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Mr Wells, Head Teacher
Mr Wells, Head Teacher

I studied English and American Literature at Warwick University. The A-Levels I'd taken heavily featured American literature, politics and history and I became interested in the systems, culture and heritage of this country alongside those of the UK. I love studying and, most of all, love reading, writing and expressing and debating viewpoints and ideas, not just about literature, but also now education. It’s through this process that I came to realise the importance of each of our DISC values - Drive, Integrity, Scholarship and Contribution. 

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It’s an immense privilege to be the headteacher of Nova Hreod. I am exceedingly proud to lead Nova Hreod and fortunate to work every day with our talented students, committed staff and supportive community. 


Dr Radice, Senior Assistant Principal
Dr Radice, Senior Assistant Principal

In preparation for becoming an English teacher, I studied literature for as long as I possibly could, which is why I have the title ‘Dr’ rather than ‘Mr’: it refers to my third and final university degree. Don’t ask me to prescribe you medicines, but do ask me about literature, because I love to discuss it. I’m always pushing my own knowledge further

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Dr Radice

Being a teacher is a fantastic job. Working with young people is always varied and interesting, especially when you are sharing with them the best that has been thought and said, and helping them to find true happiness by becoming better versions of themselves.

As well as being an English teacher, I am Senior Assistant Principal, and this is where my job becomes even more interesting. Literature is endlessly fascinating, but what is even more important about Nova Hreod is that we want you to become better people. We want you to become kinder, more hard working, more polite, and ultimately, happier individuals. We want you to have integrity so that you can have successful and fulfilling lives, both here at school and beyond.


Mr Griffin, Assistant Principal
Mr Griffin, Assistant Principal

I studied a Maths Degree at the University of Bath in the late 90's and have been teaching for nearly 20 years across North Wiltshire.

 

 

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I joined Nova after working in the area for over ten years when an opportunity came up to take a role as Assistant Principal. I enjoy being involved in whole school decision making and helping shape the direction of education for young people in our community. 

I think Contribution is a really important element of our DISC principles. I have always enjoyed being part of a community and schools are a wonderful place with a wide range of opportunities and experiences available for all. I have always found it inspiring watching our young people contribute to life and Nova and seeing the talents and skills they have on offer. School life is about more than just academic performance and celebration through contribution is great way to see this.

I love our profession and working with young people, trying to inspire them to be the best they can be. There is nothing more rewarding than working with students who are struggling with anything in their lives and helping them overcome it. Seeing the joy on their face when they achieve their potential is priceless.


Mrs Anderson, Assistant Principal
Mrs Anderson, Assistant Principal

In addition to my leadership role as Assistant Principal, I teach English.  I studied English and American Studies at The Universtity of Birmingham, where I also completed a PGCE in English after graduating. 

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Mrs Anderson

I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, right from being a teenager; apart from summer jobs it is all I have ever done or wanted to do. 

I drove past Nova when I relocated from Birmingham to Wiltshire ... and whilst this may seem rather cliched, I just 'had a feeling' that this would be my next school and my next post: this was in 2013.

For me, literature touches people’s lives and fosters empathy. It has the power to resonate, to give voice to feelings and experiences that we may not capture eloquently ourselves, but that we recognise and are comforted by the truth of. This is a power and gift that we need to pass on to each and every student.

Whatever our students choose to do in life, I want them to carry with them a sense of drive and purpose that has been fostered by their time in education.  It is so important that we teach our young people the value of doing a job well, so that they can find motivation and drive even at times when life is hard or circumstances tough.


Mrs Jadeja, Strategic Director of Finance & Business Support
Mrs Jadeja, Strategic Director of Finance & Business Support

BSC (Hons) Accountancy at Cardiff University. I am a Chartered accountant by trade qualifying with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and then spending two years with them in their Vancouver Office, where I had a great time working hard but also playing hard.  11 years as a Regional Finance Director for Compass Group, contract caterers before starting my career in education. Firstly as a Bursar of a private school but for the past 6 years as Business Director of the Swindon Cluster.

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The most important thing to me is the feeling of being part of an organisation that really makes a difference to our students' lives, so although my areas of responsibility are not all student facing they need to be the best that they can be to drive the Academy forward. All of the DISC principles are important to as one without the others doesn't make the whole Nova vision or the best that I as an individual can strive to be.With my role you honestly never know what you will be involved in from one day to the next and I love the excitement and challenge that brings. 


Mrs King, Assistant Principal, Head of the Hub & Safeguarding Lead
Mrs King, Assistant Principal, Head of the Hub & Safeguarding Lead

I studied at The Kings School Ely and then trained at the Surrey School of Childcare as a Montessori teacher, working first in nursery and primary education. 

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Mrs King

I am responsible for students' well-being and I support those that need additional care and guidance outside of the classroom. I lead the team of House Managers who are the people students get to know best as they work with students individually in order to support their social, emotional, and health needs.  We also look after students in reflection, helping students get back on track with their learning as soon as possible. I am devoted to creating an environment in which students feel safe and valued, and where they will flourish both academically and personally.  

I have 3 wonderful sons, who make me proud every day. I have tried to teach them the value of integrity, the benefits of hard work and instil a drive for making the most of every opportunity that is offered. Most importantly, I have brought them up to be kind, polite and considerate, as I think these characteristics will help them become happy and successful adults.


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