STAFF PROFILES

 

TEMI LADENIKA

PROPRIETOR

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I established Pulse and Water Learning in September 2002 as an offsite inclusion project for disaffected young learners aged 14 to 16. Then called ‘Inclusive Creativity Learning’, later on ‘IC Learning’, Pulse and Water College currently operates under the auspices of Pulse and Water Learning.

My role includes providing the strategic direction for Pulse and Water overall leadership and management of staff; resources; liaison with organisations; finance; curriculum and learner welfare.

My vision is for an inclusive strategy operating on the belief that given favourable circumstances, all children all can learn and all have a desire to succeed educationally.

Qualifications: BA (Hons) in Education (University of Ife Ile-Ife, Nigeria); M.Ed. in Educational Psychology (University of Lagos, Nigeria); M.A.Ed in Educational Management (Open University, United Kingdom); M.B.A.Ed in International in Educational Leadership (University of Hull, United Kingdom).


FIONA GOLDFINCH

HEAD OF SCHOOL

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I joined Pulse and Water as a lead tutor in September 2016, having worked in a small independent school in Kent for the previous twelve years teaching ICT and latterly Child Development to students with a variety of special needs and challenges. I spent time on the School Leadership Team and had a variety of other responsibilities, including on-line safety, IT support and Exams Officer.

My extensive experience of teaching students with autism, anxiety and dyslexia has provided me with a solid foundation to embrace any and all challenges.

I obtained a degree in Child Development (specialising in children with special educational needs and disabilities) from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2019, and in my spare time enjoy spending time with my daughter, socialising with my friends and getting out and about with the dog.


VICKY SEMAKULA

HEAD OF SCHOOL


AYO OLANIYAN

P.E. TUTOR

I am enthusiastic about encouraging young people to be the best they can be, and inspiring them to pursure their dream careers with hard work and determination. I have worked in several Pupil Referral Unit establishments within the West Boroughs of London, supporting students with both educational and behavioural needs at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 level. .

I have written my first novel, and I will be starting my Psychology Degree in September 2019.


OKE ELEYAE

HEAD OF MATHMATICS AND SCIENCe and consultant

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For over 20 years I have worked in educational establishments and held various positions in senior leadership and consultancy in the United Kingdom. I have worked as a Specialist Leader in Education, Lead Practitioner for Education for Gifted pupils, Advanced Skills Teacher, Head of Science and have acted in an advisory capacity to a consortium of schools in London. I have also led various CPD sessions and provided extensive training to teachers and schools.

I am a former Teaching Award nominee for ‘Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in London' and a founding member of the Chartered College of Teaching in the United Kingdom.


IGHO RICHARDS

HOME TUTOR

I have been working in Pulse and Water College since 2016 as a tutor for the college, teaching individual students on a mostly one-to-one basis both off-site in homes and on-site in the library. I predominantly teach in my specialist area of mathematics, but also teach in other subject areas as and when tutorship demands. Alongside this, I am currently studying for a diploma in Education and Training with Christ Church Canterbury University.

Education is my passion, and I believe that the imparting of knowledge through education is essential to the wellbeing and empowering of children; it gives me a great sense of purpose and achievement being able to contribute to this in my small part.


HAL BALDWIN

Marketing and compliance coordinator

I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2018 with a BA (Hons) in History, with a particular interest in the history of the formation of nation-states and national identity. Having contributed to various publications since 2016, I formally joined Pulse and Water College in 2018 as the Marketing and Compliance Coordinator, overseeing communication between the college and its associates and ensuring that the college appropriately complies with the latest legal prescriptions regulating educational institutions across the United Kingdom.

In my spare time I enjoy distance-running, reading Ancient Greek and making quizzes, being the 494th most popular quiz-maker on the quiz website Jetpunk.


SOLAPE LADENIKA

COLLEGE COORDINATOR

I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Manchester reading Pharmacology and Physiology, and I have a high enthusiasm for encouraging children to become interested in science and enjoy tutoring during the spring revision sessions. 

I aim to encourage more students into the highly useful field of science so that they can be equipped to influence a positive change for our future. 


AYO LADENIKA

INFORMATION COORDINATOR

I work in information communication to ensure the smooth running of the school, and aim to encourage more students into the amazing field of accountancy; it is a valuable field and essential for the economic progress of the country.

I look forward to seeing students progress and aspire to be the best they can be.


OLUSOLA ANYANWU EMMANUEL

Literacy tutoE

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I graduated from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 1982 with a BA in English Education, teaching English and Literature for 20 years in a federal school in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. I relocated to the United Kingdom in 2003 and have worked with children and young people all through my career as a Learning Mentor, Teaching Assistant and Supply Teacher.

I joined the college in September 2017, and currently work as a Literacy Tutor and Home Tutor. I enjoy working with and getting to know the students, helping them to achieve resilience. I also enjoy playing boardgames and watching TV gameshows, and I have self-published five novels and am currently working on my sixth.


ALICJA JASTAK

aDMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

I am thrilled to have joined Pulse and Water College in September 2018. I have experience working as an account administrator and working with lots of different kinds of people, and am especially eager to work with young people to help develop their future.

In my spare time I enjoy days out to have fun with my five children, and helping them to reach their goals in life.


OSITADINMA ONWUZULIKE (OLIKE)

Tuition and Support Tutor

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In 2012 I obtained a Diploma in Physcial and Health Education, and I taught Health Education as part of my teaching practice in 2013 and 2014. I graduated in 2016 from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, with a B.Ed. in Physical and Health Education. Upon completing my university studies I was awarded a Certificate of Membership from the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.

I joined Pulse and Water College in 2019 and currently work as a Tuition and Support Tutor, allowing me to practice my passion for teaching whilst helping young children achieve their academic potential. I believe every young person has the ability to achieve what they set their mind to, and I find the most rewarding experience to be helping them along the way.

I am an enthusiastic cricket player and have worked as a volunteer cricket coach to children, teens and adults, having trained some of those on the Nigerian National Cricket Team.


MARIA MOSCATELLI

modern foreign languages and art

I have significant experience travelling, studying and residential experience across Europe, and I aim to help students learn and advance their own skills in writing and speaking foreign languages. I facilitate opportunities for the children to reach their fullest potential through encouraging creative expression during their learning of foreign langauges.