New Staff 2017

September 7, 2017

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We are pleased to introduce our new members of staff.

Justine Mason, Principal, said ‘Getting the right people in the right places is key to any organisation’s effectiveness, and I am delighted to have added strength to our already exceptional team of teaching and support staff. We have recruited from far and wide, with Lara Miller (Geography teacher) relocating from Bradford and Dominic Osborn (Tennis Development Officer) moving from Nottingham to be part of Team Hele’s.’

‘There is a national recruitment crisis in teaching, which means it is becoming increasingly challenging for schools to attract top-class teachers. Part of our strategy at Hele’s is to spot talent and nurture and grow that talent into the profession. Samantha Metters, who joins us as a newly qualified Maths teacher, was a student at Hele’s in recent years. Sammy left us after Sixth Form to study Maths at Plymouth University, where she achieved a First-Class Honours Degree. She then returned to Hele’s for a probationary year as a Teaching Assistant to get secondary school experience. It was clear for all to see that Sammy had the flair and ability to be an outstanding teacher, and so we worked with Plymouth Teaching Schools Alliance through the Schools Direct programme to train Sam as a Maths teacher. We are thrilled that Sam achieved her Qualified Teacher Status in the summer and are even more excited to have secured her services as a fully-fledged Maths teacher at Hele’s!’

Hele’s had an Ofsted Inspection at the very end of the summer term, the first Section 5 Inspection under the new Principal, and the report is due to be published within the next 10 days.

Left to right: Lara Miller (Geography); Dominic Osborn (Tennis Development Officer); Giles King (Science); Justine Mason (Principal); Scott Addyman (PE); Lauren Parker-Smith (Social Sciences); Samantha Metters (Maths)

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