- Matthew Torrens-BurtonPGCE and the RSA Cert EdTeacher of EAL and Classics
Matthew obtained an Honours degree in Classics from Oxford University in 1988, before training and teaching English in a private college there to both foreign students and businessmen and gaining both the PGCE and the RSA Cert Ed [TEFL] postgraduate teaching qualifications. His other responsibilities include being a coach for Rugby, Cross Country and Athletics, Senior Set Carpenter in the Theatre, Master in charge of Beagling, Librarian and Tutor in St Hugh’s House.
- Julian AllisstoneBA (Hons), Adv Dip Counselling (Leeds), Regd MBACPTeacher of EAL and School Counsellor
Julian Allisstone works primarily in pastoral care as School Counsellor and he is also an experienced EAL teacher. He is a Year 9 Tutor in St Cuthbert’s House, runs Student Councils Years 9-11, works in the theatre with Ampleforth Television, and links with the Chaplaincy regarding Confirmation facilities for Anglican students. He looks forward to welcoming newcomers especially, from all over the world.
- Sandra NormandMA, Caen University, France; PGCE, Paisley, U.K.Teacher of French, Spanish and EAL
Sandra Normand, a native French speaker, obtained her PGCE in Modern Languages from the University of Paisley in 1998 and, after seven years in Scottish state schools, taught for another seven years in language and state schools in Spain as a French and EAL teacher. She became Head of MFL at Kenton College, Nairobi, Kenya in 2012 and finally joined Ampleforth College in 2014, as a teacher of French, Spanish and EAL. Sandra also teaches French to Years 3, 4 and 5 at St Martin's and is a Year 9 tutor at St Hugh's House.
- Miles BlackfordMA, CELTA, MCGITeacher of EAL
Miles is the school CCF Contingent Commander. He is also a tutor, a games coach and leads the student leadership development forum. He joined the EAL department in 2010. Since then he has taught PET, FCE and IGCSE (English as a Second Language). He also has experience teaching English to adults and speaks Nepalese and Italian.
- Helen McKellBA(hons) English Literature and Language and a PGCE in Secondary TeachingSenior Admissions Registrar and Teacher of EAL
Helen McKell is the Senior Admissions Registrar. She has an Honours degree in English Language and Literature from Durham University. Formerly an English teacher who taught in a variety of state and private schools from Year 7 to Year 13, she currently teaches EAL to students in Years 7 and 8, including preparing them for PET.