Name: Miss Devi

My job at the Archer Academy: Head of History

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: I love teaching students about how the past is incredibly relevant in understanding and shaping the present. Year 7 History is incredibly exciting and I enjoy teaching students about the crazy, interesting and sometimes shocking aspects of medieval history.

The enrichment activity I hope to run after school: Book Club

Two top facts about me: 

  1. I love reading and once read three books in one day!
  2. I want to visit every continent in the world!

If I wasn’t a Humanities teacher I would be: An international food journalist. I love to write, travel, and eat. Why not combine the three?

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: Teaching GCSE classes and getting to know the new Year 7 students of the Archer Academy. 

My message to our new Year 7s: You are about to embark on an amazing journey of growth and development. I am excited that I will have the opportunity to support this progress and hope to play a positive role in your future.


Name: Miss Jouhal 

My job at the Archer Academy: Head of Geography 

The subject I will teach: Geography to years 9-11 and Humanities to years 7-8

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: I most enjoy teaching human geography, crossing over with many other Social Sciences such as Sociology and Citizenship. I enjoy learning and teaching about how we interact as people, communities, cultures and economies, in relation to our geographical landscapes and physical environments. I like making personal connections through Geography in order to understand how we interact together around the globe.

Two top facts about me: 

  1. My name is spelt with a silent ‘u’! (It’s pronounced Jo-hal)!
  2. Like many Geographers, I enjoy traveling. I have been lucky enough to travel for work and leisure to locations such as Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, France, Greece, Hungary, India, and five states across the USA! Next on my list are Iceland, China, South America and Australia!

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: Still studying Geography! Before applying for my Teacher Training course I debated pursing a PHD in Geography. 

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: I am most looking forward to the growth of the Archer Academy as we start our first time with Year 11. It will be an exciting adventure helping students continue learning the GCSEs specifications from Year 10 through to Year 11. I hope students remain inspired and enjoy learning Geography at a higher level.

My message to our new Year 7s: Welcome to the Archer Academy! My only piece of advice is to enjoy your time at school. Learning takes place in many different ways, in and outside the classroom, and you should enjoy every minute of it. Get involved as much as you can and be sure to seek help from teachers or peers if you ever feel unsure.


Name: Judith Vandervelde 

My job at the Archer Academy: History Teacher and Co-ordinator of Thematic Learning and Whole School Literacy

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: As I am an inquisitive person Thematic Learning most appeals to me as it is a chance to explore a range of topics. I enjoy learning alongside my students. Similarly History is great for someone who is naturally curious – a chance to explore places and times so different from today. 

The enrichment activity I hope to run after school: As a bit of a Scrabble and Boggle fiend I run an enrichment called Wordplay in which we play games relating to words and language. We also have a chance to learn how to do cryptic crosswords, dingbats and a range of word related puzzles. 

Two top facts about me: 

  1. I have a pet tortoise.
  2. Settlers of Catan is my favourite board game despite rarely winning against my family.

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: Working in a museum – luckily for me I have done that too having spent 9 years at the Jewish Museum. A longstanding dream is to write a novel….something I might attempt when I retire.


Name: Mrs Gillham

My job at the Archer Academy: Assistant Head – Teaching and Learning

The subjects I will teach: Geography, Thematic Learning

The areas of my subject I most enjoy teaching are: I love teaching Geography and enjoy investigating the wonders of the natural world. My favourite topics are volcanoes and super volcanoes! I find volcanoes truly fascinating, they are powerful, unpredictable and surrounded by stunning landscapes. Super volcanoes are huge volcanoes, hidden in caters with the power to destroy vast areas of land. There is still so much to learn about how and why they happen and in your Geography lessons at The Archer Academy, you will have the opportunity to investigate this further.

The enrichment activities I am hoping to run after school: Bright Ideas workshops which provide you with the chance to hear from experts in a range topics such as Law, Science, Medicine, TV and Film.

What I am most looking forward to in the second year of the Archer Academy’: Meeting an enthusiastic new year group and getting stuck into some fun lessons!

Two top facts about me:

  • I love musical theatre and enjoy going to see shows!
  • My hometown, Chesterfield, is in the heart of the Peak District and I love hiking in the countryside!

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: A volcanologist. I would love to travel to Hawaii and study Mauna Loa, one of the largest volcanoes on earth!

My message to our new Year 7 pupils: I am really looking forward to meeting you all in September.  I hope you are keen, full of energy and ready to learn. I hope you enjoy being at this fantastic school as much as I do. See you all soon!!


Name: Mr Barrow

My job at the Archer Academy: Humanities, Thematic Learning and Science

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: Human geography! I find the relationship between our planet and humans fascinating. In particular, I enjoy teaching the topic of urbanisation. Urbanisation means an increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas in comparison to rural areas. This process of urbanisation is happening all over our planet and is resulting in a number of both positive and negative effects. 

The enrichment activity I hope to run after school:  A sporting club of some sort – either football, hockey or fitness circuits. 

Two top facts about me: 

  1. I’m a keen sportsman – I recently completed the Paris Marathon (26.2 miles!)
  2. I grew up in a small town in Wiltshire called Marlborough. Because of this, I am always amazed each day at the sheer size of London!

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: A travel journalist. 

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: I’m thrilled to be starting at the Archer Academy in September. The things I am looking forward to most include: getting to know my students and colleagues; running different enrichment activities and getting involved with the fantastic range of extra-curricular activities on offer at Archer Academy. 

My message to our new Year 7s: You are about to start a fantastic secondary school journey at a brilliant school. I hope it will leave you with memories that will last you for a life time. I wish you all the best of luck. Be brave, be proactive and maximise all opportunities that come your way!


Name: Mr Constantinou 

My job at the Archer Academy: Associate Teacher 

The subject I will teach: Humanities

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: Human geography, I love looking at the impact we, as a population, have on our world.  The way we interact both with each other and our environment is fascinating to study.

Two top facts about me: 

  1. I love video games, and built my own computer
  2. I am an avid fan of all things sporting, I spent a year in America where I had a season ticket to a college football team who had a stadium that seated 100,000 people!!

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: A video games journalist.

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: You guys! I am excited to see you come in and explore all the opportunities The Archer provides.

My message to our new Year 7s: Welcome, work hard but above all enjoy the time you have here!


Name: Miss Ogbaselase

My job at the Archer Academy: Teacher of History 

The subject I will teach: History and Humanities

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: It’s quite hard to choose one area because there are so many different topics that are great. Some topics I really enjoy teaching are:

  • Life in the Middle Ages
  • International Relations in the 20th century
  • Britain and the Slave Trade

History at the Archer Academy is extremely fascinating. These are just some of thought-provoking topics we teach here!

Two top facts about me:

  1. I’m a big fan of Suduko! It’s the only game I have on any of my gadgets.
  2. I’m an avid baker. I also have a very sweet tooth!

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: a writer or a lawyer 

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: Taking my Year 8 form into Year 9! It seems like time has flown since they started here at the Archer. I’m also looking forward to teaching Year 7s history as we cover some really exciting topics.

My message to our new Year 7s: The Archer Academy is a truly exciting school community which will offer you endless opportunities to learn something new. I’d really encourage you to give anything and everything a real chance.


Name: Miss Severin 

My job at the Archer Academy: Teacher of History 

The subject I will teach: History and Humanities

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: All types of History but those in particular which explore the key concepts of significance combined with change and continuity – I enjoy watching student investigate history in order to reach an answer to an enquiry question.

Two top facts about me:

  1. I love badminton; it’s such a great way to keep fit
  2. I love travelling, I get to meet new faces and visit monumental sites.

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: A professional tennis player, a travel journalist or a museum educator. 

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy:

I look forward to taking on a new year 7 form and observing the different skills you have brought along from primary skills so we can work on developing them.

My message to our new Year 7s: I look forward to meeting you all and watch you grow each day. Don’t be afraid to take some risks and try something new because that is what growing and developing revolves around.


My job at the Archer Academy: Teacher of Geography and Maths and Lower School Enrichment Coordinator

The subject I will teach: Geography and Maths

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: In Geography my favourite topic is earthquakes and volcanoes. I love to teach about not only how they are formed, but also the positive and negative effects these natural features have on humans.

In Maths, I really enjoy teaching algebra. It is fascinating how we can use the key components of algebra to logically solve many of the complicated numerical problems of real life.

Two top facts about me:

  1. I love to travel to new and exotic places
  2. I enjoy reading all types of detective novels and watching television crime series.

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: a diplomat or a travel writer

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: Meeting a new group of year 7s and continuing to be part of a vibrant school community.

My message to our new Year 7s: Try your best with everything that you do this year. Don’t be afraid to take risks, so take advantage of as many of the great opportunities available to you at your new school.


Name: Mr Latter 

My job at the Archer Academy: I am a member of the Senior Leadership Team and the Head of SEND & Inclusion. 

The subject I will teach: I teach Geography and Humanities.

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: I love teaching about physical Geography, in particular about natural hazards like volcanoes and earthquakes!

Two top facts about me: 

  1. I am a huge Arsenal fan!
  2. I love the big outdoors and regularly go hiking and climbing!

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: An explorer! 

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: Meeting our new Year 7 students and helping them feel comfortable and confident at the Archer Academy.

My message to our new Year 7s: There is no such thing as a silly question… if you want to know about something do ask! You can ask other students or staff – everyone will be happy to help!


Name: Mr Raghuveer 

My job at the Archer Academy: Teacher of History 

The subject I will teach: Humanities

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: I enjoy teaching about castles in relation to William the Conqueror’s consolidation of power.

Two top facts about me: 

  1. I fundraised over £3000 for 4 different charities when I was at university.
  2. I love skiing and have skied in America, France, and Austria.

If I wasn’t a teacher, I would be: A sports journalist.

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: Coaching football again this year, I really enjoyed coaching the Year 7’s last year and want to carry it on.

My message to our new Year 7s: Take on all the opportunities you can at the Archer, there really is something for everyone.

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