Our Teachers

Our team of expert teachers have all of the following:

  • A university degree
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) 
  • At least 10 years of teaching experience
  • Advanced DBS clearance to work with children
  • Experience of teaching in mainstream schools
  • Expertise in delivering the English National Curriculum
 

They also have a passion for teaching online and are fully trained in making use of the latest online education technologies and apps.

Kaleigh Seymour

Kaleigh Seymour

English

  • BA(Hons) – English Language and Literature, Oxford Brookes University
  • PGCE – Secondary English, Teach First
  • 11 Years teaching experience. Lower Secondary, GCSE, A Level

Kaleigh is our School Principal and subject lead for English Language and Literature.  She graduated with a BA Honours degree in English language and Literature from Oxford Brookes University and qualified as a secondary English teacher in 2013 through the prestigious Teach First programme.  Since 2015 Kaleigh has worked outside of a traditional school setting, teaching KS3, GCSE and A level English and gaining extensive experience of how to deliver online lessons in the most effective manner. 

At the centre of Kaleigh’s coaching and teaching techniques are fun and engaging lessons that are tailored to suit each individual student’s needs and to promote a love of literature and the English language.

Allie Farrel

Mathematics

  • BSC(Hons) – Mathematics
  • PGCE – Secondary Mathematics
  • 23 years of teaching experience in UK state schools. Lower Secondary, GCSE, A Level
  • Examiner for Edexcel GCSE Maths since 2012

Cathy Arnold

Co-ordinated Science

  • BSc(Hons) – Applied Biology, University of Nottingham
  • PGCE – Secondary Science, Loughborough University
  • 18 Years teaching experience. Lower Secondary, GCSE, A Level

Cathy Arnold is the subject lead for Coordinated Science. She graduated with a BSc Honors degree in Applied Biology from Nottingham University and then completed her Secondary Science PGCE at Loughborough University, gaining QTS in 2005.

Cathy has taught in the UK independent sector at Eastbourne College in East Sussex (2005-
2016) and Channing School in London (2016-2022).

Cathy’s teaching incorporates a wide range of activity styles to help develop students’ knowledge, understanding, analysis, evaluation and problem-solving skills as well as helping them to establish strong metacognitive strategies throughout their learning.

Stewart Blake

Geography and SENCo

  • BSc (Hons) – Geography, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • PGCE – Secondary Geography, Institute of Education, London
  • National Award for Special Education Needs Coordination, University of Northampton
  • 21 Years teaching experience. Lower Secondary, GCSE, A Level
Stewart Blake is a highly accomplished Geography teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience. 
 

Stewart qualified as a Geography teacher at the Institute of Education, London in 2002 and since that time has worked as the Head of Geography within a range of state and independent schools, both in the UK and internationally. In 2015, he qualified as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) which has given him a thorough knowledge of how to differentiate work to support students to achieve their potential.

Since 2017, Stuart has worked as an examiner for a variety of exam boards, including Cambridge, for both GCSE and A level qualifications. This has given him an invaluable insight as to what exam boards expect and strategies for how students can easily maximise marks within final examinations.