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Staff

Mrs March – Head of Department – Teacher of KS3/4/5 geography. CCCU trainee teacher mentor.

Mrs Alison March B.Ed (Hons) started at Chatham House in 2009 following her successful transition from primary teaching (12 years) in Surrey and Thanet. She is now teaching Geography at Chatham and Clarendon House as an established and experienced teacher.  Mrs March is former head girl and student of both Clarendon and Chatham House. Moving on to Kingston University after A-levels she also studied in the Netherlands as part of her degree course. Currently, she teaches across all three key stages from Years 9 to 13. She enjoys all aspects of the geography curriculum, especially fieldwork. Mrs March is also a parent of a student at the school.

Mr Mayo – Teacher of KS3/4 geography. Also teacher of KS3 RS. Duke of Edinburgh supervisor.

Mr Mayo, an ex-pupil of Chatham House, joined the department in 2014 and teaches KS3 and KS4 Geography, and KS3 RS. A teacher of over 20 years experience, he taught in a private school in Essex, and in Sandwich Technology School before coming to CCGS. Mr Mayo is primarily a physical geographer, co-coordinating the fieldwork aspects of the courses at KS3, but enjoys teaching all aspects of the syllabus. He has introduced the Heritage Schools Programme into CCGS. Mr Mayo is also co-coordinator, supervisor and assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh Award at CCGS and plays an integral part is providing the training that participants require. Mr Mayo is also a parent to three students in the school.

Mr. Dudley – Teacher of KS3/4/5 geography. Also Duke of Edinburgh supervisor.

Mr Jon Dudley B.A (Hons) PGCE started at Chatham and Clarendon in 2018.  After graduating from the University of Plymouth in 2013 he went to work in commerce for several years before training to teach at Canterbury Christ Church University. It was during his teacher training studies that he first came to CCGS for a very successful teaching placement and he was offered a role in the department. Currently he teaches across all three key stages. He is a specialist in human geography. Mr Dudley is also a DofE supervisor & assessor whilst providing ongoing support and encouragement for the participants.

Mrs Stoner – Teacher of KS3/4/5 Geography.  Also Duke of Edinburgh Supervisor. 

Mrs Marie Stoner BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE started at Chatham and Clarendon in 2021 following 10 years teaching in deprived schools across Kent.  She is a former student of the school and holds a Masters degree in Geoarchaeology from Royal Holloway University of London.  Mrs Stoner has spent a number of months travelling the world and taught in schools in Cambodia for a period of time.  Mrs Stoner teaches across all three key stages at CCGS and has been an examiner for AQA since 2014, and a lead examiner since 2018.  Mrs Stoner enjoys all aspects of the geography curriculum and specialises in Physical Geography.  Mrs Stoner is also a DofE supervisor & assessor and plays a role in providing support for the participants.  She led the department in their successful application for the Secondary Geography Quality Mark from the Geographical Association 2022-2025. 
 

Mr. Topping – Teacher of KS3/5 geography.

Mr Topping, B.Sc (Hons), started at Chatham & Clarendon in 2017 after studying Environmental Earth Sciences at the University of East Anglia for 3 years, and then his PGCE there. He is a physical geographer by nature and particularly enjoys teaching the Natural Hazards aspects of the syllabus but does like teaching all areas of Geography in both Key Stages 3 and 5. Mr Topping is Key Stage 5 lead teacher, and is also the manager of the Duke of Edinburgh Award at the school and has led many successful expeditions for participants in Year 9s to 12, at Bronze and Silver levels. 

From time to time the Geography Department also welcomes training teachers from Christ Church University College, Canterbury involved in their PGCE course.