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.
Jonathan joined the school in April 2023. He previously was Deputy Headteacher at Sheffield High School where he worked for 12 years. He studied for a Music Degree at Goldsmiths University of London and gained a Masters Degree in Education Leadership and Management from Derby University in 2021. Jonathan is on the Learning & Participation Committee at The Royal Opera House and also a Primary School Governor.
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.
Ms Sully joined the school in 2020 as Head of Mathematics. Prior to this she was Key stage 4 coordinator of mathematics at The King John School where she had gained her QTS through the BTSA and her PGCE through The University of East London. Ms Sully has a Bsc (Hons) in Criminology and Psychology and has recently gained her NPQSL through OLP.
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 Sweeny joined our school in August 2013. He has held various leadership positions during his time in the school, most recently as Head of Year and Mental Health lead. He has a BA Honours degree in Geography and History, as well as a Postgraduate Degree in Education. Both were awarded by the National University of Ireland, Galway. Mr Sweeny subsequently completed a MSc in Educational Leadership from the University of Leicester.
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