Meet the staff
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
Mr John Webb | HISTORY
Dr Ronald Barnett | INT RELATIONS & POLITICS
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.