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…
PGCE in Secondary Art & Design – University of Portsmouth
BA(Hons) Creative Arts – Bath Spa University
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.
All pupils taught: 6.0
Free Schools Meals pupils: 6.4
Pupil Premium: 6.4
SEN pupils: 6.0
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