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Meet the team

Meet our Bell Cambridge team, who are dedicated to making the school a supportive and inspiring learning environment. 

Silvana Richardson, Head of Teacher Development

Silvana Richardson, Head of Teacher Development

Silvana has worked in English language teaching for over 25 years. She holds an MA in Teacher Education, is PGCE and Delta qualified and has trained teachers all over the world. Silvana is the Director of Studies for Bell Teacher Campus and the Course Director for the Bell Online Delta. Silvana writes teacher training materials for the Bell Delta and Cambridge English Teacher and recently received a standing ovation for her plenary at IATEFL UK, an industry-leading teaching conference.

 

 


Jill Coleman, Team Leader

Jill Coleman, Learning and Teaching Manager

Jill has been with Bell since 2008. She started as a teacher before moving into academic management in her role as Team Leader. Jill became Learning and Teaching Manager in January 2017 and is now responsible for managing the day-to-day running of Bell's academic programmes.

"I love working at Bell because of its happy atmosphere. Both staff and students are very friendly, and everyone receives a warm welcome.”


Rose Ng, Academic Administrator

Rose Ng, Academic Administrator

A qualified secondary school teacher, Rose has been with Bell for seven years. Her main role is to provide academic support to teachers and students at Bell Cambridge.

"There is a great sense of community at Bell. I am happy to answer any questions and will always do my best to make sure that enquirers are pointed in the right direction."


Cecile Veater, Learning Centre Assistant 

Cecile Veater, Learning Centre Assistant 

Cecile works in the Learning Centre at Bell Cambridge and is available to help with any questions about self-study and our learning resources. Cecile is CELTA qualified and has taught in Italy.

"What I enjoy most about working at Bell is the friendly atmosphere and the ethos of ‘learning everywhere’." 

 

Ken Bateup

Ken Bateup, Teacher

With a background in primary school teaching, Ken has a wealth of teaching experience. He currently teaches on our General English, Business English and Exam Preparation courses, and regularly writes learning resources for the Bell website.

"Bell students are hard-working, focused and fun to be with."


Tina Bollerslev   

Tina Bollerslev, Teacher

Tina has been with Bell for over 11 years, and has taught all levels and exam classes during her time with us. 

"I love teaching Cambridge English: First (FCE) because it’s a fun course offering a large range of skills." 


Emily Curran

Emily Curran, Teacher

Emily first came to Bell to take her CELTA qualification. She then joined Bell’s teaching staff in 2011 and taught our young learners in Thailand. Now Emily teaches on our General English and Exam Preparation courses, and in our one-to-one sessions.

"I love the people at Bell. I’ve never worked anywhere with such interesting and vibrant individuals."


Chris Edgoose

Chris Edgoose, Advanced Practitioner

Chris has been teaching in the EFL industry for 15 years and has spent 10 of them at Bell. He currently teaches on our Exam Preparation and General English courses. 

“I love meeting people from around the world and helping them get better at communicating with one another."

 

 


Anna Evans

Anna Evans, Teacher

Before joining Bell 7 years ago, Anna taught in the EFL industry in Spain and Australia. She is also a fully-qualified primary school teacher.

"I particularly like the fact that our students come from all over the world from a variety of backgrounds and that our students tend to be well- motivated."

 


Clare Henderson

Clare Henderson, Teacher

Clare joined Bell in 1994 and has taught both adult learners and teachers during her time with us. 

"I love teaching Cambridge English: First (FCE) classes and the overseas teachers courses on Contemporary English, Creativity and Methodology."


Marketa Krivakova

Marketa Krivakova, Teacher

Marketa joined Bell in May 2014, and has a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from Anglia Ruskin University.

"I like the diversity and multiculturalism of the classes at Bell. I also enjoy teaching one-to-one."


Anne Matthews

Anne Matthews,Teacher

Anne has been a teacher for over 30 years and is currently teaching on our Exam Preparation courses and Academic Skills on our University Foundation Programme. 

"It is a really rewarding feeling to be able to work with students who are preparing for life at University in the UK.”


Maryam Serajiantehran

Maryam Serajiantehran, Teacher

Born and raised in Iran, Maryam has over 17 years' experience in the EFL industry. She moved to Cambridge in 2011 to start her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Cambridge. Maryam joined Bell in 2014 and is currently teaching on our Cambridge English Exam Preparation courses.

"One course book is not enough to pass the exam – you need to complete additional activities too. I give my students a ‘homework dinner’ – I ask them do you want a reading pizza or perhaps a vocabulary salad, everything is on the menu!"

Sara-Shanti Tamby, Student Services Manager

Sara-Shanti Tamby, Student Services Manager

Born in France, Sara-Shanti has an extensive background in education having taught in both France and the UK. She holds a BA in French Literature, a Masters in French as a Foreign Language and Education, and a PGCE. Sara-Shanti is responsible for the pastoral care and safeguarding of all students at Bell Cambridge. She is dedicated to ensuring that students are supported and happy during their time at Bell. If you have any concerns during your studies at Bell, Sara-Shanti is available to help. 

“The most rewarding part of my role is when students tell me how much they’ve enjoyed their whole experience at Bell Cambridge – not just the lessons.”


Caroline Marr, School Administrator

Caroline Marr, School Administrator

One of our longest-serving members of staff, Caroline has worked for Bell for 30 years. She has spent the last 16 years working on Reception where she helps students with any queries they have. Along with Sara-Shanti, Caroline welcomes every student on their first day and supports them throughout their stay.

"Bell has changed over the years, but the warm welcome we provide has always been the same. Simply, I make sure that students are OK, they’re having fun and that they are safe while doing so."


Kathryn Kelly, Senior Accommodation Officer

Kathryn Kelly, Senior Accommodation Officer

Students studying at Bell Cambridge and Bell London benefit from having a dedicated accommodation team. Senior Accommodation Officer, Kathryn has been with Bell since 2000 and goes the extra mile to ensure students are happy in their chosen accommodation. 

"It’s wonderful to see progression in our students – both in confidence and use of English. Our host families help with students’ development, encouraging them to practise their English at home."


Sarah Pettit, University Counselling Manager

Sarah Pettit, University Counselling Manager

Sarah manages the free and impartial Higher Education Advisory Service at Bell Cambridge. Before joining Bell 8 years ago, Sarah worked in international student recruitment and advice at universities in Cambridge and London. Sarah helps our students to select the best course and university, and guides them through every stage of the application process. 

"One of the most important aspects of my role is to help students identify the right university for them to reach their potential. I pride myself on the independent, impartial advice service that we offer at Bell."