We are delighted to welcome the following new members of senior staff:
Jim Donaldson returns to Brampton
Jim returns to Brampton College as a Senior Tutor in Chemistry, having previously worked at the College as Vice Principal between 1991 and 2004. Jim helped Bernard Canetti set up ‘The Tuition Centre’ before it became Brampton! Between 2004 and 2017 Jim has been working at one of the world’s premier International Schools, Garden International in Kuala Lumpur, where he acted as Head of Chemistry. While there, Jim set up the OXBRIDGE enrichment programme and the school’s Medical Society. Jim’s current interests in education include the use of new technologies in the classroom, and he has worked with a variety of online learning platforms such as Edmodo, which Jim will be setting up here at Brampton. Jim is committed to an ‘open-door’ approach to students and their parents, in order to foster strong and meaningful learning partnerships.
Welcome back Jim!
Julian joins Brampton as Head of Biology. After completing his PhD at UCL, Julian spent ten years in scientific research, investigating gene expression in embryonic development and the molecular basis of medical conditions such as muscular dystrophy and diabetes. For the last thirteen years Julian has taught A level Biology, during which he was Head of Science at St Helen’s. Throughout this time Julian has had the opportunity to support many students who go on to make successful applications to study Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science. Julian is passionate about instilling students with his own love and fascination for the life sciences, and feels privileged to be able to support young people to achieve their potential and realise their dreams.