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Our teacher trainers

Be inspired by our highly-experienced, internationally-renowned teacher trainers at Bell Teacher Academy.
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Our team at Bell
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Internationally-renowned teacher trainers

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

Silvana Richardson

Head of Teacher Development and Head of Education

With over 25 years of experience, Silvana is internationally renowned in the EFL industry and has been regularly invited to speak at international events, like IATEFL UK.

Tom Beakes

Academic Manager

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

Jacqueline Douglas

Teacher and Teacher Trainer

Jacqueline has over a decade of experience as a teacher trainer, in the UK, Turkey, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Bolivia, Russia, Peru, Brazil and Saudi Arabia.

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.

Clare Henderson

Teacher and Teacher trainer

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

Andy Hockley

Academic Director of Bell Teacher Academy and Teacher Trainer

With years of experience in education and EFL, Vic runs courses and workshops on teaching methodology.

Vic Richardson

Teacher Trainer

With years of experience in education and EFL, Vic runs courses and workshops on teaching methodology.

Adrian Underhill

Teacher Trainer

Adrian is an internationally renowned ELT consultant, trainer, speaker and author, known for his expertise in teaching pronunciation.

Anna Young

Advanced Practitioner

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

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.

Richard Hillman

Teacher

Richard has over 20 years experience teaching English overseas, and is determined to ensure his classroom experience is fun and engaging to maximise performance.

Katy Kelly

Teacher Trainer

Katy is a highly-experienced teacher and teacher trainer leading methodology and other customised training in many parts of the world.

Kristina Smith

Teacher Trainer

Kristina joined Bell in 2017, and has been working in education for almost 30 years as a teacher, administrator and teacher educator.