We pride ourselves on small classes and quality tuition. This is lead by our Heads of Department who are well qualified, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subjects they teach. Let’s meet them.

Rosalyn Burgess - Vice Principal & Head of Humanities

Rosalyn Burgess – Vice Principal and Head of Humanities – MA, FSET, BA Hons, Cert.Ed

Ros Burgess is a social scientist and a Fellow of the Society of Education and Training. She has an active interest in the University of East Anglia where she gained her first degree in Economics and Economic History. Ros lived abroad in Denmark and taught at Copenhagen Business School. She completed her masters in Education Management with the OU. Since returning to the UK, Ros has studied Archaeology and Local History at the University of Cambridge (Adv Dip) and is a member of the Cambridge Antiquarians.

Alison Gautrey – Head of Art – BA (Hons) 3D Design, Ceramics and Glass

Alison is our Head of Art. She is a practising Ceramicist currently represented by Jaggedart Gallery, She recently exhibited at Collect 2019 and the Saatchi Gallery London.Her work has been exhibited internationally at The Guggenheim Museum and Le Bon Marche, Paris. She has also designed for DKNY, Conran and Henri Bendel.

Alison has 20 years of teaching experience from A Level to Degree. She has taught Foundation in Art and Design which includes Architecture, Life Drawing, 3D Design, Sculpture, Art History and Ceramics. She is also an examiner for Cambridge International Examinations so has an excellent insight into the standards of work required and drives our Art Department to produce high quality work.