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Hadrian Alumni

Hadrian alumni are former pupils of our school.

 

We are always proud to part of the learning journey of all of the children who attend or have attended Hadrian. Here are just a few of our past pupils and what they did once they left our school.

 

If you are an ex pupil and you would like to share your journey since leaving Hadrian, please get in touch.

Caitlyn Florence -  Drama School Student

Attended Hadrian: 2005—2012

After leaving school:

After leaving Hadrian, I studied at Harton Technology College  until  2017. I then continued my education, studying  musical theatre at Newcastle College for four years. I have recently been offered a place at the IC Theatre drama school in Brighton. This is a huge achievement for me as this is the industry I’ve wanted to be in since I started at Hadrian.  I’m so happy that Hadrian inspired me to follow my dreams, as my passion for theatre started when I was a member of the school choir at Hadrian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Islam Noor - Incident Manager

Attended Hadrian: 1980 — 1987

After leaving school:

I moved to the UK from Bangladesh in 1980. I also started at Hadrian infants the very same year. The infants used to be on the opposite side of the road to where the school is now, in the old Victorian school building. I attended      Mortimer Comprehensive School from 1988 – 1993 and then South Tyneside College from 1993 – 1994.

 

The majority of my working career has been spent at Virgin Money (Previously known as Northern Rock). I had various roles within the organisation. The most recent position was Leading the Incident Management team. The team are responsible for resolving any major incidents within the organisation, which would cause

significant impact to the running of the business. I left the company in 2020. I am currently employed by Home Group, as an Incident manager resolving major incidents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imogen Plouviez - Publishing Manager

Attended Hadrian: 1995—2002

After leaving school:

After leaving Hadrian Primary School, I attended Whitburn Chruch of England Academy to complete my GCSEs. For my A-levels I took History, English Literature, Spanish and Photography at Gosforth High School. I moved to London for university where I studied Slavonic and East European History at University College London, graduating in 2012. 

 

I stayed in London after university, and after working at the Victoria & Albert Museum for a year I moved into publishing. I worked for HarperCollins for 8 years (during which I spent a year completing a Post-Graduate Diploma in UK, EU and US Copyright Law at King's College London), and last year I joined Hachette UK. 

 

As a Senior Manager at Hachette, I look after a team responsible for negotiating publishing agreements with new authors who are granting us the ability to create books from their stories and ideas. I've worked with authors such as David  Walliams and Judith Kerr, and brands like Wagamama and  Toblerone. I love   being involved at the very start of the publishing process, from a story's beginning to the finished book that we see in our shops and libraries today!

 

 

 

 

Jared Deacon - Professional Athlete

Attended Hadrian: 1979-1986

After leaving school:

I specialised in the 400 meters and represented England in 1998 in the 4 x 400 meter relay at the Commonwealth Games, winning a silver medal. I also

represented Great Britain at the 2000 Summer Olympics in

Sydney Australia. In 2002, I won relay gold medals for Great

Britain at the 2002 European Athletics Championships and for England at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

 

Matthew Amar - Service Engineer

Attended Hadrian: 2004-2011

Secondary School attended: Harton Technology College

After leaving school: I went to Harton Technology then to St Joseph's 6th form. After the first year I decided that further education  wasn't for me.  I left, but not before I secured an apprenticeship doing PC repair. From there I went to a local company that installs and maintains windows  and automatic doors. I work all over the region in police stations, hospitals, schools and even prisons! 

 

 

 

 

 

Mahrin Ahmed - Oxford University student

Attended Hadrian: 2009—2014

After leaving school:

Following my GCSE results, I was invited to Manchester as a finalist of the British Education Awards. I am now about to attend the University of Oxford, where I hope to fulfil my dream of becoming a doctor and journalist. It was an honour to study at Hadrian Primary School and I will forever be grateful for the lessons it provided me with.

 

Leon Plouviez - Research Scientist

Attended Hadrian: 1997—2004

After leaving school:

After leaving Hadrian Primary School I attended Whitburn Church of England Academy where I achieved 12 A* GCSEs, learned to play percussion and travelled across Europe with the Academy band & the Sage Gateshead Youth Orchestra. 

 

For sixth-form I obtained the Andrew Lloyd-Webber Music Scholarship to attend Eton

College (where Prince Harry and William went to school). I was exposed to amazing

opportunities including world class teaching, more international travelling and the

opportunity to play music with professional musicians at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s and the Rudolfinum in Prague. I studied double maths, physics and chemistry for A-level and went on to graduate from Imperial College London with a BSc in

mathematics. 

 

 I spent a further year studying for an MSc in aerospace dynamics at Cranfield University and now I am a research scientist working on rocket science (literally!). I use mathematical modelling (computational fluid dynamics) to

simulate the environment that rockets go through during launch and re-entry in order to better understand the incredible phenomena present and help the design of the next generations of spacecraft.

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Simonsen - Professional Footballer

Attended Hadrian: 1983-1990

 

After leaving school:

I joined Tranmere Rovers in 1996. In 1998, I moved to Everton for a then British record transfer fee for a  goalkeeper of £3.3 Million. I later played for Stoke City, Preston, Sheffield United, Dundee and Rangers. I also won 4 caps for the England Under 21 team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Azim -  Teaching Assistant

Attended Hadrian: 1995—2003

After leaving school:

I went to Harton Technology College between 2003-2008. I then went onto South Tyneside College to study for my A Levels. From there I studied at the University of Sunderland and graduated in 2014 with a BA(Hons) degree in Combined Subjects History and Tourism. After university I worked in hospitality for three and half years before moving on in 2017 and working for British Airways as a Customer Contact Adviser. I became a Teaching Assistant in 2018, working firstly at Hadrian Primary School! I now work in an Early Years setting at a school in Newcastle.

 

Rebecca Amar - Education Course

Advisor

Attended Hadrian: 1995 - 2003

After leaving school:

I went to Harton Technology College, then to South Tyneside College to complete my A Levels.
After this, I attended Northumbria University where I graduated with a 2:1 degree in Childhood and Disability Studies. I then went on to study my PGCE at Durham University, where I qualified as a  Primary Teacher.
Once qualified, I worked as a teacher in County Durham for 4years.
I now currently work for the Distance Learning College, where I work as an Education Course Advisor. I help both businesses and individuals to develop their skills and talents in the workplace.

 

 

 

 

Ashley Alam -  Sixth Form Student

Attended Hadrian: 2007—2015

After leaving school:

I am currently a Year 12 sixth form student studying Biology, Chemistry, and Maths. I am immensely proud to be an ex-pupil of Hadrian Primary. I truly cherished my time here and continue to appreciate the unwaveringly      positive environment.

 

Hadrian allowed me to develop a core value of learning for the sake of curiosity, not competition. This attitude has stayed with me throughout my time at Harton Academy. It has led me to winning the David Miliband Award for Academic Excellence, and achieving Level 9s in all 11 of my GCSE subjects.

 

My hopes now are to study Medicine at university, and eventually become a doctor. I thoroughly look forward to learning about such an illuminating subject, and plan on doing so with the same childlike wonder I had here at Hadrian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bethany Stanton - University Student

Attended Hadrian: 2004 — 2011

After leaving school:

Since leaving Hadrian in 2011, I have gone on to achieve 13 GCSEs (A*-B) and 3 A-Levels (A-C) at Harton Academy. Whilst at Sixth Form, I was Deputy Head Girl and completed both my Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh awards. I am currently completing my Undergraduate degree in History and English Language at Aston University in Birmingham. I have just completed my placement year at Kepier Academy running a reading intervention programme for SEN students, and received a first class honours for the work I submitted across the year. After graduating, I hope to go on to complete my teacher training and become a secondary school     History teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Welch -  Dog Groomer

Attended Hadrian: 1999—2007

After leaving school:

After a successful Year 11 and good GCSE results, I spent 2 years at Houghall College. In the first year I studied Equine Management and in the second I studied small animal care. At the age of 18 I took a 1 year apprenticeship in a local dog grooming parlour. I learned all the skills required to become a good dog groomer, whilst  studying customer service. At the age of 19 I was lucky enough to launch my own business and open my own grooming salon. It is now well established in the area and I will be entering my 7th year  of trading in November 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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