Whitehead – Head of House: Mr S Musgrove
House Support Assistants: Mrs J Hunt and Miss V Sherlock
SLT Link: Mr C Ridley
Mr Musgrove enjoys watching rugby, especially the mighty Leicester Tigers. He is currently trying to learn magic tricks… but it is not going well.
Mr Musgrove went to Ashfield Comprehensive before attending Anglia Ruskin University to study 20th Century European History and Politics. After graduating, Mr Musgrove worked as a Teaching Assistant for two years where he developed a love for working with students and wanted to become a teacher of History. Mr Musgrove completed his PGCE at the University of Nottingham and started his teaching career at the Joseph Whitaker School before moving to Colonel Frank Seely Academy in January 2019, to become the Head of Whitehead House. Mr Musgrove loves representing his House and enjoys building both the school, and House, ethos into the daily lives of students.
McKenzie – Head of House: Mr S Beri
House Support Assistants: Mrs J Hunt, Miss V Sherlock
SLT Link: Mrs R Graves
Mr Beri went to Redhill Comprehensive School in Nottingham and then went on to study Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield. After graduating he went on to complete his PGCE (Science) at the University of Nottingham. Mr Beri began his career at Colonel Frank Seely in 2005 on Teaching Practice and then as an NQT (newly qualified teacher) that year. During his time at Colonel Frank Seely, he has been Assistant of Head of Year, Head of Year and is currently Head of McKenzie House.
Mr Beri loves football and his a huge Nottingham Forest fan and season ticket holder. He also loves music. His favourite band are The Stone Roses and he also loves to DJ House music.
Dean – Head of House: Mrs A Pears
House Support Assistant: Miss V Sherlock
SLT Link: Mr D Udoh
Mrs Pears went to Joseph Whitaker School in Rainworth. After discovering a passion for Science during GCSE’s and A Level and an interest in working with young people, she studied a Science in Education degree at Sheffield Hallam University. After 5 years teaching in a school in Norfolk she decided she wanted to move closer to her parents so started working at Colonel Frank Seely School in 2006. During her time here she has been Head of Vocational Studies, Third in Science, Assistant Head of House, Head of Year and is currently very proud to be Head of Dean House.
Mrs Pears enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction and is currently trying to improve her artistic side by learning Crochet and dip pen calligraphy.
Miss R Gillett
Miss V Sherlock
House Support Assistant
Miss Sherlock attended Frank Wheldon Comprehensive. After many years of working in the private sector and also for the NHS, she decided to have a change of direction and became a House Support Assistant for Dean House. She also shares Whitehead House with Mrs Hunt.
In her spare time Miss Sherlock likes to do D.I.Y, Gardening, Reading and volunteering at her local food bank. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys travelling and spending time outdoors.
Miss Sherlock wanted to give something back and believed that with her knowledge and experience she could help support the pupils on their journey through secondary school.
Mrs J Hunt
House Support Assistant
Mrs Hunt attended Colonel Frank Seely School in Calverton Nottingham and continued her education in Hospitality at Clarendon College Nottingham. Mrs Hunt ran a number of pubs and in Nottingham, Leicester and a hotel in Coventry before moving back to Calverton with her two Children.
Mrs Hunt started work at CFSA January 2009 as a Kitchen Assistant and worked her way up to become Catering Manager. Now you will see Mrs Hunt as one of our House Support Assistants and Safeguarding team.
In her spare time, Mrs Hunt loves, tries to run, go to concerts and travel the world.
Mrs Hunt loves being part of Colonel Frank Seely Academy and striving to make a difference in pupil’s lives.
Mrs L Vout
Pastoral Support Assistant
Mrs Vout has a passion for working with children and young people who are experiencing emotional, psychological, social and developmental barriers to accessing secondary education. She has an MSC in Psychology specialising in children, young people and families and a first degree in Communication Studies both studied at Nottingham Trent University. Her first career spanned ten years successfully working in employee relations, internal communications and national PR campaigns in the telecommunications sector, however Mrs Vout took a leap of faith after having her own family making a career change to focus on supporting emotional and mental health issues experienced by children, young people and their families.
At Colonel Frank Seely Academy, Mrs Vout is passionate about researching, planning and executing interventions either 1 to 1 or in group sessions which support young people with emotional and mental health. She has trained with Place2Be in core counselling skills and creative unstructured strategies to support children and young people. She has a strong curiosity to learn and practice Mindfulness and is currently training with the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) to teach Mindfulness to secondary pupils.
In her spare time Mrs Vout enjoys keeping fit with HIIT and power yoga classes. She has many years of dance training which she regularly turns to as part of her self -care routine. She also loves reading and travelling to new countries and places throughout the world.
Mrs A Pears
Mrs Pears went to Arnold Hill School and then studied business and finance at Clarendon college. She worked her way up at an Electrical contractor to the position of Assistant Quantity Surveyor before taking a career break to start a family. During this time Mrs Pears was a Professional Food Taster, Secretary and instructor for a Swimming Club, she then retrained as an Early Years Coordinator before starting her own successful business.
Mrs Pears came to CFSA in 2017 in the role of Sixth Form Student Support then moving over to Attendance Administrator.
Mrs Pears likes to spend time with her friends and family and enjoys baking, reading and watching gritty TV crime dramas.
Mrs Pears is an optimist and always likes to look for the best in people. 🙂
Mrs S Daniel
Mrs Daniel attended Ernest Bailey Grammar School in Matlock, Derbyshire and then Wilmorton College in Derby completing a two year secretarial course. Her early employment was in academic libraries – Basford Hall College and the University of Nottingham.
Mrs Daniel’s first school position was at the Bluecoat School in Aspley where she worked as a Receptionist, before moving to Colonel Frank Seely where she has worked for approximately 20 years. Initially working in Reception before becoming the Admin Assistant for the Assistant Headteachers, Mrs Daniel says she loves her job, the buzz of school and the fact that no one day is ever the same!
Mrs Daniel’s two adult children attended CFS and Sixth Form, as well as both working here during their gap year, so as you can imagine CFS has been a big part of the Daniel’s family life.
In her leisure time Mrs Daniel enjoys spending time with her two young granddaughters, visiting her caravan on the coast, gardening, knitting and seeing live bands. She has also been a lifelong supporter of the Rams and goes to as many games as she can.
Mrs L Caunt
Employer Engagement & Careers Leader
Mrs Caunt grew up in Nottingham and attended The Frank Wheldon school from 1979-1984. She started her career straight from school with Boots UK, working within various business areas as a PA and latterly as an Executive Assistant to a Group Board Director.
Mrs Caunt started her career within education in 2001, after a short career break, following the birth of her daughter. She has worked for South Nottinghamshire Academy for many years, creating an affinity with the world of work and a modern careers programme.
A large part of her role is employer engagement and Mrs Caunt has developed careers related opportunities with a range of large and smaller employers, such as PwC, Boots, Specsavers, Capital One and Rushcliffe BC. Mrs Caunt’s passion for education business partnerships was recognised in 2019, when she became the winner of the Chamber of Commerce Education & Business Partnership Award. She was runner up several times in previous years.
Mrs Caunt enjoys helping young people understand about the world of work, and helps them to make informed decisions about their future, in order to reach their full potential.