St. Dominic’s welcomes four new teachers

6th July 2020

We pride ourselves on our exceptional teaching staff at St. Dominic’s and are delighted to tell you about four new appointments which have been made in time for the new school year to begin in September.

The school is delighted to welcome four highly-regarded talents to our teaching staff – appointments which can only be of immense benefit to our students and the school. We would like to introduce:

Chloe Fisher – Drama and English
Laura Bryan – Preparatory
Angela Parkes – Science (part-time)
Laura Chapman – Design and Technology (part-time)

Chloe Fisher

Ms Fisher has a Diploma in Musical Theatre, Grade 8 Distinction in Musical Theatre and Grade 8 Distinction in Popular Music Vocal. She recently completed her teacher training following her First at Warwick University.

Drama at St. Dominic’s has a long and excellent tradition meaning we need someone to maintain this amazing high standard and take the department into the next phase. Chloe is well-known in the area for her part in a number of amateur performances and will bring a new element to our excellent department both from a drama and English perspective.

Laura Bryan

Mrs Bryan is a former Dominican and completed a Degree in English and Law before completing her Primary Teacher Training Certificate. She has many years’ experience at other successful schools, and has a National Professional Qualification for both Senior and Middle Leadership.

We know Laura will bring additional enthusiasm and a fantastic work ethic to the school. Being a former Dominican, she knows the importance of good behaviour, manner and dress at St. Dominic’s and will continue to uphold and teach our incredibly important traditions.

Angela Parkes

Ms Parkes holds a Masters in Agricultural Biotechnology, has marked examination papers for AQA including A-Level and has been trained to deliver the practical core topics at A-Level for teachers allowing her to assess schools.

Angela comes to us with a great deal of experience, is at the cutting edge of some scientific research and has worked in a number of schools as lead teacher and lecturer.

Laura Chapman

Mrs Chapman completed her teacher training in 2008 and has taught in a range of subjects up to and including A-Level within the Design and Technology field. She spent 11 years at a large, successful, state school and has taught food and art.

Laura will be a valuable addition to our DT department, an area of the school which requires more staff to meet the increasing demand as more pupils join the school. Grades at St. Dominic’s are consistently exceptional and Mrs Chapman was a former mentor to our own Mrs Machin – they will make an excellent team.