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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 writtens 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

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

   
Gavin

Gavin B.A. (Hons), PGCE, QTS, M.A.
Current professional role: Team Leader of Creative Arts and Technology
Education: Institute of Education M.A Leadership in Education, Central School of speech and Drama PGCE Drama, Necot College Open University B.A. (Hons) Theatre
Additional: Currently studying a National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership as well as having another role tutoring adult teachers. Has been a School Union Representative and School Governor

   
Kayleigh

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

   
Lisa

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

   
Matt

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

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

   
Sarah

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

   
Chris

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

   
Sophie

Sophie B.A (Hons), GTP, 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

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

   
Daniel

Daniel  BSC (Hons), MSc, PGCE, QTS, GTC
Current professional role: Teacher and Tutor of Science
Education: Institute of Education PGCE Secondary Science, London South Bank University MSc Forensic Science, University of Westminster BSc (hons) Biomedical Science
Additional: Worked as a medical technical officer at Kings College Hospital London and a tissue donation supervisor. Daniel also teaches adult learners

   
Sara

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

   
Charles

Charles  M.A., L.L.C.M. (T.D.), NPQH, FRSA
Current professional role: Headmaster
Education: Magdalene College, Cambridge University, B.A. (Hons) English; M.A. (Cantab.); L.L.C.M. (T.D.), Speech and Drama.
Additional: Head of English and Drama at two English schools in Essex. Head Teacher of two English schools in Lincolnshire and London. Assistant Examiner for AQA (GCSE Classical Civilisation) and OCR (English Literature “A” Level). Currently Principal of an International school in Malaysia

 


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