• 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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    Liam Cantle

    Assistant Headteacher

    Computing Hub Director

    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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    Nicola Mitchell

    Business Manager

    Nicola joined the EMS Senior Leadership Team in January 2019.

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    Joe Rowing

    Deputy Headteacher

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

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    Teaching Staff

    Stuart Allen

    Teacher of Maths and Lead Teacher for UCAS

    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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    Nick Dean

    Teacher of Maths

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    Melanie Dennig

    Lead teacher of Computer Science

    Computing Hub Secondary Lead

    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 Maths and Computer Science

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

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    Ed Horncastle

    Teacher of Physics and Lead Teacher of EMC

    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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    Ekaete Iboro Offong

    Teacher of Physics

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

    Cathy Kelly

    Teacher of Maths

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    Fiona Reid

    Teacher of Maths

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    Malcolm Simpson

    Lead Teacher of Physics

    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

    Lead 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

    Student 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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    Shirin Monks

    Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Pastoral

    Since graduating with a drama degree from the University of Exeter, Shirin has worked with and for young people…

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    Jade Prince

    Pastoral Accommodation Tutor

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    Grace Strachan

    Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Residential and SEND

    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

    Teacher Outreach and Computing Hub Coordinator

    PA to Headteacher

    Sophie is the key member of staff for the school’s teacher outreach activities, from physics NQT support to maths network meetings.

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    Susie Catling

    Student Outreach and Admissions Coordinator

    Susie works closely with external students, co-ordinating our student outreach programmes and admissions process.

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    Jane Lucas

    Exams Officer and Clerk to Governors

    Jane 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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    Tamsin Muir

    Finance Officer

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

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    Toria Turner

    School Administrator

    Tor is the friendly face you’ll first meet when visiting EMS.

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    Governor Profiles

    Professor Trevor Bailey

    Governor

    Trevor is the Emeritus Professor of Applied 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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    Cathy Durston

    Governor

    She is Director of College Operations at the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter.

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    Taro Fujita

    Governor

    Dr Fujita is a senior lecturer in mathematics education at the Graduate School of Education, Exeter University.

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    Jennie Hamilton

    Governor

    Jennie has worked at Exeter College for 25 years, having started as a part time teacher, working with young people with additional needs.

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    Nathan Harvey

    Parent Governor

    Nathan’s current role is Programme Director in the Fraud & Financial Crime Prevention team.

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    Philip Jenkinson DL

    Vice Chair of Governors

    Philip is a retired 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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    Jenny Long

    Parent Governor

    Jenny is a community respiratory nurse, with 26 years experience in various roles from ED to ITU, surgery, acute medicine and ophthalmology.

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    Stephen Mariadas

    Governor

    Steve is the Chief Executive Officer for the South West Institute of Technology.

    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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    Dr Tim Paulden

    Governor

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

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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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