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Middle Leadership Team: Curriculum and Assessment
Yazmin Kemal - Director of Maths
Yazmin graduated from University College London in 2010 with a BSc Hons in Mathematics. She joined team Reach in September 2016 after completing the Teach First programme down in Kent and is extremely excited to continue her career at Reach Academy. Yazmin is now teaching A-Level Mathematics in our new Sixth Form and is looking forward to expanding this to include A-Level Further Mathematics in the near future!
Elleanor Larson - Director of English
Elleanor graduated from the University of Southampton in 2016 with a first class honours degree in English Literature and Philosophy. Volunteering for Future Frontiers, a careers-focused children's charity, inspired her to get into education. Elleanor trained through Teach First at a school in Kent, teaching English and Drama, as well as running the school’s Debating Society. She joined Reach as an English teacher in 2018, motivated by her passion that all children should receive an excellent education and belief that a strong foundation in English is an integral part of this.
Claire Couves - Director of Science
Emily Maule - Director of Humanities
Emily graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2011, having studied geography. Emily worked in education for two years before training with Teach First and teaching at a large academy in London for a number of years. Emily has lived in many different countries around the world (her favourite being Chile!), which has contributed hugely to her love of geography.
Sam Harvey - Director of Sport and Duke of Edinburgh
Samantha graduated from the University of Brighton with a BA Honours degree in Physical Education in 2010. Samantha has been a teacher in London for 7 years and has been at Reach since 2014. Samantha is dedicated to pupils developing a life-long passion in having a healthy active lifestyle. She believes that Physical Education is integral part of building a pupil’s confidence and self-esteem. In 2015 Samantha was shortlisted in the top 5 for Sky Sports Teacher of the year award.
Hannah Pinkham - Head of MFL
Hannah graduated from the University of Bath in 2009 with an Honours degree in European Studies & Modern Languages. After graduating, she spent a year in Buenos Aires, Argentina teaching English as a Foreign Language and developing an Argentine accent. In 2010-11 she spent a year working at International House in Katowice, Poland where she enjoyed learning Polish and eating dumplings. In 2012 she transferred to International House Buenos Aires where she supported staff development for 2 years as Assistant Director of Studies. Hannah believes 100% in Reach’s vision for its pupils and is very excited to be teaching French and Spanish in a school that truly values the importance of languages.
Suzanna Cara - Head of Art
Suzanne holds a degree in Art and Design and a Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design from the University of Ulster, from which she graduated in 2006. After a one-year placement working in a school for children with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, she decided to apply for a PGCE. Since qualifying in 2008, Suzanne has worked in a variety of schools in Northern Ireland teaching Art, Media Studies and Moving Image Arts alongside a range of community Arts projects and adult evening classes – anything that helps people to enjoy and express their creativity! Simultaneously, Suzanne established and ran a successful creative business selling artwork and crafts. She moved to London in 2015 to join the team at Reach Academy.
Craig Hancock - Head of Music
Craig graduated with a music degree from the University of Southampton in 2013. During his time at university he was in a number of music ensembles and bands playing trombone and bass guitar. He has been fortunate enough to perform alongside and learn from some world class orchestral and jazz musicians and has had to opportunity to play all over Europe. Craig began his teaching career at a School in Portsmouth as part of the ARK teacher training programme. He is a passionate believer that music is for everyone and is relishing the chance to be part of the team at Reach Academy. He is married to Laura and in his spare time he plays football and watches all things sport related.
Harpreet Dhillon - Numeracy Lead
Harpreet studied Sports and Exercise Science at Loughborough University. After backpacking alone around South East Asia for several months, Harpreet then returned to England to begin her PGCE through Teach First. Before moving to Reach in September 2017, Harpreet was teaching in Year 6 in a school in Kent. This year, Harpreet is completing a masters at the Institute of Education and is looking forward to writing her dissertation on the topic of leadership. Harpreet is passionate about music and also enjoys playing sports such as basketball and netball.
Arthur Sawbridge - 2iC English
Arthur graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class Honours in English, before completing a Master’s degree at King’ss
College London in 2014. Following this, Arthur joined Reach Academy as a Tutor Fellow, where he spent six months supporting students with
English and DEAR. In 2015, Arthur was one of the first Teach First participants to be placed on the Isle of Wight, teaching English at a
secondary academy. Having returned to the mainland to rejoin Reach Academy, Arthur enjoys playing music with friends and going to concerts.
Anna Bardwell - 2iC Science
Megan Dyer-Jones - 2iC Humanities
Head of Social Sciences