Sophia High School

Sophia High School Teachers

Sophia High School Approach

Experienced Fully Qualified Teachers

Our lessons are taught by our team of qualified and experienced UK based school teachers, in a live interactive online environment. This provides our students with a curriculum which is challenging, creative, and makes connections across the breadth of subjects on offer, through its thematic, concept-based approach to learning.
 
Sophia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Sophia High School performs all UK regulatory Safer Recruitment in Education checks and rigorous pre-employment background checks on all its teachers. All teachers hold a valid Enhanced DBS check (Police Checks), and have attended a variety of safeguarding courses.
British Online School

Key Stage 1

Sophia High School Teacher Holly

Online Primary School Teacher: Year 1 & Year 2

Holly graduated with a PGCE in Primary Education and is an experienced teacher from Reception to Year 6, including work she does to support 11+ students. Holly began her journey into education in 2013 when she began an early childhood education and psychology degree. Whilst completing her undergraduate degree she worked in a Montessori Pre School.

In 2016 she began working at a private preschool and was the lead teacher to the children who were five-years old. In this role Holly was focusing heavily on the teaching of phonics. She qualified in Read Write including; this is a phonics system that teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension.

In 2017 she travelled to America and taught English at UCLA university to EAL students who were aged 6-18 years old. It was also in this year that Holly began her PGCE, where she qualified as outstanding in all areas. Since then she has worked in two very different schools within London.

One school was in North London with very academic, high achieving students who gained entry to selective senior schools. Her current role is at a school in South London where she is working with children who are very disadvantaged. Both schools have given Holly fantastic opportunities to grow and develop her own pedagogy. Holly believes that the best approach to tuition is to try to engage with the children and to find out what really motivates them to learn. Using this throughout her lessons is the best way to keep the children motivated in their learning.

Holly joined Sophia in 2019 and has been one of our lead online teachers for students across EYFS – KS2. She is highly recommended by the clients and students for whom she teaches and is delighted to be joining Sophia High School to lead our Year 1 class.

Charlotte Sophia High School Key stage 1 and 2 teacher

Primary Online School Teacher: Year 2 & Year 4

Charlotte graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University after completing a BA(Hons) in Primary Education. She has worked in all year groups from nursery to Year 8. She grew up knowing that she wanted to become a teacher. At 14 she completed a course that allowed her to teach at her local lifesaving club. At 16 she also became a swimming instructor; she then completed various courses on how to teach and coach various other sports. Whilst completing her degree, Charlotte also worked as a 1-2-1 tutor.

In 2014 Charlotte started teaching in a Primary school in Cheshire and taught a Year 4 and 5 class. The classes spent time learning outdoors and using their skills to solve real life problems. Charlotte spent time using Jolly Phonic, Floppy’s Phonics and Read Write Inc in the school; having used different schemes has given her lots of tools to support children when it comes to decoding words and understanding and answering comprehension.

In 2018 Charlotte travelled abroad to work for the largest education provider in Kuwait, they have over thirty schools, most of them preschools. She taught English in the Early Years in her first year, then in her second year she was asked to step up to support other teachers. Here, she was given the chance to deliver training and rewrite out new schemes of work, so they in line with the British Curriculum – alongside teaching her English Classes. 

Charlotte believes in making learning fun and interesting. If learning can be child-orientated and led, then she finds that children engage far better. Listening to the voices of the children she works with, but also discovering their own interests, makes for a very successful learning environment. She believes in hands on learning, projects and making learning meaningful.

Key Stage 2

Sophia High School Teacher Julien

Upper Primary School Teacher: Year 3, Year 4, French

Julien is an experienced primary teacher who completed a Primary PGCE with a specialism in Mathematics. After six years of experience in education, teaching in both the state and private sectors, Julien is delighted to be joining Sophia High School as our primary Maths specialist teacher with class teacher responsibilities throughout the phase. Julien will also offer French to our primary students, having studied French and German at University College London for his undergraduate degree.

During his career in education, Julien has worked with many children from different backgrounds, and of different abilities between the ages of five and eleven. He places huge importance on understanding the goals of every individual and developing the necessary steps for working to achieve these goals.

Julien is very approachable and is excellent at building a positive rapport with his students. This translates into a relaxed, but focused approach in his teaching. He believes in and embody a holistic teaching approach in the classroom focusing on the social, emotional and academic development of a child and is passionate about encouraging his students to be critical thinkers as well as resilient and independent learners.

sophia high school key stage 2 primary teacher Amy

Qualified Primary Teacher at Sophia High School

Amy is a highly experienced UK primary school teacher, with over five years of experience, having led English, Maths and P.E. at various points throughout her career. Amy completed her degree in English and Sports studies at the University of Winchester, before going on to do her PGCE in Brighton. 

Amy has taught from year 1 through to year 6, often teaching mixed classes in schools in the UK. She has also worked at her local County Council writing, reviewing and monitoring Education, Health and Care Plans for children with special educational needs, which has helped develop her understanding about various individual needs, their impact on a child’s  education and the tools and skills that are available to overcome challenges. She has also fulfilled the role as a Deputy DSL in her previous school, helping to monitor the wellbeing of children.

Amy believes passionately about a child-centred teaching approach and tailors her teaching to suit the needs of the individual. She is a fun and enthusiastic teacher and is always searching for new and creative ways to engage the children. She likes to give the children the confidence and independence to face challenges and have a love of learning.  She is incredibly excited to join us and to teach within our digital learning environment.

Sophia High School Teacher Rose

Online Secondary School Teacher Year 5 & Year 6, Science Specialist

Rose joins Sophia High School as our primary science specialist teacher having been awarded with a PGCE from Oxford Brookes University.  Prior to her PGCE, Rose attended Oxford Brookes University, where she studied Psychology and received a First Class Honours degree. She was awarded the prestigious Michael Argyle Award for her final year dissertation, which led to it being published.

As a qualified primary teacher, Rose brings over 7 years of teaching experience from within both the Independent and state sectors have taught in both the UK and more recently Dubai.
 
Rose has experience of teaching from in the primary phase from EYFS and as a science specialist to KS3.   Additionally, she also is able to teach Psychology at GCSE and A Level.
 
Rose strongly believes that creating a caring and encouraging environment helps to foster independent pupils, who develop a natural love of learning and an ability to reach their aspirations and individual dreams. She has a devoted passion for making a positive impact on the learning experiences of her pupils, and believes that a happy pupil is one who is confident and willing to take risks in their learning. Rose is passionate about holistic learning, and strongly believes that education should be fun, enjoyable and encompass all areas of development.
Charlotte Sophia High School Key stage 1 and 2 teacher

Primary Online School Teacher: Year 2 & Year 4

Charlotte graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University after completing a BA(Hons) in Primary Education. She has worked in all year groups from nursery to Year 8. She grew up knowing that she wanted to become a teacher. At 14 she completed a course that allowed her to teach at her local lifesaving club. At 16 she also became a swimming instructor; she then completed various courses on how to teach and coach various other sports. Whilst completing her degree, Charlotte also worked as a 1-2-1 tutor.

In 2014 Charlotte started teaching in a Primary school in Cheshire and taught a Year 4 and 5 class. The classes spent time learning outdoors and using their skills to solve real life problems. Charlotte spent time using Jolly Phonic, Floppy’s Phonics and Read Write Inc in the school; having used different schemes has given her lots of tools to support children when it comes to decoding words and understanding and answering comprehension.

In 2018 Charlotte travelled abroad to work for the largest education provider in Kuwait, they have over thirty schools, most of them preschools. She taught English in the Early Years in her first year, then in her second year she was asked to step up to support other teachers. Here, she was given the chance to deliver training and rewrite out new schemes of work, so they in line with the British Curriculum – alongside teaching her English Classes. 

Charlotte believes in making learning fun and interesting. If learning can be child-orientated and led, then she finds that children engage far better. Listening to the voices of the children she works with, but also discovering their own interests, makes for a very successful learning environment. She believes in hands on learning, projects and making learning meaningful.

Key Stage 3

Sophia High School Teacher Mary

Upper Secondary School Online Teacher

Mary Crowley joins our teaching team as one of our highly experienced Senior Teachers with an exceptional track record of success.

Mary has a first-class honours Masters degree in Education, a BA Degree in History and Geography, two teaching qualifications (a Higher Diploma in Education and a Diploma in Religious Studies) and a Higher diploma in Education Administration. She has over thirty years of teaching experience at primary level, secondary level and higher education level. Mary teaches English, Mathematics and Humanities including History, Geography and RS.

Mary’s teaching is based on a personalised approach to education through careful consideration of the unique educational needs of the individual children in her class. Her approach is kind, reassuring, thorough and determined. She strives for excellence and each session is tailor made to each individual situation.

Mary is experienced working with students across the age ranges from Primary Key Stage 1 through to GCSE and A Level (English and History). She has been working with Sophia as part of our core team of teachers delivering our online education programme and is excited to be part of Sophia High School. Mary takes responsibility for driving English and Maths standards across the school.

Jennifer Sophia High School Teacher

Lower Secondary School Online Teacher

Jennifer is a fully-qualified primary school teacher with more than ten years of teaching experience. Her experience in the UK, Canada, and the USA has been in both private and public schools. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Canada through the University of Calgary. Currently, Jennifer is working towards her Master’s degree (MEd) in education focusing on educational technology. She has experience teaching students aged eight to thirteen in classrooms and online. She has taught a wide range of subjects including all core subjects, as well as art and French. Jennifer continuously works on her own professional development and has recently become a certified Google educator.

Jennifer’s teaching style can be described as student-focused. She places emphasis on delivering engaging and creative lessons, wherein students can cultivate their love of learning. Jennifer enjoys getting to know her students and what their interests are, in order to key into their driving motivations while learning. She also enjoys teaching them to the best of her ability, and building a positive rapport with each of her students and families. Her kindness, calm demeanour, and passion for education are characteristics which she tries to instil with her students. She focuses on student progress and, equally, enjoyment.

Specialists

Roshan Sophia High School Teacher

Qualified Senior Science teacher at Sophia High School - Teaching Yrs 7-9

Roshan joins our Senior Teaching Team as our Specialist Science and Mathematics Teacher. Holding a Biomedical Science Degree from Imperial College London and a PGCE from the University of Warwick, Roshan is an experienced fully qualified teacher in the specialist areas of Biology, Mathematics and Spanish. Throughout her career in education, Roshan has worked across the primary and senior sectors teaching and inspiring students of all ages; from those in Year 1 right through to those doing their A-Levels. Alongside her direct classroom teaching experience, she has also been an examination board marker and private tutor for the past five years and has supported supply teaching agencies in London with their recruitment and appointment of prospective supply teachers.

Roshan is a teacher who is passionate about her subject specialisms, in particular with regards to inspiring girls to take up science as a future career path. She aims to build students’ confidence by highlighting their natural strengths and in her career has found that even the most reluctant students tend to have a set of skills that they can put to use to help them boost their grades. One of her key objectives is to help students develop a deep understanding of the subject and the initiative to tackle challenging questions. This requires them to feel safe and comfortable during lessons and so building a strong working relationship with them is essential.

Roshan is delighted to be joining Sophia High School at this exciting stage of our development and to work with our leadership team as we reimagine the future of education.

Sophia High School Teacher Julien

Qualified French teacher at Sophia High School - Teaching KS1-3

Julien is an experienced primary teacher who completed a Primary PGCE with a specialism in Mathematics. After six years of experience in education, teaching in both the state and private sectors, Julien is delighted to be joining Sophia High School as our primary Maths specialist teacher with class teacher responsibilities throughout the phase. Julien will also offer French to our primary students, having studied French and German at University College London for his undergraduate degree.

During his career in education, Julien has worked with many children from different backgrounds, and of different abilities between the ages of five and eleven. He places huge importance on understanding the goals of every individual and developing the necessary steps for working to achieve these goals.

Julien is very approachable and is excellent at building a positive rapport with his students. This translates into a relaxed, but focused approach in his teaching. He believes in and embody a holistic teaching approach in the classroom focusing on the social, emotional and academic development of a child and is passionate about encouraging his students to be critical thinkers as well as resilient and independent learners.

Dominic Qualified PSHE teacher and Mindfulness & Wellbeing coach at Sophia High School - Teaching KS1-3

Qualified PSHE teacher and Mindfulness & Wellbeing coach at Sophia High School - Teaching KS1-3

Dominic currently works in Dubai as a Mindfulness Trainer and a teacher. Dominic went to a prestigious school called Hampton and achieved 4As and a B in his A Levels. He then attended a Russell Group University (Nottingham), where he studied Psychology and Philosophy and received a 2:1. Dominic was also awarded a PGCE from Buckingham University (one of the top universities for studying education in the whole of the UK).

Dominic then became a teacher and taught in British Curriculum Schools for eight years in both the UK and Dubai, before moving into Mindfulness training and Tuition full time. Before leading Dubai, he was Head of PSHE at a top independent prep school and helped the teachers deliver the PSHE Jigsaw curriculum across the various age-ranges. In his role as a mindfulness coach, he has helped entire families overcome their family dynamics; he also has mentored many children to become more productive and caring, and he has held many corporate lectures on the need for mindfulness in this hectic world, across Dubai.  He has also delivered Mindfulness and Wellbeing courses to several schools across Dubai.

Dominic’s educational style is dynamic and pressure free. He likes children to inquire for themselves into the truth of things and to think independently. He feels that this is the most important aspect of intelligence, which is unfortunately under-appreciated in the modern education system. He is also extremely passionate about self-understanding and holistic learning, which embraces not only the intellect, but also the emotions and spirit. For Dominic, the most important aspects of teaching and learning are freedom and enjoyment.

Sophia High School Teacher Jack

Qualified Computer Science/ICT teacher at Sophia High School - Teaching Yrs 7-9

Jack joins Sophia as our Computer Science / Science specialist.

He graduated from Imperial College with a Master’s degree in Experimental Neuroscience and also holds a degree in Robotics. As a secondary trained teacher, he has over seven years of teaching experience in London Independent Schools following the achievement of earning his PGCE from the Institute of Education UCL. Jack has been a highly regarded teacher in our Virtual School and SophiaX Course programme offering; Astronomy, Coding and Web Design as his areas of interest.

Prior to joining Sophia High School, Jack taught in the Senior Science Department of a top Independent Senior School in central London, Eaton Square Senior School, Mayfair offering Science and Computer Science. He also has extensive experience supporting A Level students achieve their examination targets while working at a private Sixth Form college and am highly skilled at the delivery of live online virtual lessons. These lessons have included Biology, Chemistry and Physics and Computer Science to short courses on Python Coding, Astronomy and Maths Olympiad.

Jack is a patient teacher who has worked with children of varying abilities with the objective of giving them the confidence to apply themselves to subjects which they may have found difficult in the past. He has a friendly, understanding disposition which puts the student at ease and helps to make their lessons something to look forward to rather than a chore.

Victor programming and math tutor at Sophia High School - Teaching Yrs 7-9

Programming and math tutor tutor at Sophia High School - Teaching Yrs 7-9

Victor is currently studying Mathematics at Edinburgh University. He has 3 A*s in A-level, in Maths, Further Maths, and Physics. Once he has finished his degree, he would like to work towards completing his PHD, and then become a teacher.

Victor has been “that one kid who gets maths” for as long as he can remember, so what better way to use that power than sharing what he knows with others? During the recent lockdown he has helped tutor GCSE students.

Victor is an enthusiast beyond math, physics, also programming, coding in some languages such as: Python, C#, .NET and high level development platforms such as: Node-RED, Scratch, Minecraft Coding and others.