keen advocate of debating and leads the Model UN programme in the college as well as the literacy programme. Charlotte is also the SENDCo for the College.

Martyn Colliver

Head of Computing

BSc – Pure mathematics and computation – University of Manchester
PGCE Secondary Mathematics – University of Warwick
MA by research - ‘robotics as a window into how children learn to program’ - University of Warwick
PGCert in e-learning – University of Edinburgh

Martyn has worked at a variety of schools in the Midlands spending 19 years as the Head of Computing at Warwick School. During his time teaching Martyn has developed a passion for looking at how the theory of computer science can also be explored practically at all levels. When looking at trying to take apart the challenge of learning to program Martyn was awarded a ‘best practice scholarship’ award from the Department for Education and linked up with Sony using their AIBO robotic dogs as part of his master's degree.

Martyn has worked closely with exam boards over the last 20 years and over this period managed teams of examiners, written A-level and GCSE computer science papers and is currently the principal moderator for A-level computer science. Martyn is also on the A-level Subject Practitioner Panel for the National Centre for Computing Education, a keen contributor to many computing education discussion groups, a Raspberry Pi certified educator and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE).

Jocelyn D'Arcy

Head of Economics

BSc – Open – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge and The Open University
MSc – Learning and Teaching – University of Oxford

Jocelyn D’Arcy studied at MIT, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and the Open University. Since then she has taught Mathematics and Economics in a wide variety of schools in both the independent and the state sector. Under her leadership, the Department of Mathematics at Warwick School achieved record examination results, and she subsequently spent three years as Director of Learning and Teaching at King Edward’s School in Birmingham, one of the leading academic schools in the UK. She has extensive pastoral experience, having served as Housemistress of Southfield, the girls’ day house at Rugby School. Jocelyn has worked as a leadership mentor for the University of Birmingham, and has been heavily involved in the activities of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics, the Institute of Mathematics Pedagogy and MathsJam.

Jocelyn has particular research interests in learning, pedagogy, and cognitive development, and in the uses and interpretation of data.

Simon_Haines

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.

Kieran_Lambert

Kieran Lambert

Head of 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, and has been an examiner for 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 and manages Sport at the College. He also runs AstroSoc and prepares students for the British Physics Olympiads, Physics Bowl and university entrance tests such as Oxford's PAT.

Dr Penny Robotham

Head of Science, Head of Chemistry

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

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.

TEACHERS

Steve_Appleyard

Dr Steve Appleyard

Biology

BSc – Zoology – University of Edinburgh
MSc – Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare - University of Edinburgh
PhD – Animal Behaviour - University of Edinburgh
PGCE – science education in a secondary context - Sheffield University

Steve spent time as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia before retraining as a teacher. There he was involved in quantifying the use of behaviour and physiological measures to inform on the welfare of dairy cows and another project on the effect of baby milk supplements on brain development using piglets as a model. He has completed research projects with the group that produced Dolly the Sheep (Roslin Institute, Edinburgh) and the Animal Behaviour Group at Oxford University. Since joining the teaching profession in 2003, Steve has introduced environmental initiatives in every school he has worked in, sometimes helping them to become leaders in sustainable education.

Since joining the College, Steve has introduced Biology competitions such as the Brain Bee and the Biology Olympiad and his students, helping his students achieve remarkable success. Steve currently has a 100% record of delivering A’s or A*’s for his students at A-level. Steve has over 18 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.

Charlotte_Bayliss

Charlotte Bayliss

English

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 13 years, as well as teaching Business and Academic English.

She is a keen advocate of debating and leads the Model UN programme in the college as well as the literacy programme. Charlotte is also the SENDCo for the College.

Martyn Colliver

Computer Science

BSc – Pure mathematics and computation – University of Manchester
PGCE Secondary Mathematics – University of Warwick
MA by research - ‘robotics as a window into how children learn to program’ - University of Warwick
PGCert in e-learning – University of Edinburgh

Martyn has worked at a variety of schools in the Midlands spending 19 years as the Head of Computing at Warwick School. During his time teaching Martyn has developed a passion for looking at how the theory of computer science can also be explored practically at all levels. When looking at trying to take apart the challenge of learning to program Martyn was awarded a ‘best practice scholarship’ award from the Department for Education and linked up with Sony using their AIBO robotic dogs as part of his master's degree.

Martyn has worked closely with exam boards over the last 20 years and over this period managed teams of examiners, written A-level and GCSE computer science papers and is currently the principal moderator for A-level computer science. Martyn is also on the A-level Subject Practitioner Panel for the National Centre for Computing Education, a keen contributor to many computing education discussion groups, a Raspberry Pi certified educator and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE).

Jocelyn D'Arcy

Economics & Mathematics

BSc – Open – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge and The Open University
MSc – Learning and Teaching – University of Oxford

Jocelyn D’Arcy studied at MIT, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and the Open University. Since then she has taught Mathematics and Economics in a wide variety of schools in both the independent and the state sector. Under her leadership, the Department of Mathematics at Warwick School achieved record examination results, and she subsequently spent three years as Director of Learning and Teaching at King Edward’s School in Birmingham, one of the leading academic schools in the UK. She has extensive pastoral experience, having served as Housemistress of Southfield, the girls’ day house at Rugby School. Jocelyn has worked as a leadership mentor for the University of Birmingham, and has been heavily involved in the activities of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics, the Institute of Mathematics Pedagogy and MathsJam.

Jocelyn has particular research interests in learning, pedagogy, and cognitive development, and in the uses and interpretation of data.

Simon_Haines

Simon Haines

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.

Zoe_Haywood

Zoe Haywood

English

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 14 years’ experience teaching English as a foreign language throughout 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 and IELTS exams and runs Linguistics Society, which includes entering students for the UK Linguistics Olympiad.

Andy_Kemp

Dr Andy Kemp

Mathematics

BSc – Mathematics - University of Warwick

PGCE - Enhanced PGCE in Mathematics Education - University of Warwick

MSc – Mathematics Education – University of Warwick

EdD - Doctor of Education - University of Warwick

MBA - Master of Business Administration – University College London

Dr Andy Kemp started his teaching career delivering adult education here in Coventry, teaching a mixture of ICT and Accountancy. In 2015 he decided to retrain as a secondary mathematics teacher at Warwick University (where he also completed his undergraduate Mathematics degree), and his first secondary teaching post was just down the road at Warwick School as a Mathematics and ICT teacher. He left Warwick School to take up the role of Head of Mathematics at Taunton School in Somerset, where he also became responsible for the timetable and the school’s ICT as their Director of Digital Strategy. He then moved to Wells Cathedral School as the Director of Studies, before later taking up the role of Deputy Head, and finally taking on the role of Head of the Senior School, leading the 11-18 phase of the school. Most recently he has been the Head of Senior School within the Stephen Perse Foundation in Cambridge, a school which boasts a significant academic track record.

Whilst most of his time is unsurprisingly taken up with leadership activities, he still enjoys the opportunity to teach mathematics whenever he can. He says “I’ve always loved the logical certainty of teaching mathematics. The fact that the mathematical proofs taught thousands of years ago are as true today when I cover them with students, and will be as true in another thousand years, is something quite unique to mathematics”. During his spare time he enjoys exploring the role that technology plays in education. Over the last decade or so, he’s taken this interest and applied it to his personal studies, completing his MSc in Mathematics Education in 2008, and his Doctorate in Education in 2013, both from Warwick University. He has spoken at conferences around the world in relation to technology and Mathematics, and has been published in several journals, articles and collective works. More recently he has completed his MBA at UCL in 2017.

Daniel_Knowles

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.

Kieran_Lambert

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, and has been an examiner for 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 and manages Sport at the College. He also runs AstroSoc and prepares students for the British Physics Olympiads, Physics Bowl and university entrance tests such as Oxford's PAT.

Dr Penny Robotham

Chemistry

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

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.

Charlie_Turner

Charlie Turner

Chemistry

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

Charlie 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 and has much experience as an assessment writer and examiner for a UK exam board. At NatMatSci Charlie is responsible for the pastoral care of students in the College, the residence and in homestay and is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

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

Daniel_Wall

Daniel Wall

Physics

MPhys BSc – Physics – University of Warwick

Postgraduate Certificate in Education Studies – University of Warwick

Daniel studied a broad spectrum of physics whilst at university, ranging from general relativity to particle physics. His masters research involved investigating heating mechanisms in the solar chromosphere.

Before joining the college, Daniel worked in an outstanding secondary school in Coventry for a number of years, where he specialised in teaching science to small groups and one-to-one mentoring.

At NatMatSci, in addition to teaching physics across all year groups, Daniel has been responsible for preparing students for various Olympiad competitions as well as running a number of societies including AstroSoc and FilmSoc.

Tunde_Warren

Tundee 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.

ADMISSIONS TEAM

Lara_Hoffman

Lara Hoffman

Admissions Manager

Admissions

Jane Flynn

South East Asia

Admissions

Jake Wilson

Russia, CIS and Europe

Admissions

Isabella Zhi

China

Administrative & Support Staff

Admissions

Suzanne Smith

PA to Principal & College Administrator

Laura_King

Laura King

Laboratory Technician

Admissions

Steve Cayless

Mini-Bus Driver

Boarding & Pastoral Staff

Charlie_Turner

Charlie Turner

Assistant Principal (Pastoral)

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

Charlie 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 and has much experience as an assessment writer and examiner for a UK exam board. At NatMatSci Charlie is responsible for the pastoral care of students in the College, the residence and in homestay and is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

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

Dawid_Szytniewska

Dawid Szytniewska

Boarding Co-ordinator

Les_Noble

Les Noble

Counsellor

Anita

Boarding Staff

Darrelle

Boarding Staff

Grace

Boarding Staff

Jayne

Boarding Staff

Mandy

Boarding Staff

Patrycja

Boarding Staff

Shahada

Boarding Staff

OUR PROPRIETOR

The National Mathematics and Science College is a private limited company, company number: 09416929.

The registered proprietor is:
The National Mathematics and Science College Limited

2 The Oaks Westwood Way, Westwood Business Park, Coventry, England, CV4 8JB
Tel: +44 (0)475 092 950

The Chair, Michael O’Sullivan can be contacted on
chairofgovernors@natmatsci.ac.uk

 

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