Business and Economics
Ms J Charlesworth has been a teacher for 24 years, with 13 of these at Silverdale School. Prior to that she worked in a secondary modern school in Lincolnshire, a comprehensive school in Worksop and a further education college in Rotherham. Before she started teaching she worked for Lloyds Bank for eight years. She studied part-time for her A-levels at Sheffield College and undertook her degree in Banking at Sheffield Hallam University whilst working for Lloyds Bank. She teachers all courses offered by the department and is the facilitator for BiG Challenge in the school, guiding small teams of students in Key Stages 4 and 5 on their journey to set up a small business.
Mr U Ali
Mr P Kent began his study of economics at Bradfield school and completed his BA degree in Economics at Manchester University. After leaving University he worked for South Yorkshire Transport in the marketing department. Academia called him back and he enjoyed a gruelling PGCE at Manchester Polytechnic. His first teaching post was at Notre Dame school in Sheffield as head of department, and then he moved to Silverdale where he has been for 28 years. Presently he teaches economics and business to years 10, 11, 12 and 13. His speciality areas are market failure and macro economics. He is also head of Key Stage 4 and has, at different times, headed all years and key stages at Silverdale. Over the years he has had the pleasure to teach and coach an Ashes trophy-lifting captain, established and led 'Summerscool' as part of Year 6 transition, run ski trips, and managed numerous sports teams including Sheffield Boys' FC.