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.
Before Andrew found teaching he had been a financial consultant, a marketing, communications and PR officer, a company manager and business development manager, a yoga and meditation teacher, an actor, a chef, a creative and artist, a music festival producer and manager and more! Andrew left his own education with 5 and a half A-levels of his own as well as a BA in Politics (with Philosophy) and a Masters in International relations, Ethics and Philosophy.
Andrew first came to teaching through becoming a Special Education Needs Teaching assistant; he also completed lots of work experience in other secondary and primary schools (for example Highgate School and Grafton Primary School).
Fleur is an experienced teacher with over ten years experience of raising achievement in London schools. Her enthusiasm and student centred approach has been a led her to have many successes including consistently helping students of mixed ability to score above their predicted grades.
Adam completed his Masters at the London School of Economics and his Certificate In Education at Cambridge University. He has nearly two decades of experience preparing children for entrance to leading London day and boarding schools at the 7+, 8+, 11+ and 13+.
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.
Charlotte has recently moved to Italy to add Italian to her repertoire after teaching MFL Pre U at Harris Westminster Sixth Form for three years and acting as SENCO there in 2017-18. Before that, she was awarded a First Class degree in French and Spanish at the University of Leeds in 2012 and has since lived in France, Spain and Argentina, where she taught English at University level.