Miss S Brading, Head of Primary
Miss Brading graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with a first class BA Honours degree in Primary Education specialising in ICT and secured her first teaching post as a result of a successful final practice. In her second year of teaching, she was appointed leader of modern foreign languages and progressed in the next year to lead Computing within her school. In the capacity of this role she revamped the technology which was on offer and raised the profile of Computing through appointing a student body of Digital Leaders. That same year she was selected and invited to take part in the Future Leaders Programme aimed at outstanding practitioners who aspire to lead. With successful completion of this opportunity, Miss Brading was appointed Key Stage One Leader. Within this role, she drove successful initiatives to improve outcomes at the end of Key Stage One, particularly for the most able pupils. She also obtained the National Qualification for Middle Leaders as a result. Finally, Miss Brading joined The Hundred of Hoo Academy to be part of the exciting challenge of establishing its new primary. She also led Year 1 across the Williamson Trust alongside Computing. Within both roles, Miss Brading, uncompromisingly, aspired to improve teaching and learning to ensure that our pupils within our Academy, and the Trust, received the best learning experiences. She is a qualified SLE of English, Phonics, Computing and Support for Most Able Pupils. In January 2017, Miss Brading was given the honour of leading the Primary within The Hundred of Hoo Academy as Head of School.
Ms H Kunaseelan, EYFS Class Teacher
Ms Kunaseelan began her career in Early Years in 2009, and has gained experience in a variety of different schools and pre-school settings in that time. During the two years before joining the Hundred of Hoo Academy, she worked as a Special Needs Co-ordinator for a large, outstanding preschool on the Kent coast. Part of her role involved aiding and assisting with the individual needs of children aged 2-4 across three preschool settings. She joined the Hundred of Hoo Academy in 2016 to become part of this exciting new venture, taking the opportunity to complete her teacher training and PGCE in Primary Education. She is passionate about the Early Years curriculum, and fulfilling the Williamson Trusts vision to achieve the best outcomes possible for our children.
Miss K Pope, Year 1 Class Teacher
It gives me great pleasure to be in this position as a Year 1 teacher. I have a passioin to inspire our youngest pupils through their first years at school. The past 4 years of my studies have ensured that a high quality of a child's learning has been embedded, with a strong understanding of how each child is unique. Furthermore, my 5 years of experience in working with the Academy has embedded the expectations and values that we believe in are met. Adopting a firm but fair teaching style that is versatile, will be of benefit to each and every child.
Miss G Blackwell, Year 2 Class Teacher
Miss Blackwell graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with an upper second class BA Honours degree in Primary Education, specialising in Maths and Geography, and gained experience in a variety of different schools and year groups. Miss Blackwell joined The Hundred of Hoo Academy in 2017 to be part of the exciting challenge of establishing its new primary. She was appointed the first year 2 teacher to support the children in reaching their goals, and passing the standardised attainment tests at the end of the year. Miss Blackwell is passionate about inclusion and enforcing growth mindset within her classroom, when fulfilling the Williamson Trusts Vision that there is no ceiling to a child’s learning.