Physics Department

Mr Robert Jukes, MA
Head of Physics

"I don’t know how fast I was going but I can tell you exactly where I was"

Mr Jukes enjoys big demonstrations and exciting practical lessons. He delves beneath the surface of physics to explore the underlying mathematics, in particular when it comes to music

Ms C Astolfi, MA
Teacher of Physics

Mr Christopher Beadling, BSc
Teacher of Physics

Mr Beadling has been teaching since 2005 after obtaining a Physics with Space Science and Technology degree from the University of Leicester and a PGCE from the School of Education at the University of Leicester. From 2008 to 2017 he was a professional Fencing Coach in the East Midlands; coaching at Uppingham School, Stamford School, the Universities of Leicester and De Montfort as well as being Head Coach at Leicester Fencing Club for the last several years. His love of Physics was inspired by Star Trek and science fiction and he often uses these examples in his teaching. He has taught GCSE Electronics which coincides with a passion for gadgets and technology.

Mrs Siobhan Rice, BSc
Teacher of Physics

Mr Luke Harvey, BSc
Teacher of Physics

Mr Leigh Jenkins, MSc, FRAS
Teacher of Physics

"If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”   
Mr Jenkins is our fountain of knowledge - especially in the vast topic of Astronomy - and engages with pupils to ensure that lessons are both entertaining and factual.


Mr James Moore, BA
Teacher of Physics

Dr Justin Palfreyman, MSc, PhD
Teacher of Physics

Mrs Hazel Archer
Senior Physics Technician


Mr Patrick Atkinson
Physics Technician

Mrs Mandy Webber
First Year Science Technician

Mrs Fiona Penfold, Science Technician