Biology Staff Profiles

David Cole graduated with a BSc (Honours) in chemistry from Swansea University. He is the Commanding Officer of the King's CCF, is Master in Charge of Hockey, and coaches athletics. He has previously been Housemaster of Bishop Fox and Head of Careers, and his wife is Housemistress of Carpenter house.

Imogen Pardoe graduated with a BSc (Honours) in human biology from Plymouth University. She is senior Sixth Form Tutor and is in charge of netball at King's. She has previously been House Assistant in Bishop Fox and Meynell. Imogen has recently returned from maternity leave and will be assisted for a time by Emma Hamilton. Emma is a qualified vet (Bristol University) and practised equine medicine for several years. She was also a vet in the TA before qualifying as a teacher. Emma has a keen interest in riding, squash, hockey and skiing.

Samuel Florey graduated with a BSC (Honours) in biology from Bath University, and joined the department in September 2010. He is the Housemaster of King Alfred house, coaches rugby and cricket and takes the CCF Chindit section.

Emma Helliar gained a BSc reading chemistry, biology and education at Stirling University. After this, she achieved her PGCE at Bristol University, and has taught for a total of 10 years in three Somerset schools. She spent seven years at The Castle School in Taunton teaching all three sciences. While at the school Emma also started a riding club for pupils to learn to ride, and organised inter-school competitions in dressage, show jumping and combined training. She also loves singing, and has performed in many choral soprano performances. She was the President of Stirling University Choir for three years and even sang a solo at her own wedding! Emma is very much looking forward to helping out with the riding teams, and musical aspects of school, and is willing to give most things a try!

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