Hafsa completed her PGCE at the IOE in London, completing her teaching practice at two state-schools in Camden and Harrow. She then took up a full-time teaching and Head of House post at Harris Westminster Sixth Form, a new school set up in 2014 as a joint initiative between Westminster School and the Harris Federation to make a Westminster-style education available to London's brightest and most able students.
Joshua has worked extensively as a private tutor both in the UK and abroad, most recently in Italy and Saudi Arabia. Through this work he has developed a style of tutoring in which the student is challenged (through careful questioning) to make their own discoveries and take a high degree of ownership for their learning.
Jennifer is an experienced Primary practitioner with a student centred approach to tuition which involves creating curiosity for the subject as well as building pupils' confidence in order to achieve success. Jennifer believes in discussing progress with the student at regular intervals to identify misconceptions and next steps and thereby allowing students to take charge of their own learning.
Emma teaches at the selective Notting Hill and Ealing High School (GDST), teaching Year 7 to Year 13, including Cambridge IGCSE English Literature and English Language, as well as both English Literature and English Language A Levels (OCR and AQA boards respectively). She prepares students for English degrees and Oxbridge entrance through enrichment sessions and mock interviews, and advises her Sixth Form tutor group on university entrance.
Francesca studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and went on to train with the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development program. Having gained a PGCE from the Institute of Education with ‘outstanding’ status, she taught for a number of years at an academy in North London before going on to study a masters in Psychology.
Claire is a qualified teacher with 14 years of experience, having obtained her teaching certificate from the University of Cambridge in 2004. She taught in primary schools in the Cambridge area for several years, before working for VSO, conducting professional development activities for teachers in Malawi, East Africa.
Leo studied English Literature at the University of London, gaining an honours degree followed by a master's degree in Modern Literatures. He has 25 years of experience as a secondary school classroom teacher and Headteacher, achieving the National Professional Qualification in Headship before leading an outstanding school and implementing measures to bring rapid improvement to schools in difficulties, thereby helping thousands of students to make outstanding progress.
Amy currently teaches in a very successful English Department, supporting the development of staff across the school and teaching a range of abilities from Year 7 to 13. In her role as an English teacher, Amy is used to opening her classroom to colleagues and parents to showcase her successful, innovative practice.