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Miss Michaela Powell, Teacher of Art, Design & English

Miss Powell grew up on the Island, where she obtained A-Levels in Art, English Language and Drama & Theatre Studies. She then went on to gain a first class Honours Degree in Creative Arts from Bath Spa University, during which her studies focused on Art & Creative Writing. She completed her PGCE in Secondary Art & Design on the Isle of Wight, through the University of Portsmouth.


Miss Powell is a great lover of all things creative, with her experience in the arts covering all manner of disciplines, from painting, printmaking and ceramics to documentary film-making and performance art. She also has a great love of journalism, combining her interests by writing music and art exhibition reviews, some of which have been published in well-known magazines.

Miss Powell’s goals…

I am very much looking forward to being part of The Island Free School’s educational community, and share the common goal of creating confident, well-rounded and independent young people who strive to achieve excellence in everything they do. I aim to convert my passion and enthusiasm into success for every pupil, whatever form that may come in.
Miss Powell

Miss Powell

Teacher of Art, Design & English



PGCE in Secondary Art & Design – University of Portsmouth

BA(Hons) Creative Arts – Bath Spa University

Pupil progress

Expectations of pupil progress

A progress measure identifies improvement in learning and therefore is a good measure of the impact an individual teacher has had on a pupil or class. Pupils are expected to make a minimum of 3 points’ progress in each subject each year. As part of teacher appraisals we will report on the average progress made by classes taught by each of our teachers. An average of three points is the expected progress measure. A progress measure of 4 points or more highlights good to outstanding teaching and learning. All progress measures at the Island Free School are taken from externally marked or moderated exams taken at the end of the year. Due to the fact that even the most able pupils began year 7 with little knowledge of Science, progress in year 7 may appear superficially high.

Miss M. Powell – Teacher of Art, Design and English.

Average Progress:

All pupils taught: 6.0
Girls: 6.4
Boys: 5.4
Free Schools Meals pupils: 6.4
Pupil Premium: 6.4
SEN pupils: 6.0

Contact info

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