Kari Brooks - Dance and the development of creative opportunities within the curriculum
Kari Brooks is Dance Teacher at Broadclyst Community Primary School. She holds a first class BA (Hons) degree in Dance and a postgraduate qualification in Arts Management and Education. Kari has previous experience within education and production for a range of dance development organisations in Devon and the east of England and has managed a range of large-scale international education projects with choreographers such as Wayne McGregor (Random, Royal Ballet). She has variously worked as Community Programme Manager for DanceEast, as Director for seven years of Dance Digital (Essex and Hertfordshire), where she developed a large-scale dance and digital technologies project for artists involving motion capture technologies. She has also worked for the Foundation for Community Dance and as Chair of Dance in Devon. Kari combines her love of dance with experience of working with children in and out of school, particularly in Early Years settings. She holds various qualifications in Ballet and Performing Arts, Dance Notation and Arts Journalism and Foreign Languages. She has worked as Regional Council Advisor for Arts Council England, as Editor for the national community dance magazine, Animated, and holds the Pauline Hodgens Memorial Prize for Dance Writing from University of Surrey, having written many published dance articles, reviews and papers.
Chloe Farrant - Art, international projects
Chloe Farrant leads Art across BCPS and works with a number of other schools and businesses. She is the Artsmark adviser within Broadclyst having achieved Artsmark for the school. Chloe works with schools internationally and has travelled to India and Ethiopia to maintain these links and develop the creative curriculum in schools abroad. This has also led to BCPS achieving the International Schools Award. Chloe manages exhibitions throughout the year both in schools and the wider community and works with other companies, such the National Trust to exhibit work. She has led a number of Gifted and Talented programmes for Art in school and is experienced in working with teachers to plan and enrich the Art curriculum.
Anthony Lees - Music, IT, staff CPD
Anthony Lees has been a teacher for almost twenty years, and within that time has taught extensively across both key stages one and two of the primary phase, and coordinated and led a number of curriculum subjects, including the arts, music and computing. Anthony is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for 2016; leading projects and training around use of Office365, social networking, OneNote in the classroom, flipped learning, computing and thinking skills. He has also taught large groups to whole school arts based workshops and teaching, INSET CPD to teachers, community and festival events in approaching 100 schools across Devon.
Angie Mudge - Behaviour, supporting children with adverse early experiences, staff CPD
Angie Mudge has been an educational psychologist in Devon for 13 years. Before training as an educational psychologist, she taught for 19 years in mainstream and special schools and as an advisory teacher for Devon County Council. Angie works with children and young people, their families and school staff to support learning and emotional well-being through the application of psychology.
Matthew Pitts – Microsoft Educator, IT
Matthew Pitts has been a teacher for a number of years at BCPS, and within that time has taught primarily in KS2. Matthew is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for 2016; leading projects and training around use of Office365, social networking, OneNote in the classroom, flipped learning, computing and thinking skills.
Simon Shakespeare – Forest School Trainer
Simon Shakespeare is a Forest School trainer and has been running courses throughout the UK since 2003. He started working alongside Gordon Woodall, one of the founders of Forest School in the UK, and together they set up The Forest School Training Company (FSTC) delivering high quality Forest School training at all levels.
As Forest School Leader, Simon has worked with many groups, from Early Years to Young People with complex needs. Influencing this work is his background in Permaculture Design, Therapeutic Counselling, Environmental Education and Bushcraft.
Working with wood is a particular interest and building log cabins as shelters, offices, sheds and weekend get-a-ways is another string to his bow.
Marijke Shakespeare – Forest School Leader
Inspired by the Forest School ethos, Marijke is a very experienced Forest School leader having worked with many groups of children and targeted young people since 2001. She became a Forest School trainer and together with her husband ran The Forest School Training Company (FSTC) from 2005.
She is passionate about the therapeutic qualities of trees and play in woodlands.