Name: Dr Morrison 

My job at the Archer Academy: Assistant Head School Development.  The Archer Academy is an outstanding school but we are always asking ourselves questions about what we could do even better to improve further. My job is to evaluate what we do and to work with my colleagues to make the school be the best school it can possibly be.  I also line manage the STEM subjects (science, ADT and maths).

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: I am a science teacher first and foremost. I most enjoy explaining how our genes work.  The idea that one small change in one position of our genes can explain what makes me ‘me’ and you ‘you’ is fascinating. 

The enrichment activity I hope to run after school: Something based around engineering – areas where science crosses over with other subjects is really fascinating and full of real-world applications. I would like to explore some of this with our students. 

Two top facts about me: 

  1. I worked in medical research before becoming a teacher.  I spent five years studying depression in worms.
  2. I do a Park Run most Saturday’s (knees and lockdown permitting).

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: A campsite owner – in somewhere spectacular like the Lake District – perhaps when I retire.

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: Meeting all the new Year 7 students and of course Science Week!


Name: Miss Bowles

My job at the Archer Academy: Head of KS4 Science 

The subject I will teach: All three science Biology, Chemistry and Physics at both KS3 and KS4.

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: I am excited by the current developments in DNA and genetics which will be benefitting medicine and technology in the near future. I love that I teach a subject that is changing and developing all of the time. I hope to motivate more students to consider the opportunities that science careers can offer.

Two top facts about me: 

  1. I love reading, a few of my favourite books include the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials trilogy.
  1. I am always happiest when I am outdoors, whether it’s walking, cycling, kayaking or even just pottering in the garden.

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: Working as a scientific journalist – I love reading about science and listening to podcasts on new developments in the areas 

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: Helping all of the fantastic students to continue making excellent progress in science.

My message to our new Year 7s: There are many amazing opportunities available at the Archer Academy, embrace as many of them as you can to make the most of your time here.


Name: Mr. Wick

My job at the Archer Academy: Head of KS3 Science 

The subject I teach: Science – Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: Personally, I have always been interested in the brain and how amazing it is at coordinating our body. Topics such as homeostasis, regarding the hormones which help us feel and act, is always something I like researching. For physics, our solar system and the expanse of space fascinates me. I can’t wait to have deep debates about our universe, how it came to be and where it’s going. Of course, as a science teacher I love any lesson where there are chemicals to experiment with. Who knows, maybe as a class we can invent a new substance!?

Two top facts about me: 

  1. I love all instruments and music. I can play many of them. My favourite instrument is the drums.
  2. I can say “Hello, how are you?” in at least 8 languages!

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: A summer camp organiser. Every summer I organised camps for children and young adults and would enjoy that being a full-time job! Of course, teaching comes first. 

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: I am most looking forward to introducing the new Y7 group to all the wonderful and wacky world of science at secondary school!

My message to our new Year 7s: Secondary school may feel like a big step-up from primary school, and in some ways it is. However if you come in with a focussed attitude and a curiosity for learning I’m sure you will enjoy your time here. All of your teachers are here to help you go through this transition period and will support you if you need help with anything you are finding difficult. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and guiding you in your amazing journey through the Archer Academy!


Name: Ms. Ahmed

My job at the Archer Academy: Teacher of Science 

The subject I teach: All three sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: Seeing all the Science we teach come alive through practicals and being able to identify it in the world around us.

Two top facts about me: 

  1. I’m a bit of a yoga fanatic and it is what I do when I need to relax and the one thing that can always make me happy!
  1. I love reading: it’s a wonderful way to escape

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: working at some Space Agency! 

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: Meeting the new Year 7’s and getting to know all of the individual personalities that will join us. Most of all, I am most looking forward to helping ignite the love of Science in all students.

My message to our new Year 7s: This is a really exciting time, enjoy every minute of it. If you are unsure, always ask as we are all here to help. There are a lot of club and opportunities here at the Archer , make sure that you take the opportunity to try something new and possibly out of your comfort zone.


Name: Ms Keen 

My job at the Archer Academy: Science teacher 

The subject I will teach: The Sciences- Biology, Chemistry & Physics

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: Every topic of science is awesome but for me the science behind the human body is most fascinating. There is some very complex science that we take for granted which is keeping you alive every day.

Two top facts about me:

  1. I studied toxicology (the chemistry of poisons). Ask me which common food has lethal amounts of cyanide!
  2. I have helped over 300 baby turtles reach the sea safely.

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: A botanist (I love plants!)

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: Meeting all of the new students and our explosive science enrichment!

My message to our new Year 7s: There is always something exciting happening at the archer. It may seem a little overwhelming at first but you will soon settle in and get used to it. Seize every opportunity you can! I look forward to meeting and supporting you all in your first year at secondary school.


 Name: Dr Rosalind Lee 

My job at the Archer Academy: Senior science technician 

The area of my subject I most enjoy teaching: Practical science experiments

Two top facts about me: 

  1. I am a joint majority share-holder in Exeter City Football Club. My older daughter has ECFC as her initials.
  1. I was a research fellow at St Thomas’s hospital and had to take blood samples from volunteer subjects – so if I hurt them they wouldn’t come back!

If I wasn’t at The Archer Academy I would be: A dog breeder – we got a golden retriever puppy Christmas 2017 – Poppie. She is quite a large dog now but just lovely. 

What I am most looking forward to this year at the Archer Academy: Even more science practicals. 

My message to our new Year 7s: Come and enjoy learning at school – especially science!

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