introducing the logic team:
We’ve put together a team of staff that carefully balances years of teaching expertise, alongside those who have made the move from successful careers in the commercial world into teaching. It’s an exciting, but also bold, mixture - which means Logic students don’t just get the very best, up-to–date learning experience, but they are also learning from, and mixing with, staff who have some outstanding commercial experience.
Having moved to West London to attend Brunel University in 1995, John made the decision to relocate permanently after being offered a teaching job at Feltham Community College in 1999. Since then he has worked at Feltham in a variety of capacities including Teacher of PE and ICT; Achievement Co-ordinator; Lead Teacher for Enrichment and Employment; and more recently as a member of Feltham’s Senior Leadership Team.
John will be bringing his wide and varied experience to the position of Vice Principal at Logic.
And, out of the classroom, whom would he most want to have dinner with? “Tim Berners Lee – to discuss with him his thoughts on whether he thought his intervention of the internet would have such a big impact on society at the time.”
Position: Teacher of Business
After graduating from the University of London, Central School of Speech and Drama as a costumier, Scarlett went on to work as a wardrobe assistant on various theatre, opera and dance projects up and down the UK. She then took a Masters degree in International Fashion Business at Nottingham Trent University where she explored the creative and commercial aspects of the global fashion industry. She joined Cocoa Cashmere as a Marketing and Sales Co-ordinator, working as part of a team to re-launch the brand across China and Northern Europe – focusing on developing the brand, contributing to product development, and managing the website and digital media campaigns.
Having moved into teaching in 2015, Scarlett will bring her commercial experience to Logic to teach Business.
And, out of the classroom, whom would she most want to have dinner with? “Grace Coddington, who until January 2016 was creative director of American Vogue. Grace is originally from Anglesey in Wales and after starting her career as a model went on to become one of the most influential fashion stylists in the world. I think this shows that passion combined with opportunity can lead to endless possibilities.”
Position: Assistant Principal - English
After working and travelling following her A Levels, Victoria then went to Cambridge University to read English and Education. Here she developed a genuine passion for literature, as well as conducting some really interesting research about the aspirations of 14-15 year olds. After university she completed the Teach First programme at Feltham Community College and has been teaching in Hampton for nine years.
Victoria will bring her love of English to Logic, as Assistant Principal – English.
And, out of the classroom, whom would she most want to have dinner with? “Jean Rhys – as she is one of my favourite writers. She was born in the Caribbean and her life was difficult, even tragic. She disappeared from public view for many years and I would love to know what she did during this time. She has a lot to say about the emotional plight of women and I would love to chat with her about this!”
Position: Lead Personal Coach
After studying for a History degree at the University of York, Nina spent two years travelling and working as a Youth and Children’s Worker for a church in North London. Following her teacher training, she then taught history for four years in London before moving to Feltham Community College as the Sixth Form Learning Manager, where she looked after the pastoral and academic needs of the Sixth Form.
Nina will be Lead Personal Coach at Logic – a vital role given our focus on providing regular, personalised academic support to all our students.
And, out of the classroom, whom would she most want to have dinner with? “Bear Grylls – I love being outdoors in the mountains and by the sea and I always like a challenge learning something new. He would be able to teach me how to survive if technology fails us!”
Position: Head of Computing
After studying history at the University of Oxford, Edward worked in book publishing, before becoming interested in digital publishing and computing. Since then he has worked in a range of private and public sector roles on traditional and digital publishing projects and has studied for a post-graduate diploma in Digital Media at London Metropolitan University.
Edward is particularly interested in website design and the way that new technologies are transforming the way we consume information. He’ll be bringing his expertise and interest as Head of Computing at Logic.
And, out of the classroom, whom would he most want to have dinner with?
“I’m hugely interested in exploring and dangerous journeys, and would love to be able to talk one of the great adventurers like Shackleton or Marco Polo. I also love ancient history and have always been fascinated by Aristotle, who wrote on an absurdly wide range of topics and was profoundly wise on all of them.”
Position: Teacher of Digital Media
Ben trained as a graphic designer studying art at Heatherlys School of Fine Art and computer graphics at St Martins. He joins Logic with a wealth of hands-on industry experience having worked at Sampson Tyrell (working on corporate identities, such as The Royal Mail and Parcel Force), and in the record industry as Head of Art for Universal Music (working with such acts as U2, Mary J Blige, The Charlatans, No Doubt and Nelly).
As well as being able to bring his design expertise to his teaching of Digital Media at Logic, he’s also got first-hand business experience having successfully run his own design company.
And, out of the classroom, whom would he most want to have dinner with? “Ricky Gervais, I think he is hysterically funny and also extremely intelligent. His social observations and outlook on life would have me on the floor laughing!”
Position: Assistant Principal - Maths
After studying Mathematics at Portsmouth University. Charlie tried a variety of careers until he began teaching Mathematics and encouraging students to find a similar passion for the subject. Whilst at University he also became fascinated by cosmology, which he also enjoys sharing with his students.
Charlie will bring his love of Maths to Logic, as Assistant Principal – Maths.
And, out of the classroom, whom would he most want to have dinner with? “If I had the chance, I would have dinner with David Beckham and try to convince him to come out of retirement to play one season for Brentford FC (who I’ve supported since childhood; through high and many low times) and then teach Physical Education at Logic Studio School.”