Kevin Dean

Teacher of Science

Hello, my name is Kevin Dean and I am a Science teacher and I will also be supporting teaching and learning across the college. I did my degree many many years ago, in Biological Chemistry at the University of Essex in the UK before going on to study for a PhD at King’s College London, investigating the proteins found in bee stings. From there, I worked at Brunel University and Southampton University, studying bone breakdown in older women in the former and the biochemistry of vision at the latter.

I found that I got a great deal of pleasure and personnel reward through teaching and so I switched roles from researcher to teacher and I have spent the last twenty four years working in four different UK state sector comprehensive schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and Essex. During this time, I have been a Pastoral year leader, head of Science, a Faculty leader in Science and an assistant principal responsible for teaching and learning and then Sixth Form.

In writing this description and reflecting on my career, two things stand out for me. One is that I am clearly very, very, very old. And secondly, I have had the honour and privilege to work with so many talented, creative, energetic and inspiring young people. It is these interactions that drive me on and keeps me feeling young and enthusiastic.

That is why I am so excited to be working at Avenor College, meeting and working with many more exceptional students in an atmosphere of positivity and opportunity.