TEACHER OF ENGLISH
With teaching experience spanning over twenty years and across the sectors, Bev leads and teaches English to all learners at Hopefields.
Passionate about providing young people with an engaging education and the opportunity to succeed, she has a wealth of experience teaching students with a range of abilities and needs.
Committed to confidence building and improving skillsets, Bev encourages thought-provoking discussions and debates.
In her spare time, Bev likes walking her dog and visiting new places.
TEACHER OF WOODWORK/CRAFTS
Peter is our resident vocational tutor, and loves crafts and woodturning. Originally a scientist, after fifteen years teaching mainstream Science (and a further ten years as an Autism specialist) Peter has returned from retirement to help our students develop their own craft, building and horticulture skills. He has a wide range of knowledge and a thorough understanding of additional and complex needs.
Peter is very patient and giving of his time, he makes learning fun in a way that all levels can reach. Peter is also known for his skip-diving abilities and as the Hopefields general handyperson.
TEACHER OF HUMANITIES
Andy has over 20 years experience teaching humanities across Teesside to a range of ages and abilities. His early career was spent at the British Geological Survey and within the civil engineering sector.
Andy joins Hopefields eager to share his enthusiasm and build a wider connection with the world around us.
An intrepid geographer and explorer, Andy enjoys hiking with family and friends; combining his love of travel and the natural environment.
TEACHER OF SCIENCE
After a long career leading teams within the automotive industry, David retrained 20 years ago as a teacher of science, specialising in Chemistry and Physics and undertaking leadership roles across the North East of England.
David joins Hopefields as our Science Lead, teaching Entry and GCSE Science and is our resident tractor driver.
Outside of Hopefields, David enjoys classic motorcycling, ancient tractors, and is interested in developing our green energy, sustainability guidelines and recycling usage.
TEACHER OF HIGH NEEDS
After gaining a degree in Performing Arts, Steph worked for an Autism charity, which became the turning point in her career. Steph returned to University to study a PCET and achieved QTLS.
With over six years of supply education, Steph has worked in over 30 schools from Newcastle to Northallerton and everywhere in between. After a stint as an Advanced Teaching Assistant at a specialist school in North Yorkshire, Steph joins Hopefields as our HLTA from September 2021.
Steph has a passion for the arts, literature and loves any sort of creativity. As a massive animal lover, Steph enjoys her spare time checking in with her Pig, Wilbur.
VOCATIONAL LEARNING LEAD
Cameron worked as an electrician for 4 years before getting into teaching. He began his teaching career at an alternative provision, working with learners who had disengaged with education, alongside completing a degree in Sport.
Cameron wishes to continue his own learning pathway, on route to completing a PGCE and developing as a teacher of learners with additional needs.
In his spare time, Cameron enjoys playing rugby, as well as football, golf and swimming. Cameron also enjoys spending time on walks with his dog, Toby.
TEACHER OF MATHS