We work only with experienced and well-qualified teachers, selected on their ability to inspire, to make learning fun and help your child succeed. All have CRB/DBS checks (or equivalent). 

Our Team

Alix Barry

Primary Year 6

Hi! I'm Alix. I studied at the University of Leeds, then, after a gap year in Australia, I went back to University to get my Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I have taught in England and in Mexico. I recently completed a course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. 

I love travelling and have lived in Mexico City, Washington D.C and Ottawa. I currently live in Paris with my husband, son and dog (Flynn). I volunteer at my son's school in the library, as I adore books, and I read as much as I can. 

I love teaching and helping students unlock their potential. I believe education is a lifelong journey and it should be challenging, stimulating and fun. 

Oliver Dowling

IGCSE Computer Science

My introduction to computers was as a child in the 1980’s playing games on the Sinclair Spectrum 48K – an amazing machine for the time.  In the 1990’s I was playing on the Commodore Amiga, again a super machine with wonderful graphics.  It was not until I studied Computer Science at the University of Teesside in the late 90’s that I actually began to develop any sort of computing skills, a wide and varied education ranging from hardware to software, databases to web pages, mathematics, artificial intelligence and systems analysis.

Of all the disciplines explored during my days at university, it was the coding that really sang to me.  I enjoyed the pattern matching, the algorithm writing and the workings of the logical data structures. High level, low level, functional or mark-up, if it was coding then I loved it! 

Dave Horton

KS3 Science and Maths

Hi! My degree was a First in Materials Engineering – an area of study which incorporates large dollops of Physics, Chemistry and Maths, subjects which have always fascinated me. Online teaching has been a passion of mine ever since my own children were educated in an internet school. I absolutely love the fact that is an environment where young people can utilise the advantages of modern technology, learn in a hugely encouraging setting and have their own individual needs catered for. In the future, I firmly believe that many more lucky children will have the opportunity to learn in this exciting and enjoyable new way.

Hannah Buchanan

Primary Year 5

I attended an online school for part of my secondary education before studying Primary Teaching at Durham University. After graduating with an Academic Achievement Award, I taught across the primary age range in a large academy followed by a small independent school for a number of years.   

I love travelling and have lived in both Turkey and New Zealand and am now based in Bristol with my husband and toddler. We enjoy the outdoors together and go for lots of walks. I love making my lessons interactive and engaging across all the Primary subjects.

Stephanie Gordon

IGCSE Biology and Chemistry

I have always loved teaching and learning about Science; it’s an ever changing subject that provides exciting challenges and opportunities. I studied Biology and Education (MA) at Cambridge University and Environmental Technology (MSc) at Imperial College, London and have now been working in education for 10 years and a Science teacher since 2010. The best thing about teaching is in knowing that I have made a difference in a student’s life, through their daily achievement and in securing the grades needed to be successful in their future paths. 

Soraiya Humby

IGCSE Biology and KS3 Science

I am in my 8th year of teaching online after teaching in local comprehensive schools previously.I have completed online courses in Autism Awareness as part of my CPD and am currently studying for a qualification in delivering Forest School so I can get back to nature and have recently completed an astronomy course!  It's never too late to stop learning so in the last few years I have expanded my knowledge from Earth into outer space, how can you not be interested in science when we are surrounded by it!

Bridgette Barrett

KS3/IGCSE Geography

 My passion for Geography began at secondary school with some fantastic teachers who passed on their love of the subject. Geography at its best should give students an insight into the world we live in and the complex factors at play in the physical and human environments. Physical geography and fieldwork are my particular passions. I hope that I can pass on this love of the subject through my teaching.

 

Dr Sarah Sneddon

IGCSE English

The excitement of helping someone improve their ability to communicate in language never leaves me.  As a child I read everything and anything that was available, and this love of reading encouraged me to study English – I hope to be able to pass on my enthusiasm for the subject to everyone who studies with me.  English allows you access into the lives and minds of others, lets you travel the world and learn from some of the most interesting people in history without ever having to step outside your own front door!

 

 

 

 

Fran Wilson

KS3/IGCSE Maths

Throughout my career, I have had a passion for understanding how you learn. Since being a student myself, I have realised that every person sees things differently and can understand the most complex of idea if it is made clear to them in the way they understand. It’s always been important to me that students are comfortable and confident when in maths. Learning should be stimulating, challenging but enjoyable. The sense of achievement when understanding how to do something, why it works and how it can help you is a powerful feeling and one that I aim for all my students to experience.

 

Kelly Roscoe

KS3 History

My passion for all things old began when I first visited Styal Mill in Cheshire with my primary school. I loved sitting in the school room of the Apprentice House, imagining what the atmosphere would have been like in the Victorian era. I enjoy visiting historical places to feel more connected to those that have lived a life before us.I hope to pass on my passion and enjoyment of History through some fun, interactive lessons - be prepared! 

 

Claire Dart

Primary Year 6

I am currently happily settled in the UK after many years of travelling the world with my family due to my husband's career. My experiences overseas have been hugely varied and rewarding, but also challenging in terms of developing my own career.I am now enjoying the opportunity of putting my teaching skills into action as an online teacher. I am really looking forward to finding interesting and fun ways to motivate my online students and am sure that this will prove to be a mutually rewarding experience.

 

Chloe Bullock

IGCSE/KS3 Spanish & French and Pastoral Tutor

I have always been fascinated by language and culture and my early ambitions to travel and work abroad led me to study for a degree in Spanish and French.  My education and career have allowed me to travel extensively through Spain and South America, where my Spanish skills have been put to the test by the wide and varied accents and nuances of the language to be found in the different countries.  I am very excited to be bringing my passion for languages to Net School.

Priya Page

KS3 English

As an English teacher I’m sure that it comes as no surprise that I love reading. My favourite book is Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. I first read it at the age of 17, when studying A Level English Literature. I highly recommend it!I am very structured in my approach to teaching, but I always like to add an element of fun to really bring the topics to life. I create a relaxed online classroom environment so that all my students can confidently ask questions and become active learners.

 

Sarah Shaw

KS3 German

Guten Tag! My name is Sarah Shaw and I look forward to helping you make your experience of German real, fun and interactive. I have been very fortunate to have lived in Germany on two separate occasions; in Münster, an area near the Dutch border famed for its moated water castles, and in Nürtingen in the sunny wine-growing area of Baden-Württemberg.  I have friends in Germany with whom I am in regular contact and I have participated in frequent educational exchanges with German schools.  I also keep my German up-to-date by visiting the Deutsche Welle website to make sure that I am well informed about German current affairs. 

 

Dr Ellie Nalson

Head of Development

I think teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do, and I enjoy introducing others to the subjects I love.Science and Maths have fascinated me ever since I was young. I am especially interested in our Universe, how it began and why it now looks like it does.Scientists try to answer questions like: How can we feed everyone in the world? How can we develop renewable energy resources? How can we hope to cure cancer? If these sorts of questions interest you then you are a scientist in the making!

 

 

Sue Henton

KS3/IGCSE Latin

The Romans have left us an amazing heritage. Their empire covered most of the known world and the remains of their building works can be seen everywhere. Their literature has inspired countless writers and artists. Latin is such an intrinsic part of so many facets of English and European societies and plays an invaluable role in understanding our own language and culture.I look forward to explaining all of this to you, as well as teaching you the language itself!

 

Emily Williams

School Administrator

I was lucky enough to have inspiring teachers when I was at school and this meant that I was enthusiastic about my own learning and I thoroughly enjoyed my education. I was a Primary School Teacher for 8 years and loved the rewarding job of encouraging, inspiring and motivating students to enjoy their own learning and success. I am now delighted to be able to guide and support our Net School community in my role as School Administrator.

 

Susan Reed

Director/ Teacher of IGCSE History

'History’ is not just events that happened hundreds of years ago – it's the stories of people much like you and me who have shaped the world we live in. Since graduating in History from Christ’s College, Cambridge, I've taught in the UK and Cyprus. I became an online teacher in 2009, and continue to take my work with me as I move from place to place with my husband and family. Currently based in Ottawa, Canada, I look forward to being able to share my passion for history with you, wherever you may live!