After studying Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cambridge, Gopal went on to teach Maths and Physics at two schools in Birmingham, UK, via the Teach First scheme. During that time he completed a Masters degree (MA in Educational Leadership) with Warwick University, being awarded a distinction (top 5%) for his work.
Blake is an incredibly dedicated and passionate teacher who consistently receives the grade of ‘Outstanding’ on his lesson observations. One such observation from a previous OFSTED inspector stated that Blake delivered one of the best lessons he’d ever seen.
Phil studied Environmental Science at the University of Southampton before going on to do his PGCE at the University of Birmingham. He began his teaching career in 2002 and has now amassed 14 years teaching experience, teaching in some of the top schools (in both the private and state sectors and also internationally).
Ian completed a degree in Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, & Maths) at the University of Birmingham achieving a First with Honours in 2003. For the last 17 years Ian has worked in schools and educational organisations in the UK and across the world including Peru, Romania, Ghana, Cambodia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Australia.
Joseph graduated from University College London, following this he completed his PGCE and qualified as a teacher of Science. At UCL he studied Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Philosophy of Science, Evolutionary Biology and various other scientific fields.
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.