Meet the staff
Mr Sajid Ghaffar | CHAIRMAN & PROPRIETOR
Sajid graduated in Law at Cardiff University and during this period also began his career in development. Whilst completing his studies, he completed his first redevelopment project, from which he was able to raise funds and progress to more substantial ventures.
Sajid also spent six years investing in and developing, high end residential property within the heart of Central London. He returned to Wales towards the end of 2010, after which he continued to consolidate and improve the family portfolio and continue with developments across Cardiff. Sajid has now established a scholarship programme worth £250,000 per annum at Cardiff Academy open to students from Cardiff and the surrounding area.
Contact Details: Cardiff Academy, Tel: 02920 409630, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Sajid has been in the Education Industry since 2011, ultimately gaining experience in Administration, School MIS Systems, IT Systems, Logistics, International student recruitment, boarding accommodation setup, human resource management, staff recruitment. He was part of the management team at Cardiff Sixth Form College (CSFC) and helped establish CSFC as the number 1 independent A Level college in the UK. During his tenure CSFC went from having 20 students to over 300 international students, achieving a turnover of over £12 million.
Sajid has also worked as an International Projects Manager where he was involved in Marketing and Business Development abroad
Mr Matthew Cocks | DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Matthew is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over 15 years Private Practice experience specialising in commercial and residential Investment and Development. Having graduated with a BSc Hons degree in Property Management and Valuation, Matthew has worked closely with high net worth local and Institutional Investors, together with occupiers and end users throughout the UK, on an array of commercial and residential developments.
Mr Tom Beard | MATHEMATICS
Mrs Caroline Williams | CHEMISTRY
Mr John Price | TECHNICIAN
Mrs Meirwen Davies | SOCIOLOGY, POLITICS & LAW
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.
Miss Angelika Janiak | EAP - English for Academic Purposes
Angelika has a B.A in English Philology and PGCE in TEFL from the Social School of Sciences in Poland and M.A in TESOL from the University of Bath. Angelika has taught EFL in several places in both Poland and the UK, although since graduating from the University of Bath she has focused on English for academic purposes. Teaching pre-sessional courses at the University of Liverpool and the University of Birmingham. Currently, she takes another teaching course Diploma in TESOL (Trinity College London) and works as a Casual Research Assistant at the University of Bath/ Education Department.