Meet the Team
The Complementary Curriculum Team
I started life at Keyham as the Head of PE around 16 years ago. I now coordinate the Complementary Curriculum team with our main objective to be able to offer a wide variety of options to the students. We never set any limits and all avenues for are available to our students whatever they want to do once they leave us. I never like to sit still and work furiously to seek out opportunities for our learners so they can support themselves. I get to witness many humbling moments when I see students that have left us out at work across the city earning money and supporting their young families
I have taught for 9 years in both mainstream and special school settings as a Drama and English teacher in KS3, KS4 and KS5. Having been at Keyham Lodge School for almost 3 years now, I love being a part of the complementary team supporting our students with gaining their English Functional Skills qualification and supporting their pathway. Leading the Complementary Curriculum, I am passionate about supporting our students with their KS4 pathways and delivering lessons offsite around the city. Teaching at Keyham Lodge School enables me to equip our students to become respectful, responsible and resilient young people.
I joined Keyham around 3 years ago and have been coordinating and developing the Keyham Construction Pathway. I am so privileged to be able to work on 7 acres of agricultural Land to replicate real life working environments for our students. Offering 3 qualifications there is no time to sit still – especially through the winter months!
Frederic Rousserie (Fred)
Teaching Assistant - Level 3. I have worked in special education for 11 years, and at Keyham lodge for 4 years. I have worked in the ICT department teaching computer skills, media, and making movies for school events. I presently work on a new development project outdoors, teaching building and carpentry skills. I teach functional skills in our bus which we specially converted as a mobile classroom. I really enjoy helping our students to meet their potential.
I have worked in education for 4 years as well as volunteering in multiple coaching based settings such as sports coaching, leadership awards and fitness instructing. Following University I went straight into a behaviour mentor role at an SEN school where I developed and refined my skills for offering student support. I went on to gain permanent employment at Keyham Lodge School in a Pastoral Support role; working within Complimentary Curriculum and co-ordinating the ‘LifeSkills’ programme.
I have worked in Education for 20 years, working my way across different educational levels. I started working at a university in London, dealing with student support and pastoral issues. Then worked in a local college also working in a pastoral role, along with advice and guidance, to now working at Keyham as a Student Support officer. One of the things I enjoy most about working education is supporting, nurturing and helping students to achieve their best outcomes. I want children to enjoy school so they unlock their potential and can access future options in a safe and supported way.
Throughout my career, I have worked at Ragdale Hall as a Senior Beauty Therapist, as well as owning my own mobile beauty business.
I have two years’ experience planning and delivering Beauty Therapy in a further education college as well as involvement in a specialist school.
I am very excited to be bringing Beauty Therapy to Keyham Lodge school and introducing learners to this diverse, dynamic and multifaceted sector.