Mr Hockey joined the school in April 2015, following thirteen years in various leadership and management positions at Stationers' Crown Woods Academy in Eltham, London. Notably, being Deputy Headteacher of Delamere School.
He has a BA Honours degree in Physical Education with QTS from the University of Greenwich and an MSc in Educational Leadership from the University of Leicester. Mr Hockey subsequently gained the NPQH through the Institute of Education and the NPQEL through ASCL. In addition, Mr Hockey serves as a governor on the USP Corporation Board (Seevic & Palmer’s Colleges Group) where he is chair of the Quality Committee.
Mrs Halpin joined the school in April 2015. She has a BA (Hons) in Music from Canterbury Christchurch University, a PGCE in English and a Diploma in Classics. Mrs Halpin has been awarded an MEd in School Improvement with the University of Cambridge and has also gained NPQH.
Mrs Halpin has held a number of senior leadership roles in Essex schools and also worked as an independent education consultant prior to joining Cornelius Vermuyden School.
Mr Bentley joined the school in June 2020, following other leadership roles in Essex such as Vice Principal at Belfairs Academy and a Senior Leader at The Boswells School in Chelmsford. He has a BA Honours degree in English from Birmingham City University, gained his PGCE at the University of Warwick, and achieved the NPQSL through the Anglian University.
Mr Hibben joined the school in 1998. He has a BA Honours degree in Visual Arts and a PGCE in secondary education; specialising in Art and Design.
>br Before teaching at Cornelius Vermuyden, Mr Hibben worked for SEECAT, teaching Graphics, Art and Design, Illustration and Sculpture to pupils studying on BTEC, Foundation and Degree courses in Art. Prior to this he worked for Dartington College of Arts teaching illustration and drawing to undergraduates.
Mr O’Shaughnessy returned in 2019 to our school as Assistant Headteacher. He has held various leadership positions within schools in the local area, most recently as Lead Practitioner at The James Hornsby School and prior to that as Head of Science here at Cornelius Vermuyden. Mr O’Shaughnessy has a BSC (Hons) in Biochemistry from Kings College London and trained as a teacher as part of the GTP scheme at The Eastwood Academy.
Miss Ounzain joined the school in September 2015. She has held many positions with Science, most recently as deputy head of science within a Southend School. Miss Ounzain has a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Liverpool and completed her PGCE in Secondary Science at Goldsmiths University of London.
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