Chemistry Dept. Staff

Chemistry dept. staff, 2012/13
Chemistry staff, 2012/13

Andy MeadAndy Mead, Head of Department (Joined Blundell's in 2010)
After graduating from the University of Bath with BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with Management, he moved to Wollongong, Australia where he played grade cricket and worked for Shinagawa Thermal Ceramics Pty Ltd. He returned to England where he completed his PGCE at the University of Exeter and joined Blundell’s in 2010. He was appointed Head of Chemistry in 2014, is a tutor in NC and is actively involved in the sport at Blundell's.

Georgina BattingGeorgina Batting (Joined Blundell’s in 2001)
Having studied a four year BEng (Hons) degree in chemical engineering at Exeter University, she worked in industry as a project engineer for ICI and then a process engineer for Exxon Chemical, before settling in Devon. After raising a young family she retrained as a science teacher, teaching Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry to A Level at a selective girls’ school, before relocating to Blundell’s where she now holds the post of Head of Science and Chemistry. She is a tutor in Petergate, organises the school equestrian activities, oversees the Activity programme and serves on the Senior Leadership Team.

Philip MawsonMr Philip Mawson (Joined Blundell’s in 2014)
MChem with Industrial Experience (Edinburgh University). Previous experience: 7 years teaching science and chemistry in 11-18 comprehensive/academy. Current responsibilities: Chemistry and Mathematics Teacher; Learning Support Teacher.

Bethan ReesBethan Rees (Joined Blundell’s in 2013)
Bethan graduated from Cardiff University in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) in Medical Pharmacology, before starting a PGCE at South West Teacher Training, Exeter. She came to Blundell’s to teach Chemistry in September 2013 and is now a resident tutor in Westlake. Bethan is also heavily involved in the Girls’ Games program; coaching hockey, netball and girls’ cricket.

Dylan SmartDylan Smart (Joined Blundell’s in 2008)
After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a BSc (Hons) in Biology, Dylan enjoyed a career in financial services, working for several years as a stockbroker before moving to London to work for companies such as Standard & Poor’s and the Financial Times. He moved away from the City to pursue a career in teaching and completed a PGCE at Exeter University. He taught for several years in a school in Cornwall before moving to Blundell’s to teach Chemistry and Biology. He is the House Parent in Petergate and also plays a significant role in coaching rugby.

Eve EntwistleEve Entwistle, Technician (Joined Blundell’s in 2005)
After graduating from the University of the West of England, Bristol, with a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Chemical Sciences she has worked in industry as a Quality Control Technician, progressing to a Quality Assurance Supervisor at a poultry processor, before turning her back on industry to re-enter the world of academia. She joined Blundell’s School as a Chemistry Technician in 2005. She organises the whole practical requirement of the department, whilst also researching new experiments. The teaching staff would not want to be without her.