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Meet the staff

The list of teachers at Cardiff Academy is shown below together with their academic qualifications and the subject or subjects taught. This list includes only those currently teaching at the Academy – the teaching pool upon which we can draw if needed is far wider. To read a brief resume for a member of staff, simply click their name in the list below.
Mr Sajid Ghaffar | CHAIRMAN
 
Mrs Caroline Williams | PRINCIPAL & CHEMISTRY

Caroline has taught both Biology and Chemistry at A Level for over 20 years.  She began her teaching career in Leicester and has held roles as Head of Chemistry, Head of Science and Standards Champion in various schools in South Wales before coming to Cardiff Academy.  Caroline has been a GCSE and A Level examiner since 2008 and is currently a Principal Examiner for an awarding body.

Mr Sajid Hussain | HEAD OF OPERATIONS
 
Mr Tom Beard | VICE PRINCIPAL & MATHEMATICS

Qualifications | BSc. Mathematics, PGcE PCET (ongoing) | Subject(s) Taught : Mathematics, Further Mathematics

 

Tom has a BSc in Mathematics from Cardiff University and has been teaching across a diverse range of ages and abilities since 2016. Initially, offering tailored one-to-one support for students in Cardiff and the surrounding areas, Tom developed his teaching style which is focussed on improving motivation and confidence within mathematical disciplines. Upon transitioning to teaching within a classroom environment, Tom developed his teaching approach to include meaningful differentiation and feedback for individual learners. He has extensive experience in planning, delivering, and assessing all units of the Mathematics and Further Mathematics courses and also offers support to students who are due to take Cambridge STEP or Oxford MAT entrance examinations. 

Tom has recently accepted the Vice Principal role and is highly motivated to improve the quality of life, for both students and teachers, at the Academy. His door is always open and he truly values the opinions and suggestions of the students, taking these on board and implementing positive changes where possible. 

Mr Matthew Cocks | DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Mrs Angelika Janiak | ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

Qualifications: BA in English Philology, PGCE in TEFL and MA in TESOL

Angelika has BA in English Philology and PGCE in TEFL from the Social School of Sciences in Poland and MA in TESOL from the University of Bath. Angelika has taught EFL in several places in both Poland and the UK but after graduating from the University of Bath she focused on English for Academic Purposes and taught pre-sessional courses at the University of Liverpool and the University of Birmingham. She also worked as a Casual Research Assistant at the University of Bath/ Education Department. In November 2020 Angelika accepted the Academic Director role for IFY and PMP courses and continues teaching EAP. She is also the UCAS advisor for international students.

 

Mr John Holland | PHYSICS
Miss. Chloe Williams | PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY
Mr Ian Batchelor | MATHEMATICS
Mrs. Lynne Jones | ENGLISH LITERATURE
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Mr John Webb | HISTORY
Dr Ronald Barnett | INT RELATIONS & POLITICS
Mrs Elizabeth Evans | PSYCHOLOGY
Qualifications | B.A., PGCE | Subject(s) Taught : Psychology Following many years working in the business and commercial sector whilst also bringing up her family, Liz Evans took her B.A. in Psychology and PGCE at Cardiff University. She has over ten years teaching experience in Sociology and Psychology at GCSE and A-level in a variety of schools and colleges in South Wales. Her interests include research methods in psychology, student guidance/counselling and youth work. In addition, Liz has been an Examiner for AQA in A-level Psychology for a number of years.
Mr. Jeffrey Jones | ECONOMICS, BUSINESS STUDIES
Qualifications | B.Sc., M.Ed., PGCE| Subject(s) Taught : Economics / Business

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
Qualifications | B.A; LLB; LL.M; PGCE| Subject(s) Taught : Law Byron Davies has a degree in Classics from the University of Wales Bangor, a LL.B from the University of London and a LL.M from Cardiff Law school. He also has a PGCE and a Post Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice Studies. Byron has taught in a variety of schools, colleges and Universities in the UK for over thirty years and has, during this time, been Head of Classics, Head of Sixth Form and Senior Lecturer in Law at a large Sixth Form College. He is presently a Law examiner for both the WJEC and the Cambridge International Examination Boards and an associate lecturer for the Open university degree course in Law. Byron has published numerous articles and law manuals, the latest of which is a Manual of Business Law for the Association of Business Executives. He is a Senior magistrate, sitting on the adult and family benches.
Mrs Barclay Deborah | EAP
Mrs. Jennifer Davies | FRENCH & CAREERS ADVICE
Mr Greg Wasik | BUSINESS STUDIES / EAP
Mr Bashar Christo | MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE
Miss Faye Storey | BIOLOGY
Mr Paul Bayliss | Health & Safety Officer

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