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Meet the team

With your education as our top priority, be inspired by our highly-experienced academic team at Bell Cambridge.
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Our team at Bell Cambridge A supportive and inspiring school

Bell has been teaching for over 65 years. We are passionate about education and never stop learning or striving to be the best we can be.

Our team

Frank Pinner

Head of UK Operations, and Principal of Bell Cambridge

Silvana Richardson

Head of Education

With over 35 years of experience, Silvana is internationally renowned in the EFL industry and has been regularly invited to speak at international events, like IATEFL UK.

Heather Humphreys

Learning and Teaching Manager

Being an experienced language learner, teacher and manager, Heather uses her expertise to supervise all of our students and teachers at Bell Cambridge.

Peter Holmes

University Foundation
Politics Tutor

Peter is a University of Oxford alumnus and has taught at Bell for 13 years. He has authored the book 'An Introduction to British Politics'.

Robert Mathews

University Foundation
Law Tutor

Robert is a University of Oxford alumnus and first joined Bell in 1968, working alongside our founder - Frank Bell - himself.

Jane Sealy-Thompson

University Foundation
Academic Skills Tutor

Jane has been teaching English and Business English for 23 years and has 17 years’ experience as a Cambridge examiner.

Alison Pledger

Assistant Learning and Teaching Manager

Alison has over 30 years’ experience of working with learners and teachers - in universities, companies and language schools, and is hoping to share her experience in her role as Assistant Learning and Teaching Manager.

Tina Bollerslev

Teacher mentor

Tina is CELTA and DELTA qualified, and supports Bell as a teacher mentor whilst also teaching general English and exam classes to students of all levels.

Tom Beakes

Academic Manager

DELTA qualified, Tom oversees all our teacher training, quality assurance programmes and overseas projects.

Anna Young

Advanced Practitioner

A CELTA and DELTA qualified language teacher, Anna has over 25 years of teaching experience in the EFL sector.

Anna Evans

Teacher and Teacher trainer

As a CELTA and DELTA qualified teacher, Anna has been teaching students a variety of English language courses for over 12 years.

Françoise Votocek

Teacher and Teacher trainer

Françoise has been working at Bell for 23 years. She is a DELTA qualified teacher trainer and is a highly-respected CELTA main course tutor at Bell.

Clare Henderson

Teacher and Teacher trainer

As a CELTA and Delta qualified teacher and teacher trainer, Clare has gained extensive experience in her EFL career.

Brian Hart

Teacher and Teacher trainer

Brian is a DELTA qualified teacher and teacher trainer. He joined our team in 2003 and has become one our specialist teachers.

Anne Matthews

Teacher mentor

Anne applies over 35 years of teaching experience to our classrooms at Bell Cambridge.

Amanda Thomas

Operations Coordinator

Amanda is a multilingual speaker and has a TEFL qualification. With her experience in the education sector, she helps to ensure students have a safe and great time at Bell.

Anna Ivanova

Operations Coordinator

Anna draws from her experience as an ESL teacher, and founding a bilingual school in Ukraine, to deliver high quality education at Bell.

Phaedra Marianna McCallum

Recruitment Co-Ordinator

With 16 years of TEFL experience, Phaedra is more than accustomed to the world of English learning. She has taught English across the Middle East, Italy, and the UK in a variety of contexts and for different purposes.

Ayumi Yoshida-Eggett

Enrichment Programme Coordinator

Ayumi is a certified educational globetrotter, working and volunteering in various schools across Japan, Nepal, Korea, New Zealand, and the UK. Not to mention her homestay experiences in Australia and Canada.

Sarah Pettit

University Counselling Manager

With experience in international student recruitment at UK universities, Sarah has been advising Bell students on higher education for over eight years.

Jane Martin

Jane Martin

Student Services Manager

A qualified therapist and self-confessed foodie, Jane supports students throughout their experience at Bell and helps them with any concerns.

Andrew Florence

Marketing & Media Executive

Andrew is a creative and inspired marketing professional, who pulls from his experience as a practicing artist to create and design content for the school.

Maria Sofia Meirelles

Graphic Designer & Website Coordinator

Maria is an accomplished and experienced artist and graphic designer. You will see her work across our materials and videos!