Former student returns as maths teacher
A former Pool Academy student is returning to the classroom in September as the school’s new maths teacher.
Stuart Hood, who believes ‘Maths is an essential building block for many subjects in life’, is looking forward to returning to inspire the current young people here.
After leaving Pool Academy Mr Hood went to work at Cornwall College in the Science department. This was where he realised he enjoyed working with students and supporting them.
He has since taught at Richard Lander School, Cornwall College in Pool, Newlyn Junior and Infants, Ludgvan Primary School, Leedstown Primary School, Alverton Primary School and Redruth’s Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change.
He said: “I am looking forward to returning to Pool where I was previously a student. I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to work in a smaller academy with a strong caring, family atmosphere.
“I want to support the continuing development of Maths at Pool, highlighting the links between Maths and real life applications.
“My vision for the future is to continue to enable high levels of learning that inspire learners throughout the school and that Pool continues to play a significant role in the heart of the community.”
Mr Hood said over his teaching career he has taught in all areas of education - Primary, Secondary, 16-19, Adult Education, and has also supported Sports Development.
He said: “In each school I have worked in, I have worked with teams who have become County Champions/ represented Cornwall in a variety of sports including Kwik Cricket, Hardball cricket, Football, Rugby and Tag Rugby. I hope to be able to support students at Pool in this area alongside my Maths teaching.”
Miss Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: “We look forward to welcoming Mr Hood to the team at Pool Academy.
“I know he will be a firm favourite with students, parents and other staff."