• melk-oak-lab.jpg
  • melk-oak-itc.jpg
  • melk-oak-art.jpg
  • melk-oak-tble-tennis.jpg
  • melk-oak-class.jpg
  • melk-oak-design.jpg
  • melk-oak-artwork.jpg
  • melk-oak-lab3.jpg
  • melk-oak-itc2.jpg
  • melk-oak-food.jpg
  • melk-oak-students.jpg
  • melk-oak-workshop.jpg

Social Sciences Team

av_paulinesnape

Pauline Snape - Psychology and Sociology

I currently teach Psychology and Sociology to A level students although I have also taught History and when much younger and fitter Physical Education. I am married to Mr Snape - legendary former Head of PE - although when the students ask, I like to tell them that he is my ‘much older brother!’

I enjoy reading detective novels and travelling to foreign countries. A peek into my wardrobe would reveal an extensive collection of shoes and matching handbags. I am also an avid fan of the Tour de France although sadly am unable to ride a bike.

I have one daughter who lives and works in London. Despite having now taught for more than 30 years, I still look forward to the new challenges that each day brings at Melksham Oak Community School

Contact


ml_av_catherinequirk

Catharine Quirk-Marku

I started working at Melksham Oak in September 2010. It has been a busy few months but I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know and working with all the staff and students. 

 In my previous jobs, I have taught Art and Art History in a very good sixth form college in Colchester and I have worked as an education adviser for Wiltshire Council. I studied Art History and Art up at Lancaster University and I do enjoy getting into a modern art gallery when I have the time.

In my own time I love travelling to far flung parts of the world, like Malaysia, Thailand and Ecuador. I enjoy experiencing totally different cultures, languages, food and traditions. I took a group of 20 Year 12/13 students on a 3 week trip to Ecuador in South America in 2004 and we learnt a lot about the country and our different skills. It placed the teachers and students on a level playing field when it came to hiking, painting murals and fundraising for the school we were supporting. It would be great to organise something similar at Melksham Oak!

Contact


ml_av_sarahwatsonSarah Watson

I am lucky enough to be a part of the fantastic personal development team at Melksham Oak.

I have been teaching at the school for about five years and have recently been given the responsibility of Head of Sirius House.

I really love teaching at Melksham and am passionate about helping all pupils reach their potential in RE. Along with teaching RE I also teach Sociology at A level, which allows me to use my expertise from my university degree, Social Policy and Criminology. One of my favourite parts of the job is being involved in the extra-curricular activities D of E and Summer Camp. These activities help me to build relationships with the pupils and helps them to develop life skills in preparation for the working world.

I am very proud to be a part of such a great school.

Contact


 

 

The White Horse Federation

»
Swindon Schools

Wiltshire Schools

Gloucestershire Schools

Oxfordshire Schools

Berkshire Schools

The White Horse Federation