Mathematics Department

Ms Louise Ward, BSc, MSc

Head of Mathematics

Ms Ward started teaching at Brentwood School in 2016, having previously taught at the Sydney Russell School. She teaches in both the Maths and Physics departments as well as being a Second Year tutor. She has a degree in Theoretical Physics for Trinity College, Dublin. She also attained a Masters in Astrophysics from Queen Mary University before studying for her PGCE at King’s College, London.

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Mr Tim Acton, BSc
Deputy Head of Mathematics

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Miss Gemma Bacon, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics

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Mr Thomas Beedell, BSc, MA
Director of Studies

Teacher of Mathematics

Mr Thomas Beedell is Director of Studies and a former Head of Department. He joined Brentwood School in 2013, having previously taught at Sydney Russell School. He has an Economics degree from London School of Economics and after completing his PGCE at King’s College London he also gained a Master’s in Mathematics Education. He is currently a 2nd year tutor and Master in Charge of Cross-country. He sits on the Senior Leadership Team.

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Mr Paul Bolton, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics

Mr Paul Bolton is currently teaching Mathematics. He joined Brentwood School in 2014, having previously taught at Campion School. He has a Mathematics degree from The University of St.Andrews. In addition to his teaching, he is a 3rd year tutor and assists with rugby and the CSU (with specific responsibility for recycling within the school).

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Dr Thomas Bourne, MA, PhD
Teacher of Mathematics

 

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Mrs Katherine Bowes, BSc, PGCE
Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs Katherine Bowes is a teacher of Mathematics, teaching across all year groups and abilities.  She joined Brentwood in January 2006 having previously taught at KEGS and St John Payne in Chelmsford.  She has a first class honours degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and a PGCE in Mathematics, both from the University of Keele.  In addition to teaching she is a support tutor for 4th/5th year, she assists with CSU and is involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as a trainer and assessor at both Bronze and Silver levels.

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Mrs Jennifer Coppin, BSc, MSc
Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs Jennifer Coppin joined Brentwood School in 1997 and had a previous career as a Professional Engineer. She teaches Maths, specialising in Mechanics at A-level Maths and Further Maths. She is also a coordinator for the Maths IB courses and teaches the Higher Level Maths IB. She has an Engineering Science degree from the University of Exeter and a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Glasgow. Her PGCE was completed at King’s College, London. 

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Mr Tony Drake, MA
Teacher of Mathematics

Mr Tony Drake joined the Mathematics Department after graduating from Cambridge University and teaching briefly at Haileybury College. During a long teaching career at Brentwood he has been responsible for running public examinations and was Head of Mathematics for nineteen years. Now working on a part time basis, he particularly enjoys teaching Pure Maths at Sixth Form level.

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Mr Richard Ewin, BSc
Co-ordinator of 
A Level Mathematics
Teacher of Maths & Physics

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Miss Grace Furnell, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics

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Miss Stephanie Hunter, BSc (OB)
Teacher of Mathematics

Miss Hunter, an Old Brentwood, started teaching at Brentwood School in 2017, having previously taught in the primary sector at a local school in Billericay. She attained a first class Economics degree from the University of Warwick before studying for her PGCE. In addition to teaching, she is a Second Year form tutor, co-ordinator of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and coaches an U13 girls hockey team.

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Miss Cassandra Panteli, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics and Physics

 

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Mr Brian Paredes, BA, MA
Teacher of Mathematics

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Ms Dina Porovic, MSc
Teacher of Mathematics
Director of Teaching and Learning 
                                                                                              
Mrs Dina Porovic is Director of Teaching & Learning. She joined Brentwood School in 2014 as Head of Mathematics, having previously been Head of Mathematics at the Stephen Perse Foundation and Head of PSHE & Citizenship at St Albans School. She has a mathematics masters degree from Imperial College London. She trained on the Teach First programme. In addition to her teaching she runs mathematics support sessions for younger pupils and mathematical enrichment in the 6th Form. She sits on the Senior Leadership Team.

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Miss Emily Preston, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics

Miss Emily Preston is currently teaching Mathematics. She joined Brentwood School in 2015, having just completed her degree in Mathematics at the University of Exeter. In addition to her teaching, she is the Co-ordinator for the Duke of Edinburgh's Silver Award, she coaches the U12B netball team and assists in the dance department and with swimming galas.

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Miss Lauren Ramshaw, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics

Miss Lauren Ramshaw is a teacher of Mathematics and a Fourth Year form tutor. She joined Brentwood School in January 2016 after previously teaching at Mayflower High School in Billericay and The Bromfords School in Wickford. She gained a first class honours degree in Mathematical Sciences from Oxford Brookes University and a PGCE in Mathematics from King’s College London. She is a qualified Advanced Skills Teacher and mentors newly qualified teachers.

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Mr Charles Wakeling, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics

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 Fifth 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.

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Mr Tuan Lai, BSc
Teacher of Mathematics

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Mr David Wood, BSc, MSc (OB)
Teacher of Mathematics

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