THE TEAM

Emma Swift (Assistant Principal, 6th Form Leadership)

Ms Swift is the Assistant Vice Principal in charge of 6th form and a graduate of York University. She graduated with a BEng in Electronic Engineering with Business Management and an MA in Educational Leadership from UCL. She teaches KS3 and KS4 Science and A Level Physics. In 2012 she was awarded the Lloyds Register Educational Trust award for the UK’s best STEM teacher. She joined the staff of Richmond Park Academy in 2017, leading both the 6th form and the science department.

Mary Jane Blease (Deputy Head of 6th Form)

Ms Blease has taught at RPA for eight years. Her comprehensive teaching experience has been developed in both the state and the private sector where she held a range of posts including a departmental headship. At Liverpool Hope University - where she got a PGCE with distinction - she was invited to return as a lecturer. She is passionate about teaching and learning, has constructed and delivered A Level courses, been involved in teacher training and specialised in working with Gifted and Talented students. She also has considerable experience of Oxbridge entrance methodology.

Keira Pritchard (Work Related Learning Co-ordinator)

Ms Prichard is a BA (Hons) theology graduate of Manchester University. She has an HND in dance and a Level 6 Careers Guidance qualification. Her career to date has been richly varied and she has worked in hospitality, tourism, care, construction, administration, performing arts and education. She joined the staff of Richmond Park Academy in 2009, taking charge of careers education, advice and guidance, apprenticeship, employer links, work experience placements, employability training and UCAS guidance.

Tayla Lowe (6th Form Manager)

Ms Lowe joined RPA in 2015, previous to this she worked in retail management and has a foundation diploma in art and design. In her role as 6th Form Manager she oversees the operations and administration of the 6th form; dealing with attendance, admissions, enrolment, organising large events and pastoral support.