Hi, my name is Karen Furnival. I have worked in Education settings for nearly 30 years, gaining experience in mainstream, SEN, 1:1 positions and teaching & learning. I feel privileged to be involved in our children’s journey, helping to make a difference with those who need extra support helping them succeed back into the classroom. In my spare time I like to open lake swim, enjoy family time and Sunday walks!
Hello, my name is Declan Coxon and I am a Trainee Teacher Cornerstone Academy. This is my first step to working in the education sector after graduating from University. I thoroughly enjoy being able to help and support the students in a classroom environment. I love to stretch and challenge the students through the use of PE, allowing the students to develop their social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills. Outside of work, I try to take part in as much sport as I possibly can, as it has been a love and passion of mine since a very early age. I also enjoy travelling with my partner and seeing the many places our world has to offer, spending time with my family and looking after my young nephew.
Learning Mentor / Pastoral Lead
I’m Amanda Whitehead a Learning Mentor. It’s a rewarding role helping disengaged children return to full time education. I have worked with pre and primary school aged children for over 12 years whilst raising a family. I have a son and daughter both studying at university. Outside of work I enjoy attending my local gym and walking my black labrador, Jamie.
Hi, my name is Amy Taylor. I am a learning mentor. I have worked in primary schools for five years previously as well as a domestic abuse charity before moving to Cornerstone Academy. I love to help and support the children and watch them grow. Outside of school I love to spend time with my family, travel and attend the gym.