Economics Department


Mr Adam Dean, BSc, MA
Head of Economics
Director of Digital Learning

Mr Dean read business finance and economics at the University of East Anglia in the late 1990’s and has been teaching since 2003. Having previously taught in Kent, London, and Dubai, Mr Dean joined the School from Kent College, Canterbury in January 2015. In 2014, he completed his MA in Education at Canterbury Christ Church University where his thesis explored the role of technology in teacher professional development. Having previously held examiner positions with AQA and OCR, Mr Dean currently marks the IB economics higher level paper 2. In addition to his role in the Economics Department, Mr Dean holds the post of Director of Digital Learning.



Mr Nigel Carr, MA, MA (Econ. Ed) ACEM, 
Teacher of Economics

Mr Carr read economics at Cambridge and joined Brentwood School in 1977 after a very brief spell in the Civil Service as an economist. During his time at Brentwood, he has been Head of Economics and Business Studies and has taught economics, business studies and mathematics to A Level and taught IB economics when it was first introduced. His specialist area is macro-economics and he ran the CCF, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and helps with fencing. Mr Carr has also run a day house and the boys’ boarding house and was appointed Deputy Head in 2001. He retired as Deputy Head in 2015 and now teaches part-time.


Mr Jonathan Cohen, BSc, MEd
Deputy Head (Staffing, Operations & Co-Curricular) 
Teacher of Economics

Mr Cohen is Deputy Head responsible for the professional development of the teaching staff and the leadership of Brentwood’s co-curricular programme. He joined Brentwood in June 2015, having previously worked at Haileybury College in Hertfordshire as Head of Economics and Director of Professional Development from 2006. Prior to teaching, he enjoyed a career in investment banking in the City. He has a BSc in Economics from the University of Bath, an MEd in Educational Leadership from the University of Buckingham and is currently studying for a PhD in Education at the University of Bath. He is also a keen coach and referee/umpire of rugby, football, hockey and cricket.


Mr Anthony Giles, BA
Teacher of Business Studies and Economics
Deputy Head of Third Year



Mr Phil Rees, BA, BSA
Teacher of Economics

Mr Rees has taught for 35 years and spent 19 of those at Brentwood School. He held the post of Head of Economics for many years and was also Boarding Housemaster (Hough House Boys Boarding) up until December 2016. His subject specialism is micro-economics, especially oligopoly and European Economics. Away from work, his hobbies include golf and travel.



Mr Charles Wakeling, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics, Business Studies & Economics

Mr Wakeling started teaching at Brentwood School in 2016, having previously taught at Westcliff High School for Boys. He teaches in both the Mathematics and Economics departments as well as being a Third Year tutor. He has a joint degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Warwick and studied for his PGCE at the University of Buckingham. In addition to his teaching he runs mathematics support and enrichment sessions for students and plays an active role within the School's Combined Cadet Force and water polo team.