• Senior Leadership
  • Teaching Staff
  • Pastoral Staff
  • Support Staff
  • Governors
  • Senior Leadership

    Kerry Burnham

    Headteacher

    Kerry Burnham is a graduate of the University of Exeter and an Advanced Skills Mathematics Teacher who has taught in the state sector since 1998.

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    Joe Rowing

    Deputy Headteacher

    Joe is responsible for the school’s pastoral system and residential provision.

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    Will Denford

    Business Manager

    Will has over 10 years experience in educational and financial management.

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    Liam Cantle

    Assistant Headteacher

    Liam is responsible for academic progress and support. He is a Mathematics graduate of Warwick University and completed his PGCE at the University of Exeter.

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    Teaching Staff

    Stuart Allen

    Teacher of Mathematics

    Stuart joined the EMS teaching team in September 2016. A graduate of the University of Plymouth, Stuart has been teaching in the South West for over fifteen years.

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    Will Braithwaite

    Teacher of Physics

    Will is joining EMS for a one-year development post during which he will conduct research to improve teaching and learning.

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    Melanie Dennig

    Lead teacher of Computer Science

    Melanie joined the EMS team in September 2018, following her son’s successful completion of his A-level studies with us.

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    Will Halwyn

    Teacher of Mathematics

    Will studied Maths at Cambridge University, specialising in Pure Mathematics such as Algebraic Topology.

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    Ed Horncastle

    Teacher of Physics and Computer Science

    Ed is the lead teacher for the Exeter Mathematics Certificate (EMC). Having gained a first class degree in Geophysics at Liverpool University, Ed went on to complete his PhD in Theoretical Physics.

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    Lewis Roberts

    Teacher of Mathematics

    Lewis has a passion for learning, having secured degrees from the Universities of Oxford (MPhys), Bristol (PhD) and Exeter (maths PGCE);

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    Malcolm Simpson

    Teacher of Physics and Mathematics

    Malcolm is the lead teacher for Physics.  He joined the school in September 2015 having taught successfully in both comprehensive and selective schools.

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    Claire Willman

    Teacher of Mathematics

    An exceptionally experienced and highly regarded teacher, Claire is the lead teacher for mathematics.  She joined us in 2015 from Exeter College, where she had taught successfully for the last 30 years.

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    Pastoral Staff

    Bill Hughes

    Pastoral Accommodation Tutor

    Bill joined the accommodation team in September 2017 bringing with him over ten years experience in schools.

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    Charlotte King

    Pastoral Support Tutor

    Charlotte has extensive experience working in a post-16 setting and is well aware of the issues that affect our students.

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    Carly Miller

    Pastoral Accommodation Tutor

    Carly supports our residential students on Monday and Tuesday nights.

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    Grace Strachan

    Lead Pastoral and Accommodation Tutor

    Grace’s role is based in accommodation where she offers support to students with any day to day tasks or worries.

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    Support Staff

    Sophie Brown

    Outreach Coordinator

    If an event needs organising – Sophie’s the one to call upon.

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    Susie Catling

    Outreach & Admissions Coordinator

    Susie is responsible for our Admissions and Administration and is the first port of call for enquiries.

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    Julia Gardner

    Receptionist

    Julia joined the team in September 2015 and is there with a smile to greet every person who walks through the door.

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    Tamsin Loudon

    Finance Assistant

    Tamsin is responsible for the day-to-day accounts of the School.

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    Jill Williams

    Exams Officer and Clerk to Governors

    Jill has responsibility for the smooth running of exams at EMS as well as providing administrative support to  the School’s Governing Board.

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    Governor Profiles

    Anne Oxborough OBE

    Chair of Governors

    In February 2013, Anne retired following a successful career as a highly regarded, student-centred lecturer, tutor and senior leader.

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    Professor Trevor Bailey

    Governor

    Trevor is Professor of Applied and Computational Statistics at the University of Exeter.

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    Dr Sally Basker

    Governor

    Dr Sally Basker is CEO of Exeter Science Park Ltd (ESPL).

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    Kerry Burnham

    Headteacher/Governor

    Kerry Burnham is a graduate of the University of Exeter and an Advanced Skills Mathematics Teacher who has taught in the state sector since 1998.

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    Liam Cantle

    Assistant Headteacher/Governor

    Liam is a Mathematics graduate of Warwick University and completed his PGCE at the University of Exeter.

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    Joanna Davoile

    Parent Governor

    Joanna is Head of Strategy, Policy and Performance for a large housing association delivering new affordable homes.

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    Philip Jenkinson DL

    Vice Chair of Governors

    Philip is a former solicitor who spent many years working in local government.

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    Jenny Leach

    Governor

    Jenny Leach worked in finance before doing her PGCE in Secondary Business and IT Education.

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    Dr Tim Paulden

    Governor

    Tim is the Innovation & Development Manager at ATASS Sports in Exeter.

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    Linda Peka

    Governor

    Linda Peka joined the University of Exeter in September 2005. She is Director of College Services and College Registrar for the College of Life & Environmental Sciences

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    Dave Tarbet

    Governor

    Dave is a qualified accountant with 25 years commercial, finance and business experience across a range of sectors including engineering, business advisory and accounting, air transport and healthcare.

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    Professor Pete Vukusic

    Governor

    Pete is Professor of BioPhotonics and is the Associate Dean for Education in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter.

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    Anna Ward

    Parent Governor

    Anna’s professional background is in marketing and communications, although she has spent the last 6 years establishing a new secondary free school.

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