Alan holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Warwick and worked in experimental physics research for a number of years at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory's neutron source near Oxford. After teaching Mathematics and Physics in Zimbabwe for Voluntary Service Overseas, he qualified as a science teacher in 2000.
Ally graduated with a First Class degree in Psychology and qualified as as an outstanding Primary teacher through the prestigious Teach First programme (a fast-track teacher training scheme for high-achieving graduates). Ally obtained the highest-possible ratings for her teaching from Ofsted, due to the exceptional progress her pupils made.
Tolly has a very strong mathematical background, having studied Mathematics and Philosophy at The University of Oxford. This degree allows him to use his knowledge of the foundations of Mathematics to deepen his students’ understanding of the important concepts, and he particularly enjoys pushing students to develop their problem solving skills.