Clifton joined Hayes in 2006. His background actually is in Fine Art, having studied at both Reading University and The Slade, which is part of University College London. Both degrees, however, covered a lot of the theories and theorists still at the heart of Media and Film courses. He worked for many years as a graphic designer and publications officer, before turning to teaching. Clifton organises several trips for Film and Applied Media students, including our Zombie Filmmaking residential trip, runs the successful Out of the Blue student Magazine, and makes full use of his links with advertising companies to provide professional resources for students. He writes; “the greatest buzz about teaching is when a student, such as a recent Year 13 girl just leaving Hayes, writes how the Film Studies course has opened her eyes to film and helped determine the future course of her life.”
Mr Krywko is an Associate Assistant Principal, Achievement Co-ordinator within Hayes Sixth Form and currently teaches GCSE Media Studies, A Level Media Studies and Film Studies. He studied Communications and the Sociology of Cinema at the University of Leeds graduating in 2004 and was involved in a range of short film productions during his time there. Mr Krywko supported media projects within Secondary schools during his final year at University and this led him to completing his PGCE in Media Education at the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2005. In particular Mr Krywko enjoys educating students about the controlling nature of the mass media and how audiences can resist and challenge this in the digital age.
Mrs Mayer joined Hayes in 2006. In 2003 she completed a BA(hons) in Media and Communications, quickly followed by an MA in Radio Journalism and Radio Art, both at Goldsmiths College, University of London. After working in International Education Mrs Mayer completed her PGCE in Media Studies at Central School of Speech and Drama and joined Hayes. Mrs Mayer teaches part time at the school after having 2 children. Mrs Mayer particularly enjoys teaching Media theory and challenging students to question many aspects in society such as gender roles.
Mr Harness is practically an expert in GCSE Media Studies but also teachers Applied Media: Communication and Production and A-Level Media Studies. At University he studied a joint degree in English and Italian Literature at the University of Warwick. Mr Harness then completed a PGCE in Secondary English, Drama and Media from the University of Leicester. During his first year of teaching he completed a certificate of Media Teaching at Birkbeck College. Mr Harness has some experience of working in the newspaper industry – including both sales and journalism for local news papers. As Assistant Head Teacher Mr Harness has spent six years being responsible for the school’s Media Arts Specialism, the achievements, the outstanding exam results, courses, clubs and other wider opportunities within Hayes School. The thing that Mr Harness enjoys most about teaching Media Studies is seeing students take their first steps in Media during Year 9 taster day and then watching them flourish over a four year period to become creative, confident and accomplished producers and critics of the Media.diences can resist and challenge this in the digital age.