Teal Class

Teal Class

We are a Secondary class comprising of Year 10 and 11 students; we are focusing on our academic learning in addition to life skills activities which will prepare us for life after The Mendip School, which is part of the Ready to Learn cohort. We have specialist teachers in English, Maths and Science and are completing either an Entry Level or GCSE in these subjects. We also have the opportunity to follow additional qualifications such as ASDAN short course qualifications and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

We start our day by being able to have breakfast which we do ourselves. We then watch the BBC news, where we can discuss what is going on locally and nationally and we finish with doing something active, we are then ready to start our learning for the day.

Our Staff

Rachel Findlay

Rachel is the class teacher and has been teaching for 18 years, starting in a secondary mainstream school as Head of Girls Games and Second in Physical Education and then moved into Special Education, latterly at TMS as Physical Education Curriculum Lead. She loves teaching and sport and enjoys seeing children of all ages being active and learning through play and physical activity.  Out of school, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking her children to various sports clubs, playing hockey and being a season ticket holder for Bath Rugby.

 

Eve Rendell

 

Philippa Reynolds
Philippa started at the Mendip School in 2016 in Purple Class and has worked in both primary and is currently working in upper secondary.  Philippa is a qualified Chef and previously worked in a bakery for 12 years.  Outside of school she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog and loves watching rugby.
 
 
 
Joe James
 
Joe started working at the Mendip School in 2018 and has worked mainly in the secondary department as a TA  along with a CST role for the Design Technology department.  Previous to working in education Joe was a prop maker for the Animation and  Film industries. Joe is passionate about every child reaching their potential and loves passing his knowledge of DT  and drawing skills onto the students.  Out of school Joe likes illustration  and climbing.
 

Please find some of our most recent work that we would like to share with you this term.

 

Safer internet videos

Last term some of our pupils were filmed whilst taking part in an online safety activity. They were then filmed 1:1...

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Skill Up Somerset

On Wednesday 9th February Nikki Blackwell from SkillUp Somerset who is an Apprenticeship and Skills Advisor and Kim Love...

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Bold and Brave

Bold and Brave

A lovely visit to the Bold and Brave Shop in Taunton today where they are selling our school made coasters.  Here is the...

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We are recruiting!

Here's why you should come and work at The Mendip School. Staff and students tell you what it's like to work here. For more...

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Advent

Advent

Grace, one of our Duke of Edinburgh students, handcrafted an advent calendar and generously donated it to the Mendip School...

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