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 18th year. Prior to this I taught in a young offenders institute, adult prisons and educational establishments where students had been or were at risk at being permanently excluded. I have been teaching Art and design for 22 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 I 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 pattern 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 in 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 student 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.