NEW APPOINTMENT AT PRINCE ANDREW SCHOOL
The Education and Employment Directorate is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Hema Soni as Advisory Teacher for Mathematics at Prince Andrew School.
Director of Education and Employment Colin Moore said:
“This is a crucial appointment for the Island. For far too long St Helena has not had sufficient expertise in Maths or a sufficient focus on the importance of Mathematics as an essential skill, in both the workplace and in everyday life.
“If our young people are to be the Island’s future engineers and scientists, then high quality Maths teaching will be essential. Hema will help us make that a reality. She is a very experienced and successful educationalist who is going to be a great asset to the directorate.”
“I am happy to be joining The Directorate of Education and Employment and value the prospect of contributing my knowledge and experience of Mathematics teaching and leadership through collaboration with all my colleagues in St Helena.
“I have not only the ability to take on the responsibility of this position, but also the enthusiasm and determination to ensure that I make a success of it. I look forward to meeting everyone in August.”
Hema has worked in a wide range of settings including Higher Education establishments and Schools. Amongst other things she has worked as an Advanced Skills Teacher of Mathematics, a lecturer at a further education college and as a Head of Mathematics at a school in Essex, England. She has also been a subject leader for the full-time Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for the Secondary Mathematics course at Brunel University.
Hema will arrive on St Helena on 3rd August when the RMS returns from Cape Town.
16 July 2012