Humanities and Languages

I am pleased to have been appointed to the Head of Humanities and Languages Faculty at The Taunton Academy in September 2016. Joining the school full-time as Head of Languages in January 2015, I am leading changes in our use of technology, on-line provision and e-learning. I am delighted to see the increased confidence which our students have in speaking in French in their classes at all levels of the curriculum.

Prior to my appointment I taught a range of disciplines in several schools in New Zealand. Working variously as the Head of French, the Head of Outdoor Education and leading the International Department of a large all-boys school I have a wide experience of diverse learners and developed an eclectic range of specialisms. I have been privileged to lead students on educational trips and enrichment activities in places as far-flung as Tahiti, New Caledonia and the New Zealand Southern Alps.

Before starting my teaching career in the south-east of England I was a Kent Police Officer and prior to this journalist within a regional news firm. I lead the curriculum areas of History, Geography, Personal Social & Religious Education and Languages and a team of 10 staff dedicated to help our students make excellent progress, enjoy their learning and develop into fine young men and women.

Owen Shrimpton, Head of Faculty – Hums and Langs

To see the subject information for French please click here.

To see the subject information for Geography please click here.

To see the subject information for History please click here.

To see the subject information for RE/PSHE please click here.


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