We have a pool of subject specialists, bringing leadership and expertise to faculties at The Brunts Academy
Our Subject 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 Nanje 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 Nanje 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.
Mr Addis studied History at Sheffield Hallam University achieving a BA (Hons) and then completed his PGCE at the University of Nottingham. He started teaching in 2007 in Nottinghamshire and has spent 10 years as a Head of Department in an inner-city Nottingham school.
Mr Addis oversees the Humanities faculty, comprised of History, Geography, Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Philosophy and Childcare. He has a passion for modern history and politics, and believes that lessons should be exciting and engaging. Mr Addis is also an experienced leader of trips, having led many to Belgium and Germany over the past 15 years of teaching.
Mr Hough is an experienced teacher of mathematics and has been the 2nd in Department for a number of years now. Mr Hough will be picking up the position of Subject Leader for Mathematics from September 2022.