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Our Teachers

Highly talented teachers impart confidence and self-belief...

  • Our teachers are very talented, knowledgeable, committed and successful educators
  • They stimulate our students to help them achieve fast progress in their performance and written skills
  • Effective English, Public Speaking, Humanities’ and Drama specialists enhance their expertise in the use of second language acquisition strategies that constitute the Excel Teaching Method
  • Their insight into how students learn together with extensive training in the Excel teaching method prepares them to deliver our super intensive learning programmes successfully
  • All our staff are selected for their friendly personalities and high level of pastoral care. They understand how to deal with the challenges students, especially younger ones, may face when they are away from home for the first time and functioning in a different culture

Past and present teachers include:


Abigail  BA, PGCE, QTS
Current professional role: Teacher of History
Education: University of Warwick BA Classical Civilisation, Institute of Education Secondary History PGCE
Additional: Emergency life support qualified. Travelled the world extensively, freelance artist


Gavin BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS, MA
Current professional role: Team Leader of Creative Arts and Technology
Education:Nescot College Open University BA (Hons) Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama PGCE Drama, Institute of Education MA Leadership in Education
Additional: School Governor and is currently studying a National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership


Kayleigh BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Current professional role: Drama Teacher
Education: Aberystwyth University BA (Hons) Drama, University of Wales Institute Cardiff PGCE Secondary Drama
Spent an extensive period abroad teaching English as an additional language


Lisa BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Current professional role: Head of Year, Teacher of English Literature and Language
Education: University of Birmingham BA (Hons) English Literature and Language, Kings College University PGCE English
Additional: Has a passion for the arts with a background in music and literature. A Teach First and PGCE Mentor


Matt BMus (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Current professional role: Director of Music
Education: Canterbury Christ Church University QTS, New Orleans Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, University of Birmingham BMus (Hons) Music
Additional: Grade 8+ standard violin and piano. A classically trained conductor. Planned major concerts involving over 250 children in London


Olivia BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Current professional role: Teacher of English and Media Studies
Education: Keele University BA (Hons) English Literature and Educational Studies, University of York PGCE English
Additional: Has worked for a variety of registered charities teaching English to overseas students and led teacher training sessions for local teaching staff


Sarah MA (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Current professional role: Head of Drama
Education: University of Kent MA Drama and Theatre, Canterbury Christ Church University BSA PGCE Boarding Management and Pastoral Care
Additional: Examiner for LAMDA, GCSE Drama (EDEXCEL) and English Language (AQA)


Chris BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Current professional role: Head of Drama
Education: Goldsmiths College University of London PGCE, Roehampton University BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Studies
Additional: Has an interest in theatre and amateur dramatics


Sophie BA (Hons), GTP, PGCE, QTS
Current professional role: Assistant Head of Year, Drama Teacher
Education: University of Plymouth University BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance
Additional: Level 1 and 2 British sign Language, Directed a variety of school productions


Vicky BA (Hons), GTP, PGCE, QTS
Current professional role: Director of Drama
Education: University of Plymouth BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance, Central School of Speech and Drama PGCE Drama
Choreographer for a variety of company and school productions


Daniel BSc (Hons), PGCE, QTS, MSc
Current professional role: Teacher and Tutor of Science
Education: University of Westminster BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, Institute of Education PGCE Secondary Science, London South Bank University MSc Forensic Science
Additional: Has worked as a medical technical officer at King’s College Hospital, London and a tissue donation supervisor


Sara BA, BEd, QTS
Current professional role: Head of Drama
Education: Curtin University BA, Edith Cowen University Diploma of Education
Additional: Trained in professional theatre and has had extensive vocal training in classical singing, musical theatre and jazz. Experience in stage management and directing

Steve Steve BA (Hons), GTP, QTS
Current professional role: Vice Principal
Education: University of Hull BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Studies and University of Hertfordshire GTP
Additional: Lead teacher of Drama for Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level. Directed a variety of school productions and lead on a number of enrichment activities. Performer and award winner for innovation at National Student Drama Festival.


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