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King Edward's appoints New Head of RE and Philosophy

Published Tuesday 30th of August 2016 01:55:51 PM

Lauren Harris Jones has been appointed Head of Religious Education and Philosophy at King Edward’s Witley, where she will teach pupils working towards their GCSE, A-level and IB qualifications. Mrs Harris Jones joins the School having spent the last ten years at Alton College (a Sixth Form college), as Curriculum Manager for Humanities and Social Sciences. A graduate from the University of Liverpool where she gained a degree in Philosophy and Politics, Mrs Harris Jones also has a Masters in Political Theory from the University of Manchester and an MBA from Portsmouth University. She undertook her PGCE teaching training in Religious Studies at Oxford Brookes University. Discussing her new role at King Edward’s, Mrs Harris Jones comments, “I’m looking forward to teaching Religious Education again, especially given the current social / political climate where there is an urgent need to teach the next generation the importance of diversity and tolerance. Studying Religious Education can help guide pupils to shun the prejudices that sadly exist in today’s society. Having spent a considerable amount of time teaching in a Sixth Form environment, I’m also keen to have the opportunity to witness the progression of my pupils, from when they first begin their secondary education journey at the age of 11, until they leave the School as young adults. I’m excited by the prospect of joining what is clearly a close knit community, which represents a dramatic departure from the larger institutions where I have worked previously.” Mrs Harris Jones will commute from her home in Aldershot, where she lives with her partner and young children, Raphael aged seven and Etienne, aged 5.

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