King Edward’s Witley has appointed Mrs Maria-Eleni Pevreall as the School’s new Head of Biology.
Mrs Pevreall, who was born in Greece and educated at a British school in Athens, has been teaching for 15 years. She has lived in the UK for 24 years. Her previous posts include a four-year stint as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of the Foundation Degree in Paramedic Science at the University of Portsmouth and four years at a local independent boarding / day school for boys aged 8-18.
A graduate of the University of Surrey (where she gained a BSc (Hons) in Medical Microbiology) Mrs Pevreall went on to achieve her Masters in Immunology at Kings College London and her Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning at the University of Portsmouth. She also went on to attain her GTP-QTS from the University of Chichester.
Commenting on the new position which commenced in September 2015, Mrs Pevreall said: “I am really looking forward to this new chapter in my career heading up the biology department and teaching to GCSE pupils, as well as to those studying in the Sixth Form following either the new A-level or the IB course at King Edward’s Witley.
“When I was called for interview I was very impressed by the ‘thorough and organised’ culture which permeates throughout the School, which of course bodes well for a progressive learning environment. I want to inspire my pupils to be more inquisitive and more interrogative in their approach to biology and of course that will involve encouraging active participation in experiments and a range of biology trips that are currently being planned.”
Mrs Pevreall is also a keen horsewoman and has competed in Greek national competitions in the discipline of show jumping. She is now passionate about dressage and rides at Prix St.George level.