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Mrs Kidd has enjoyed and created art most of her life. She has been teaching for 15 years, 6 of which have been as an arts specialist. Mrs Kidd is passionate about making her own art and sharing her skills, experience and love of the subject with the children she teaches.
She studied Fine Art at Winchester School of Art. Achieving a BA (Hons) at University, she then went on to receive a Masters from Cambridge School of Art. Mrs Kidd is a practising artist, creating works in the form of installations and prints – a collaboration of art and music. These have been executed on Japanese paper using a wood block printing method. Having been awarded first prize in the Gainsborough House printing competition, Mrs Kidd has subsequently exhibited across the country extensively, London and the Royal Academy.
In addition to her art, Mrs Kidd offers complementary therapies to patients in her local Oncology department in Cambridge. She has also delivered talks and demonstrations on Story Massage and enjoys the balance that teaching brings to her life.
Miss Loh graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (AGSM) majoring in the piano, winning the Robert Wise Memorial Prize. She continued her postgraduate studies there, gaining the Advanced Solo Studies Certificate and her violin teaching diploma (LGSM). As a student and young professional, she won prizes in several national competitions, making her debut at the South Bank as part of the Maisie Lewis Young Artists series and stepped in at the eleventh hour performing in the Park Lane Group Young Artist series to critical acclaim. Miss Loh has since performed and broadcast as a soloist and chamber musician in many venues in Britain and abroad.
Miss Loh is passionate about music education and is especially interested in nurturing young learners. She has vast experience with Early Years starters, fostering in them a love of music and developing confidence through music making.
Ms Denton has been teaching for 20 years, 12 of which have been in Head of Department roles. During her teaching career, she has taught pupils from Nursery age all the way up to A-Level. Her first experience began in Cambridge as a flute tutor at The Leys Girls School before volunteering at Moshi International School in Tanzania. Returning to the UK, she undertook her PGCE and NQT years in Wales and began to teach class music as well as conduct choirs. The next 9 years were spent in inner city secondary schools, where she was responsible for GCSE and A-level music, before she took on the role of Head of Music at The Lyceum.
Ms Denton has an MA in Conducting from the University of Surrey and has conducted at prestigious venues including Christ Church Spitalfields, Llandaff Cathedral, Guildford Cathedral and the Hackney Empire, as well as supporting a choir who sung with Andrea Bocelli in Leeds Arena. Ms Denton plays the flute, recorder, piano and violin to a high standard, as well as the guitar, bass guitar and the clarinet, albeit to a lesser degree! She enjoys nurturing the seed of music in all children and encouraging them to believe that they are all unique musicians through listening, singing, composing and performing. Recently Ms Denton was delighted to be asked to take on the role of Music Subject Champion for Dukes Education, a challenge she is looking forward to getting her teeth into!
Since graduating from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 1999, with Teaching Qualifications in ISTD Tap, Modern and Ballet, Miss Haynes has worked in a variety of roles across the Entertainment Industry for the last 20 years. Her career began at a holiday park in Cornwall as a Dancer and Children’s Entertainer, before moving abroad to Greece and Cyprus. Eventually she found a small independent Entertainment Company and worked as their choreographer and Entertainment Director. This involved overseeing 4 and 5 star hotels with their entire Entertainment programme, ranging from sports activities and kids clubs to the evening Entertainment Shows. In 2019, she had the pleasure of working in a 5 star resort in Egypt, being responsible for 42 Entertainers and producing West End quality shows with professional singers and dancers.
Throughout all of this, Miss Haynes taught as a dance teacher in the UK when time would allow, teaching children aged 4 all the way up to adults. With a BA Hons in Mathematics and Statistics, and a career which has always involved children in some way, when it became time for Miss Haynes to hang up her professional dancing shoes, she naturally turned to teaching in a school setting.
Mr Lopez was born and raised in Jerez, Spain. From a young age, he loved sports including football, tennis and athletics. Mr Lopez became champion in the long jump in Andalusia (a southern region of Spain) in 2005 with 6.12 metres when he was 17 years old; he then went to compete at the National Competition in Madrid but unfortunately wasn’t so lucky this time.
Naturally, Mr Lopez chose to study sports at university and combine this with his other passion – teaching. He gained a BA in Education, specialising in PE. A few years later, wanting to improve his English, Mr Lopez decided to leave Spain and move to England. He has been teaching Spanish in the UK since 2014 and Sports since 2017.