Staff profiles

Asma BashierASMA BASHIER

SAFEGUARDING AND WELFARE OFFICER

Asma has been working at the college for four years

As one of the college’s safeguarding and welfare officers, my role is to support students with any concerns or situations regarding safety and wellbeing, to help you keep on track with your studies. The service we provide is practical, with the aim of supporting all students’ needs in any way we can. We are a dedicated team here to help all students. There are no issues too big or small.

 

Barbara WalshBARBARA WALSH

PROGRAMME TEAM MANAGER FOR ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION

Studied at University College Cork (French & Italian), Institute of Technology Carlow (Electronic Engineering) and University of Greenwich (PGCE) and has been teaching for six years.

“Students can expect a practical approach to learning about both engineering and construction. They will have the opportunity to go on work experience and site visits to a variety of local and national companies. With high achievement rates across the programme, students can expect to progress to a range of universities and apprenticeships.”

 

Beth HarrisBETH HARRIS

Sports Academy Manager

Studied at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge and University of Bangor, North Wales and has been working at NewVIc for six and half years.

The Sports Academy team are responsible for delivering all sport and health programmes at the college. We provide opportunities for students to be involved in sport from beginner to elite level, represent the college in one of our 11 competitive sports teams or be part of our elite Basketball, Cricket and Sports Leadership Academies. We also offer 15 different drop-in sports sessions each week. The Sports Academy team are very experienced in working with talented students, and helping them achieve the best possible outcomes in their sporting careers, whilst helping them balance this with their academic endeavours.”

Carina AncellCARINA ANCELL

HONOURS PROGRAMME MANAGER

Carina studied BA History at Oxford University and MA Intellectual and Cultural history at Queen Mary University of London and has been teaching for twelve years.

“The Honours Programme gives gifted and talented students the opportunity to take part in an exciting and challenging range ofactivities which will help them to achieve their verybest at A-level, encourage curiosity about their subjects and the world around them and supportand advise students with their applications to research intensive universities. We have had great success on the programme and students enjoybeing part of a stimulating learning environment with like-minded peers. In the past few yearswe have sent students to leading universitiesincluding Oxford and Cambridge and hundreds of students to Russell Group universities overall.”

 

Danny ChilversDANNY CHILVERS

Programme Team Manager for travel, tourism and sport

Danny studied at Hull University and has been teaching for fourteen years.

 If you study at NewVIc you will learn in a variety of methods, alongside meeting friendly teachers who will support you throughout your time with us. We offer study visits including UK and European destinations which will broaden your knowledge of your chosen courses. We teach using a host of practical activities which will develop your skills and awareness of your subject.”

 

Deborah HiliardDEBORAH HILIARD

Visual Impairment Specialist

Studied at University of London and Institute of Education, London and has been working at NewVIc for four years including two on secondment from Newham Service for the Visually Impaired at Tunmarsh.

“As a Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired I support students with a wide range of visual impairments on a one-to-one basis. I assess student’s vision and produce action plans recommending teaching strategies and resources. I adapt teaching materials into large print or braille, and recommend exam access arrangements.  I teach students how to use assistive technology and work with teaching staff to give students the best possible access to the curriculum.”

 

Diane BruelDIANE BRUEL

European Links Coordinator and Teacher of French

Diane studied English Degree at University of La Sorbonne (Paris IV) and European Master’s Degree in Teaching of French as a Foreign Language (Master FLE) at University of Nanterre (Paris X) combined with a PGCE at the University
of Cumbria and has been teaching for seven years.

Studying French not only improves your communication skills, it also gives you the opportunity to discuss global issues and gain a better understanding of French society. At NewVIc you will take part in several projects with our partner schools in France. Our A-level French results are constantly good and many of our students choose to pursue a language career or combine French with the subject of their choice, such as business or drama.”

 

Diarmuid BrennanDIARMUID BRENNAN

TEACHER OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN

"Diarmuid studied at the UProduct Design and Mechanical Engineering are extremely important fields with a wide range of career opportunities. A major aspect of both these subject areas is the ability to solve problems and think outside the box. Mechanical Engineering deals with solving more technical problems, while Product Design involves coming up with innovative solutions to help improve existing products or even create entirely new ones. Students from previous years have gone on to study in universities such as Brunel University and Queen Mary University of London.niversity of Limerick and has been teaching for six years.

Emma J WoodEMMA J WOOD

TEACHER OF HEALTH STUDIES, CHILDCARE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

"The Level 2 CACHE course is a highly interesting, rewarding, exciting and thought-provoking course. This course will stretch and challenge the students both vocationally and academically. As a part of the programme, students are required to undertake 250 work experience hours in a school and nursery setting. They will be supported by their teachers and mentors to plan and develop creative, exciting and structured activities for the children. With very high achievement rates across the Level 2 programme, students can expect to progress on to the Level 3 CACHE course or the Level 3 BTEC Health and Social Care course."

 

Isa IjaleISA IJALE

TEACHER OF BUSINESS, LEAD INTERNAL VERIFIER AND LEARNING COACH

Studied at the University of Westminster, London School of Economics and completed his Masters at the London Institute of Education in Teaching and Learning.

I have been working at NewVIc for the last two years as a Business teacher and Learning coach. I have been fortunate to work in a department that is packed with colleagues that have real world business experience like me from the banking industry. This variety of experience of colleagues and up-to-date subject knowledge allows students to achieve outstanding results. My job as learning coach also allows me to work with other departments; working alongside colleagues to continuously improve teaching and learning which in turn enables students achieve excellent results at the college.

 

Jermaine D'SouzaJERMAINE D'SOUZA

INTRA-COLLEGE SPORTS ACTIVATOR, NEWVIC SPORTS ACADEMY

Studied sports development, coaching and fitness at NewVIc then went on to study sports development at Winchester University. Has been working at NewVIc for four years.

"I am an intra-college sports activator, responsible for delivering in-house competitions, working closely with curriculum teams, and leading gym inductions. I am also head coach for the men’s basketball academy and women’s “here come the girls ambassadors.

The sports academy team run over 32 different sporting activities a week, from drop-in sessions to competitive team sports. If you’re a beginner or an elite athlete, we can work with you and enhance your experience whilst at NewVIc."

 

JERRY ST. LOUIS

SENIOR YOUTH AND SAFETY WORKER

“The college has three dedicated youth and safety workers. My role at the college involves supporting students and making sure they are safe in and outside college and everyone follows the Code of Conduct. I have a lot of experience in supporting young people with pressures of life and society. I will help to ensure you do your best in your studies. I also run a number of specialist support groups at lunchtime for students.”

 

Joanne HarrisJOANNE HARRIS

Student Safeguarding and Welfare Adviser

Studied Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Science & World Development at NewVIc and then Human Rights with Photography at Roehampton University.

“years, starting as an Academic Learning Mentor and now as a welfare adviser. My role is to ensure students’ wellbeing is maintained throughout their college experience despite hardships they may face. I act as a point of referral and work one-to-one with students and offer support on issues such as financial concerns, homelessness, relationships, mediation, mental health, substance misuse, emotional concerns, and social services.”

 

Karen DalyKAREN DALY

Teacher OF Travel and Tourism

Studied at NewVIc and Luton University.

“I teach on the Travel and Tourism programme which is an exciting course at NewVIc we have worked hard to develop a course that includes strong industry links with partners including London City Airport, top London hotels such as the Ritz, Marriot and Ramada and leading Tour Operator First Choice. We offer an extensive programme of study visits to broaden the students understanding of the travel industry including annual residential visits to Cornwall and Spain. Our learners work hard to develop their independent study skills and progress on to Universities such as Westminster, Middlesex and Queen Mary or employment.”

 

Kenneth BowaziKENNETH BOWAZI

TEACHER OF BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Kenneth studied a Diploma in Quantity Surveying at Malawi Polytechnic, BSc in Construction Economics at University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa, a BSc Honours in Quantity Surveying, MSc in Built Environment at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and a PGCE DTLLS (Diploma of Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) at the University of Greenwich in London. He has been teaching at NewVIc for six years.

"I encourage all students aspiring to be Architects, Civil Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and Construction Project Managers to make NewVIc their stepping stone. Students have progressed to University and apprenticeship schemes in different organisations including Transport for London."


Kossar YasinKOSSAR YASIN

NUMERACY TEACHER

Has been working for the college for six and a half years

“I work in the Skills Centre where students receive support from numeracy, literacy and dyslexia teachers. They may be taught as part of a small group or individually. After initial assessment, students receive a tailored individual learning plan to help them bridge any gaps in their numeracy or literacy skills. I enjoy teaching maths both in the Skills Centre and in the classroom. It always amazes me to see how students’ levels and confidence improve as they progress through the year in their workshops.”

 

Lisa SocratesLISA SOCRATES

TEACHER OF FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES

Lisa studied at the University of Buckingham, Warwick University, Middlesex University, University College London (PhD) and has been teaching for 25 years.

"Students gain a tremendous range of knowledge and skills by studying film and media, preparing them for further studies and for the world of work. These subjects offer students film and media literacy to understand wider social developments, whilst building their analytical, written and team collaboration skills. Students have progressed to various theory or production-based courses at Queen Mary University of London, Ravensbourne, Middlesex University and Bournemouth Film School."

 

MAUREEN REYNOLDS

LEARNER SUPPORT PRACTITIONER

“My role is to support Special Educational Needs (SEN) students both in-class and off-site with academic and pastoral care. I use a range of strategies to aid the students learning. I enjoy helping the students to learn new skills and always promote independence whenever possible. It gives me pleasure seeing the students make progress and achieving. Having an input into their success is very rewarding.”

 

Mohammad ChaudharyMOHAMMAD CHAUDHARY

Student Finance Advisor

Studied at University of East London and has been working at NewVIc for three and a half years.

My role at the college is to help students who have any difficulties with the cost of studying. We have a range of ways to help, including regular bursary payments throughout the year, one off-payment for trips, equipment and other essentials for your course and we also offer free meals available to a large number of students. I am here to help you apply for support, answer any questions and also run drop-in sessions every day to help you with any financial queries.”

Mohammed HussainMOHAMMED HUSSAIN

TEACHER OF ENGLISH

Studied BA (Hons) English and History.

"Before taking my PGCE in English I worked as a Senior Sales Manager for the Dixons/PC World Group. My ten years’ commercial experience combined with my education level and teaching skills help empower students to feel that they can achieve great things in life. Helping students achieve their dreams by gaining vital English qualifications inspires and motivates me. NewVIc is a wonderful, welcoming community that guides students on the often challenging path to success."


Moyra SamuelsMOYRA SAMUELS

Teacher of Childcare and Education

Moyra studied BA English and Psychology at University of Natal, Durban, South Africa and BSc Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London and has been teaching for over 25 years.

The CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) prepares students to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged five to seven years. This qualification gives students the right skills to be able to enter employment as Early Years Educators or access Higher Education. Students receive support from experienced tutors to complete applications to university to progress to either an Early Childhood Studies or Primary Education degree course. Past students have progressed onto Child nursing or Psychology degree courses.”

 

Nathan BaileyNATHAN BAILEY

Learning Support Practitioner

Has been working at NewVIc for four years.

I work as a Learner Support Practitioner within the Inclusive Learning team and I am responsible for offering support to students with a wide range of different needs. This includes using adaptive resources and differentiating tasks, which will enable students to overcome barriers to their learning and achieve their goals. The students are our main concern and I feel really privileged to have an input in their success and progression.”

 

PAUL PALUCH-EDWARDS

TEACHER OF GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS AND WORLD DEVELOPMENT

Paul studied at the University of Leeds and the Institute of Education and has been teaching for five years.

I teach both Government and Politics and World Development. Both subjects offer an exciting insight into politics, society and current affairs. Politics has both a British and ideological focus whereas World Development offers a broader perspective on global issues, in particular focusing on poverty and inequality. Students can expect an interactive approach to teaching and learning using a range of materials, including: articles, books, videos, TV and the internet. Students are expected to be independent, able to discuss and debate and write academic essays. Many of our students have gone onto study politics and international relations at universities such as Goldsmiths and Queen Mary University of London.”

 

Peter JewettPETER JEWETT

Teacher of Engineering and Learning Champion

Peter studied at King Alfred’s College – Winchester (BEd Hons), Trenton State College – New Jersey, Middlesex University (MA), University of Brighton (Post Graduate Certificate in Education Studies) and has been teaching for over 23 years.

Engineering students get a mixture of hands-on teaching and top quality theory lessons delivered by a wide range of professionals. Many of our students progress from Level 2 to Level 3 and then to an Apprenticeship or University studying a broad range of Engineering subjects such as Civil Engineering and Aerospace. I also teach Honours students who wish to work in Science and Engineering areas and are applying to top universities in Britain and the United States.”

 

DR STEVEN KERN

YOUTH ACTIVITIES LEADER

“Our Student Development provision forms a focal point of your student experience at NewVIc. My role it to ensure that every student has the opportunity to further develop their employability and leadership skills. Our team will actively encourage you to challenge yourself and engage in an unrivalled range of exciting and exclusive development opportunities through our Nrich programme or the Student Union.  Here at NewVIc there is no limit to your ambition, whether you want to run your own money making business, speak with MPs at Downing street about national policy or join a volunteering expedition to Tanzania, we can support you in making it a reality.”

 

SUZANNE KEYS

STUDENT COUNSELLOR

Studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University and has been working at NewVIc since 2000.

“I love working at NewVIc and being there for students when they are going through difficult times. I know how hard it is to focus on your studies when you are confused, unhappy, stressed, anxious or depressed. My job is to help students work through whatever is going on for them (big or small) so they are more able to achieve their potential in all aspects of their college life.”