At the Evolve Trust we have a pool of subject specialists that work across the Trust, bringing leadership and expertise to faculties, not only at The Brunts Academy, but all of our Academies.
Our Trust Leads are ambitious and passionate practitioners that have a range of responsibilities within their subject areas, which include:
Mr Straw studied French and Spanish at the University of Leeds, and then completed his PGCE at the same university. He started teaching in 2008, and has held secondary school middle and senior leadership posts working in another academy trust. He leads an experienced MFL department who create opportunities for pupils to grow in fluency and confidence in their languages lessons, and to develop a keen interest in Spanish and French culture.
Mr Epie is a former DFID scholar of Huddersfield University where he obtained an MA in Education (Human Resource Development) with a distinction in 2007 and completed his PGCE at Loughborough University.
Mr Epie Nanje has a strong knowledge of cutting edge educational research and practice and Prior to joining the Brunts Academy in 2018, he was the Lead Practitioner for STEM subjects at Heanor Gate Science College.
Mr Epie is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of science across the Trust. He has successfully developed and implemented the new high-quality KS3 curriculum, maximising participation and progress of students.
Mrs Emery joined The Brunts Academy 18 years ago as a Newly Qualified Teacher after spending 5 years working in industry alongside securing a first-class honours degree at DeMontfort University. Following completion of her PGCE at Nottingham University, Emma has also gone on to complete a Masters Degree in Mathematics Teaching. After working in several leadership positions within the school, she is now the Trust Director of Maths. She is responsible for coordinating the maths provision for the schools within the trust, leading a team of mathematics teachers, and supporting staff development.
Emma is passionate about leadership, and developing teaching and learning within maths education. Following becoming a NCETM Professional Development Accredited Lead and a Secondary Maths Mastery Specialist in 2019, she has recently been appointed to Assistant Maths Hub Lead – East Midlands. This gives Emma the opportunity to work with schools in the wider community too, to develop a high-quality mathematics education for all.