SIAN MAY

Geology

Sian studied Geology at Jesus college Oxford and then completed her PhD on the tectonics of South Brazil, at the Open University in Milton Keynes. She then went on to teach Science (physics) in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion for 20 years and then Geology at Tasker Milward in Haverfordwest for the last 7 years. Her current interests are in Hydrogeology, geothermal energy and the nature of springs.

JULIA HADDOCK

Maths | Chemistry

Jules worked for Pfizer for 10 years after completing her degree, then converted via GTP to gain qualified teacher status. Jules has been teaching maths, chemistry and physics at GCSE and maths and chemistry at A level for the past 5 years. She is training to be an Irlens diagnoser and understands a wide range of SEN conditions.

TRUDY CRADDOCK

Biology

Trudy studied Combined Science (Biology & Geology) at the University of Leicester before embarking on a teaching career. Trudy taught in the UK for 12 years, her roles involved KS4 and then KS3 coordinator, Local Authority Science ‘advisor’, Deputy Leader of Science. For the past 9 years Trudy has worked for OCR exam board marking A-level Biology papers, writing GCSE & A-level Biology resources and writing and checking A-level Geology exam papers. Trudy has been working with Pembrokeshire College Online for 7 years.

HELEN COOMER

Maths | Physics

After completing her masters degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Helen worked as a research scientist in the civil service, during which time she undertook her PhD. Helen then spent several years as a scientist and manager for multinational companies before moving into teaching.

MARTIN NEEVE

Maths

Martin taught in a Grammar school for 39 years. His main subject was mathematics, he was head of mathematics for 30 of those years and Assistant Head for 20 with responsibility for Mathematics and Assessment. He taught mathematics throughout the school form Year 7 up to A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics in years 12 and 13. He has taught online for Pembrokeshire College for three years.

JAMES KIRKPATRICK

Computer Science

After a 23-year career in HM Forces, James studied Computing and Information Technology via the Open University before entering the arena of business management training and development. In 2015, he moved his career focus to Computer Science, when he became the Business Development Manager for a technology company providing web-based digital solutions to Small and Medium size enterprises. During this time, he also delivered online A level Computer Science for the College. In 2016, James developed
and started delivering Computer Science for at both A Level and GCSE for Pembrokeshire College Online.

SUSANN BARRACLOUGH

English

Susann has a sound background in pedagogics and psychology alongside the methodology of English language teaching having acquired a Masters Degree in Pedagogics specialising in the delivery of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) as well as History at Leipzig University, Germany. Her particular interests lie in all aspects of linguistics but especially within phonetics and phonology. She has specialised in the delivery of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) classes. Susann has been teaching English (this includes EFL, Literacy, English KS 3-4) in schools, colleges and community centres since 2007, both in the UK and Germany, and added a qualification in Online Tutoring to her teaching repertoire in 2016.

SHARON LLOYD

Physics

Sharon obtained her Bachelors degree from Southampton University and her Masters degree from Northern Arizona University. She has taught for about 35 years, much of it overseas in international schools. She has a lot of experience with the International Baccalaureate but now focuses on BTEC and A level.