Meet the Team:
Emma Van Der Ende- Catering and Art & Design Teacher
I have been at Keyham Lodge School since September 2000, so have just completed my 22nd year. Prior to this, I taught in a young offenders institute, adult prisons and educational establishments where students had been or were at risk of being permanently excluded. I have been teaching Art and design for 24 years. My favourite schemes of work to teach are the textile projects. I love how you can begin with a plain piece of fabric and are able to cut, colour, pattern and texture the material and create something amazing. As a child, my favourite artist was French painter Edward Manet. I loved his transition from realism to impressionism. I can’t forget about William Morris. His love of patterns has inspired me throughout my art career. I have a love of all art. These are a few of my favourite artists and designers:
- Takashi Murakami - Contemporary painter
- Joey Lawrence – photographer
- Jean Baptiste - Silk painter Darkest star
- Jasper Conran, Roland Mouret
- House of V - fashion designers.
Rose Mason - Curriculum Specialist Support
Prior to joining Keyham Lodge October 2017 I worked as a kitchen assistant at New College for 15 years. This experience equipped me with many skills I am able to transfer over to my role here at Keyham Lodge. I currently support all catering as DT lessons as a specialist curriculum teaching assistant. I enjoy being part of a strong department that has built up an excellent reputation amongst the students of Keyham Lodge. As well as working as a TA I run an after school cooking club in which students are able to learn how to cook many different home-cooked meals that they can then take home to share with their families or carers. Recently I have also organised a free running club which takes place after school at New College as I like to be involved in other aspects of the school and help to give students here as many new experiences as possible. I am proud to be part of a collection of individuals that really make a difference in the lives of our young people.