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Our Team

Huish has a great team of academic and support staff working together to create an environment where students can succeed.

Students refer to our staff by their first names and mutual respect is encouraged across our community. Like our students, our staff actively seek opportunities to develop their skills and interests and have a proactive approach to education.

If you would like to join our community then why not find out more about working for us.

Chief Executive Officer of the Richard Huish Trust

John Abbott

I was Principal of Richard Huish College from January 2013 to August 2020, and have worked at Huish since 2003 having previously been Assistant Principal and Faculty Director. I have worked in Further Education since 1995 and I am passionate about the impact it can have on everybody’s lives, but particularly young people.

Principal

Emma Fielding

I began my career in education as an Educational Researcher at the University of Cambridge before going on to train as a History and Sociology teacher. I have worked in the Post-16 educational sector since 2003.

Vice Principal: Student Support

Becky Flower

I studied at Royal Holloway University and graduated in Sociology and Social Policy. Appointed in 1998, after working in children’s social care, I started as a teacher of Health and Social Care and then became Course Manager of Sociology from 2001 -2010. I was then appointed Assistant Principal in 2013 and Vice Principal in September 2020.

Vice Principal - Curriculum and Quality

Daniel Mann

Having relocated from Hampshire where I had been an experienced Senior Manager in a multi-academy trust and worked in education for over 15 years, I joined Richard Huish College in 2022 to provide every learner with the resilience, skills, and beliefs to be the best possible version of themselves. I completed my teacher training at Oxford Brookes in 2006 and a Master’s in Social Science at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2005.

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Lonsdale

I am a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) and have been leading Finances for Richard Huish Trust since June 2016.

Chief People Officer

Steve Chattell

I have worked in or around Human Resources since 2000, in a variety of sectors and in education since 2007. Over that time I’ve enjoyed working closely with curriculum teams to ensure there is a direct link between the HR function and the quality of education at the college.

Apprenticeship and Adult Learning Lead

Saffron Lee

After completing my Masters in Photography at the University of Westminster, I trained to be a Teacher of Art and Design in Brighton. I had 18 years experience of managing A Level and BTEC courses within the Visual Arts before becoming an Assistant Principal in 2017 and then Vice Principal-Curriculum and Quality for academic year 2021-22.  I am currently on secondment, supporting The Taunton Academy, but continue to lead the Apprenticeship and Adult Learning provision at Huish. 

Assistant Principal: Humanities & Social Sciences

Martin Wren

I graduated from Brunel University in 2002 with a degree in Physical Education and Geography. I have taught PE in a diverse range of secondary environments in both the UK and Europe, specialising in curriculum development and innovation. After a successful role as Quality Nominee at Huish, I accepted the position of Assistant Principal in June 2020. Alongside this role, I also champion and manage our vocational provision.

Assistant Principal: Business and Creative Industries

Joe Bennett

I graduated from Cardiff University in 2001 before completing a PGCE in History and teaching in secondary schools. I joined Richard Huish College as a History teacher in 2008 and in 2010, was acting Course Manager for History before becoming a Curriculum Area Manager the following year.  I was appointed Assistant Principal for English, Mathematics and Science in 2013, before becoming the Assistant Principal for Business and Creative Industries in 2021.

Assistant Principal: English, Science and Mathematics

Laurie Morgan

I joined Huish in 2018 after a decade of teaching. Prior to teaching and after my engineering degree, I worked as an editor in the animation industry. I was seconded to the position of Assistant Principal for English, Science and Mathematics in September 2021.

Director of IT and Facilities

Richard Anderson

I joined in April 2015 and I ensure that the IT service to staff, students and the Richard Huish Trust runs efficiently with minimal network/service downtime. I also oversee the maintenance and improvement of the Huish estate.

Director of Student Services and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Matt Nolan

My role is to ensure that students are supported to achieve their academic potential during their time at Huish. I manage a number of areas including Student Finance, Mental Health, Sport and our EnRICH programme as well as acting as the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Director of College Information Systems and Exams

Sarah Hughes

I oversee the collection, analysis and reporting of student data for funding, planning and quality assurance purposes, and the College’s examination and assessment provision. I have worked in Education since 2005 and at Huish since 2015. I am also the College’s Data Protection Officer.

Progression and Learning Centre Manager

Richard Jones

I am responsible for the management of the Learning Centre and the Careers & Progression Team. To find out more about the services offered by the Careers and Progression team please visit the Student Life section of our website.

Head of Learning Support

Karen Delmege

I joined in August 2022 and my role is to ensure that students with SEND are supported to realise their full potential at Huish.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead/Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Emily Daly

My role is to support the mental health and wellbeing of every student. We offer a range of services and support including working closely with other agencies to ensure students can thrive here at Huish.

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer/Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Lara Blakemore

Student Finance Officer

Jo Quick

I offer support to students regarding finance, transport, bursaries and loans and exam arrangements.

Student Liaison Officer

Tara Flanagan

My role involves working with the Careers and Learning Centre team to support our students with their progression beyond Huish, particularly with their application to University/Higher Education. Additionally, I support the Student Executive with coordinating and promoting EnRICH activities.

Head of Pastoral and School Engagement

Kim Pritchard

I graduated from De Montfort University in 2002 with a BA (Hons) in Dance with Theatre and then completed a PGCE in Secondary Education Dance the year after. Since then I have taught in a range of schools and worked with students from Key Stage 1 to adults. I joined Huish in 2008 as a Dance Teacher before becoming Course Manager in 2011. Whilst working here I have also taught Sport and choreographed the college productions. I became Senior Progress Tutor in 2020 where my focus shifted to the pastoral and I started my current role in 2022.

International Student and Accommodation Officer

Maria Smith

I will be your first point of contact if you are applying to Huish from outside the UK or for boarding. I am also able to provide support throughout your time here.

Boarding House Manager

Kerry Starmer

I am the Boarding House Manager at Oak House, our boarding facility, where my role is to ensure all students feel safe and have an experience as much like home as possible.

House Parent

Susan Draycott

I am the House Parent at Oak House, our boarding facility. My role is to support and encourage students to be responsible and independent in their living environment.

Apprenticeships and Adult Learning Administrator

Louise Chattell

Adult Education Budget and Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship Programme Lead

Joanne Richards

I have been working in the Health and Social care sector since 1994 and have been an assessor and internal quality assurance since 1999. I support learners through their adult skills learning journey, through workplace learning and professional development.

Professional Accountancy Manager (AAT/ACCA)

Martin Green

I am the Course Manager for AAT and ACCA courses. After a 26 year career in Audit, Governance and Consultancy, I moved into Accountancy teaching in 2011, joining Huish in 2015.

Senior Progress Tutor

Leanna Turner

Having worked in Employability for over 12 years previously I was proud to become a Senior Progress Tutor for Richard Huish College in September 2020. 

Senior Progress Tutor

Claire Hill

Course Manager - Applied Science

James Dawson

After graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Nottingham in 2016, I completed a PGCE at the University of Bristol. Since then, I taught a mixture of Chemistry and Applied Science at Huish before taking up the role of Course Manager in 2022.

Course Manager – Art/Photography

Richard Aydon

The key element to my role is in leading teaching and learning and curriculum development for Art and Photography. My role also involves monitoring and supporting the progress of students. I have worked in a variety of educational settings and have previously lead Art departments and faculties. Most recently I was Head of the Creative Faculty at a girls’ school in Jersey (Channel Islands). As well as being a practising Artist I am a keen cyclist and surfer.

Course Manager – Biology

Sarah Marshall

I graduated in Biology from Nottingham University and have taught A level Biology for since 2000 – and still love it! I have a Masters in Education from Bristol University.

Course Manager – Biology

Alison Owen

I joined the College in 2003. Previously I taught at Bristol and Kingston University and am particularly interested in the Biomedical Sciences.

Course Manager – Chemistry

Joanna Clare

I joined the College in 2017 having taught Chemistry for 10 years at both secondary and FE level. Prior to teaching, I completed a PhD in Organic Chemistry at Bristol University.

Course Manager – Business

Jenny Perks

I enjoy teaching Business and in particular how the theory learnt in lessons affects us as consumers and how it relates to news and current affairs. I have worked in a variety of roles including in secondary schools and as a Manager within a Social Enterprise.

Course Manager – Business, Marketing and Management

Sharon Williams

I have been teaching since 2005 and have experience in setting up and running my own business. I thoroughly enjoy teaching such a broad subject area, in particular, I enjoy witnessing students developing both practical and academic skills through completing a vocational course.

Course Manager – Classical Civilisation

Samantha Desmond

I teach and manage a small but mighty community of students who, like me, are interested in all things Ancient! My particular focuses are the Roman poet Virgil, Athenian Democracy and Classical & Hellenistic Art. I am involved in spreading the word that Classical Civilisation is an option for everyone.

Course Manager – Computer Science

Ralph Ellis

I have been Course Manager for Computer Science since September 2016. My background is in Mathematics, although I have previously spent 10 years as an Educational Consultant for a technology company.

Course Manager – Criminology/Sociology

Hannah Curtis

I have taught Sociology and Psychology in a variety of Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges since graduating from Cardiff University. I am responsible for directing the Sociology and Criminology curriculum and ensuring that students are supported in their academic and personal development.

Course Manager – Digital IT and Computing

Andy Harding

I have taught Computing and IT since the early nineties. I love coding as well as the creative side such as graphics, animation and games design.

Course Manager – Drama

Gemma Thompson

I have been teaching Drama since 2009, I love non-naturalistic drama and creating my own devised work. I enjoy seeing students grow and develop as actors/theatre makers and use these skills in all aspects of their life.

Course Manager – Economics

Elizabeth Voice

I joined Richard Huish College in 1994 on my teaching practise and enjoyed it so much that I have been here ever since. Economics is a subject that is constantly changing and I really enjoy helping students to understand the application of the theory to what is happening in the news.

Course Manager – Education and Childcare/Health and Social Care

Anna Turnbull

I have been teaching at Huish since 2012 and enjoy using my experience of working in the Health and Social Care sector to support students. I was previously a registered Nurse, specialising in Learning Disabilities Support.

Course Manager – English Language and Linguistics

Marcus Barrett

I initially read Law, then Medieval Culture before entering teaching. As a qualified Barrister, I am fascinated by the forensic detail of English Language and delight in sharing the subject at A Level.

Course Manager – English Literature

Jill Burton

I joined the in 1999 and still love everything about teaching here. It is a privilege to see students develop their love of literature and expand their literary horizons. In my spare time I enjoy theatre, the arts, all sorts of music, and I sing with a chamber choir. I am also very privileged to volunteer at St Margaret’s Hospice on my day off.

Course Manager – Environmental Science

Richard Palmer

I joined the College in 2005 ago and have been a Course Manager since 2009. I really enjoy teaching this subject as it is constantly changing and is incredibly important. I love teaching students with a passion for the environment.

Course Manager - French/German

Sara Goddard

After teaching French and German in schools and sixth form colleges in Leicester for 25 years I returned to my native Somerset to continue teaching here at Huish. I love being challenged by students’ opinions and encouraging open discussion and creative thinking… all in the target language!

Course Manager – Geography

Nikki Lewis

I have wanted to teach Geography since I was 5 years old; to say I love the subject would be an understatement! I hope to pass on my love of the subject to you.

Course Manager – Geology

Tim Dickinson

I climb rocks, study rocks, collect far too many rocks and feel compelled to communicate exactly why they are the most interesting thing there is. Rocks rock!

Course Manager – Graphic Design

Tjark Schoenfeld

My specialism lies in Illustration and Fine Art Printmaking and I am proud to be working together with a dedicated and very experienced team of teachers and technicians in delivering the Visual Arts curriculum here at Huish, which is set within outstanding facilities.

Course Manager – History (Early Modern & Late Modern)

David Irving

I have taught History at Richard Huish College since 2010. I studied History at Cardiff University and have a particular interest in Russian and British history.

Course Manager – Law

Mike Twyble

Having practised as a Solicitor, I have been a full time Law Teacher since 1993 working in several successful colleges.

Course Manager – Media Production

Dave Bryant

I worked in TV and Radio before moving into teaching so my industry experience is great for my role.

Course Manager – Music

Kathryn Foyle

As a cellist, pianist and singer, I teach Music and run the wide-ranging Music EnRICH programme.

Course Manager – Music Performance and Music Production

Andy Wild

I manage all of the Vocational Music courses. Duties include curriculum planning, event planning and anything musical.

Course Manager – Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Martin Sinclair

I have been Course manager of Philosophy, Religion & Ethics since 2008. I pride myself on the interesting learning experience guaranteed on my course. My particular interests are Buddhism, religious language and Wittgenstein.

Course Manager - Physical Education

Adam Fox

When joining in 2021, I brought 16 years of previous leadership and management experience within PE and education. My main objectives are to make the course as enjoyable and interesting as possible, whilst helping you to realise your potential. You might see me outside of college rock climbing in Somerset, Devon & Cornwall, or at my family caravan in Cornwall over the summer holidays – so say ‘hi’ if you see me at the beach or in the water surfing!

Course Manager – Physics

Barrie Hall

I am a Chartered Physicist and Member of the Institute of Physics and have examined for several exam boards. I joined the College in 2013 and now lead the highly experienced Physics team. I graduated from Durham University and completed a PGCE at the UCL Institute of Education. Prior to working in education I had a career in the media.

Course Manager – Politics

Ceri Knott

I have been Course Manager of Politics since September 2017. I relocated to the West Country from the Midlands where I had taught History and Politics at Rugby High, a girls’ grammar school, since 2003. I also oversee the student-led Politics and Debating society.

Course Manager – Psychology

Amy Lees

I have loved Psychology since I was first introduced to the subject during my A Level studies. I am particularly interested in applied topics and the contribution of Psychology to our society. My role is to co-ordinate the curriculum and manage your progress on the course alongside your subject teachers.

Course Manager – Public Services/Sport, Exercise and Coaching

Matt Morgan

My role is to ensure we offer courses of fantastic quality and provide great experiences for our students. If not with my family, you will find me coaching for Quantock Quickriders Cycling Club or fighting for points at the Welsh Classic Motocross Championship!

Course Manager – Spanish

Raquel Munoz

Hola! I am Raquel, the Spanish teacher at Huish where I have been teaching since 2003. I am very passionate about my students learning my native language and new languages. What I love the most about being a teacher is seeing my students continue through life after college with the ability to communicate fluently in a different language.

Chief Executive Officer of the Richard Huish Trust

John Abbott

I was Principal of Richard Huish College from January 2013 to August 2020, and have worked at Huish since 2003 having previously been Assistant Principal and Faculty Director. I have worked in Further Education since 1995 and I am passionate about the impact it can have on everybody’s lives, but particularly young people.

Principal

Emma Fielding

I began my career in education as an Educational Researcher at the University of Cambridge before going on to train as a History and Sociology teacher. I have worked in the Post-16 educational sector since 2003.

Vice Principal: Student Support

Becky Flower

I studied at Royal Holloway University and graduated in Sociology and Social Policy. Appointed in 1998, after working in children’s social care, I started as a teacher of Health and Social Care and then became Course Manager of Sociology from 2001 -2010. I was then appointed Assistant Principal in 2013 and Vice Principal in September 2020.

Vice Principal - Curriculum and Quality

Daniel Mann

Having relocated from Hampshire where I had been an experienced Senior Manager in a multi-academy trust and worked in education for over 15 years, I joined Richard Huish College in 2022 to provide every learner with the resilience, skills, and beliefs to be the best possible version of themselves. I completed my teacher training at Oxford Brookes in 2006 and a Master’s in Social Science at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2005.

Chief People Officer

Steve Chattell

I have worked in or around Human Resources since 2000, in a variety of sectors and in education since 2007. Over that time I’ve enjoyed working closely with curriculum teams to ensure there is a direct link between the HR function and the quality of education at the college.

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Lonsdale

I am a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) and have been leading Finances for Richard Huish Trust since June 2016.

Apprenticeship and Adult Learning Lead

Saffron Lee

After completing my Masters in Photography at the University of Westminster, I trained to be a Teacher of Art and Design in Brighton. I had 18 years experience of managing A Level and BTEC courses within the Visual Arts before becoming an Assistant Principal in 2017 and then Vice Principal-Curriculum and Quality for academic year 2021-22.  I am currently on secondment, supporting The Taunton Academy, but continue to lead the Apprenticeship and Adult Learning provision at Huish. 

Assistant Principal: Humanities & Social Sciences

Martin Wren

I graduated from Brunel University in 2002 with a degree in Physical Education and Geography. I have taught PE in a diverse range of secondary environments in both the UK and Europe, specialising in curriculum development and innovation. After a successful role as Quality Nominee at Huish, I accepted the position of Assistant Principal in June 2020. Alongside this role, I also champion and manage our vocational provision.

Assistant Principal: Business and Creative Industries

Joe Bennett

I graduated from Cardiff University in 2001 before completing a PGCE in History and teaching in secondary schools. I joined Richard Huish College as a History teacher in 2008 and in 2010, was acting Course Manager for History before becoming a Curriculum Area Manager the following year.  I was appointed Assistant Principal for English, Mathematics and Science in 2013, before becoming the Assistant Principal for Business and Creative Industries in 2021.

Assistant Principal: English, Science and Mathematics

Laurie Morgan

I joined Huish in 2018 after a decade of teaching. Prior to teaching and after my engineering degree, I worked as an editor in the animation industry. I was seconded to the position of Assistant Principal for English, Science and Mathematics in September 2021.

Director of IT and Facilities

Richard Anderson

I joined in April 2015 and I ensure that the IT service to staff, students and the Richard Huish Trust runs efficiently with minimal network/service downtime. I also oversee the maintenance and improvement of the Huish estate.

Director of Student Services and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Matt Nolan

My role is to ensure that students are supported to achieve their academic potential during their time at Huish. I manage a number of areas including Student Finance, Mental Health, Sport and our EnRICH programme as well as acting as the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Director of College Information Systems and Exams

Sarah Hughes

I oversee the collection, analysis and reporting of student data for funding, planning and quality assurance purposes, and the College’s examination and assessment provision. I have worked in Education since 2005 and at Huish since 2015. I am also the College’s Data Protection Officer.

Apprenticeship and Adult Learning Lead

Saffron Lee

After completing my Masters in Photography at the University of Westminster, I trained to be a Teacher of Art and Design in Brighton. I had 18 years experience of managing A Level and BTEC courses within the Visual Arts before becoming an Assistant Principal in 2017 and then Vice Principal-Curriculum and Quality for academic year 2021-22.  I am currently on secondment, supporting The Taunton Academy, but continue to lead the Apprenticeship and Adult Learning provision at Huish. 

Apprenticeships and Adult Learning Administrator

Louise Chattell

Adult Education Budget and Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship Programme Lead

Joanne Richards

I have been working in the Health and Social care sector since 1994 and have been an assessor and internal quality assurance since 1999. I support learners through their adult skills learning journey, through workplace learning and professional development.

Professional Accountancy Manager (AAT/ACCA)

Martin Green

I am the Course Manager for AAT and ACCA courses. After a 26 year career in Audit, Governance and Consultancy, I moved into Accountancy teaching in 2011, joining Huish in 2015.

Course Manager - Applied Science

James Dawson

After graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Nottingham in 2016, I completed a PGCE at the University of Bristol. Since then, I taught a mixture of Chemistry and Applied Science at Huish before taking up the role of Course Manager in 2022.

Course Manager – Art/Photography

Richard Aydon

The key element to my role is in leading teaching and learning and curriculum development for Art and Photography. My role also involves monitoring and supporting the progress of students. I have worked in a variety of educational settings and have previously lead Art departments and faculties. Most recently I was Head of the Creative Faculty at a girls’ school in Jersey (Channel Islands). As well as being a practising Artist I am a keen cyclist and surfer.

Course Manager – Biology

Sarah Marshall

I graduated in Biology from Nottingham University and have taught A level Biology for since 2000 – and still love it! I have a Masters in Education from Bristol University.

Course Manager – Biology

Alison Owen

I joined the College in 2003. Previously I taught at Bristol and Kingston University and am particularly interested in the Biomedical Sciences.

Course Manager – Chemistry

Joanna Clare

I joined the College in 2017 having taught Chemistry for 10 years at both secondary and FE level. Prior to teaching, I completed a PhD in Organic Chemistry at Bristol University.

Course Manager – Business

Jenny Perks

I enjoy teaching Business and in particular how the theory learnt in lessons affects us as consumers and how it relates to news and current affairs. I have worked in a variety of roles including in secondary schools and as a Manager within a Social Enterprise.

Course Manager – Business, Marketing and Management

Sharon Williams

I have been teaching since 2005 and have experience in setting up and running my own business. I thoroughly enjoy teaching such a broad subject area, in particular, I enjoy witnessing students developing both practical and academic skills through completing a vocational course.

Course Manager – Classical Civilisation

Samantha Desmond

I teach and manage a small but mighty community of students who, like me, are interested in all things Ancient! My particular focuses are the Roman poet Virgil, Athenian Democracy and Classical & Hellenistic Art. I am involved in spreading the word that Classical Civilisation is an option for everyone.

Course Manager – Computer Science

Ralph Ellis

I have been Course Manager for Computer Science since September 2016. My background is in Mathematics, although I have previously spent 10 years as an Educational Consultant for a technology company.

Course Manager – Criminology/Sociology

Hannah Curtis

I have taught Sociology and Psychology in a variety of Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges since graduating from Cardiff University. I am responsible for directing the Sociology and Criminology curriculum and ensuring that students are supported in their academic and personal development.

Course Manager – Digital IT and Computing

Andy Harding

I have taught Computing and IT since the early nineties. I love coding as well as the creative side such as graphics, animation and games design.

Course Manager – Drama

Gemma Thompson

I have been teaching Drama since 2009, I love non-naturalistic drama and creating my own devised work. I enjoy seeing students grow and develop as actors/theatre makers and use these skills in all aspects of their life.

Course Manager – Economics

Elizabeth Voice

I joined Richard Huish College in 1994 on my teaching practise and enjoyed it so much that I have been here ever since. Economics is a subject that is constantly changing and I really enjoy helping students to understand the application of the theory to what is happening in the news.

Course Manager – Education and Childcare/Health and Social Care

Anna Turnbull

I have been teaching at Huish since 2012 and enjoy using my experience of working in the Health and Social Care sector to support students. I was previously a registered Nurse, specialising in Learning Disabilities Support.

Course Manager – English Language and Linguistics

Marcus Barrett

I initially read Law, then Medieval Culture before entering teaching. As a qualified Barrister, I am fascinated by the forensic detail of English Language and delight in sharing the subject at A Level.

Course Manager – English Literature

Jill Burton

I joined the in 1999 and still love everything about teaching here. It is a privilege to see students develop their love of literature and expand their literary horizons. In my spare time I enjoy theatre, the arts, all sorts of music, and I sing with a chamber choir. I am also very privileged to volunteer at St Margaret’s Hospice on my day off.

Course Manager – Environmental Science

Richard Palmer

I joined the College in 2005 ago and have been a Course Manager since 2009. I really enjoy teaching this subject as it is constantly changing and is incredibly important. I love teaching students with a passion for the environment.

Course Manager - French/German

Sara Goddard

After teaching French and German in schools and sixth form colleges in Leicester for 25 years I returned to my native Somerset to continue teaching here at Huish. I love being challenged by students’ opinions and encouraging open discussion and creative thinking… all in the target language!

Course Manager – Geography

Nikki Lewis

I have wanted to teach Geography since I was 5 years old; to say I love the subject would be an understatement! I hope to pass on my love of the subject to you.

Course Manager – Geology

Tim Dickinson

I climb rocks, study rocks, collect far too many rocks and feel compelled to communicate exactly why they are the most interesting thing there is. Rocks rock!

Course Manager – Graphic Design

Tjark Schoenfeld

My specialism lies in Illustration and Fine Art Printmaking and I am proud to be working together with a dedicated and very experienced team of teachers and technicians in delivering the Visual Arts curriculum here at Huish, which is set within outstanding facilities.

Course Manager – History (Early Modern & Late Modern)

David Irving

I have taught History at Richard Huish College since 2010. I studied History at Cardiff University and have a particular interest in Russian and British history.

Course Manager – Law

Mike Twyble

Having practised as a Solicitor, I have been a full time Law Teacher since 1993 working in several successful colleges.

Course Manager – Media Production

Dave Bryant

I worked in TV and Radio before moving into teaching so my industry experience is great for my role.

Course Manager – Music

Kathryn Foyle

As a cellist, pianist and singer, I teach Music and run the wide-ranging Music EnRICH programme.

Course Manager – Music Performance and Music Production

Andy Wild

I manage all of the Vocational Music courses. Duties include curriculum planning, event planning and anything musical.

Course Manager – Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Martin Sinclair

I have been Course manager of Philosophy, Religion & Ethics since 2008. I pride myself on the interesting learning experience guaranteed on my course. My particular interests are Buddhism, religious language and Wittgenstein.

Course Manager - Physical Education

Adam Fox

When joining in 2021, I brought 16 years of previous leadership and management experience within PE and education. My main objectives are to make the course as enjoyable and interesting as possible, whilst helping you to realise your potential. You might see me outside of college rock climbing in Somerset, Devon & Cornwall, or at my family caravan in Cornwall over the summer holidays – so say ‘hi’ if you see me at the beach or in the water surfing!

Course Manager – Physics

Barrie Hall

I am a Chartered Physicist and Member of the Institute of Physics and have examined for several exam boards. I joined the College in 2013 and now lead the highly experienced Physics team. I graduated from Durham University and completed a PGCE at the UCL Institute of Education. Prior to working in education I had a career in the media.

Course Manager – Politics

Ceri Knott

I have been Course Manager of Politics since September 2017. I relocated to the West Country from the Midlands where I had taught History and Politics at Rugby High, a girls’ grammar school, since 2003. I also oversee the student-led Politics and Debating society.

Course Manager – Psychology

Amy Lees

I have loved Psychology since I was first introduced to the subject during my A Level studies. I am particularly interested in applied topics and the contribution of Psychology to our society. My role is to co-ordinate the curriculum and manage your progress on the course alongside your subject teachers.

Course Manager – Public Services/Sport, Exercise and Coaching

Matt Morgan

My role is to ensure we offer courses of fantastic quality and provide great experiences for our students. If not with my family, you will find me coaching for Quantock Quickriders Cycling Club or fighting for points at the Welsh Classic Motocross Championship!

Course Manager – Spanish

Raquel Munoz

Hola! I am Raquel, the Spanish teacher at Huish where I have been teaching since 2003. I am very passionate about my students learning my native language and new languages. What I love the most about being a teacher is seeing my students continue through life after college with the ability to communicate fluently in a different language.

Vice Principal: Student Support

Becky Flower

I studied at Royal Holloway University and graduated in Sociology and Social Policy. Appointed in 1998, after working in children’s social care, I started as a teacher of Health and Social Care and then became Course Manager of Sociology from 2001 -2010. I was then appointed Assistant Principal in 2013 and Vice Principal in September 2020.

Head of Pastoral and School Engagement

Kim Pritchard

I graduated from De Montfort University in 2002 with a BA (Hons) in Dance with Theatre and then completed a PGCE in Secondary Education Dance the year after. Since then I have taught in a range of schools and worked with students from Key Stage 1 to adults. I joined Huish in 2008 as a Dance Teacher before becoming Course Manager in 2011. Whilst working here I have also taught Sport and choreographed the college productions. I became Senior Progress Tutor in 2020 where my focus shifted to the pastoral and I started my current role in 2022.

Senior Progress Tutor

Leanna Turner

Having worked in Employability for over 12 years previously I was proud to become a Senior Progress Tutor for Richard Huish College in September 2020. 

Senior Progress Tutor

Claire Hill

Vice Principal: Student Support

Becky Flower

I studied at Royal Holloway University and graduated in Sociology and Social Policy. Appointed in 1998, after working in children’s social care, I started as a teacher of Health and Social Care and then became Course Manager of Sociology from 2001 -2010. I was then appointed Assistant Principal in 2013 and Vice Principal in September 2020.

Director of Student Services and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Matt Nolan

My role is to ensure that students are supported to achieve their academic potential during their time at Huish. I manage a number of areas including Student Finance, Mental Health, Sport and our EnRICH programme as well as acting as the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Head of Learning Support

Karen Delmege

I joined in August 2022 and my role is to ensure that students with SEND are supported to realise their full potential at Huish.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead/Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Emily Daly

My role is to support the mental health and wellbeing of every student. We offer a range of services and support including working closely with other agencies to ensure students can thrive here at Huish.

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer/Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Lara Blakemore

Student Finance Officer

Jo Quick

I offer support to students regarding finance, transport, bursaries and loans and exam arrangements.

Progression and Learning Centre Manager

Richard Jones

I am responsible for the management of the Learning Centre and the Careers & Progression Team. To find out more about the services offered by the Careers and Progression team please visit the Student Life section of our website.

Student Liaison Officer

Tara Flanagan

My role involves working with the Careers and Learning Centre team to support our students with their progression beyond Huish, particularly with their application to University/Higher Education. Additionally, I support the Student Executive with coordinating and promoting EnRICH activities.

Vice Principal: Student Support

Becky Flower

I studied at Royal Holloway University and graduated in Sociology and Social Policy. Appointed in 1998, after working in children’s social care, I started as a teacher of Health and Social Care and then became Course Manager of Sociology from 2001 -2010. I was then appointed Assistant Principal in 2013 and Vice Principal in September 2020.

International Student and Accommodation Officer

Maria Smith

I will be your first point of contact if you are applying to Huish from outside the UK or for boarding. I am also able to provide support throughout your time here.

Boarding House Manager

Kerry Starmer

I am the Boarding House Manager at Oak House, our boarding facility, where my role is to ensure all students feel safe and have an experience as much like home as possible.

House Parent

Susan Draycott

I am the House Parent at Oak House, our boarding facility. My role is to support and encourage students to be responsible and independent in their living environment.

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