Leeds City Academy


Teacher Feature

Recognising our Teachers at Leeds City Academy 

 Each week, teachers are asked to nominate their colleagues to be featured on our all new 'Teacher Feature' page. At Leeds City Academy, we value each and every one of our teachers who work tirelessly to support our students, taking their learning to the next level. Read about what makes our teachers so special below: 

#2- Carys Woods

Kelly Allchin, Head of History, has nominated Carys Woods because: 

Carys has made tremendous progress in her first year, meeting all of her targets and developing her pedagogy constantly. She has worked really hard to develop good relationships with the students and her classes are making good progress.

 #1- Emmanuel Njoyo

Marcia Gunson, Head of Maths, has nominated Emmanuel Njoyo because: 

Emmanuel Njoyo has had a fascinating life to date, born and raised in Cameroon he struggled with maths but with hard work and determination he became one of the best students in the country, winning a scholarship to complete his education abroad. Having no connections in English speaking countries, Emmanuel began studying electrical engineering in 1989 in Kiev, which was then part of the Soviet Union.‘Living in Russia for seven years was one of the best times of my life, it was very friendly until the collapse of the Soviet Union when poverty led to frustration.’After learning both Russian and French and gaining his Masters Emmanuel should have gone home but decided to travel to the UK to make some money to take home to Cameroon however his plans changed when he met the woman who would become his wife. To increase his career prospects he completed his PGCE and has now been teaching for 11 years and hasn’t looked back! His favourite topic to teach is algebra and pure maths and believes that building a relationship with the pupils increases their confidence in their abilities and realising their life goals.In Emmanuel’s spare time he enjoys watching premier league football and DIY, he is also passionate about France, a country he will travel to impulsively with his family to eat fine foods and admire the beauty of Paris.