New Staff for 2017
Hi! My name is Mr Lapinskas and I am currently teaching English. I lived abroad teaching at schools in Japan and Guatemala for several years, during which time I discovered my passion for education. After my time spent abroad, I decided that I would train to teach in the UK and what better place to do it than at the secondary school I went to myself as a student- The Magna Carta School! I enjoy reading, writing poetry and playing sports. Working at TMCS is an amazing experience and I will do my very best each day to maintain the high standards of education delivered to our students.
Mr Packham: To quote the clichéd footballing vernacular, 'it has been a tale of two halves'. During the first half of the game, I was in business, predominantly selling business to business solutions. This had its rewards and towards the half time whistle, having founded a software company leading the way in telecoms billing in which I was Director and shareholder, my life was about to change. I decided to change my role from player to coach. During the second half I started working with young people, initially as an independent sports coach. Before long I was working as a community coach in a number of Surrey schools and soon decided I wanted to be working with young people fulltime and negotiated employment directly with a school. Before TMCS I worked for 5 years at a fantastic SEN school. My role was multifaceted and included DofE, PE across the school population, Business Studies and acting as cover supervisor. I also provided intervention and mentoring. Now here I am at TMCS, DofE Manager and Pastoral support ..........................It's been a great game so far 😉
Mr Frankish: Having previously worked with children as a UK Athletics coach for ten years, I thought it was a natural progression to train to become a secondary school teacher. I decided on Science, specifically chemistry because of the diversity of which the subject has, and that is can be a hands-on practical subject. Having recently completed my MSc Clinical Neuroscience degree, I was eager to challenge myself again by becoming an integral part of the community, a teacher. My interests outside of teaching include: reading about dinosaurs, building Lego, and coaching athletics at my local athletics club.
Sadly, this term we say goodbye to Mr Kotamo, as he moves to a school closer to his home in Kent. We wish him all the best in his new job and hope he stay in touch! Dr Romer will be replacing him in Maths- please make her very welcome.