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.
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.
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.