‘Teachers are very knowledgeable in their subject areas and motivate learners very successfully’ ISI Report 2015

Grazyna Anna Sutherland (MA MBA PGCE*)


After obtaining her MA degree in English Philology at Poznan University, Grazyna established a highly successful language school. At one time an overseas student in the UK herself, she has been involved with the English education system for over 25 years. Following management studies, Grazyna held senior management positions in industry. She has since been awarded an MBA with distinction and established a very successful Sutherland Day Nursery recognised as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Grazyna originated the college in 1998 and has shaped its courses and policies, always with a student at heart. The College has since gone through many transformations and her strong leadership has been recognised through top grades awarded in many inspections and accreditation visits. In addition to English, she speaks Polish and some Russian and Spanish.
* an overseas qualification equivalent to QTS (Qualified Teacher’s Status)

The Teaching Team

All our teachers are graduates and for mainstream subject teaching hold a PGCE Certificate (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) and have taught in independent or state schools for many years, successfully preparing students for their GCSE, A level and IB examinations, and Oxbridge entry. Our English language teachers hold current TEFL qualifications such as CELTA, DELTA or RSA certificates, and some also have a PGCE qualification, as subjects teachers do. They have many years of experience in teaching  students from all over the world and are always keen to promote intercultural understanding among students, offering support whenever needed.


  • Bullen, Maria Conchi – BA (Hons) PGCE
  • Conibear, Tony – BA MSc (Econ) PhD
  • Dryden, George – BA PGCE
  • Evans, Andrew – PGCE, QTS, MSc, BEng
  • Farnaby, Karen – BA (Hons) Cert. TESOL
  • Fennell, Rob – BSc (Hons), Cert. Ed
  • Finch, David – Solicitor, Cert. Ed.
  • Fogg, Eric – BSc PGCE
  • Gersten, Christiana – MA RSA Dip.
  • Gopee, Vimal – BSc MSc QTS
  • Gwyther, Alex – BSc (Hons), CELTA
  • Henstridge, Hugh – PGCE, CELTA
  • Heskins, Janet – BEd (Hons), HND, MA
  • Kibble, Samantha – BSc (Hons) PGCE
  • Khan, Aisha Karen Ann – BA (Hons), MA PGCE
  • Lewis, John – BA (Hons), Cert. Ed.
  • Lopez, Conchi Montejo – BA (Hons) PGCE
  • O’Gorman, Sally – MA, PhD, TESOL
  • Phillips, Hilary – BSc, PGCE
  • Whyte, Jacqueline – BEng
  • Williams, Dan – PhD, CELTA
  • Williams, Helen – BA (Hons)


  • biology
  • Spanish
  • English, 11+ preparation
  • economics
  • maths
  • maths
  • English, business studies
  • physics, chemistry
  • law
  • physics
  • psychology
  • German
  • maths
  • physics
  • EAL
  • biology, GCSE science
  • art
  • physics and chemistry
  • business
  • chemistry
  • latin
  • EAL
  • history
  • Spanish
  • EAL, drama
  • maths
  • biology
  • biology
  • EAL
  • EAL
  • biology
  • EAL, philosophy
  • drama


  • Accounts & Office Manager
  • Admissions Registrar
  • College Administrator
  • Student Support