Meet the staff
Mr Sajid Ghaffar | CHAIRMAN
Dr Stephen Wilson | ACADEMY PRINCIPAL & BIOLOGY
Mrs Jennifer Davies | VICE PRINCIPAL & FRENCH & GERMAN
Jenne Davies has an M.A. from Cambridge University in French and German and a Masters Degree
in French from the University of Bristol. She has qualified teacher status and has taught French and
German at all levels in a wide variety of state and private schools and colleges both here in the UK
and overseas for nearly forty years. She has, in addition, held many Senior Responsibility posts
including Housemistress at Clayesmore School for three years and Head of Modern Languages, Head
of Sixth Form and Head of General Studies at The Royal School in Bath for five years. She was also
Head of Modern Languages at New College in Cardiff for four years. Jenne has been an Examiner at
GCSE and A-level in both French and German for many years and has worked for a variety of Exam
Boards including AQA, Edexcel, WJEC and International Baccalaureate. Together with her husband
Paul and the late Anthony Huxley, Jenne is co-author of an authoritative guide to European Orchids
called “Wild Orchids of Britain and Europe”.
Jenne Davies has been the Vice Principal and a Director of Cardiff Academy since 1999. As such she
is responsible, together with the Principal, for running all aspects of Cardiff Academy as a business
and educational institution. She is also Student Welfare Officer, UCAS Advisor and Examinations
Officer at The Academy.
Mr Sajid Hussain | HEAD OF OPERATIONS
Mr Matthew Cocks | DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Mr Tom Beard | MATHEMATICS
Mrs Caroline Williams | CHEMISTRY
Mr Joe Burns | CHEMISTRY
Mr John Price | TECHNICIAN
Mrs Meirwen Davies | SOCIOLOGY, POLITICS & LAW
Qualifications | B.Sc., PGCE | Subject(s) Taught : Sociology / Law / Politics Meirwen Davies has a B.Sc. in Sociology & Law and a PGCE from Cardiff University. Over the years she has taught Sociology, Law and Politics at GCSE and A-level in a wide variety of schools and colleges in South Wales. Prior to teaching, Meirwen worked for many years as both Deputy Manager and Debt Counsellor for the Citizens` Advice Bureau. She is an Examiner in Sociology for the WJEC Board and has many interests outside academic life including Youth & Community Work, Communicant for the Church in Wales and has supported the work of an orphanage in Bulawayo, for over 20 years and regularly fund raise in order to support their work. Meirwen is, in addition, a qualified teacher of English as a Foreign Language.
Mr John Webb | HISTORY
Teacher of History,Politics and Sociology.
Head of Sixth Form at two different Comprehensive schools for a total of 19 years.
AS/A2 History Examination marker for A.Q.A.
Dr Ronald Barnett | ENGLISH
Mrs Elizabeth Evans | PSYCHOLOGY
Mr. Jeffrey Jones | ECONOMICS, BUSINESS STUDIES
Jeff Jones has a B.Sc. in Economics and a Masters Degree in Education from Cardiff University. He is also a qualified teacher with a PGCE from Birmingham University. Jeff has over thirty five years experience teaching and lecturing on a wide range of Economics and Business Courses including A-level in many different schools and FE colleges in England and South Wales. He has been an Examiner at A-level in Economics and Business Studies for Edexcel, WJEC and International Baccalaureate for over twenty five years.
Mr Byron Davies | LAW
Educated at the Universities of Oxford, London and Wales, Byron Davies has Honours Degrees in Classics and Law, a Master’s Degree in Law, and Postgraduate Diplomas in Education and Criminal Justice Studies. He has taught at a variety of Universities and Colleges, where he currently teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Litigation as a Senior Lecturer, as well as sitting as a Deputy District Judge in the Family Proceedings Court. He has carried out the duties of a Deputy Head of a Sixth Form, with a Pastoral Team of 13 teachers, and is an Examiner in Law for both Cambridge International and the WJEC Examination Boards. He has had published numerous Law articles, as well as Degree Student Law Manuals, latterly a Manual of Business Law for the Association of Business Executives.
Miss Fleur Bryan | MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR
Mrs Lynne Jones | ENGLISH TEACHER
Mr John Holland | PHYSICS TEACHER, ACADEMIC DIRECTOR NCUK PROGRAMMES
John has a B.Sc and M.Sc in Physics from Cardiff University, specialising in particle physics and cryoelectronics, and has a PGCE in FE from the University of South Wales. John has taught at several independent sixth form colleges and academies in Cardiff and the South West, managing and delivering both A-Level and foundation courses for access to undergraduate degree programmes in science and engineering.