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Staff & Governors

Mr M Gibbons Headmaster
B Comm, Rhodes, MSc, Derby, QTS
Mrs T Evans Bursar
MAAT, HNC
Mr M Wilson Senior Master
B Ed (Hons), Birmingham (Maths & Pastoral Care)
Mrs M Eaton Maths & Year 10 Form Teacher
BA (Hons) (Liverpool), PGCE (Maths) (Chester)
Mrs S Hepworth English & RE
BA (Hons) (University of East Anglia), PGCE (College of Ripon & York St John) (English & RE)
Mrs A Gibbons Head of Junior & Infant
HDE in Junior Primary Education (Natal Training College) (Year 3 Form Teacher)
Ms E Harvey EYFS Manager
BA Hons in Primary Ed, Diploma in Early Years, Wrexham, QTS (Reception Teacher)
Mrs K Buglass Headmaster’s Secretary

Mr H Bradby

Vice Chairman

Mrs J Bonner

Clerk to Board of Governors

Mr S Kumar

Finance and General Purpose

Mrs C Lanceley

Mr M Watts

Mr M Wilson

B Ed (Hons), Birmingham
(Maths & Pastoral Care)

Mrs F Austin

BSc (Hons) (Nottingham), PGCE (Liverpool)
(Biology & Year 7 Form Teacher)

Ms A Byrne

BA (Hons)(Birmingham), PGCE (Birmingham)
(PE, Maths & English)

Mr Christensen

BA (La Trobe), GDipLib (Ballarat), GDipEd. (Ballarat), QTS (LJMU)(History)

Mr D Clegg

BA (Hons), PGCE (IM Marsh Liverpool)

B Eng (Hons) (Sheffield), PGCE Science (LJMU) (Physics, Chemistry & Year 8 Form Teacher)

BA (Hons) (Liverpool), PGCE (Maths) (Chester)
(Maths & Year 10 Form Teacher)

BA (Hons) Textile & Marketing, French (Huddersfield), PGCE (Warwick)(French & Year 9 Form Teacher)

Mr J Glover

BA (Hons) (Swansea), PGCE (Computer Science) (Edge Hill)(Computing)

BA (Hons) (University of East Anglia), PGCE (College of Ripon & York St John)(English & RE)

BA (Hons) (Manchester Polytechnic), PGCE (Manchester Metropolitan University)(Art and Food & Nutrition & Year 9 Form Teacher)

Mr J Jenkins

B Ed (Hons) (University of London) (DT and RE)

B Ed (Hons) (University of London)(DT and RE)

BSc (Hons) (Aberystwyth), MSc, PGCE (Geography & Year 11 Form Teacher)

Mrs Williamson

(University of Exeter) PGCE (University of Plymouth)(Music and Year 12 Form Teacher)

HDE in Junior Primary Education (Natal Training College)(Year 3 Form Teacher)

Mrs E Ellis

B Ed (Hons) (College of Ripon and York St John)(Year 5 Form Teacher)

Mr S Rathe

BA, Keele, MA, University of Liverpool, PGCE, University of Chester (Year 4 Form Teacher)

Mrs L Scoffield

BA (Hons) (LJMU), PGCE (Northumbria) (Year 6 Form Teacher)

B Ed (Hons) Birmingham (Year 5 Form Teacher)

Ms E J Harvey

BA Hons in Primary  Ed, Diploma in Early Years, Wrexham, QTS (Reception Teacher)

Diploma in Nursery Nursing. (Kindergarten)

NVQ level 3 in Childcare Learning and Development (Kindergarten)

Mrs L Randall

B Ed (Hons) (Birmingham University), MA in Education (Open University) (Years 1 & 2 Form Teacher)

Mrs J Schanck

NNEB, ADCE (Nursery Teacher)

Mrs J Billington, B Ed (Hons) (Liverpool University), PGCE

BA Joint Hons, PGCE and Post Grad Cert in SENCo

Mrs A Coulthard

English as an additional language

Mrs P Wright

BSc (Hons) (University of Liverpool), PGCE (University of Chester), Post Grad Cert in SENCo (Edge Hill)

Mrs A Coulthard

Miss A Gryba

Mrs C Hodgson

Miss E Jordan

Miss E Rowlands

Mrs J Maycox

Mrs Z Mudalige

Mrs K Pitts

Mrs H Thomas

Mrs H Thomas

(Headmaster’s Secretary)

MAAT, HNC (Bursar)

Ms K Kaur

(Web Designer/Developer)

Mrs K Kendall

(Receptionist)

Mr J Glover

(House Master)

Mrs H Thomas

(House Mistress)

Mr Keith Roberts

Caretaker/Maintenance

Mrs Angela Baird

Mrs Hilary Campbell

Ms Marina Feoktistova

Ms Eileen Forsyth

Neil McGill

Chef

Kim Marchbank

Assistant Chef

Philip Chan

Sous Chef

Lilian Frederick

Kitchen Assistant

Denise Small

Kitchen Assistant

Caroline Richardson

Kitchen Assistant

Mr Wilson studied at Westhill College Birmingham where he was awarded a B.Ed (Hons) in Maths. He worked as a Primary School Teacher for five years, four of them at Christ Church Primary School in Moreton. He then decided to try secondary teaching and worked for a year teaching Years 7, 8 & 9 at the old Park High School. He joined Kingsmead in September 2002 and began by teaching in the Juniors and Seniors. Since then he has been promoted to Senior Master and does all his teaching with the Seniors.
However, Mr Wilson keeps in touch with the Junior children through weekly Running Club and the Cross-Country races – normally between 20 and 30 cross-country or athletic events each year. As well as teaching Maths and some Games, he is responsible for the pastoral care in the Senior Department.
Mr Wilson is also a GCSE examiner for Maths with the AQA exam board which gives him a good insight into how GCSE papers are constructed and marked. He also has a small Maths tuition business in which he provides private one-to-one maths lessons.
When not in school he lives locally with his wife and four children, one of whom attends Kingsmead. He is a member of St Mary’s Church, Upton where he helps to lead the Explorers group, and he is a member of the Children’s Management Committee. He is also a keen sportsman and runs for Wallasey Running Club, plays football, competes in Triathlons and cycles to school most days

Mrs Austin studied Zoology at Nottingham University where she gained a BSc (Hons) degree. She then taught English as a Foreign Language for several years in Zaragoza and Madrid as well as summer posts in Cambridge and Chester. On returning to the UK she went to Liverpool University for her Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Over her teaching career she has taught A level and GCSE Biology, and Science at GCSE and KS3 as well as GCSE Food and Nutrition. She very much enjoys her role as form tutor at Kingsmead and greatly appreciates the special, supportive, Christian environment.

Outside school, Mrs Austin enjoys family time, travel, sewing, reading, bird-watching. She worships at St Barnabas Church in Bromborough.

Ms Byrne came to Kingsmead with a University of Birmingham Physical Education BA, and almost matchless enthusiasm!

Her impressive sports record includes being a former county hockey player and a former captain of Cheshire Women’s Cricket Team. These days, she loves Salsa and is a member of the drumming group La Bomba.

Mr Christensen was born in Ballarat (a Koorie word which means ‘meeting place’) in Victoria, Australia. It is famous for two reasons; the first being something of a Mecca for gold prospectors in the 1850s, and the second, a notoriety for staging the infamous Eureka Stockade rebellion of 1854.

He completed an Arts degree at La Trobe University, Melbourne; majoring in English and History. As an undergraduate, Mr Christensen keenly pursued his other love – film – as a hobby, and then took a year out to work as a freelance script writer for various community arts groups.

After completing postgraduate studies in Librarianship & Information Management, Mr Christensen worked as an administrator at the University of Ballarat for eight years, and discovered that the part of the job he found most rewarding was helping students and he pursued further postgraduate study in Education.

Mr Christensen first visited England in 1995 and fell in love with the place for its rich history and natural beauty. He returned several times before finally moving here permanently in Autumn, 2000.

He has held teaching jobs in the private and public sector since then, and feels very fortunate to have found Kingsmead, where he began teaching in September 2006. Mr Christensen says that the place feels very much like a small country school in Australia, where pupils develop friendships across age and year levels, and where there is a palpable sense of community, and everyone is valued and respected.

His hobbies include playing cricket (no surprises for an Aussie!), chess, music and exploring new places. He also retains a keen interest in film and drama, having directed several school productions over the years.