Biology Department

 

Mr Gareth Lewis, MSc
Director of Science
Teacher of Biology

Mr Lewis previously taught at Ardingly College, West Sussex. He graduated from the University of Southampton with an MSci (Hons) in Marine Biology. During his degree he spent a month researching Tropical Reef Ecology at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies and completed his masters dissertation on a Geoengineering project in the Southern Ocean. He then went on to complete a Post Graduate Certificate of Education at the University of Sussex. Mr Lewis mentors the Oxbridge Biologists, supervises the Sixth Form Biology Society, coaches the U13B rugby team and is a Sixth Form tutor.

GAL@brentwood.essex.sch.uk

                                                                                                                             


Dr Emma Jane Paredes, PhD
Head of Biology

EJP@brentwood.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Rachael Bentley, BSc
Teacher of Biology
Deputy Director of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Mrs Rachael Bentley is currently teaching Biology. She joined Brentwood School in 2015, having previously taught at the Anglo European School and overseas for 15 years in Thailand, Hong Kong and Dubai. She has a Pharmacology and Physiology degree and PGCE from the University of Sheffield and then gained a Diploma in Mid- Level Leadership from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition to her teaching, she is the Deputy Director IB

RJB@brentwood.essex.sch.uk

Miss Jane Byrne, MSc
Teacher of Biology

Miss Byrne graduated from the University of Cardiff with a BSc (Hons) in Genetics, before completing an MSc in Medical MicroBiology at Westminster University and a PGCE. Before teaching, she worked at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford as a Microbiologist and at University College London Hospital as a Clinical Scientist of Virology.

JPB@brentwood.essex.sch.uk

Mr Joseph Davies, BA
Teacher of Biology

 

JOD@brentwood.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Pamela Ebden BSc, MSc
Teacher of Biology
First Year Science Co-ordinator

Mrs Ebden graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc (Hons) in Biology before completing an MSc in Human and Applied Physiology at King’s College, London and then a PGCE. Before teaching, she worked as a Scientific Officer at the Army Personnel Research Establishment. She is also an examiner for both OCR and IB Biology. She is Assistant Housemistress of South House and helps organise the Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

PME@brentwood.essex.sch.uk

Mr Keith Gray, BSc
Teacher of Biology
Deputy Head of First Year

Mr Gray graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc (Hons) in Zoology before completing a PGCE. He then taught at Woodford County High (all girls selective), Coopers Coborn and Southend Grammar School for Boys before joining us. He is Assistant Housemaster of Weald House, a Pilot Officer in the RAF section of the CCF and Deputy Head of First Year.

KWG@brentwood.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Victoria Kerslake, BSc
Teacher of Biology

Mrs Kerslake graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc (Hons) in Biology and then completed her PGCE at the Institute of Education in London. She is an examiner for OCR responsible for moderation of A2 practical assessments.

VLK@brentwood.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Gemma Robertson, BSc (OB)
Teacher of Biology

 

GSR@brentwood.essex.sch.uk

Ms Sophie St Clair Jones, BA
Teacher of Biology

 

SCJ@brentwood.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Cathryn Getting, Senior Biology Technician

Mrs Joan Jenkins, Biology Technician

Mrs Fiona Penfold, Science Technician