A Selection of Our Teachers

Joanna H

Postgraduate Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy, University of York (2011). BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies (2:1) with QTS specialising in Early Years, University of Greenwich (2005)..

Member since 2020 Mrs Joanna H

I have been involved in Education for the last 19 years. During this time, I have had the privilege of working with individuals from the age of 3 to 30, with a range of needs. Initially I worked in Primary schools, from Reception to KS2. I then went on to gain my specialist qualifications. A PGCE in Dyslexia and Literacy, and an Assessment Practising Certificate, I then began working for myself. I currently work in school settings and privately. This involves assessing pupils and if necessary diagnosing them with Specific Learning Difficulties, such as Dyslexia. I also work with pupils, both in Primary and Secondary school. Some children I work with just need an ‘extra boost’, or specific subject support. I also give support for exam preparation, study skills, organisational strategies etc. Alongside this I work with children with complex needs such as, dyslexia and dyscalculia, ranging from 4 to 18 year olds. I also support class teachers and provide SpLD training for schools.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, English, School Entrance Exams, 11+, Homeschool, Study Skills

Deborah H

BEd English Literature and Language and Theatre Studies, Middlesex University (1981). MA Modern European Theatre Studies, Essex University (1983).

Member since 2019 Mrs Deborah H

Qualified and experienced, friendly and supportive teacher. Recently Assistant Head at Ofsted Outstanding secondary school i/c KS2 - 3 transition and staff CPD, now a full-time tutor. Teaching English Language and English Literature from Prep and Key Stage 3, through to GCSE, IGCSE and A Level; Sociology and Religious Studies at GCSE and A Level. Also teaching across the primary age range, Key Stages 1 and 2 and can support preparations for SATs, 11+ and School Entrance Exams. Good SEN experience. Advanced Skills Teacher.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, English, Sociology, Common Entrance, SATs, English Language, 11+, English Literature, 13+, Religious Studies, School Entrance Exams

Lauren W

PGDip Education (Teaching of Reading), Middlesex University (2014); PGCE Primary, Middlesex University (2010); BA (Hons) English and Education, University of Birmingham (2009).

Member since 2019 Ms Lauren W

Qualified and experienced Primary and Key Stage 3 Teacher and Head of English, with over 9 years' experience teaching children from a broad range of backgrounds, with varying abilities. A wealth of SEN experience including EAL, developmental delay, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and Down's syndrome. Has also worked with Pupil Referral Units to successfully reintegrate pupils back into mainstream education. Teaches the full Primary National Curriculum across EYFS, and Key Stages 1 and 2. Also offers Key Stage 3 English and Maths.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, English, Maths, School Entrance Exams, SATs

Steve D

Qualified Teacher Status. PGCE English.

Member since 2018 Mr Steve D

Qualified and experienced English Teacher, currently Director of English at John Wallis Academy, a highly successful school; English results have improved from 42% 4+ to over 70%, and 7+ from 1% to 18%. Results and outcomes are consistently the best in school at both GCSE and A level. Teaches English Language and Literature from Key Stage 3 through to A Level across all major exam boards. Has worked as a Head of Department in two schools both of which received Outstanding grades from Ofsted. 20 years experience in a range of schools working with students of all secondary ages and abilities, as well as SEN and Gifted students. Also offers English as a Foreign Language.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, EFL or ESL, School Entrance Exams, English Language, English Literature

Fiona B

PGCE Primary Education, Brunel University College (1997). BA (Hons) Music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (1987).

Member since 2019 Ms Fiona B

Qualified and experienced Primary School teacher with over 20 years' experience. Teaches all core subjects across the Primary National Curriculum, EYFS and Key Stages 1 and 2 and has tutored students from Reception to Year 6, including preparation for SATs and 11+. Teaches early literacy & numeracy skills and supports children with low confidence and helps catch up with the school curriculum. Focuses on developing independence, resilience and a love of learning. Experienced SEN teacher: dyslexia, autistic spectrum, concentration issues/ADHD. Experience includes teaching at a Pupil Referral Unit for 5 years; working with children who have become disaffected with school and learning. Author of three adventure books for young teens; supports and develops creative writing skills with children and adults of all ages.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, Maths, English, 11+, School Entrance Exams

Stephen S

PGCE English and History, University of Wales, Bangor (1984). BA (Hons) English Literature; British and Commonwealth (1984).

Member since 2018 Mr Stephen S

A Qualified and experienced English Teacher, currently teaching at Sir Roger Manwood's School. Teaches English Language and English Literature from Prep and Key Stage 3, through to GCSE, IGCSE and A Level, across all the major Exam Boards. A Level Examiner for Edexcel. Can offer support for 13+ and School Entrance Exams.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, School Entrance Exams, 13+, English Language, English Literature

Sarah B

BEd (Hons) KS2 with History and English (1989), University of Gloucestershire. Now working exclusively as a private tutor across Kent.

Member since 2015 Mrs Sarah B

Qualified and experienced Primary Teacher, teaching across the ages and Key Stages. Teaches all core subjects within the Primary National Curriculum. Teaches English through from Prep to Key Stage 3. Former Primary Deputy Headteacher, English subject leader and interventions teacher with 25 years of experience in Key Stage 2 classrooms. SEN experience. Specialises in 11+ and KS2 SATs preparation.

Subjects: Primary, English, 11+, English Language, English Literature, 13+, School Entrance Exams, SATs

Jill C

PGCE English, University of Sussex (1991). BA (Hons) Philosophy and Literature, University of Sussex (1984).

Member since 2016 Mrs Jill C

Qualified and highly experienced teacher of English Language and English Literature. Teaches English Language and English Literature from Prep /KS2 and Key Stage 3 through to GCSE, IGCSE and some A level courses across all major exam boards. Advanced Skills Teacher status. Former Head of Department. Author of Oxford University Press Key Stage 3 and GCSE English textbooks, blog and digital resources. Some TEFL experience.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, EFL or ESL, English Literature, School Entrance Exams, Study Skills, 13+, English Language

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