Science Faculty Staff
Karen Sykes -Head of Science. KS3/4 Science & KS5 Chemistry
“I recently joined Kingswood after 11 years at Huxlow Science college. I gained my BSc in chemistry from University of Manchester Institue of Science and Technology back in 1995 and gained my PCGE in 1999. I teach all areas of science across all key stages, but my specialisms are in Chemistry and Physics. I have held a number of roles over the years from teacher, school council coordinator, second in science and now head of science. My main loves outside of science are reading and running with my dog.”
Eric Asumang - Teacher of Science
"I have been teaching at Kingswood since April 2017 after nearly a decade in a very successful academy chain. I have an honours degree in Applied Science from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, a GTP certificate and a Master’s degree in Education both gained in University of Northampton . I teach all 3 sciences up to GCSE level and specialise in Biology teaching it at A Level. I also have an HND certificate in Veterinary and can look after small animals and pets. I am the assistant head of Science here at Kingswood Secondary Academy."
Angela Festa - KS 4 coordinator KS3/4 Science & KS5 Biology
"I have been teaching at Kingswood since arriving from the United States in 2015. I have degrees in Biology and Chemistry and have worked at all levels of education in the US. I have also worked as a consultant for school improvement in the state of Florida. I teach all 3 sciences up to GCSE level and specialise in Biology, teaching it at A Level."
Georgia Hiom KS3 Coordinator KS3/4 Science & KS5 Chemistry
"I have been teaching at Kingswood since graduating from university in 2015. I have an honours degree in Biomedical Science and a PGCE both gained in Leicester. I teach all 3 sciences up to GCSE level and specialise in Chemistry, teaching it at A Level. I am also the KS3 coordinator for Science".
Dan Hempkin KS3 Coordinator (temporary)
"I have been teaching at Kingswood since January 2017. I have an honours degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry with Sport and Exercise Science. I teach all 3 sciences up to GCSE level and specialise in Chemistry teaching it at A Level. I am also the KS3 coordinator for Science. "
Neil Price - Teacher of Science
“I recently joined Kingswood after 8 years at Corby Business Academy. I have an Honours Degree in Applied Biological Sciences and a PGCE, both gained at Bristol and started teaching in 1999. I Teach all 3 sciences up to GCSE level and specialise in Biology, teaching it at A level. I have held a number of roles over the years including keystage 3 coordinator, chairing student council meetings and timetabling. My main past times are gardening on my allotment, keeping chickens and a menagerie of exotic animals which are kept in my classroom."
Kelly Trowbridge - Teacher of Science
"Having moved from Milton Keynes last year, I was keen to join a school with a sense of community and students with character; as soon as I came to Kingswood, I knew I'd found a school I would love! I studied Forensic Science at university, and then moved onto complete my GTP teacher training in 2008."
Becky Meredith - Teacher of Science KS3/4 Science KS5 Biology
“I have been at Kingswood Secondary Academy since 2012. I gained both my degree in Psychology and Neuroscience and my PGCE from the University of Leicester. I teach across all key stages and specialise in Biology and Psychology at KS5”.
Jo Ross - Science Technician
Nicola Pratt - Science Technician (Physics Specialist)
Jean Branney - Science Technician (Biology Specialist)