The Year 7 Team 2021, welcomes you to Arena Academy. We look forward to meeting you and thought you would like to know a little about us
Mr Feroz, Senior Leadership Team
Mr Stephens, Head of Year
Mrs Scott, Transition Lead
Hello 7HMY! I am a French teacher here at Arena Academy, though I also speak Spanish and Portuguese (keep your eyes peeled for an exciting after Latin American after school club!). Whether you have already learnt French at Primary School, or it’s completely new to you, do not worry! It was new to me when I joined Secondary School too – you will soon pick it up and I am so excited to hear some of you saying phrases to me in French every now and then! I am passionate about travelling, so I am keen to hear about which other languages you may speak or interesting places you may have visited. You may be feeling nervous about starting here at Arena, but you will fit right in as everyone here is so friendly. As a form group we will work together to get the most out of your time here and make 7HMY the best Year 7 form! Looking forward to meeting you all but for now, enjoy the rest of your Summer!
Hello Year 7! I look forward to meeting you all in September. Having started at Arena Academy in September 2020, I have had a fantastic year even with the ups and downs of lockdowns. After completing my degree, I started work as a Software Developer, but moved into teaching as I wanted to spend more time with my daughters. I am a Teacher of Maths and love teaching all areas of the Maths curriculum, I hope you also enjoy learning Maths. In my spare time I enjoy playing a round of golf, going out for walks with daughters and eating out when possible. I am sure that you will feel apprehensive about moving to a new school but remember as long as you enjoy learning you will enjoy your time at Arena Academy.
Hello my name is Mrs Rowles and I am an English teacher at Arena Academy. This will be my 6th year teaching at Arena, although I have spent that last 18 years working in education. I love reading and enjoy anything from thrillers through to fantasy. I am a huge animal lover and love spending my weekends either with my dog Gizmo, or down the stables with my horse Marley. I am so excited to meet you all in 7KRW in September – we’re going to be fabulous.
Welcome Year 7! I can’t wait to meet you all this September. I teach Computer Science at Arena Academy. I have a great passion for computing and wants to share the same zeal with my students. I’ll be soon running two projects around Arena Academy. First project is ‘Digital leaders programme’, which will focus on how to provide awareness for online safety to everyone in the community. And second is ‘Lego Robotics’, which will help young adults like yourselves to build, code and play with remote-control robots & intelligent creations! So, get ready, put your thinking hats on and bring your creative self to Arena Academy, where amazing opportunities are waiting for you all.
Hello Year 7, welcome to Arena Academy. I am Mr Amin and I look forward to meeting you all in the summer. I teach Computer Science and will hopefully be teaching some of you how to program, create games and learn about the importance of Computers in our everyday lives. A little about myself, I have recently picked up gardening as a hobby, so prepare yourself to hear about my pond, my fish and all the little projects I have for my garden. I will be keen to get to know you too, see you all soon.
Hello 7MHA! I am a Science teacher with a passion for Physics in particular. In my spare time, I love to travel to many different places to share new and exciting experiences with my friends and family. When I’m not able to explore the world in person, I enjoy picking up a book and travelling to a brand new world (especially to Hogwarts)! Many of you may get butterflies when you think of moving to Arena in September. Don’t worry, I’m here to make sure you feel welcome at your new school! I’m looking forward to meeting all of you in September and becoming an amazing year 7 form, see you soon!
Hello Year 7! My name is Miss Laurent – I am a Geography teacher at Arena Academy. I have worked at Arena Academy for 1 year, and am very much looking forward to welcoming the soon to be, fantastic 7JLA. I am positive that we will have a great year growing, learning and pursuing our goals as you embark on your secondary school adventure. In my spare time, I love travelling around the world and experiencing different cultures and landscapes, reading classic literature and going to concerts and festivals. Stay safe everyone. I can’t wait to welcome you to our Arena Family.