Ben Gordon

Lead Subject Mentor for Mathematics

Ben began teaching at Chelmer Valley High School in 2011 as a teacher of Mathematics. Has held the post of Head of Year 7 and has been Assistant Head of Maths for the past two years. 

Helen Price

Lead Subject Mentor for History

I have carried out a wide range of departmental and whole school responsibilities and initiatives, since qualifying as a teacher in 1998. I have been a set up a History department from scratch in a new school, which was rated as outstanding by Ofsted and an HMI inspector, who subsequently visited. This enabled me to become second in charge of a large Humanities faculty in my third year of teaching. 

Kim White

Lead Subject Mentor for Religious Education

Kim White graduated from the University of York in 2007 and began her teaching career in 2009. She currently teaches in the PER department at Notley High School, which won the Highly Commended award at the 2016 Essex Teaching Awards. 

Beth Howkins

Lead Subject Mentor for English

Beth Howkins started her career as a GTP through the Colchester SCITT program before working at the Thomas Lord Audley School for 12 years. Having been recognised as an outstanding teacher Beth worked as a lead Literacy teacher for Essex County Council. 

James King

James has been teaching Geography for 8 years, following his completion of teacher training with Mid-Essex. Prior to teacher training, James worked as an offshore exploration Geologist across the globe in locations such as West Africa and Scandinavia and then as a Geo-environmental consultant in the UK. 

Nick Vosper

Co-Lead Subject Mentor for Science

Nick qualified as a microbiologist before working in a number of technical and managerial positions in the biotechnology industry. After living and working in Europe and the United States he returned to the UK as Managing Director of a multi-national biotech business; a position he held for 10 years before retraining as a science teacher. 

Carol Kerrigan

Professional Mentor at Mayflower High School

Carol has been teaching Geography for over 33 years.  She is currently Assistant Headteacher at Mayflower High, where she has been for the last twelve years. Prior to Mayflower High, she worked in a number of schools initially in Inner London and subsequently for the last fourteen years in Essex. 

Jo Bridgeman

Lead Subject Mentor for Art & Design

Previously an AST in Art and am currently a SLE for teaching and learning. I have organised a range of programmes to help improve teachers and move them towards a grade 1 in their teaching. This has included running a 2-1 programme and an outstanding conference.

Zena Coxon

Lead Subject Mentor for Modern Foreign Languages

Zena began her teaching career as a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages at Mayflower High School in 1998. Whilst teaching French and Spanish at Mayflower High School she also held a pastoral post of Assistant Head of Year and Second in Department as well as head of French. Zena also mentored a number of trainee teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers during this time.

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