Art and Design
Head of Subject : Mrs C Friday
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
― Edgar Degas
Our intent is to engage, inspire and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and confidently create their own works of art, craft and design. We encourage students to make personal, expressive responses to set themes and individual research topics. At KS3 students have 1 lesson of Art per week.
Head of Subject: Mrs J Dulake
Business is a course only offered as an option starting at KS4.
“Many young people will seek work in industry and commerce. If they are to add value effectively, they need to understand the origins of wealth -creation and be familiar with the concepts and application of business and economics. Business literacy and numeracy are growing in importance and young people are increasingly becoming involved in the management of enterprise.”
Head of Subject: Miss V McDowell
Mayflower High School's Computer Science department consists of four specialist Computer Science teachers. We are a small, enthusiastic team, achieving good results at all levels, offering personalised learning pathways for students.
Design and Technology
Head of Subject : Mr S Fowler
The Design and Technology department at Mayflower prides itself on the commitment students’ show towards the subject. Staff teach in specialist rooms and there is an emphasis on continually raising the standard of Design and Technology provision for our students.
Head of Subject: Ms J Bradley
Mayflower English Faculty is a vibrant and active one. Our focus is on the individual and providing an interesting and stimulating environment for all our students. We encourage a love of reading and across our curriculum, selecting texts from different times, places and people. Our students explore different genres and forms of writing and we encourage confident speakers and listeners who participate in debate, discussion and presentations.
Head of Subject: Mrs J Warden
In an international or multicultural business environment, knowledge of foreign languages is a major advantage, as is an understanding of cross-cultural communication. Mayflower's French department aims to help students develop these valuable skills before they enter the global professional world.
We believe in using a communicative approach to teaching and learning by using the target language as much as possible. Grammar is taught progressively in order to lay a sound foundation for further language study. We aim to help every student achieve their full potential.
Head of Subject: Mrs S Keyworth
The Geography Department has a number of specialist and experienced staff. Teaching takes place in three dedicated teaching rooms; all with interactive whiteboards and visualisers. Additional accommodation includes classrooms shared with other departments. The Geography Department is well resourced with numerous text books and digital resources.
Geography is taught in mixed ability groups across the full age range. In Years 7 to 9, students are taught in form groups, having three periods of Geography per fortnight.
Head of Subject: Miss N Gunnell
The History Department, collectively, have a vast amount of experience and knowledge which we have used to develop and enhance our Key Stage 3 curriculum. The department prides itself on developing key skills alongside delivering a content rich curriculum.
Head of Subject: Mr T Forshaw and Mr A Eastwick
The Mathematics Faculty at Mayflower School comprises of eleven well-qualified, experienced full-time teachers who teach in a suite of dedicated Mathematics classrooms which are equipped with interactive white boards. There is a faculty office where records and resources are stored, and where staff can meet and work.
Head of Subject: Mr J Tuck
We believe that music should be available to everyone as it is an omnipresent feature of our lives that carries an enormous amount of power; in the world of multimedia such as ringtones all the way through to highly emotive film scores; popular music that can be everything from lighthearted to highly politically charged, relaxing to energetic, melancholic to cheerful; the joy that can be obtained by playing an instrument, either as a soloist or as part of a group.
Head of Subject: Mr M Sergeant
Physical Education at Mayflower is designed to develop pupils’ confidence and competence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives both in and out of school. Pupils have a total of 4 hours and 10 minutes a fortnight. Pupils will develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.
Head of Subject: Mrs C Davis
Assistant Head of Subject: Ms K McKay
The Religious Studies Department has a number of specialist RS teachers, with the majority of RS lessons taking place across 4 classrooms. The Department is well resourced with text books, revision guides, artefacts and digital resources.
Head of Subject : Mr T Griffiths
As a specialist subject, Science is helping to raise the overall standards across the school. All students undertake science from Year 7 to Year 11, during this time innovative teachers work hard to encourage and develop a culture of enquiry and understanding through shared learning.
Head of Subject: Miss Nicholson
In an international or multicultural business environment, knowledge of foreign languages is a major advantage, as is an understanding of cross-cultural communication. Mayflower's Spanish department aims to help students develop these valuable skills before they enter the global professional world.