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 it 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.